GANDHI AND SCIENCE, The Telegraph [Saturday, February 4th, 2006]

Shelley once claimed that poets were ‘the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. In the decades and centuries since he said this, it has been scientists rather than poets who have been the world’s legislators, and acknowledged ones, too. The power and prestige of modern science is colossal indeed. The prestige comes from science’s manifest successes [...]

 
 
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  A MAN TO MATCH HIS MOUNTAINS, The Hindu [Sunday, August 15th, 2004]

On this, the fifty-seventh anniversary of Indian independence, I wish to write about the Indian of my acquaintance who best combines past with present. He is in his early fifties, his name is Shekhar Pathak, and he lives somewhere in the Himalaya—somewhere, but we do not know exactly where. For he is a gumakkad, a [...]

 
 
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