Devinder Sharma: Gutter Science: Inter-Academy Report On GM Crops

I still can’t overcome my disbelief. Such ‘distinguished’ scientific bodies, and such a shoddy report. I have always said there is good science, there is bad science but this report transgresses all earlier known brackets, and I have no hesitation Read More …

Devinder Sharma: Punjab middlemen get Rs 7,830 million a year for practically doing nothing

The loot continues. And it is backed by the Punjab Government.   This time it is the arhtiyas (middlemen) in Punjab. They walked away with Rs 783-crore (or Rs 7,830 million) in 2009-10 for virtually doing nothing. Before you raise your Read More …

Devinder Sharma: True globalisation is when honest and good people come together

At a time when there is so much of dishonesty around us we as a society seem to have given up on honesty. Truth is no longer a virtue. It is a matter of convenience. Corruption has increasingly been accepted. In many ways, it has Read More …

Supreme Court forces the govt to act, to stop grains being wasted

Amidst all the raging controversy and debates over wasted grains and hungry people, the Supreme Court has certainly created quite a flutter by asking the government to provide foodgrains free to the poor than to allow it to rot. This verdict, although not practically implementable, Read More …