Why we are the way we are – part II

A version of this appeared in Firstpost on Aug 20th: http://www.firstpost.com/living/climate-change-and-the-social-contract-how-our-choices-lead-to-predictable-tragedies-3950247.html A Faustian Bargain – Social Contracts, Climate Change and predictable tragedies Last time we saw how our societal choices – building over water bodies, dumping rubbish in rivers and allowing slums to come up on river banks – join hands with climate change and [...]

Why we are the way we are?

So many of us give and receive inane advice. Things usually are the way they are for good reasons. It helps to understand why. A three part series on why India is the way it is - and how we can change it? The first part appeared in Firstpost on August 6th: http://www.firstpost.com/living/gujarat-assam-floods-why-blaming-climate-change-while-customary-is-also-unhelpful-3893631.html Want to [...]

Positive Development: Dengue Vaccine

What http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-scientists-develop-effective-single-dose-dengue-vaccine-2190835 Why is this important (Image Source: thehindu.com) http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/once-bitten-twice-shy/article8077353.ece Now we come to the indirect health impacts of climate systems. Such as the impacts on mosquito-borne diseases. This brings us to Dengue. So why talk about dengue? Dengue incidence has sky-rocketed in India. Dengue is caused by a virus carried within an Aedes mosquito. [...]