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Agriculture Watch – Sustainable organic farms for all

2017-02-03T17:58:05+00:00

The concept of rooftop farming is not new, existing from perhaps as far back as 500 BC —the hanging gardens of Babylon. In the present context there have been many experimental rooftop farms too, a very successful one being the Brooklyn Grange in midst of the bustling New York City. India too is not far behind, with organic farms on rooftops been experimentally successful in many Indian homes panning Jaipur to Bangalore. What is however missing is a well-focused programme that provides near-doorstep outlets for organic farming technologies, inputs and training for ‘farm-at-leisure to food’. […]

Agriculture Watch – Sustainable organic farms for all2017-02-03T17:58:05+00:00

Economy Watch – Why Digital India has a real chance of translating its lofty goals into tangible results

2017-02-03T17:20:53+00:00

“Probability is not a mere computation of odds on the dice or more complicated variants; it is the acceptance of the lack of certainty in our knowledge and the development of methods for dealing with our ignorance.” – Nicholas Nassim Taleb. The whole significance of this quote is profound. On close observation, one can glean three aspects: one, that life is uncertain; two, that circumstances are best described by probability; and three, that the realisation of the former aphorisms best equips us with tools to deal with the “odds that we have been dealt with”, so to speak. Indeed, one [...]

Economy Watch – Why Digital India has a real chance of translating its lofty goals into tangible results2017-02-03T17:20:53+00:00