Is it any surprise that people feel threatened by hi-tech science when hi-tech science refuses to trust them?
If the UK withdraws from the Horizon 2020 programme as part of Brexit, the resulting funding decline will affect thousands of Indian scientists and engineers in the UK.
One of the more pressing questions now is why the first object to have made this fascinating journey was an asteroid, not a comet.
It is time India and Pakistan take steps to encourage and motivate their fine scientific and technological minds to work together unto mutually beneficial and peaceful ends.
It is high time the government realises that all good researchers should be treated equal, that they don’t deserve to become embedded in a rather illogical hierarchical setup.
Apart from helming the International Astronomical Union, Bappu is also the only Indian so far to have a comet and an asteroid named after him.
One would have assumed that gender-positive changes would take place earlier than in other circles among such highly educated scientists.