Shivaji Sarkar

Shivaji Sarkar

India’s low HDI rank reflects poverty, inequality

India’s low HDI rank reflects poverty, inequality

Saturday, 17 September 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The United Nations HDI Report must warn the policy makers in India of growing inequality and stress among people Arank loss on the UN Human Development Index is a grave indicator of India’s overall social and economic performance that invites investment and global participation. India slipped to 132 from 131 last...

RUSH TO BUILD ROADS, DAMS RUINS HIMALAYAS

RUSH TO BUILD ROADS, DAMS RUINS HIMALAYAS

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The nation has learnt little from the June 2013 Kedarnath tragedy Damage to the fragile Himalayas is said to be the reason for most natural calamities and severe heating up of the Indian subcontinent, and even the economic woes. An Indo-US Monsoon study linked the Himalayas to the formation of cyclones up...

RBI must urge the Govt to check infra spending

RBI must urge the Govt to check infra spending

Saturday, 11 June 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The central bank’s rate hikes have come too late, as both retail and wholesale inflation soared The Reserve Bank of India raising the key policy interest rates by 0.5 per cent to 4.9 per cent, the second in five weeks, indicates further tightening and also raises the question how for the...

March to 2047: BJP targets poor, ease of living

March to 2047: BJP targets poor, ease of living

Thursday, 02 June 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The party’s stress is more on man-to-man contact by lakhs of party workers in the most remote villages The BJP is setting goals to work continuously till India's independence centenary in 2047, riding on the strength of its strong eight-year of reign 'ensuring ease of living' for the poor and the...

The religious economy: $40 billion and growing

The religious economy: $40 billion and growing

Monday, 23 May 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

Indians undertake more pilgrimages than business trips and spend more on pilgrimage than travel for education purposes The temple economy is as large as the Indian budget and is sustaining the country. Its contours across religious denominations - Hindu, Muslim and Christians - are much wider than expected. It is changing...

Climate resilience: $94 trillion investment at stake

Climate resilience: $94 trillion investment at stake

Monday, 16 May 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

Nobody can prevent climate change but the world cannot also plunge into investing billions of dollars down an abyss Amid rising disaster risk threats to infrastructure, the world plans massive investments of $94 trillion for disaster resilience in the India-initiated Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The catch line is what the...

Price hike, profiteering ravage all, growth a mirage

Price hike, profiteering ravage all, growth a mirage

Monday, 09 May 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

Most companies are raising prices in response to the global supply squeeze in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war Hyper-inflation - rapid, excessive, and out-of-control general price increases - has become a serious issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi talking to states for bringing down the fuel prices, supposedly a key...

Ayush: Unhindered access to traditional medicine

Ayush: Unhindered access to traditional medicine

Tuesday, 26 April 2022 | Shivaji Sarkar

The Indian transformation can change the way the world uses medicine and make India an international competitor with its healing concepts  India is leading a global healthcare radical transformation by reimagining critical, unhindered access traditional medicine by setting up a WHO centre likely to generate billions of dollars of business. It...

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