Defining ‘Green’ In Energy Sector

June 16, 2013


‘Green’ norms for ‘Green’ Energy, was the title of a consultation workshop organized recently in Uttarakhand mountains by a Delhi (India) based environment organization.   Not able to understand the ‘Green’ norms and energy concept, as our mountains don’t really look ‘Green’!   A so called concept that took 20+ years, since Rio 1992, and […]

Posted in: Environment

Gender Non-Sense

June 12, 2013


‘Gender’ to ‘gender based approach’ the buzz words, everyday we learn from humanitarian and right based agencies working in India. A real non-sense, which is beyond in practice, when we count their workforce at state and district level.   The workforce data shows that they are highly gender insensitive in their day to day functioning. […]

Posted in: Development

Inept Leading to Bharat Nirman

June 11, 2013


It seems that the dynasty ruled mindset will not go from Indian minds so easily. A dynasty ruled country still believes in ‘imported’, to keep the momentum. No vision and plans for development! While there are more definitive plans to divide on ‘secularism’ and ‘communalism’ agenda. Those able to lead, were sidelined by hook or […]

Water Of Disasters In India

June 10, 2013


Officially, 22000 people died during various flood, landslide and cyclone related disasters in India during 2001-2010, lost about 10,0000 cattle, damage to 1.5 crore houses, and lost 425 lakh hectares agriculture land. In a year, on an average Indian economic loss is estimated of Rs. 800 crores due to flood, while 35 crore Indian were […]

Think Eat And Save

May 28, 2013


Think . Eat . Save : The slogan for 2013’s World Environment Day that is celebrated on 5 June. Save Food Initiative is about ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ of UN to sustain 7 billion people now (9 billion by 2050), as 3rd of global food production is either wasted or lost, leading to 1 out of […]

Poorly Researched Height and Sanitation Link Study

March 15, 2013


I was going through an article published in The Hindu, an Indian national daily, based on the study by a researcher from Princeton University’s, titled ‘The long and short of open defecation‘, that correlates height of Indian children with poor sanitation. I have a few quick reflections on this article of Dean Spears, the researcher […]

Livelihood Links to Poor Water Quality in India: Alternates

November 30, 2012


“We had 200 vacancies, but we could not even fill even 50% of the posts,” said Group Captain T K Singha, Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry Of Defense. “Most of the students failed the basic medical test because of defects in bone structure,” said an officer. “This was not visible by the naked eye, nor […]