Climate Summit in US: A critical time for India in charting out its sustainable future

Letter by Shankar Sharma, Power & Climate Policy Analyst, to Members of the Union Cabinet, Govt. of India, on “Invitation for India for Climate Summit in the US  -- the need to target for net zero emissions by 2050”: May I draw your kind attention to the recent development that India is invited for a Climate Summit … Continue reading Climate Summit in US: A critical time for India in charting out its sustainable future

The state of real estate and housing in India amidst pandemic: Impact and way forward

Excerpts from the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhii event on real estate and housing in India amidst COVID-19, prepared by Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, Arjun Kumar and Nishi Verma: Much has changed with the Coronavirus hitting the world in December 2019. Amid countries applying extreme measures to contain the pandemic, businesses came to … Continue reading The state of real estate and housing in India amidst pandemic: Impact and way forward

Resource saving growth and opportunities for human capital formation

By Arup Mitra1 and Marie-Ange Véganzonès-Varoudakis2 A world-wide problem that has posed serious concern is relating to the lack of surge in total factor productivity growth. The countries which are able to sustain high rates of growth or low growth rates at very high levels of per capita income are following the resource intensive path … Continue reading Resource saving growth and opportunities for human capital formation

The first campaign of a girl, soon to begin her teen age

Niharika By Martin Macwan* The day was March 20, 2021. The Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK) was holding the first programme to launch its sustained campaign against untouchability. People from different villages of 14 districts had come with their own donations in the form of 501 kilo Gram of brass utensils. There were no speeches. After … Continue reading The first campaign of a girl, soon to begin her teen age

Vanita Shinde: A village woman shows the light on creating a digital revolution

By Moin Qazi* Mhaswad village is a mere blip on India’s vast geographic radar but it shines brightly on the country’s development landscape. Women here are seeding a digital revolution that is enabling financial security and well-being for low-income women in remote villages Located in the rain shadow region of Satara district, Maharashtra’s sugar bowl, … Continue reading Vanita Shinde: A village woman shows the light on creating a digital revolution

Does Bill Gates have a point with his depopulation agenda?

Transcript of conversation which took place between three experts, AK Bhatia, Rich K Nang and Chandra Vikash, in response to a post on Mr Bill Gates, one of the key members of the global ruling elite  and chief architect of the Covid Pandrama that is yet unfolding with its now ubiquitous masks, sanitisers, "social distancing" lockdown and … Continue reading Does Bill Gates have a point with his depopulation agenda?

Holi — Eid-e-Gulabi — a shared colourful heritage of Hindus, Muslims

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed* Though I never see people as Hindus and Muslims as the famous poet saint Kabir had said that he doesn’t see a Hindu and and Muslim in the eyes of a person but a human! Interestingly yet I would like to share that Tilak Raj Rustagi, a Hindu friend and colleague … Continue reading Holi — Eid-e-Gulabi — a shared colourful heritage of Hindus, Muslims