Oct 7, 2014

India's nuclear risks and costs

by Ramesh Thakur

The inevitable conclusion that nuclear weapons cannot help India solve the problems of poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition, and are irrelevant as security against any other country, should at least encourage India to champion the phased and verifiable goal of global nuclear disarmament.

India's 100 richest now all billionaires: Forbes magazine

Sep 26, 2014

India's 100 richest now all billionaires: Forbes magazine

India’s 100 richest people are for the first time all billionaires, nearly double the number from five years ago, according to an annual Forbes survey released Thursday. The country’s top earners were also worth a third more combined than last year as Indian stock ...

Himself He Cooks

Sep 24, 2014

Himself He Cooks

by Kaori Shoji

‘If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change” is one of Mahatma Ghandi’s most famous maxims and in Punjab, India, there’s a temple that’s a living example of those words. A documentary about that temple, titled “Himself He Cooks,” ...

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Sep 22, 2014

China, U.S., India push world carbon emissions higher

Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 ...