New chapter in India-Russia relations: PM Modi’s Moscow visit and its strategic implications

Russia’s geopolitical influence, even though somewhat diminished,...

Congress may Rejig Senior Positions in Party

NEW DELHI: After an unexpected performance by...

I.N.D.I Alliance sweeps bypolls by winning 10 out of 13 seats

NEW DELHI: I.N.D.I Alliance gave an excellent...

Dr P.S. Venkatesh Rao

Suicidal Brats with Homicidal Cars on Indian Roads

FAST AND INTOXICATED The Fast and the Furious, movie series is largely concerned with street racing and heists. Many action movies have a car chase,...

Stampedes are avoidable recurring tragedies

BENGALURU: A sudden movement towards the exit, stage, or celebrity can trigger a massive stampede. STAMPEDE/CROWD CRUSH: Stampede is of Mexican Spanish origin meaning “uproar” (estampida)....

NEET: The need for secure national examinations

WHAT WE NEED: We need a secure, valid, reliable, efficient, low-stress, and impartial system of examination to choose the best aspirants for the various...

Clandestine Chinese lab in US a part of grey zone warfare

The airborne Covid-19 returned to its origins and devastated China. So now the focus is on insect-borne infections that can be limited to the...

Ethics, sustainability, innovation are bedrock of global pharma leadership

RATIONAL vs IRRATIONAL: Fixed-dose combinations (FDCs), are combinations of two or more active drugs in a single dosage form. Drugs in a combination should...

India’s vaccination success is a global trailblazer

Unity of purpose between political and religious leaders and nations against an enemy of the entire humanity is the only way to end and...

We need to emulate US FDA to ensure drug safety

Most states have a shortage of drug inspectors. The recent WHO accusations about Indian cough syrups causing children’s deaths in Gambia and Uzbekistan without providing...

We need to emulate US FDA to ensure drug safety

Most states have a shortage of drug inspectors. The recent WHO accusations about Indian cough syrups causing children’s deaths in Gambia and Uzbekistan without providing...

We need to emulate US FDA to ensure drug safety

Most states have a shortage of drug inspectors. The recent WHO accusations about Indian cough syrups causing children’s deaths in Gambia and Uzbekistan without providing...

Vaccine controversies: Big bucks for Big Pharma

A third of the world’s population has still to receive even one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, thanks to the hoarding of vaccines by...

Xi Jinping: The anatomy of an autocrat

A better understanding of the personality disorders and socio-political factors that create dictators may help democratic forces to proactively identify and prevent dictatorial leadership. VIRAL...

Xi Jinping: The anatomy of an autocrat

A better understanding of the personality disorders and socio-political factors that create dictators may help democratic forces to proactively identify and prevent dictatorial leadership. VIRAL...

Xi Jinping: The anatomy of an autocrat

A better understanding of the personality disorders and socio-political factors that create dictators may help democratic forces to proactively identify and prevent dictatorial leadership. VIRAL...

A Chinese connection: Indian drugs to the rescue again

A desperate message came from a Chinese doctor seeking a supply of Paxlovid.   BENGALURU: I received a desperate message las week from a Chinese doctor...

India leads the way to better health and wealth

GLOBAL HEALTH LEADER On 23 March 2020, World Health Organisation Director Dr Michael J. Ryan said that India has tremendous capacities and had previously led...

Xi’s Zero Covid policy led to surge in infection

CCP locks down public into misery, while Covid virus parties. UNSCIENTIFIC POLICY: The principle of “first, do no harm” or non-maleficence is the obligation of...

Xi’s Zero Covid policy led to surge in infection

CCP locks down public into misery, while Covid virus parties. UNSCIENTIFIC POLICY: The principle of “first, do no harm” or non-maleficence is the obligation of...

Xi’s Zero Covid policy led to surge in infection

CCP locks down public into misery, while Covid virus parties. UNSCIENTIFIC POLICY: The principle of “first, do no harm” or non-maleficence is the obligation of...

China’s apologists again try to cover up Wuhan lab leak of Covid-19

Renewed efforts are being made to cover up the origin of Wuhan virus.   Bengaluru: As a defeat by the Democratic Party in the mid-term elections...

Drug discovery and delivery technology misused for chemical warfare

Dual-use research of concern (DURC) refers to beneficial research that can easily be diverted to cause harm to public health and safety.   AI, ML and...

Zero Covid policy: When the cure is worse than the disease

Bengaluru: A dynamic flexible Live with Covid strategy with mix and match booster vaccines is at present the best option. Early development and deployment...

A tripolar world order will provide stability

Global vaccination geopolitics is an analogy of the emerging new tripolar world order.   THE “BY THREE” WORLD: An old practice unique to Bengaluru city is...

In din of Ukrainian biolabs, world forgets Chinese biolabs

While Russia tops the list of one of the most sanctioned countries, China, which is responsible for the long list of crimes listed in...

Fear is the key to a bully’s success

Fear of consequences needed to deal with autocrats, terrorists and mobs. FRIGHTEN INTO SUBMISSION: From a school or street bully to a ruffian, rowdy or...

NeoCov is a potential bio-weapon

Bengaluru: Multiple variants of the SARS CoV-2 virus have caused 368 million recorded Covid-19 cases and 5.66 million deaths worldwide over two years of...

opportunity for reform is now

More resources are needed for health and health facilities, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. A crisis provides the necessity and opportunity to reform. We now have...

Topsy turvy protocols make Covid a global policy disaster

Effective masks, trustworthy, credible public policy and unity of purpose required. Bengaluru: ADVISORIES, GUIDELINES, PROTOCOLS CAUSE CHAOS: “Dying from a policy is a manmade disaster”, says...

End the pandemic in the New Year

Mask drastically reduces the virus load on our defences. Vaccination simulates the virus attack and stimulates our immune system. This response wanes in the...

India as health industry leader is a matter of strategic importance

Ensuring India remains the leader in vaccines and pharmaceuticals in the face of attack on it by China and the “Big Pharma” is of...

Wuhan has unending supply of virus variants, supervision must

Bengaluru: THE COVID-19 VIRUS ORIGIN: Irrespective of the natural or laboratory origin of Covid-19 virus, it was a leak from the Wuhan Institute of...

India faces threat of targeted bioterrorism

The threat is mainly from Chinese and Pakistani establishments that are pursuing bioweapons. BENGALURU: Deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses were collected from bats in Nagaland...

Chinese zero-Covid strategy vs Indian democratic Covid strategy

Covaxin phase 3 trial data published in Lancet and tweeted by NIH Director Francis S. Collins has caused a torrent of demand in the...

Unethical Chinese practices are affecting global health

GLOBAL HEALTH UNDER ATTACK: China has caused immense damage to global health by engineered viruses and pandemic disinformation; fake drugs; dangerous food adulterants; defective...

Opium addiction is being weaponised by Pak and China

New Delhi: The mind-altering property of narcotics has been extensively used by religious extremists, criminals, smugglers and terrorists to isolate, indoctrinate and recruit hapless...

PLA struggles with altitude sickness

Oxygen enriched barracks do not enable acclimatisation.   Bengaluru: THE PROBLEM: China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is struggling in its ambition of capturing the Himalayan heights...

Havana Syndrome could have been caused by a directed energy weapon

It is unusual that Havana Syndrome affects only the US (and in Cuba, Canadian) diplomatic and intelligence staff.   BENGALURU: THE PROBLEM: In 2016, several US...

A surgical approach to our festering Partition wound

Heal the wound by surgical intervention. Liberate the rest of Kashmir and cut the CPEC nexus of our enemies.   The British, after first dividing Ireland,...

Human brain is the new battlefield

Cognitive war is a convergence of information warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; psychological operations; and cyber operations with digitised and networked infrastructure.   Bengaluru:...

Human brain is the new battlefield

Cognitive war is a convergence of information warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; psychological operations; and cyber operations with digitised and networked infrastructure.   Bengaluru:...

Human brain is the new battlefield

Cognitive war is a convergence of information warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; electronic warfare; psychological operations; and cyber operations with digitised and networked infrastructure.   Bengaluru:...

Follow the patents trail to find Covid-19 origin

For many years, the US and China were closely collaborating in virus research. Defence researchers of both nations were independently working to weaponize these...

Health workers, seniors not top vaccination priority in China

How to lock out the virus without a lockdown. BENGALURU: Between the extremes of a prolonged total lockdown and inaction awaiting herd immunity, how can we...

Data and genetic manipulation for race specific bioweapons not an impossibility

Global genetic data collection-manipulation is a double-edged sword of dual use from bio-welfare to bio-warfare. The implications of weaponizing data are being realised only now...

Data and genetic manipulation for race specific bioweapons not an impossibility

Global genetic data collection-manipulation is a double-edged sword of dual use from bio-welfare to bio-warfare. The implications of weaponizing data are being realised only now...

Data and genetic manipulation for race specific bioweapons not an impossibility

Global genetic data collection-manipulation is a double-edged sword of dual use from bio-welfare to bio-warfare. The implications of weaponizing data are being realised only now...

Data and genetic manipulation for race specific bioweapons not an impossibility

Global genetic data collection-manipulation is a double-edged sword of dual use from bio-welfare to bio-warfare. The implications of weaponizing data are being realised only now...

Manmade viruses being blamed on animals

New Delhi: Coronavirus was first identified in 1967 in the United Kingdom and then in the United States. That same year the first pseudo-virus...

Zoonoses blamed for man-made pandemics

It seems once an animal is accused of being the origin or the accomplice of a zoonotic infection, the human jury satisfies itself of...

Why, how and where Covid was created

BENGALURU: Hydra was a fearsome beast with multiple heads and a serpentine body in Greek mythology. Slaying the Hydra initially posed a challenge to Hercules....

Corona variants are bio-weapons in war by deception

Was the Covid-19 outbreak at Nanjangud factory a field trial? Is the sudden appearance of deadlier mutants in select nations a deceptive bio-war?   Bengaluru: Der...

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