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Film>> Partners in Crime • Directed by Paromita Vohra • Produced by Magic Lantern Foundation
Bad business all round
Neither the market regulator nor the Supreme Court has been able to bring crooked businessmen to book
Is this ‘legitimate rape’?
The official response to CAG’s report on captive coal mines fails to address serious issues on the loot of natural resources
Push for open source software
Delhi has been awfully late in adopting open source software, but the policy is finally there
Leaving the farmer in his agony
The BJP government is set on introducing policies which will deepen the agrarian crisis instead of reviving the rural economy
Ashish Bose: a man who counted
India’s foremost demographer had a lively interest in a host of societal issues, specially the state of the aam admi
Old wisdom, new threats
Traditional knowledge has long been under threat but the proposed text of talks at World Intellectual Property Office is unlikely to protect it …
`Top scientists misuse power, funds'
It seems like a lost cause but Kasturi Lal Chopra battles on. As president of the Society for Scientific Values (SSV), he leads the charge to …
Taking labour out of the picture
Modi's focus on clearing impediments for industry leaves the worker out in the cold
A Fair Deal?
DTE Senior Editor Latha Jishnu explains how the access and benefit sharing protocol on biodiversity is -- and isn't -- a fair deal for …
In the name of the farmer
A deadly virus of patenting
A Dutch institute's patent application on the MERS virus raises concerns about public health
India's gold follies and food security
Why are lawmakers so ready to forego huge tax revenues on gold but baulk at spending on food for the poor?
Workers don’t count
The recent strike reflects how the workers’ bargaining power has been crushed, and the impotence of the Left to lead them
Making labour the fall guy
BJP thinks undoing labour laws will spur a manufacturing boom. Even now workers enjoy little protection or social security
Who owns our identity?
Between Nilekani’s UID and National Population Register’s KYR+is a huge mess and a looming nightmare
Waging war on state
Why are the dispossessed accused of undermining the nation when it is crooked politicians, businessmen who are destroying it?
Our Frugal Innovation
India is working on a model of inclusive innovation to provide solutions for people at the bottom of the heap. Will it work?
Rajasthan bans GM trials
Bureaucrats sit on file, while GM mustard sails through
Doing very nicely without IPRs
We need to re-imagine the role of the state in creating knowledge without intellectual property rights
If only we'd listened to Kosambi
India shelved solar energy in favour of nuclear energy and now we are miles behind China and the US
Mindless on ‘reform’
Reforms in India have become synonymous with opening up to foreign capital. Does it reform our corrupt polity or institutions?
Blood on the Internet
Governments are censoring digital content on the ground that it infringes intellectual property rights or offends people. Can they be stopped?
Modi and irrational exuberance
India's youth is pinning its hopes of jobs on the development promise of Modi. Can he deliver?
Cotton saga unravels
Flat yields for five years and rising insecticide use are jeopardising the success of Bt cotton technology