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  • Connecting to our past through food

    Connecting to our past through food

    Looking to the food of the past reveals that living a balanced life has always involved being mindful of everything that goes into our bodies. We may not live in Al Andalus or 10th-century Baghdad, but it is possible to recreate the aromas and flavours that animated our ancestors and were familiar to them. In this way, food is not only part of our present but also our connection to the past.

    February 4, 2022
  • Evolving concepts of national security

    Evolving concepts of national security

    India faces two hostile neighbours, China and Pakistan, both of whom would seek to exploit weakness in Indian defence preparedness, while backing anti-national groups within, damaging national cohesion.

    November 23, 2021
  • OTT revolution bringing out varied storytelling, genres: Mukul Chadda

    OTT revolution bringing out varied storytelling, genres: Mukul Chadda

    "Each time I went to the set, I was nervous because one never knew what exactly the protocols would be, how safe they would be and therefore didn't know how much risk you were actually taking."

    June 17, 2021
  • Cracking a primordial mystery

    Cracking a primordial mystery

    A team of scientists has published a paper recently that looks into how amino acids formed on early Earth to birth complex life.

    July 17, 2019
  • Rebirth and Evolution

    Rebirth and Evolution

    The writer is an IAS officer, presently posted as Commissioner of School Education, West Bengal. The views are personal and don't reflect those of the Government.

    July 8, 2018
  • The Quantum of Solace

    The Quantum of Solace

    For more than two millennia, the physicists have provided materialist explanations for almost everything in our cosmos, including the evolution of life. However, with Quantum Physics affirming the non-material, spiritual underpinning to the physical world and relegating matter to a secondary position, the classical physicists suddenly seem to be struggling. Such books as ‘The Tao …

    May 25, 2018
  • What’s wrong in minister’s argument on Darwin theory: Students quizzed in exam

    What’s wrong in minister’s argument on Darwin theory: Students quizzed in exam

    The IISER, in an examination, asked what was wrong with Union minister Satyapal Singh’s argument criticising Charles Darwin’s theory, with the dean of the institute saying that the question was “aimed at testing logical thinking of the students”. Sanjeev Galande, Dean of Research and Development at the IISER said the question was why the quoted …

    February 24, 2018
  • Silent witnesses of steamy days

    Silent witnesses of steamy days

    Powerful agencies have started working against the world’s resolve to contain global warming. A belief has grown that the Earth has seen warm times in ages past but the results were not catastrophic. And a theory is about that the tropics, which account for 50 per cent of the surface of the Earth, would absorb …

    August 23, 2017
  • How climate change affects us all

    How climate change affects us all

    “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.” – Carl Sagan Darwin’s explanation of ‘Natural Selection’ demonstrates how heritable traits in species …

    August 17, 2017
  • ‘Baby talk’ important part of evolution

    ‘Baby talk’ important part of evolution

     Australian researchers have unlocked the reason why adults use infant directed speech or baby talk when addressing infants. According to a new study published on Wednesday, the Western Sydney University revealed that mothers unconsciously raise the pitch of their voice as an evolutionary trait in order to comfort their babies and make themselves appear friendlier, …

    August 2, 2017
  • ‘Baby talk’ important part of evolution

    ‘Baby talk’ important part of evolution

     Australian researchers have unlocked the reason why adults use infant directed speech or baby talk when addressing infants. According to a new study published on Wednesday, the Western Sydney University revealed that mothers unconsciously raise the pitch of their voice as an evolutionary trait in order to comfort their babies and make themselves appear friendlier, …

    August 2, 2017
  • 75 per cent of human genome is junk DNA

    75 per cent of human genome is junk DNA

    At least 75 per cent of human genome is junk DNA, or useless but harmless DNA, suggests a new research. The functional portion of the human genome probably falls between 10 and 15 per cent, with an upper limit of 25 per cent, according to the study published online in the journal Genome Biology and …

    July 16, 2017