"We will no longer talk of the history of science, we’ll talk of the emergence of India & China" — RA Mashelkar

If India is emerging as a global platform for R&D today, the process began at the NCL, Pune, and the credit goes to RA Mashelkar.

It is not for nothing that he is called the “Warrior of Haldighati”. Dr Raghunath (Ramesh) A Mashelkar, 65, led the challenge against the attempt to patent haldi (turmeric) and basmati (rice variety) and is a passionate campaigner to increase awareness about...

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