So you like your Apple (s) Red or Green?

So you like your Apple (s) Red or Green?

September 12, 2014

– Pratima H Immortality becomes you, gasps Aro at Bella when she turns into one of his own ilk. She responds with a look that re-affirms the vital difference between the Cullens and the not-so-principled vampires – the former never hunt humans for blood. It’s not an easy principle toRead More

Akshaya Patra: Feeding the future of a nation

Akshaya Patra: Feeding the future of a nation

September 5, 2014

Out of the 8 MDG goals that had been agreed upon, India has performed exceedingly well on just one, namely, achieve universal primary education. In fact, on this one parameter, the progress in India would be among the very best in the world. Achieving universal primary education in a matterRead More

The attack of a tiny-little momma ‘Jacana’!

The attack of a tiny-little momma ‘Jacana’!

July 30, 2014

– Haseeb Shaikh Nalsarovar is a Ramsar site frequented by visitors & dominated by birders, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts. This bird sanctuary is a wetland no less than utopia for all wildlife enthusiasts who cherish taking on their wings. It was one such Sunday’s on 13th July 2014 when IRead More

India’s MDG Report Card

India’s MDG Report Card

September 11, 2014

There’s lot of excitement in India over the upcoming Sustainability Development Goals (SDG). But before we walk down that path, would it not be nice to review how India performed on the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs. Here’s how the report card looks: India’s MDG Report Card

The future of wireless charging and long-lasting batteries

The future of wireless charging and long-lasting batteries

June 23, 2014

– Stu Lipoff Although both solar/kinetic power and wireless charging fall under the “portable power” umbrella they should not be conflated as they are very different topics. Since you referred to wireless charging in your email, I will address that topic. solar, kinetic, and other non-battery topics may be of interestRead More

What joins a smelly diaper, a turkey & a cube of chocolate?

What joins a smelly diaper, a turkey & a cube of chocolate?

August 21, 2014

– Pratima H If we told you that almost everything that you eat, or drink out of, or poop into, or garnish for Thanksgiving can be whipped, churned and burned into something that powers your car, we know you would frown first and say the word ‘balderdash’ next. But whetherRead More

The epic ‘green’ gap on supercomputing roads

The epic ‘green’ gap on supercomputing roads

July 30, 2014

– Pratima H Sometimes one wonders if it would be easier or tougher for Van Damme if he had to stretch between a bus going forward and the other one going reverse? For quite some time, supercomputers, from the ones carrying the best lineage to those with really-impressive evolutionary DNA,Read More

Other News

L&T picks up spade on clean toilets

L&T picks up spade on clean toilets

September 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

AM Naik, Group Executive Chairman, Larsen & Toubro, has announced a major CSR initiative that would apparently add traction to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme recently launched by the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi on Independence Day. Observing that the objectives of L&T’s ongoing CSR programme were aligned to theRead More

Tough teeth shown on Whale Shark Day

Tough teeth shown on Whale Shark Day

September 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

The International Whale Shark Day was commemorated this week with the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), the Gujarat Forest Department and Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) coming together for a joint endeavour on an issue confronting coastal and marine environment. The organizations behind the initiative shared the progress of the conservationRead More

Are Indian companies ready for integrated reporting?

Are Indian companies ready for integrated reporting?

September 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

– Carol Adams I have it on good authority that there are those in India who think that integrated reporting is doomed to failure, that companies need to choose between sustainability and integrated reporting and that sustainability reporting is the go.  I have no reason to doubt this for twoRead More

Best Eco-toons from across the world

Best Eco-toons from across the world

September 2, 2014 at 12:25 am 0 comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a cartoon is often worth much more. Here is a motley selection of some of the best cartoons on environment, climate change, global warming and the rest from India and across the world. If this does hit you, nothing else really can.

Turning 5 Global Risks into 15 Opportunities

Turning 5 Global Risks into 15 Opportunities

September 1, 2014 at 11:46 am 0 comments

– Bjorn K. Haugland/Erik Rasmussen How can we use the pressure from global risks such as extreme weather or water scarcity to create new sustainable business opportunities? This might be the single most important question for any company today. In current strategizing and business developing, we are very good at spottingRead More