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Bamboo based entrepreneurship can benefit rural women

Dec 17, 2014 07:10 PM Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
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Climate change will make poverty reduction more difficult: Sunita Narain of CSE

Dec 04, 2014 04:35 PM Sunita Narain is one of the most prominent activists and thought leaders on environmental issues today. As the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an influential not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, she has won numerous Indian and global awards, including the Padma Shri and the World Water Prize, for her pathbreaking vision and work. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo, she not only highlights India's environmental challenges, but also flags the direction the country should take to pursue a sustainable development path. Excerpts from the interview:

The longer the world delays, the more costly the action would be: Christiana Figueres of UNFCCC

Dec 02, 2014 08:00 PM As the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres is the most sought after climate change leader in the world today. The UNFCCC is currently organising the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima to come up with a universal climate change draft agreement for final negotiations in Paris in 2015. Ms Figueres took time off from her busy schedule to respond to Rajiv Tikoo on a wide range of issues. Excerpts from the interview:

No city can be smart without being green: Meenakshi Lekhi

Nov 18, 2014 07:35 PM Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
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Social schemes fail due to lack of community participation: Dipa Sinha

Nov 07, 2014 04:58 PM Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes. Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2014 06:20 PM Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
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Need to cap greenhouse farm emissions: Devinder Sharma

Sep 09, 2014 05:30 PM Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma in an interview to OneWorld South Asia has urged the NDA government for providing assured monthly income to the Indian farmers.
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A helping hand to animals, just to help the people who own them

Jul 24, 2014 03:45 PM M L Sharma, a former armyman, who retired as a major general from the Indian army, says in an interview to OneWorld South Asia that Brooke India, in partnership with a local NGO in Chamoli and Rudraprayag, is currently providing coverage to 7,000 working equines.

Policy innovation crucial for promoting renewables in India: V Subramanian

Jun 26, 2014 03:25 PM V Subramanian, Former Secretary, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and currently CEO and Chairman of Indian Wind Energy Association, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that Indian government should formulate a total renewable energy mission to promote non-conventional sources of energy.
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Diversity of disabilities is a major challenge: Stuti Kacker

Jun 06, 2014 06:47 PM Stuti Kacker, Secretary of India’s Department of Disability Affairs, in an interview to One World South Asia during the launch of The Spinal Foundation, said that diversity of disabilities is a big challenge for the policy makers.
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India can reap multiple benefits from green energy: Sawyer

May 27, 2014 03:05 PM Steve Sawyer, Secretary General of Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that investment in renewable energy will provide better job opportunities to the youth.
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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh

May 07, 2014 06:14 PM Harpal Singh, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of Fortis Healthcare, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, on the sidelines of UN Corporate MDG Conclave held in New Delhi, said that responsibility to society should be integral to working of business. Excerpts from the interview:
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Community-owned mediums to counter Naxals

Apr 21, 2014 03:00 PM N A Shah Ansari, Vice-President, Community Radio Association, argues for Community Radio as a potential medium to wean young people from the path of violence.

DSDS is truly a Davos style meeting: Bindu Lohani

Apr 02, 2014 05:42 PM Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Indian sitcoms need to revisit portrayal of women: Amala Akkineni

Mar 10, 2014 08:15 PM Popular actor and animal activist Amala Akkineni who is also the founder of Hyderabad based Blue Cross, an organization which works for animal welfare, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of REX awards in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Smiling women make a beautiful society, says ace photographer

Mar 09, 2014 05:05 PM Ace photographer Ashok Kochhar featured a mammoth collection of one thousand smiling female faces from all walks of life on the International Women’s Day in New Delhi. He believes that every woman has ample reason to smile everyday and not just on the Women’s Day. He tells us more about his exhibition, titled ‘A Million Smiles’.
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Effective global governance is a prerequisite for sustainable development: Daniel

Mar 07, 2014 11:50 AM Daniel Ziegerer, Director of Cooperation and Counsellor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, says that India and Switzerland are cooperating in glaciology and energy efficiency in a big way. Excerpts from the interview
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Nutritional insecurity is a big challenge for India: Peter Kenmore

Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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DSDS is an international forum to gather wisdom: Hideaki Domichi

Mar 01, 2014 01:00 AM Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
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Wetlands conservation is a prime focus of MP government:Thakkar

Feb 18, 2014 06:05 PM Lokendra Thakkar, Coordinator, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization, Madhya Pradesh spoke to OneWorld South Asia at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands. Excerpts:
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