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Dear Irani, say you are self-taught and move on

Aug 29, 2014

Dear Irani, say you are self-taught and move on

This is not a country that produces self taught leaders or intellectuals with the mental toughness and self confidence to say they are self educated. #InMyOpinion #Education #Yale University #Smriti Irani #Ministry of Human Resource Development #Credentials
200 crore roadside trees  How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Jun 22, 2014

200 crore roadside trees How Nitin Gadkari's math is flawed

Not just highways, every road in India will have to be lined with trees to achieve Nitin Gadkaris target. Will his government then turn to claim natural forests in the name of development? #HowThisWorks #BJP #Nitin Gadkari #MNREGA #Ministry of Environment and Forests #Trees #200 crore trees #Rural development ministry
After backing the Yamuna, AAP faces green test on water, power

Jan 27, 2014

After backing the Yamuna, AAP faces green test on water, power

The governments before never took up the battle seriously. But the only way out of perpetual shortage and the subsidy cycle is to make rainwater and solar power harvesting mandatory in the capital. #India #Sheila Dikshit #NewsTracker #Arvind Kejriwal #Greenpeace #Delhi Development Authority #Aam Aadmi Party #Akshardham temple #2010 Commonwealth Games
Uttarakhand tragedy Why development couldn't save lives

Jun 30, 2013

Uttarakhand tragedy Why development couldn't save lives

The reasonable risk involved in the growth of tourism and hydel industries is loss of hundreds lives of the local poor who are apparently benefiting from development. #India #ConnectTheDots #Uttarakhand #Vijay Bahuguna #Uttarakhand floods #Development projects #India development
The growth vs green debate Not in the name of the poor

Feb 04, 2013

The growth vs green debate Not in the name of the poor

The poor custodians of natural resources on the ground have become dispensable pawns in the games the growth and the green lobbies play. #Development #InMyOpinion #MINING #forests #tribals #natural resources
How a bad decision in 1970 caused Mumbai's deaths today

Apr 19, 2012

How a bad decision in 1970 caused Mumbai's deaths today

The causes for the two deaths on the Central Railway on Thursday have their roots in the refusal of the Maharashtra Government to shift its own headquarters to Navi Mumbai in the 1970's. #ConnectTheDots #Bandra Kurla Complex #Navi Mumbai #Maharashtra government #Mumbai Suburban Railway #MMR Development Authority #Central Line