The view from below
Development strategies cry out for a "bottoms-up" approach that involves the intended beneficiaries
That sickly look
The Indian perspective on women and health could do with a healthy overhaul
In America today, the revolutionary question is not how to get food to eat -- it's what and how much
To Summits, traversing slippery slopes
The United States has decreed that GATT will have the last word on intellectual property rights, thus throwing the Biodiversity Convention to the …
When fathers harass their sons
Among white-fronted bee-eaters, a bird species found abundantly in east and central Africa, fathers torment their sons and physically prevent …
Need for an overhaul
Scientific research and organisation must be completely re-oriented to a more balanced development of the planet.
The global environmental fiasco
After six meetings on how to restructure the Global Environment Facility, a consensus remains elusive.
A unique experiment to involve the people in bringing water to desert communities is under way in Rajasthan.
Bill Clinton's absence from the Copenhagen summit on social development underscores the post-Cold War parochialism that has gripped the American
Western models of development have blackballed the role of
Jonas Salk, the man who humbled the dreaded polio virus, was that rarest of scientists, the "unconventional upstart"
How the World Bank ico-opts NGOs
Is the World Bank really working for the people?
Crime against nature
Commercial exploitation is virtually destroying biodiversity
Global democracy tilts at the axis
Are the "forces of freedom" in the West muscular enough to deepen democracy at the global level?
Clinically clean, gleamingly coloured, hermetically sealed fruits and vegetables face the challenge of organic food
A green front is not enough
It is time to question whether the new green urgency of big business is a genuine change of heart
Indicators of sustainable development provide a solid basis for decision-making
Straight from the puppet's mouth
Why should it matter if messages are effectively conveyed through tales, songs and plays rather than from the mouths of scientists bogged down in …
...production techniques could go a long way in creating a pollution-free milieu as the final aim would be to achieve a no-waste company discipline
Urbane and stupid
Sitting in urban comforts and planning for a rural set-up can only spell doom for any activity on the development front, for the village is a …
Wealth engenders debt...
... seems like a paradox, but when that wealth is produced by affluent countries through importing undervalued resources of the poorer regions,…
To be healthy, wealthy and wise
...activists must fight for better prevention and health education
After the last tree is felled
'Sustainable development' cannot afford to be another epithet in the lexicon of
development, but should dispel myths about human-made and natural …
The silver spoon
Development in the small-farm sector holds the key to a holistic
progress in the Asia-Pacific countries