Scope of microbial remediation processes in Phytoremediation to combat pollution

Discussion about environmental pollution and its consequences has become a common place in the wake of frequent environmental disasters like oil spills and radiation leakage. However environmental disasters are not only caused by sudden catastrophes, but also over a long term discharge from anthropogenic activities. These include, continuous discharge of agriculture, mining and industrial effluents as direct consequence of population explosion and industrialization. As of 2016, approximately 5.73 million tons of crude oil has been accidently released into the environment during 1830 incidents in 5 decades, while 2016 alone experienced 6000 tons of crude oil spill (ITOPF, 2017). Read more »

India’s hunger for a promising economic growth rate since independence

The Hindu rate of economic growth

The economic reforms of 1991 has brought significant changes to the Indian economy. The Indian government adopted the policy of liberalization, privatization and globalization in 1991, which wasn’t expected from a Prime Minister who was considered to be a socialist. Read more »

How did the Indian rupee got burnt by the wrath of coal?

The Indian rupee has seen one of its worst times in the recent days. It climbed to Rs. 65 per USD during the month of August 2013, up from around Rs. 50/dollar in November 2012. It had created a chaotic situation in the country’s economy as the government and common man struggled to keep up with the expenses which just keeps rising everyday. Read more »

Natural disasters: Act of God or man?

Natural disasters have always devastated human lives miserably. Be it an earthquake, hurricane, flood, tsunami or any other kind. The human life in the worse affected area reaches to a zero. Almost everything from  food, clothing and shelter to the luxuries are to be restored from scratch. Read more »

Kids reality shows: The realities behind

The Indian television industry has come a long way from the age of family dramas like Hum Log and mythological epics like Ramayana, to serving its audiences with never-ending emotional dramas of Ekta Kapoor. Today the Indian television has entered a new phase which is called the ‘reality television.’ Reality television is a recent buzzword in Indian scenario but has captured the screens of large proportion of Indian households. Reality television is based on the concept of entertaining the viewers with unscripted content. Read more »

Attrition: The truth behind the figures

Attrition is one of the most discussed issues in today’s corporate scenario. Whenever I come across any news related to attrition, the two facts that draw my immediate attention are that ‘attrition is bad’ and ‘attrition rate is on a hike and reached x%’. But somehow I always find both these facts partial and misleading. Attrition or employee turnover basically relates to the employees’ departure from the company due to resignation, retirement or death. Read more »

Modern Indian Writers in English: Are they stereotyped as Casteism writers?

Literature in India has not remained same since its first stages of development in 3000 BC.Vedas Indian literature since the Vedas and the Upanishads has produced more volumes of beautiful writings than any other part of the world. The history spoke of religion and epic, lyric and science, medicine and nature and of love and divinity. When seen in the broadest sense, the most beautiful proses and paras were articulated in our very own language- Sanskrit. Read more »

Why it is crucial to introduce new insurance products in rural India?

In India, insurance has a deep-rooted history. It finds mention in the writings of Manu (Manusmruthi), Yaganavalkya (Dharmasastra) and Kautilya (Arthasastra). The writings talk in terms of pooling of resources that could be re-distributed in times of calamities such as fire, floods, epidemics and famine. This was probably a pre-cursor to modern day insurance. Read more »


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