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The vulnerability of ecosystems, and, therefore, human beings, has resulted in this enormous global effort being made towards tackling the problem of climate change. By themselves, temperature variations and climatic changes that are off the mean by a few degrees would not have meant very much if millions of livelihoods, and indeed lives, were not...

It was in 1989 that Ali Shams Ardekani, former deputy foreign minister of Iran, and I came up with the concept of the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline. In 1990, I invited Ardekani to present this project at an international conference organised by us at New Delhi, and it received considerable interest, resulting in the Government of India...

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not only attracted widespread attention and created a major political fallout in the US, but has posed some major issues that impact the future of global energy policy and the international response to the growing challenge of climate change. Some general inferences can be drawn from this tragic occurrence,...

The energy sector is a high priority area for the government. Many measures have been tried to accelerate reforms in the sector - intense discussions took place for years on vertical unbundling of functions with limited success and new regulatory institutions have mushroomed all over the country providing a great extended employment opportunity to...

A recent visit to one of the east Asian countries brought into focus one major achievement that India needs to be proud of - an achievement that normally does not merit much attention in media circles. The reference here is to India's scientific and technical institutions, which in terms of capacity, represent a quantum improvement over the...