“He was engaged in creating a culture of intellectual discourse.”
Waste-to-energy is an expensive solution to a waste problem, not to an energy problem.
The NCR must seize the possibilities of reclaiming Badarpur as a public space by shutting down NTPC’s worst power plant in terms of meeting emissions standards.
Blaming the smog in Delhi on a global challenge such as climate change allows local – municipal, provincial and national – leaders to escape responsibility.
There is a case to be made for spending on space activities – but for that one must go beyond calculations of revenue returns fashionable in the current neoliberal climate.
The mass drill mode will make for headlines and photo-ops, but will have little or no lasting value unless there is a sustained programme and the infrastructure to go with it.