The Waste Land

India’s construction boom generates huge amounts of waste, which in 2013 was pegged at 50 million tons. New draft rules have now been introduced...

Nothing Sunny Here

The latest ruling of this forum has put paid to India’s ambitious National Solar Mission as the US flexes its muscles in an attempt...
Preserving the Taj Mahal: A Herculean Task!

Preserving the Taj Mahal: A Herculean Task!

Taj Mahal needs experts from different fields to restore it to its pristine beauty rather than a bureaucrat-ridden and ignorant ASI, which was pulled...
Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory

No Right to Education

Above: Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory Private schools in the country...
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Diwali Debate: Fire over Crackers

Has the Supreme Court’s firecracker sale ban given the government a rare chance to remedy the crisis of air pollution or is it an...
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Toxic Flows the Ganga

Above: Devotees performing achamana in the river/Photo: UNI The NGT has pointed out that if cigarette packs can carry health warnings, people can also be...
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Kerala: Minimum Travel, Maximum Schooling

The recent apex court ruling that children in the age group 10-14 years should not be expected to commute long distances to schools is...
Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...
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Yamuna: The Neglected Tide

The devastation left in the wake of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s event on the banks of this river has shown why cities need to...
Plastic waste piled up near a drain in Mumbai

Use of Plastics: A Half-baked Idea

Above: Plastic waste piled up near a drain in Mumbai Though the intention of the Maharashtra government to ban plastics was good, it provided no...

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