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#58: Dinosaurs – A Geological Murder Mystery

08/10/2018 Leave a comment

Dinosaurs are sexy beasts. They have colonised our imaginations in movies, books, cartoons and other popular media. The mystery around what happened to them and how they got blitzed off the face of the earth, is what keeps their story alive. A group of geologists is trying to pin down the Earth’s ancient history from millions of years ago, specifically the part that could tell us what happened to dinosaurs. In this episode, we look at how India sits in the middle of this murder mystery.


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Anand Akolkar—Opening Windows to History

27/12/2016 Leave a comment

In India, libraries and archives don’t focus too much on the preservation and restoration of old manuscripts. Within this callous environment, Anand Akolkar wages a somewhat lonely war from his humble home in Mumbai, against the harsh elements of nature and an uncaring bureaucracy, in a bid to preserve and restore dying manuscripts. Even though … Continue reading Anand Akolkar—Opening Windows to History


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Citizen Science

05/12/2016 Leave a comment

Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, a harbinger of individualism widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher, said long ago that the crowd is untruth. And, while that may be so most of the time, a crowd can also come together to discover the truth through endeavours that fall in the realm of citizen science. nature … Continue reading Citizen Science


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PAO POLITICS

28/11/2016 Leave a comment

Fifth Avenue is laid in gold, every mansion a citadel of money and power. Yet here you stand, a giant, starved and fettered . . . You too will have to learn that you have a right to share your neighbours’ bread . . . Well, then, demonstrate before the palaces of the rich; demand … Continue reading PAO POLITICS


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