What does scientific evidence mean in the Covid-19 pandemic?

In a rush to comment on SARS-CoV-2 and Covid-19, many experts have erred. Throughout the course of this pandemic there have been several prescriptive pieces based on scientific research, typically on the lines of ‘what must the government do’. This piece Majority Indians have natural immunity. Vaccinating the entire population can cause great harm is … Continue reading What does scientific evidence mean in the Covid-19 pandemic?

Many Lives in a Life: Ambedkar and legacy of ideas

People and their ideas take on different meanings as time passes. This process (of changing meanings) has struck me as crucial to understanding ideas and individuals. A person’s work and intellectual legacy takes on a new journey when they are no more and when the work is continued by others. There onward begins interpretation and … Continue reading Many Lives in a Life: Ambedkar and legacy of ideas

A Winter Mountaineering Expedition – Part 3

Breaking trail. March, 2021 The following is an account of a winter mountaineering expedition to Friendship Peak, 5289 meters, from 20 – 24 March, 2021. The account is published in parts. This is the last in the series. Part 1. Part 2. 23/03/2021 ~12 Noon, Basecamp, Day 4 After the snowing stopped last evening it was … Continue reading A Winter Mountaineering Expedition – Part 3