All posts by Akshat

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 on Terrorism is not going to stop because of your cuss words

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 ...

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 ...