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A cotton farmer in Vidarbha, Maharashtra

Shouldn’t have been named author of anti-GM paper: MS Swaminathan

M.S. Swaminathan, the father of India’s green revolution, has been widely criticised for a ‘biased’ review of GM crops that has since been pulled.
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.
A cotton farmer in Vidarbha, Maharashtra

How MS Swaminathan, father of India’s Green Revolution, got GM crops ‘all wrong’

M.S. Swaminathan and P.C. Kesavan authored a highly controversial review of GM crops that has been now been pulled off Current Science.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.