Dinesh C Sharma

OPEN TO OPINION

Quantum Leap

Journalist, columnist and author based in New Delhi.

SCI-TECH

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How India is using fellowships to tackle brain drain

They let scientists test waters in India and build a research career early on in their career.

SCI-TECH

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Why Nipah virus has baffled scientists and experts

It still not clear whether the outbreak is a result of circulating virus within the country or is of imported origin.

VARIETY

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Why Indian healthcare desperately needs ethics

A loosely-formed network called Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare recently held a meeting at AIIMS.

SCI-TECH

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How conflict of interest is murdering science in India

E Arunan, a professor at the Indian Institute of Science, believes that it is more problematic for us than nepotism and favouritism.

SCI-TECH

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Protests against one of India’s most ambitious science projects in Tamil Nadu is saddening

The Rs 1,600 crore project, Theni Neutrino Observatory, is being held up because of propaganda unleashed by political parties and other vested interests.

SCI-TECH

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Indian judiciary needs to keep a tight check on big pharmas

The Supreme Court recognised the right of patients to access affordable medicines over profits of big pharma companies through 'evergreening' of patents.

VARIETY

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Why India is far from being tuberculosis free by 2025

It’s shocking that a disease which is fully curable in most cases kills 1,400 Indians every day.

SCI-TECH

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This National Science Day, what India can do to stop being an embarrassment

Quality of education and research needs a big boost in institutions outside the so-called elite centres like IITs.

POLITICS

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Why Modicare may be poor for India's health

At a time when the world is shifting to Universal Health Coverage, we are moving towards an insurance-led health system.

SCI-TECH

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