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Do we really know what is meant by scientific temper?

A geologist pinged me today to ask, “Nehru studied geology at Cambridge University … I wonder how much he used his science in office?” I’m not great with history, but I know many fellow Indians are aware that “to develop … Continue reading

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This is where I come from

This year is my fifth living abroad, which means I’ve spent a fifth of my life not in India. Although I may never forget my Indian roots, not living there means I am not constantly faced with the life I … Continue reading

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Deaths due to terrorism

‘Terror kills, but panic later not proportional to actual danger’ read the headline of an article in the Times of India after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The statistics displayed at the bottom of the article sparked a conversation amongst my friends … Continue reading

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A comparison of chemical engineering schools around the world

A recently published article in Current Science contains a scientometric analysis of chemical engineering publications globally with a focus on Indian schools. In it features my alma mater, the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (ICT-M). Chetan Mahajan does a quick … Continue reading

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