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Dinesh C Sharma

Pollution Levels Worsen As Policy Paralysis Engulfs National Capital Region

Nov 16, 2019 Dinesh C Sharma

The pollution levels in the National Capital Region have hit the uppermost limits of instruments that measure these levels. The situation in other cities and towns in the IGP may, in fact, be worst than Delhi.

Delhi Smog Is Man-Made. It’s Time Policy Makers Stop Blame Game And Act

Nov 02, 2019 Dinesh C Sharma

To tackle air pollution, the centre and states will have to work jointly and quickly. Human lungs don’t understand nuances of federalism and partisan politics.

Boosting Traditional Food: Makhana As Cocktail Snack, Anyone?

While it is in the interest of poor farmers, ecology as well as human health that traditional foods, recipes and value-added products find a market, we will have to watch against big food companies appropriating ‘first food’ and converting it into ‘fast food’.

Behind The Smokescreen: Comprehensive Policy Needed On Tobacco

Oct 05, 2019 Dinesh C Sharma

While e-cigarettes have been nipped in the bud, the challenge remains with core tobacco use in India.

Conflict Of Interest Impairs Tie-Ups Between Food Industry And Its Regulator

Scientific panels of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) have been once again populated with ‘experts’ who have links with the food and beverages industry

07 September, 2019

Opinion: Risks And Failures Part Of Space Business And ISRO Well-Equipped To Deal With It

Dinesh C Sharma

In the end, it was the tail-end of the fifteen-minute period that proved to be tricky and the Vikram lander lost communication with ground stations.

06 September, 2019

Explained: Why Chandrayaan-2 Soft Landing Is A Terrific Moment For India

Dinesh C Sharma

What’s so special about the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) moon mission -- Chandrayaan-2? Is it difficult? Why is it a big deal for the space agency and the country?

13 August, 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Visits Sonbhadra Village; UP Deputy CM Calls It 'Political Stunt'


Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi's visit to Umbha village, nearly a month after she was prevented from going there by the local administration, was, however, mocked by Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma and BSP leader Mayawati.

01 February, 2019

Priyanka Gandhi Will Not Be A Factor In Lok Sabha Polls: Dinesh Sharma

Outlook Web Bureau

The people of Uttar Pradesh will reject the 'opportunist' SP-BSP alliance and BJP would increase its tally over that of the last Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister said.

09 February, 2018

Inspired By Bollywood Flick 'ABCD' And Power Of Facebook, Indian Scientist Builds Army Of E-Astronomers

Dinesh C Sharma

The group’s activities go under hashtag #ABCDresearch – anybody can do research – and are widely followed. Since 2013, Dr Ananda Hota, radio astronomer at the Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences has trained over 100 e-astronomers.

08 February, 2018

India Gets Robotic Telescope To Keep An Eye On Dynamic Cosmos

Dinesh C Sharma

The fully robotic telescope costs Rs. 3.5 crore and is much smaller than the 2 meter Himalayan Chandra Telescope at Hanle.

02 February, 2018

Stone Age Tools Found In Tamil Nadu Suggest A Relook At Popular ‘Out-of-Africa’ Theories

Dinesh C Sharma

Indian scientists are challenging the popular scientific theory that the Middle Palaeolithic was brought to India by modern humans dispersing from Africa only around 125,000 years ago or later

05 December, 2017

Healthy Lifestyle Can Overcome Even Genetic Risk Of Heart Disease: Study

Dinesh C Sharma

The study has found that people who are genetically more prone to get diabetes and heart disease can reduce their risk with lifestyle modification – consumption of healthy food and physical activity.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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