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Reversing fate through love for land, forests and water

Write to the AuthorForestsAdivasisOdisha 03 June 2015 - “A good crop will last till June-July while a bad crop lasts till March-April. How can we survive?...

Withering public consultations

Write to the AuthorBio DiversityEnvironment 09 June 2016 - There is a law to protect biological diversity in India – the Biological Diversity (BD) Act, 2002....

Food security, courtesy Odisha’s tribal women

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityOrganicEnvironment 04 November 2014 - Land rejuvenation, which would take three to four years in the ideal swidden systems of the past,...

How about smart villages, Mr Modi?

Write to the AuthorEconomyDevinder SharmaAgriculture Policy 16 July 2014 - I have never understood why Indian farmers continue to be ignored. Even with a meagre outlay...

Pursuing development: The perils of the beaten track

Write to the AuthorAgricultureWaterGovernmentPovertyMAHARASHTRA 27 January 2015 - On 23 December 2014, the Government of Maharashtra tabled in the state Assembly the much awaited report of...

NaMo-RaGa brand war drowns out Assam’s cries

Write to the AuthorAgricultureElectionsASSAM 20 March 2014 - Nearly 1.87 crore voters in Assam had been hoping that political parties and candidates would focus on the...

Registration of informal land sales

Write to the AuthorLandTelangana 08 August 2016 - In Warangal, Telangana, Guram Muttaya holds up the A4 size plain paper, tattered edges already eating into the...

Looking beyond the spread on our tables

Write to the AuthorFood SecurityOrganicAdivasis 13 March 2014 - "Over the past 50 years, we are seeing that diets around the world are changing and they...

How sustainable are the SDGs?

Write to the AuthorAgricultureEnvironmentPoverty 09 December 2015 - The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are a set of development goals framed by the United Nations in...

Why relief packages and loan waivers won’t be enough to stem farm suicides

Write to the AuthorFarmer SuicidesDevinder Sharma 13 April 2015 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a higher relief package for farmers. At the same time...

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Tensile and Versatile

Steel is known for its stiffness, high durability capacity and toughness which makes it a go to and safe construction material for builders. BY BINDU...

High Above the Ground

The dip in real estate is allowing tower cranes to flourish in the infrastructure segment. BY TEAM CW Tower cranes have ubiquitous across skylines in most...

Long Lasting Wonder

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) are cost-effective and enhance the thermal performance of a building. BY TEAM CW High Pressure Laminate or HPL is the direct descendent...

Road Runners

New rules for road construction, novel methods and maintenance responsibilities has pushed contractors to build better roads & highways. BY JAYASHREE KINI MENDES Development of roads...

Regular checks on under construction high-rises in Chennai High-rise buildings with a height...

This is a key feature of the Tamil Nadu Combined Development and Building Rules, 2019, five years after an 11-storeyed tower under construction collapsed...