Religion and politics do not make as lethal a mix as Politics and violence

Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Gaffar Khan, Suu Kyi, The Dalai Lama were /are  staunch believers in their religion and examples of politics based on compassion and humane values. Then there are 'Secularists", Stalin, Mao, Jinnah, The US administration with their blend of secularism and politics. Ed extracts from TOI Secularists aren’t saints Madhu Purnima … Continue reading Religion and politics do not make as lethal a mix as Politics and violence

Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

An article courtesy  TOI, of  17 March. It is very very rare to see such frank opinions on extremists, root cause for extremism, especially when linked to a religion with more than its share of violence and man made tragedies. Even brave souls like MJ Akbar have not been so forthright in in voicing their … Continue reading Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

Who destroys our forests? The forest department!

Starvation killing jumbos N D Shiva Kumar | TNN Of 105 elephants that died in 2007-08, post-mortem of 22 was done after 10 to 25 days of death. Due to the delay, between 2002 and 2008, the bodies of 23 elephants decomposed and the reason for deaths couldn’t be ascertained. Five elephants died due to … Continue reading Who destroys our forests? The forest department!

National Portal on Environment launched by Sam Pitroda, chair National Knowledge Commission

Portal designed and built by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), with support from the National Knowledge Commission A one-stop shop for all information and resources on environment and development. An important step ahead for the environmental movement Built on open source, to enable flow of easy-to-use information from sources across the country and to … Continue reading National Portal on Environment launched by Sam Pitroda, chair National Knowledge Commission