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Priyanka Pulla

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India
School for Politicians

A civic leadership incubator programme in Bangalore attempts to teach future political leaders skills of governance. Priyanka Pulla attends a session to find out what it takes to educate a politician

11 February 2014
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Living
Our Basic Bug Instinct

Modern diseases such as asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer’s are linked to changes in the hundred trillion odd microbes residing in our bodies. Excessive hygiene, antibiotics and our diets are to blame for these changes

27 December 2013
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Living
Cancer is as Natural as Ageing

Why carcinogens are not as scary as made out to be. A review of a book on the dreaded disease by George Johnson, followed by an interview with him

11 November 2013
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Living
The Battle against Ageing

Early-stage research shows that lifestyle changes and certain chemicals can turn back cellular ageing, but the pill of youth is still many years away

30 October 2013
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Business
Collateral Damage

GM crops can be developed responsibly, as India’s public sector shows, but are anti-Monsanto activists listening?

21 September 2013
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India
Kerala’s Endosulfan Tragedy

Did it really happen? A lesson in how India handles scientific debate

22 May 2013
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Living
Don’t Miss the Woods

…for the trees. A startup called Afforestt shows how

21 April 2013
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Living
Ayurveda: Hoax or Science?

Can this ancient, hidebound system survive the scrutiny of modern medicine?

01 February 2013
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India
Ignobel Indians

Several Indians have collected Ig Nobel prizes over the years, awarded for seemingly ridiculous scientific research

01 April 2012
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Living
Flock Theory and the Synchronies of Nature

What theoretical physics teaches us about the fish and fowl that collectively take our breath away by moving in such elegant formations

23 February 2012

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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