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Why the PM’s New Research Fellowship Scheme Is an Utter Disaster

Why the PM’s New Research Fellowship Scheme Is an Utter Disaster The scheme does nothing for the research eco-system as a whole and makes no effort to ensure that there is no brain drain. Credit: Twitter/PIB India We have a crisis in hand. Not enough quality PhD students in STEM fields leading to poor quality… Read More »

At Uri, Ground Zero of India-Pakistan Tension, Villagers Are Fleeing in Panic

At Uri, Ground Zero of India-Pakistan Tension, Villagers Are Fleeing in Panic“We don’t want to relive those horrifying times. Why can’t India and Pakistan allow us to live in peace?” A group of children from the affected border villages in a classroom in the girls higher secondary school, in Uri town, which has been converted… Read More »

Fawning Coverage of New Antidepressants Review Masks Key Caveats

Fawning Coverage of New Antidepressants Review Masks Key CaveatsThe review’s authors have acknowledged that almost 80% of the studies they analysed had been funded by the pharmaceuticals industry. Prozac. Credit: arenamontanus/Flickr, CC BY 2.0 A recent review and meta-analysis of 522 randomised trials, including about 117,000 participants suffering from depression, has concluded that all antidepressants… Read More »

What the Merger of Nepal’s Communist Parties Means for Their Two Leaders and India

What the Merger of Nepal’s Communist Parties Means for Their Two Leaders and IndiaThe merger has given the anti-India voice in the country a strong platform. K.P. Oli shakes hand with the chairman of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Credit: Reuters/Navesh Chitrakar The long-awaited unification of Nepal’s two big communist… Read More »

Year One of Adityanath Rule: Joblessness, Communal Violence and Dying Children

Year One of Adityanath Rule: Joblessness, Communal Violence and Dying ChildrenThe BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has failed to live up to its promises to the farmers or those on healthcare and law and order, and only seems to be committed to Hindutva. File photo of Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: PTI On a… Read More »

In Photos: Discovering the True Meaning of Pluralism While Travelling Through Pakistan’s Tharparkar

In Photos: Discovering the True Meaning of Pluralism While Travelling Through Pakistan’s TharparkarIn the rest of Pakistan, the Thar region is often shunned and ignored as the ‘other’. A local chai dhaba on the Tharparkar highway It came as no surprise that I found myself completely oblivious to what Thar had to offer. The images… Read More »

Appoint Expert Committee to Probe Functioning of Multinational Accounting Firms: SC to Centre

Appoint Expert Committee to Probe Functioning of Multinational Accounting Firms: SC to CentreIt seems that the MAFs are complying with statutory provisions and policy frameworks only “in form and not in substance”, the bench said. The committee will have to submit its report within three months of being constituted. Credit: PTI The Supreme Court on Friday directed… Read More »

If Modi Believes the Palestine-Israel Tangle Can Be Solved Peacefully, Why Not India-Pakistan Too?

If Modi Believes the Palestine-Israel Tangle Can Be Solved Peacefully, Why Not India-Pakistan Too?Instead of heeding the RSS chief’s war cry, India should re-open talks with Pakistan in keeping with the spirit of Modi’s call in Ramallah for peace between Israel and Palestine.

As SC Benches Fight Turf Battles, Precedents and Conventions Suffer

As SC Benches Fight Turf Battles, Precedents and Conventions SufferIn the Supreme Court, a battle is being fought over judicial discipline and institutional integrity. Credit: Reuters New Delhi: On Thursday, two benches of the Supreme Court, one presided by Justice Arun Mishra and another by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, requested the Chief Justice of India Dipak… Read More »

A Chronicle of the Crime Fiction That is Adityanath’s Encounter Raj

A Chronicle of the Crime Fiction That is Adityanath’s Encounter RajIn the last ten months, the UP police has conducted four ‘encounters’ a day. The Wire met the families of 14 people killed in these incidents. Collage of victims of police encounters in Uttar Pradesh. Shamli (Uttar Pradesh): On October 8, 2017, the day Furquan showed… Read More »