Spare the Mount from the crowd
The crowding on top of Mt Everest is a sign that the world is following Francis Bacon’s philosophy rather than Mahatma Gandhi’s
Closing the loop on COVID-19, wars and climate change: Maybe we were never that great
It is a strange situation waiting to happen: The attackers are aliens, but we have unleashed these aliens. We have welcomed zoonotic pathogens …
Antimicrobial resistance has a huge economic impact too
An additional 24 million people, most of them in poor countries, will be forced into poverty by 2030 due to costs of hospital visits arising out …
Government funds are not ‘taxpayer money’ — media and politicians should stop confusing the two
Kowtowing to a myth of ‘taxpayer money’ may act as a handbrake on decisive action
Why is Bitcoin’s price at an all-time high? And how is its value determined?
The cryptocurrency has a fixed supply that can’t be inflated by political decisions.
A rupee's worth
Jyotika Sood reveals how cooperative societies believe in taking an extra rupee from farmers but not sparing 78 paise
On the barrel
Book>> The Squeeze, Oil, Money and Greed in the 20th Century • by Tom Bower, Harper • Rs 450
3.3 billion people financially included, says World Bank
The latest Global Findex report points out that South Asia has the largest gender gap when it comes to financial inclusion
Foreign investors perpetuating poverty in Africa, says report
The Annual Progress Report of Africa says the continent is losing 6% of GDP a year, mostly due tto illegal logging and unregulated fishing
Andhra HC dismisses petitions against law to regulate micro-finance companies
Suggests state government should review the law enacted in the wake of suicides by rural borrowers
Supreme Court allows SKS Microfinance to resume operations in Andhra
Micro-lender among those accused of coercive loan recovery from rural poor; court asks state not to take coercive steps against firm for now
Montreal Protocol: A successful treaty?
Even as the fate of HFCs hangs in uncertainty, there remains much at stake for the Montreal Protocol