Black Carbon, Global Warming and India

Black Carbon considered as a potent greenhouse gas has been resisted by India which opposes its inclusion in the list of GHG’s under the UNFCCC mechanism.   What is Black Carbon? Considered as a climate change inducing agent by some, it is formed through the30

A map showing the average daily calorie consumption in countries all over the world

Food woes of India and the probable solution

Very often, we fall prey to the premise that only experts can come up with novel solutions. This is not entirely wrong but to some extent too optimistic. Experts can only guide and show the way, the real solution has to come from the political30

National Water Mission

The National Water Mission is part of the eight climate change missions of India. Water scarcity from being merely a topic for decision is becoming a harsh reality and if judiciously utilized and valued, might even become as precious as oil. It is already second30

Upcoming climate change conference at Durban, South Africa

Climate Change has become an alarming concern across the globe. It is a global challenge which requires an ambitious global response. India and other developing countries will be among those most seriously impacted by the consequences of Climate Change.  Acknowledging that the adverse effects of30

Generic Drugs- Why is it important?

A generic drug is equivalent to the brand name drug. After a brand name drug is developed after considerable amount of research and after the patent expires, generic drugs can be manufactured and sold to customers at very cheap rates. According to the US FDA,30

Is it really a question of Rs. 32/26?

If you follow news, you must surely have listened to or read the poverty line arguments. Defining poverty is a challenge and I don’t think anybody can answer the more pressing question, how to solve India’s poverty problem. At a job interview, I was asked30

Green House Gas emissions from Indian rice fields

A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing rice. Rice is one of the major food grains and has a very crucial role in providing food for the evergrowing population. India is the largest rice growing country with around 4330

Can River Interlinking solve India’s water woes?

Every nation today needs to address the water crisis. In the near future, it would not be surprising if the price of water were to overshoot that of oil. Providing safe drinking water has been a challenge in under-developed and developing countries. To read more30