science

Why does Everest matter?

Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.

| Aug 05, 2022

Castes and moulds

Abha Sur exposes how caste, class and gender prejudices continue to shape Indian science.

| May 05, 2013

The wrong formula

India’s National Science Day highlights the deep malaise in state-sponsored science awareness programmes.

| Mar 26, 2012

The decolonisation of water

An engineer-turned-social auditor produces a book for the classroom that comprehensively critiques the certitudes of the global and South Asian water technocracy.

| Aug 01, 2003

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