Poor social indicators must make Gujarat rethink its growth model

Shockingly, the state’s infant mortality rate is worse than Jharkhand; it also has the fourth lowest teacher student ratio in the country

We have breached the planetary limit for nitrogen

India is under the grip of nitrogen pollution, finds the country's first assessment on the impacts of the nutrient

Repeal or amend CAF: tribal organisations

A petition by tribal organisations says the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act violates constitutional rights and affects livelihoods of crores of adivasis and forest dwellers

Only 5% of abortions in India take place in public health facilities

Women in India face considerable challenges due to limited availability of abortion services in public health facilities

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Director General of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. She is an environmentalist who pushes for changes in policies, practices and mindsets

Rare privilege of reflection

In India, there are so many things that need to be done and all to be done …

Diseases of a lifestyle: the transition to avoid

Can we not go from being poor but unhealthy to being rich and healthy? Why …

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जल प्रदूषण दूर करने में मददगार हो सकता है प्लास्टिक कचरा

वैज्ञानिकों ने पॉलिएथलीन टेरेफ्थैलेट कचरे को ऐसी उपयोगी सामग्री में बदलने की रणनीति तैयार की है, जो पानी में जैव-प्रतिरोधक तत्वों के बढ़ते स्तर को नियंत्रित करने में मददगार हो सकती है। 

निजी अस्पतालों के भरोसे बुजुर्ग

ढलती उम्र में बुजुर्गों की देखभाल का मामला अधिक संवेदनशील हो जाता है क्योंकि आधे से भी अधिक बुजुर्गों को अपनी सेहत की देखभाल के लिए दूसरों पर आश्रित रहना पड़ता है।

हवा में जहर की फिक्र किसे?

उत्तर भारत खासकर दिल्ली और उसके आसपास प्रदूषण का स्तर बेहद खतरनाक स्तर पर पहुंच गया है। पीएम 2.5 का स्तर आपातकालीन श्रेणी में है। यह हमारे स्वास्थ्य के लिए बहुत बुरा है।

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"I spent three years in bed, giving company to death"

K Pradipkumar Singh,He was diagnosed with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2000. After suffering acute stigma for many years, Singh bounced back. He rebuilt his life in six-pack abs. He made body-building his career and has won many world titles.

'Permaculture potential is huge in India'

Dwarakanath Jnaneswar Ekkirala,Dwarakanath teaches permaculture design certificate courses based on the curriculum designed by founder Bill Mollison. He is currently working on many projects, along with his students and fellow permaculturists, for creating sustainable, resilient and abundant systems in both urban and rural sectors

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  • Cautionary tales
  • Cautionary tales

    Jean Dreze argues that we should not leave the making of an equitable society to experts alone

  • Dreze brings the same clarity of thought to his reflections on the economists’ disingenuous manoeuvres when it comes to defining who is poor "

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