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  • Foster Creativity

    The Hindu / 20 November 2017
    Studying liberal arts and humanities stimulates critical thinking Since Indian Independence, it was assumed that those who were fortunate enough to study at the university level would enter fields...
  • Air pollution: Without alternatives, penalties against stubble burning will never work

    The Economic Times / 09 November 2017
    Stubble burning is an age-old practice in Haryana and Punjab. Official sources claim it has been curbed recently through regulations, bans, penalties and surveillance. Recent satellite imageries from...
  • Of bureaucracy and emotions

    The Hindu / 31 October 2017
    If the bureaucracy is not empathetic towards those who are slow to respond, it will be very damaging Eleven-year-old Santoshi Kumari died of starvation in Jharkhand’s Simdega district this month....
  • Indoor pollution kills

    Deccan Herald / 26 October 2017
    It is that time of the year again to think about clean earth, clear water, and pure breath. Each year, Diwali brings along this good citizen-bad citizen feeling. Our eco-friendly genes awaken and we...
  • Food: Affordability of waste

    Millenium Post / 11 October 2017
    Debates are rife surrounding the fate of food availability and quality. It seems that we are going to fall short of supply as demand is projected to soar with population growth, while land...
  • How inclusive has been our growth?

    The Statesman / 29 September 2017
    Over the past couple of years theories of inclusive growth have found growing relevance in the Indian agricultural sector. This owes to the mounting tensions tied to myriad issues spread over drought...
  • Interdisciplinary subjects: How mixing science, humanities streams can promote better education

    The Indian Express / 18 September 2017
    Educational institutions in the country today are now faced with a singular struggle – teaching the sciences and the humanities in a co-dependent fashion and understanding that true interdisciplinary...
  • Food security: inclusive growth, social protection key

    Deccan Herald / 14 September 2017
    The global food sector is undergoing paradigm shifts from production details to nutritional quality control, food storage, delivery, resource mobilisation, etc. It is encouraging to note that several...
  • Have I fed my child well?

    Millenniumpost / 11 September 2017
    Ideas of global food security have come a long way since green revolution. The term 'food security' came into vogue within the international development literature of the 1960s and 1970s, referring...
  • Filmy Family Business

    The Indian Express / 05 September 2017
    When Francis Ford Coppola cast his daughter Sofia Coppola in Godfather III, little did he know that charges of nepotism and her poor performance in the movie will finish her acting career. Bollywood...
  • Have we had enough?

    Millenium Post / 20 August 2017
    Global population is projected for a rise from the present tally of about 7.1 billion to over 9 billion around 2050. This translates into an annual demand of over one billion extra tonnes of extra...
  • Safety vs food sufficiency

    Deccan Herald / 31 July 2017
    Does Israel mean only war and advanced militarisation to India? Harnessing defence systems and newer ammo deals? Upgrading cyber connectivity and modernisation of national security networks? That’s...
  • Hindus and Muslims: The true picture of divorce

    Live Mint / 25 July 2017
    The judgement on triple talaq will be out soon. The debate in the past few months has starkly posed issues related to gender justice, secularism and the uniform civil code. And yet, there is...
  • A self-destructive spiral

    Millenniumpost / 17 July 2017
    It's well over a month now since President Trump's historic Rose Garden Speech to bail out of Paris. It is hard to tell how the dust will settle and in which form. Will the developed-developing...
  • Joining Hands

    The Telegraph / 10 July 2017
    There was much speculation preceding Narendra Modi's recently-concluded prime ministerial visit to Israel. The speculation centred around how Indo-Israeli agreements, such as the latter's support for...
  • Eleven contemporary poems that remind us to substitute violence with empathy (especially right now)

    Scroll.in / 09 July 2017
    Sudhansu Firdaus’s timely and topical poetry, translated from the Hindi by Maaz Bin Bilal. State or Slaughterhouse What flowers when for us prisoners it is forbidden to look at the garden wall...
  • What we need to do to tackle the crisis of water depletion

    Daily O / 04 June 2017
    Recent projections indicate for global energy demand to grow by over a third by 2035, with China, India and the Middle Eastern nations championing 60 per cent of the bargain. By that time, global...
  • Waste: An ocean of inaction

    Millenniumpost / 04 June 2017
    Target 6.3 of the WHO-UNICEF's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) lays out clear directives for disposal, collection, treatment, and management of water resources and mandates on halving the...