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Neeta Misra

The author is BW’s consulting editor — Sustainability

Latest Articles By Neeta Misra

Nutrition In The News: Sharp Diagnoses And Converging Policy Instruments

Neeta Misra

“Sharpness in the diagnosis is important, as is sharpness in bringing together policy instruments that address those determinants. I believe this is now doable in India because the data is available to do this district by district.”

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Nutrition In The News: Gender Matters

Neeta Misra

BW Sustainability’s Neeta Misra Speaks with Sonali Khan of Sesame Workshop India on their work in India, nutrition, missing children and why gender matters

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Private Sector Interventions In Malnutrition: What You Can Learn From The Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative

Neeta Misra

Private Sector Interventions for tackling malnutrition in India. Learning from the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative

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Abolishing 377: A Historic Opportunity

Neeta Misra

The Supreme Court of India has recently completed arguments for a number of petitions challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, an archaic British law from 1860 that criminalises homosexual sex. Given that the Supreme Court upheld the law in 2013, the re-hearing of the case gives new hope for de-criminalization, the assertion of the constitution, human rights, inclusiveness and dignity in India. BW Businessworld's Neeta Misra catches up with Vivek Divan a human rights lawyer who gives us a brief history of the case, the organisations and the movement that got us here.

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It Is Essential To Use Science & Technology To Increase Productivity: Prof Madhura Swaminathan

Neeta Misra

BW Businessworld's Neeta Misra catches up with the Chairperson of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Madhura Swaminathan on the foundations work and why young people need to get involved

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E-Waste In India

Neeta Misra

India will consume $400 billion worth of electronic goods by 2020 generating a huge growth in end of life products, known as electronic or E-Waste. Electronic Waste creates opportunities for jobs and reducing the country's dependency on imports of metals for manufacturing phones and computers by retaining recycled metals in the country. On the hand the processing of this E-Waste poses huge environmental and health hazards

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Electronic Waste India: Can We Learn From The European Experience?

Neeta Misra

Neeta Misra speaks with Dr Bernd Kopacek a global expert on E-Waste on the European experience and how India can draw on this at the country ramps up its efforts to responsibly manage electronic waste

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Demonetisation Redux: A Failed Experiment

Neeta Misra

It has been one year since the government of Narendra Modi announced demonetisation, a bold, dramatic and according to many economists, profoundly reckless move. Professor R. Ramakumar of TISS, Mumbai in November 2016, wrote an article that was critical of the move. We speak with him on the eve of the first anniversary to assess whether his predictions about the effect of demonestisation have come true.

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Climate Change: What Next For India

Neeta Misra

The withdrawal of the US should not be a call for us to retreat but to expand our role on the global front and strengthen our institutions at home to move forward

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What Happens In Childhood Matters In Adulthood

Neeta Misra

Childhood violence in abhorrent and addressing it is a moral imperative. Emerging global research on the issues shows a clear link between childhood experiences and adulthood outcomes

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