Big data can be a game-changer, only if adequate measures for capacity building, technological advancement, data privacy, logistics and governance are put in place
Does Centre’s move to hike MGNREGA wages hold any value?
Decluttering India’s energy sector
Propagate and protect halophytes
Taking cue from Melbourne water management
High quality drinking water supply and careful treatment of storm water and waste water make a rare combination
More to roosting than meets the eye
A new study from Rajasthan is uncovering interesting facets about the behaviour of Indian water birds that should aid in their conservation
Singapore’s journey from a water scarce to a water secure nation
Singapore has tapped every opportunity to collect, treat, reuse and produce necessary water resources
‘Bear’ing the brunt
A multi-faceted approach is needed to curtail and manage the rising trend of human-sloth bear conflicts in Odisha
The Tawny Eagle, a raptor under threat
Increasing loss of forest cover and nesting sites have led to a decline in the population of this unique bird of prey
World Water Day: Solving water issues key to achieving ODF status
Here’s an example of a village in Nagaland that journeyed from being one of the most backward districts in India to being open defecation free
Why India’s celebrating World Water Day and Forest Day is a farce
Instead of salvaging these highly essential resources, our country is busy butchering them
Why linking MGNREGA payments to Aadhaar is a mistake
How did the government apply Section 7 of the Aadhaar Act to the payments of MGNREGA remuneration, which in no way seem to be in accordance with the guidelines of the Act
On Greta Thunberg and the protesting students
Sunita Narain on the lessons from the ongoing #FridaysForFuture demonstrations
Small is not beautiful for Indians
Whether it is the Tata Nano or the Ujjwala Scheme, we like it big
How to reduce radiation from your cellphone
These simple steps can help you
Colour code for generic medicines a no-brainer
There are a number of systemic gaps without addressing which the government’s latest plan for the pharma sector won’t work
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