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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?

Seethe against smog, now

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

Reworking informal businesses

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

Who is cooking our recipe books?

A subtle marketing drive is changing our food habits and we do not even know it

The new extreme reality of floods

Floods are destroying vast parts of the country because of how we have mismanaged our floodplains

Jharkhand’s own Amul model

A model where small producers engage in a large-scale economic activity is an important model in the development laboratory of India

Coffee that will keep the Cauvery flowing

The cauvery evokes strong emotions. It brings angry people to the streets; chief ministers fast demanding its water. And why not? This water brings life to millions. From mega cities like Bengaluru to industries and farmers across Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and even Puducherry and Kerala, all want a share of its water.

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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. 

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