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The recent hike in prices of diesel and petrol had been anticipated for weeks. By the time it happened, the public was, to some extent, conditioned to accept the decision. However, a single move such as this cannot remove the politics embedded in oil product prices. It is, thus, hardly surprising that the political parties of the Left and others...

India just had one of the steepest increases in the prices of two crucial petroleum products - petrol and diesel. It is often stated that the reason for this increase is high international crude oil price. However, the price rise is also an outcome of the cascading effect of taxes.

Painful as it might seem in the short run, India would be far better off with higher oil product prices if they reflect inevitable current and future global realities.

It is difficult to understand why the Indian public was partly unprepared for the increase in the price of diesel and petrol effected by the government this month. It is, of course, another matter that some political parties would have opposed the move anyway, because they need to maintain consistency in their well-established stands on these...

This is a refreshingly honest and absorbing account of a remarkable period in Indian cricket presented by perhaps India's most successful coach. John Wright has, of course, resisted the temptation of glorifying his own role in the success of the team, leaving the reader to draw his own conclusions. The book is well written, and like his own...

The increase in prices of petrol and diesel seems to have been imminent given the steep increase in the international price of crude oil. However, the haze surrounding the whole issue of petroleum product pricing remains as dense.

em>A Renewable Portfolio Standard is a policy instrument that ensures renewable energy promotion in a way that is compatible with competitive electricity markets. Power generation in India is currently dominated by coal, though the country also has significant renewable energy potential (1,40,000 MW) from wind, small hydro, biomass and solar...

The World Environment Day's theme this year, 'Deserts and Desertification', is a problem which the global community recognized when it adopted in 1994 the Convention to Combat Desertification. World Environment Day is observed worldwide to focus attention on a set of global problems that human society cannot ignore much longer. The UN generally...