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The energy divide

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2015

Rogues tamed

Author(s): ALKA DHUPKAR
Issue Date: Mar 31, 2015

Chaos in reforms

Issue Date: Mar 31, 2015
Environmental degradation in India is a runaway problem. There are plethora of laws and regulatory bodies, both at the Central and state levels, to safeguard the environment. Yet the country continues to be burdened with pollution, its natural resources continue to be exploited and people’s participation in environmental management remains grossly inadequate.

Insured by community

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015

Pesky pets

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015
THEY ARE not the cleanest neighbour unless you prefer a house that looks like someone is throwing raw eggs at it on a regular basis. Almost every day, we have to scrub away crusty pigeon poop,” lamented Durban resident, Walter. He believes the South African city has been overrun by pigeons. “They get easy access in open plumbing ducts and find good nesting area on pipes and parapets inside the duct.

India's climate dilemma

Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015

Comfort backpack

Author(s): Amarjyoti Borah
Issue Date: Mar 15, 2015
For most of us, the very mention of Assam conjures up an image of lush tea gardens sprawling over vast stretches of the state. Assam is the world’s largest tea-growing region, and its tea has gained global prominence for its strong flavour and bright colour. About half the workforce in Assam’s tea gardens is women, as their nimble fingers are considered better for plucking the leaves.

Sweet cruelty

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2015

Not ready for swine flu

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2015
IN 2009, when swine flu hit the country for the first time health experts were clueless about the new virus. Within eight months it killed around 1,000 people. Five years later, India is still unprepared to combat the virus. In January alone, the virus has infected about 2,500 and killed more than 200 people.
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