Category Archives: Literature

Just ‘Can’ Be Without the Other

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN The ‘one’ is religion and the ‘other’ is science. These two have been at loggerheads for many years. The church — or, for that matter, any religious institution — is deemed to be retrogressive by forward-thinking philosophers and scientists; while the latter have been branded as heretics by the former. This tussle continues, […]

Of Jackson. Not Jones

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN “Economists believe in growth at all costs,” says Prof Tim Jackson in his book, Prosperity Without Growth: Economics of a Finite Planet [Earthscan Publications Ltd], which The Financial Times dubbed as one of the best books published. This reviewer recalls his good fortune of being present at a teleconferenced lecture delivered by Prof Jackson. Growth, one would ask, for […]