All disasters, natural or human-made, have one thing in common; their capacity to maim, cause unmentionable misery, and loss of property and lives. But there is a twist in the tale. The World

conced in a rarified world of lecture rooms and ivory towers, pilloried by their critics as lazy, overpaid and irrelevant, the dons of the academic world were pinned squirming on a wall by a study

They do not always make it to the front pages or to the television screen, yet every minute disease and malnutrition kills nearly 24 of them. According to the report, The State of the World's

THE Human Development Report 1994 of the United Nations Development Programme reveals that economic relationships between the North and the South remain as skewed as before. Development assistance or

FAR from the media hoopla, the developing world is quietly undergoing a reproductive revolution. According to a report released by the World Fertility Survey 1992, birth rates in the developing world have gone down by 1/3rd since the mid 60's. One remarka

THIS story is one of horrifying domestic slaughter. The preamble to it is that the World Conservation Strategy (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources 1980),

THE World Health Organization has identified New Delhi as one of the 10 most polluted cities in the world, a dubious distinction that Delhi now shares with other megacities like Mexico City, Seoul

"HEALTH for all by the year 2000" was the proclaimed objective of the Primary Health Care Conference held at Alma Ata in 1978 under the aegis of the World Health Organisation WHO . The progress of this global programme is monitored by a process of period

DURING the '60s and '70s, firewood prices in India shot up dramatically following the gross neglect of the needs of people from forests. The ratio of firewood to food grain prices doubled between

IT IS extremely difficult to measure the scientific performance of a nation, both statistically and in terms of effect. But the few indicators that do exist clearly indicate that developing countries