We need to operationalise policy on the assumption that increased frequency of extreme weather events and deepening impacts are the new baseline
Old answers for ‘new’ monsoon
Local authorities in Delhi can use imaginative by-laws to clean up the city
Pine forests are depleting natural water resources in the Himalayas
Can a barren land be turned into a food forest?
Till two years ago, a plot of 38 hectares in Telangana was barren, but soon it will be a venue for an international convention on permaculture
What is the cost of doubling farmers’ income by 2022?
The farmers have to make an investment of Rs 463 billion in the next five years
How the GST has affected traditional weavers in West Bengal
Orders from wholesalers have dried up, affecting the weavers' income
Bridging the rural-urban divide
Instead of setting overambitious targets, the government should ensure speedy implementation of the Rurban Mission
Driving stereotypes out of the boundary
17-year-old Kavita, who built a girls’ cricket team in an urban slum, hopes to represent team India
Matter of taste
Our vegetables have become blemish-free, resistant to pest and long-lasting, but they have lost their flavour in the process
Worrying trend of hospital deaths
Recent death of children in Gorakhpur hospital is emblematic of a larger malaise
At tender age, she teaches girls to be tough
Tough to the core, this Mumbai girl teaches Karate to young girls of her locality and eyes a job in the Indian Army
Naveen’s journey from child labour to young inventor
After rejoining school, this boy from Andhra Pradesh has won a national prize for inventing a cleaner cooking method
Little singer and public speaker of Dwarka
Jyoti Ramji Parmar and Sherbano Kasambhai Aamda from Dwarka district of Gujarat.have been using their talent and public speaking skills to advocate the importance of education
Starting young, changing lives
This boy from Bihar does not leave a single stone unturned to ensure that children in his village can study in proper schools
Gurugram as a Solar City
Addressing consumers' challenges could lead to greater conversion to solar energy
Unstoppable Marthal: building a better future for herself and others
A young girl, who almost quit school, has cleared UPSC prelims and encourages other children by coaching football
A musical journey to overcome child marriage
Two sisters from a remote Jharkhand hamlet recount their journey through discrimination towards self-belief
Can farming mean a permanent renewal of life?
For the past three decades, the practice of permaculture has found acceptance from not just rural communities in India but also from urbanites who want to connect with nature
Yashpal wore many hats and fit them all
As a defender of the scientific temper, his major concern was the rise of irrationality even among the educated Indians
Will the Third Pole spring any surprises in a warming world?
Changing climate is altering the Himalayas and there is little data to understand the extent of it
The Behaviour Puzzle
Stigmatising the powerless is not the way to a cleaner India, but only a more ashamed India
Blame it on Hirakud?
The CAG has rapped the Odisha government for not keeping the dam's water level in check and failing to prevent flooding in downstream areas
Glimpses of Ghana: a changing profile?
In spite of declining poverty, residents of Ghana still struggle for subsistence
Sin tax for redemption
The Goods and Services Tax of 40 per cent on “sugar-sweetened aerated and flavoured water” has a big bang impact on public health