India’s Wealth Is Rising. So Is Inequality

  “Worldwide, inequality of individual wealth is extreme. At the start of 2014, Oxfam calculated that the richest 85 people on the planet owned as much as the poorest half of humanity. Between March 2013 and March 2014, these 85 people grew $668 million richer each day.”   That is the observation by Oxfam India, … Continued

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

  Minimum effort. Minimum expense. Maximum result.   In colloquial English, that’s the mantra that guides India, a mantra that has helped it become a global centre for low-cost innovation—and kept the country addicted to slapdash, jerryrigged solutions to complex problems.   One of these careless solutions—seeking quick, cheap solutions to common colds and fevers—now … Continued

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 prosperity grows, 62 million tonnes of garbage is generated everyday by the 377 million people living in urban India, now the world’s third-largest garbage generator. … Continued