Newsclick Production, January 12, 2013
PM Manmohan Singh has announced a new S&T and Innovation Policy with ambitious goals and a "new paradigm" to synergize global competitiveness and developmental challenges. But critics say the new STI Policy does not address ground realities, institutional weaknesses and structural problems in Indian science, and does not indicate how the chronic gap between goals and achievement will be bridged.
Newsclick Production, January 6, 2012
Magid Shihade and Sunaina Maira focus on the question of Palestine, through a discussion of the Israeli settler colony and its impact on native Palestinians, neighbouring Arabs, and the ramifications for Asia and Africa. The need for Third World unity to counter this Western colonial structure will be examined, as will the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement around the world. The talk will also touch on Indian-Zionist alliances in the US as well as the involvement of diasporic South Asians in the Palestine solidarity movement.
NewsClick Production / December 23, 2012
Senior Journalist Seema Mustafa discusses with NewsClick the current political scenario in Pakistan. She says the Pakistani Taliban and terrorism within is a major problem in Pakistan. The pull-out of US troops from Afghanistan, slated in 2014 is also a major worry for Pakistan. In the ensuing General Elections in 2013, She feels the PPP led by Zardari, is better placed to make a come back.
NewsClick Production / December 22, 2012
Dr. Barry Castleman, a well-known International Expert on Asbestos discusses with NewsClick on the dangers associated with asbestos. He says asbestos, a mineral fibre, is hazardous to the health of the people and to the environment. The exposure to air-borne asbestos dust causes asbestosis and lung cancer. In 2006, ILO and WHO have banned the usage of asbestos and over 50 countries have already banned it. In India, unfortunately there is no regulation on the asbestos industry.
Newsclick Production, December 13, 2012
Professor Aijaz Ahmad speaks to NewsClick on the aftermath of the Gaza War. He says that most of the developments in Gaza would depend on the happenings in Egypt. Professor Ahmad believes that Israel is not interested in Gaza per se. It now wants to concentrate on West Bank and establish huge number of settlements and complete the Bantunisation of West Bank..
Newsclick Production, December 12, 2012
Professor Aijaz Ahmad discusses with NewsClick on the unfolding events in Egypt. He feels President Morsi has overplayed his hand. The move at putting his decisions above the reach of judicial review smacks of dictatorship. Prof. Ahmad apprehends that if the current events continue for long, there is a danger of military intervention, probably with the collusion of Muslim Brotherhood
Newsclick Production, December 7, 2012
Sadananad Menon, well known cultural critic, speaks on 'New Imaginaries in Cultural Activism' wherein he explores the intricate relationship between politics and culture. He says it is doing the political, culturally and adds that it is a belief in the power of art to transform and radicalise conventional meanings. Cultural activism, according to him, would imply being able to change the terms of discourse that whoever dominant is trying to force upon. He cautions that the move today is to specifically transform culture into what is called revenue model and thereby convert cultural diversity into a supply side window.
Courtesy: GRITtv, December 3, 2012
Vijay Prashad (author, "Arab Spring, Libyan Winter") talks to GRITtv's Laura Flanders about the vote to give enhanced status to Palestine at the UN. The US and Israel have to face a new reality in the Middle East says Prashad.
Newsclick Production, December 3, 2012
Discussion with senior Journalist Sukumar Muralidharan on the impact of the wanton demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya 20 years ago on Indian society and polity, and what lessons have or have not been learned.
Newsclick Production, November 20, 2012
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, journalist and a well known commentator on telecom, discusses with Newsclick how this auction was programmed to fail. Inspite of it's failure, it has got the same amount of revenue with less than 20% of the spectrum being sold that is what Raja had given away in 2008 in his first-cum-first served policy.