India generates around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, but the amended rules for its management provide no road map towards reduction. If anything, it only gives the FMCG industry cause for cheer, say environmentalists.
No, the death penalty is not the answer. But an efficient and speedy system of justice — from reporting to conviction — is likely to be. Till we reach the point, we can only grieve and rage and feel guilty.
What do you do when you see an accident victim on the street, unconscious and bleeding? Or when the young girl opposite you in the bus is being evidently harassed? Can you, as a bystander, intervene and help?
The Centre has been actively promoting municipal bonds as a source to fund development of cities, but those with lower credit ratings may not find it a very smooth option to raise money through the same.
In 2014, the government launched FASTag in order to provide for seamless movement at toll plazas. But what do rules say about cars without FASTag getting into fast lanes? And what is the latest take on that by the Parliamentary Standing Committee?
What is ambient air pollution? How is ambient monitoring different from emissions monitoring? How useful are low cost monitors? A citizen’s guide to pollution monitoring related terms and their real significance in improving air quality.
What is wrong in a state carving out its identity through a flag of its own? States with strong identities have historically performed well. Besides, in India with all its diversity, a federal structure alone can bring the best governance.
Products we use every day affect our water footprint to a large extent. As summer approaches, and the fear of water shortage rises in our cities, here are a few switches that can help save the precious resource and avert crisis.
Roses, food and water for protesting farmers are all fine, but the nation’s policy makers and city residents must not forget what led to the rally. Time to realize that without a strong rural Bharat, urban India is doomed.
8 hours. A day’s wages foregone for the daily earner. A day’s leave for the employed. And unearthly hours and hassle for all. That’s what updating your Aadhaar entails, as this Mumbai citizen finds out.
In the wake of the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to the street pakoda seller as an employment statistic, the author takes up the cause of street vendors across the nation and voices their real concerns.