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

For critics of the NDA government who feel not much is happening on the economic reforms front, Sinha argues that over the last six years, rules on renewables have been rewritten in India, helping create a practical and achievable roadmap. But he does concede that though substantial progress has been made, reforms are long overdue […]

World Athletics, please note: DSD regulations are a violation of human rights

On its website, WA has put out a list of FAQ’s on classification of female eligibility. They do not address the simple questions that arise from the HRW report: Why aren’t women athletes clearly explained the situation at the start? Without an athlete’s permission, how can WADA dope tests double up as gender tests? What’s […]

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.

Story of a language and its evolution

The three centuries of Chola rule from about 850 CE constitutes the imperial moment when a ‘new cultural ecology’ that is vastly different from the earlier literary culture is born. Shulman contends that Tamil is not contained by the geographical range of Cholas. Rather it far exceeds it and influences South Asia, South-East Asia and […]

India’s nuclear power problem

This political inaptness made slick scientists promise power generation and weaponisation that no other agency could offer, and the resultant political clout has been used by the DAE to bypass democracy. Besides, the DAE has been building other niches namely, seeking to export of indigenous reactors as also to producing other forms of energy beyond […]

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, […]

A fresh look at preindustrial port & port-cities

Ports have been the economic multipliers of any region; industries depended on the ports and cities grew around them. Almost all the economic activities took part around the ports and they become the nodal points for the seekers during the age of exploration. Ports are important for the support of economic activities in the hinterland […]

‘Why I am Not a Hindu Woman’ review: The ‘othering’ of women, Dalits and savarna trauma

Throughout the book, as Sonalkar switches registers between the personal and the political, she unravels the intimate links between the violence of Hindutva and “the deep roots of violence in a caste-patriarchal Hindu social order”. Why does Hindu society tolerate violence against women, Dalits and Muslims, asks Sonalkar. She suggests that it is because of […]

‘The Right to Education in India: The Importance of Enforceability of a Fundamental Right’ review: Education for all

This could be a great opportunity to focus on strengthening the school system in India. First, in terms of infrastructure, with repaired, electrified, better ventilated and freshly painted classrooms and toilets, focusing increased MGNREGA allocations on this area. This will also provide livelihood support for returning migrant workers, whose children will also be enrolled in […]

Two women who travelled from New Zealand test positive for Covid-19 in Fiji border quarantine

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