Archive

2012

May

3 Fixing the bugs in our brain & Ranbaxy launches new anti-malarial Synriam
2 Do what works and not what’s satisfying

April

28 Guest Post: The story behind Ranbaxy’s new drug & Bounty Hunter (Foto Fridays)
26 Has India’s new anti-malarial drug really been ‘indigenously’ developed?
22 Sparking Young Minds
21 On Speaking
17 How does epigenetics shape life? & Orwellian gobbledygook
15 On being creative
12 Oral cancer in India: Chewed Out
11 It’s not just about 10,000 hours
10 A smart excuse to not put in the effort
6 The Ivory Tower (Foto Fridays)
1 Willpower and glucose

March

30 On our digital lives
28 The fear of mediocrity
20 In search for life through the twists of light
3 Understanding the rise of China
1 We need all the support we can get

February

26 The Two things about any subject & We are all salesmen
25 Failing again and again & Tired of the American Dream
11 The happiness paradox
9 Science, funding, impact – some more questions
3 The key to clear writing
2 The trouble with self-deception

January

26 Living under an illusion
21 The Two Ideas Deal & Learning from religion
20 On half-baked thoughts
19 The Blaming Fallacy
18 What if we were to go back to the 80′s
12 Heading in to the unknown
7 Is this the only way to get heard? & Fighting the Introspection Principle
4 To Friends and Family…

2011

December

30 Mistakes and Failures: Why it’s important to differentiate
10 It should be about Choices not Goals
4 Becoming a Strategic Self-Deceiver

November

15 With due respect sir, this does not make any sense
11 Probabilities don’t exist & The Over-simplification Conundrum
8 This love-hate thing
2 Understanding Small Talk
1 When deciding whether to keep something prioritise accordingly

October

31 When buying something think about these things
29 The future of our materialistic selves
25 The Role of Habits
22 Numerical Context & What difference do I make?
19 Removing Mental Creases
18 Context, Content & Quantity
17 The Power of Change
16 Consciously Analysing Risk
13 The Meaning of Life (Post-it Wednesdays)
12 The Truth about Antioxidants and its coverage in Indian newspapers (Bad Science)
11 Choose a Better Belief System
10 Why belief systems matter
9 Holding On (Foto Fridays) & Those Awesome People
8 Bettering our instincts & Improving productivity by finding the rate-determining step
6 The importance of death & Mental Models
4 How to deal with privacy issues on social networks

September

26 How to beat procrastination
25 Indian Family: a weird social contract
24 What Science Has Taught Me
17 The Blogging Dilemma
16 The State of My Mind (Foto Fridays)
14 On the Web (Post-it Wednesdays) & Hydrogen Cyanide: Chemistry in its Elements podcast
13 Do as I say if you want to become a leader
11 The internet, social media and relationships
9 The Ring (Foto Fridays)
4 The quirks of human nature

August

31 Act Now (Post-it Wednesdays)
28 It’s ok if the Spirit dies & End of the diet and the lessons learnt
15 Harsha Bhogle at Oxford & The Information Diet
10 A new beginning (Post-it Wednesdays) & The first week of a new diet
7 That job after that degree
4 Confessions of a Wikipedia Addict

July

31 I am changing my diet
27 Chloroform: Chemistry in its Elements podcast
25 The Treasures of Urine
21 The Art of Finishing
16 Terrorism is not going to stop because of your cuss words
9 Einstein and God. Let’s put this behind us shall we?
7 The beauty of disruption (Foto Fridays)
6 Healing Polymers by Light
1 Letting go off expectations and goals?

June

14 Being young ain’t easy
13 Helping Build Better Vocabulary
11 King of the World (Foto Fridays) & I don’t want to just live
8 At Lindau, relax and enjoy!
4 The Value of Friends

May

27 Those Butterflies (Foto Fridays)
24 One Love (Foto Fridays)
22 The Problem with Paper & The Illusion of Time
21 Indian Public’s Attitude to Science?
13 Natural Beauty (Foto Fridays)
6 Zing (Foto Fridays)

April

24 Deaths Due to Terrorism
23 A case against Conventional Wisdom
22 Fate? (Foto Fridays)
19 Indian Science in the Media
16 On Angela Saini’s Geek Nation
15 May we see many many such dawns (Foto Fridays)
13 Fight those weaknesses in a battle
7 Colourful Personalities & Life is all about awesome things
1 Rusting Beauty (Foto Fridays)

March

23 Religion may become extinct but not soon
18 If I were you, you would have understood the problem
8 An experiment with delegation
7 How little things profoundly change your life
2 Finding sources of motivation
Get Real – The last retort & What Technology Wants – Book Review

February

27 What high schools did for us and what we can do for them
26 The importance of editing your own writing

January

30 Academic writing v/s popular writing
22 Time well spent removing the creases
16 Another human folly has made me think about how I look
15 Dealing with anxiety by overcoming a human folly
13 Science Communication in India
Macromolecules from miniature templates
4 You are angry by choice
Multiple articles in Education in Chemistry’s supplement

2010

December

25 What if you could control the drive within you?
24 When you confuse anxiety and fear
19 Tell me what you do in one sentence
12 How to be different: Learn, forget and apply
Tetrahydrocannabinol: Chemistry in its Elements podcast
Using fruit flies’ sweet tooth
1 Politics of Science

November

25 Science blogging: the new frontier in science communication
22 Have you really reduced the world’s carbon footprint? & Irish drug industry fears bailout tax terms
18 Cellulose used to make smart window materials
16 How cool is that!
12 Science reactome paper finally retracted & How ‘green’ is your detergent?
11 Inspiration to write a book without ‘great backing’
8 Is this why India hasn’t progressed as much as it could?
3 I know why the Daily Mail’s news sticks in our heads
Science Blogging

October

29 Smuggling key factor in China’s rare earth actions
28 Makers of Modern India are only thinkers not doers?
27 England! Oh England!
25 Chemistry that can change the world – II
22 Kroto suggests an alternative to peer review & UK carbon capture a one horse race
21 Mining soil DNA for molecular decorators
19 Seth Godin: my virtual tutor & Immigration cap could spell disaster for UK science
17 How I got over and done with this ridiculous concept of karma
14 Turning the tables
13 Chemistry that can change the world
12 Can academic pursuits and money not go hand-in-hand?
11 How did our nitrogen cycle evolve?
8 Sleep more to lose weight? Read this before & India calls for ambitious increase in science funding
7 Brands are built around satisfaction not dissatisfaction
6 Have we solved all the questions in chemistry?
5 Why I should be made the Chief Editor of Chemistry World

September

13 Teach yourself how to multi-task more effectively
9 Answer this simple question for me please
7 ICT has a new website
2 A Short-lived Drama & I’m a victim of a fraud
Sleepfaring – Book Review

August

31 The Acceptance of Our Existence
20 Deconstructing Homeopathy: An Indian perspective (Bad Science)
18 How important is it to have heroes?
15 Emotions and Writing
13 Synthesis of Hygromycin A & Seth Godin: The revolutionary thinker
8 We the Molecular Architects & Synthesis of Cylindricines & Shifting the burden of proof away from karma & The official rules of life

July

24 How karma screwed me over
21 The 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in one blog post
20 Why should I not make the most of my life then?
19 Switzerland in one picture
18 The Island of Lindau
16 The Father of Supramolecular Chemistry: Jean-Marie Lehn
7 Organocatalysis: A new era in chemical synthesis & Can I call this a Eurotrip? & Wikipedia story of the travel world: Couch Surfing
Alexander von Humboldt dinner at Lindau

June

29 A chemist’s diary at Lindau 2010
28 A history with future: the Lindau meetings
25 Allotropy in life & Seeking Inspiration
21 How to pack like a pro (for guys)
18 How the Lindau meeting contributes to the celebration of science

May

31 Synthesising Soufflés
30 My tryst with polyphasic sleeping
28 Science Communication Conference 2010: Day 2
27 Science Communication Conference 2010: Day 1
17 TEDxCAM 2010
15 Are fish oil supplements any good for school children? (Bad Science)
8 Why can’t we embrace the achievements of the Indian diaspora? & Proud to be Indian, I remain
3 Sense about Statistics
2 Asteroids likely source of Earth’s water (Bad Science)

April

15 How a Homeopath tried to understand the science behind Homeopathy (Bad Science)
14 Always eat fruits before a meal?? The science behind false claims (Bad Science)

March

18 The Newton’s Apple Workshop on Science Policy
16 Interview with Aubrey de Grey
14 TEDxWarwick 2010
1 The Albion Beatnik Bookstore & The Alternative Steampunk (Photo Essays)

February

24 World’s Longest Lasting Tomato
16 Carving Personalities From The Womb
14 Stronger than ceramic yet supple as metals

January

31 Why not treat ‘Change’ as empowering?
30 Why Exeter must support a meatless day a week?
22 How to stay awake for 22-hours everyday?
19 Let’s freecycle India
15 Why do I blog?
14 White wonderland
5 Shilpa Shetty and other celebrity quacks (Bad Science)
2 The Idiotic Sensationalism & Ground Reality

2009

December

31 The solution is in the theory of relativity
24 The purpose of life
19 On a mission: To be a good writer
18 Another lucid dream
6 Why am I giving up meat?
2 A Chemist’s carbon footprint reduction

November

9 Remember, Remember the fifth of November & Ashes to Ashmolean (Photo Essays)
8 Everyman in the true sense of the word
6 What do I live for?

October

19 Our Uniqueness
3 Glorious School Days

September

27 A Cold Oxford Morning

June

18 Lucid Dreaming
16 Questioning Dhoni’s pride
13 Adventure Abingdon & Alcohol

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