My TEDx: Living the Global Transformation-Its Not about Internet !

My TEDx: Living the Global Transformation-Its Not about Internet !

My TEDx talk was about my flirting with chemistry, particularly group 7 elements of the periodic table. I loved those halogens. Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodine and Astatine. I hated people hating them. I had reasons. I lived with them. I lead the global transformation away from halogenated chemicals. In this world of Start-ups, I lived and led Stop-ups. See TEDx Talk on: https://bit.ly/2IB1eQC Abstract of my TEDx talk In one generation, the humanity identified the catastrophic consequences of its invention that was already commercialised massively and was its products were fast growing in their production and consumption. In the same generation, countries scientifically assessed the impacts of the products of the invention, took global action under the convening power of United Nations, and successfully reversed the tide of the disaster that was in waiting. The invention and its products, as a result, were put in history books. The United Nations' global treaty of the Montreal Protocol...
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Final TV Appearance of Stephen Hawking:  Colonizing Alien World

Final TV Appearance of Stephen Hawking: Colonizing Alien World

"Leaving Earth: Or How to Colonize a Planet". Stephen Hawkings in Elon Muskian adventure. In one of his last television appearances, Stephen Hawking poses the question of how people might one day live on planets other than Earth. The computer-generated voice of the late physicist Stephen Hawking will address audiences once again from their television screens on March 25, during his appearance in one of the last TV projects of his life. In the Smithsonian Channel documentary "Leaving Earth: Or How to Colonize a Planet," Hawking shares his long-held vision of humanity confronting an uncertain future on Earth by looking to the stars and setting a course that will lead us to one day inhabit distant worlds beyond our own solar system. Where we would go, how we would get there and what it would take to make an alien planet habitable are just a few of the questions that Hawking and other scientists...
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Montreal Protocol will be Remembered by the Results it Delivered.

Montreal Protocol will be Remembered by the Results it Delivered.

“We are aware that the greatest legacy we leave our children and grandchildren is the earth, not only as a place we live, but also as a livable place.”, Honorable Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada. Honorable Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada gave gripping  and impelling speech at the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on 20 Nov. 2017, when 30th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol was celebrated. His speech: I’m honoured and delighted to join you for this celebration on the 30th anniversary of the landmark Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, the only universal UN agreement, ratified by 196 countries and the EU—more Parties than any other international agreement in history. The Montreal Protocol was the result of prioritized and proactive leadership by Canada, the United States, some Nordic Countries, and UN leadership of both the developed and developing world. From the perspective of our government,...
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New paradigms from UN Secretary-General : ‘fair-globalisation’ and ‘going-beyond’ Paris climate agreement. But is UN ready?

New paradigms from UN Secretary-General : ‘fair-globalisation’ and ‘going-beyond’ Paris climate agreement. But is UN ready?

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General in his speech in July 2017 says UN is not ready for bending global mega-trends of inequality and ecological degradation .António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General spoke at High Level Political Forum to review to progress towards Sustainable Development Goals ( SDGs) on 17th July 2017:  Twenty years ago, when I was starting my functions as Prime Minister of Portugal, the world was surfing a wave of optimism. The Cold War had ended, technological prosperity was in full swing, the internet was spreading and there was the idea that globalisation would not only increase global wealth, but that it would trickle down and would benefit everybody in our planet. Twenty years afterwards, I would say that the picture is mixed. It’s true that globalisation, technological progress have dramatically increased global trade, global wealth, it is true that the number of absolute poor has been reduced and...
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Designing by keeping the Nature at the Centre-My Commencement Speech to Graduates of MIT Institute of Design-Watch

Designing by keeping the Nature at the Centre-My Commencement Speech to Graduates of MIT Institute of Design-Watch

“Designing for nature than for humans” was the theme of my speech at MIT Institute of Design near Pune, India. The logic is simple, humans are part of the nature. Designing for nature than for humans was the theme of my speech at MIT Institute of Design near Pune, India. The logic is simple, humans are part of the nature. Hence when one designs for  nature, by consequence one also designs for the humans. Value addition of the ‘nature centred design’ is that we care for nature and ecosystems while designing.  I was delivering the address as Chief Guest to fresh graduates at 9th Convocation Ceremony at sprawling campus at Raj Baug near Pune, a city in India known for excellence in education. I continued to build on that theme by stating that nature is the designer itself- a designer par excellence. It uses resources optimally while creating designs. My friend Ram Subramaniam...
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Renewable Energy EmPOWERing youth

Renewable Energy EmPOWERing youth

The developing countries are poised to be the precious solar and biomass mines of the renewable energy that will be increasingly sought by the developed countries. The history will repeat , except that instead of exploring for for spices now the developed country explorers will seek solar energy. Renewable energy will account for the majority of worldwide power capacity growth over the next 15 years. Investment for power generation   infrastructure is migrating from the developed economies in the North to the developing economies, in political known as "global south" and from digging underground like for fossil fuels to flapping in the skies and riding on the oceans. A message that I gave in my speech to engineering and research students from Sahakar Maharshi Shankarrao Mohite Patil Institute of Technology and Research was: “ Renewable energy will empower youth in the developing and emerging economies like India. India has the potential to become important country...
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