A welcome’s hopeful afterglow

Normally, when two countries announce a bilateral meeting, there is a certain amount of certainty that it will take place. But the question “will they, won’t they?” is asked every time there is a scheduled meeting between officials of India and Pakistan. Decades of bitterness, hostility and mistrust between the two nuclear neighbours inevitably warrant […]

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Climate Friendly Lifestyle

A brochure formally released by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the India pavilion at the Paris climate change conference on Monday says Indians have an intrinsically climate-friendly lifestyle as the country has 42 per cent vegetarian households, and individuals consume a tenth of the meat compared with the global average. People also practice yoga […]

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India’s urban nightmares

Indian state is failing miserably in managing its metamorphosis from a largely rural country into an urbanizing liberal democracy. India is witnessing multiple migrations that are unprecedented in its history. Millions are moving into literacy, similarly staggering numbers are migrating out of poverty and malnourishment, thousands are migrating to the IT world, and several millions […]

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