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Rahul Banerjee
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Agriculture to suit Water Availability
The farm that Subhadra has in Pandutalav has a limited supply of water from a borewell. So she has customised her Rabi sowing to suit this lesser water availability. Not only have the seeds of wheat, linseed, masoor and gram been sown at one feet distance f...
The farm that Subhadra has in Pandutalav has a limited supply of water from a borewell. So she has customised her Rabi sowing to suit this lesser water availability. Not only have the seeds of wheat, linseed, masoor and gram ...
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The Salt of the Earth
There are many outstanding people in the villages who are an asset to the Bhils' fight for their rights in Western Madhya Pradesh. One such stalwart is Deep Singh of Bisali village in Dewas district. He is a "Burwa" or traditional medicine man who treats pa...
There are many outstanding people in the villages who are an asset to the Bhils' fight for their rights in Western Madhya Pradesh. One such stalwart is Deep Singh of Bisali village in Dewas district. He is a "Burwa" or tradit...
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The Rights of the Disabled
Today is International Human Rights day commemmorating the adoption of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General
Assembly in 1948. Coming as it did after the excesses of World War II, it was a
great document comprehensiv...
Today is International Human Rights day commemmorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Coming as it did after the excesses of World War II, it w...
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how will india go cashless without internet and power in rural areas?!!
The community owned wireless internet facility was set up with great difficulty at the Rani Kajal Jeevanshala school in Kakrana in July this year. However, in the first week of November it stopped working barely three months ...
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A Tragedy and A Farce!!
The world today is data
driven and most Governments take economic decisions on the basis of detailed
data analysis. However, Prime Minister Modi has given short shrift to this
principle and has instead embarked on grandstanding actions based on his
intuitio...
The world today is data driven and most Governments take economic decisions on the basis of detailed data analysis. However, Prime Minister Modi has given short shrift to this principle and has instead embarked on grandstandi...
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The Gimmick Man
High denomination notes have been demonetised with immediate effect and this has created a great news splash in the country. However, what will this really achieve? Most of the black income that is generated is kept in the form of real estate, gold and unde...
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What Price Cashless Economy?!!
Once it became clear that those who indulge in the generation of black money had found ways and means to circumvent the "strategic strike against black money" that demonetisation was initially supposed to be, the Government shifted the goal posts and said t...
Once it became clear that those who indulge in the generation of black money had found ways and means to circumvent the "strategic strike against black money" that demonetisation was initially supposed to be, the Government s...
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A Philathropist With a Difference
A few days ago we received the news that Nico (Dr. Nicolaas Nobel) had passed away after a short illness at the ripe age of 83 on November 29th 2016 at his residence in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. This is a loss of a philanthropist with a difference. Dr N...
A few days ago we received the news that Nico (Dr. Nicolaas Nobel) had passed away after a short illness at the ripe age of 83 on November 29th 2016 at his residence in Noordwijk in the Netherlands. This is a loss of a philan...
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The Death March!!
A trip into the remote interiors of Alirajpur district was accomplished a few days back in which Professor Anandswarup Gadde from Australia, Nagendra Subbakrishna and his wife Kathryn Baranackie from USA and Professor Swapan Bhattacharya from Indore were th...
A trip into the remote interiors of Alirajpur district was accomplished a few days back in which Professor Anandswarup Gadde from Australia, Nagendra Subbakrishna and his wife Kathryn Baranackie from USA and Professor Swapan ...
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Internet Blues!!
The community owned wireless internet facility was set up with great difficulty at the Rani Kajal Jeevanshala school in Kakrana in July this year. However, in the first week of November it stopped working barely three months after its successful installatio...
The community owned wireless internet facility was set up with great difficulty at the Rani Kajal Jeevanshala school in Kakrana in July this year. However, in the first week of November it stopped working barely three months ...
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The Scourge of Kalodhono!!
A new devil
now plagues the long suffering Adivasis of Alirajpur – Kalodhono. He is so potent that he has
for the time being eclipsed all the bounty in the form of a plentiful harvest
that has resulted this year from the munificence of their rain god Kalora...
A new devil now plagues the long suffering Adivasis of Alirajpur – Kalodhono. He is so potent that he has for the time being eclipsed all the bounty in the form of a plentiful harvest that has resulted this year from the muni...
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A Climate Conscious Diwali
The festival of lights is here to ward off darkness of all kinds but
these days the kind of light being used has assumed importance in the light of
the danger of climate change looming darkly over our future. Generally the light
used to celebrate Diwali is ...
The festival of lights is here to ward off darkness of all kinds but these days the kind of light being used has assumed importance in the light of the danger of climate change looming darkly over our future. Generally the li...
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The government should subsidise the installation of anaerobic incinerators to generate producer gas for use in engines and generators.
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A Cheerful Sceptic
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I believe neither in God nor in Utopia. I neither think that there is any human destiny nor that there is any pre-determined purpose in nature. I hold instead that everything depends on sheer chance and so life is, always has been and always will be unpredictable. 

Thus, for me if there is any sin it is that of trying to make life predictable by binding it into the tyrannical confines of religion, ideology and private property and using society and the environment as dustbins for the negative side effects of such sinning. It is this sin that is frequently visited on us in the form of covert and overt wars, mayhem and murder and environmental disasters. So, like all true blue naturalists I believe in nothing. Being a naturalist I am consequently also a sceptic because I am inherently suspicious of grand theories whether religious or secular. However, since  I  do not expect anything  from life I am nevertheless a cheerful sceptic! Check out this interview of mine - http://www.6bridges.com/Content.asp?chk=1&DataID=2332&ShowAll=1

Education
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Civil Engineering, 1978 - 1983
  • La Martiniere Kolkata
    High School, 1968 - 1978
  • Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University
    Environmental Planning and Management, 2008 - 2013
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