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'Why and how did science in India stagnate?'

'The debate between mythology and "rational" science in India is at least as old as Aryabhata and Brahmagupta and, to this day, has not been resolved in the Indian popular thinking on science.'......

'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.''Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.''Some Indians take the extreme view......

'Rainfall is one of the hardest things to predict'

'Temperature and wind can be predicted more easily than rainfall.' 'Rainfall, as common experience suggests, is very spotty.''The last bit of physics required that tells us whether it is going to......

'We are more interested in the monsoon than anyone else in the world'

'It affects our economy, it is very important in many ways.''So we have to be the foremost experts in the world on the monsoon.''But the best minds in India have not devoted their time to the study......

The Power of Assured Indian Innovation

Can we make high speed 4G Internet available at 10 cents per GB, and make all voice calls free of cost -- that too in a large and diverse country like India? Can we make high-quality but simple......

10 things to know about Gita Gopinath, IMF's new chief economist

On October 1 Indian-American Gita Gopinath was appointed chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Announcing her appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde hailed the......

Rajan heads back to Chicago Booth School, to teach global corp finance

Having returned to his "ultimate home", former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has resumed his role as 'Distinguished Service Professor of Finance' at the University of Chicago Booth......

Indra Nooyi becomes 'most generous graduate' of Yale

Indra Nooyi joins several prominent persons of Indian-origin who have donated generously to US universities.   The prestigious Yale School of Management will name its deanship in honour of......

Most influential people in the world of business

ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have found a place in Time magazine’s ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ in the world. Image: Chanda Kochchar among......

Ratan Tata among American Academy Fellows

One of India's leading industrialist and two Indian American researchers have been elected as members of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata......

When Satyajit Ray got UPSET

There is a world that Satyajit Ray created in his films that I wanted to be a part of -- as Durga bathed in the rain to Ravi Shankar's music; when Charulata sat on the swing regretting she never......

Golden Globes: Black Lives Matter!

'Stories can change people.''But there's a story we have been afraid to see and hear about ourselves in this industry.''A story about which voices we respect and elevate, and which we tune......

Sean Connery's 10 Landmark Roles

Diamonds are Forever. So is Sean Connery. Bond. James Bond. To have the world's best-known introduction to your credit. To play a character so indelibly that half a dozen actors try and cannot......

What made the Oscars SO DIFFERENT this year

The 91st Annual Academy Awards was anything but boring, feels Aseem Chhabra. IMAGE: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Mahershala Ali hold up their Oscars. Photograph: Frazer......

SHOCKING night at the Golden Globes!

Why were two of 2018's critically panned films awarded?! exclaims Aseem Chhabra. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters It was a shocking night. Most observers seemed beyond surprised when the......

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