• Free Outdoor Air Purifier

    Amol Chaphekar’s Pune-based Strata Enviro may have the answer for polluted Indian towns and cities. Three hundred of his outdoor air purifier devices have been successfully tested in schools, hospitals and toll booths in Maharashtra and Delhi. They are now ... // Read More

  • Healthcare Cannot Be Fixed by Big Hospitals

    India’s public healthcare sector has been in a self-created crisis for far too long. And if new governmental regulations are any indication, it is likely to get worse. That has not stopped a few intrepid doctor-entrepreneurs from imagining and transforming ... // Read More

  • Insurance Firms Invest Only 0.5% Assets on Low Carbon Investments

    Got it covered? Insurance in a changing climate, a new report by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) is scathing in its remarks about the insurance industry’s commitment to climate change. Because of this, UN’s Paris Agreement goals are unlikely ... // Read More

  • Why 80% of Government Transformations Fail

    That most citizens have little faith in how governments deliver services is no secret but it’s shocking to know that that percentage is 80%. A recent McKinsey Center for Government report is based on a survey of nearly 3,000 public ... // Read More

  • Making a Difference to Society as Business Goal

    Gaur Gopal Das’s answer to the big question – What is the real purpose of business – at the inaugural edition of BRICS Alliance Business Forum, in Delhi recently, had a new believer.  Deepa Joshi, co-founder of Convexicon Software Solutions, ... // Read More

  • How Mafia is Allowed to Dehumanize Indian Waste

    Social scientists Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey, in their book The Waste of a Nation – Garbage and Growth in India, published by Harvard University Press, April 2018, go beyond the waste pile that is so common in India to ... // Read More

  • Stanley George’s Secrets to Building Sustainable Communities in Cities

    Families in cities are turning into islands of existence resulting in growing physical and psychological stress. One of the ways of getting around this is to opt for community living spaces that offer diversity in both landscape and people – ... // Read More


    The Circular Economy Club (CEC), the nonprofit international network of more than 2,600 circular economy professionals and organizations in more than 60 countries, recently launched the largest open-source database on circular economy-related initiatives in the world. The database is designed ... // Read More

  • Musing on Indian Healthcare – Why Make Healthcare a Top Poll Issue

    There are many things about India that are inexplicable – its laxity in letting its phenomenal strengths in healthcare go unexploited – is one of them. Myopic vision and poor policy making over the years have led to not only ... // Read More

  • Business Imperative of Methanol for India While Electric Vehicle Market Matures

    The Indian government acknowledges India’s heavy dependence on fossil fuels – around 29 billion liters of petrol and 90 billion liters of diesel per year, making it the 6th biggest consumer in the world, and is expected to become the ... // Read More

BookReview by Benedict Paramanand

To Survive is to Sink
The stupendous success of India’s solar and wind energy programs, the snail’s pace with which river Ganga and Yamuna are getting cleaned, and nearly no headway made in control of pollution in our cities, show that India is good at greenfield projects and least effective in solving existing problems. Indeed, India will continue to be a country of paradox for a long time to come.Read More

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