The Swiss pharma giant’s challenge to India’s patent law, now in the Supreme Court, may help define drug efficacy
The battle over forests
Are the recent eviction drives misdirected?
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On the face of it, the ambitious Sethusamudram project to bridge the east coast with the west coast of the country seems a great idea. The …
Bay in distress
A proposed shipyard threatens the rich biodiversity of a south Goa bay, but government is unmoved
Test tube brinjal
Indian regulators are keen to clear Bt brinjal for commercial cultivation. This would be India’s first genetically modified food crop. If …
As the world celebrates yet another Environment Day, groups of marginalized people in some part of the globe or the other get evicted from their …
Mundra SEZ spells displacement for fisherfolk
This is what Lavasa looks like
Industrial discharge: seaward ho!
As rivers spill over, the sea becomes the new dumping destination in coastal Gujarat
Andhra salt-makers want recognition as farmers
Goa must grow...but how?
On January 26, 2007, the government of Goa withdrew its newest blueprint for the development of the state, called the Regional Plan 2011. …
Mumbai's solid waste management plans expensive, dangerous
Clash of the cyberworlds
In an increasingly digital world, the issue of Internet freedom and governance has become hugely contested. Censorship and denial of access occur …
Detergent company Nirma gave false information to obtain clearance for its cement plant in coastal Saurashtra. Environment ministry to inspect …
Contest for pesticide
Demand for state control as Pesticides Management Bill is set to be tabled in Parliament
Centre bans gutkha
Activists, health experts are sceptical; pin hope on Supreme Court’s verdict on smokeless tobacco
Stench in my backyard
As Kerala cities dump their waste in the countryside, people in the villages hit back. An unresolved civic problem of decades compounded by …
Where there is a river, there is sand. Called a minor mineral, it fulfils a major requirement of the booming construction industry. No wonder, …
Lavasa: Dream for one, nightmare for many
Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava finds how people affected by Lavasa are coping with the destruction it has caused
POSCO, a better tomorrow?
Sayantan Bera captures the mood at Jagatsinghpur, Odisha (Photos from June 16 and 17)