Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
World  /  Published 01.12.20

Cherish what you do

Sunday was Venkatraman Ramakrishnan’s last day as president of the Royal Society, a body set up in 1660 that represents the world’s top scientists. Having done the job in an “honorar...
By Amit Roy in London

Opinion  /  Published 19.12.19

The reign of unreason

There have been many protests against the citizenship (amendment) bill (now Act), and there will be many more. This piece of legislation strikes at the heart of the Constitution, seeking to make India...
By Ramachandra Guha in

India  /  Published 10.12.19

India taking a wrong turn, we’re not Pakistan: Venki

Sir Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate and president of the Royal Society, the prestigious body whose members include the world’s top scientists, has given an exclusive interview to The Telegr...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 03.01.19

Venki set for month-long tour of India

How does India recapture its former glory days of science?This is a question that Nobel Laureate Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan has been pondering as he sets out on a month-long tour of India th...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Pirated! Calcutta 'tribute' to a Nobel laureate

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan won the Nobel in 2009. He was knighted by the Queen in 2012 and was elected president of the Royal Society in December 2015.But Calcutta paid him the ultimate compliment in 20...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 27.01.20

Maths visa magnet

Are you a Srinivasa Ramanujan? If you think you are, Boris Johnson’s government, fast-track visa in hand, would like to welcome you to a privileged life in Britain.The “Global Talent Visa”, whic...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 22.01.19

Amid fake news and myths: Take nobody’s word for it

Nullius in verba. Take nobody’s word for it.If an iteration of the basic tenet of science — and several other pursuits in democratic societies — can never be out of place, contemporary India off...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 22.10.18

Venki’s choice: Mahabharat, Carnatic music

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan chose Carnatic music and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan among his favourite pieces of music and also the Mahabharat over the Bible when the Nobel laureate was a guest on Sunday on Dese...
By Amit Roy in London


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