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.
Newsclick Production, November 15,2013
India has become the sixth country in the world to launch space mission to Mars. On November 5, it launched the Mars Mission using the ISRO’s tried and tested work horse, the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket. Newsclick speaks to D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum to discuss the implications and limitations of this mission. Raghunandan feels it would have been more useful if the mission was launched using the much more powerful GSLV (Geo-Stationary Launch Vehicle) rocket that could carry a larger satellite with more instruments.
Newsclick Production,November 8,2013
Celebrating the life and contributions of G.P. Deshpande (1938-2013), eminent Marathi playwright and intellectual, a memorial meeting was held in New Delhi on October 27. Newsclick captures the memorable glimpses from the event.
D. Raghunandan,November 8,2013
India’s Mars Mission started off in spectacular fashion on 5th November with a text book launch and precise positioning of the Mangalyaan (literally craft to Mars) spacecraft in its planned orbit around Earth. The successful launch was hailed in India as a tribute to the country’s growing technological prowess and an embellishment of national pride. Internationally, it was greeted mainly with considerable acclaim. But there was also some criticism, at home as well as abroad.
Prabir Purkayastha, November 1, 2013
The NSA skeletons keep tumbling out of the cupboard.
Amit Sengupta, September 6, 2013
THE Seventy-Second Report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health marks a strong indictment of the way in which clinical trials are being conducted in India. Before discussing the report, it is important to understand the underlying reasons for the present state of affairs.
Amit Sengupta, August 2, 2013
TWO recent events show, once again, how the regulatory mechanisms that apply to medicines is deeply flawed and influenced by the industry. The first is the notification of ceiling prices for essential medicines by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The second is the order by the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) to ban three medicines, including a commonly used anti-diabetic medicine.
Prabir Purkayastha, July 25, 2013
IT is ironical that along with the government announcing that the telecom companies are the first line of defence in cyber security, it has also announced 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in telecom.
Newsclick Production, July 23, 2013
अखिल भारतीय जनवादी विज्ञान नेटवर्क से श्री डी. रघुनन्दन और न्यूस्क्लिक से श्री प्रबीर पुरकायस्थ ने उत्तराखंड में आई बाढ़ उपरांत सरकार के द्वारा पहुचाए राहत कार्य एवं पर्यावरण पर बिना किसी योजनाबद्ध तरीके से किये गए विकास कार्य के दुष्प्रभाव पर चर्चा की।
श्री रघुनन्दन ने प्रशासनिक अक्षमता को अपर्याप्त राहत कार्य के लिये दोषी ठहराया। तीर्थ यात्रियों को सुरक्षित निकालने के बाद राहत कार्य धीमा हो चला जिसके कारण स्थानीय निवासियों की उपेक्षा हुई है। विकास के नाम पर अंधाधुन्द निर्माण कार्य से पहाड़ी क्षेत्र में अस्थिरता उत्पन्न हुई है। आर्थिक उदारीकरण के अंतर्गत जिस प्रकार पर्यावरण की सुरक्षा को ध्यान मे न रखते हुए, निजी कंपनियों को उर्जा उत्पादन के क्षेत्र में खुली छूट मिली है, उससे उत्तराखंड पे और भी बुरा असर पड़ेगा।