Kalpish Ratna

Kalpish Ratna is the author of The Secret Life of Zika Virus (2017) and Synapse (2019)

The Ways of the Coronavirus
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The Ways of the Coronavirus

We may never have met them if we hadn’t threatened their hosts

14 February 2020
(L to R) Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and Garcia d’Orta (1501-1568)
Silence of the Scientists

A recently discovered letter by Galileo offers a clue to the tragic fate that befell the 16th century botanist Garcia d’Orta in Goa and reminds us of the value of freedom

11 October 2018
The fear of the bat
The Myths and Reality About Nipah Virus

The fear of the bat

31 May 2018
Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State

Going viral in India

21 September 2016
The War on Microbes

It is time to call a truce—and get to know the microscopic animals inside the zoo that’s the human body

20 December 2013
Misogyny, Rape and Medicine

Close encounters with doctors

28 September 2013
It’s Raining Rats

A killer disease returns to Mumbai

28 August 2013
Not Quite Polio-free Enough

Why India’s strategy to combat polio is mistaken

01 August 2013
Our Recurring Nightmare

The MERS-CoV virus, closely related to the coronaviruses found in bats, has moved from the Middle East to other parts of the world. The WHO’s Director General calls it her greatest concern

26 June 2013
Cry Rape and Be Noticed

How the Delhi rape has wrought a prurient me-too madness in the media and the average citizen

20 January 2013


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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