Where is the center of mass of India?

Imagine yourself to be Krishna. You want to lift India on your finger tip. You have already sliced the country using a cosmic knife 1 km below the sea level. Where would you keep your finger? Remember the Indian plate needs to be balanced. There is no easy answer this question. The estimates, however, are … Continue reading Where is the center of mass of India?

Switches in the brain?

I am happy to see my expository article published in Resonance this month. I used to read Resonance in my college days and some articles were very edifying. My article is available for free from here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12045-019-0863-8 It is also available from Indian Academy of Sciences website: https://www.ias.ac.in/describe/article/reso/024/09/0963-0975 Below is the abstract: We forget often. … Continue reading Switches in the brain?

Carbon emission levels according to mode of transport

I often try to remember how much each mode of transportation costs the environment. Data published by UK government has good numbers. These data can probably be used as proxy for India with some caveats. The buses emit more carbon and almost certain to carry many more passengers; same goes with trains. I could not … Continue reading Carbon emission levels according to mode of transport