All posts by Akshat

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Knowingly poisoning its own people
February 7, 2013, 3 Comments

India’s response to the ill-effects of a toxic pesticide has been slow and inadequate Endosulfan, a pesticide, has bee ...

Harsha Bhogle at Oxford
August 15, 2011, 7 Comments

After a sandwich lunch this afternoon, I had the pleasure of hearing a man I have long admired – Harsha Bhogle. He ...

Terrorism is not going to stop because of your cuss words
July 16, 2011, Comments Off

As much as anyone else, I am frustrated with the repeated terrorist attacks on Mumbai. The latest happened a few days ag ...

Einstein and God. Let’s put this behind us shall we?
July 9, 2011, 2 Comments

I write this in response to all those who quote Einstein when they are faced with a science v/s religion dilemma. Misquo ...

Public attitude to science
Indian Public’s Attitude to Science?
May 21, 2011, 1 Comment

The UK public values science and is interested in finding out about it, with two-thirds agreeing that knowing about scie ...

Indian Science in the Media
April 19, 2011, 42 Comments

Just a few days ago I finished a book that was supposed to show ‘how Indian science is taking over the world’ ...

My journey through the Geek Nation – III
April 18, 2011, 3 Comments

I am reading Angela Saini’s Geek Nation and this is a post in continuance of my previous posts where I discuss ...

My journey through the Geek Nation – II
April 17, 2011, 1 Comment

I am reading Angela Saini’s recently published book Geek Nation. While I read it, I will share with you what I find to ...

My journey through the Geek Nation – I
April 16, 2011, 24 Comments

I am reading Angela Saini’s recently published book Geek Nation. The book description on Amazon reads: India: it&# ...

Chalta hai? Kyun chalta hai bhai?
January 20, 2011, 1 Comment

This is a guest post by Deeksha Sharma Our public places such as railway stations and bus-stands come close to looking l ...