After Bhargava organised a controversial meeting at a research lab in Hyderabad in 1967, he was summoned by a committee set up by the Centre to be quizzed about his meat-eating preferences. Golwalkar was part of the committee.
There is an onus on all of us to have a stake in the scientific enterprise, understand its philosophy and practice and see how well it may be put to use, to make us more prosperous and knowledgeable.
The structures, built by microbes, were found on a newly exposed outcrop of rock that had been buried under snow for millions of years.
With his new book, the author takes a step back from the urgency and desperate clamour attendant to a chronicle of cancer and into the more sterilised, yet even more transformative, world of genes.
Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes Moheb Costandi.
Anyone who thinks that a scientifically acceptable unifying theory, explaining all life in its gory details, can be propounded to solve all our problems is being unreasonable.