Jayant V. Narlikar

Jayanti V. Narlikar

Jayanti V. Narlikar

Jayant V. Narlikar

Of God and cheeky geeks

Science is serious business! To the outsider, scientists are a body of people who are dedicated to their research and know how to go about it.

Imagination is limited, not physics

Science prides itself on the successes its theories have in predicting the outcome of events in the laboratory or in nature.

The eccentric geniuses

Mathematicians are supposed to be very precise and logical in their work. That they are, but how do they feature in everyday life outside their work? Here are some illustrative anecdotes.

Strange tales of the stars

Patrick Moore, well known for his astronomy popularisation programmes, had the longest monthly TV series on the BBC called Sky at Night, which ran from 1958 till 2012. Naturally, he had a number of stories to tell. Here are some of them.

Speakers Anonymous

In January this year there was a special meet in a town in northern Maharashtra to celebrate the 900th birthday of the Indian mathematician Bhaskaracharya. According to records, his birth place was near Chalisgaon, although like many historical events in our country, lack of proper records makes this claim subject to controversy.

There was a news report not so long ago that ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics), an international organisation and part of the CGIAR (Consultative Group on Inte

Good governance seems to be all about seeking coherence through confusion.