Scientific & Popular Articles by PM Bhargava

PMB Memoirs: Nine Decades of PM Bhargava

PMB Memoirs

PMB Memoir, Vol. IX, Feb 22, 2008-2016

(Nine decades of PM Bhargava from 1928 till date)

Table of Contents

Social isolation following embryo transfer increases success rates in IVF and ICSI cycles

International Journal of Fertility and Foetal Medicine: 2012, 3(1), 8-14.

Why am I an Atheist ?

International Humanist News, February 2008, p..23-24.

In memory of Hemlatha Lavanam

Atheist. April 2008, Vol.33 (4), p.2.

The politics of polio

The Hindu. 11th June 2008, Op. Ed. page.

Foreword by P.M. Bhargava, BREAD Review 2007-2008

Basic Research Education and Development Society, Hyderabad, 2008.

On the organization of science research in India

Economic & Political Weekly, 2nd August 2008, Vol.43, pp.70-71.

Flawed moves for a National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority

The Hindu, 27th August 2008, Op. Ed. page.

The Growing Planetary Threat from Biological Weapons and Terrorism

The Tribune, 30th November 2008.

Message for Vasanthi Foundation, Vijayawada

in “Perspectives of change”, Unchibhotla Vasanthi Foundation, Kakinada, 17th March 2008, p.155-179.

Response to ‘No country is an island: comments on the House of Commons Report, Human Reproduction Technologies and the Law

Reproductive Biomedicine Online, 2008, Vol.11(1), p.12.

Letter to the Prime Minister regarding GMOs

BioSpectrum, January 2009, p.34 (Also in Down to Earth, Feb.1 -15, 2009)

Editorial: Biotech in India – History, present and promises

Biotechnology Journal, 2009, 4, 286-287.

Biotechnology in India: The beginnings

Biotechnology Journal, 2009, 4, 313-318.

Agenda for the Nation (modified version)

Prasangam (Sahitya Sangam International, Hyderabad), June 2009, pp.66-68, and an earlier issue.

Foreword to the book, “Chromosome to Genome

Foreword to the book, “Chromosome to Genome”. Ed. Rakesh Mishra. I.K. International Publishing House Pvt Ltd., S-25, Green Park Extension, Uphaar Cinema Market, New Delhi 110 016, 2009.

Donor Egg IVF: Its Regulation in India

In Donor Egg IVF, Ed. Gautam N. Allahabadia. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd. 4838/24, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110 002. pp.387-396.

On nutrition security

In Science for Health and Nutrition Security: A Fetschrift for Dr. C. Gopalan. Nutrition Foundation of India, New Delhi, 2008. pp. 21-24.

Blackboards to call our own

Outlook, 22 June 2009, p.34

Insufficient regulatory supervision prior to release of genetically modified crops for commercial cultivation in India

Journal of Biosciences . June 2009, Vol.34, pp.167-168.

Right to Education Bill: Bane for the poor

Combat Law (The Human Rights and Law monthly), May-August 2009, Vol.8 (324), pp.64-67.

Questions of real national security

The Hindu, 11 August 2009 (Edit page)

Web of Corruption

The Tribune. 9th August 2009 (Edit page)

These are a few of my favourite things

Channel 6, July 2009, Vol.19(12) p.21-22.

India’s pandemic failure

The New Indian Express, 11 August 2009 (Edit page).

Message by P M Bhargava for Symposium on Popular Science, organized by Jadhavpur Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter, on 29th August 2009

Symposium on Popular Science, organized by Jadhavpur Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter, on 29th August 2009, p.2 of the Symposium booklet.

Message by P M Bhargava for Souvenir brought out at the occasion of Silver Jubilee of National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Karnal, in October 2009

In Souvenir brought out at the occasion of Silver Jubilee of National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Karnal, in October 2009, pp.1-2.

Remembering Lalji Singh

In Souvenir released on the occasion of Dr. Lalji Singh’s 60th birthday, p.21.

Why a freeze on GM Crops

The New Indian Express, Nov.2, 2009.

Food without choice? A Tribune Special

The Tribune, 1st November 2009.

Agenda for the Nation: A yardstick for assessment (index for social development)

Prasangam, December 2009, pp.59-62.

The Bt Brinjal Saga

Combat Law, March 2010, pp.165-7.

Invited write up on Bt Brinjal for The Analyst Magazine

The Analyst Magazine. P M Bhargava. Sent 25-2-2010 (Not seen in print).

Invited write up on Bt Brinjal for Current Science

Current Science. Sent 3-3-2010 (not seen in print).

India up for sale to MNCs

The New Indian Express. 15th March 2010.

Bill for a biotech authority: It’s draconian and full of scientific absurdities

The Tribune 2nd May 2010. OPED page.

The story of Bt Brinjal in India: Why it is not required

Microbiology Today (U.K.), August 2010 issue.

A retrograde step (Foreign Education Providers)

The New Indian Express. 7th Apil 2010, Edit page.

You shall never be forgotten

In Remembering Mohit Sen, pp.53-57.

A need to educate the Bill

The New Indian Express, 31st May 2010, edit page.

Synthetic Life? (Not yet a Petri-dish Eden)

Tehelka, 5th June 2010, p.11.

Lessons from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

In Timeless Legend of India. Published by Gandhi National Memorial Society, Pune. 2010.

Dealing with oppression and exploitation (Law of the Eventual Demise of the Oppressor)

Dealing with oppression and exploitation (Law of the Eventual Demise of the Oppressor). P.M. Bhargava.

Some lessons from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

In “Timeless Inspirator: Reliving Gandhi”, Ed. R.A. Mashelkar, Sakal Papers Ltd. , 575 Budhwar Peth, Pune 411002.

Measuring human development: We need a more rational and accurate mechanism

The Tribune. 4th July 2010.

Will They Get Our Bellies?

Tehelka, 31st July 2010, pp.60-61.

A nation of assets, but…

The Tribune, 15th August 2010.

RTE Act: some rights and wrongs

The Hindu, 26th July 2010.

Getting innovation wrong

The New Indian Express, 26th August 2010, Edit Page.

The Infertility Treatment Scene in India

The Infertility Manual (3rd edition). Ed. Kamini A Rao, Howard Carp. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publication (P) Ltd., New Delhi, pp.632-634.

India and the politics of superbugs

The Times of India (Chennai, Bangalore), 17th August 2010.

In full knowledge: a dissenting note

Outlook, 12th June 2006, pp.30-31.

Whither Medical & Healthcare

The Tribune, 9th October 2010, Op-Ed.page.

G M Crops Unmask Indian Science

Financial Express. Thursday, 30th September 2010.

Genetically modified organisms: Imperative need for a comprehensive policy

The Tribune, 24th October 2010.

A personal tribute to Robert G Edwards, Winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine

The Tribune, 2nd January 2011, Op. Ed. page.

Vidyaranya and us. A love affair for 47 years

Under the Imli Tree (Vidyaranya Golden Jubilee Celebrations Volume), 2011, pp.74-75.

Message for Indo-US Workshop on Base Excision DNA Repair held in Hyderabad in January 2010

In Indo-US Workshop on Base Excision DNA Repair held in Hyderabad in January 2010, Souvenir.

What ails our education?

The Tribune, 2/11/2010.

Why must the indefinite moratorium on Monsanto-Mahyco’s Bt-brinjal continue?

The New Indian Express. 14/2/2011, Edit page.

Message for Biobytes (BTIS Newsletter)

In Biobytes (BTIS Newsletter), December 2010.

Independence gained. Independence Lost

Mainstream, 29th January 2011, (Vol XL IX, No.6) pp.21-26.

Knowledge and leadership. P.M. Bhargava in “Military Leadership for Tomorrow”

in “Military Leadership for Tomorrow”. Ed. Air Comdr Jasjit Singh. K.W. Publishers Private Ltd., New Delhi, pp.1-4.

Response to letter of Kameswara Rao et al. on Bt Brinjal in Microbiology Today

Microbiology Today, February 2011. p.61.

On Nimmi

In remembering Nimmi’, released on 16.3.2011 at ASCI, Hyderabad, p.11.

Miracles or hoax by the clergy?

Mainstream, 20th March 2011 (Vol.XL1X, no.14), pp.21,22.

A personal tribute to Robert G. Edwards

RBM Online, Special Issue, “Bob Edwards, Nobel Laureate”, 2011 July, Vol.23, Special Issue 1, p.21.

Message from P.M. Bhargava for association of Clinical Embryologists of India

ACE Newsletter, Inaugural Issue, March 2011, p.9.

Governments Encourage Irrationality

International Humanist News, 2011.

Whither Indian identity? Civil society initiatives hold out promise

The Tribune, 8th May 2011.

Letter titled “Indian education commercialization” to Science regarding Pallav Bagla’s write-up in Science of 29-4-2011 on expanding higher education in India

Science, 2011, Vol. 332, p.1379.

Phenomenon of Satya Sai Baba

The Hindu, 15th May 2011, Open Page

A cruel joke on the poor: The new criteria for judging poverty are disgraceful and unrealistic

The Tribune, 19th June 2011.

Invited review by P.M. Bhargava of the book: “Excellence in an Overlapping Culture: The Big History of India’s National Chemical Laboratory”

Angewandt. Chemie International Edition, 2011, Vol. 50, pp. 11041-11043.

On Varaprasad Reddy

In the Booklet brought out on the 8th anniversary of Aalapana. pp.9-10.

On Saraswati Gora

Athiest. October 2011, p.16.

Could they buy salt, spices, fuel and milk and pay rent with Rs.2.33 a day?

The Hindu, 13th November 2011, Open Page.

No net on mobile. But Airtel bills Rs.90K and doesn’t fix it

Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, 12th December 2011, p.12.

Message for Jadavpur University Alumni Association, Hyderabad, Branch’s Seminar on Popularization of science in January 2012

In Jadavpur University Alumni Association, Hyderabad, Branch’s Seminar on Popularization of science in January 2012. Souvenir, p.3.

Problems with the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill: Unconstitutional, unethical, unscientific

The Hindu, 28th December 2011. Edit page.

India and me

Invited article for One India One People. Communicated on 30th December 2011.

Governments encourage irrationality. An interview of P.M. Bhargava by Babu Gogineni

International Humanist News, May 2011, p.25.

Patriotism Redefined

One India One People, February 2012, Vol.15(7), pp.36,46.

Importance of Infertility Bill

New Indian Express, 11th February 2012, Edit Page.

Sibal’s RTE Act is just not working

The Tribune, 18th March 2012.

The Right to Education: Is it Right?

Nyaya Karan (published by Delhi State Legal Services Authority), Jan-Mar 2011, p.8-12.

India lacks scientific leadership

Science, 23rd March 2012, Vol.335, p.1440.

Poverty in India: Its causes and remedies

Inaugural talk at International Symposium on poverty at Nagarjuna University, A.P. in August 2011. Published in “Building a great world”. Commemoration volume for Prof. Muchkund Dubey, Editor, M. Mohanty. Orient Blackswan, 2013.

The Antrix-Devas deals: What the Government must explain

The Tribune, Op.Ed. Page, 15th May 2012.

Take the patient to ICU. (Universal Health Coverage: Problems and Possibilities)

The Hindu, 14th July 2012, Edit Page.

Science and the City

Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, 8th July 2012. P.18.

Kothari’s Commission Report, Common School System, and the Right to Education Act

Sent to Dr. Anil Sadgopal at his request for translation and publication in Hindi, on 29th September 2009.

A bottom to top approach

The New Indian Express, Oct.1, 2009.

Drugs and Vaccines in healthcare: problems and possibilities

Social Change, in press, 2013.

Another faux pas by our scientists

Down to Earth, 2013 (not seen in print).

The agrarian crisis and genetically modified crops

Transcript of a talk at the Centenary Hall, University of Calcutta, on 30th August 2012, organized by FAMA, published by W.B. State Council of Science and Technology.

Dialogue of P M Bhargava with Shakti Maira

Resurgence and Ecologist, May-June 2013, pp.56-58.

On the tenth anniversary of BioSpectrum

BioSpectrum, March 2013, pp.18-19.

Why should we let bees be?

Why should we let bees be? P.M. Bhargava. In press.

Nobel Prize in science: Often politics, not merit, governs the choice

The Tribune, 9th Nov.2008.

Message for International Conference on Genetics and Molecular Diagnosis in Modern Medicine

In Souvenir International Conference on Genetics and Molecular Diagnosis in Modern Medicine. P.M. Bhargava. Sent on 17th Jan. 2013.

Preface to the book by Lalji Singh and M.W. Pandit on DNA Fingerprinting.

Preface to the book by Lalji Singh and M.W. Pandit on DNA Fingerprinting.

On V.B. Raju

Invited article sent for a book to be brought out by his son, Muralidhar, to be released by the President of India.

Preface to Annual Report of Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, 2013.

Preface to Annual Report of Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, 2013.

Preface to Kishan Bir Chaudhury’s book

Preface to Kishan Bir Chaudhury’s book.

In “Healing across boundaries: Biomedicine and alternative therapeutics”

In “Healing across boundaries: Biomedicine and alternative therapeutics”. Ed. by Makarand R. Paranjipe. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group (Publishers), Delhi, 2013.

Countering the stronghold of religious dogma

Thought, Dec.2012, Vol.XVII, Nos.3 & 4, pp 11-16.

Reply to a report in Economic times of August 22,2013, on GM crops

Economic Times of August 23, 2013.

On Jagdish Mittal: A man extraordinary

In the book on Jagdish Mittal , published by Shrishti Art Gallery, 2014

Vaastu changes are unconstitutional

Deccan Chronicle, May 25, 2014, p 2

The importance of dissent in democracy

The Hindu, June 18, 2014.

In defence of secularism

The Hindu, August 3, 2014, Open pg.

Where should our scientist publish?

Written but not published.

US is trying to control our food production

Hindustan Times, August 7, 2014, Story pg

Tribute to Obaid Siddiqui

in press in INSA journal

Swachh Bharat: a scheme or a pipe dream?

The Hindu November 3, 2014, Comments pg

Scientists without a scientific temper

The Hindu, January 17, 2015, Comments pg

Message for a Telugu magazine published in its 100th issue

Message for a Telugu magazine published in its 100th issue.

Foreword to Annual report of CSD-SRC

Foreword to Annual report of CSD-SRC, 2013-2014

Message for meeting of All India Save Education Committee in Bangalore, February 28 and March 1, 2015

Message for meeting of All India Save Education Committee in Bangalore, February 28 and March 1, 2015

For a renaissance in Indian science and technology

The Hindu, March 28, 2015, Edit pg

Janibacter hoylei sp.nov., Bacillus isronensis sp.nov. and Bacillus aryabhattai sp.nov. from cryotubes used for collecting air from upper atmosphere

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 2009, 59, 2977-2986.

PMB Memoir, Vol. IX, Feb 22, 2008-2016