Was the calamity in Uttarakhand man-made? The debate, as is the case in all such debates, would remain inconclusive.

Champions of growth would jump to the defence of the mushrooming hydro-power projects on the rivers across the state, claiming, the harm to the environment is a collateral damage mankind has to bear if it’s serious about energy security and industrial progress. The other side would whine about the long-term impact of the mindless manipulation of the fragile mountain range on the people and the eco-system. They would keep reminding that thousands of human lives is too a big price to pay for any initiative for future good. Read More