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Is this what my country has come to?

'We have,' says Anvar Alikhan, 'proved right Winston Churchill, when he warned in 1947 that 'Power will go to rascals, rogues, freebooters...'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh The best of times, the worst......

'Very few people are as loyal as Biharis'

We at asked our readers what could be done to restore Bihar's old glory, and were overwhelmed by the number of suggestions that came in.Due to paucity of space, we will not be able to......

Apocalypse Now!

For all those who have been worrying about what will happen in 2050, I have a good news, bad news story. The good news is that you don't have to worry about whether India will be a major economic......

Ashwin Mahesh: Balance of Aspirations

Each year the Worldwatch Institute publishes an assessment of the important environmental, economic, and social themes of the times, gathered together in a volume titled State of the World. The......

How Bihar, UP can be economic powerhouses

Population growth seems to have dropped off the public agenda these days. One reason for this is a twist in the old Malthusian argument that sees the rising proportion of persons of working age as......

Understanding food prices

There has been a sharp rise in worldwide food prices. While this has led to renewed Malthusian fears, it is likely that a big supply response is on its way. Sharp responses of prices to small......

Mumbai, megacity of the future

Paging Thomas Malthus: Your nightmare finally has arrived. Malthus, a British economist, famously predicted in 1798 that population growth eventually would outpace food production, resulting in......

An 'election' Budget that may not work for anyone

A lacklustre Budget from which we have to take what little comfort we can in feeling that it could have been a lot worse. But is the ‘worst over’ and will India would clock a growth of......

Limits to growth and how to overcome them

We as a species are hitting global constraints imposed by Earth's ecological and bio-systems that we don't know how to mitigate or resolve as a species, says Sonali Ranade A vast majority of us......
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Predictions that never come true

There is an opinion poll blitzkrieg in the run-up to every Indian election. But an analysis of 82 electoral surveys since 1996 shows that not one... ...
Email needs eugenics

London: You won't read much about Sir Francis Galton nowadays because, while it's inarguable that the man was a giant in scores of scientific... ...
Malthusian nightmare

The 19th century started with unlimited optimism in the power of scientific revolution to solve mankind's vulnerability on all fronts. Man seemed... ...
Forget China, India Should Look To Indonesia

The discourse on Asia's so-called rise is dominated by comparisons of China and India, countries whose vast populations and buoyant economies have... ...

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