Perspectives on Sustainability

Looking for deeper insight into sustainable development? Browse our curated content—including Niranjan’s own articles that have been published in several national journals.

BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT – BY NIRANJAN KHATRI
Andaman & Nicobar is God’s own country with gin clear water, thick verdant tropical forests, rich marine and mangrove eco-systems, dormant and active volanoes and ancient tribes almost 2000 years behind time living in near total nudity, but in complete harmony with nature.  Click here to download complete article
Green education
“You can be  educated without being literate , and one can be literate and yet remain uneducated ” My  abovestatementis a paradox ,however when I see examples of what has been quoted above in different parts of the world, the statement starts reflecting some truth in the paradox.  Click here to download complete article 
Green Homes : Best Practices
We often hear the cliché that drops of water make an ocean. In this article, we explore what are these ‘drops of good practices’ which can help in rectifying the mal-conceived modern practices, born out of addiction to convenience, instant gratification and the constant need to keep up with the Joneses.  Click here to download complete article
Green Homes : Best Practices
We often hear the cliché that drops of water make an ocean. In this article, we explore what are these ‘drops of good practices’ which can help in rectifying the mal-conceived modern practices, born out of addiction to convenience, instant gratification and the constant need to keep up with the Joneses.    Click here to download complete […]
The ITC Green Centre – Inspired by Nature
ITC Hotels commenced their journey on the less traveled road some 22 years ago. In the bargain, discovering unknown opportunities leading to new ways of doing old things, learning the art of eco-designing, which is nothing but the art of seeing opportunities where none exist.  Click here to download complete article
Greening of the Supply Chain (GSC)
Are water meters installed ? Does everyone know the cost of water ?  Are taps leaking ? Is there knowledge on the leak rate ? Is water used carefully ? Is it recycled with simple design intent or with low flow rated devices ?    Click here to download complete article
Building a safer future
Nature sets the limits in a sustainable  world-It is 50 Years since Rachel  Carson  published  her book  silent string .The book was passionate , fierce attack on the indiscriminate use of DDT and other  chemical pesticides in forming .The debate that followed and is still ongoing is about conflict between the demand for economic growth […]
Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan
The announcement, by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, of making ‘Clean India’ a priority agenda, has brought back the public debate on something that has concerned the country’s citizens for a long time. ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan’, is a clarion call targeting year 2019 when hopefully, India will be a clean country – a much needed and laudable effort required, if India wants […]
Designing for inclusion
The principle of universal design is to ensure that products and processes cater to the needs of people with different abilities. The design should be such that anyone: tall or short, young or old, with locomotive disabilities, hearing, speech or visual impairments: can access facilities with minimal or no assistance. Click here to download complete article
Food Waste: A moral dilemma
With the threat of climate change at our doorstep and the subsequent impact on monsoon patterns and agricultural output, it is imperative for all stakeholders to mitigate food waste by employing new practices at multiple levels. Food waste management is a complex subject with no easy answers. A 2011 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) illustrates the scale of the challenge. […]