RK Pachauri

RK Pachauri

Preventable reality

Preventable reality

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 | RK Pachauri

The comprehensive listing of threats that can emerge this year, published by the Astana Club, is specific to Eurasian countries but has lessons for the entire world The Astana Club based in Kazakhstan has brought out a useful document which assesses the top 10 risks for Eurasia in 2020. There are...

Path to sustainable future

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 | RK Pachauri

Those who raise the spectre of degrowth in the world need convincing on regrowth, involving nature and Gandhian principles In a world that has reached unprecedented levels of aggregate wealth, we look around and find that the human condition is far from satisfactory and deviates substantially from the state of happiness...

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,...

Manage plastic waste

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 | RK Pachauri

It is unfortunate that even as we have sustainable practices for plastic use, along with laws and regulations in place, enforcement remains extremely weak On World Environment Day 2018, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) brought out an informative publication along with other partners where it said: “Our planet is drowning...

Remove the chill

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | RK Pachauri

The time has come to provide new orientation to India-China relations. The two nations must come together and work towards the establishment of global peace and security The outcome of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit to China has been positive, not only in terms of India explaining its stand but...

Leadership without care

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 | RK Pachauri

It’s unfortunate that leaders choose to ignore the truth or deliberately serve the interests of lobbies who want to maximise profits without regard for the future impact of climate change The UK has been quite unique as a developed nation, having enacted the country’s Climate Change Act in 2008. According to...

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

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...

Sunday Edition

India should use cash crops to its strategic advantage

23 January 2022 | Javare Gowda | Agenda

Being Adivasi

23 January 2022 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf | Life: harmony of opposites

23 January 2022 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Are you secure?

23 January 2022 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Meditate on colours

23 January 2022 | Aarrti Zaveri | Agenda

Dynamics of Karma & Destiny

23 January 2022 | Hingori | Agenda