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Kalpish Ratna

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

Are We Waiting for a Miracle?
Cover Stories
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)
History
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
Health
The Myths and Reality About Nipah Virus

The fear of the bat

31 May 2018
Enemy of the State
Health
Enemy of the State

Going viral in India

21 September 2016
bacteria
Living
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
rape-twofinger
Living
Misogyny, Rape and Medicine

Close encounters with doctors

28 September 2013
raining-rats
Living
It’s Raining Rats

A killer disease returns to Mumbai

28 August 2013
polio2
India
Not Quite Polio-free Enough

Why India’s strategy to combat polio is mistaken

01 August 2013
kalpis-lead
Living
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
India
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

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 nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Maroof Raza

Maroof Raza is consulting editor, strategic affairs, at Times Now and an author

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