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.

Bertrand Russell Superstar

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

13 June 2009
Recreating the Brain

Scientists in Switzerland have embarked on an ambitious plan to reverse engineer the human brain, molecule by molecule

13 June 2009
Transgenic Colours

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

12 June 2009
Making Disease Transparent

The tiny zebrafish has already revealed the secret of human colouring, and is unveiling information on cancer and heart disease

12 June 2009
Shaping a Legacy

Manmohan Singh has returned as Prime Minister with a renewed mandate but his challenges are larger than before

12 June 2009
Punjab Learns to Cope

Rowdy scenes recently witnessed in the northwestern state are pointers to trends that actually offer hope for the future

10 June 2009
Newton Eclipsed

Ninety years ago, observations made during a total solar eclipse overturned our view of the world

09 June 2009
Partial Healing

Kuki awaits news that might finally grant him his freedom—in part thanks to the daughter of a man he allegedly killed

09 June 2009
Its Cosmopolitanism is a Veneer

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

09 June 2009
Far from Elementary

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

08 June 2009


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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