Monday, November 22, 2010

Realistic demand forecasting for energy By Shankar Sharma

Without realistic analysis of the existing conditions, the government agencies push to achieve unrealistic targets for power generation capacity.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

India needs a Seed Liability Bill By Devinder Sharma

The proposed Seed Bill 2010 fails to address the long standing demands of the Indian farmers and remains soft towards the seed companies. Only a seed liability bill can provide protection to the vulnerable farmers.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Philanthrocapitalism often acts as a smokescreen to cover 'business-as-usual': Michael Edwards By Sudhirendar Sharma

Business will achieve much more impact in the world by fixing itself than by trying to fix philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, where it has little expertise or experience, says Michael Edwards to d-sector.

Don't expect much from G-20 By Devinder Sharma

Though the economic policies of the industrialised world continue to widen economic disparities, International groups like G-20 have failed to correct the structural problems behind the global economic crisis.

Power sector can ruin Western Ghats By Shankar Sharma

Protecting Western Ghats is crucial for India's environment but the proliferation of the power projects in the region may cause massive and irreversible damage to the beautiful and sensitive mountains.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lighting a green lamp By Ashirbad S Raha

While India awaits a revolution of renewables to meet its economic and development goals in a sustainable way, the questions regarding the funding and implementation of green energy policies have become louder.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Surrendering Indian agriculture before Obama By Devinder Sharma

Having failed to revive U.S. economy and facing rising opposition back home, President Obama is coming to India with the sole aim to demand drastic policy measures to help revive business of US agri-corps and retail giants.
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Kala Cola By Shalini Bhutani

The latest Diwali special advertisement by Coca-Cola uses ancient Warli tribal art for commercial objectives.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Climate change, population and gender equity By Rina Mukherji

Allowing women to make their own reproductive health decisions to control population by ensuring safe childbearing and longer life expectancy is the only solution to save our planet.
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