RAJ’S BLOG

Spinning Wheel’ Diplomacy

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman, TERRE Policy Centre, former Director UNEP India’s foreign policy orientation towards the neighbors and big powers should be based on ‘spin diplomacy’, as was engaged by the leaders of the two largest countries in the world 6 years back, these two leaders can prevent or trigger the major war. India is ...

Snakes are Ecosystem Managers

Lion and tigers can eat animals by using their paws and teeth.  Snakes do the same by injecting venom and swallowing predators.  Snakes, however, have one more important role: they manage the food chain for all the animals on the earth! They eat predators like rodents ( example-rat) who are massive food-eaters. Rodents also multiply ...

A Guru who believed that real classrooms are outside the school buildings.

By Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre, Former Director UNEP Hanmantrao Subhedar Shinde was my inspiration and my dearest teacher (Guru)  during my education in primary school. That was in a dry and dusty town called Vaduj in Khatav Taluka. He passed away a year and a half back on 30th January 2019. Khatav Taluka is in ...

TOTAL has to start disinvesting in fossil fuels.

Enhancing Energy efficiency and reducing energy intensity are one of the first steps to meet the Paris Climate Agreement targets. Efficiency improvements come from human behavior change and machine-behavior change. The modern technologies like machine-learning could be of immense help which can point out the areas for improving efficiency and also predict the deterioration of ...

The Day of the People, Say by the People, Way for the People. Happy Republic Day 2020

We the people….these are the words on which ‘Republic’ is founded and our Constitution is written on. The supreme power in India is held by the people. They make choice as to who would manage their future. That’s how the members of the parliament get elected. Unfortunately, the people transfer their supreme power to elected representatives, who intern think ...

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