Indian society has grown through centuries with an instinctive disposition to question any and every hypothesis. The same Vedas and Upanishads of the Hindu faith have been subjected to vastly differing interpretations from Adi Sankarar’s Advaitha to Ramanuja’s Dwaitha or Madhavachariar’s Vishistadvaitha. Such divergences and arguments are seen across the entire spectrum of Indian life. In most developed countries one finds a thesis countered by an anti-thesis but leading to a synthesis. But in India, such attempts at arriving a synthesis is elusive. This should be evident from the difficulty of major political parties like the Congress and the BJP or the DMK and the AIADMK in Tamil Nadu attempting a consensus on any issue. Little wonder, the philosophy is: “My way, or the highway.”
Sadly such a divisive approach is also witnessed on vital economic issues that are well-grounded in strong scientific base. The approach to the use of genetically modified technology (GMT) for agriculture exemplifies this. Food would become scarce...The need for technology to ensure growth in food production to meet the needs of an increasing population experiencing increased per capita demand for food is of paramount importa
This is the centenary year of Dr. Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution. His introduction of the Mexican dwarf varieties of wheat and successful spread of the technology at Mexico, Pakistan and India contributed to quantum jumps in wheat productivity.
during the first 100 days of the NDA II government, Narendra Modi has been spending a lot of time and energy on external relations. From inviting heads of government of SAARC countries for his swearing-in ceremony the Prime Minister’s calendar has been crowded with his own foreign visits, as also receiving heads of government from Australia, Sri Lanka, China...
Tamil Nadu had passed through a severe power crunch through 2012-13. This was the result of the neglect of making adequate investments in power in three successive plans – the eighth, the ninth and the tenth.
The Union Government of India on 17 December 2012 lowered down the growth projection for the current financial year 2012-13 from 7.6 percent that was estimated earlier to 5.7-5.9 percent. The projection was showcased in the Mid-Year Economic Analysis. Where was this Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabled?
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