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  • And then the Internet happened and suddenly, people writing in the newspapers weren’t that important anymore. Everyone with a blog, a Twitter handle, a Facebook page could voice his or her (very valid) opinions about a film or album or star or song.
    The Hindu
    And then the Internet happened and suddenly, people writing in the newspapers weren’t that important anymore. Everyone with a blog, a Twitter handle, a Facebook page could voice his or her (very valid) opinions about a film or album or star or song.
    By The Way

    Towards a better critical culture in Tamil cinema

    With the Internet’s help, we finally seem to have entered an era with more people being able to say what they really want to say. No wonder actors and filmmakers appear rattled. »
  • U.S. has gigantically expanded its surveillance programme allowing it to intercept day to day phone conversations and internet browsing of civilians.
    Reuters
    U.S. has gigantically expanded its surveillance programme allowing it to intercept day to day phone conversations and internet browsing of civilians.
    Terra Firma

    Death of the whistleblower

    Where does an individual stand today in the age of mass surveillance? »
  • Reuters
    By The Way

    The digital dilemma

    “Never have I seen a moment of so much excitement and yet so much anxiety,” said Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron early on in a recent speech, in which he went on to elaborate how his... »
  • File photo of professor John Nash.
    Reuters
    File photo of professor John Nash.
    Science of the Times

    Abel prize for a beautiful mind

    Last week, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced that the prestigious Abel prize for mathematics will be awarded this year to John Nash of Princeton University and Louis Nirenberg... »
  • Most developed countries have a colour-coded AQI to help citizens decide what precautions to take - keep the kids home from school or put off that run - for example.
    The Hindu
    Most developed countries have a colour-coded AQI to help citizens decide what precautions to take - keep the kids home from school or put off that run - for example.
    Datadelve

    How to read India’s new colour-coded Air Quality Index

    The Index is centred around five chief pollutants: Particulate Matter, Ozone, Nitrogen Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide »
A blog that explores happenings in the realm of data and provides insights into the world we live in. Ultimately, people matter, not the numbers.
Latest Post
April 29, 2015

Mapping Nepal's 58 tremors

The tremors recorded in the region till April 29 point to the scale of the disaster. »
Terra Firma analyses the questions that impact the continents, nation states and, importantly, the peoples, and looks at how they can peacefully coexist as borders become irrelevant.
Latest Post
April 13, 2015

Death of the whistleblower

Where does an individual stand today in the age of mass surveillance? »
A blog on issues which need to be in the news, with focus on politics, environment, gender, and human rights. Leave a comment if you want to get in touch.
Latest Post
April 2, 2015

Why I choose not to whisper about my period

In a country where most women across the country still have no choice but to use unhygienic and primitive alternatives to pads, it is hardly surprising that the #padsagainstsexism movement met with antipathy. »
Priyansh writes on the major sporting questions with focus on issues which redefine our understanding of sport in a modern society. Catch him at priyansh.ps@thehindu.co.in or follow him on Twitter at @GarrulousBoy
Latest Post
March 17, 2015

World Cup will be won by the team with the best bowlers

This assumption gains strength when one assesses the numbers. The sides that have taken the most wickets in the group stage—India (60) and New Zealand (57)—are also the ones with the lowest economy rates in the tournament, 4.71 and 4.56 respectively. »
Alternative views of the world around us, through tinted glasses. Break down contradictions in the human condition, or plumb the depths of popular culture. By The Way is what you may have missed in the mainstream.
Latest Post
April 13, 2015

Towards a better critical culture in Tamil cinema

With the Internet’s help, we finally seem to have entered an era with more people being able to say what they really want to say. No wonder actors and filmmakers appear rattled. »
Giants of the last century - Einstein, Ramanujan, Turing - continue to be relevant today. Why? Shubashree looks at the science and reasoning of the times, with a keen eye on physics, astronomy, mathematics, and aspects of computer science.
Latest Post
April 4, 2015

Abel prize for a beautiful mind

Last week, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced that the prestigious Abel prize for mathematics will be awarded this y... »
Strategic & Diplomatic Affairs Editor Suhasini Haidar writes on foreign affairs and international relations.
Latest Post
April 2, 2015

Iran-P5+1 talks: Breakthrough

After nearly 20 rounds of negotiations in various other locations, this is the closest Teheran and Washington have come to announcing a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme. »

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