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Sena, BJP ask for minister statement

Expressing concern over the fire on board the Russian-made submarine Sindhurakshak at the naval dockyard in Mumbai, Shiv Sena’s Bharat Kumar Raut and BJP member Chandan Mitra on Wednesday demanded a statement from defence minister A.K. Antony in the Rajya Sabha.

Stop illiberal thinking

The move by the authorities of Aligarh Muslim University women’s college rescinding a notice that sought to impose a dress code for hostel inmates should be welcomed.

Elections win over hunger

Politics has won over concern for the poor and the government has pushed the Food Security Bill through an ordinance.

Spiralling food prices? Blame speculators

2012 looks like a repeat of 2008. Food prices are soaring in India and the world. For food-importing countries to which India sometimes belongs, when the monsoons have been sub-optimal, as they have been this year, this brings a special burden.

Climate of threat to food security

Despite the fact that independent India has not had large-scale famines, widespread hunger prevails and is growing.

Let’s be civil, please

On July 18, the Russian Parliament passed a law by overwhelming majority according to which those NGOs that receive funds from abroad would be branded “foreign agents”.

Monsanto back to its old games

You have to admire the gumption of Monsanto Company, called not without reason the world’s most hated corporation.

Seed wars: The right to refuse

The minister of environment and forests, Jayanthi Natarajan, informed the Rajya Sabha during the Budget session of Parliament that the ministry of agriculture and the government’s regulatory body, cal

Homestead gardens for food security

On my recent visit to Kochi, I looked out of my hotel window and saw that adjoining the hotel boundary was a modest house with a yard, the way traditional houses in villages have and small towns used

Bt cotton fiasco & heaps of shame

The disgraceful conduct of public sector scientists in faking an indigenous Bt cotton variety based on one of India’s more successful cotton variety Bikaneri Narma once again brings heaps of shame to

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.