Sharing Telecom Towers – a greener, more clever idea?

Sharing Telecom Towers – a greener, more clever idea?

March 4, 2015

The telecom infrastructure space has been grappling with a lot of new environmental frequencies in the recent past. It’s a tight-wire walk of sorts to balance the need for uptime, coverage and scale while juggling between active vs. passive tower mix, reducing energy consumption whether it’s towards AC use orRead More

Breaking News: CSR kills Sustainability in India

Breaking News: CSR kills Sustainability in India

March 3, 2015

– Shashwat DC It is often said that India is biggest test-ground or the toughest challenge-spot for any idea or product. Over the very many years, so many products and ideas made their way in India, only to be rejected and wither away. Thus from Apple products to General MotorsRead More

Read the Burning Question to know the scorching truth

Read the Burning Question to know the scorching truth

March 5, 2015

– Shashwat DC For far too long, we have been contemplating the consequences of our addiction to oil. But much of our concerns have been cantered around the focal point, of what will happen when we run out of it. Our economies are virtually floating on hovercraft that is poweredRead More

Understanding the economics of sustainable development — Online & Free

Understanding the economics of sustainable development — Online & Free

March 2, 2015

– Ankur Verma For long I pondered over one particular question “Why have we developed the way we did?” “Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith provides a fitting answer as to why have we discounted environmental and social concerns as against economic gains. But there must also be several geo-politicalRead More

Delhi’s tragic turn: Cheaper power, toxic air

Delhi’s tragic turn: Cheaper power, toxic air

February 26, 2015

– Shashwat DC Delhi has been reeling under the worst form of environmental pollution, there’s always been fog and now there’s thickening smog. In a recent report by World Health Organization (WHO), Delhi was adjudged to be the most polluted city in the world. In fact, the city is soRead 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

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Bio-Toilets & Indian Railways: The No-Fart Zone

Bio-Toilets & Indian Railways: The No-Fart Zone

February 27, 2015 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

– Pratima H We may still be some years away before we start showing off something similar to those self-closing toilet lids that airlines have started flying high with. Just a few weeks back the aviation world was gaga about auto-close lids seen on a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and itRead More

Green beginnings for Indian Railways

Green beginnings for Indian Railways

February 26, 2015 at 11:20 pm 0 comments

Typically, Railway Budgets every year make news for a couple of things; new trains launched (typically from the Minister’s constituency), more sops, and so on. But when the new union minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu, was presenting the budget, there lot many expectations, not only on rationality but also onRead More

Delhi’s tragic turn: Cheaper power, toxic air

Delhi’s tragic turn: Cheaper power, toxic air

February 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm 0 comments

– Shashwat DC Delhi has been reeling under the worst form of environmental pollution, there’s always been fog and now there’s thickening smog. In a recent report by World Health Organization (WHO), Delhi was adjudged to be the most polluted city in the world. In fact, the city is soRead More

Sustainability champions hope for a ‘green’ Union Budget

Sustainability champions hope for a ‘green’ Union Budget

February 26, 2015 at 1:30 am 0 comments

Every year, before the Union Minister of Finance unveils the budget, there are lot of hopes and expectations that get listed. From analysts to layman, everyone has something or the other to ask from the Union Minister (Arun Jaitley). So, this year, SustainabilityO asked some of our champions of sustainabilityRead More

Why Suzlon failed!

Why Suzlon failed!

February 24, 2015 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

– Shashwat DC It was in October 2005, a little less than ten years ago, that Tulsi R Tanti, a commerce graduate and a diploma holder in mechanical engineering made the biggest splash ever in India. With the listing of Suzlon on the bourses, and the stocks being oversubscribed 51Read More