Involving the community in slum improvement has worked successfully in the Philippines and Mexico. Hidebound bureaucrats in the Third World, who insist they know best, should learn a lesson from these experiments.

Money Buys Least When Bureaucrats Spend It

Karoshi -- death from overwork -- has struck corporate bigwigs in Japan. Now, white-collared workers and women too are being affected and a worried labour ministry has announced a set of initiatives

A bacterium that causes botulism can be used to temporarily banish wrinkles (Asian Wall Street Journal, Nov 9, 1992). While treating a patient with dystonia -- a condition characterised by severe

Babu Lala Sharma, Chairperson, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha 92, United Newspapers, 4 Windsor Place, New Delhi 110 001 G N A Nayar, Chairman, M N Sreedharan Nair, General Convenor,

Scientists cannot explain why both the quality and quantity of sperm have been dropping since the 1940s. Indications are pollutants may be responsible.

THIS book is part of a project on technology transfer, transformation and development implemented by United Nations University (UNU), a UN organ established in 1972 to conduct research related to

Pollution is leading to a higher incidence of asthma, and studies show that a commonly used treatment may increase the risk of death from the disease

Premature deaths and disease caused by a polluted environment is the most pressing problem in the world today, says a WHO report prepared for the Earth Summit

Some now ways of using fortilisers which will prevent nitrogen seepage into the water table

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