COVER STORY | So you have read too much about air pollution already? You know all about everything? Reports on devastating levels of air pollution don’t really shock you anymore? Right this moment, you are wondering why is the world lost in a hurly burly over which city has cleaner air — Delhi or Beijing? Who has access to cutting edge air monitoring technology and data? Why does it matter, anyway? How does it matter? And why has Gobar Times decided to talk about it all over again?
Have you ever heard of cars putting on weight? Well, they do. And the growing girth of automobiles, trundling along Indian roads (even the most powerful engines cannot make them go faster, given the massive fleet that crowd the streets!) is giving sleepless nights to a group of experts, which includes doctors.
|Last month, while the poll buzz grew steadily louder in India, the attention of the world was focussed on the big games. On centrestage was the coastal city of Sochi in Russia, where world-class athletes from around the globe battled it out at the Winter Olympics 2014. Now, the Black Sea resort town is gearing up for the last leg, the Winter Paralympic Games.|
Monsanto, the genetically modified organisms (GMO) giant, is apparently turning a new leaf by giving up its Frankenfoodology (dicing and splicing plant genes) and going back to good old crossbreeding. Remember the revolutionary cross-grafting technology that gave India its Green Revolution? Meet power-packed broccoli and no-more-tears onions.
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