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Saturday, Nov 16, 2019
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 (357 results)
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
Aug 30, 2019 09:55
The ‘development-at-any-cost’ model doesn’t work. There is a growing urgency to protect this ecological heritage. read more
Aug 24, 2019 19:23
There is a strong link between scents of food and emotional memory. And so, our learning history predisposes us to enjoy certain food that improves the mood and produces feelings of social connectedness, say experts. read more
Aug 17, 2019 20:31
The people of the brand new Union Territory are happy. But they should be apprehensive too. The Indian tourist army may ravage the ecologically fragile region read more
Jul 18, 2019 08:14
India’s welfare delivery system has improved. But, as the corruption controversy in Bengal shows, it’s not foolproof. read more
Jul 17, 2019 15:13
A better way to engage with the private sector would be to make the youth of a state employable with proper investments in education, health and skill development read more
Jul 12, 2019 20:43
In a report released in June, the World Health Organization defined burnout as a chronic process of exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy due to an imbalance between job demands and the resources available to meet them read more