Although non-governmental organisations have come of age, apprehensions about their work persist
In short supply
... amongst us, is the common sense to see the effects of continuing eco-degradation and do something about it
Composting of urban waste can meet India'sorganic manure shortage and clean up our cities
Mass destruction knocking at the door
The threat of terrorists using biological weapons has become a reality. How prepared is India to a fight a possible germ war?
Deal or no deal
Experts from around the world assess the worth of the latest agreement to implement Kyoto Protocol, designated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions …
Perils of mutant food
With no risk assessment protocol to precede release of GMOs into the environment, the human race could well be faced with unknown dangers
The high moral ground
The abortion issue was given more importance than it deserved at the recent Cairo conference on population
The numbers game
Can the cold logic of statistics ever breathe life into yardsticks for deciding whether a nation has done good or bad by its people?
A fig for social concerns
The holy cow of structural adjustments holds supreme sway, leaving the people to shift for themselves
Gone to the shepherd in the sky
Writer Gerald Malcom Durrell's death leaves a void in both the animal and the human world
Disjointed and confused
Because it means too many things to as many people, joint forest management in India will remain elusive to all
Fall from grace
From archangels to archfiends - the reputation of IAS officers has certainly nosedived. Anil Agarwal, director, Centre for Science and Environment,…
What they say, what they mean
Today's scientist is no longer the absent-minded cosmic thinker,
the entity has emerged as
a brash species that believes in elbowing its way up
Eugenics in black and white
People with fascism in their genes insist again that high intelligence is a White racial trait
The problem with not legalising drugs
To do or not to do: is keeping narcotics illicit helping the underworld?
Death of a genius
Nonconformist to the core, Linus C Pauling epitomised the spirit of science and peace
C-DOT is transforming the way rural India communicates
A bright crystal
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, crystallographer and Nobel laureate in chemistry, sparkled in a predominantly male preserve
Where have all the Indians gone?
Until we shed our communal, regional and caste identities, the quintessential Indian will remain a rare species
A demon slumbers
Perhaps the largest potential AIDS factory in the world, India remains blissfully apathetic to a scourge that could rip its social fabric apart
But will Indian women be safe using Depo Provera?
Environmentalist, prove thyself
It is getting imperative for green dreamers to marshal together their facts and place hair-tearing emotion on the backburner
Persistence helps masquerading ant raiders
Similarities between human beings and social insects extend to even stealing. One ant species, probably too lazy to forage, has found that when …
Why did they have to do it?
Democracy and approaches towards nature
Local decision-making and an integrated approach towards nature hold the key to planning for a sustainable future