Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cities too need 'nirmal' push

By Rina Mukherji

India's success in rural sanitation has to be replicated at the urban level, as the rising migration to cities is leading to serious sanitation and health problems.
India spends crores on flyovers, fancy stadia and intelligent buildings to construct world-class cities. Urban slums and the poor are sought to be removed because they make our cities ugly. But are shanty towns in themselves ugly? Aren’t the unhygienic open drains, human and animal waste that actually make them so?


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Public perpetuates corruption

By Samir Nazareth
13 Apr 2011

Any movement against corruption will not yield results if the citizens refuse to accept their responsibility to oppose it in their daily life. People must realise that if they don't want to sacrifice their personal interests to fight corruption, no law will be effective in curbing it.
t was interesting to see how the so called 'second freedom movement' drew a kaleidescope of people to it. Almost every big city has had a demonstration against corruption and in support of Anna Hazare. Everyone wanted to convert a dream into reality.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Not willing to learn

By Pandurang Hegde

Are our nuclear power obsessed politicians, industrialists and scientists willing to learn from the crisis in Japan? Or they need more disasters like Fukushima to realize their folly?