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It’s that time of the year again

The air pollution concern is today widespread, but there is an incomplete agenda that needs further attention

E-vehicles or e-mobility?

India has unique reasons for faster adoption of electric vehicles, but we need to be bold and aggressive in our plans

What's your view of the road?

If we are not able to walk, we cannot really build a vibrant public transport network

BS-IV checkmate

The country has a massive problem of older and more polluting vehicles. But why should this be an argument for delaying transition?

Pet coke conundrum

We are buying the world’s dirtiest fuel as if we have no worries of air pollution. This needs to change

The undisclosed air pollutants

How furnace oil and pet coke are choking us as policy fails to stay ahead of underground developments

The undisclosed air pollutants

How furnace oil and pet coke are choking us as policy fails to stay ahead of underground developments

Seethe against smog, now

Why is it we cannot get our act together to implement actions against air pollution? 

Wheels are turning

Let’s share cars; take a bus or metro; cycle or walk

Early this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even scheme of the Delhi government. This is a scheme to ration car usage so that in the critically polluted winter months only half the vehicles are on the road. Their arguments were that the scheme had led to enormous inconvenience and worse, daily pollution data showed no impact on air quality. Cars, they said, were not responsible for pollution. 

Who can touch diesel?

Volkswagen diesel car scam is of no consequence to us. India’s diesel vehicle industry is so powerful that even this exposé of the cover-up of diesel emissions is like water off a duck’s back to them. They should be renamed Teflon Diesel. They will ride it out, literally, even if it means we choke and die from deadly emissions of their vehicles.

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