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.
The 1950 Nobel Laureate for Literature finds his true home in a Greek comic book that details the quest for the very foundation of maths
Scientists in Switzerland have embarked on an ambitious plan to reverse engineer the human brain, molecule by molecule
The red veins on this petunia are human. This transgenic plant has been created by fusing proteins from both a plant and from artist Eduardo Kac
The tiny zebrafish has already revealed the secret of human colouring, and is unveiling information on cancer and heart disease
Manmohan Singh has returned as Prime Minister with a renewed mandate but his challenges are larger than before
Rowdy scenes recently witnessed in the northwestern state are pointers to trends that actually offer hope for the future
Ninety years ago, observations made during a total solar eclipse overturned our view of the world
Kuki awaits news that might finally grant him his freedom—in part thanks to the daughter of a man he allegedly killed
Dreams have a habit of dissolving under scrutiny. Which other city can boast of Bal Thackeray as its patron saint? Mumbai always succumbs to chauvinism, unfailingly. It’s its defining feature
If we have free will then so do the most basic constituents of matter. We do not live in a clockwork universe where everything is determined
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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