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Zero is a Nice Number

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Of the many crusaders for a new world order in the last hundred years Muhammad Yunus seems to be one of the most persuasive. His idea of a new world…

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India’s Coal Story

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India’s Coal Story – From Damodar to Zambezi by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee, (Sage Publications India, April 2017) is an entertaining as much as an informative read. But to say that ‘Choose…

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Total Recall – The Untold Story of Akshaya Patra

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A few corporate stars associated with Akshaya Patra ensured that it got excellent press in recent years. The media has been lapping up the stories of how more than a…

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Informative, But Weak on Wish List

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State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2016 By Girija Srinivasan & Narasimhan Srinivasan, March 2017, Sage Publication he second State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) report is highly informative and offers rare…

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Is There a Vision for a Healthy India?

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This is the story of India in almost all fields – pockets of excellence but rank callousness in everything else. Perhaps primary health is one of the worst, followed by…

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Priceless Wisdom of the Common People

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Large scale distress among Indian farmers resulting in hundreds of them committing suicides each year is blamed primarily on their financial plight. A closer look into why they get into…

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The Irony of Jobless Growth And Employment

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The Indian economy may be growing at a brisk 7 plus percent, but is it resulting in corresponding growth in employment? It is not. Are the poor households most affected…

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$4.5 Trillion Opportunity From Waste to Wealth by 2030

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WASTE TO WEALTH: CREATING ADVANTAGE IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY by Lacy, Peter, Rutqvist, Jakob, examines how the circular economy is disrupting the way we produce and consume products. It proves…