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Hartosh Singh Bal

Hartosh Singh Bal turned from the difficulty of doing mathematics to the ease of writing on politics. Unlike mathematics all this requires is being less wrong than most others who dwell on the subject.

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Science
Milky Way

The ability to digest milk as an adult seems to have evolved just about 7,500 years ago in central Europe

02 September 2009
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Science
Zoom to the Future

Galileo Galilei turned his telescope to the stars 400 years ago. No single moment has had a greater impact on our view of the world

27 August 2009
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Books
The ‘If Only’ History of India

Jaswant Singh cites Gokhale to sell Jinnah as ‘an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity’. So, Hitler was a painter, right?

27 August 2009
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Arts & Letters
The Death of Ideology

Why is it that since 1992, despite umpteen changes of government in India and several different Prime Ministers of every ilk—left, right and centre—it feels as if we have had the same government in power for 17 years?

27 August 2009
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Science
Hidden Portals

Platform 9¾ from the Potter books may still elude us Muggles, but scientists are working on a circuitous route that may yet get us there

20 August 2009
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Voices
Making a Shikhandi of Jaswant’s Jinnah

The unceremonious expulsion of this last survivor of the Vajpayee era smacks of a BJP desperate to shirk the blame for its poll debacle.

20 August 2009
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Voices
Why the BJP Loves Jinnah

What’s with the BJP’s obsession with Jinnah? First LK Advani and now Jaswant Singh have gone out on a limb to say something charitable about the man.

18 August 2009
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Science
Taking the Pain out of Itching

Scientists have been able to use a neurotoxin to reduce the urge to scratch in mice

12 August 2009
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India
Manmohan’s India

It’s a question India’s Prime Minister asked a long time ago when he first embarked on his political journey. Now, in his latest effort to lead the country in keeping with his long-term vision, he may well want to ask it again: who fails if India wins?

06 August 2009
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Science
Sex Play

Among butterflies the sexual struggle can lead to linked traits that benefit males and harm females

05 August 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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