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Vision 2020: Are we getting anywhere?

By A H Scott Lyngdoh The region comprising eight states, unevenly connected one with the other and containing a diverse mosaic of cultures is a fairly large land mass, inhabited by 39 million people, not small by Asian standards. It is a land of self invention, fascinating and at some levels unknowable. Rich in natural resources and a storehouse of floral and faunal bio- [Full Article...]

Modi’s saffron detractors try to spoil the party

By Lalit Sethi Even as Narendra Modi promises the moon and tells voters that he will clean up the system of corrupt and criminals among politicians, especially elected ones within a year, his detractors within the Sangh Parivar have polished their knives to run him down. Even as Modi speaks of giving love to all Indians regardless of faith and castes, his principal foe, [Full Article...]

Politics of hallucination is losing out

By M. J.  Akbar Every so often small facts light up a large truth. One such nugget appeared in last Monday’s Indian Express. This newspaper tracks, within many layers of election coverage, where any principal campaigner has been the previous day. And so there was a record of Narendra Modi chopper-hopping through Karnataka, reviving BJP in a state where the party has seen highs [Full Article...]

Model cities that could be adapted to Shillong, Meghalaya

Making Shillong a sustainable City By Anjali Nath Sweden is the most sustainable country in the world and it is said that Sweden ranks first in the EU for the use of renewable energy (47%) and organic food consumption. The country’s ambition is to become the first zero petroleum energy country by 2020. In addition, Sweden is working towards zero waste, while it has [Full Article...]

Earth Day 2014: Greening Cities

By Helen LaFave What will you do today? Over 1 billion people in 192 countries will participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. It all started on April 22, 1970, when over 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, auditoriums and classrooms to demonstrate peacefully for a healthy environment and a sustainable way of life. This [Full Article...]

Making Shillong a sustainable City

Model cities that could be adapted to Shillong, Meghalaya By Anjali Nath Sweden is the most sustainable country in the world and it is said that Sweden ranks first in the EU for the use of renewable energy (47%) and organic food consumption.  The country’s ambition is to become the first zero petroleum energy country by 2020.  In addition, Sweden is working towards zero [Full Article...]

Earth Day 2014: Greening Cities

By Helen LaFave What will you do today?  Over 1 billion people in 192 countries will participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.  It all started on April 22, 1970, when over 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, auditoriums and classrooms to demonstrate peacefully for a healthy environment and a sustainable way of life.  This [Full Article...]