Category Archives: Science

Ahoy! The New Eco Vision

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN They call themselves fittingly as a ‘profit for good’ company — a mission backed by a non-profit foundation. Ducky.eco, formed in 2014, addresses the climate crises and threat to the environment. The company intends to slowly, surely and steadily, expand its influence-footprint globally — to motivate people to truncate their environmental footprints. “Ducky […]

Of Water & Cancer

JAWAHAR NIDAMBOOR The river, as we know it now, is not only dangerous; it is also endangered. This is, perhaps, the colossal price we have to pay for progress, or call it what you may. The river today also reminds us of a lovely poem by Robert Frost — the one that asks, “What to […]

Wealth From Waste

PARIBHA VASHIST India is home to a variety of crops, thanks to its vast diversity in agro-climatic conditions. With myriad opportunities to gain profit from selling agricultural produce, farmers are aiming to increase the annual crop production by growing all kinds of seasonal crops and indulging in food processing activities. This means they have a […]

Digital Perestroika

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR There isn’t a moment where a computer chip in today’s world stands still — without activity. The buzzword is our globe is more than digitised — and, there’s no going back. More than 50 per cent of the world population has an Internet connection today — so much so, the ’Net is no […]

Waste Is No Waste

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN Rice is the staple food of millions of people in the world. India is the second largest producer of this crop — most of which is consumed domestically. It also brings in useful foreign exchange to the country. When we see rice on our plates, we ought to thank the numerous farmers and […]

Full Circle, Ahoy

VENKATESH GOVINDARAJAN It has always been a matter of perspective. Half-empty, or half-full, to cull the psychologist’s lingo. This applies to what the anthroposphere was regarded as “waste” not long ago. Half-empty has become half-full now with the onset of the circular economy. This is factual in the Western world which leapfrogged in the 21st century […]

Right Is Just A Byte Away

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Our manufacturing economy has given way to a radically restructured, decentralised information web: of globally dispersed facts, knowledge and ideas. They are not only principal products, but they are also much sought-after rewards of economic life. Put simply, such facts and knowledge are not tantamount to wisdom, yes. Yet, they are, in more […]