‘Fossil Free: Reimagining Clean Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World’ review: A green new deal

Sinha claims that India would need more than half a trillion dollars over the next decade and finding those investments, both debt and equity, is going to be challenging. He says the sector’s capability has to expand across the value chain to grow the industry as a whole. Further, of the top 10 solar cell/ […]

World leaders wish Trump a speedy recovery

– South Korea – “Together with the people of the Republic of Korea, my wife and I wish you and the First Lady a speedy recovery. We would also like to convey our sincere words of encouragement and support to your family and the people of the United States of America,” President Moon Jae-in said.

Amsterdam to Cape Town — travel around the world & walk in John Lennon’s footsteps

Today, visitors can tour the Masterworks Art Gallery where there is a sculpture dedicated to Lennon created by local artist Graham Foster.

Barack Obama: Georgia Will Determine Future of Joe Biden’s Presidency and the World

“Who would have thought that a young man in his early 20s with a kind of a scruffy looking overcoat and a backpack, standing in front of a bridge, would end up triggering a moral awakening that transformed a nation?” he asked, reminding them that “amazing” and “impossible” things could happen because of voting.

India’s nuclear power problem

But there is more to it than mere cunning and inefficiency. Nuclear Power, Economic Development Discourse and the Environment: The Case of India (Manu Mathai 2013) explains this fatal attraction for nuclear power as integral to modern megamachine societies that see modernity as a linear process premised on powerful patronage of science by State. The […]

Story of a language and its evolution

The first chapter, Beginnings, surveys the evidence and provides a historical linguistic overview of the language. This overview, as in other chapters, is in dialogue with the internal history of the language rich as it is in myth and legend. Shulman does not dismiss them, but rather treats them with great intellectual respect and sees […]

LAC standoff | India approaches China bilaterally, with the challenge of global rebalancing, says External Affairs Minister

(Laughs) I would very much differ with the way you put it, I think, in a sense, these are legacy issues. I don’t think it’s an issue of, you know, our passing judgment on them. Now, I mean, we have a reality here, we have a large number of stateless people, you know, that. So, […]

Wildlife photographer of the year — people’s choice

While on a photography trip to the Norwegian archipelago, Svalbard, Petri had hoped to spot polar bears. When one was sighted in the distance on a glacier, he switched from the main ship to a smaller rubber boat to get a closer look. The bear was making its way towards a steep cliff and the […]

US House votes to decriminalize marijuana, little chance in current Senate

“This is a historic moment,” said Democratic Representative Tulsi Gabbard, while the Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler said prosecution and incarceration at federal level had proven “unwise and unjust.”

A fresh look at preindustrial port & port-cities

This book is a compilation of papers of various authors, presented during a meeting held at the University of Hyderabad during July 2011 with additional essays written later. Edited by Prof. Rila Mukherjee, who had earlier done a similar work titled ‘Ocean Connect’, under the Issues in History series, this collection also deals with marine […]