All posts by Vipul

Peter Thiel’s 20 under 20 program
June 12, 2011, Comments Off

Peter Thiel's 20 under 20 program gives $100,000 scholarships to students to stop out of college and pursue their scienc ...

The decade of biology?
December 23, 2010, Comments Off

The last fifteen years have seen a tremendous growth in telecommunications, particularly the Internet and mobile telepho ...

Open notebook science
December 23, 2010, 2 Comments

Akshat recently blogged about science blogging as a new frontier in communicating science to the public (including both ...

The other Salman Khan — educational entrepreneur
November 15, 2010, 3 Comments

Educational entrepreneur Salman Khan has put up 1800+ educational videos on a wide range of academic subjects. Khan is o ...

Women in STEM fields
October 16, 2010, 2 Comments

Women are under-represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Why should it matter? Wh ...

A reply to “not so meritorious”
August 20, 2010, 5 Comments

Co-blogger Ruchira blogs at length about caste, reservations and “merit” — or the purported illusion t ...

Indian research and brain drain
August 20, 2010, 26 Comments

In this blog post, I consider the question: Why do many of the best Indian researchers (in the sciences, social sciences ...