Why Pakistan’s Technology Does Not Tick

Alternatively: Pakistan: Squandering its Technological Legacy Technology Acquisition in Pakistan: Story of a Failed Privileged Class and a Successful Working Class, Ghulam Kibria, City Press, 1998. Engineers and technologists are generally an inarticulate lot and … Read more

The BJP on the Net

The Internet is no longer a remote phenomenon. In this election, almost all national parties have put up web sites so that people can log in from any part of the globe and see their … Read more

Satellites Over South Asia (Courtesy: BookReview)

Broadcasting Culture and the Public Interest, David Page and William Crawley, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2000, pp. 455, Rs.250.00 India’s Communications Revolution: From Bullock Carts to Cyber Marts, Arvind Singhal and Everett M Rogers, Sage … Read more

Technical Education in India

Technical Education in India has had a huge quantitative expansion in the last two decades, particularly with the mushrooming of capitation fee colleges. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has allowed a number … Read more

Indian Science Congress : Killing the Dreams of the Young

The annual mela that is the Indian Science Congress took a turn for the worse this year. Vajpayee’s inauguration of the Congress on 3rd January was coupled with celebration of the militarisation of science. The … Read more

CPI(M) Congratulates China

The CPI(M) general secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet has sent the following congratulatory message to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China on October 17, 2003: THE Communist Party of India (Marxist) warmly congratulates … Read more


IN THE MATTER OF Delhi Science Forum, Through its Secretary Prabir Purkayastha D-158, Ground Floor, Saket, New Delhi –10017 PETITIONER //VERSUS// Delhi Development Authority, Through its Vice Chairman, Shri P.K. Hota, Vikas Sadan, INA New … Read more

LCA Flies—But Will It Take Off?

Just as the previous session of parliament was drawing to a close, the defence ministry had informed the Parliamentary Committee on Defence that the prestigious indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft or LCA was likely to be … Read more

Developing a Scientific Temper

THE ALL-INDIA People’s Science Network (AIPSN) is a network of various organisations with people’s science movement (PSM) throughout the country. It was formed in 1988, just after the successful completion of Jan Vigyan Jatha in … Read more

Owning Our Data The Microsoft Way

There has been a major battle that was fought and lost on Open Document Format, when the International Standard Organisation (ISO) finally accepted Microsoft supported OOXML as another document standard. Initially, ISO had voted against … Read more

Tata Nano: is small beautiful?

Tata Nano: is small beautiful? Tata Motors’ much awaited launch of its “1-lakh car” at the New Delhi Auto Expo last week has generated huge interest all over the world. Newspapers, television shows and the … Read more

Difficulty Of Growing Tails Again

As the events in the last few months have shown, there has been a parting of the ways between the Left parties, particularly the CPI(M) and various sections, which had earlier appeared to be a … Read more