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Contaminating millets

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2012
Millets, suddenly, are a focus area for the Union Ministry of Agriculture.

‘Policies will infuse objectivity in health research’

Author(s): Dinsa Sachan
Issue Date: Mar 13, 2012
What’s the status of the National Health Research Policy?  It has been in the draft stage for a while. When will it be implemented? How will it change the health research scenario in the country?  

Secretive tribunals, hidden damages

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2012
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) appears to have generated the most number of investor-state treaties and shows that rich countries are as much at risk as developing countries. Would you agree? 

India’s many investment treaties make it vulnerable

Issue Date: Jan 31, 2012
Would it be correct to say that all countries are at risk from BITs and FTAs although the treaties are targeted at developing countries?

No pesticides

Issue Date: May 31, 2006


Issue Date: Jun 15, 2005
Bhola Singh is dead... Bhola Singh was a farmer from village Balloh, district Bhatinda, Punjab. He is part of a story with a beginning and an end. But it has no middle. Thus what follows is a fragment. But it is not fiction.

Pesticides in our food

Issue Date: Dec 31, 2003
There is never any end to learning. And so, surprises. We have learnt, over 20 years, that environmental governance in India is lackadaisical. Still, the extent of irresponsibility never fails to surprise.


Issue Date: Aug 15, 2003
The Pollution Monitoring Laboratory (PML) of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) places in the public domain its analysis of the contents of 12 cold drink brands sold in Delhi. Three bottles of each of the 12 brands were purchased from markets across the city and analysed to see if they contained pesticides.

Pesticide residues in bottled water

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2003
There was a time in the recently liberalised past when people didn't quite know how to refer to a new product called drinking water. They would say 'bottled water' and 'mineral water' to freely refer to one or the other kind of water, perhaps meaning the same one. It used to be confusing. People were not used to drinking water that had to be bought. People were getting used to paying money to drink water. Paying more money for their water than they did for milk everyday.
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