A growing economy and rising sea levels don't have to coincide. Indeed, we now know they are antagonistic. What good is a commercial business district if all the workers have fled in search of breathable air? Or a farm without fresh water?
I wonder if world leaders observing this call to greater awareness are also waking up to a new dimension of leadership, for both themselves and those they've been tasked with leading.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...
Around 400 million Indians still do not have access to electricity. With electrification and development, our emissions are certainly set to rise. It would be disastrous for India if the National Democratic Alliance government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrenders to the demands of developed nations to cut down emissions.
The Modi government is at a crossroads. Either it can endorse a bold structural shift towards a purchaser-provider split or it can stay with the largely failing status quo by making modest supply-side adjustments. We would encourage the former. The time to act is now.
Part 1: India at the Crossroads in Its Quest to Achieve Universal Health Coverage -- The Big Questions (Part 2 explores which provider-purchaser appr...
This week's court decision shows that India's democracy is indeed robust. The system of checks and balances, of which the courts are a part, is capable of surviving harsh political environments and delivering justice.
Earlier this week 13 women died in Chhattisgarh in central India. They died after undergoing sterilization in a high-volume, low-cost "mass production" type campaign commonly termed "surgical camp."
Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), and I are deeply saddened by the reports of the tragic deaths and injuries sustained by women undergoing surgical contraception in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.
Three stories, three continents, one message: when culture insists that men control women, the result is horrific wherever it occurs. When the police sit idly by, as they did in all three of these cases, you understand that patriarchy has very powerful allies and roots.
It's hard to believe now that three decades have rolled by since Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India was assassinated in her own garden in New Delhi by two Sikh bodyguards. India changed forever on that day.
Britain faces an existential nomenclature challenge. Will the word "Great" be expunged from its name and sentenced to permanent exile? Or, will Britain's better angels gather to resurrect a second finest hour?
Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a stunning vision, statement, and experience all at once.
Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...
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Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.