Garima Maheshwari

Concrete approach towards Bangladesh needed

Friday, 08 Dec 2017 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

India today shares deeper bilateral cooperation with Bangladesh than ever before. But it is time for New Delhi to move beyond just appeasing Dhaka with big-ticket projects and get down to the real work of helping it fight radical militants undermining rule of law in that country Hullabaloo over headline-grabbing ‘big...

Economic stagnation: Real problem is corruption

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

India’s economy is slowing and it is not because of demonetisation, the Goods and Services Tax or any other transient phenomenon. Factors responsible run deeper — at the root of the problem is graft at all levels which has become intrinsic to the system With India’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth...

When politics takes over commitment

Monday, 13 Nov 2017 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

Fiji's U-turn at the Conference of the Parties on climate change has stunned like-minded nations. The present deadlock will come as an obstruction to the goal of preserving the environment; it will, in fact, foster a culture of inaction What was expected and proclaimed to be a technical working conference, to...

Mystery behind Yavatmal farmers’ deaths

Friday, 27 Oct 2017 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

While political parties have started passing the buck over the sudden deaths of 36 cotton farmers, the mystery around their deaths has raised questions on the nature of GM cotton crops Toxic pesticide poisoning in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra, leading to the death of 36 farmers and leaving about 1,800 others...

Wetlands mismanagement exposes deeper crisis

Friday, 13 Oct 2017 | Garima Maheshwari | in Oped

In the entire hullabaloo over some experts' disgruntlement with the new wetland rules, what has been conveniently ignored is our collective failure to protect the wetlands which, unfortunately, are treated as nothing more than wastelands The Union Government’s new notification of the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules 2017 shows how the...


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