[Interview] Trash to toys: redefining science education

  "Work while you play and play while you work". Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor, science expert and science communicator. He gained popularity in the 90s for his  show in Doordarshan's kid's programme "Tarang" , which went on to define childhood for most of us. He developed low-cost science teaching aids and scientific toys …

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[Short story] Waiting for the whirlwind

The sultry summer weather suddenly disappeared and I found myself under the contour of dark clouds. I was walking by the same fateful Maurice Nagar intersection in North Delhi as Amitav Ghosh recollects in his book “The Great Derangement”. Describing a “grey, tube like extrusion” that came down whiplashing on 17th March 1978, Ghosh in …