Ethics in Water Management & Practices

Ruin is the destination towards which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Freedom in commons brings ruin to all. Garrett Hardin, Tragedy of the Commons[Garrett Hardin, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus...

Indus Divided: India, Pakistan and the Indus Basin Dispute

Book: David Haines (2017). Indus Divided: India, Pakistan and the Indus Basin Dispute. Penguin, PublishersAs the twenty-first century deepens, water is only going to get more important. Growth, pollu­tion, climate change, these are all now intertwined in such...

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Distant Dream or Reality?

The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), introduced in June 2015, aims at “By the time the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence, every family will have a pucca house with water connection, toilet facilities, 24×7 electricity supply and access.” The Yojana...

Creating Harassment Free Public Spaces

We live in a society where we grew up watching movies where it is too easy to get a girl by following her on a road, teasing her, getting in the same bus as her, going in the same park where she goes. A lot of people actually believe and practice that and the cases of...

T&C Apply: Between Change, Growth and Aspirations

All these three are dynamic. The climate is changing, so is its terminology [common but differentiated responsibilities is now equity & common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities] ! Growth story is changing, so is the design to achieve it....

Situation of Informal Sector: Waste Workers

The word unorganized was first used by Keith Hart and International Labour Organization (ILO) discussed it first time in 1972 in its Kenya convention where comprehensive discussion on unorganized sector which was held. Long before this, unorganized workers emerged in...