Sunita Narain

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Beware of Chinese honey!

Beware of Chinese honey!

Rediff.com26 Dec 2020

Chinese companies have 'designed' the sugar syrup which is used to adulterate honey so that it can pass Indian laboratory tests, reveals Sunita Narain.

Paying farmers for not burning stubble is wrong

Paying farmers for not burning stubble is wrong

Rediff.com12 Nov 2020

To justify that farmers must burn if they are not paid cash incentive is doing injustice to them and to the lungs of the children of the country, notes Sunita Narain.

COVID-19 is raging across the country

COVID-19 is raging across the country

Rediff.com20 Aug 2020

'Governments have neither any idea of the source of the infection, nor a grip on the disease.' 'Headline management will not work, not in this case,' observes Sunita Narain.

Every breath we take is poison

Every breath we take is poison

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'And for the developing lungs of our children, this should not be tolerated. Not at all,' says Sunita Narain.

Why vegetarianism is not all that great an idea for India

Why vegetarianism is not all that great an idea for India

Rediff.com26 Jan 2019

Indian farmers practise an agro-silvo-pastoral system and that livestock is a crucial part of their economy. Taking away the meat would demonetise their assets. It would kill their income, says Sunita Narain.

How best to tackle India's water crisis

How best to tackle India's water crisis

Rediff.com13 Jul 2018

The tragedy is not the inevitable drought or the inevitable flood. It is our inevitable lack of ability to push and get done what needs to be done, says Sunita Narain.

The human price of climate change

The human price of climate change

Rediff.com14 May 2018

What are the most worrisome aspects of climate change for India? Can they be solved?

Sorry, there are no quick fixes for Delhi's toxic smog

Sorry, there are no quick fixes for Delhi's toxic smog

Rediff.com13 Nov 2017

The air pollution problem in the national capital won't go away till we take action -- such as ban the use of dirty fuels, ramp up public transport and oversee crop burning, says Sunita Narain.

A thousand mutinies over garbage

A thousand mutinies over garbage

Rediff.com24 Sep 2017

What will Indian cities do about its growing mountains of waste?

How to make the people use toilets

How to make the people use toilets

Rediff.com18 Aug 2017

Lack of sanitation is leading to avoidable deaths of infants, and underweight and stunted children.

How NOT to celebrate Environment Day

How NOT to celebrate Environment Day

Rediff.com12 Jun 2017

Growing and harvesting trees for productive and economic uses are once again dead in the water, says Sunita Narain.

Time has come to correct what's wrong in meat production market

Time has come to correct what's wrong in meat production market

Rediff.com29 May 2017

We need to clarify the rules for legal slaughterhouses and make sure that these can be enforced.

The truth about Swachh Bharat

The truth about Swachh Bharat

Rediff.com5 May 2017

Building toilets, however essential, must not be confused with sanitation and the crying need for a revamp of India's sewage systems.

Why the fuss over BS-IV vehicles is quite meaningless

Why the fuss over BS-IV vehicles is quite meaningless

Rediff.com17 Apr 2017

The fact is that BS-IV vehicles, particularly diesel trucks, are much less polluting than BS-III ones, says Sunita Narain.

Why I would not support a ban on meat

Why I would not support a ban on meat

Rediff.com4 Apr 2017

Banning meat is cruel demonetisation. It is stealing from the poor, nothing less, writes Sunita Narain.

Maybe we need to 'shut down' Delhi

Maybe we need to 'shut down' Delhi

Rediff.com26 Dec 2016

'It is clear that nature is not in a mood to give us leeway to be lazy, inefficient or just do business as usual.' 'It is telling us that we have no time to get things wrong. We need to take drastic actions - now

They still won't say the 'C' word

They still won't say the 'C' word

Rediff.com16 Dec 2016

Donald Trump denied it. Hillary Clinton avoided saying it. But the Climate Change crisis is frighteningly real, says Sunita Narain.

Why we can't breathe

Why we can't breathe

Rediff.com28 Nov 2016

We need to know that the sources of pollution and the action to be taken are known. But what is needed is to act. Plain and simple. So, focus, on each source and each action; who has to do what and by when

We are products of the makers of designer food

We are products of the makers of designer food

Rediff.com2 Nov 2016

Now we need to fight back to reclaim our food and our habits. The only way to do so is to rediscover food as pleasure and be thrilled, not just by its smells and tastes, but also by the knowledge it embodies, says Sunita Narain.

Mr Gopichand's healthy choice

Mr Gopichand's healthy choice

Rediff.com3 Oct 2016

Brand ambassadors and their lackeys are busy opposing the idea of being held accountable, even though they are ready to take all the money, says Sunita Narain.

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