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`Eating chicken is like taking a course of antibiotics'

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
How does antibiotic resistance affect treatment of patients?

`Irresponsible reportage can harm business'

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
Has NRCL done any research on the link between litchi and AES?

`Many doctors are simply businessmen'

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2014
Why did you raise the issue? Australian doctor David Berger, who worked in a small hospital in a Himalayan state, wrote that corruption is rife in Indian medical care and nobody seems to want to do anything about it. So I thought we should get together and do something. The first thing I did was to write an editorial for our journal.

Agriculture is egocentric

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014
Why do you call SRI a paradigm shift in rice cultivation?

'Global cooperation needed to reduce food insecurity in Iraq'

Issue Date: Jul 5, 2014
With the Iraq crisis only getting bigger and food security coming under threat, are the ongoing international efforts expected to reduce the magnitude of problem? Who else apart from FAO has come forward to lend help?

'Empower women in panchayats first to improve the status of women farmers'

Issue Date: Jul 4, 2014
How could the bill moved by you have helped the cause of women farmers? My private members’ bill was to create awareness of the need for attending to the special needs of women farmers in the area of access to technology, credit, insurance, inputs, irrigation water, extension services and above all assured and remunerative market.

Shift grain bowl status from North to other regions of India

Issue Date: Jul 1, 2014
What are the reasons for this acute water distress in Punjab and Haryana?

Lowland rice is a carbon sink

Issue Date: Jun 27, 2014
What made you look at the issue of greenhouse gas (GHGs) from rice from a different angle and when did you start doing so?

`Growing food is like printing your own money'

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2014
What inspired you to take up guerilla gardening? The US had a strong tradition of community gardens during World War II. It got lost with the advent of modern agriculture. In the community I live in, there is no space for gardens. Well, there is space, but it is owned by the city authority. There is no access to food that has not been sprayed or injected with chemicals, so I decided to grow my own food.

What's the fuss about Bt brinjal?

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014
Why did Bangladesh decide to grow Bt brinjal when India and the Philippines had already rejected it?
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