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Transnational Narcotics Threat and National Security

The concept of national security, keeps evolving and changing, bringing new threats and challenges, which are transnational in nature and has the innate ability to worsen.

All the Faults of Great Men

All great people have their own faults. But the faults do not make great people. The lessons learnt from them make them great, writes Dr. Charles Lobo

Methaqualone or Mandrax - the wild party drug

Methaqualone is a sedative drug which is sold as Mandrax in some countries and Quaaludes in the US

Education Beyond Classroom Learning

I remember, when I was in class 5 at St Aloysius Higher Primary School, Mangaluru, our Kannada teacher would take us to the playground (then known as ‘Sand Pit’) and take up classes there. As young students, the experience was unique as we were made to sit under a tree for our Kannada lessons.

Forensic Testing of Narcotic Drugs X: Unanticipated Challenge of NPS to Forensic Science

New psychoactive substances are growing at an alarming rate causing a threat to the public health, writes Dr. G. Shreekumar Menon and Dr. Nirmal Krishnan

Forensic Testing of Narcotic Drugs IX: Tramadol or Chill Pills

If consumed regularly in heavy doses, it becomes difficult for the user to quit the drug due to withdrawal symptoms...

Draupadi Murmu - The New ’President of India’

Draupadi Murmu has become the 15th president of India in a historic win that has seen a politician from an indigenous community take the country’s highest elective office for the first time.

Tribute to Veteran Hockey Star Elvera Britto

Elevera Britto was the famed captain of the national team in the ’60s and was presented the Arjuna Award’ in 1965.

Forensic Testing of Narcotic Drugs VIII: Rohypnol The Date-Rape Drug

Rohypnol is banned in India but it is available in the grey markets, as also on the Darknet, hence a big challenge for enforcement agencies...

Ketamine Or Pony Medicine Or Kit-Kat

India is a big producer of Ketamine, as also organic and synthetic licit opiate/psychotropic pharmaceuticals...

Corruption Unlimited

Prof. Narendra Nayak recounts his encounters with the corrupt

Forensic Testing Of Drugs-VI: MDMA or ECSTASY

The greatest mistake in life is to get addicted to drugs – becoming a prisoner of ecstasy and hallucination, and less of a man...

Forensic Testing Of Drugs-V: Methamphetamine - Breaking Bad

The main problem with detection of this chemical is that there are chances of false positive tests...

Forensic Testing of Drugs IV: Cocaine The Horror of the Whiteness

Cocaine use is referred to as “King’s habit”, hence affordable only by film stars, fashion models and super-rich people.

Forensic Testing of Drugs III: Lethal Horrors of Heroin Gods Own Medicine

Heroin continues to be the drug of choice for many drug abusers and putting an end to one of the most abused chemicals in the world, remains a distant dream.