Dr. Kalam

A man whose dreams will not let us sleep

Yes, he was India’s ‘missile-man’ but more than that he was ‘man of masses’

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Climate negotiators need to perform Yoga

I dream of a scenario where negotiators and UNFCCC staff perform collective yoga for thirty minutes at the  conference venue. First item on agenda every day.

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Modi-Xi Charakha

Beyond Borders:Modi-Xi & Hsüan-tsang

When I visited Xi’an , in the Central China , when I was in United Nations,  I visited the statue of  Hsüan-tsang. 

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Gite de france Tourism

Reversing Migration:Indo-French Initiative possible?

One year after PM Modi was born, in 1951, a young French Parliamentarian in his 40s,

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Is any one there to rescue us? We are trapped .

Is anyone there to rescue us? And more importantly, is there some one to guide us on how not to get trapped again?Aboard a flight from Seychelles to Dubai, I looked down as the plane was descending.

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Coughing with Scary Mandate : New Delhi’s Air Pollution

The day Arvind Kejriwal led  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, which means Common Man’s Party) won unprecedented mandate in Delhi’s assembly election, 6500 kms away in City Council in Paris, France was busy in approving  the measures to fight air pollution.

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Make in India Make it green

Make in India Make it Green

   A century back, on 9th January, Mahatma Gandhi made his determined journey to India with a singular goal to ‘Make in India’.

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Unique opportunity for ‘Good Climate Governance’

The inconvenient truth is not that global warming is undeniably unequivocal but that we are unable to address it with the required urgency.

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Future They Do Not Want. UNEP’s success at UNESCO’s celebrations. The real Road Show

One of the swan-song-projects that I undertook when I was leading the global capacity building activities in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Paris was rather out-of-box.

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Modi’s Melody at Madison and Wisdom at White House

     Super-efficient appliances can also contribute to ‘clean India’ movement. When I came out of United Nations General Assembly Hall on 23rd September…..

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Mandela and Kalam 2
You gave us M.K. Gandhi. We gave you Mahatma Gandhi

Obituary of Nelson Mandela written by Dr. Abdul Kalam in Dec 2013


Dr. Kalam
Have courage to think differently, travel to unexplored path-Dr Kalam

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam talks his heart out and makes us reflect inwards.


Urban forest
Urban Forestry Project Launched

A joint project of TERRE, MOEFCC of India, Tata Motors and Pune citizen.  ‘THE BEST TIME TO PLANT


Vandana Shiva
We are all made of soil…

Dr. Vandana Shiva’s power words . Let us celebrate the 22nd of April which is now Mother’s E


renewable energy
Flooding everywhere, but all was not bad

With the splash of the monsoon comes cool and fresh breeze.There was flash and whiff of good news ab