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Feb 24, 2017
Maha Shivratri 2017: Shiva is a cultural symbol synthesised from influences over thousands of yearsShiva has been variously visualised, eulogised and internalised. This note brings together some of the popular forms and stories (in no particular order) of he who is the Mahadeva – the greatest of all Gods.
Feb 23, 2017
Exoplanet discovery: Seven Earth-like planets orbiting Trappist-1, but exactly what is an exoplanet?Seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our Galaxy called Trappist-1, revealed Wednesday, are the most recent — and arguably the most spectacular — in a string of exoplanet discoveries going back 20 years.
Dec 26, 2016
'Internet connectivity still out of reach for 950 mn Indians': Assocham-Deloitte studyIndia may have the world's second largest internet user base, but connectivity remains out of reach for nearly 950 million citizens, a report said today
Dec 21, 2016
That extra slice of ham might just worsen your asthma: Here's whyLove to gorge on ham, sausages and salami? Beware, a new study suggests that higher intake of cured and processed meats can worsen asthma symptoms.
Dec 20, 2016
Are Hindus least educated? Pew study has its biases, but report is a necessary joltThe finding by the Pew Research Centre that Hindus are the least educated religious group in the world is surprising not just because of the nature of its findings but also for the fact that it has been accepted eagerly and are being publicised verbatim
Dec 11, 2016
Look back in anger: Rage as a theme has all but disappeared from mainstream Hindi cinemaSurprisingly, rage as an emotion seems to have all but disappeared from Hindi cinema. At a time when anger in society is so high, what explains its absence from Bollywood's offerings?
Nov 27, 2016
Enthiran, 2.0 to Ra.One: Films calling themselves sci-fi may not really belong to the genreScience fiction in Indian cinema is largely innocent fantasy interspersed with babble suggesting current science or technology — be it Rajinikanth's Enthiran and 2.0, or Ra.One and Koi Mil Gaya/Krrish
Nov 16, 2016
MRI can help detect bone marrow cancer, says researchIn a first, researchers have shown that doctors can effectively identify bone marrow cancer (myelofibrosis) using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Oct 27, 2016
Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes banned: Did Chandrababu Naidu's letter plant idea in Narendra Modi's mind?The Rs 13,000 crore worth of disclosures from Hyderabad are a mere tip of the black money iceberg that runs in Andhra Pradesh, and simply demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will not help
Oct 10, 2016
I am politically very naive, says Gita Gopinath, economic advisor to Kerala govtFollowing her appointment, concerns were raised by some Communist leaders about the state government roping in a person who is more into market economy and liberal policies.