The writer is the chairman of Brookings India and senior fellow, Brookings Institution.
The Cortez resolution may eventually end up in the archives like so many other resolutions on the same subject but, today at least, it has to be credited for bringing global warming into the US national conversation.
Controversy over EVMs shows that regulatory structures are needed to ensure the algorithmic world doesn’t trample on democratic rights.
The science of global warming is incontrovertible. The planet is headed for a climate-induced catastrophe.
One day, resource scarcity, geopolitical chaos and climate-induced devastation could creep up on us.
Petroleum minister has to achieve oil supply security and balance the country’s strategic interests
Kuldip Nayar and Vajpayee rejected narrative of Partition for India-Pak. Imran Khan can rewrite the script
Between strategic-energy interests with Iran and a flip-flopping US president, India must find its own balance.
A tightly-connected world is more imperilled by cyber attack, disease and global warming. It requires inspired leadership. India and China have an opportunity.
Pooling Corporate Social Responsibility funds will facilitate sharing of experiences, reduce duplication of efforts and facilitate a geographically equitable distribution of resources.
Why government must not ask public sector outfits to bear burden of high oil price regime
The much-maligned bureaucracy has become a hurdle in the way of populist misadventure
A new political model is needed that is more responsive to changes being wrought by forces of globalisation, technology, humanity.
The absence of energy from the finance minister’s script showcased a larger disconnect
Ten challenges the government must look in the eye in the new year.
India’s renewable energy targets are too ambitious. It will have to make choices and trade-offs
China is showing increasing interest in the Middle East. India must track its moves
What are the geopolitical implications of the sale of Essar Oil to Rosneft, given the deepening of energy relations between China and Russia?
Socio-political and economic realities do not favour the prospects of renewables. Policy-makers need to think out of the box.
Draft national energy policy falls short of striking a sustainable balance, or clarifying lines of accountability
Developments in Australia and Qatar highlight India’s need to diversify sources and develop an integrated systems approach to planning