Optimism, Pessimism, Realism: The Dynamics of a Loan

Reading Time: 4 minutesDelhi-based Tarun tells us about the loans and its various ramifications, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Be positive.” That’s a refrain we often hear in motivational messages. This is what we are taught from childhood, to never lose hope. I remember the world cup final between India and Australia, which India lost […]


Climate Change: Water Availability, Energy Sources and Global Threats

Reading Time: 7 minutesHigh water demands, combined with the uncertainty surrounding future water availability due to changes in climate, point to the need to carefully consider the water implications of alternative energy choices. For example, the water requirements of the wind and solar energy production are dramatically lower than those of biofuels and lower also than even some “traditional” energy sources. Globally, agriculture accounts […]