RK Pachauri

RK Pachauri

Replace GDP as a count

Replace GDP as a count

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 | RK Pachauri

GDP as a measure of human well-being and progress is flawed. A new set of metrics that can be implemented across the world is the need of the hour The entire focus and preoccupation on Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a measure of human progress and advancement has obviously been taken...

Follies of allocation

Follies of allocation

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 | RK Pachauri

It is obvious that spending on education can yield major economic returns. India must invest in this sector as it guarantees an all-round spinoff Subsidies are often part of public policy but in several cases can be used for helping vested interests and often result in misallocation of resources.  A...

Listen to the youth

Listen to the youth

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 | RK Pachauri

Where adults have shown a deadening inertia for change, young people are now taking the lead and demanding action because what is at stake is their future Jack Andraka was in high school and only 15 when he won the grand prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair...

Imaginative policy truths

Imaginative policy truths

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 | RK Pachauri

The new Government under Modi has received a huge mandate. It is essential that it moves swiftly to correct some of the distortions, which represent historical flaws The economic situation across the world is fraught with several uncertainties today, which are clearly the result of a number of political developments...

We need disruptive action

We need disruptive action

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | RK Pachauri

Current trends are such that they threaten the very survival of this planet. All political parties, not just in India but across the globe, must come together to reverse this situation Several developments in various parts of the world today merit action which deviates from prevailing trends.  Often, these are the...

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...

State Editions

Work underway to make 5 cities plastic-free by 2020

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Sultan of Kedah Malaysia visits IMA Dehradun

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

CEO suggests new museum in Kedarnath

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Pritam request Harish Rawat to camp in Pithoragarh

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Youth & women voters hold the key

19 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

Sunday Edition

From the Kehwa Khanas to the Socials

17 November 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

The Mystic pillars that unveiled a great king

17 November 2019 | Somen Sengupta | Agenda

Guru Nanak’s guide to leading a virtuous life

17 November 2019 | Excerpt | Agenda

Champions of Earth

17 November 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | ‘A star abused me on sets’

17 November 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

DIFFerent experience

17 November 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer