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India should reject the Eat Lancet Commission report and any other groups that push for predominantly plant-based foods

Dr. Sylvia Karpagam The Eat Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health was launched on April 4, 2019  at the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) headquarters, New Delhi, India with the question “Can we feed a future population of 10 billion people a healthy diet within planetary boundaries?’. Dr. Brent Loken from the …

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Storming Libraries, ‘Achhe Din’ and the New Education Policy

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N Sukumar and Shailaja Menon The NEP 2020 has been rolled out amidst the Corona pandemic with the grandiose dreams of unleashing India’s potential as a world teacher (Vishwaguru). Ironically, a few months back police stormed the library of Jamia Millia Islamia, thrashed students and vandalized the reading space. No one knows when the culprits …

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Poverty and Malnutrition in Odisha: Who is responsible?

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  Bansidhar Deep Indira Gandhi used the “Garibi Hatao” rhetoric to defend her contempt for constitutional morality, while the present BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government uses the rhetoric of “Sabka Vikas” and “Shreshth Bharat” to adopt the same cynical approach (Suhas Palshikar, Indian Express July 15, 2016). There was a time when India, after independence, …

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Exactly whose sentiments are hurt by beef and pork? Part 2

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  Continued from here. Ravi Chandran As we saw earlier, beef was made an issue associated with only Muslims. Read the constituent assembly debate on banning cow slaughter– Seth Govind Das in his speech he says:  …The Muslims should come forward to make it clear that their religion does not compulsorily enjoin on them the …