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  • Why Does A Drug Company Sponsor Research?

    April 24, 2010 10:36 am Published by

    Does a pharmaceutical MNC sponsor research on the risk factors for breast cancer because it is altruistic, or because it markets a drug for this particular problem that costs a patient Rs 90,000 per month? In February 2010, newspapers carried... View Article

  • LET’S CRY FOR “ALL”

    April 17, 2010 11:09 am Published by

    When we can raise your voice for 2,000 Muslims killed in Gujarat, we must cry from the rooftops for 2.4 million Hindus killed in 1971 or the 2,50,000 Kashmiri Pandits forced out of their homes in Kashmir. Why do we... View Article

  • Hidden money, Covert operations

    April 10, 2010 11:42 am Published by

    Legal European trust practices allow multinationals to hide finances and operate covertly, Jody Ray Bennett writes In 1995, then-US President Bill Clinton signed an executive order prohibiting American companies from doing business in Iran. When the decision was made to... View Article

  • What Blocks Global Investment In India

    April 3, 2010 11:59 am Published by

    In this causally-connected neo-liberal world, any real-estate dilemma in Europe or the US can make the Asian stock indices jittery. Similarly, any socio-political imbroglio in Asia or a coup d’etat in Africa may constrain the investment capacities of multinational corporations... View Article

  • Peace In North-East India An Undisputed Dispute

    March 27, 2010 12:38 pm Published by

    For mainland Indian citizens who read only the Government’s version about the North-east, the situation there is highly explosive. In general the North-East people are being identified with atavistic Afghan marauders who during heyday of British colonial rule had disturbed... View Article

  • Moving Beyond Legalisation

    March 20, 2010 11:42 am Published by

    The Supreme Court of India recently asked the government why they don’t legalise prostitution if they can’t curb it. But do women in sex work really want a piece of paper called a license? Or police reforms that may lead... View Article

  • Pachyderm Panic In Assam

    March 13, 2010 12:06 pm Published by

    Rampant habitat destruction has forced Assam’s elephants into close contact with humans. It is now all-out war between hungry elephants and angry tea estate workers. And still the forest department, the tea authorities and the district administration keep passing the... View Article

  • Attempt to Intimidate Foreign Sports Teams

    March 6, 2010 12:49 pm Published by

    Two developments originating from Pakistan after the explosion in the German Bakery of Pune on February 13, 2009, call for comments.             The first is the claim reportedly made by an individual to Ms Nirupama Subramanian, the Islamabad-based correspondent of... View Article

  • Health Hoax

    February 27, 2010 1:38 pm Published by

    Vikas Sagar, 35, went to Apollo Hospital with a reference letter from Directorate of Health Service (DHS), but was refused free treatment for his four-year-old daughter under Economical Weaker Section (EWS) scheme, as she cannot hear and speak.             His... View Article

  • A School For Everyone

    February 20, 2010 1:57 pm Published by

    A new take on private schools in developing countries, which sees them not as money-making machines exploiting the poor, but as a much-needed asset that can help fulfil the goal of a decent education for all   In his autobiography,... View Article

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