The number of people emigrating is rising steadily every year. All these movements derive from the failure of societies to meet the fundamental needs and aspirations of their citizens, for safe

The toll of diseases across the world could be reduced to a great extent by using safe water, hygienic latrines and by washing hands before handling food. Staying healthy is, therefore, easier for

India's economic reforms are making a heady progress. Since the announcement of the new economic policy, 31,196 Industrial Investment Intentions, including those for export oriented units, have been

In order to take crucial decisions on germplasm access and management, an honest accounting of the geopolitics of 'where does it come from' is needed. With 75 per cent of the ex situ collections,

Ensuring food security for the future billions will tax the environment dearly. Already, one billion ha of arable land in the developing world is moderately to severely degraded, and another nine

Reduction of poverty remains one of the foremost global challenges. An estimated 1.3 billion persons in the developing world will live in. absolute poverty by the turn of the century. While the

No one disagrees that biodiversity is under increasing threat from "development" Habitat loss accounts for 76 per cent of the pressure on mammal and 60 per cent of the pressure on bird

Everyday, some 40,000 people die from hunger-related causes. In the 47 'least developed' countries, 10 per cent of the world's population subsists on less than 0.5 per cent of world's income.

Contrary to the predictions, starting from the '50s, till the '80s, the world has not seen largescale and persistent shortage of minerals essential for industrial economies, despite prodigious

Women have always had it bad...patriarchy has ensured that down the generations. A look at women in the various spheres of life, in education, workplaces, health status and in power show that men are