Christopher Columbus set out in search of ‘East India’ from Europe, crossed Atlantic to arrive at the wrong place in Americas and then returned to Europe. Columbus never admitted that he went to wrong destination. Instead, he called where he reached as land of “Indians”.
Europeans waded through seas to set up the spice-route to India. Did they miss Solar Route? Still there is time to explore, invest and trade. Article appeared in special issue of Biz@India on the occasion of 10th anniversary of EU-India Strategic Partnership agreement signed on 8th Nov 2004 at The Hague.
I was invited by New York Times to give my expert remarks on ” Should we give up on the idea of a strong international treaty on global warming as a pipe dream, or should we continue to pursue it despite the long-running difficulties?” My remarks appear below.
A first ever Indian King, who adopted ecologically sustainable governance as his priority, ruled India 2300 years back.
My invited opinion on path breaking announcement by President Obama to limit and reduce the GHG emissions from coal fired power plants in USA. A message for developing countries?
It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change, it has been said of the theory of natural selection. We should mimic color chugging reptiles
India’s amendment to Companies Bill 2013, which has been recently cleared, has come as a whiff of fresh air. It heralds a new era in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), not just in India but internationally. India-EU business, if takes the CSR route, can become a big opportunity.
Many have questioned me: if the evolution is the fundamental characteristic of the nature-where weak species vanish and strong survive, where stronger feeds on weaker, where faster grabs and nourishes over the slower, where one with sturdy muscles and sharper teeth feasts on softer muscles-why at all we care for conservation of biodiversity?