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Jan 01, 1970:Urban India is sick. Yes, that is right. Across our cities, dengue and chikungunya are taking their toll—people are fighting high, even haemorrhagic, fever, excruciating joint pain and acute fat....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:What does farmer's despair over crop failure have in common with dengue fever, which is ravaging Delhi and other cities of India? Seemingly nothing. But dig a little deeper and you will find that....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:This is our season of despair. This year, it would seem, the gods have been most unkind to Indian farmers. Early in the year came the weird weather events, like hailstorms and freak and untimely rains....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:It is time we recognised that the current ways of fixing the environment are not working. Rivers are more contaminated; air is more polluted and cities are filling up with garbage we cannot handle. Th....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:What societies eat reflects their position on the modernity trajectory. Poorer countries have health problems because of lack of food. Then as people get rich, they end up losing the health advantage ....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:It is good that deadly air pollution in Delhi has become national headline. But it is bad that we are failing to deal with it and find answers that are commensurate with the scale of the problem. It i....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:Why this weird weather? Why have western disturbances—the extra-tropical storms that originate in the Mediterranean and Atlantic seas—been lashing us again and again, with devastating impa....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:Today, in India, forest protection happens against all odds. There is no economic value seen in forests, but there is value seen in the development project for which forestland is required. Clearly, t....

by Sunita Narain

Jan 01, 1970:Down To Earth is a product of our passion for change. But it would not have made it to its 23rd anniversary without your continued commitment. Our desire is to bring you news and perspectives on the s....

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Jan 01, 1970:Debates are essentially polarised and noisy. But for resolution and movement in life we need to go beyond the absolute positions. In an ideal world there should be enough trust and confidence that onc....

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Demonetization, a bitter pill stuck in the throat

by : Priti Prakash

The year 2016 finale saw a defining descendency of the state of Indian economic health. Demonetizati...

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