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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.
Workers spray insecticides in a paddy field in Punjab | Amit Bhargava/Bloomberg News

Game-changing Green Revolution may have led to Congress party’s decline in India

Green Revolution was comparable in magnitude to the impact of the industrial revolution on manufacturing and led to the rise of agrarian opposition parties in India.
A graphic showing a farmer in a field

Price controls at such a scale will bring bureaucracy at every mandi, breed corruption

Price controls at such massive scale would require intervention of bureaucracy at the level of every mandi and would breed corruption everywhere.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?