Formula 1, considered world’s costliest sport, debuts in India when low carbon growth is the focus and bridging the gap between rich and the poor an inspirational target.
The hefty technological marvel guzzles fuel to an unimaginative level and does not espouse the cause of those who want India to be a hub for small and less fuel intensive vehicles. Read more
India’s Human Development Report 2011 had presented a rosy picture on social inclusion through economic development but it fails to a clear a paradox — the day when all Indians start their day not worrying whether they would be able to afford dinner or not. Read more
There is a need to change the Right To Information law, as suggested by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but to strengthen it, not weaken.
PM Singh has rightly pointed out concerns of the government but these concerns need to be looked in the context of what the transparency law has done to governance in India. Read more
It is not the global economic recession but the world leaders who have failed to take climate negotiations to a logical end. Read more
What India has failed to do, Sri Lanka has done – meet people’s aspirations for cars without damaging the environment much – with astonishing results.
Silence introduced a new differentiated tax regime for imported vehicles this year with just 50% duty on hybrid vehicles and up to 450% on vehicles running on climate change causing fossil fuel driven vehicles. Read more