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Several new media have happily started reporting the air quality situation in different cities of the country. Several times the concentration of pollutants exceed the standards specified at an alarming level. Unfortunately, these have become mere statistics that neither the governments seem to be responding to nor the society at large. Delhi is...

Climate change in the form of global warming induced by the accumulation of green-house gases in the atmosphere is already underway. For strategic purposes, one can distinguish between the implications of a moderate increase (2° C) and a catastrophic increase (5° C+). The moderate increases will affect hydrology, coastal zones, mountain...

When oil prices were reigning above $100 per barrel last year, the world, including India, was anticipating oil prices going up to nearly $200 in just a few months and as such had started preparing itself for oil “independence”. Today, when prices have been in the less than $50 range for some time, the fear of just a few months ago...

The manifestoes of both major parties in the country have devoted some space to green issues - possibly so explicitly for the first time in India's election history - and this should be viewed as an extremely positive development. Having said that, these statements would probably remain mere platitudes given the language in which they are couched....