India  /  Published 23.12.18

Torched girl dies, mom reveals chilling call

A college girl whom a stalker had set on fire on an Uttarakhand roadside before calling and taunting her mother died on Sunday morning at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital after a weeklong battle for life...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 16.01.20

Reason the need of the hour: Scientists

The country needs “rational minds” who can reason and have a “scientific temper” in the backdrop of what is “happening in India now”, several scientists said at the inauguration of Bigyan ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.07

The lives and letters of Anandibai Joshi

By Malavika Karlekar

Science  /  Published 30.06.19

Fungi were the first lifeforms on land

Scientists reported recently that they had discovered the oldest known fossils of fungi, a finding that may reshape our understanding of how life first arrived on land from the oceans.Fungi are the in...
By Carl Zimmer

Health  /  Published 17.03.20

'Social distancing worked for me'

Infections and deaths from the new coronavirus continue to spread worldwide, and the World Health Organization has officially declared the outbreak a pandemic. Many people are starting to talk about s...
By Jen Gunter/The New York Times News Service


West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

India lacks freedom of thought: Academic

Science will not flourish in India unless there is freedom of thought, P. Balaram, a former director of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, said in a lecture at Jadavpur University on Thursday...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Education  /  Published 13.08.19

Tech talk: Jobs in certain sectors may remain unaffected by the slowdown

According to a report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), “The growth in emerging economies like Brazil, India, and Russia is expected to slow down to 4.6 per cent in 2019.” There are, ho...
By Santana Fell

Delhi  /  Published 10.04.20

Why are doctors being assaulted?

Several doctors and health workers, at the forefront of the battle against the coronavirus, are reporting an alarming trend: a large number of them are being abused and assaulted by mobs. Ironically t...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.19

What our views on cancer reveal about us

An apocryphal tale dating back to the Soviet era suggests that the dreary speeches of members of the Politburo were usually greeted with thunderous applause. The applause was the audience’s way of e...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.19

Surgical strike against science and scholarship

A term greatly beloved of the Narendra Modi government is ‘surgical strike’. It was first invoked in September 2016, after a cross-border raid undertaken by the Indian army on camps in Pakistan. N...
By Ramachandra Guha


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