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.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the latest phenomenon in Indian politics. His brand of spirituality doesn’t cater to the mass market, as Baba Ramdev’s does
A new movie on an extraordinary figure from antiquity focuses on a female mathematician
Hinduism as we know it was a British creation. DN Jha reveals a few home truths
Anything they breed has had its own global emergency. Could that be why we’ve been spared a goat flu scare?
Rahul Gandhi’s first ever full-fledged press conference reveals something about his leadership that’s worrying
Rarely do academic quarrels enter popular discourse. But the latest battle has thrown up a gripping controversy. Could the people of Indus Valley read and write?
New research traces how laughter would have first sounded among primates
Three great stories come together in the find of a fossil primate. Of these the media spin is the most extraordinary
Research on polling choices suggests appearance counts far more than substance
Scientists studying bird songs have come up with observations that suggest there is no separating nurture from nature
CELESTIAL HEROISM IS a bestseller, unless it is badly made. In it merges great survivor dramas and the romance of breaching the boundaries of human…
Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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 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 is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.
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