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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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Voices
Art of Living Politically Well

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

26 June 2009
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Science
Mathematics and the Mob

A new movie on an extraordinary figure from antiquity focuses on a female mathematician

25 June 2009
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Books
A Bible on Hinduism

Hinduism as we know it was a British creation. DN Jha reveals a few home truths

25 June 2009
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World
Those Swine in the West

Anything they breed has had its own global emergency. Could that be why we’ve been spared a goat flu scare?

23 June 2009
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India
Winning War, Losing Peace

Rahul Gandhi’s first ever full-fledged press conference reveals something about his leadership that’s worrying

23 June 2009
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India
An Illiterate Civilisation?

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?

22 June 2009
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Science
The Sound of Laughter

New research traces how laughter would have first sounded among primates

17 June 2009
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Science
Science of Hype

Three great stories come together in the find of a fossil primate. Of these the media spin is the most extraordinary

16 June 2009
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Science
Polls are Child’s Play

Research on polling choices suggests appearance counts far more than substance

15 June 2009
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Science
Learning Language

Scientists studying bird songs have come up with observations that suggest there is no separating nurture from nature

15 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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