Haunted by the past

Haunted by the past

The gas leak incident near Visakhapatnam in the early hours of May 7 has led to the death of more than 10 people and hospitalisation of over 200. According to the district authorities, the gas was confirmed to be either styrene or vinyl benzene. As an intermediary, styrene is known as PVC gas and is used for the ...

Bhopal to Vizag

Bhopal to Vizag

A gas leak in Visakhapatnam district in the early hours of 7th May has led to the deaths of 11 people and hospitalization of more than a thousand. According to the district authorities, the gas was confirmed to be Styrene or Vinyl Benzene. As an intermediary also known as PVC gas, it is subsequently used as PVC fo ...

Spirit of Constitution

Spirit of Constitution

While waiting, for the lights to change at an intersection, one may have observed an occasional driver taking the left slip road and then taking a U turn followed by a left, to continue on his original route. Even though such a manoeuvre does not physically violate the red light but it is wholly incorrect and agai ...

A new dependence

A new dependence

Despite all controversies, China continues to be the biggest supplier of medical equipment to the US. By exporting humanitarian relief, it is setting a new world order With the Chinese making a conciliatory statement, the war of words — of accusations and counter accusations — between the US ...

The Judicial Brahamastra

The Judicial Brahamastra

So finally in the case of Manipur Legislature, the Hon’ Supreme Court has been compelled on March 18, to use its Brahamastra i.e powers vested in it by virtue of Article 142 of the Constitution to do complete justice. According to the provisions of the Article, the Sup ...

The polluted glacier

The polluted glacier

It has been a little more than a decade since the claims made in the 4th Assessment Report by the IPCC on recession of Himalayan glaciers, were contradicted. In fact, as exposed subsequently, the claim in the IPCC report was not based on any primary scientific study b ...

Hazards of using fertilisers in Punjab

Hazards of using fertilisers in Punjab

The media has consistently reported on cancer deaths in the Malwa region of Punjab. While a definite scientific finding on the same is awaited, there have been varying conclusions which may, at best, be speculative in nature. But first, it is important to bring out facts which are uncontested. S ...

Purity of Polls

Purity of Polls

Holding peaceful elections on a gigantic scale for an electorate which is much bigger than USA, Indonesia, Europe, Brazil and Australia all taken together, the Election Commission has played a stellar role in strengthening our democracy. In doing so it has set an example for other countries. With the level of ...

Your Face is your Data

Your Face is your Data

Inspite of several advantages of the latest technology of facial recognition, having a direct application to access control and security surveillance, doubts continue to prevail in view of its very thin legal base. Regardless of the grey area, in which this technology operates, it appears that plans are at an ...