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Shubhda Chaudhary

Book Review | Jingoistic war fantasy presented as speculative fiction

The novel also throws a unique geopolitical situation into the mix

20 Apr 2024 12:41 PM

Book Review: Celebrity grief memoir feeds into trauma industry

The book delves into scientific explanations of pain, misidentification of physical body, mind and character, the path to enlightenment,

17 Feb 2024 1:33 PM

Book Review | A Wounded Woman Speaks, a Bit too Artlessly

In her memoir Kundu employs a poetic monologue to bust the prison of her memories where she had been held hostage for long

15 Oct 2023 2:36 AM

Book Celebrating Jogathi Hero Cuts Corners

The book, From Manjunath to Manjamma, has been written by Harsha Bhat, a journalist and former senior sub-editor of Swarajya

01 Oct 2023 12:00 AM

Book Review | Why India forgot Syud Hossain, its first ambassador to Cairo

For those seeking to understand the context of the Khilafat Movement, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, look no further.

13 Aug 2023 12:05 AM


Book Review | When Oman ruled Indian Ocean and how Dar es Salaam copied Bombay

This book is an important contribution for those who want to understand slave trade in the Indian Ocean.

16 Jul 2023 12:30 AM

Our strange universe

It is generally assumed that the subject of astronomy has grown to its present form by a systematic process of theorising by a few visionaries and finding by keen observers. The reality is otherwise.

21 Oct 2016 12:05 AM

Difficult problems, simple solutions

The Akbar-Birbal stories contain some tales of how Birbal solved situational problems by simple methods without breaking any ground rules previously laid down.

15 Sep 2016 12:12 AM

A challenge to ‘smart cities’

Imagine two friends residing in the same city but in different suburbs decide to meet. They are some five-six km away from each other. A in suburb X agrees to visit B in suburb Y.

20 Aug 2016 12:48 AM

Are we serious about Clean India

A verse in the Bhagvad Gita says the common man tries to emulate the actions of leaders of society. If he sees a certain kind of behaviour practised by these leaders he follows it.

26 Jul 2016 1:15 AM


When some are more equal than others

The Air India plane at Heathrow was on time and boarding had begun. As per my boarding pass I had occupied my seat in business class. The stewardess had served a welcome drink.

02 Jun 2016 11:18 PM

Raja Jai Singh and his zij

Zij astronomy made its debut in India under the patronage of King Firoz Shah Tughlaq who ruled Delhi from 1351 to 1388.

04 May 2016 11:04 PM

How science demolishes ego

The history of mankind is full of instances where important sections of society expressed views that we humans on the Earth are the most important part of this universe.

13 Apr 2016 12:09 AM

Why science needs journalism

Sage Narada from Hindu mythology may be considered the father of journalism. Always on the move, he took special pleasure in conveying to Person A what he considered relevant news for him or her.

16 Mar 2016 7:19 AM

The strange behaviour of gravity

When the falling apple supposedly inspired Isaac Newton to discover the law of gravity, he did not imagine that he had opened a Pandora’s box.

10 Feb 2016 5:33 AM


Cambridge tales

My alma mater, the University of Cambridge in England, celebrated its 800th birthday in the year 2009. A university that old does pick up legends and traditions. Here are some.

12 Jan 2016 11:03 PM

A rebel genius

The year 2015 also happens to be the birth centenary year of Fred Hoyle, arguably the most imaginative astrophysicist of the 20th century.

16 Dec 2015 5:36 AM

The rhyme of reason & logic

There is the story of a door-to-door salesman who encountered a housewife who had studied advanced mathematics.

29 Oct 2015 10:00 PM