Kota Sriraj

Kota Sriraj

The megacity problem

The megacity problem

Thursday, 13 September 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Given current-day threats and challenges posed by megacities, it is crucial that the metros of today be put through an ecological sustainability assessment A  shining India and a prosperous economy bring to mind sprawling megacities replete with skyline dotted with skyscrapers amid a labyrinth of super-smooth roads and high quality residences....

Climate change hits harder than ever

Thursday, 19 July 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Half-baked schemes to tackle air pollution will not lead us anywhere near the destination. Government must introspect, even start from scratch The collective inaction of countries across the world to contain the rising global temperatures is now all set to create a much bigger problem. According to a latest study published...

India on the path to attain carbon goals

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | Kota Sriraj

India has made great strides towards a low carbon economy. Further progress is dependent on proper implementation of solutions According to the latest World Bank report, India has doubled its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) within a decade which stood at $2.597 trillion at the end of 2017. Amid the Asian bigwigs...

Pollution plagues Gurugram

Thursday, 05 July 2018 | Kota Sriraj

It is shameful that India’s millennium city has become a living hell as diesel gensets are foremost contributors to air pollution. This has to change A recently released report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed that the use of diesel gensets (DG sets) in residential societies across Gurugram...

Welcome to choking India

Thursday, 28 June 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Plastic isn't the problem. It's what we do with it that eventually makes it a problem. Intentions have always been on the mark as far as India is concerned. Our country falters only when it comes to implementation. This differentiates us from other successful countries in the world On June 5,...

Robust monsoon the only palliative

Thursday, 21 June 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Given the sky rocketing pollution levels, especially in North India's Gangetic plains during winter, a robust monsoon is the only respite for a beleaguered environment as it washes out pollutants. India must embark on a long-term plan and strategy to recover its lost monsoons This time of the year a decade...

Groundwater contamination

Sunday, 17 June 2018 | Kota Sriraj

Ground water shortages have long been predicted but what is surprising is the rapid contamination of ground water with elements such as uranium and nitrate At a time when municipal water supplies are slowly drying up, people in urban and rural areas are increasingly banking on groundwater even though the availability...

Recycled plastic can be a threat too

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | Kota Sriraj

In India, rules and regulations pertaining to e-waste disposal are neither robust nor followed in spirit. The usage of black plastic in recycling in India is an urgent concern that needs to be studied in detail Plastics are known to be a toxic threat to human health and environment alike, but...

Sunday Edition

The Tamil Nadu political churn

16 September 2018 | Kumar Chellapan | Agenda

The unexplored Guwahati

16 September 2018 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Stuck in the loop of history

16 September 2018 | TANYA MAlIK | Agenda

A rare Ray treat

16 September 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | Agenda

Culture Lane

16 September 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda


16 September 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda