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India’s Central Universities Crisis:  38% Faculty Positions Vacant

India’s Central Universities Crisis:  38% Faculty Positions Vacant

  While India can proudly claim near-total enrolment in primary education, thanks to the Right To Education (RTE) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, a central-government-sponsored universal education programme, the story in…

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

  The World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report 2014, released last week, indicates dramatic success against malaria, with mortality rates down by 47% globally since 2000, and 55 countries, including…

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

  Fewer Indian children are dying from malnutrition than ever before—the under-five mortality rate has declined 55% over the last 24 years—but too many still die, and India lags the…

A 7-Step Blueprint To Recreate Mumbai

A 7-Step Blueprint To Recreate Mumbai

  The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), contributes 5% to India’s GDP, 33% to Maharashtra’s GDP, and accounted for 5% of India’s urban population in 2012. By 2030, MMR alone will…

New Data Predicts Fiercer Floods In Brahmaputra, Indus

New Data Predicts Fiercer Floods In Brahmaputra, Indus

  As scientists ponder future trends at the Lima Climate Change Conference, which ends on 12 December, 2014, an international team has warned of more frequent and worse floods in the Brahmaputra and theIndus.…

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi may want a “Swachh Bharat” (clean India) by 2019, but sweeping the streets does not address the enormity of India’s real garbage challenge.   As…

Metro For Mumbai Only By 2021–God Willing

Metro For Mumbai Only By 2021–God Willing

  For years, Priyanka Dias, 25, a business analyst with a global IT firm in the special economic zone of Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ), in the western suburb of…