Nearly three billion cubic metres of water per year has been diverted from irrigation projects to other uses in Maharashtra state, and a new National Water Policy is now in danger of allowing the same to happen across India. Should water be used as an ‘economic good’?
A company in one of India’s poorest states is delivering electricity to the rural poor, using only rice husk.
India’s environment ministry has been one of the most enthusiastic receptors of a report that seeks to place market value on biodiversity. But its timing coincides with a tragic attempt to protect those same assets from the uncompromising expansion of the country’s coal industry.
Bihar, a state with some of India’s most sophisticated ancient history, now has some of its deepest-rooted problems. Political crossroads are here again with this month’s state government elections, and vying politicians are promising renewable energy to win votes.
Or is it backwards? Nostalgia for the not-so-distant days when India was a nation of farmers is linking city dwellers with ambitious agriculturalists.
An investigation into honey sold in India finds most brands to be heavily laced with antibiotics, a double standard that is unacceptable for honey sold in developed countries.
British beatboxer Schlomo and Rajasthani morchang player Raies Khan flex their throats
Everyone rides around on the back of motorbikes in India, with no helmet on, so you grow to think it’s okay. I was doing it myself just this morning, to get to a work meeting. And then this evening we passed an accident, and a little girl was lying crumpled in the road, and I [...]
Dancing, singing, food and sequins: India certainly knows how to throw a street party.
I had a very strange journey to work this morning. I walked out of my apartment in Bangalore, along the pavement at the side of the road, and to the cab rank where the autos were all in a neat row, out of the way of other traffic in an area designated by painted [...]
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