Population Growth
North East  /  Published 02.02.19

Call to save Guwahati wetlands

Unplanned urbanisation has led to degradation of wetlands and artificial floods, besides groundwater depletion in the city, experts said on Saturday at an workshop on wetlands and climate change organ...
By Abinash Kalita in Guwahati

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

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Girls' education and drop in fertility rates

There is some smoke in the world with no fire to match. The reiterated notion that the largest minority community in India is producing so many children that they will overtake the majority community‚...
By The Editorial Board

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

Opinion  /  Published 28.02.19

Inequality and the rise in mental diseases

Consider the following two socio-economic trends in India over the past few decades. First, income inequality has worsened significantly since the early 1990s. According to the estimates of the Intern...
By Punarjit Roychowdhury


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

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


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