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Limits To Growth And Beyond – Part II

Affluence is a relative term in societal contexts because in each society standards there are rich and poor. But there are few in the world, as many from North as from South, who are rich…

Limits To Growth And Beyond – Part 1

In my post ‘Darker side of growth’ in European Journalism Centre I asked a question: In a pond if lotuses grow such that every next minute they double and if this minute the pond is…

Climate Literacy

It was a rainy afternoon when my friend Anupama Sen and I were stuck in the small coffee-shop in south Calcutta. Anupama is my childhood friend, now a renowned physician in the city with a…

To Drink Water From Air

The picture shows an atmospheric water generator, commercially known as Yeti AC-12, which can sit snugly in the corner of a room and generate as much as 10 gallons of pure drinking water per day…

Climate Change And Future Of Technology

“There can be no absolute reality, there can be no absolute truth”.                                  -Kevin Warwick While we discuss the Climate Change mitigation through economic, social and political options available to us and also on being innovative…

The Final Choice

Last evening, in a friendly discussion with a scientist friend of mine, my idea of combating Climate Change by conscious human choice to change life-styles (with a drastic reduction of consumption) along with a conserver…

The Immortality Question

This post is inspired by a talk by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, ex-Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health and a medical ethicist (see below for the full video of the talk) and works of Cambridge…

The Science of Conscience

Since our childhood we grow with various consciences! We have memories of success and failure, and we live and grow with them. We explore things, love and hate them, as per our consciousness. We become…

Not so clear Nuclear India

Presently, only 3% of India’s energy needs are met from nuclear sources. India plans to produce 20,000 MWe from the nuclear sector by 2020, increasing from the very low level of 3,700 MWe at present….

So, what’s new?

A lot actually. More than we care to know sometimes. There are so many new things around us that we sometimes fail to grasp the change. World is changing. Inside out. Literally, because every 4…

Anonymity in the Internet

Can someone track you down to your hometown from your email? [Read full post]

Shore Protection Works – The Bigger Picture Part III

There is little debate that Shore Protection Works of future need to be integrated with social, economic and ecologic aspects of our growth. [Read full post] Concluding part of a 3 part article.

Shore Protection Works – The Bigger Picture Part II

When the idea of shore starts to encompass highly populated cities and very important economic activity zones, the vulnerability issues of shores become intricately linked with social, economic and political issues as well. A threatened shore containing high demographic distribution, trade and commerce and strategic administrative/political location is more than a geo-morphological vulnerability; it is a direct threat to growth and prosperity of the country. [Read full post] Part II of a 3 part article.