This is the age of the start-up, not megaliths. Remember T-Rex did not survive evolution. It is unlikely that religions organised like T-Rexes – most of the Abrahamic religions fit … Continue Reading Caste guilt
Our preparedness for the effects of climate change is both mitigating global avg. surface temperature rise and better planning public spaces and improving the distribution/accessibility of resources.
A publication online that makes its money by displaying ads can be profitable even by publishing a slew of bad or offensive articles. That will drive the traffic too; people … Continue Reading A measure of media trustworthiness
A nasty review of P.V. Sindhu’s performance at the World Badminton Championships by Sandip Sarkar for the Hindustan Times: In the last one year, Sindhu has played 17 matches that stretched to the … Continue Reading Breaking the bargain
The Baffler carried a fantastic critique of The New Yorker‘s use of commas by Kyle Paoletta on August 23. Excerpt: The magazine’s paper subscription slips have long carried a tagline: … Continue Reading The unclosed clause and other things about commas
I was invited to speak to the students of the annual science writing workshop conducted at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, for the second year (first year talk’s … Continue Reading Talking scicomm at NCBS – II
Margaret Sullivan in the Washington Post on August 16: Does finding these powerful ways to frame the [Charlottesville] situation amount to abandoning journalistic impartiality? “The whole doctrine of objectivity in journalism has become … Continue Reading False equivalency
There’s a difference between a service coming with excellent support and a service with excellent support that you rarely have to access. The latter would be any service where issues … Continue Reading Good service shouldn’t necessitate support
There’s a difference between a service coming with excellent support and a service with excellent support that you rarely have to access. The latter would be any service where issues … Continue Reading Good service shouldn't necessitate support
Journalism as the fourth estate has been noticeably empowered in the Information Age, with technologies like the WWW, broadband connectivity and smartphones in (almost) everyone’s pockets. However, the opportunities to … Continue Reading A for-publishers stack and the symmetry of globalisation
Over the last three days, I’d been having a strange issue with WordPress. If you read a post I published yesterday that briefly discussed WordPress’s pros and cons, you might … Continue Reading A blogging problem, contd.
The public outreach arm of the Astronomical Society of India has written to the Financial Express expressing concern over their August 7 article, which advised people to fast during a … Continue Reading ASI’s note to Financial Exp. over eclipse article is naïve