Monthly Archives: September 2014

The irrational environmentalist Vandana Shiva, by Girish Shahane

http://scroll.in/article/677247/Vandana-Shiva-is-confusing-ideology-for-science-–-and-getting-rational-people-to-believe-her “Farmers in India are committing suicide because of genetically modified crops, right?” Many causes of agricultural debt. Europeans distrust genetically modified organisms.  The European Union has legalised only one variety meant for human consumption, and that was back in … Continue reading

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RuPay cards by M.S. Sriram

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/lrxaNElWm9LMBZnek95BNL/Jan-Dhan-Yojana-an-old-scheme-repackaged.html Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY): A bank account, with an overdraft facility and a risk cover for all. So what is new? It has a minor detail, which could be a game-changer. By mandating handing over of RuPay … Continue reading

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India’s political judiciary by Siddharth Singh

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/vM1LMaatfdzgaJwMNxtmuN/Indias-political-judiciary.html Can there be judicial remedies to political decay? The answer is an unequivocal no. India’s higher judiciary has intervened at key moments: preventing the legislature from wantonly amending the Constitution out of shape (by limiting Parliament’s amending power under … Continue reading

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