Category Archives for Climate Change

Ecosystems, Climate Change, Vulnerability and Economics connect

There’s a new demon on the block lately. You may have heard of it. Penguins usually model for its publicity posters. Yes, it’s called CLIMATE CHANGE. The solutions presented for this new problem are however, not new- sustainable development with … Continue reading

14. May 2012 by admin
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Going beyond Doomsday Prophecies

There are a bunch of Doomsday Prophets and ‘Green’ Proponents telling all who wish or do not wish to listen that we are creating a huge problem on planet Earth. Humans are polluting, degrading, depleting and annihilating living and non-living … Continue reading

14. May 2012 by admin
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Q&A – A Layperson’s Queries about Renewable Energy

We are all somewhere sceptical about renewable energy. It still seems rather unbelievable that we can actually power our homes and gadgets by harnessing energy from the Sun or the Wind or for Heaven’s sake Cow dung and Organic waste!! … Continue reading

17. March 2012 by admin
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Hot Water Chullahs (HWC)

What Rural Women Want is the Hot Water Chullah (and what Men would too, if they cooked)..! The Hot Water Chullah is an in-house design by WOTR that brings about proper oxidation and so is a more efficient and relatively … Continue reading

17. March 2012 by admin
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Rural electrification can sometimes be meaningless…

It requires considerable skill to bike up the winding, treacherous slope to Khandwawadi, a hamlet about 5 km from the main village and right at the top of the plateau or pathaar. Coming down without skidding off the muddy slope … Continue reading

15. March 2012 by admin
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Did Maalwadi Gaothan have bright future?

Maalwadi Gaothan is a hamlet that is not on the electricity grid at all.  All the houses in this hamlet use kerosene lamps for lighting up their homes. These dim lights, barely sufficient to light up even one small room … Continue reading

15. March 2012 by admin
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Solar Parabolic Cooker @ Gunjalwadi

Solar cooking – lunch at Gunjalwadi primary school Under the mid-day meal scheme at Gunjalwadi Primary School, lunch for about 40 students works out to about 4 kg of rice along with dal, or vegetables as per the day’s menu.  … Continue reading

15. March 2012 by admin
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RE Editorial

What is freaking the world out of its mind is the spectre of China’s and India’s poor developing.  70% of half of the world’s population is poised for growth – which means, that much energy demand, and that much carbon … Continue reading

15. March 2012 by admin
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Five months in India: An odyssey of mind and body

A week before my trip to India, I opened a Word document and titled it “What do I know about India so far.” After two and a half sentences I called off the charade. I was reading books about the … Continue reading

23. September 2011 by admin
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Copping Change

“You’re a cop, why do you work on water issues?” Rajesh Gupta, Deputy Inspector General, Intelligence, PHQ, Bhopal, has been asked this question umpteen number of times. “It’s because I’m a cop that I’m working on water issues,” he counters … Continue reading

30. April 2011 by admin
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