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Article by Harjot Singh on "State Intervention: Going Back on Economics" - The Libertarian Weekly

January 11, 2017

Back to the 20th Century! 2016 might have been a defining year in contemporary history. Politics and Economics have not been so disruptive since the Cold War. Further, leaders seem to be interested in promoting nationalism and are interested in using hatred as a weapon to fuel popularity. While political strategy has returned to a century old ridicule, so has economics. The bottom-up approach, allowing free markets to determine their fate, with minimum state intervention (only in the case of market failure) is no longer the prevalent idea. The State is bent on turning around economics to pre-war conditions.

Article written by Sriroop Chaudhuri on 'Water: Changing face of Northeast' - Millenniumpost

January 04, 2017

In the past couple of years, clean water has emerged as a prime concern to the international authorities around the world. In the face of extreme climatic adversities, population explosion, rising demand, global food crises, the WHO-UNICEF’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG: 1990-2015) placed issues of freshwater availability at the centre of every human developmental framework. Particular emphasis, in this regard, is positioned upon bolstering and diversifying Rural Water Supply Services (RWSS) globally, in order do away with rural-urban disparity, vying for a more homogenised public distribution system. Along similar lines, the National Rural Drinking Water Program (NRDWP) was established in 2009 in India, under the aegis of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MoDWS), with the goal of providing rural households at the rate of 40 liters per capita per day (lpcd), deemed Full Coverage (FC).

Multiculturalism the New Paradox, Globalism the New Reality: Experts at International Conference by Jindal University - News Now

January 29, 2016

Jaipur Literature Festival to be Taught as Part of Liberal Arts Curriculum at Jindal University - The Hindu Business Line

January 22, 2016

Liberal Arts: Education to Combat Global Citizenship and Community Engagement - Moneycontrol.com

February 23, 2016

Book Review 'THE GREAT DERANGEMENT' - Los Angeles Review of Books

September 30, 2016

Writing the community: Indian languages’ writers are taking on dogmas, myths and falsehoods - The Indian Express

September 20, 2016

Water, sanitation: India still far from goals set by UN - Deccan Herald

October 03, 2016

Article co-authored by Mimi Roy and Sriroop Chaudhuri on "Halting desertification" - Deccan Herald

November 15, 2016

FOOD, CLIMATE, MIGRATION : About 96.4 million hectares land area (29.3% of total landmass) of India is currently under land degradation/desertification.

In the last couple of decades, land degr-adation/desertification has grown into an appalling menace to sustainable human development, affecting billions around the world including India, leaving the authorities reeling over dire resource depletion/inadequacy. A major reason for it has been a lack of consensus over a precise definition of desertification.
 
As per the United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification (UNCCD), desertification is virtually any form of land degradation in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, resulting from a combination of climatic variations and ‘unplanned’ human expansion. Desertification, by newer definitions, is no more just about sand dunes and oasis. Today it means the collective damage caused to the world’s dryland ecosystems.

Article written by Yugank Goyal on "The air we breathe: If not now, then when?" - Live Mint

November 14, 2016

In the summer of 1816, George Gordon Byron, while escaping a scandal in London, and Mary Shelly, while eloping with Mary Godwin, met in Geneva by chance. They were staying in the same hotel. The summer was unusually dark with incessant rain due to a freak climatic event—the eruption of a volcano near Bali that vomited huge dust storms that engulfed much of our planet. Forced to stay indoors, Byron suggested they write ghost stories. Shelly began writing. Her story was titled, Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus.

Artists, Curators and Scholars Debate the "The Value of Art", at a Seminar Hosted by Jindal Global University - IANS

November 18, 2015

Article co-authored by Mimi Roy and Sriroop Chaudhuri on "A huge concern- Stunted Children Population" - Deccan Herald

December 23, 2016

Stunting, overweight and wasting (too thin for height) are the three major concerns ensuing from under-nutrition amongst children. About 156 million children around the world are currently suffering from stunting and about 42 and 50 million from overweight and wasting. 

Article co-authored by Mimi Roy and Sriroop Chaudhuri on "Groundwater on brink of destruction" - Millennium Post

December 12, 2016

Water stress is a major challenge faced around the world today. In a recent climate meet, 22nd Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) at Marrakech, Morocco, need of water management was heavily stressed upon as the way to find sustainable solutions to climatic adversities in the days to come. In India, water resources are at great peril, especially groundwater, facing dual demons of rapid depletion and contamination. In a nationwide report on the status of groundwater resources in 2009 made by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), it appears that the northwestern states sit on the graver end of the spectrum with Punjab registering about 172 per cent groundwater development, followed by Delhi (138 per cent) Rajasthan (135 per cent) and Haryana (127 per cent), which urges for immediate mitigation efforts and spatially-optimised policy reforms.

Article by Rahul Jayaram on 'Liberal Disconnect' - Counter Currents

December 03, 2016

Donald Trump’s election win has been illusion shattering. In a swoop, Trump’s win has bayonetted the credibility of America’s powerful East Coast media, pollsters, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and the idea of globalisation. Moreover, it has scarred the psyche of liberal Democratic voters known for deriding Republicans: Democrats who underrated Trump’s appeal with the recession-battered white underclass. Trump’s triumph comes in the wake of Brexit, the continuing crises within the European Union and an anti-migrant ripple in the first world. The win has sparked soul-searching on the crisis of ‘liberalism’ in America. If liberal America has seen such an anti-liberal poll result it begs the question: How liberal have the liberals been to have come to such a pass? And does the liberal quagmire in America, hold any value for Indian liberals?

Article by Prof. Yugank Goyal on "Govt, give me a tax bargain" - Daily News & Analysis

December 01, 2016

Demonetization has happened. The Government will not roll it back now. It has, in one stroke taken away a significant wealth of its people. It is causing a lot of pain, indeed. But like any other, this pain too will fade in time. And once the cash-rush is over, it will be people’s turn to see what has happened. What could people’s response to this look like?

In the seventeenth century, when the British were establishing their port towns in Surat, Madras, Bombay, and Calcutta forging a nexus of contracts with Mughal rulers and building huge wealth and influence, England was bleeding. The Crown and the Parliament were up in arms against each other, leading to the Civil War (1642-1651) and later the Glorious Revolution of 1688. These became the defining moments of European political history, giving rise to parliamentary democracies around the world.