'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds’. Physicist R. Oppenheimer recalled these lines from the Gita after watching the first nuclear test in July 1945. With the world now sitting on a huge nuclear stockpile, can we hope to avoid that destruction?
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During the bicentennial year of the birth of Ishvarchandra , instead of focusing on tradition and modernity, Brian A. Hatcher proposes two important dimensions of the man: the major and the minor Vidyasagar.
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During the bicentennial year of the birth of Ishvarchandra , what does it mean to celebrate the man and honour his legacy? Brian A. Hatcher writes:

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In Sep 2019 PM Modi announced a target of 450GW of renewable energy capacity for India at UN Climate Action Summit. Such an overambitious target for solar energy could destabilize India’s complex power sector & threaten energy security, writes @[email protected]
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The Char Dham project, on a fast track schedule to be completed by December 2021, has evaded mandatory environmental scrutiny, despite proposing to destroy about 690 ha of forests with 55,000 trees & to evacuate an estimated 20M cubic metres of soil.
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A photo essay by @[email protected] on the Brahma Kshatriyas of , whose association with the Mughal and the Nizam’s administration produced a unique syncretic culture.
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India's overambitious targets for solar energy could destabilize its power sector and threaten energy security. Rather than 'green' political posturing, the country must plan an energy transition based on its developmental interests. @[email protected] writes.
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The prestigious Pariyojana to widen roads to Uttarakhand’s pilgrimage sites is being rapidly pushed forward without heed to the environmental & social consequences. Several laws have been bypassed in the process. @[email protected] writes.
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India's overambitious targets for solar energy could destabilize its power sector and threaten energy security. Rather than 'green' political posturing, the country must plan an energy transition based on its developmental interests. @[email protected] writes:
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"It is critical for public and private sources of capital to come together and develop ingenious methods to ensure that capital flow to the social sector is unhindered and capital is utilised effectively to generate a lasting impact for the community."
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For the locked-down Indian economy, standard ways of estimating employment levels can be misleading. Estimates of current unemployment may well be actually higher.
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New in @[email protected]: On the environmental violations of the Char Dham project; On India's overambitious targets for solar energy. Join our mailing list and get these in your inbox.
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If America has a race problem, then ‘desis’ have an even bigger one. Indians have carried their trappings of caste, class, and patriarchy to the US. Sumana Kasturi on the responses to Kamala Hariss’ nomination.

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None of the ideas discussed in NEP 2020 can be operationalised without a clear road map to transform the way teachers are positioned in the Indian educational system. @[email protected] underlines key points to be addressed. Follow thread for more:

"Social stock exchanges now operate across the globe. Support should be extended to such initiatives in India’s efforts to enable the country to catch up with the rest of the world."

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India’s official employment numbers are calculated based on conditions in ‘normal’ times. In these extraordinary circumstances we need to interpret current data with caution. Ex-NSC head @[email protected] & senior statistician Aloke Kar explain.
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The abysmally low participation of women in paid work in India even today is very worrying. Policy interventions should look at how to encourage higher work participation, through offers of higher wages and better social security.
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NEP 2020 is not clear about the working conditions & salaries of ‘local’ teachers, nor is there any clarity about who will hire them. Like all the previous policies, too pays only lip service to the importance of teachers. @[email protected] writes
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"It is critical to spread awareness promoting the use of capacity building fund among all stakeholders of social enterprises, particularly philanthropic donors, CSR spenders & the government."
Varsha Aithala of @[email protected] writes:
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