Scientific & Popular Articles by PM Bhargava

PMB Memoirs: Nine Decades of PM Bhargava

PMB Memoirs

PMB Memoir, Vol. VIII, Feb 22, 1998-2008

(Nine decades of PM Bhargava from 1928 till date)

Table of Contents

Bacillus aerius Sp.novo, Bacillus aerophilus Sp.novo, Bacillus stratosphericus Sp.novo and Bacillus altitudinus Sp.novo, isolated from cryogenic tubes used for collecting air samples from high altitudes

International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2006, 56, 1465-1473.

The search for living cells in stratospheric samples

Proc. SPIE Conf.1998, 3441, 301-305.

Keynote address at the National Workshop on Medicinal Plants, Hyderabad, 12-14 March, 2001

Proceedings of the workshop on Medicinal Plants, Hyderabad, 12-14 March, 2001 published by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Fighting the polio virus

The Hindu, Dec. 12, 1999.

Social and other correlates of creativity in science in India

Man & Development, Vol.XXI, No.4, Dec. 1999, p.85.

Ethics and Human Rights

Society for Scientific Values, News & Views, Jan. 2000, Vol.6, No.1.

At the cross-roads of hope & despair: Which course will the country take?

The Sunday Tribune, Feb. 20, 2000.

Let’s build on our strengths

Manushi No.118, May-June 2000, p.31.

Look back as you rush ahead

The Tribune, Aug. 24, 2000.

Ethics in Science – Code of Administration

Economic & Political Weekly, Sept. 30, 2000.

Human Genome Project – Importance and Objectives

The Hindu, Oct. 26, 2000.

Human Genome Project – Missed opportunities for India

The Hindu, Nov. 2, 2000.

Human Genome Project – Future possibilities for India

The Hindu, Nov. 9, 2000.

Letter to the Editor, on the statement of DBT on Human Genome Project

The Hindu, Nov. 30, 2000

The Rising Force of Ethics

The Tribune, Dec. 7, 2000.

Why not M.A. for ghosts & monsters?

Indian Express, April 4, 2001 (Letter to the Editor, also published in The Statesman, and several other newspapers).

Why only Astrology?

The Hindu, April 5, 2001

Homeopathy unscientific, Letter to the Editor

The New Indian Express, April 30, 2001.

Not proof of belief

The Hindu, May 1, 2001.

No convincing proof of homeopathic drugs

The New Indian Express, May 26, 2001.

Astrology has no place in the world of science

The New Indian Express, Sept. 5, 2001.

Follies of the Americana

The Hindu, Oct. 9, 2001.

Education in values: A commentary

The Hindu, Nov. 6, 2001.

The New War

The New Indian Express, Nov 7, 2001.

Except us, the rest of the world has been aware. The New War, II

The New Indian Express, Nov. 14, 2001.

Biowarfare was used since Roman Era. The New War, III

The New Indian Express, Nov.21, 2001.

The Indian Situation: The New War, IV

The New Indian Express, P M Bhargava, Nov.28, 2001.

What may we do? The New War, V

The New Indian Express, Dec.5, 2001.

Patenting India’s interests

The Hindu, Feb.20, 2002.

Kalam well qualified for President’s post

The New Indian Express, July 1, 2002.

Demand to ban VHP justified

Deccan Herald, April 2, 2002.

Emerging colonies

The Hindu, April 5, 2002.

Politics of bottled water

Deccan Herald, April 28, 2002.

Prince of affluence in the West

Deccan Herald, May 8, 2002.

Biotechnology – Joint Forces

Times Global Journal, June 2002.

Animal Rights & Wrongs

The Times of India, June 15, 2002.

The cloning debate

Outlook, July 15, 2002.

A test for electoral representatives

The Hindu, July 20, 2002, p.16.

Fallacy of today’s concept of majority

The Hindu, Sept. 3, 2002.

No, it is a case of pure philanthropy

Deccan Chronicle, Nov. 17, 2002.

An extract from a text book of history on planet Eurotopea in 2503

The Hindu, August 26, 2003.

Panspermia – true or false?

The Lancet, Vol.362, August 2, 2003, pp. 407.

The need to reorganize our civil services

The Hindu, Sept. 23, 2003.

Not futile. This is a fertile cause

The New Indian Express, Jan. 20, 2004.

BJP reaction undemocratic

The New Indian Express. May 20, 2004.

People-insensitive political parties

The Hindu, March 15, 2004.

People-centric, not self-centric

Tehelka, June 19, 2004.

My experiences with DNA pioneers

BioVision 2003 National level symposium on Biotechnology, Hyderabad, 24th & 25th Jan. 2003, p.17.

Fallacious concept of majority and minority

Alpjan, 2004, Vol.IV, No.3, pp. 17-18.

Of Vanaja

in the book, Vanaja: Remembrances, p.9.

The Future: biocatalysts, organic materials and newer drugs

Chemical Business, Vol.14, No.4, April 2000, p.26.

Chairpersons comments by P M Bhargava at the First International Conference for Science Communicators

At the First International Conference for Science Communicators, Pune 28-30 Jan. 2000, Proceedings, Vol.II, p.36.

Message by P M Bhargava. The Hyderabad District Chemists & Druggists Association’s Souvenir-cum-Directory 2002

The Hyderabad District Chemists & Druggists Association’s Souvenir-cum-Directory 2002.

Read my lips. No, no, no

Down to Earth, Jan. 31, 2002, p.51.

Environmental planning & aesthetics

Proceedings of the National Conference on Dimensions of Environmental Stress in India, 1999. The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. p.49.

Manipulating Research

Down to Earth, Feb.28, 2002, p.50.

Safe or smug

Down to Earth, Jan.15, 2002, p.52.

Dr Yellapragada Subba Row (1895-1948). He transformed science; changed lives

The Journal of the Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine, Vol.2, nos.1 & 2, Jan-June 2002, p.96.

The Perils of Mutant Food

Down to Earth, April 15, 2002, p.49.

Preface by P.M. Bhargava to the book, Astrology – Science or Ego-Trip?

Astrology – Science or Ego-Trip ? Edited by B. Premanand and Mrs Margaret Bhatty, 2002.

Biological Warfare and Bio-terrorism – the World and Us

Terrorism in South Asia, edited by Adluri Subramanya Raju, p.115 (India Research Press, New Delhi, 2004).

Homoeopathy Controversy

Indian Skeptic, 15.9.1998, p.17.

The Trips Agreement: How should we deal with it?

Centre for Study of Global Trade Systems & Development, July 2001. (A booklet)

Follies of America

Souvenir of the 9th Conference of All- India LIC Employees Federation at Hyderabad, 11-14 Dec., 2001.

Preface to “Bread ACE” (adopt a child to educate) (“Mattilo manikyalu”)

BREAD, April 2004.

The Infertility Treatment Scene in India. Strengths, Problems & Solutions

The Fertility Manual , 2nd Edition, 2004, p 578. Edited by Kamini A. Rao.

Foreword by Dr P M Bhargava in “CCMB 25 years, 1977-2002

CCMB 25 years, 1977-2002″, pp xi-xxii.

Agenda for the Nation, An Approach

Council of Social Development, New Delhi, 2003. Abbreviated version also published in CATALYST, April 2006, pp 11-18.

The Scope of Biotechnology : the Indian Advantage

BioSpectrum, March 2003, p.72.

Where we stand in Biotech

BioSpectrum, April 2003, p.60.

Biotech success in India

BioSpectrum, May, 2003, p.42.

Why and what should be our biotechnology policy?

BioSpectrum, June 2003, p.50.

Biotech Parks: What they should be ?

BioSpectrum, July 2003, p.45.

India needs a Biotechnology Commission

BioSpectrum, August 2003, p.69.

Indian biotechnology needs truth, not hype

BioSpectrum, Oct.2003, p.72.

What can BT do for our Agriculture?

BioSpectrum, Nov.2003, p.72.

Seed business should be our own business

BioSpectrum, Dec.2003, p.69.

Biotech and the global burden of disease

BioSpectrum, Jan.2004, p.32.

Unexploited Indian Orchids

BioSpectrum, Feb.2004, p.57.

Why cloned animals, but not cloned humans

BioSpectrum, March 2004.

Need for a commercial DNA fingerprinting unit

BioSpectrum, April 2004, p.70.

Social, moral, ethical, legal, political and economic implications of modern biology and biotechnology

Publication brought out at the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Symposium on the Current Excitement in Biology, CCMB, Nov.24-29, 2002, p.17.

Ethics and Human Rights. Pushpa M Bhargava, Society for Scientific Values

Society for Scientific Values. News & Views, Jan.2000, vol.6, no.1, p.5.

A letter to the press on UGC decision to start courses in Astrology

Secularist, May-June 2001, p.78.

GMOs: Need for Appropriate Risk Assessment System

Economic & Political Weekly, April 13-19, 2002, p.1402.

Thammu Achaya: A Humanist to the Core

The Indian Food Industry, Jan – Feb 2003, vol.22, no.1, p.8.

High Stakes in Agro Research, Resisting the push

Economic & Political Weekly, Aug.23-29, 2003, vol.XXXVIII, no.34, p.3537

Crick, Watson & DNA. A personal Salute

Economic & Political Weekly, Dec.27, 2003, p.5338.

The Promise and Problems of Today’s Biology and Biotechnology & their Applications

Durgabai Deshmukh Memorial Lecture 2003. Council for Social Development & India International Centre.

Why Communal Harmony ? To save ‘Apna Watan’

Freedom First, April-June 2004, p.31.

A Reassessment of the Contributions of Jawaharlal Nehru to Science

Nehru Revisited, edited by M V Kamath, 2003, p.16.

Ethical issues in modern biological technologies. Review article

Reproductive Biomedicine on Line, Sept.2003, vol.7, no.3, pp.270-285.

Press release on the subject of Marketing of the Genetically Engineered, Monsanto-Mahyco Bt Cotton, March 27, 2002

Press release, March 27, 2002.

Communicating science and its spirit : what, why and how

3rd International Conference for Science Communication, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 10 – 14, 2005. Man and Development, 2006, Vol. XXVIII (1), pp 125-138.

Memoirs of RRLH

Sixty Years of Service to the Nation 1944-2004, IICT, Hyderabad, pp 1-3.

An agenda for the nation

North South Foundation Review-2004, p.2 North South Foundation, 2 Marissa Court, Burr Ridge, IL 60527).

Optimally utilizing the gene pool in India

North South Foundation Review-003, p.2 (North South Foundation, 2 Marissa Court, Burr Ridge, IL 60527).

Science, Spirituality & “Secularism”

“Secularism” Combat, Sept.2004, vol.2, no.9, pp.3-6.

Real Battle?

Biospectrum, Nov.2004, p.6.

TDP Vijay Bheri

Letter to The Hindu, March 15, 2004.

Message for a Symposium on Role of Functional Food in Health & Disease, 24th & 25th April 2000

Symposium on Role of Functional Food in Health & Disease, 24th & 25th April 2000, organised by NIN, Hyderabad. P M Bhargava.

Remembering Prof. Martin Pollock, FRS: A message to University of Edinburgh

A message to University of Edinburgh, June 13, 2000.

Today’s Biology & Biotechnology & their applications

Shri J Chokka Rao Memorial Lecture 2002.

Viewing a Reviewer

Current Science, 1999, Vol.76, pp.125-126.

Preface to The Book by M. Innaiah in Telugu on Irrational Systems

Preface to The Book by M. Innaiah in Telugu on Irrational Systems.

Options before the President

Letter to The Hindu, March 9, 1998.

An Opportunity Lost

Letter to The Hindu, July 8, 1998.

Fallacy of Today’s Concepts of Majority & Minority

Alpjan, Vol. IV, no. 3, April-June 2004, pp.17-18.

Foreword to the book, “My first sixty years: A Voyage on Thorns and Roses”

Foreword to the book, “My first sixty years: A Voyage on Thorns and Roses”, by V V Swamy

The role of the State in the process of secularization

Alpjan, 2004 (Oct-Dec), Vol.5 (1), pp 5-6.

Comments during the First International Conference on “Ethics, Science and Moral Philosophy of Assisted Human Reproduction, at The Royal Society, London, 30 Sept.- 1 Oct. 2004

Proceedings of the Symposium, published in Reproductive Biomedicine Online.

Father of modern biology (a tribute to Francis Crick following his death)

Sunday Express, August 8, 2004, p.19.

Presidents Note

BREAD Review 2003-2004, p.1

History of the Creation of the Exhibition on The Method of Science

In “Vandalization of a Work of Art and Science”, Ed. B. Premanand. Published by B. Premanand, 11/7, Chettipalyam Road, Podanur-641 023 , TN (India) (for Geedee Medical Aids). pp.1-18.

Contents of a brochure brought out at the time of the opening of the Exhibition on The Method of Science in Hyderabad on 16th November 1984, including a summary of the contents of the Exhibition

In “Vandalization of a Work of Art and Science”, Ed. B. Premanand. Published by B. Premanand, 11/7, Chettipalyam Road, Podanur-641 023 , TN (India) (for Geedee Medical Aids) (mentioned in 400), pp. 875-890.

Sixteen verses

In “Vision of the XX Century”. M F Husain and P.M. Bhargava. Published by Cinema Ghar, Hyderabad, 2005.

On the critical assessment of the impact of European Union Tissue and Cell Directive

Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 2005, Vol.11(2), p.161.

Social Dimensions of Science & Technology Education in Contemporary India

In “Science in India: Past and Present”. Ed. B.N. Subbarayappa. Popular Prakasam and Nehru Centre, Bombay, 2007, pp.314-349 (26 pages).

Some facts for Mr. Jethmalani

Asian Age, 8-7-2005, Edit page (p.6); Deccan Chronicle, 9-7-2005.

The social, moral, ethical, legal and political implications of today’s biological technologies: an Indian point of view

Biotechnology Journal, 2006, 1, 34-46.

To my friends in the Government and in the Naxalites and Maoist movements

Andhra Jyoti, 3rd Nov.2005, p.4.

Complaints? Queries?

Letter to the Editor, Deccan Chronicle, 15th Sept.2006, p.16.

Take fees factor into account (Letter)

BioSpectrum, Feb.2006, Vol.4, p.6.

Leveraging new traditional wealth to make India a knowledge-based society

In “Traditional Knowledge Systems of India and Sri Lanka”, A.V. Balasubramanian and T.D. Nirmala Das (Editors). Compus Series on World- views and Sciences, No.5, Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems, Chennai, Sept. 2006, pp..239-248.

Sins of the clergy: Priests tend to cling to the past

The Tribune, 2 Jan. 2006.

Letter regarding NKC

Education World, Jan. 2006, p.10.

How to make India a knowledge-based society

FUTURES, 2007, Vol.39, Issue no.8 (October) pp.997-1007.

Building on history: making India a knowledge-based society

Invited write-up for World Peace Forum, Rhodes, Greece, 27 Sept -7 Oct. 2006. (Manuscript available).

Yashpal as I remember

In Souvenir on his 80th birthday brought out by National Centre for Science Communication, Vidnyan Bhavan, V.N. Purav Marg, Sion-Chunnabhatti, Mumbai-400 022, 2006, p..20.

Role of knowledge in achieving food security in India

In Food and Water Security, V. Ashwathanarayana, Ed. Taylor and Francis, London, 2008, pp..237-241.

Review of Ashok Parthasarathi’s book, “Technology at the Core: Science and Technology with Indira Gandhi”

Mainstream, April 17, 2007, Vol.XLV (16), pp..23-24.

Must India be the Golden Goose for Foreign Education Providers

Edu-Care, 2007, 11(1), pp..2-8. (Also published in Hindi in Sandarbh, by Peoples News Network).

Revamping Higher Education

Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.42(9), 21-7-07 to 27-7-07, pp.3060-3063.

Probing Misconduct. Letter to Editor regarding Kundu’s self-plagiarism case

Current Science, 2007, Vol.93 (2), p.121.

The truth about Lalji Singh

In Souvenir released on his 60th birthday (5th July 2007), pp.29.

The cancer of affiliated colleges: Higher education doesn’t need them

The Tribune, 2nd August 2007.

Centenary of Independence: The dream education scenario

in a special supplement of The Tribune, titled, “India at 60”, brought out on 15th August 2007, p.8.

Plant-based pharmacopoeia and biotechnology

In “Fast Forward: The future of India’s creativity”, Asian Heritage Foundation (C-52, South Extension II, New Delhi – 110 049), pp.531-539.

Message by P.M. Bhargava for the Souvenir of World Anaesthetic Day Celebrations

Indian Society of Anesthesiology, City Branch, Hyderabad, p.8.

Letter to the Editor on “Science, Religion and Society”, National Council of Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) Newsletter

National Council of Science & Technology Communication (NCSTC) Newsletter, October 2007, Vol.19 (7), p.28.

Interview of Dr. Bhargava by G. Mahesh

In “Integrated Rural Development. Science and Technology. The Road Ahead” (Inaugural and Plenary Session Interviews, 93rd Indian Science Congress, Hyderabad, 2006. Published by National Institute of Science Communication and Information Research (NISCAIR), New Delhi-110 012; 2006.

Theme address to AMSB Seminar on “Knowledge management – A force multiplier for the armed forces.”

In the proceedings of the seminar held on 14-15 Nov.2007, at Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad. pp.XV-XXI.

Knowledge for national development

In “Perspectives on Education and Development: Revisiting Education Commission and After”. Ed. Ved Prakash and K. Biswal. National University of Educational Planning and Administration. Shipra Publications, 115-A, Vikas Marg, Shakarpur, New Delhi-110 092.

Agricultural Security: How to attain it

Social Change, 2008, Vol.38 (1), pp.1-30. Also published in Souvenir of one-day seminar on “Biofuels and Agricultural Industries in A.P. Opportunities and Challenges”, held at Federation House, Hyderabad, on 3rd May 2006.

The flip side of National Biotechnology Policy

BioSpectrum, February 2008, pp.32-34.

Letter to Editor on Energy Plantations

Down to Earth, 15th January 2008, pp.4-5.

Imprints of India

Paintings by M.F.Husain. Text by P.M. Bhargava. (XI Art Gallery, P.O. Box 28861, Dubai (UAE Villa.no.1023, Al Wasi Road, Al Manara).

Foreword for the booklet, “Scholars’ Home 2007”

Published by BREAD in April 2007. p.1.

Our expectations from the police

The Tribune, 14th Jan. 2008.

Inaugural talk by Dr. P.M. Bhargava on National Knowledge Commission (NKC)

In Workshop on Issues before the NKC, held at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, on 17-18th August 2006. Printed in the Report on the Workshop.

Harvard at Dhankanal (on foreign education providers in India)

Outlook, 6th November 2006, p.55.

PMB Memoir, Vol. VIII, Feb 22, 1998-2008