articles by Indra Shekhar Singh

India

In search of miracle berry in Himalayas: How sea buckthorn is transforming lives in Lahaul

It is a miracle plant filled with benefits from regulating blood pressure to boosting immunity, and perhaps that’s why it has even caught the fancy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Politics

Interview | We are movement people, not political ones: Rakesh Tikait on BJP’s win in UP despite farmers’ agitation

‘We never asked anyone to vote in a particular way, not even in our own households. We spoke about the Andolan and communal harmony. It was up to the people to go and vote as per their free will,’ says Rakesh Tikait.

World

Ukraine crisis: Top Russian diplomat on Western sanctions, friendship with India and fake news

As the Ukraine crisis heats up, a conversation with Roman Babushkin, deputy chief of mission (DCM) of the Russian Embassy in India

India

As breakaway SKM unions plough a political furrow, farmers' movement left lonely and vulnerable

Apart from the major political parties, the breakaway Samyukta Kisan Morcha unions led by Balbir Singh Rajewal and Gurnam Singh Chaduni have declared joint candidates for the Punjab Assembly polls

India

In Punjab’s paddy fields: Where the seeders are happy but the farmers are not

A snapshot of Punjab’s stubble-burning season, and what farmers on the ground think about it

World

Dewayne Johnson wins lawsuit against Monsanto: Case highlights hazardous effects of pesticide Roundup

The truth is finally out. US pesticide maker Monsanto, which had recently been acquired by German giant Bayer, gave Dewayne Lee Johnson cancer.

science

Health epidemic looms as CSE finds unprecedented levels of GM genes in Indian foods

GM markers were found in the edibles oils that were blended with Bt cottonseed oil in India.

India

Thanks to Monsanto's reckless practices, Bt toxins in adulterant cottonseed oil may be seeping into your samosas

Bt cotton seed is being freely blended into refined and other edible oils as non-genetically modified cottonseed oil despite the regulation against it.

Politics

Shivraj Singh Chouhan's inept leadership led to farmers' crisis in Madhya Pradesh, says Congress' Ajay Singh

The story of Shivraj Singh Chouhan started from a dumper and will end in a dumper, says Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh stating that the Madhya Pradesh chief minister's reign may have started to wane

Politics

Remembering VP Singh on his 86th birthday: A grandson reminds us why India needs its political Siddharth

Corporations were handled with a heavy hand and eradication of corruption was VP Singh's goal.

India

GM Mustard row: Govt's claims of higher yields, low import bills untrue, says petitioner Aruna Rodrigues

Firstpost writer Indra Shekhar Singh speaks with Aruna Rodrigues, who exposed “agronomical fraud” in the claims made to support the introduction of HT GM mustard in India

India

GM mustard gets go-ahead: Scientist Vandana Shiva calls move 'fraud perpetrated on nation'

Condemning the Genetic Engineering Approval Committee's (GEAC) decision to allow herbicide tolerant Bayer’s GM mustard, scientist and environmentalist Dr Vandana Shiva, has sent out the call across India to intensify resistance to genetically modified (GM) mustard and "the hijack of our food by the Monsanto and Bayer."

India

Champaran Satyagraha, 100 years on: Reimagining Gandhian politics in times of violence, greed and fear

The arrival of Mahatma Gandhi in Champaran gave the anti-planters movement direction and helped converge all forces fighting against the British atrocities.

Politics

UP Election 2017: Raghuraj Pratap Singh reveals why people have voted for him for 25 years

A man of few words and more determined action, Raghuraj Pratap Singh aka Raja Bhaiya, has a secret.