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A farmer hand-picks cotton in a field in Sirsa, Haryana

MS Swaminathan and his co-authors are not helping Indian farmers at a moment of crisis

Swaminathan and P.C. Kesavan's latest piece trashing the use of GMOs is littered with scientific untruths and misrepresents the technology.
Science has affirmed that genetically modified foods are safe

GM foods are safe. We don’t need labels with smiley faces to sell them

There’s no need to dress up the labels to suggest that genetic modification makes foods somehow better. That risks misleading the public.

Modi govt wants NITI Aayog to play peacemaker in GM row

The idea is to bring supporters and opponents of GM technology into the same room and sort out differences.

On Camera

File photo of BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav | PTI

Modi’s big UP win means Akhilesh Yadav’s SP & Mayawati’s BSP will soon be rivals again

With Narendra Modi keen on winning UP again in 2022, there will be pressure on Yogi Adityanath’s government to perform better.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.