A Matter of Genius

CP Rajendran

Scientist CNR Rao always found a way out of adversity

Mahan Mj: God’s Geometer

He has one foot in the spiritual world as a Ramakrishna Mission monk and another in Mathematics

Pratap Bhanu Mehta: Argue or Be Damned

President of the Centre for Policy Research, Prata Bhanu Mehta has no qualms speaking his mind about the Modi Government's trampling of civil liberties

3D Print Your Heart

New research succeeds in bioprinting heart, arteries and brains for the first time

The epic riddle of dating Ramayana, Mahabharata

The dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata is a project that attracts intense debate as passionate pursuers apply new techniques to look for answers

Documentary Dictatorship

Shame: the Nehru Papers are still inaccessible to most Indian scholars and researchers

Tall Tales

Men are 11 centimetres taller than they were 100 years ago

History is in the Telling

Dalrymple’s book is well researched, but that still doesn’t mean we take his account at face value

The Constant Writer

Ramachandra Guha on the thrills of research, the insecurity of academics and their love of jargon, and why he doesn’t take holidays

Gulp! They were Big

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?


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