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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…

‘If You Destroy Aravalli Forests, Delhi, Gurgaon Will Be Devastated’

‘If You Destroy Aravalli Forests, Delhi, Gurgaon Will Be Devastated’

The Mangar Bani is a sacred forest on the edge of Delhi, in Faridabad.  The Haryana government’s reluctance to classify tracts like these outside Gurgaon as Aravallis could endanger rare…

India Is Losing Its Night To Light, At 3 Times World Average

India Is Losing Its Night To Light, At 3 Times World Average

  Light pollution is gradually encroaching upon more of the Earth’s surface with the annual growth of such newly lit areas pegged at 2.2%, according to a new study published…

Why Adolescents, Not Adults, Are Key To Addressing India’s Teenage Problems

Why Adolescents, Not Adults, Are Key To Addressing India’s Teenage Problems

  India has 253 million adolescents (10 to 19 years), more than any other country and equivalent to the combined populations of Japan, Germany and Spain. But India isn’t doing…

If We Ate Less Rice, Delhi’s Air Could Be Cleaner

If We Ate Less Rice, Delhi’s Air Could Be Cleaner

Stubble burning is believed to be the prime reason for the air pollution crisis that has hit north India, but the six-fold growth in paddy cultivation at the cost of…

‘Culture of Silence Enables Men To Continue Predatory Behaviour With Women’

‘Culture of Silence Enables Men To Continue Predatory Behaviour With Women’

Despite a law against sexual harassment at the workplace, abuse by powerful, entitled men is endemic and exists throughout the world, said a researcher who accused her former boss R…

‘Financial Inclusion Focus Has To Move From Individuals To Entire Informal Sector’

‘Financial Inclusion Focus Has To Move From Individuals To Entire Informal Sector’

Women attend a meeting for loan collection near Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, during the survey of bank account usage in low-income households. Rather than being limited to individual preferences for banking,…