Dancing to the World Bank's tune
The World Bank, which is the largest lender of aid to the Third World, is casting its shadow on decisions made by the Indian Union ministry of …
Not a matter of religion
Children of the earth, worshippers of nature
Rigoberta Menchu, a Guatemalan human rights activist and peasant leader, was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Menchu was witness to the …
ABC of environment education
The North's experiences in environment education are not useful for the South
Grasping the roots
Environmental literature plays an important role in moulding innocent minds to think and understand green.
A question of ethics
What does a doctor do when confronted with an hiv -positive case
The greening of young minds
Environment education cannot be confined to plants and animals or even conservation; its aim must be to open to children the interconnectedness …
Drumming it in
Should local communities pay for Western notions of 'global benefit'?
Focus not on graft
Corruption is not just the kind that has found recent media attention
Building a work environment: Siemens' approach
Poverty alleviation: investment or mere sop?
After successive reductions, can increased allocations for rural development, agriculture, education and health be effective?
Anil Agarwal's article, "The poverty of Amartya Sen", publised in the December 15, 1999 issue of Down To Earth , has drawn a number of …
Modi’s burden of civilising rural India
Our prime minister’s recognition of ‘uncivilised’ state of rural India means he should be spending more on ‘civilising&…
Our country, our mess
How's India doing in providing basic social services?
Budget 2015: Uphold child rights for the ‘right’ future
At least 10 per cent of Union budget for children if they are to get proper education, nutrition and protection
A complement, not a substitute
Cash transfer is effective only if basic services are in place
A brief outline of the challenges of sustainable development in India
Are compulsory rural postings for medical students needed to revamp health centres?
Silenced to death
The media and the government keep mum on pollution-cancer linkages and the abysmal medical help available in India against the menace
Several social groups are trying to restore the link between Hinduism and the environment