Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Sustainability

Handbags, hamburgers, bricks — how mushrooms can be the ultimate sustainable material

Easy to grow and fully biodegradable, mycelium could prove to be the ultimate green material for the future.

Secondhand clothing is now a booming, multi-billion dollar industry

Last year, secondhand clothing expanded 21 times faster than conventional apparel retail did. It can help make fashion sustainable.

Apple may not be as green as it claims. Here is why

Apple has always tried to convince consumers that it’s a more sustainable company than its competitors when it comes to managing old devices. It’s fair to ask how sincere it is.

A Dutch butcher is winning hearts by making plants taste just like meat

For every 1 kg of beef, almost 3 kg of human-edible feed is needed to feed the cow. So the Vegetarian Butcher just cuts out the middle-man (or cow in this case).

It will cost the world $300 billion to halt & fix the global warming problem

The idea is for using simple, age-old practices to lock millions of tons of carbon back into the soil.

India is both a developing & developed country. Alexa and Siri would have a hard time here

India is a fringe country. It can become the innovation crucible of the modern world with ‘jugaad’, but it needs a keen eye to scale them to global proportions.

Costa Rica is one of the world’s happiest countries. Find out why

Costa Rica tops the Happy Planet Index, but only uses a quarter of the resources typically used in the Western world.

In 100 years, we may not need soil to grow our food

We may not need to rely on soil to achieve adequate & quality food for as many as 20 billion people in the future.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.