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Kavli Awards Ceremony

Kavli Awards Ceremony

Last month, I was in Norway to attend the Kavli Prize Awards Ceremony. King Harald presented the million dollar award to scientists who’ve made important, or as they say seminal, contributions in these 3  fields: Nanotechnology, Neuroscience and Astronomy. Unlike the Nobel, this award is given every two years, but this prestigious prize too is usually split three-ways. This is the first science red carpet ceremony I’ve been privileged to attend along with four journalists from Argentina, India, France and Australia. Earlier, I met fellow journalists […]



The Bird That Changed a Canal’s Course

The Bird That Changed a Canal’s Course

 “Kudos” is always nice — especially from someone whose work you’ve read and enjoyed.   Jerdon’s volumes The T.C. Jerdon article (MM, September 1st) was an impressively written piece. The story of a pioneer ornithologist was told with great warmth. I hope the author is writing his biography. In the 1990s, while serving in Ahmadabad, I was invited for lunch by a former rajah to his palace in a small town nearby. Near the dining table stood an almirah and there, among other books, the […]