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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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