Category Archives: Science in India

C.V.Raman

1930, Stockholm- The 42 year old dark skinned, Indian stepped on to the stage to receive the Nobel Prize for Physics from King Utsav. With his turban and dark skin he stood out in a sea of white faces.  As … Continue reading

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Vikram Sarabhai

Ahmedabad, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi Science Institute. Two students in a room, very pensive, and nervous at their head coming inside. An electric meter had just gone out of order, as they had passed too much current while doing an experiment. … Continue reading

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P.C.Ray

This article was originally published by me at Offprint here. It says in the Upanishads that the Supreme One wanted to be many. The urge for self-dispersal is at the root of this creation. It was through this kind of … Continue reading

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Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.- Albert Einstein Science and Art … Continue reading

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Dr. Hargobind Khorana

Ever since the existence of earth,and the creation of various animals, birds and humans in the universe, one of the most fundamental questions, that has been asked. How is it that we are so similar  to our parents?  Be it … Continue reading

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S.N.Bose-The God Particle

Dhaka  University, 1921 The University had just started functioning, the masters class in Physics was in progress. The reader taking up the class decided to enliven it a bit, by taking up a problem that was at the centerpoint of … Continue reading

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Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose

“In a large forest the trees shed their dry leaves one by one in profusion thus making the soil underneath fertile. In a country where there is continuous research in science, knowledge of it in fragmentary bits is being spread … Continue reading

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