Dr Vandana Shiva, ecofeminist activist and head of Navdanya, says traditional knowledge should be in the public domain, not a government monopolized library.
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?
I have made peace with them — foreign-returned guests.
Your skin tone could affect your income, your marriage and your prison sentence should you run afoul of the law. And that’s just the half of it.
We may still covet the “dark, tall and handsome” man, but “pretty, fair ladies” are all the rage for our liaisons, permanent or otherwise.
The makers of 3 Idiots square off against the author Chetan Bhagat whose book Five Point Someone inspired the movie.
Our disappointment stems from the opportunities, unforeseen in early 2008, he has frittered away for major social and economic transformations of the country.
As we catalog the decade of the noughties, ring up a new contribution to our vocabulary.
When one’s view of the universe changes, the universe itself effectively changes.
India can’t seem to break its bonds with its nationals,who by law are obligated to renounce their Indian citizenship when they swear a foreign allegiance
An unusually pointed and forthright - and not entirely off-the-cuff - remark from the Little Master caused a near-riot and considerable heartburn in Mumbai's political circles.
A leaked secret dossier from the Indian cricket team’s conditioning staff prescribes good sex as a pre-requisite to good performance on the field. Any takers?
Beautiful women go for handsome men, right? Wrong!
Stories of war and peace, glory and tragedy, excess and desperation, are not told, because the media are engaged in electronic navel gazing
Investigating quick fix spirituality.
The steady dhadak-dhadak of the moving train, the crisp Indian air making its way through the open window as we lay on our cots, and the ambiance from the dim red, blue, and green lights that clung to the ceilings made for a perfect trip with sound sleep every time.
A trio of recent decisions from the country’s higher courts puts a nagging question-mark on the “progressive” reputation that its judiciary has acquired with the Delhi High Court’s July judgment decriminalizing gay sex.
Upwardly mobile resident Indians, who once eyed their non resident competition with a mix of envy and resentment, have traded the envy for snickering contempt.
My aunt didn’t marry the man — some insignificant matter about him having no hair — and I was understandably crushed.
It is hard to empathize with an out-of-work, $80,000-a-year techie tossed out on the manicured lawns of his half-million-dollar estate in New Jersey
We did not separate despite numerous problems, as ours was not a “love-marriage.”
The Times conspired with scores of other news organizations that knew about the kidnappings on a news blackout for seven months.
With the country facing serious competition from workers abroad, it's more important than ever to create a world-class immigration system.
If Manmohan Singh’s election victory seems like a landslide, it is only because the media were so wide off the mark
A large part of the blame for the cloud of uncertainty over the LTTE supremo’s death lies at the door of a furtive, double-talking Sri Lankan government
Quite unwittingly, I am living my own version of bipolar disorder.
I’m wearing my Indianness again like a rediscovered favorite piece of clothing
Facebook brings out the Indian ‘kaki’ in me
If, as seems likely, the trail leads to former Pres. George W Bush and former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney, they should be indicted and tried for war crimes.
Even in the rosiest scenario we are staring at a two-year long recession, with the worst yet to come. Equally easily, we could tip into a severe depression
What does Barack Obama and Slumdog Millionaire have in common?
The global capitalist system is on its knees, as irretrievably down as the Soviet Empire was two decades earlier.
No hammer and sickle flags may flutter on poles and no busts of Marx and Lenin may be erected in our public squares, but we are rapidly embracing the Marxist ideals of social equality
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrating overseas Indians worldwide has become a boondoggle and a self-aggrandizing jamboree for the politically connected.
Our Mumbai columnist ponders on the wages of inaction against yet another terrorist attack on India's most vibrant city.
Anu Sharma, a medicinal chemist in career transition, looks for the rainbow in the job search.
The mutt honcho of the land does not want mutts in the White House. What kind of example does he set for others? Did we not elect him as a mutt?
I don't know about you, but I am quite ready for those gifts.
Finally, the little Indian girl inside me was free to live her life in her own way, not that of her parents or her husband.