Avinash Subramaniam

Measuring Earthquakes

In 1935, Charles Richter and Beno Gutenberg developed the Richter scale.

21 January 2010
Street-smart Tweeter

Nobody’s been tweeting for decades. But here’s how you can avoid looking like someone who picked it up only yesterday.

20 January 2010
Google’s Super Phone

Apple cannot afford to keep quiet about this. This is going to be fun.

13 January 2010
The Smart Tweeter

To tweet is easy, but to influence opinion on Twitter is not. Here’s how you can avoid getting lost.

13 January 2010
Cracking the Maze

Using a web directory or a search engine is less complicated than we make it out to be.

06 January 2010
Political Sex Scandals

In all likelihood, this is the last we’ll see of ND Tiwari, but not his kind of debauchery.

30 December 2009
The Searchers

All of us trawl the web for the important and the improbable. Soon, maybe, how you search may become an essential skill.

30 December 2009
Christmas Day

Isaac Newton proposed that the date was selected to correspond with winter solstice

23 December 2009
Deliverance from email

Five things that Gmail and other email providers can do to help those who are too lazy or too busy to manage their inboxes better.

22 December 2009
Breakaway States

From 22 states when the Indian republic was born, the count will go up to 29 if Telangana is carved out of Andhra. A one-minute guide to the new states of India.

17 December 2009


Shylashri Shankar

Shylashri Shankar is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

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. Views are personal

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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