Doing very nicely without IPRs

We need to re-imagine the role of the state in creating knowledge without intellectual property rights The conventional view is that intellectual property rights (IPRs) are the best way to promote innovation. Without the rewards that IPRs such as patents and copyrights confer, there would be little incentive to innovate, goes the argument. That, of Read More …

Story from a divided land

The memoir celebrates Chhattisgarh but laments the lost opportunity for its inclusive and violence-free development Inside Chhattisgarh-A Political Memoir – Ilina Sen Penguin Books | 300 pages | Rs 320 ILINA SEN loves Chhattisgarh, thus it is with great empathy to the challenges faced by its inhabitants that she recounts 30 years of living and Read More …

A second too long

The world has been adding an extra second at regular intervals to keep pace with the slowing Earth. Will the practice be stopped as the US says it is bad for business? This june 30 will have an extra second to ensure time on atomic clocks stays in sync with Earth’s slowing rotational speed. The Read More …

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