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Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
KumKum Dasgupta

KumKum Dasgupta


KumKum Dasgupta is with the opinion section of Hindustan Times. She writes on education, environment, gender, urbanisation and civil society.


articles by KumKum Dasgupta (363 results)
Feb 25, 2020 13:52
Linking sustainability with quality rather than pricing can create opportunities for upcoming housing projects, especially since India’s socio-economic milieu warrants different perceptions of affordability. read more
Feb 02, 2020 15:27
India has witnessed a rapid degradation of its wetlands. In the last three decades alone, nearly one-third of natural wetlands have been lost to urbanisation, agriculture expansion and pollution. read more
Jan 24, 2020 18:12
As the Constitution completes 70 years, its stirring Preamble continues to inspire Indian citizens read more
Jan 05, 2020 19:42
The decision to focus on building community-managed decentralised water supply systems in rural areas is a welcome move read more
Dec 07, 2019 20:13
To appreciate the work of the guards, one needs to understand the why forests are important. A report by the ministry of environment says India’s forests absorb 11.25% of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for the climate crisis. read more
Nov 26, 2019 13:38
Cities in India are the largest consumers of resources, including energy and water. They are also large generators of waste. As climate change impacts are now more pronounced through increased droughts and floods, cities are now facing a visible brunt... read more
Nov 13, 2019 11:47
Despite its impact on every facet of our lives, from social to economic, the issue is still languishing on the margins of our lives. The general public is still not talking enough about what we can do at a personal level to tackle the climate’s chal... read more
Nov 06, 2019 20:35
India’s city governments are weak, and departments work in silos. To tackle climate change, this needs to change read more
Nov 04, 2019 16:49
The University of Chicago’s Water-to-Cloud (W2S) system provides for high-resolution spatial and temporal monitoring of rivers to gain insights that may be missed with the traditional approach. read more
Oct 25, 2019 17:43
Indians have celebrated Diwali with lights, but also with art of all kinds (from folk art to miniatures), reflecting the different forms the festival takes in the country read more
Oct 10, 2019 11:46
To focus on foundational learning, the draft National Education Policy proposes new curricular and pedagogical structure, with 5+3+3+4 design, covering the children three-18 years. Under this, pre-primary and grades 1-2 is considered as foundational... read more
Oct 05, 2019 16:54
What is most troubling is not the plastic challenge in cities because they would still have the first access to information, technology, funds, and expertise to tackle the problem. The real challenge lies in smaller towns and kasbahs read more
Oct 03, 2019 10:24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2 said rural India has declared itself defecation free. In the past four years, India has built 100 million toilets in about 0.6 million villages, and another 6.3 million in its cities. The Swachh Bharat Mission... read more
Oct 02, 2019 04:12
Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee, the eldest of four children of Devadas and Lakshmi Rajagopalachari (the daughter of C Rajagopalachari), spoke about her father’s stint in Hindustan Times, her grandparents, and the changing... read more
Oct 01, 2019 14:54
Companies need to look at their SDG strategy because there has been an increase in regulatory pressure, push from investors and banks, and media to align their polices with the global goals read more