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Patent justice

Drug patents are designed to create profits that enable more research on diseases affecting millions. But in practice, they have often genera »

Finally, the patients prevail

The Supreme Court has denied Novartis a patent for its anti-cancer drug Gleevec. This leaves the door open for Indian pharmaceutical com...»

More battles in store

Well before the Supreme Court rejected Novartis’ application for patent for Glivec (Gleevec in the U.S.), drawing attention to the dicho...»

A sturdy model

Tamil Nadu attempted to make drugs affordable to everyone nearly 20 years ago when it set up the Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation...»


Reaching for the Stars: The Incredible Rise of Arvind Kejriwal

Five years ago, Arvind Kejriwal was far from being the man of the masses he is today. He abhorred politics and politicians and was in no quandary about enlisting the right wing in his anti-corruption fight. From that to his emergence as a natural leader of the poor and minorities is a riveting story, as riven with contradictions as it is full of surprises. The Hindu Centre's Senior Fellow Vidya Subrahmaniam, traces his rise from activism to political stardom. Read more. »

Inserting Hindutva in Nagaland
The Hindu Centre’s latest policy report examines the working of internal democracy in the Congress and the BJP.Read more. »

A look at what happened on today's date from our archives of 1965. For the first time in its history, the famous Jog Falls in Karnataka have gone "dry".

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