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VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Democracy, Science, Cricket, Bollywood

How pop culture failed us in the times of coronavirus

What sustains us as a society is four ideas or four truths. These are Bollywood, cricket, science and democracy. All four have failed us in Covid times.

VARIETY

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Literature, Science, Migrant labourers, Coronavirus pandemic

How the Covid story must be retold

The virus seems to be both a literary and scientific disaster which we need to re-read and invent in the years to come.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Commerce, Science, Narendra Modi, Jamiaprotests

As Modi magic fades, it is time to heed to young voices on CAA

A new generation of student leaders objected to the exclusion of Muslims from the CAA. They were a new citizenry showing empathy and cosmopolitanism that the BJP does not comprehend.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Commerce, Science, University, Schooleducation

Dilemma of deciding a life-long career at the school level

Students are compelled to make career choices in school that are likely to stay with them for a significant part of their lives. But do they have adequate information to make such choices at that level?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Indianeconomy, BJP, Shiv Sena, Politics

Why a second look at science is needed to understand politics

Many scientists do not equate scientific concern with national interest.

SCI-TECH

 |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal, Technology, AI

Why Budget 2019 is an exciting one for science and technology

Apart from bringing the biggest allocation for defence, Budget 2019 also brings the largest investments in science and technology.

SCI-TECH

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Science, Investment, India, Artificial Intelligence

Why India must invest more in developing Artificial Intelligence

China, in particular, is pumping massive investments to achieve global leadership in AI, and hopes to invest up to 150 billion dollars by 2030.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Technology, Science, Sushrut, Aryabhatta

Why India needs to answer Needham's Grand Question

It will help us understand why we fell behind Western countries in science and technology.

SCI-TECH

 |  Quantum Leap  |  3-minute read
Technology, Shopping malls, Street theatre, Science

How we can take science to more people

Can shopping malls be also used to promote science by researchers who work with societal problems?

SCI-TECH

 |  5-minute read
Couch potatoes, Research, Science, Survival of the lazy

There is no shame in being lazy. New study suggests laziness may be the key to survival

What's the point of having comfy couches if there ain't enough couch potatoes?