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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
Speared by Humans

A study of a 50,000 year old wound suggests a possible reason for the extinction of Neanderthals

28 July 2009
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Science
Detecting Fraud

A fascinating statistical law was brought into play to substantiate claims that the Iran election was rigged

22 July 2009
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Science
Soaking up the Sun

A solar eclipse provides a rare glimpse of the sun’s atmosphere, otherwise difficult to see

15 July 2009
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True Life
A Muse I Have No Use for

He suffers from amusia and can’t tell the difference between the national anthem and Beethoven’s Fifth

14 July 2009
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Science
New Light on Black Holes

The discovery of a midsized black hole may explain how gigantic black holes form in galaxies

08 July 2009
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Books
Missing the Link

Ida, the 47 million-year-old primate fossil unveiled to the public a little over a month ago, was an important discovery. But not for the reasons that this book sets out to establish

08 July 2009
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Voices
What the Left has Lost

The Communists have come in for opprobrium, not because of the middle class’ aspirations, but because they have devalued their own worth

03 July 2009
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India
Dam Worries

Water is a resource Gujarat would have been flooded with had the Narmada project gone by plan. Instead, the state remains parched and farmers watch helplessly as reserves flow out to sea. It’s a story of alarming apathy

02 July 2009
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Science
Darwin’s Finches

The meticulous study of the finches of Galapagos continues to reveal the mechanism by which natural selection operates

01 July 2009
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Science
Taming of the Shrew

Recent genetic research on rats shows the possibility of taming hitherto untamable species

29 June 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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