Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama desert, some 600 km north of Santiago, on August 26,2017.In years of very heavy seasonal rains a natural phenomenon known as the Desert in Bloom occurs, making the seeds of some 200 desert plants to germinate suddenly some two months after the precipitations. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTI (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)
Talk about flower power. The Atacama desert in Chile, widely referred to as the world's driest desert, is currently experiencing a truly breathtaking phenomenon. After surprise heavy rainstorms shower...
Marginalizing civil society and public opinion can have disastrous consequences. For BRICS to succeed and be true to its promise of providing an alternative to the current world order based on the primacy of the West, it needs to engage with all stakeholders and promote transparency. India can use its position as BRICS chair this year to do just that.