Agriculture in History

What Thirukkural, classic Tamil couplets says about Agriculture and Farmers ?

By nurturing the good values of ethics, economy and ecstasy, Thiruvalluvar gained a unique place in the arena of literature and lives of humans. Contraction of great philosophies in two lines is the exponential stamp of Thiruvalluvar and his work Thirukkural. Ancient Tamil poet Avvaiyar quotes, “Thiruvalluvar pierced an atom and injected seven seas into […]

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Environment Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Environment should be an Election topic !

The Indian Election and IPL, eerily, have a lot in common. Intense competition, Controversies, headliner events, fabulous performances, capitulation from strong positions, die-hard loyalists, underdog victory stories and finally the ace act of buying people with money. The list of similarities end there. While the swashbuckling century of Brendon McCullum is still fresh in memory […]

Success of plastic ban in tamilnadu
Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Plastic Ban : Will Tamil Nadu stand a chance ?

The most debatable global topics are incomplete without this inseparable, versatile yet menacing material “Plastic”. We (India), the global host nation of the world environment day,2018 on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution” had taken an “unprecedented” pledge (as described by the UN) of eliminating all single-use plastics by 2022. Even economically developed giants like the […]

Op-ed Pollution & Climate Change

Green Diwali Ahead ! Balancing Customary Practices and Environmental Rights

Winter arrives hand-in-hand with air pollution in India and this winter is no exception. There are clamouring voices, particularly in the National Capital Region to take imminent measures to reduce and tackle air pollution. Few desperate measures such as penalising old vehicles, regulating unlawful construction measures and increased awareness and vigilance on stubble burning were […]