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Is Jharkhand's ambitious Aadhaar linkage derailing MGNREGA?

For four years, Jharkhand has been experimenting with Aadhaar-MGNREGA link with missionary zeal. Its experience holds lessons for all the states that have recently started toeing the line

Odisha tribals to sell kendu leaves and exercise their forest rights

The state’s forest department has not allowed sale of the leaves to anyone other than the goverment 

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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

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Our vegetables have become blemish-free, resistant to pest and long-lasting, but …

The Behaviour Puzzle

Stigmatising the powerless is not the way to a cleaner India, but only a more …

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खनन से बसा, खनन में फंसा

जिन खदानों की वजह से मोरवा फला-फूला वही खदानें इसे निगल जाएंगी। खनन के कारण पूरी तरह विस्थापित होने वाला मोरवा संभवत: देश का पहला कस्बा होगा

पारंपरिक ज्ञान में छिपे जल विवाद समाधान के सूत्र

देश में 17 अंतरराज्यीय नदियां हैं, इसलिए जल विवादों का होना असामान्य बात नहीं है। लेकिन जल बंटवारे को लेकर स्थायी समझ का नहीं होना विवाद की एक बड़ी वजह है

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'We could discover new bird species in the eastern Himalayas'

Trevor Price,He has been studying birds in India since 1972, investigating breeding biology and bird distributions, especially in the Himalayas. He is a leading expert in bird speciation—the formation of new bird species in the course of evolution. Currently, on a Fulbright Fellowship and working with the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun.

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  • Beyond DNA
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    Maurizio Meloni's book is a fascinating social and political history of human heredity spanning over 150 years

  • Today, as throughout history, scientific theories do not decide political values "

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