Updated: August 15, 2021 12:56:20 am
FOR SOME of us, the idea of “Gandhian engineering” might come as a bit of an oddity, but noted scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, former director-general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, and a national research professor,
believes that there are two principles that connect to this concept.
One, that there is enough for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed. Secondly, the benefits of science must reach all.
Mashelkar was a speaker at the first session of the ‘Anil Dharker Literature Live! Independence Lectures’, organised by Literature Live! on Saturday. He was in conversation with Dr Jahnavi Phalkey, founding director of the Science Gallery, Bengaluru. Mashelkar spoke about his humble beginnings to how he became known as “Patentkar” for his keenness in reducing patent illiteracy.
This is the eighth edition of the annual lecture series by arts and culture festival Literature Live!, which was founded by the late Anil Dharker in 2010. Dharker, a noted journalist and writer, passed away earlier this year.
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