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It may not be a sudden impact, but climate change is nevertheless amongst the major of challenges facing humankind in this century. R K Pachauri, Director-General of TERI and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC highlights the challenges facing us. Exceprts from an interview with Suman Tarafdar.

The recent speech of the Prime Minister at the CII meeting, leading to a debate on reservations in the private sector, has perhaps raised relevant issues on the whole concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Indian business has had a tradition of providing financial support for activities that go beyond the narrow interest of the...

RIL's (Reliance Industries) investment proposal into city gas distribution makes eminent sense and needs to be welcomed. Not only would this improve the reliability of supplies to all consumers within the beneficiary cities, it would also reduce dependence on LPG imports. India imported about 2.33 million tonnes of LPG in 2004-05. It is expected...

Recently, two articles in these columns (November 16 and December 6, 2005) discussed about the security of energy supplies in India. We reiterate certain facts brought out in both the articles and put forth an analysis so that the issue of finitude of domestic coal reserves and related issues of energy security can be seen in right the...