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  • Barun Roy: It's time for smart villages

    23-02-2016 21:49:00

    To allow our cities to thrive, we must look after our villages

  • Barun Roy: A topsy-turvy world

    15-12-2015 21:49:00

    Varanasi, like many other places, has lost the quiet rhythm that was part of its character

  • Barun Roy: Denial and the game of politics

    17-11-2015 21:48:00

    Indulging in the two has robbed us of the ability to actually get things done

  • Barun Roy: United by hate

    20-10-2015 21:49:00

    We are living in a world of dogmatism and bigotry

  • Barun Roy: Back to square one

    02-09-2015 21:48:00

    The world faces a catch-22 situation: mitigate one problem and it aggravates another

  • Barun Roy: Gone with the wind

    05-08-2015 21:48:00

    Many things have faded away, new ones have taken their place in our lives

  • Barun Roy: Where are the smart citizens?

    08-07-2015 21:48:00

    Electronic fund transfers or payment systems alone do not make a city smart; proper civic behaviour is also required to complement the effort

  • Barun Roy: Rain - The agony and the ecstasy

    10-06-2015 21:48:00

    In earlier days, depleting groundwater levels were not the problem. It was still possible to enjoy the gathering of dark clouds and the first heavy thuds of rain

  • Barun Roy: Garage sale - A different pitch

    13-05-2015 21:48:00

    Indian garage sales are more like charity fairs, where new products garner free publicity. The idea in countries like the US and Philippines, however, is different

  • Barun Roy: Will India join the game?

    01-04-2015 21:48:00

    India has the necessary talent and financial muscle to become a major printing hub in the Asian region. But it remains to be seen if it has the desire to take the costly plunge

  • Barun Roy: The hidden facets of greatness

    04-03-2015 21:48:00

    From Pather Panchali to Aparajito, Satyajit Ray's movies touched our emotions in many ways

  • Barun Roy: The Li Ka-shing saga

    04-02-2015 21:48:00

    Not many people remember the long, lonely miles Li had to travel before he became Asia's richest man

  • Barun Roy: Kolkata - Paradise lost

    21-01-2015 21:48:00

    The 'cultural capital of India' should learn from what Kepler's has done for the US - producing a strong community movement to save independent bookstores from the onslaught of online vendors

  • Barun Roy: Songdo - Too impersonal for comfort?

    10-12-2014 21:46:00

    Even in a smart city, people want glimpses of history and a human touch. Songdo is turning out to be a history-less city. There's just not what some experts describe as a big bad urban centre

  • Barun Roy: Surprise on the steppes

    29-10-2014 21:48:00

    Building a new capital city from scratch isn't easy. Myanmar, South Korea and Malaysia have all tried, but the only virgin city that has taken off beyond all expectations is Astana, Kazakhstan's new c