Blog is the short name of ‘Web Log’. It is the term that looks so simple, elementary and even rudimentary to those who have worked in accounting firm or in manufacturing unit. Time log, work log, process sheet log, salary log are just few terms used every day in running a business. So, when a term was coined by Jorn Barger: ‘web log’ some time in 1999, it simply meant the log or list of web sites that any individual is interested in and keeps on his web-pages.

Over last decade there has been inspirational transformation of this listing. Today blogs are the list of thoughts, ideas, daily happenings in the individual lives and much more. Blogs have linked the individuals and added the value to the globalization process.

Just like UN charter starts with ‘We the people’, I would prefer to describe this movement as ‘we the bloggers’ and not just ‘web loggers’. This way it gives a sense of purpose, togetherness and desire of thought-sharing. Those objectives inspire me to blog. And keep blogging.

Obituary : Genetically UnModified Environment Minister

cc_mustard_16x9‘Walking away from the decision-making could be the hardest but it could also be the best decision’, says a wise fable. Anil Madhav Dave, India’s Minister of Environment surely faced such predicament . His fate took decision for him (more…)

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Silent Spring and Turbulent Trump: The story of impelling image of the Whole Earth

rachel_carson_getty_1600x500Never before a book or  a photograph changed the way we look and perceive to restore our only home. But a man who leads the Super-Power has a potency  to look differently. Would he make not only America great again, but  make the ‘Whole Earth’ great again.

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Climate Change and Regime Change- Will Trump Deploy Disruptive Change?

aravIt is ironic that Europe and USA  have to go through their own ‘regime change’ while pursuing their  dogmatic regime change policy to spread democracy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Tunisian street fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi ignited the spark six years back that has transformed the world.

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Montreal Protocol acts as a Surrogate Mother to Deliver Climate Baby

surrogacy-india-mothers-dayThe 196 countries have  leveraged the successful Montreal Protocol’s form and function to make it a surrogate-mother to deliver not only name-changing but also a game-changing operation for betterment of the planet. (more…)

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Central Bankers’ NPA: Low Climate Interest

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‘Ask a central bank governor what role they should play on environmental issues, and most will suggest you’re talking to the wrong person (more…)

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Enters New Honcho of UNEP-With New Hope

Erik Solheim NewErik Solheim enters to lead the UN’s environmental agenda.Armoured with  peace-making and conflict resolution expertise. (more…)

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Signature Event that inked the 175 Papers to Save the World.

AP_16113564562573-1024x738Rewinding fast backward,18 years back,on 16th March 1998 to be precise,the Kyoto Protocol was opened for the signature.Only 6 countries signed it on the opening day.Four of them were small island countries. (more…)

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Change of Guard in rapidly changing climate: 100 Days after Paris Agreement

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Canada and USA, non-signatories to the Kyoto Protocol, are the first and second largest per capita emitter of Green House Gases (GHGs) . (more…)

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In Death of Justice Hope is Born of the Climate Justice

ScaliaNever before in the history of supreme America, the elite Americans mourned so deeply

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If Shall shall be Should, We Would- Paris Climate Agreement

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I was listening to  European Parliament President Martin Schulz’s intervention (more…)

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Ducking the Challenge-New Climate Agreement

harris-ducking (2)‘To duck’ has several meanings in the dictionary. Most common is: To evade a responsibility or obligation.

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Demolishing the Differentiation: Climate Terrorism

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World may lose the World Heritage of Environmental Diplomacy. (more…)

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At 70, UN sets 17 goals: To be achieved in less than 17 years.

UN General AssemblyJust imagine, that when you enter the age of 71, you dare an adventure (more…)

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Developing Countries’ Negotiator in Vatican

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Pope Francis has emerged as the most effective negotiator for the developing countries. (more…)

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‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and Climate Change

oceans11The title of Film “Ocean’s Eleven” has already entered into modern dictionaries. Impact of  Climate on Oceans is “Ocean’s eleven” !   (more…)

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A man whose dreams will not let us sleep

Dr. KalamYes, he was India’s ‘missile-man’ but more than that he was ‘man of masses’ (more…)

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Climate negotiators need to perform Yoga

Ban Ki Moon yogaI 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. (more…)

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Beyond Borders:Modi-Xi & Hsüan-tsang

Modi-Xi CharakhaWhen I visited Xi’an , in the Central China , when I was in United Nations,  I visited the statue of  Hsüan-tsang.  (more…)

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Reversing Migration:Indo-French Initiative possible?

Gite de france TourismOne year after PM Modi was born, in 1951, a young French Parliamentarian in his 40s, (more…)

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

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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. (more…)

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Coughing with Scary Mandate : New Delhi’s Air Pollution

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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

 

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

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Unique opportunity for ‘Good Climate Governance’

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

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

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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. (more…)

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