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Aap ki caste kya hai? (What is your caste?) Aap ki caste kya hai? (What is your caste?)
This shabbily dressed thing drenched in sweat and stinking like a bin opens his big mouth full of an ugly reddish substance, lets wind out of his broken brown molars, and asks – kya naam hai, bhai?
Shall we just say ‘prevention is more complicated than the cure’? Shall we just say ‘prevention is more complicated than the cure’?
Let’s not forget that some of us simply do not understand either the theoretical or the practical aspects of the so-called culture of prevention. My country has prospered on the strength of its widespread culture of reaction. We wait to see what precisely brought about a particular disaster – for instance, what aspect of engineering precision was mi
Why Agni? Light up the grassroots, instead, you people in power! Why Agni? Light up the grassroots, instead, you people in power!
I am anxious as I will have to face questions to which my metrosexual and logical mind has very annoying answers, and on the other hand, my ruthless, rowdy, base, Genghis Khan-influenced and a false Punjabi ego-massaged mind has answers that I will never want to share with an already independent and brilliant (and as-yet baggage-free) Georgie.
A New Reason to Not Be Upset with Carbon Offset? A New Reason to Not Be Upset with Carbon Offset?
It is perfectly understandable that many passionate people working in development and sustainability remain downbeat about the glacial speed of progress to arrive at a meaningful global deal to tackle climate chaos.
Fat of the matter Fat of the matter
In our skewed world, 'healthy' is expensive, premium, exclusive. At least, it is positioned as such. Thus, the moment we think ‘organic’, one of the first things that comes to mind is that this will involve switching over to a more expensive lifestyle. Organic is trendy and not affordable for everyone. It is so trendy that hardly anyone stops...
Could less consumer choice be a good thing? Could less consumer choice be a good thing?
So you buy fair-trade or eco-friendly products, and you think that is a good thing, right? Think again. What if so-called ‘ethical consumers’ are the very ones standing between us a sustainable future?

I’m crazy, right? Maybe, but here is why I say it. By creating a premium-priced, niche market for ‘ethical consumption’, companies...
Why the rise of China’s and India’s mid-sized cities is a conundrum for the green economy movement? Why the rise of China’s and India’s mid-sized cities is a conundrum for the green economy movement?
When archaeologists recently announced that they had just discovered the ape-like remains of our primitive ancestors in South Africa, it was hailed as homo sapiens’ ‘missing link’ – the genetic bridge between modern humans and their older, less evolved predecessors.
Carbon Social Responsibility: Sourcing building materials locally Carbon Social Responsibility: Sourcing building materials locally
...I question how many FM organizations really understand the 'ripple' impact on their community, CSR, or indeed on the environment, let alone being able to provide 'specific' insights. The monitoring of travel and transport carbon emissions, mapped as a visual geo footprint, can tell us much about the FM CSR impact.
Is Chief Resiliency Officer the dream job of tomorrow? Is Chief Resiliency Officer the dream job of tomorrow?
If in 2007 you were to tell someone that just four years later we would live in a world where banks are nationalized (to bail out a failed economic system), nature is privatized (to generate new wealth from ecosystem services), and the Middle East was the centre of the universe for democratic revolution, at best you would have been laughed at.
No candlelight vigil and no protest march: The inglorious death of Umesh Kant Pandey No candlelight vigil and no protest march: The inglorious death of Umesh Kant Pandey
There is some difference between status messaging ‘R.I.P. MF Hussain’, ‘R.I.P. Nawab Pataudi’, or ‘R.I.P. Michael Jackson’ on the one hand, and doing ‘R.I.P. Umesh Pandey’ on the other. Preposterous, most would exclaim.
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