Building from waste So perhaps plastics are not necessarily the problem. They can be part of a pathway toward a more sustainable way of living. Using a natural or renewable resource is not necessarily environmentally friendly. The ecological footprint of a polymeric material is smaller than that of natural materials, which have a sizable demand on arable land, clean water, fertilizers, and regeneration time. … [Read more...] about All plastic is technically recyclable. Why does so much of it end up in landfills?
“Without the involvement of top government officials, it was not possible for the coins to be taken out of India,” says Ajay Agnihotri, the former Assistant Director General of Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB), who assisted then CEIB director, ML Wadhawan, in investigating the case. Now, the Indian government is keen to get the coins back because it genuinely believes the coins were smuggled out of India and is in the possession of some private collector. … [Read more...] about The curious case of the missing Mughal era gold coins
And it was around that time it was known in the Agarwal family circles that Mahesh had split his ancestral properties worth Rs 1,200 crore in three parts, offering one third each to his son Pratik, sister Manju and Sharad. He had put a stringent condition that no one would be allowed to sell the properties and that the troika must develop the branch of the foods company he created — known as Haldiram Bhujiawala (Pratik Foods) brand — beyond its current turnover of Rs 4,000 crore. … [Read more...] about Bitter fight erupts in Haldiram’s group over property after death of family elder