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Cop-out

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2015
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Letters - January 1-15, 2015

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2015
Empower NGT The cover story "Tribunal on trial" (November 15-30, 2014) that dealt with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) was an interesting read. I am not convinced, however, that setting up new institutions is really what India needs. I think it is more important to make the established institutions work more effectively.

India’s climate strategy needs revision

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2015
Climate change negotiations are by now predictable. The already-industrialised come to each conference of the parties (COP) with a clear game plan, that is, to erase their contribution to the emissions already present in the atmosphere, thereby effectively remove the differentiation between their responsibility and that of the rest of the world to act. This would rewrite the 1992 convention on climate change and let them evade the obligation to provide funds and technology for action in the developing world.

Tsunami 2004: scientists move closer to understanding triggers for tsunamis

Issue Date: Dec 27, 2014
It’s been a decade since one of the largest ever recorded earthquakes struck off the coat of Indonesia, triggering a massive tsunami which devastated coastal regions around the Indian Ocean and killed over 230,000 people.

Three die of suspected swine flu in Hyderabad

Issue Date: Dec 20, 2014
Chances of spread of swine flu have increased in India. Three people have died and more than a dozen hospitalised over the last one week of what doctors believe to be swine flu. The deaths have been reported from Hyderabad’s Gandhi Medical College and Hospital.

Three die of suspected swine flu in Hyderabad

Issue Date: Dec 19, 2014
Chances of spread of swine flu have increased in India. Three people have died and more than a dozen hospitalised over the last one week of what doctors believe to be swine flu. The deaths have been reported from Hyderabad’s Gandhi Medical College and Hospital. People approached hospital with complaint of cold, fever and headaches. These are symptoms of most forms of flu, but the severity of infection suggests H1N1 swine flu infection. However, doctors and administration are waiting results of lab reports to confirm the reason.

In defence of capitalism

Posted on: 15 Dec, 2014
Diluting MGNREGA does not make market sense

Forced Vegetarianism

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2014
The majority in India eats meat yet why are the diets recommended in India entirely vegetarian?

Different colours of green

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2014
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