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Tourism at a cost
Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. But unbridled tourism has also created problems with growing resentment among local residents as well as allegations of damage to the environment, writes Ranjita Biswas
Community colleges for Skilled India
Community colleges can support the Skill India mission and bridge the gap between industry demand and the availability of high-skill candidates in the country, says SPAN writer Burton Bollag taking a cue from an American model
A looming $66 billion takeover by the German company Bayer may help soothe US agrichemical giant Monsanto’s battered reputation. But both in USA and India the firm faces fierce charges of ecocide and anti-farmer monopolistic practices. Christopher Beyer and Sudipto Maity report from two sides of the world
Researchers in University of Missouri in USA and India's Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore are working together to design lighter, more portable and cheaper solar cells to power the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest, most remote places. Deepayan Sinha, Cullen Ecoffey, Erdenetungalag Erdenekhuyag and Tomás Orihuela report from both the countries
Jagriti Yatra is on a different trip, quite literally. It sparks creative enterprise and encourages development through a journey across India moving on railway tracks. New York based writer for SPAN, Carrie Loewenthal Massey, reports
The emerald landscape of tea gardens in Assam hide a healthcare lacunae among its women workers whose nimble fingers pluck the two leaves and a bud, invaluable to the industry. Activists from the community are now trying to change their condition. Ranjita Biswas reports from Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra