Sunday, February 27, 2011

Protect people, conserve wildlife By A. Vaidya

The revised guidelines of MoEF regarding Critical Wildlife Habitat are not in consonance with the spirit of Wildlife Protection Act and Forest Right Act.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Burning forest to warm body By Samir Nazareth

The recent GAC report of the World Economic Forum indicates that the business and political powers are still in denial mode on threats emerging from Climate Change.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Changing air in Arabia By Pandurang Hegde

The overthrow of authoritarian regimes in the Arab world by non-violent people's struggle gives new hope to the humanity. But will these upheavals change the fundamentals of society towards more humane, secular, tolerant of the diversity in ideologies and ecologically responsible behavior?


Monday, February 21, 2011

Women deliver, but governments don't By Rina Mukherji

A new book based on a successful model of local healthcare provides valuable lessons for the policymakers to improve India's performance in reducing maternal and infant mortality figures. But are they willing to think beyond the donor based stand alone programmes for public healthcare?


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Diversity deprived education By Sudhirendar Sharma

As the entire education system has remained urban centric and is now becoming globalised with textbooks heavily borrowing from the western ideas and terms, the majority of children in a vast and diverse civilisation like India do not feel any relationship with the content, leading to alienation of majority.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Market opens for camel milk By Devinder Sharma

As demand for camel milk is on the rise globally, India can use the opportunity to effectively market the camel milk products and help improve the social-economic conditions of the camel owners.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Corner the corrupt By Ashok B Sharma

Under attack from Supreme Court and the opposition for its inaction on unearthing the black money deposited in tax heavens, the Government has taken some initiatives in line with global developments but much need to be done to curb the corrupt practices behind continuous wealth drain.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Profitability before environment By Samir Nazareth

Davos Declaration of WEF 2011 clearly states that long term sustainability is not possible without ensuring profitability. With the profit motive as a cornerstone for the business and industry, any consideration of environmental destruction and social upheaval are inconsequential.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Information in the hinterlands By Ashirbad S Raha

Committed and collective efforts at the grassroots have kept the villagers informed of the issues which matter the most to them. Such initiatives are trying to fill the gaps created by the metro-obsessed mainstream media.