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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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Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation

Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
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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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Sleazy medical practice in India: Is the doctor a prey or the perpetrator?

Nov 12, 2014 03:40 PM Unless the fees spent for the medical education is subsidizedor waived off, working in Government seems least attractive for doctors, writes Giridhara R Babu.

We can eradicate malaria—within a generation: Bill Gates

Nov 10, 2014 01:09 PM Melinda and I first called for eradication back in 2007 along with Margaret Chan, who runs the World Health Organization, writes Bill Gates.

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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Out of Fashion

Nov 03, 2014 11:35 AM Several thousand Kailash Satyarthis continue to carry on their hard work, unheard and unsung, writes Rajesh Tandon.

For children, there is nothing like playing outdoors

Nov 01, 2014 08:00 AM As children grow older, there’s a tendency to ignore play time, but even they need unstructured time to play and explore, writes Rutu Mody.

Environment protection and development need to be synergized: Javadekar

Oct 21, 2014 01:19 PM People’s participation was a prerequisite to address the challenges facing the environment, said Prakash Javadekar, India’s Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

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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India: A market for surrogacy, why not!

Oct 01, 2014 10:00 AM Surrogacy is now a million dollar industry resulting into livelihoods for thousands of poor women in India, writes Renu Pokharna.

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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We should address challenges of malnutrition, unemployment: Pranab

Sep 04, 2014 06:40 PM We should address with utmost of speed the challenges of malnutrition and unemployment, the Indian minister said.
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Indian ecologists decry decision on biodiversity hot spot

Sep 02, 2014 02:50 PM Biodiversity in the Western Ghats has been under siege for decades, writes Priyanka Pulla.
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How smart is a smart city?

Aug 01, 2014 11:30 AM The current model of resource management, developed in rich Western cities, is costly, writes Sunita Narain.
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A budget with new challenges for women

Jul 28, 2014 03:02 PM For starters, this budget ushers in the end of the entitlement regime, previously marked by prominence of government sops and doles, writes Rajiv Saxena.

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.

Should India deal with nutrition governance as Brazil did?

Jul 07, 2014 06:05 PM Currently almost half the children in India are malnourished, which negatively impacts their productivity throughout their life, writes Arun Gupta.
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