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From the archives: The extraordinary doctor who makes a difference

On August 10, the Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation that conducts research and advocacy on human rights, announced that Dr M R Rajagopal was one of the recipients......

Aadhaar is based on unscientific thinking, fallible biometric data

Biometric authentication is based on the unscientific and questionable assumption that there are parts of human body that do not age, wither and decay with the passage of time, says Gopal Krishna.......

Be very afraid of the biometric regime

There are unprecedented political implications of identification based on 'biological attributes of an individual,' such as employed by Aadhaar, warns Gopal Krishna. On April 20, an order was......

Saving the girl child, one village at a time

Sarpanch leaders are changing Rajasthan for the girl child, discovers Rashme Sehgal. IMAGE: A schoolgirl in Jodhpur looks forward to a bright future. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons......

50 Years On: Who was the real Veer Savarkar?

'One hopes the younger generation sees Savarkar him for what he was and does not view him through a distorted prism.''This is the least one could do for someone who devoted his whole life to the......

'You can't stand on a podium and preach to India'

'India is no longer the India of the '70s and the '80s.''It's a large country with the fastest growing economy.''In working with India, you just can't go and humiliate the nation publicly.' USIBC......

Is the Paris climate pact unfair and inadequate?

Who won at Paris -- the developed countries, the developing countries or the French host -- asks Nitin Desai The Paris Agreement on climate change has been approved by the 195 nations involved,......

Politics behind India's growth projections

Forecasts rarely match what actually happens — but their advocacy purpose is served, says Rathin Roy. Since my return to India two years ago, I have fielded many questions from rating......

Guarantee income, don't give out doles, please: Farmers

Experts point to the need for a shift from culture of relief packages; weather and price insurance needed for farmers At Rajiv Kumar Palania’s living room in Bharna village of Hapur district,......

Budget 2012 is a mixed bag, says CSE

Centre for Science and Environment supports the tax hike on big cars and SUVs brought on by the Union Budget 2012. Excise duty on large cars has increased marginally from 22 per cent to 24 per......
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Here's proof that blindness is no barrier to app-making

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How lack of toilets is breaking up marriages in Bihar

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Workshop on climate change held in Kohima

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