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The Hazardous Ozone

By: Dr K K Paul Some coincidences have strange manifestations. Just a few days ago, on the occasion of the International day of Ozone, on September 17, Delhi recorded the highest concentration of ozone. This went remarkably unnoticed despite our concern for environmental pollution and the need for its containment. On September 20, even as…

Articles | Economic and Social Development

Ladakh border and LAC

The Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu, is known to have professed that the enemy should be weakened economically and by promoting internal strife so that the war could be won even without actual fighting. In this developing climate of multiple threats to our security, we have to gear up at all levels in official as well as private institutions against organized cyber attacks, for which the Chinese have a penchant.

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The day PM Rao let slip-up pass

Located on the shores of the Caspian Sea, Ramsar in Iran used to be a popular tourist resort during the Shah regime. Later, as it usually happens, in the aftermath of the revolution in 1979, it saw some bad days due to neglect and its previous association with the Shah. Nevertheless, one reason for its…

Articles | Environmental and Climate Change

THE POLLUTED GLACIER

Dr K K Paul | This article was first published in The Statesman on Sunday, 29 March 2020. 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…

Articles | Law and Constitutional Governance

PURITY OF POLLS

Dr K K Paul | This article was first published in The Statesman on Thursday, 25 February 2020. 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…

Articles | Law and Constitutional Governance

YOUR FACE IS YOUR DATA

Dr. K.K Paul | This article was first published in The Statesman on Friday, 15 February 2020. 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,…