GM crops are not the solution to global hunger
GM crops are not the solution to global hunger

Devinder Sharma

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Nobel laureates are a respected lot. So when more than 100 Nobel laureates presented a signed letter defending genetically-modified…

Tags: Devinder Sharma Food and Drug Administration genetically-modified (GM) crops gm crops UNICEF united nations

Even IMF questions blind faith in market reforms
Even IMF questions blind faith in market reforms

Devinder Sharma

Sunday, 29 May 2016

As the Modi government steps into a new phase after having successfully completed the first two years of its…

Tags: Jonathan D Ostry narendra modi Neoliberalism

Don’t blame global warming for sizzling temperature, it’s your fault
Don’t blame global warming for sizzling temperature, it’s your fault

Devinder Sharma

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sizzling at 51 degrees celsius, Phalodi, a small town in Rajasthan, has set the country’s new all-time record for…

Tags: global warming Phalodi rajasthan rising temperature temperature

Let the farmers cry, no one is willing to wipe their tears
Let the farmers cry, no one is willing to wipe their tears

Devinder Sharma

Sunday, 15 May 2016

This is a story which rarely gets to the front page headlines. This is a story which does not…

Tags: abp news Farmers issue

Let the farmers cry, No one is willing to wipe their tears
Let the farmers cry, No one is willing to wipe their tears

Devinder Sharma

Sunday, 15 May 2016

This is a story which rarely gets to the front page headlines. This is a story which does not…

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Punjab is the new hotspot of farmer suicides
Punjab is the new hotspot of farmer suicides

Devinder Sharma

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The shocking incident of an alleged suicide by a farmer, along with that of his mother, when a moneylender…

Tags: Farmer Suicides punjab suicide hotspot

If Surge Pricing is right than what’s wrong with Food Inflation?
If Surge Pricing is right than what’s wrong with Food Inflation?

Devinder Sharma

Thursday, 21 April 2016

I like this word Surge Pricing. I don’t know who coined it but I admire the intent behind it….

Tags: arvind kejriwal Dal prices food inflation Odd-even Ola Surge pricing Uber

India is on the boil, literally
India is on the boil, literally

Devinder Sharma

Saturday, 16 April 2016

It has now become even more obvious than before that the world we are living in has changed profoundly…

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Maharashtra farmers need a guaranteed income
Maharashtra farmers need a guaranteed income

Devinder Sharma

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Having tried every known permutation and combination on cards, the Maharashtra government has now decided to deploy a massive…

Tags: farmer's suicide Farmers Income Maharashtra Vidarbha

Wheat imports: Getting back to ‘Ship-to-Mouth’ existence
Wheat imports: Getting back to ‘Ship-to-Mouth’ existence

Devinder Sharma

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Fifty years after Green Revolution was launched, India is getting ready to let the walls of protection against cheaper…

Tags: Devinder Sharma Green Revolution Radha Mohan Singh

The unusual rains have caused extensive damage
The unusual rains have caused extensive damage

Devinder Sharma

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

First, the unexpectedly warm temperatures that prevailed in January and early February, and then the widespread unseasonal rains, strong…

Tags: Damage Haryana himachal pradesh Unusual rains UP uttarakhand

Patanjali’s rise is due to complacency of existing FMCG companies
Patanjali’s rise is due to complacency of existing FMCG companies

Devinder Sharma

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

‘Patanjali Injects New Life into Herbal Market’ screams a newspaper headline. “How Baba Ramdev turned FMCG business on its…

Tags: baba ramdev Devinder Sharma fmcg FMCG companies patanjali ramdev

India must direct cos to withdraw Bt Cotton seeds
India must direct cos to withdraw Bt Cotton seeds

Devinder Sharma

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Nestle, the multinational food giant, was forced to recall and destroy 400 million packets of Maggi noodles when the…

Tags: BT Cotton Devinder Sharma fssai Nestle Nissin

To kick start Start-Up India, poor entrepreneurs must be encouraged
To kick start Start-Up India, poor entrepreneurs must be encouraged

Devinder Sharma

Friday, 5 February 2016

If you had been to Leh in Ladakh you would have surely seen women in traditional attire selling vegetables…

Tags: abp blogs Devinder Sharma ladakh leh

PM Modi bats for subsidies, and rightly so
PM Modi bats for subsidies, and rightly so

Devinder Sharma

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Yes, Mr Prime Minister. You are absolutely right. It is all a game of words. When the poor are…

Tags: arun jaitley lpg media narendra modi vocabulary

No justification for lifting ban on khesari dal
No justification for lifting ban on khesari dal

Devinder Sharma

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The desperation is clearly visible. Unable to rein the prices of common man’s dal, the mere idea of allowing…

Tags: BAN Devinder Sharma khesari dal

Sikkim becomes ‘organic’ model for other Himalayan states
Sikkim becomes ‘organic’ model for other Himalayan states

Devinder Sharma

Friday, 15 January 2016

  This is fabulous news. Perhaps the best we heard in recent times. The tiny, land-locked Himalayan State of Sikkim…

Tags: Himalayan states Organic Pawan Kumar Chamling sikkim

Time to admit honestly that WTO is dead!
Time to admit honestly that WTO is dead!

Devinder Sharma

Saturday, 9 January 2016

  In all fairness, let’s admit that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is dead. Twenty years after the WTO was…

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After bottled water, we will now be purchasing clean bottled air!
After bottled water, we will now be purchasing clean bottled air!

Devinder Sharma

Thursday, 17 December 2015

First, it was water. Now it is the turn of clean air. Whatever be the outcome of the recently…

Tags: AIR climate COP21 Pollution water

Climate change & soaring temperatures: Getting to meat of the problem
Climate change & soaring temperatures: Getting to meat of the problem

Devinder Sharma

Friday, 11 December 2015

This particular news report caught my attention. A jumbo load of cattle – 150 in total – arrived on…

Tags: china climate change India paris

Modi hits the bull's eye; western lifestyle responsible for climate change
Modi hits the bull's eye; western lifestyle responsible for climate change

Devinder Sharma

Friday, 4 December 2015

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed the lifestyle in the rich countries for the climatic upheaval the world is…

Tags: climate change Devinder Sharma narendra modi Worldwide Fund

Set up Farmers Income Commission for income parity
Set up Farmers Income Commission for income parity

Devinder Sharma

Friday, 20 November 2015

The discrimination is blatant. While accepting the report of the 7th Pay Commission, which is anticipated to increase the…

Tags: 7th Pay commission arun jaitley Devinder Sharma Swaminathan Committee

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Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities
Drama in Lucknow: Mulayam transfers assets, retains liabilities

Kanchan Gupta

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What was threatening to turn into a fratricidal war similar to the battles at Kurukshetra that pitted kith versus…

Tags: akhilesh yadav lucknow mulayam singh samajwadi party uttar pradesh

It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 
It's advantage Akhilesh Yadav in UP 

By Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Call it a well-scripted drama or a choreographed act, there is no denying that Akhilesh Yadav has pulled off…

Tags: akhilesh yadav cycle

Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment
Exclusive! Church stands still on Dalit empowerment

By Sandhya Jain

Monday, 16 January 2017

After decades of denying rampant discrimination against poor and lower caste converts, the Catholic Church has officially concluded that…

Tags: Christianity Dalit Hindu Community Prevention of Atrocities Act

Kohraa
Kohraa

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 16 January 2017

  This mid-1960s film had everything to redefine the horror genre in Hindi cinema but ended up being a glorious…

Tags: Kohraa

With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too
With Barnala's death, mystery over Longowal's assassination dies too

By Rasheed Kidwai

Monday, 16 January 2017

  Former Chief Minister, Union Minister and Governor Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday carrying many tales and secrets…

Tags: Barnala death Surjit Singh Barnala

It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon
It's not Foreign Minister's job to mind Amazon

By Aakar Patel

Monday, 16 January 2017

India’s Foreign Minister has apparently recovered national pride after making the world’s largest online retailer bend. What happened was…

Tags: amazon Foreign Minister

Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?
Kejriwal as AAP's CM candidate in Punjab?

By Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 12 January 2017

This is an age of disruption. And Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is supposed to be the master of…

Tags: AAP CM candidate kejriwal punjab

Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?
Will Jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes On February 1?

By Gautam Mukherjee

Monday, 9 January 2017

    Key Indian financial policy inputs have come from a series of highly qualified US-backed World Bank(WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington think-tank/American academia nominees, for over 25 years…

Tags: arun jaitley Halve Corporate Taxes

Citizens need healthcare more than guns
Citizens need healthcare more than guns

Aakar Patel

Monday, 9 January 2017

I’m writing this from Hertfordshire in England, with a fractured foot. I was bowling when my left foot turned…

Tags: aakar patel healthcare healthcare england healthcare india healthcare UK HOSPITALS IN UK

Inkaar
Inkaar

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 9 January 2017

  This edition of Classic Corner takes a relook at Raj N. Sippy’s Inkaar (1977) that adapted a Japanese original…

Tags: Cinema Obscura Inkaar

No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent
No sign yet of truce in SP as feuding Yadavs refuse to relent

By Rajesh Singh

Monday, 9 January 2017

Feuds in political families happen all the time. We saw that in Andhra Pradesh years ago after NT Rama…

Tags: AIADMK mulayam singh yadav Yadav

Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal
Mamata on top as poor strategy hobbles BJP in West Bengal

Sandip Ghose

Thursday, 5 January 2017

The BJP’s West Bengal strategy since the 2014 Lok Sabha election would leave even its most ardent supporters and…

Tags: BJP CBI Demonetisation mamata banerjee mulayam singh yadav narendra modi trinamool congress West Bengal

Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump
Pakistan will find it hard to play double game with Trump

Divya Kumar Soti

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was a bigger jolt for Pakistan than poll pundits who got…

Tags: Donald Trump Pakistan terrorism united states

2016 has been a year of disruptive change
2016 has been a year of disruptive change

Sandip Ghose

Saturday, 31 December 2016

We are exiting 2016 – with one section of the people feeling mauled and battered and a vast majority…

Tags: 2017 Demonetisation narendra modi NEW YEAR

More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy
More than Virat-Ashiwn’s success, 2016 belonged to Team India’s indecisive selection policy

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

No, this isn’t about Modi’s governance; or the 60+ U-turns in a fantasy demonetization series. And certainly not about…

Tags: Ashish Nehra ravichandran ashwin virat kohli yuvraj singh

After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?
After demonetisation, will it be lower taxes?

Sandip Ghose

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Since his return from Japan in the second week of November, most rallies where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has…

Tags: currency ban Demonetisation narendra modi tax

George Michael is never gonna sing again
George Michael is never gonna sing again

Gautam Chintamani

Monday, 26 December 2016

In the 1990s when George Michael was entangled in a legal spat with Sony music, a case that cost…

Tags: CARELESS WHISPER George Michael Last Chirstmas

In praise of Modi
In praise of Modi

Aakar Patel

Sunday, 25 December 2016

No leader in India and perhaps no other political figure in any modern democracy could have survived the demonetisation…

Tags: BJP Congress narendra modi

Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go
Pataudi clan waits for enemy property law to go

Rasheed Kidwai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

For a record fifth time, an “enemy property” ordinance has been promulgated by Narendra Modi Government, thus week throwing…

Tags: narendra modi Pataudi Taimur Ali Khan

A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?
A befikre thought: Is Virat’s team the golden generation?

GS Vivek

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Virat’s team has dwarfed players of Himalayan reputations. But are they even better than The Originals of this millennium?…

Tags: Befikre cricket England India virat kohli

Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code
Investigation: Dealing with many complexities of Uniform Civil Code

Sandhya Jain

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Allahabad High Court’s comments, declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of the rights of Muslim women, has confounded…

Tags: triple talaq Uniform Civil Code

Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes
Congress worries as Rahul plays ducks and drakes

Rasheed Kidwai

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

  These are testing times for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  Tipped to step into Sonia Gandhi’s shoes, he is under…

Tags: Congress Rahul Gandhi

Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?
Demonetisation: Once things settle, what will Opposition do?

Rajesh Singh

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Modi Government’s demonetisation decision has aroused the prospects of two political alignments with different timelines. The…

Tags: Congress Demonetisation lok sabha mulayam singh yadav narendra modi nitish kumar Rashtriya Lok Dal samajwadi party trinamool congress

Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure
Demonetisation: Act in hurry, regret at leisure

Virendra Kapoor

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

It is next to impossible that the entire rubbished currency will be replaced by the proposed deadline of December…

Tags: Demonetisation narendra modi

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