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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 maharaja who gave his people museums

The collector king Sayajirao Gaekwad III, who lived a century ago, put together a fantastic world of Indian and European art for his subjects. IMAGE: Baroda's Sayajirao Gaekwad III ruled......

Crafted with care

Out of strength, sometimes, comes sweetness. Nine years ago, when Ikea, the Swedish furniture company, was being challenged over the use of child labour, its executives decided that instead of......

Patentman fights for India

Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is used to being wooed. So he is fairly casual about the 26 invites to join the boards of companies that he has received since he handed over the reins as head of the......

Sir Timothy, inventor of World Wide Web

A long time ago, in a world where George Michael was still considered cool and being gay implied you were happy about something, a man called Timothy John Berners-Lee decided to change the face of......

BAFTA 2021: Priyanka, Nick look stunning

The 75th British Academy of Film and Television Arts -- the BAFTAS -- were held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, April 11. Priyanka Chopra was one of the first presenters of the night......

It's a sweep for 1917 at Baftas!

IMAGE: Callum McDougall, Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Jayne-Ann Tenggren with their awards for Outstanding British Film for 1917. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Sam......

Can Mumbai's landmark theatres survive?

'If we keep losing such institutions, we will soon become a city and culture of short-term memory.''Nothing to remind us of the years gone by and eventually with nothing to remember.'Ranjita......

The Favourite is the favourite at BAFTAs

Yorgos Lanthimos's royal drama has 12 nominations! IMAGE: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in The Favourite. British royal drama The Favourite earned an astonishing 12 nominations for......

James Bond actor, Roger Moore passes away

British actor Roger Moore, best known for his role as James Bond in films, passed away today in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. The family said that they will hold a......

'Kohli is hungry for improvement'

'He is a great player. He continues to improve and get better' IMAGE: Gary Kirsten, who coached India from 2008-11, is once again working with Virat Kohli as assistant coach of the Royal......

Can Australia win ICC World Cup in 2019?

Kirsten sees recovering Australia as genuine World Cup contenders IMAGE: Can Australia defend the title they won on home soil three years ago? Photograph: CA/Twitter Australia may still be......

'Fletcher should get credit for Indian cricket's smooth transition'

'Duncan Fletcher and Mahendra Singh Dhoni played a huge role in creating an environment for young players to thrive' IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Duncan Fletcher. Photograph: Michael......

'I am still not ready for international cricket'

One thing that frustrates a sportsperson the most is sitting out of the game due to injury. India's pace spearhead Zaheer Khan has often been in that situation. The left-armer had to return from......

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