Monthly Archives: September 2013

The miracle plant

jatrophaThe Jatropha Curcas, also known as ‘danti’, is a strange species of flora. It’s leafy and green – sometimes it takes the form of a shrub, but it can also become a tree up to six meters tall. It came from the tropics of Central America and can thrive in semi-arid climates with low-nutrient soil. Jatropha plants bear a poisonous little fruit – inside each are several black seeds. If you crush them, you get oil. Continue reading

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Culture and fundamentalism

Black-and-whiteThere is a proverb in Hindi, which translates to ‘knowledge spreads when shared’. Well, isn’t every culture a closed set of knowledge with its language, music, folk tales and values? Moreover, since cultures survive through ages, they go through a lot of trial and error conditioning. Mathematically speaking, cultures have a good amount of empirical backing. Cultures grow, by opening themselves up. Cultures evolve. And evolution seeks survival of the fittest. Continue reading

Curbing the crisis

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Unlike the U.S, most countries are not fortunate enough to be able to make the rest of the world pay for their problems. It’s important we learn from the lesser powerful countries like Argentina on how to handle economic crisis – the wise way. Read my new article in the-NRI