Science and Storytelling

Vasudevan Mukunth (VM) has two pieces on his blog titled The Rationalist’s Eclipse and another one titled Social Media and Science Communication that talks largely about Science Communication on the ground and on social media. When we wonder about how to communicate Science. The answer lies in the Arts. It lies in the creative waysContinue reading “Science and Storytelling”

How to write a good (enough) New Year resolution?

Philosopher Alain de Botton’s School of Life has a chapter on making New Year resolutions. They say it is important to make these resolution to improve ourselves as human beings but we need to be empathetic with ourselves. Hence, we should not be aiming to write good New Year resolutions but just good enough NewContinue reading “How to write a good (enough) New Year resolution?”

Article in Firstpost on India in Space in 2019

Way back in 2009, I had written an article for CNN-IBN Blog, about ISRO @ 40. Almost ten years later, I had the opportunity to write for Tech2, the Science and Technology supplement to Firstpost of Network 18. I wrote for them about looking back at 2019 through the two RISAT missions, the ups andContinue reading “Article in Firstpost on India in Space in 2019”

Pune Coffee Brewers Club meetup

I first heard of coffee brewers when I read Mehul’s Twitter update that he was participating in a brewing competition and came in at no 3. Coffee brewing is basically the process of making coffee from the stage of coffee beans to a concoction that you can consume. Today, we met at The Fat Labrador,Continue reading “Pune Coffee Brewers Club meetup”

SWIMMERs

Drew Brisbin, an astronomer working in a desert in Chile has this thought experiment for us. Can we tap ionized particles in the interstellar medium as a way of exchanging momentum for propulsion? His answer was shared on Centauri Dreams in a post titled, SWIMMERs: A Thought Experiment on the Potential and Limitations of PropellantlessContinue reading “SWIMMERs”

Larry and Sergey

Nicholas Carr writes on his blog, Rough Type: They were prophets, Larry and Sergey. When, in their famous 1998 grad-school paper “The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine,” they introduced Google to the world, they warned that if the search engine were ever to leave the “academic realm” and become a business, itContinue reading “Larry and Sergey”

Chandrayaan 2 Lander wreckage found

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter (LRO) payload, Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Camera (LRO-C) released news early morning on December 3, 2019 that they had located wreckage of Vikram, the lander on India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission. The post credited the find to a Chennai based techie, Shanmuga Subramanian. Shanmuga located the wreckage by comparing images released by LRO-CContinue reading “Chandrayaan 2 Lander wreckage found”