Prabir Purkayastha, December 12th, 2010
Newsclick/ May 8, 2010
Satyajit Rath, scientist at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi interviews Dr. Richard Jefferson, eminent molecular biologist and the founder of "Open Source Biology" that is changing the paradigm of practising science.
Chakravarthi Raghavan, Courtesy: Other News, November 25,2013
Geneva, 21 Nov - An ancient Indian saying (perhaps by a disillusioned courtier) has this: 'the words of a king, are like words writ in water, disappearing in the next ripple of waves.'
Danica Kirka, Courtesy:salon.com, November 20,2013
LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of “The Golden Notebook” and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died Sunday. She was 94. The British writer is remembered for her "skepticism, fire and visionary power".
J. Thiagarajan, November 18,2013
As the next round of climate negotiations opens in the Polish capital of Warsaw, there is generally no expectation of any dramatic developments. This nineteenth Conference of Parties (COP 19) of the United Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) is not the deadline for any particular piece of negotiations to be finalised, finished or simply wound up. However despite the absence of such deadlines, there are a number of significant issues on the agenda. Of these the most important is the further steps in taking forward the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, that was announced at the climate negotiations at Durban, South Africa, two years ago.
Newsclick Production, November 16,2013
Newsclick speaks to Satyajit Rath from the National Institute of Immunology about the recent report that has come out on the 2005 excavations at Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia where certain well preserved skulls were found. After eight years spent studying a 1.8-million-year-old skull uncovered in Dmanisi, scientists have made discoveries that suggests simpler human lineage.
Newsclick Production, November 5,2013
In a recent lecture, Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu of South Africa remembered the times when the country was struggling to break through the shackles of apartheid. He thanked India for its support to his country's anti-apartheid movement. He noted that although South Africa has come a long way, all efforts to establish human rights would go wasted if the country doesn't bridge the wide gap between the rich and the poor. Tutu's speech was the inaugural L. C. Jain Memorial Lecture at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in New Delhi on November 5, 2013.
Newsclick Production, November 2, 2013
Newsclick speaks to Professor David Sanders, founding Director of the School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, about global health crisis. Professor Sanders says that even as many people talk about improvements in health levels globally, there is a growing inequality in health between the global north and south. This inequality is what Sanders refers to as the global health crisis. He further says that the world now sees the emergence of "diseases of development" along with the "old diseases" of poverty. While on one hand, children are under-nourished and stunted because of food insecurity and poor living conditions; on the other, chronic diseases related to "modern diets" are seen to be affecting a large population. In order to mitigate the effects of the crisis, Sanders suggests government intervention in the food trade by way of imposing taxes on unhealthy foods and subsidizing healthy foods. He says that global health movements can play a huge role in improving health standards, but attracting the youth into such movements will be a challenge.
Prabir Purkayastha, November 1, 2013
The NSA skeletons keep tumbling out of the cupboard.
Roberto Savio, October 28,2013
Much has been written about U.S. brinkmanship with default, but the clear lesson that can be drawn from this unprecedented situation is that a lunatic fringe can block democracy.