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Population Growth
Books  /  Published 15.11.19

The pros and cons of a declining population

In Empty Planet, Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, argue that the global population will decline soon as a result of the rapidly falling birth rate below replacement level (less than two children per...
By Archana K. Roy in

India  /  Published 03.11.19

Population policy pitfalls for girl child

“Coercive” population-control policies such as Assam’s decision to deny government jobs to people with two or more children can pull down fertility rates but they also impede the progress of soc...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.19

Adopting a child is the best kind of legacy

Sir — The concern about India’s growing population is understandable. To address this, couples should be encouraged to plan their families. But what about the children who are already living in th...
By The Telegraph in

Books  /  Published 02.09.19

How population explosion is causing the world to be remade

Demographic shift continues to have an impact on many aspects of human life. It is interesting to note how societies progress from a pre-modern period of high fertility and high mortality to a post-mo...
By Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury in

Opinion  /  Published 23.08.19

Are Indians with big families unpatriotic?

Students of patriotism may find some of the lessons imparted by leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party to be truly mystifying. The markers of patriotism keep changing, making it difficult for the wards...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.08.19

Hum do, humaare…

India at 72 has been given the Prime Ministerial nudge to consider family planning. The announcement drew mixed reactions. Yogi Adityanath: UP copy PM; go nuclear, stay patriotic. Shiv Sena: Applause,...
By Upala Sen in

India  /  Published 17.08.19

How real is the population boom scare?

Narendra Modi's mention of 'reckless population explosion' in his Independence Day address has led to speculation that the government may now want to bring a law on population regulation.“Population...
By in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.08.19

BJP sniffs population law hint in Narendra Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day call to arrest the “population explosion”, echoing a longstanding Sangh parivar demand, has set off speculation within the BJP about an impending ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.08.19

Population explosion: What Modi said

Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over 'population explosion' in the country, a worry he aired for the first time at a big annual event. The Prime Minister's mention is slightly at odds...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

New visiting card: 'Professional Pessimist'

A new job debuted in India early July. We now have — officially, too, one should add — potential vacancies for ‘professional pessimists’. Few professions come with the prefix 'professional' as...
By Shyam G. Menon in


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