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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Sculpting in Time

Balan Nambiar’s six decades of artistic genius is on full display at the NGMA, writes Saiqua Sultan The exhibition themed “Sculpting in Time, Balan Nambiar and his six decades of engagement with Materiality” was inaugurated on February 4, 2018. Curated by his long-time friend Sadanand Menon, this retrospective exhibition encompasses Nambiar’s enormous repertoire. Nambiar’s drawings […]

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