RK Pachauri

RK Pachauri

The global warming goal and India

The global warming goal and India

Friday, 19 October 2018 | RK Pachauri

Hopefully, the assessment made by some of the best scientists in the world, working under the IPCC, will bring about urgent shifts in the manner that we use fossil fuels and conventional sources of energy The early part of October has been taken up worldwide in a debate and discussion on...

Authoritarianism and the global commons

Friday, 29 June 2018 | RK Pachauri

The answer to the problem of environmental degradation lies in widespread awareness. The economic merits inherent in feasible solutions and in mobilising the youth, in particular, are the way forward The re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has led analysts and scholars to comment on an intensified move that this development represents...

lateral entry, upward expertise in Government

Friday, 15 June 2018 | RK Pachauri

While in a democracy an important issue like civil service reform would understandably become a subject of hot political debate, it would help if political parties at least appreciate the need for change and improvement A significant news item just disseminated mentions that 10 positions at the level of Joint Secretary...

Petroleum prices and India's energy security

Friday, 01 June 2018 | RK Pachauri

India has not been effective in achieving energy security. Strategic vision is essential for creating a secure energy future. Efficiency of energy supply/use must be the key in defining energy strategy The issue of energy security came into prominence in the mid-1970s after the oil price shock of 1973-74, when global...

Towards a more equitable form of economics

Friday, 18 May 2018 | RK Pachauri

Our fascination with the American way of life has set us on a path that a populous nation like ours can neither sustain ecologically nor afford for its inherent political and sociological consequences A recent issue of the magazine Prospect, published in the UK, carries many pages devoted to the subject...

Earth Day and life under water

Friday, 04 May 2018 | RK Pachauri

The commemorative event has focussed on local environmental problems, ignoring the impact on global commons. We must understand the enormous damage inflicted to all forms of life The 22nd of April each year is observed as Earth Day, an initiative which was introduced by a visionary politician, Senator Gaylord Nelson of...

Gone with the wind, literally

Friday, 20 April 2018 | RK Pachauri

Wind energy, particularly offshore wind, provides growing promise across the globe. In terms of generating wind power as also manufacturing equipment, India has a lot of catching up to do A lesser known legal battle lost by US President Donald Trump in the UK Supreme Court in 2015 was on blocking...

Sethusamudram project, a misadventure

Saturday, 07 April 2018 | RK Pachauri

While both the Suez and Panama Canals have gigantic volumes of shipping, which makes them economically viable, in India, the Sethusamudram Canal project is almost dead The shipping industry and the global economy have benefitted enormously from engineering innovations like the Suez Canal which was opened in 1869 connecting the Mediterranean...

Sunday Edition

Sri Lanka: The road to recovery

21 October 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Lessons from Hyderabad airport

21 October 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | Agenda

The Indian Guru in Kenya

21 October 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | Agenda

The fragility of dreams

21 October 2018 | Ronica Wahi | Agenda

Culture Lane

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda

OddlyEnough

21 October 2018 | Pioneer | Agenda