Alternative Systems of medicine – homeopathy, Ayurveda, acupuncture, etc are widely practiced across the world, and often promoted by governments. How scientific are they? Which ones should be followed and which ones are bogus? The speaker talks at length, in a very rational talk.
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Pushpa Mittra Bhargava, Dr
Widely regarded as the architect of modern biology and biotechnology in India, Dr Pushpa Mittra Bhargava is currently Chairman of The Medically Aware and Responsible Citizens of Hyderabad, the Sambhavna Trust, Bhopal, and the Basic Research, Education and Development Society (BREAD), New Delhi.
In the past he has been the Founder Director of the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, President of the Society of Biological Chemists of India, President of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences, President of the Society for Scientific Values, and President of the Association for Promotion of DNA Fingerprinting and Other DNA Technologies.
Educated at Varanasi and Lucknow, he obtained his PhD at the age of 21 and since then has produced four books, over 125 major scientific publications and over 400 articles and other write-ups in reputed publications all over the world. He has been advisor to several well-known pharmaceutical and other industries, Chairman of three companies and Member of the Board of many others. He has been a member or Chairman of over 125 major national and international standing committees and has been connected with numerous scientific, social and cultural organisations.
The recipient of over 100 national and international honours and awards including the Padma Bhushan, the Legion d’Honneur and the National Citizens Award (India), Dr. Bhargava has travelled in over 60 countries, delivered over 250 invited lectures in 125 odd foreign institutions, participated in over 100 international meetings and delivered over 1600 invited lectures in India.