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Anniversary Special 2016

Anniversary Special 2016

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India is an ideal country for solar energy

Jan 11, 2016

Chetan Maini, who developed India's first-ever commercial electric car, the Reva, writes about how to harness the full power of the sun for clean energy.

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Achieving a yield revolution in major food

Jan 11, 2016

If the rains fail, so does our crops. How does one move beyond the over dependence on rains as many other countries have done? Professor M.S. Swaminathan, renowned geneticist and father of the Indian Green Revolution, shares his thoughts.

Some of India's landmark legislations such as MGNREGA, insurance for all, direct benefit transfer, education for all and health for all, have been instruments of bringing social equilibrium. (Photo: Ajay Thakuri)

Can law be an instrument of social justice?

Jan 09, 2016

Ranjeev C. Dubey, Managing Partner, N South, Advocates, outlines what must be done to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor over the next 25 years.

Despite India's honourable commitments to emission control under the COP21 talks at Paris, coal will continue to remain its largest source of energy to power its economic growth over the next 25 years. (Photo: Raj Verma)

How can India use 'clean coal' to control emissions

Jan 09, 2016

Despite India's honourable commitments to emission control under the COP21 talks at Paris, coal will continue to remain its largest source of energy to power its economic growth over the next 25 years.

Developing countries neither have the resources nor the inclination to provide security of health, education and minimum living expenses to each citizen. (Photo: Ajay Thakuri)

It's time to give every Indian a social security net

Jan 09, 2016

Reetika Khera, Associate Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences Dept, IIT-Delhi, says with India gaining strength, both economically and geo-politically, we can now achieve 100% social security.

India continues to be on the lookout for the next breakthrough in agricultural produce and productivity. (Photo: Raj Verma)

What's the roadmap to the next White Revolution?

Jan 06, 2016

R.S. Sodhi, MD of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation, suggests the way forward as India continues to be on the lookout for the next breakthrough in agricultural produce and productivity.

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5 things India should do to get its defence policy right

Jan 05, 2016

India might still be primarily Pakistan-and-China focused, but tomorrow's enemy may not necessarily be the proximate enemy. Admiral Arun Prakash, former Chief of Naval Staff and former Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee, outlines how to prepare for the new adversary.

A vast majority of our 2.2 million graduates find themselves at sea once they exit their colleges since most of our college education only partially equips them for jobs. (Photo: Ajay Thakuri)

How should India make its working force job worthy?

Jan 05, 2016

Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning, a skilling company with presence in 21 countries, writes on how to change India's skills landscape.

Despite the appointment of multiple commissions to reform the governance of police forces across the country, the government has lacked the political willpower to implement their recommendations. (Photo: Ajay Thakuri)

How to rejuvenate and transform the police force

Jan 02, 2016

Prakash Singh, former DGP of UP and BSF, who leads a movement for police reforms, explains how to create a professional, well-trained, equipped, and motivated police force.

India's babudom is being rated among the worst in Asia. (Photo: Raj Verma)

Why revamping our bureaucracy is a must

Jan 02, 2016

Vinod Rai, former CAG of India and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, in the National University of Singapore, explains how the revamp can make India future-ready.

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Technology doles out hope for healthcare services in rural areas

Jan 01, 2016

Robyn Norton of Global Health; James Martin of Oxford; and Professor Vivekananda Jha of George Institute of Public Health, on improving healthcare facilities in the remotest areas of the country.