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‘We Don’t Just Have An Environmental Crisis, But A Govt In Denial As Well’

‘We Don’t Just Have An Environmental Crisis, But A Govt In Denial As Well’

A mini hydel plant in the Western ghats, a biodiversity hotspot. Between 2014-17, 36,500 hectares of forest land–the equivalent of 63 football fields every single day–were diverted for non-forest purposes…

‘Educated Dalits Are Mobilising Against Upper Caste Antagonism, Rise Of Hindutva Forces’

‘Educated Dalits Are Mobilising Against Upper Caste Antagonism, Rise Of Hindutva Forces’

Dalit activists protest at Thane railway station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. Dalits, educated and aware, are now responding to the antagonism of dominant castes and the collateral damage…

‘If India Can Have National GST, Why Can’t It Have Universal National Healthcare?’

‘If India Can Have National GST, Why Can’t It Have Universal National Healthcare?’

  If the state and Centre can collaborate on a national tax system, why can’t India similarly create a nationwide universal healthcare system, created and run primarily by the government?…

Indian Summers Could Last 8 Months By 2070, If Global Warming Continues

Indian Summers Could Last 8 Months By 2070, If Global Warming Continues

  Prolonged heat-wave conditions–in other words, a summer lasting up to eight months–could be the new norm by the 2070s for the Gangetic plains, if greenhouse-gas emissions are not cut…

‘Railways Went Ahead With A Failed Bio-Toilet Model’

‘Railways Went Ahead With A Failed Bio-Toilet Model’

  For 24 years, the Indian Railways have tried to find a solution to the 3,980 tonnes–497 truck-loads (at 8 tonnes per truck)–of excreta ejected from trains on to tracks…

‘Congress Comeback In 2019 A Distant Goal. Modi Must Go Beyond Promises’

‘Congress Comeback In 2019 A Distant Goal. Modi Must Go Beyond Promises’

  With recent wins in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now in power in 19 of 29 Indian states, the best performance by an Indian…

Why Modern India Should Fear The Great Droughts That Ended Indus Valley, Vedic Eras

Why Modern India Should Fear The Great Droughts That Ended Indus Valley, Vedic Eras

Ashish Sinha, 50, professor of earth sciences at the California State University in the US, studying calcite deposits in a cave in Uttarakhand. His team gleaned 5,700-year rainfall data using…

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