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mature trees anchor complex ecology and protect biodiversity
Environment
National

10 saplings do not a mature tree equate – Delhi’s horticultural suicide

The Forest Department has given permission to chop down nearly 17,000 trees in Delhi for the redevelopment of Central Government accommodations. While the government is talking euphemistically about the destruction, the numbers are staggering. 11,000 out of 13,128 trees in Sarojini Nagar will be felled. 1,465 out of 1,513 in Nauroji Nagar. 3033 out of 3906 in […]

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Knowledge

HDFC Bank: Abuse of Customer Trust & Fiduciary Relationship

 October, 2016: Imagine you are having a gynaec examination. With his rubber-gloved fingers inside you, the gynaec starts a casual chat about why you should buy his home-grown brand of condoms and intimate products. Creepy? Yeah, well, but that’s how HDFC Bank and other private-sector banks work. Actually, HDFC Bank is like if your gynaec […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Media for a new India

We say a lot about what the problem is with media, but we rarely look at what media could be. So…. of course, I write 😀 My main point in this is that media reflects reality, but media also influences reality. Media holds a lot of power to influence change. And it is power that […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

Wikileaks: The battlelines find form

What remains to be seen is how this history will be written. The ‘masses’ are getting their dose of scandal and assuming that ‘someone’ will fix things now that they are blown wide open. But is this true? The country waging wars to impose democracy on assorted regions with assorted psyches about authority is standing […]

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