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Pratik Kanjilal

The writer is Associate Editor.

Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Darwin in a test tube – how evolution can be directed to bring benefits
Thu, Feb 25, 2021

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 has been awarded to three scientists who have accelerated and directed the creative power of evolution by putting “Darwin in a test-tube”.

Speakeasy: The One Before Bond
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

It is time to resurrect Mickey Spillane, the legitimate foreparent of James Bond.

The bicycle chief of Uttar Pradesh
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

These are times when political interviews are pedalled, TV outrage peddled and feet-made bread isn’t much to be shocked about

Speak Easy: Whose Line is it Anyway?
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

The English language and its glorious capacity to assimilate.

Breaking down news: Wiki wrath and post-Hitler Trump
Sat, Feb 11, 2017

The post-truth landscape just saw Wikipedia ban Daily Mail as a reference source and the first, inevitable signs of a Trump-Hitler comparison.

Breaking Down News: The Greatest Show
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Like in a kung fu tournament, a lot of the budget action happens around the ring, not in, and this year, the unfortunate passing of E Ahamed sparked off a ringside match.

Speak easy: Hitting the Bull’s Eye
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

A 1940s Tamil novella can explain why jallikattu inspires such passion.

Breaking down news: The motormouth race
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

As post-truth clouds gather, the world needs more voices that tell things as they are

Shelf Life: Your money’s worth
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Though economics is the only social science to depend heavily on math, almost as much as some of the pure sciences, the book is an eerily easy read.

Of Yaks And Hacks
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

In a sharp letter to Donald Trump, American Press Corps asserted their rights, laying the groundwork for an intriguing battle ahead

Speakeasy: The Signs Are Here
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

A new Sanskrit book in parallel text throws open possibilities of intuitive accessibility.

Shelf life: Princess diary
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The latest is her biography of Babur’s daughter Gulbadan, which drops the sentimental “rose” from the original title: Portrait of a Rose Princess at the Mughal Court.