Words Have Consequences

By promoting reactionary ideas about gender and society, conservative politicians are inciting violence against women, says Kritika Agrawal Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath recently posted an encyclical on his website where the sage of Gorakhpur opined, “Considering the importance and honor of women, our scriptures have always spoken about giving her protection. As energy […]

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Marijuana’s Real High

Hemp is a versatile plant with multiple commercial uses that could provide livelihoods for millions, says Angarika Gogoi The legalization of Cannabis sativa cultivation has long been the subject of global debate thanks to confusion over its two very different progenies. The stigma attached to ‘pot’ has overshadowed the huge commercial opportunities that hemp cannabinoids […]

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A Giant Petri Dish

Zoonotic diseases constitute the single biggest threat to human health in the 21st century, writes Saket Tiwari The increasing incidence of bird and swine flu outbreaks around the world have raised public awareness about zoonosis, or naturally transmissible diseases from vertebrate animals to humans. While such transmissions from domestic livestock to humans are becoming better […]

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