Whether you consider progress real or wishful thinking depends on how you measure it, not just short term versus long term but ideas versus appearances.
Textile-dyeing is one of the world’s most-polluting industries. China and other Asian nations releases trillions of liters of chemically tainted wastewater. New waterless dyeing technologies could sharply cut pollution.
This week's round-up of commentary from around the world addresses the rising price of higher education in the United States, the possibility of renewed US-India relations, how Washington should take steps on carbon emissions, and the need for the US to work with the Palestinian Authority.
Five of the new 'high priority' countries – Ethiopia, India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, and Nigeria – account for 50 percent of child deaths worldwide.
As an opposition member of parliament, I can happily say that Modi appears to have realized that he will have to lead the nation from the center and not from the extreme right, where he built his base. But if he backslides, we will resist him robustly. India's democracy deserves no less.