Sunita Narain on the lessons from the ongoing #FridaysForFuture demonstrations
Small is not beautiful for Indians
How to reduce radiation from your cellphone
Colour code for generic medicines a no-brainer
Are dhole packs in peril?
Safeguarding these true underdogs of India’s tropical forests will require much greater resolve from scientists, wildlife managers and the government
How global warming and air pollution converge
The link between the two is becoming clearer with each passing year. It is time we in India also recognise and give it the attention it deserves
To catch a Delhi bus
Read a daily commuter’s hilarious (and serious) take on how millions like her struggle to access the commonest mode of transport in India’s capital and the reasons behind it
Menstrual hygiene management in India: Still a long way to go
Awareness, education and access to safe products are still at very preliminary phase in the country
A burning question
Waste-to-energy plants are being touted as a wonder solution for garbage management. But how feasible is this option?
US sound and fury over drug prices
The US Senate is outraged by the rapacious pricing policy of drug firms but will it act to reform the system?
How much politics is too much politics for civil society
Should non-profits contest elections? Should they be identified with parties?
Is doubling India’s farmers’ income doable?
Science, technology and new knowledge can play crucial roles in supporting livelihoods for the vulnerable. Identifying right kind of tech support is crucial, especially in agriculture
What’s holding back India’s complete ODF status?
A few laggard states needing appropriate technology and behavioural intervention are the final hurdle in order to achieve 100% household coverage of toilets
What does it take to tax the rich?
There is no doubt that we will not be able to fix the inequality crisis and build a more equal world without making the rich pay their fair share of tax
Himachal's fodder management initiative can help save lives of rural women
Many rural women in hilly states sustain injuries while collecting fodder; agro forestry initiative to help address this issue
Bending backward for good food
We need to make the connection between what we eat and why we eat it. Because if we lose the knowledge and culture of our local cuisines then we lose more than their taste and smell. We lose life.
Not only depletion, sparse data on Himalayan springs is also a big concern
Greater awareness, understanding and a national springs’ inventory can help achieve water security for the future
Why cities are focal areas to address climate change
Cities play a crucial source of innovation, solutions and opportunities to improve the lives of people
Punjab extends time for brick kiln conversion to September
Those operating kilns with older technology still have to pay a fine depending upon the capacity of kiln under the polluter pay principle
Idea of regulating comfort for energy efficiency
First-ever push for thermal comfort standard for buildings shifts focus from only energy efficiency of mechanical cooling systems to thermal comfort for all
Bedaquiline and India's patent law
Opposition to the new patent claims on the Johnson & Johnson drug is a test of how well the rules against evergreening are working
The wise debate
As the world debates the effectiveness of industrialised agriculture, the good-old small farmer emerges victorious
Three-wheel powered solution to dirty air
Quintessential three-wheeler autorickshaws slated for unrestricted free run in Delhi-NCR can be a disruptive clean mobility solution across India
Eastern Ghats: A biota under serious threat
An effective strategy for eco-development, involving locals can save the flora, fauna and natural resources of the region
Wake Up World Bank
Absolute immunity leads to impunity, and that foments lack of transparency and the reluctance to be held accountable