In the aftermath of the recent developments within the Aam Aadmi Party, Himanshu Upadhyaya’s straight-from-the-heart essay describes the loss of hope and feeling of dejection among many idealists, who had fondly seeded and nurtured dreams of a politics of alternatives.
Retired diplomat and well-known translator of ancient Sanskrit texts, Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar recently released the reprint of his 2003 translation of the Jatakamala, the stories from the Buddha's previous births. He speaks to Rajat Ghai about the importance of the environment in ancient Sanskrit literature. Edited excerpts
Delhi High Court's warning over the city's worsening air shows the grim situation and lethargy of the authorities
Last year Delhi earned the dubious distinction of being the most polluted city in the world. Its unsuspecting denizens, a WHO study revealed, were breathing air 15 times more toxic than is deemed safe by science. The arch-poison in this miasmic cocktail is fine particles, known as PM2.5. Measuring 2,500th of a millimetre or less in diameter, they can make deep inroads into the respiratory labyrinth, causing asthma, stroke, heart attack and eventually premature death. A 2013 study in nine European countries concluded there was no safe level for these deadly interlopers.
The study would go a long way in finding women at risk of developing breast cancer, according to the team
Iceland’s researchers have effectively deduced the nation’s genetic code which was done by combining the DNA data with family trees.
The study would go a long way in finding women at risk of developing breast cancer “at the touch of a button”, according to the team.