The state of science reporting in our media

The quality of science reporting in newspapers, if it exists at all, is abysmal. Some might even add the quality of any section in most newspapers is abysmal. Probably this has more to do with the quality of training of journalists than the ability or willingness of papers to find spaces in science section. Since … Continue reading The state of science reporting in our media

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Neglect of history and obsession with the past

लो अतीत से उतना ही जितना पोषक है जीर्ण-शीर्ण का मोह मृत्यु का ही द्योतक है तोड़ो बन्धन, रुके न चिंतन गति, जीवन का सत्य चिरन्तन धारा के शाश्वत प्रवाह में इतने गतिमय बनो कि जितना परिवर्तन है।  -- Dwarika Prasad Maheshwari One of our historians has noted, rather ruefully, the lack of taste for … Continue reading Neglect of history and obsession with the past

Obesity : Killer combination of fat, sugar and salt

In 2010, Guardian published an article written by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. David Kessler. This article is no longer on Guardian since their copyright on it has expired.  A simple googling will still reveal some other sources. SOME EXCERPTS: THE LIEFor years I wondered why I was fat. I lost weight, gained … Continue reading Obesity : Killer combination of fat, sugar and salt