Do your bit, broaden your science menu

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Don’t judge the best science journalists in India after having read only the worst science journalism.

Religious sentiments: upsetting them v. getting upset

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If the BJP/Congress have been offended by Prashant Bhushan’s tweet, it could only be because they have interpreted his tweet offensively.

How infographics can lose the plot

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if you don’t force designers to follow best practices when making an infographic, you’ll be setting a lower bar that will soon turn around and assault you with all kinds of charts conceived to hide what the numbers are really saying.

Time to fire myself

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There’s always bigger fish, isn’t there?

What’s common to #yesallwomen, scripta manent, good journalism and poka-yoke?

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A professing of intelligence without continuous practice can, and will, occasionally legitimise immature thinking.

The Indian Science Congress has gutted its own award by giving it to Appa Rao Podile

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An award of the Indian Science Congress has become subverted into becoming an instrument of negotiation for political agents: “You let me interfere in your duties, I will give you a fancy-sounding award”.

The metaphorical transparency of responsible media

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We in India often complain about how the media doesn’t care enough to cover science stories. But when we’re looking back and forward in time, we become blind to the media’s efforts.

An opportunity to understand the GPL license

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Matt Mullenweg pulled up a WP-competitor for not abiding by the terms of a license that allowed it to emerge in the first place.

If Rajinikanth regrets some of the roles he played, and other questions

In most of Tamil cinema, “men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.”

Reporters in Delhi should get a wintertime allowance

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No amount of fondness or pride for situating themselves in the national capital can save journalism establishments from the steady toll the city is taking on their journalists.

We did start the fire

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An ‘air purification’ ritual by Indian priests in Tokyo is one of the dumbest things I’ve seen done in a while.

ToI successfully launches story using image from China

Has the prime-mover of our space programme been taken hostage by the consequences of not separating space research from defence research?