The answer is both dissatisfying and thrilling all at once.
The Intersection finds out about the almost rudimentary coordination setup that organises a top-end medical procedure: heart transplants.
One legacy of that was a long silence about the human face of Germany’s colonial history: the possibility that black and white Germans could share a social and cultural space.
Amit Shah getting a second term as Bharatiya Janata Party president is proof that Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains complete control of the party organisation.
India has been upgrading its highways since 2000 and yet deaths due to road accidents continue to rise at the rate of 9-10% each year.
The current wave of deregulation puts India at risk of a massive economic crisis triggered by a sudden waning of investor confidence.
Some of the causes being explored by the scientists are the shape of the coastal topography that traps them and the tight social relationships with others in the pod that may predispose them to strand.
Born 91 years ago on this day, Sabu became a staple in films set in the British empire
This is not the first time that comics and illustrated books are being used to teach children lessons that may be politically motivated.
Could Spider Man climb up skyscrapers like he does in the comics? Scientists say that normal-sized sticky hands and feet alone won’t help him.
The act of political communication and critique through the classic political poster is very much alive in Jawaharlal Nehru University. A photo feature.
Republicanism, despite its flaws, is embedded in the ethos of both India and France
Thirty years since the passage of the NDPS Act, the failure to do anything meaningful for the rehabilitation of drug addicts has led to the government and courts criminalising people in urgent need of medical assistance.
The quiz as we know it has reduced itself to a brute memory game in which deductive reasoning – and the fun of participation – is taken out.
We are falling prey to the US model, where the president acts through advisers answerable only to him. But though there is all manner of congressional oversight over them, no such safeguards are adopted by India in the ersatz model.
The nation has faced many challenges over the year, but is still poised to grow
The fascinating backstory to Cipla, the Indian company that pioneered the manufacture and export of inexpensive generic versions of patented life-saving drugs.
Israel is preparing to make its largest land seizure in the West Bank since August 2014. Israeli settlers are already farming the 154 hectares in the Jordan Valley, displacing Palestinian communities. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on Israel to change its settlement policies. Settlements are illegal […]
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a counter argument that India’s economy is far more resilient today than it was in 2008. He probably knows, not many in Davos would have agreed with him.
Facebook says Free Basics is responsible for converting 40% of first time Internet users on its platform to paid Internet. Can it surely say so?
As TRAI looks to make a final decision, the Save the Internet movement is rallying India’s start-up ecosystem while Facebook considers independent oversight of Free Basics.
A tool used by biologists to study evolution is called phylogenetics, in which the scientist attempts to make connections among extant species based on a set of measurable properties.
Rohith Vemula, Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare and M.M. Kalburgi were all targeted for aspiring to a progressive society – an idea that is anathema for Hindutva forces.
The Prime Minister’s comments on the tragic death of Rohith, the student who committed suicide at Hyderabad Central University this week, will fool no one, least of all dalits
NEJM labours under the impression that the data generated by medical experiments will not ever be perfectly communicable to other researchers who were not involved in the generation of it.
Many of the social realities about actual electricity access can emerge from a new dataset – but will governments choose to accept them?
“For a senior journalist to be threatened in such a manner is deplorable. It is a brazen attack on freedom of expression, and the Editors Guild of India finds this mob mentality to silence those with divergent views unacceptable”.
Arresting people for planning terror attacks and keeping them in jail without any hard proof is a sure way to radicalize them
Journalist, researcher and public intellectual, he will succeed C. Rammannohar Reddy, under whose editorship India’s most prestigious social sciences journal reached new heights New Delhi: The Sameeksha Trust, which publishes the Economic and Political Weekly, has decided to appoint the well-known journalist and researcher, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the journal’s […]
The government’s idea of devolving Union taxes to the States and expecting them to meet the funding gap for welfare schemes has not worked
From the decadently rich bankers on Wall Street to the exploited workers of Abu Dhabi, Molly Crabapple has drawn them all
As with all other satnav systems, the NAVIC will provide two services: a free one for civilians and a strongly encrypted one for the military.
The document, signed by the British Raj and Madan Mohan Malaviya and other representatives of ‘the Hindus’ has been introduced as the basis for NDA’s policy for river flow in the Ganga basin in a case before the Supreme Court.
In the long run, restorative justice is a much better option than retributive justice in addressing the deep structural inequalities in our society.
What is also certain is that public investment in education and health is distinctly inadequate and undermines India’s development model.
I met Rajni Kothari – who passed away one year ago on January 19, 2015 – briefly in the summer of 1986 when I had travelled to India for a summer internship. Although we did not have an extended interaction, the fact that he had agreed to my request […]
Mathematicians have been searching for patterns in prime numbers for more than 3,000 years and have made only a small amount of progress, believing that there are still many patterns to find.
The signatories also want an assurance that it will desist from its attempts to install Hindutva-friendly nominees as heads of educational institutions
Ten Dalit students were rusticated from the University of Hyderabad in 2001; one of them recounts the events as they played out.
The Wire pays tribute to a life lived on the frontline of the recovery and reinvention of Indian classical dance in the 1940s, crowned by her lasting act of founding the Darpana Academy in Ahmedabad.