Need consumption vs Greed consumption

I dont get it. For years we cursed the US and Western Europe for consuming too much and living far beyond the resources that our planet could afford. And now trillions of of dollars are being pumped into the US and Western Europe to stimulate demand, encouraging, for example, the American people to buy more [...]

The G 20 talks will fail,

I was traveling with my producer in the US who was expressing real concern on the environment. " What is going to happen to global warming when every Chinese has a car ?". He is a caring intelligent man, who completely missed the contradiction. We were traveling in his gas guzzling Rolls Royce. It's like [...]

Afganistan will be Obama’s Vietnam

No one has a won in Afghanistan. For there is nothing to win. The country has been ravaged by a centuries of invasions and attempts to control the irrepressible tribes. All there is left is the fierce pride of the people. And the British, the Russians, the Americans have all failed to control that sense [...]

Is there a new idea for India ?

After all India was formed out an idea. An idea of freedom from the British. India now needs a new idea. Having been formed, what could keep it going ? Democracy was a great idea, but after over 60 years of independence 80% of India's population does not have any of the basic fundamental rights [...]

Paani, the movements begins

Scene from Paani : " As the little girl running towards camera gets shot from behind, she screams her last words " Water is our right - it is not for sale" As she falls, through the dust you barely make out the uniform of the man that shot her. He wears a blue helmet [...]