Kumar Abishek

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India's Forever Debt To Bhabha, Sarabhai

India's Forever Debt To Bhabha, Sarabhai

Rediff.com22 Feb 2022

Dr Bhabha and Dr Sarabhai didn't feel guilty for their ambitions; it was for those 'mad scientists' that India is a powerhouse -- both at the atomic level and in the vastness of space, observes Kumar Abishek.

Can Earth Avoid Killer Space Rocks?

Can Earth Avoid Killer Space Rocks?

Rediff.com20 Jan 2022

Stephen Hawking, in his final book Brief Answers to the Big Questions, considered an asteroid collision to be the biggest threat to the planet. At this point, we are as well prepared as dinosaurs were when a 10-km wide asteroid hit the planet 65 million years ago, notes Kumar Abishek.

In Space, On a Joyride

In Space, On a Joyride

Rediff.com10 Jul 2021

Will space tourism with a niche market of serving only the uber-rich ever be profitable, asks Kumar Abishek.

Is there Life Out There?

Is there Life Out There?

Rediff.com31 Oct 2020

The presence of phosphine in Venus's thick atmosphere has revived the age-old question: Are we alone?

Is your brain connected to Wi-Fi?

Is your brain connected to Wi-Fi?

Rediff.com17 Oct 2020

Imagine a world in which a human only thinks, and a robot cooks the whole meal.

How To Win An Oscar

How To Win An Oscar

Rediff.com4 Feb 2020

Joaquin Phoneix (Joker) and Renne Zellweger (Judy) should keep their fingers crossed, says Kumar Abishek.

How India can get ahead in the space race

How India can get ahead in the space race

Rediff.com16 Jan 2020

Chandrayaan-3's success is a must for India's space ambitions; we can't afford to lose out. And for realising our space dreams, the Indian private sector must be encouraged because if we lose this race, the moon, Mars, and mineral-rich asteroids will already be crowded before we reach there.