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Environment is the theme of the New Delhi World Book Fair in 2018.

In this New Year issue of Book Link, we attempt to flag for our readers some issues of concern for every Indian citizen’s health and well-being. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, we bring to you in this edition some voices of importance who have for decades lobbied for cleaner air, cleaner water, cleaner ecosystems, safety of floras and faunas, in this shared space called India.
Environment is the theme of the New Delhi World Book Fair in 2018.

Apathy, not growth responsible for India’s environmental crisis

Yes, there is a deeper connection between economics and environment. They are, in many ways, directly proportional to one another and that is why environmental hazards affect our economy. However, these hazards are not just about the prevailing pollution in Delhi or neighbouring States. A bigger picture tells us that there are many equally severe issues like forest and river conservation and they all are connected to each other. A problem at one sphere of our ecosystem will definitely lead to another severe problem at some other level.
As an economist, I would say that to maintain India’s..
Apathy, not growth responsible for India’s environmental crisis

We can’t be world’s dirty fuel dumping ground

Yes, I think that the theme of environment in the Book Fair and the partner countries of EU can definitely help us to increase the support for clean environment. Clean environment means we need to make sure that people understand that this is critical for their future. The EU has some interesting examples that they can showcase and we need to find ways of building a common future and the book fair and the partner countries are one such opportunity for a common learning.
Let us be very clear that the quality of fuel is critical in emission technology and this is why we have been arguing that we need to be able to ban the dirtiest of fuel, and then have emission controls on cleaner fuels..
We can’t be world’s dirty fuel dumping ground

Homo sapiens driving extinction: Prerna Singh

A 2008 study by UNFCC had revealed that Climate Change is not gender neutral. Can the same be said in the context of the vanishing? Is only one gender solely responsible for the the ..
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Tech solutions to environmental problems exist today, but who cares!

The world has seen deterioration in air, water and solid waste management during the last few decades. It is not that technological solutions do not exist. Over the last decade they have grown phenomenally. However, politicians and the bureaucracy having vested interests, have ensured that they are not implemented both in India and globally. Here are a few examples.
Air pollution: The reluctance of the AAP government to put more CNG buses on Delhi’s roads, though they have been promising to do so for the last three years is just one example. The hesitation of the BJP..
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Marketing beyond picturesque cover and catchy blurb

I was recently invited for a panel discussion on marketing by FICCI during PubliCon 2017. Keeping a larger audience in mind, I try today to explain the changing roles..
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Mojoreads steps up India plans

Sensing that booksellers on the web will eventually turn into commercial digital libraries, the major German e-commerce site, mojoreads, has stepped up their India plans for a one-click multiple-experience social library. This is a platform that allows publishers,..
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Teacher Training in India

There is no dearth of stupid ideas! This is especially true of administrators who try to micro-manage when they are in leadership positions. Here is a recent idea that may have been well-intentioned, but ranks among the most idiotic when formulated and implemented: The National Council..
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Government is no solution, government is the problem

The Supreme Court in early December 2017 said it was impossible to introduce a common syllabus for all schools across the country and dismissed a petition seeking implementation of one nation and one education ..

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