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Pulses, Udta Punjab and Nutrition

It is a well-established fact that India has been short of domestic supply of pulses. Somewhat less known fact is that Punjab has been overusing groundwater and applying excessive urea, and on top of that the drug problem has worsened in Punjab as depicted in the Udta Punjab movie. It is also clear...

Livestock Sector Neglected

In “Cow Slaughter Ban and the Welfare of Cattle” (EPW, 28 November 2015), A Vaidyanathan has comprehensively discussed the cattle sector and the implications of the cow slaughter ban introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state governments with tacit support from the central government...

Running on One Leg

The Paris talks in November–December this year will focus on climate change efforts and India will be grilled for her role in saving the world from the destructive changes in the climate. One important element of addressing this is to promote sustainable agriculture by reducing the use of chemical...

Mercy Plea Rejected by Gandhi's India

I am saddened to read that the President of “Mahatma Gandhi’s” India could not save the life of Yakub Memon. Also, I am saddened to read that those who wanted to see that his life is taken away on his birthday are like those “beings” in the H G Wells’ novel, Island of Dr Moreau. Those “beings”...

Of IIMs, IITs, FTII and ISI

On 26 June, I watched a webcast streamed from a classroom of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, on a panel discussion on the draft IIM Bill designed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The panel comprised the current director of IIM-A, a faculty member, and a member of...

Modi's Campaign Speeches Overseas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been giving speeches overseas about the post-independence era. His “Scam India to Skill India” slogan, recited in Canada, is perhaps one of the worst ones coined by him. Most of his speeches condemn, directly or indirectly, Jawaharlal Nehru’s legacy. What is...

Holy Cow

EPW has done a great service by reprinting in the Web Exclusives ( http://www.epw.in/glimpses-past/demand-total-ban-cow-slaughter-kerala-an... ) the thoughts of K N Raj from 1979 on the long-standing contentious issue of cow slaughter in India. If one reads his article with a rational mindset one...

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