What a well-off couple learned from cutting consumer habits

A software engineer and professional fundraiser in Boston decided four years ago to purge some of their consumerist habits to save more than 70 percent of their salaries. The result was a big move to rural Vermont and the release this month of the book, “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.” NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker reports. Continue reading What a well-off couple learned from cutting consumer habits

I am returning my Awards because I am deeply concerned and ashamed of what this government is doing to this country and to its own people – Pradip Kishen

I don’t work or perhaps even think as a film maker any more. But many years ago, someone in their folly or wisdom thought to give 2 of the films I made National Awards. Today, in solidarity with the students of the FTII who are being bullied and humiliated into accepting 3rd rate people to preside over their destinies, I wish to return these 2 … Continue reading I am returning my Awards because I am deeply concerned and ashamed of what this government is doing to this country and to its own people – Pradip Kishen

यह देश है कि भीड़? – कविता

भीड़ के ख़तरों को तुम नहीं जानते भीड़ सुनती है सिर्फ लाउडस्पीकर को भीड़ सच नहीं सुनती भीड़ सुन नहीं सकती कैसे सुन सकता है कोई साफ-साफ किसी शोर को भीड़ आती है किसी बांध के टूटने के सैलाब सी भीड़ विपदा होती है जो गिर पड़ती है मनुष्यता पर जिसे रोका जा सकता है सिर्फ मनुष्य हो कर भीड़ बड़ी कारगर है मंदिरों-मस्जिदों-गिरजों-गुरुद्वारों में … Continue reading यह देश है कि भीड़? – कविता

Raising questions about a London based company is against Indian interest- Really? – Priya Pillai

I am an Indian citizen who is not afraid to raise my voice against violations of laws that have been put in place to protect the aam aadmi’s rights. I fight to ensure that rampant coal mining in forest areas is only done in consonance with the laws and policies of the country. I believe that the interest of the forest dwellers, who often are … Continue reading Raising questions about a London based company is against Indian interest- Really? – Priya Pillai

TSR Committee Report-An Assault on the Environment in Favour of Big Business

Author / Source / Date: Newsclick Production, December 19, 2014 NewsClick interviewed D. Raghunandan, President of All India Peoples Science Network, on TSR Subramanian Committee report. According to Raghunandan, the report is an attempt to dismantle the existing legislative provisions and weaken the environmental protection mechanisms. The report also suggests the removal of judicial review of environmental clearances in order to help big business. This … Continue reading TSR Committee Report-An Assault on the Environment in Favour of Big Business