Shame: the Nehru Papers are still inaccessible to most Indian scholars and researchers
Ramachandra Guha on the thrills of research, the insecurity of academics and their love of jargon, and why he doesn’t take holidays
Elephants need to eat for 18 hours a day. Large dinosaurs would need to have eaten for 30 hours a day. How then did they manage to get so big?
Author Shankar Vedantam on the mental prejudice-graph which kicks in as early as age three, how it influences stock markets and why it turns some into suicide bombers.
Hollywood films increasingly use shot lengths of a particular pattern that best holds our attention.
From Newton to Einstein, understanding gravity has been the holy grail of physics. Professor T Padmanabhan of the Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune, spoke to Open of the work for which he was awarded the 2009 Infosys Prize for the Physical Sciences.