A journalist by profession, an MBA by degree and an engineer by default, Anchal Gupta is a Sci-Tech and environment junkie. His writing has appeared in Gizmodo India, Business Insider India and Scroll.in and magazines like Business & Economy, The Sunday Indian and 4Ps Business & Marketing. He earlier worked as a TV business journalist for CNBC TV18. Behind the camera, he has assisted on the documentary "A Thin Dividing Line" with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta. He lives in Delhi and when separated from his Macbook, can be found munching on the local momos.
He blogs at BLUE DOT & BEYOND
A news report in January claimed that President Obama's life span suffered a six-hour cut in less than three days during his trip to Delhi, believed to have the most polluted air in the world. Now, the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) landslide victory gives it the perfect mandate to clean up Delhi's air. But, the labyrinth of issues related to Delhi's air pollution makes it a Herculean task.
In April 2014, a World Health Organization (WHO) report warned that the world may soon enter a 'post-antibiotic era'. Outside the medical community, few, especially in developing countries, have any inkling that antibiotics, one of the greatest advances of 20th century science, are fast becoming ineffective.
And this is where India's USP lies. ISRO has till date, on average, charged only around 75 percent for commercial launches of smaller satellites as compared to total costs borne by customers of satellite launch service providers in Europe and US.