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Matter of taste

Our vegetables have become blemish-free, resistant to pest and long-lasting, but they have lost their flavour in the process

What's your view of the road?

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

Future is in our hands

We can make or break it, depending on whether we stand up and are counted or let markets drive democracies

2016: a year of growing dissent

This year, more than ever before, has been tumultuous, both in terms of economic politics and nature’s art

2016: a year of growing dissent

This year, more than ever before, has been tumultuous, both in terms economic politics and nature’s art

Revenge of the rich

Trump's election reflects the anger of the rich who did not get richer. This inequity is also at the core of the climate change challenge

What does the ascension of Donald Trump to US presidency mean for climate change? Also, what does Trump mean for our inter-connected and by now highly globalised world?

Reworking informal businesses

In countries like India, informal business is the existing order of the day

Brexit exposes globalisation's fatal flaw

It is clear that the world desperately needs a globalisation model that will work for all and not just some

The Brexit  vote—52 per cent of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU)—has important lessons for our desperately globalising world. It tells us that economic globalisation must be shaped by political globalisation. Growth that is not shaped by tolerance or is not inclusive will lead to anger and big consequences, mostly unintended. Brexit is the ugly face of that unintended consequence. 

US Matters

Why should we look at the US to check out its climate action plan? The fact is that the US is the world’s largest historical contributor to greenhouse gas emissions—the stock that is already in the atmosphere and already warming the earth’s surface—and the second largest contributor (after China) to annual emissions. What the US does makes a huge difference to the world’s fight against runaway climate change. It will also force others to act. It is, after all, the leader.

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