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It’s fashionable today to push for bottom-up approaches for addressing all major problems. However, authors of a new book argue for a middle-out approach that takes advantages of learnings and experience of leadership from the top and blend it with …

Yes, says Paul Hawken, author of ‘Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming’ if most of the 100 solutions suggested in the book are implemented by 2050. The good news is, most of the solutions …

Anand Mahindra is already upbeat. He tweeted “If there is one picture that spells hope for India, this is it. This campaign involved selfless leadership, community spirit and collective effort.” Mr. Mahindra was referring to lawyer Afroz Shah who launched …

In 2013, Cousins Ali Asgar Kagzi and Asad Daud, both graduates from London School of Economics (LSE), believed that only technology can help Indian students get around pathetic infrastructure and poor teaching quality. Fortunately, technology has hit the sweet spot …

Devendra Fadnavis, the young Chief Minister of Maharashtra, seems to be on a mission mode to transform cities of Maharashtra into sustainable cities. Development plans of all major cities have been sanctioned with the big one – on Mumbai – …

Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Health Enterprises, wants access to basic healthcare to be made a fundamental right. He believes India desperately needs a holistic care system that is universally accessible and one that effectively reduces out-of-pocket expenditure of …

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus is out to redesign the world. Again! First, with Grameen Bank, he proved that the poor, especially women, are bankable, have near 100% repayment record. He even turned 200,000 beggars in Bangladesh into canny salesmen and …

India has a third of world’s cattle population with nearly one livestock for three Indians. In contrast, only 20 Indians among 1000 own a car. Globally, cattle contribute to between 14% and 18% of harmful gases while automobile contribution is …

                Steel, coal and auto industries have been taking the maximum flak for their negative impact on the environment. When data on the film industry came out recently, not many were willing to …

India is in the process of building 100 smart cities and is adding many more to the list. What is ‘smart’ about a smart city has been a question on the minds of people who wonder how all this would …

Amitav Ghosh’s latest book ‘The Great Derangement – Climate Change and the Unthinkable’  has come as a big surprise because you don’t expect a celebrity, mostly fiction author, to write on the ecological dangers facing planet earth. Even if scientists …

India and the world are frantically searching for a new mantra to transcend from the quagmire of inequality and filth they have got themselves into. Experiment with Conscious Capitalism as an alternative to socialism and communism has shown limited and …

                  By Benedict Paramanand The Indian Institute of Science has shown enough evidence that Bangalore is slipping and can become unliveable in the next five years. Should we start writing the obituary …

For centuries India has been a nation woven intricately by millions of communities. Community systems have been resilient to most adversities including droughts. After the largesse of the governments reached villages with subsidized food and guaranteed employment since 1970 or …

It took Akshaya Patra 15 years to reach 1.5 million mid-day meal a day. Now that it has the experience, momentum, newer technologies and a bevy of donors, its senior executives CEO Sridhar Venkat and Chief Projects Officer R Madan …

The Toilet Man India has had zealous men dedicating their lives to providing one essential service to the common man all their lives. Verghese Kurien was India’s milk man;                 E Sreedharan the metro man; O P Munjal the cycle man.     …

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