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Weather is 2017 person of the year

The biggest headline of 2017 is not deadly air pollution, but the catastrophe of weather changes that are bringing distress across India’s rural areas

Rare privilege of reflection

In India, there are so many things that need to be done and all to be done yesterday. How do you choose your priority?

Diseases of a lifestyle: the transition to avoid

Can we not go from being poor but unhealthy to being rich and healthy? Why should we inherit diseases that can be junked? 

Tough problems need tough solutions

In spite of all the noise about air pollution, we are doing everything to make it worse

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

Waste not the dissent

For so long we have used backyards of our cities as dumping grounds, but people in poor neighbourhoods are saying enough is enough

Old answers for ‘new’ monsoon

Mitigating floods and droughts has only one answer: obsessive attention to building millions and millions of connected and living water structures

Matter of taste

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

Sin tax for redemption

The Goods and Services Tax of 40 per cent on “sugar-sweetened aerated and flavoured water” has a big bang impact on public health

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