Intellectual Property Rights : Encouraging Innovation or Dehumanizing Science?

Everyone knows that Guglielmo Marconi as the inventor of the two-way radio. He also won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909 for his work in the field of wireless radio communication. A century later, Indian physician Jagdish Chandra Bose, was credited with with making these inventions nearly 20 years earlier. But, instead of patenting his inventions, he had chosen to make them public. In a sense, he was an ideal scientist as he understood that the ultimate aim of science was to benefit humanity. Ancient Indian medical practitioner Sushrutha was a pioneer in one type of cataract surgery. He never turned away any of the people who came from distant lands to get treated by him or to learn from him.

Jagadish Chandra Bose

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Why can’t we just let it be?

The Forest Survey of India releases a biennial report ‘ India State of Forests’. It outlines the statistics prepared by the government with regard to the forest cover and diversity in India. The report of 2017 assessed the economic value of forests and underlined the need for forest conservation.  

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Why patriarchy?

The Bible says, Eve was created from a rib of Adam. In Eden, they lived the happiest life, until one day, Eve ate the forbidden fruit and gave some of it to Adam. She was the cause for the fall of Man, causing them to be banished by God from the garden of Eden. The fruit took away their innocence and enabled them to conjure negative concepts like shame and evil.

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