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A coal wholesale market in Mumbai

Indians are addicted to cheap coal power and it’s killing them

Coal provides roughly 70% of India’s power needs, even as 1.24 million citizens die annually as a result of choking smog, according to The Lancet.
People ride a scooter along a road shrouded in smog in New Delhi

India’s battle with the world’s worst smog is caught in a bureaucratic haze

The sheer scale of India’s toxic skies is making progress in the fight to reduce pollution difficult.

New Delhi shows if future megacities would be a marvel or a mess

With a population that’s swelling by about 700,000 each year, India’s capital could be the world’s biggest megacity by 2028.

Beijing’s air is the cleanest it has ever been in a decade, and this is how it happened

China is hoping to reduce the amount of energy it derives from coal by substituting it with natural gas and nuclear reactors.

Looking up virgin in a dictionary to waging war on Christmas: The A to Z of India’s 2017

India was so weird in 2017, it took an alphabetic guide to understand it.
I can engage with Kejriwal if he offers funds to compensate farmers: Amarinder Singh

I can engage with Kejriwal if he offers funds to compensate farmers: Amarinder Singh

Punjab CM says stubble burning can’t be solved just by two states unless the Centre steps in; stresses need for reuse of crop residue.
Cars on the road

Talk Point: A representative govt can’t ignore women’s security in a city like Delhi

The government's responsibility is to ensure that those who are restricted from driving private vehicles, should have alternative modes of transport.
People wearing masks while commuting

Talk Point: Scientifically, exemptions defeat the purpose of odd-even

The reason why exemptions are given is because our public transport is unable to handle the demand, and is considered unsafe.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".


An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.