Articles on Bhopal Gas Disaster

Perilous Litigation-The Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster Case Economic & Political Weekly, Vol. 25, Issue No. 51, 24 Mar, 1990 http://www.epw.in/journal/1990/51/roots-specials/perilous-litigation-leak-disaster-case.html   The Crime of Union Carbide CounterPunch, 07 Sept. 2010 http://www.counterpunch.org/2010/09/07/the-crime-of-union-carbide/   Dow at the … Read more

Trump’s Attack on WHO a Cover-up for its Abject Failure on Covid-19

TRUMP’s decision to withdraw from WHO is a continuation of his wielding a wrecking ball to the international framework of treaties and organisations. Whether it is arms control treaties, climate change, trade and now WHO, … Read more

PM Re-writes History on Defence Self Reliance

IN his latest Mann-ki-baat address on June 28, 2020, the prime minister expressed some extraordinary views on defence manufacturing and self-reliance before independence, since then, and he took office in 2014. His own words, as … Read more

Privatisation in Space: Lurking Dangers & Poor Prospects

AS part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package announced by the government supposedly to boost the Covid-impacted economy, the finance minister declared that all sectors of the economy would henceforth be open … Read more

Covid-19: Airborne Transmission and What Figures in Mumbai & Delhi Show

AFTER the failed lockdown and rising numbers of Covid-19 cases, the Modi government, which declared an emergency under the Disaster Management Act, seems now to have given up. We are seeing rapidly rising numbers in … Read more

With Covid Surge, Amit Shah Starts Blame the Opposition Game

With more than 3.5 lakhs infected with Covid-19, India is already among the top four countries in the world affected by the pandemic. But that is not all. When we look at a pandemic, we … Read more

All India Peoples’ Science Network (AIPSN) Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019

Flawed process The Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 is an outcome of a flawed process. It is out as a 484 pages document with main part being 398 pages covering 23 Sections and 38 … Read more

Critical View on Current Policy in Agricultural Education

NEP is changing both the character and content of Agricultural education. The new policy is aimed at a shift from public funded to self financed/payment mode of autonomous universities and colleges by changing the curriculum … Read more

Comments on Vocational Education (VocEd),(with some Comments on related aspects of Technical/Professional Education)

The proposals in NEP2019 on Vocational Education are to be seen in the context of the overall new policy framework on Secondary School Education and Higher Education. Detailed comments on different aspects of the NEP2019 … Read more

Environment & Covid-19 in India

WORLD Environment Day 2020 comes at a unique time this year, right in the middle of perhaps the worst pandemic the world has seen in over a century. Due to lockdowns and other restrictions the … Read more

US Abandons Open Skies for New Age Space Weapons

WITH the US walking out of the Open Skies Agreement, the US is signalling to the world that it intends to return to days of Pax Americana that existed post Second World War, when it … Read more

US Declares Vaccine War on the World

DONALD Trump launched a new vaccine war this week, but not against the virus. It was against the world. The US and UK were only two hold-outs in the World Health Assembly on the declaration … Read more