India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library believes it has found the silver bullet in the biopiracy wars. Critics say it is aiming at the wrong targets.
Dr Vandana Shiva, ecofeminist activist and head of Navdanya, says traditional knowledge should be in the public domain, not a government monopolized library.
Dr V. K. Gupta, Director of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library, explains why the Indian approach to biopiracy has been so effective.
However all is not lost and Bollywood would do well to emulate the smart and profitable move of filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and producer Saif Ali Khan.
What we see comprises just 10 percent of our universe. We know nothing of the remaining 90 percent, except that it exercises gravitational pull on observable objects.
Is it time to do away with the controversial awards?
The next time you hear music or movie studios whine about the hazards of pirated downloads by struggling college students, give them a lesson on the theft of medicinal products and seeds from Asia, Africa and Latin America by their corporate buddies, will you?
One ABCD tries to understand what it really means to be Indian.
I have made peace with them — foreign-returned guests.
Say It With Vegetables
This month we celebrate the exotic flavors of the varied regions of India.
Shah Rukh Khan claims he was body scanned at Heathrow. Officials say his allegation is fabricated.
Anand Jon wants public lawyers for his trial.
Where did a quarter of American Hindus disappear?
A 46-year-old chief accounting officer at an audio company has been indicted for embezzling $31 million. Sujata “Sue” Sachdeva, former vice president of finance for
Paypal has suspended all payments to India.
Air India is reeling under a $8 billion debt load.
Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, and Wipro expanded their global workforces by an average of 5.1 percent last quarter.