Societies need myths to live by, and a mathematical genius failing in an exam is precisely the kind of myth that makes life alluring How did Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887–1920), the mathematical genius, fare in his Intermediate examinations? Did he fa
The recent Indo-Bangladesh Maritime Delimitation award contributes substantially to international law. But will it lead to greater cooperation in South Asia or revive tensions? Asia is a hotbed of maritime disputes and The Bay of Bengal is no exception.
Despite the massacres of entire families, U.S. President Obama has made no major public address to caution Israel Sixteen days into the Israeli offensive on Gaza, on July 23, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva held a hearing. Pressur
Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50 billion a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.
The budget not only failed to commit substantial funding to Science and Technology, it also failed to signal the strengthening of research and innovation After a decade-long policy paralysis in science, technology and higher education research during UP
The downing of flight MH17 was clearly an accident. This tragedy should not be used as an excuse to punish Russia Why does foreign policy default to stupid? From the moment that we heard of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine it was clearly an
More than 90 per cent of human DNA is doing nothing very useful, and large stretches may be no more than biological baggage that has built up over years of evolution, Oxford researchers claim. The scientists arrived at the figure after comparing the human
More than ever, there is a need today to understand the Israel-Palestine conflict Gaza burns while the international community sits quietly, doing nothing about it. Israel has bombarded the territory for two weeks, killing more than 700 Palestinians and
Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Kathmandu presents an opportunity for India to clarify misgivings and re-state the country’s best intentions towards its neighbour Even before Narendra Modi became India’s Prime Minister, there was both excitem
I remember the time I got caned at school. It was the 1970s, and during a history lesson I put my hand up and asked: “Sir, were there people in America before Christopher Columbus?” I wasn’t trying to be difficult, just trying to engage