RK Pachauri

RK Pachauri

Message for a violent world

Message for a violent world

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | RK Pachauri

Gandhian beliefs need to be spread to not only eliminate emerging conflicts but also arrest the wanton destruction of nature and the ecosystems of this planet It is a tragic irony that the worst act by terrorists involving wanton killing of innocent people in recent times took place on September 11,...

Modernist vanguards

Modernist vanguards

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 | RK Pachauri

As we gear up for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, young people must lead from the front to take on climate change challenges Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year. But few people understand the conditions under which this major initiative was introduced in 1970...

Leaders with hubris

Leaders with hubris

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | RK Pachauri

A large number of leaders, both at the global and the national levels, today appear to be victims of self-pride when they should be more humble and modest personalities It is significant that many knowledge organisations and institutions in this country prefer to work entirely on their own and seldom join...

In the worst of times

In the worst of times

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 | RK Pachauri

It is necessary for national governments to put in place safety measures so that vulnerable sections can be protected from the ill-effects of a downturn in economic activity When Charles Dickens wrote the following lines for his epic creation, A Tale of Two Cities, he obviously gave expression to the state...

Setback for climate action?

Setback for climate action?

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 | RK Pachauri

The UK has a strong climate change policy but before making the final call, Brexiteers must evaluate its long-term considerations that can impact all of Europe The inconclusive vote in the British Parliament on Brexit has brought to the surface serious issues that affect not only the members of the European...

Can we end the oil era?

Can we end the oil era?

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | RK Pachauri

It is questionable whether we should, like ending the stone age, stop using fuel. Or should we continue with its exploitation for the comfort of a select few? It was way back in October, 1973, that members of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) imposed an embargo on oil...

Captain Courageous

Captain Courageous

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | RK Pachauri

Once the World Cup nears, Virat Kohli will certainly feel equal to the task but it will be important for him to maintain confidence, unfailing courage and consistency as captain In the next few weeks, a billion people in India would experience supreme excitement watching the World Cup to be held...

A global challenge

A global challenge

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 | RK Pachauri

India has to realise that the 1.5oC target is now totally sacrosanct. This would require persuasion by stakeholders of national Governments to adopt effective measures  The Conference of the Parties (COP) with its 24th session as a part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place in...

Sunday Edition

Prioritising Strategic Economic Cooperation

22 September 2019 | Asoke Mukerji | Agenda

The complexities of caste system

22 September 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Agenda

Dukh, Dard and a Season of Hope

22 September 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Empower your mind for success

22 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘Casting procedure should be streamlined'

22 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pushing musical limit

22 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer