Under the Lens

Under the Lens

Manoj Pandey* India is full of temples, mostly Hindu temples (places of worship of other religions in India are usually not known as temples). Most Hindus believe in many deities, and...
Manoj Pandey* IPCC or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given its latest report on the status of climate change in recent decades and likely future scenarios. To be precise, Working Group I...
Manoj Pandey* Reports about a child suddenly narrating stories of persons and places she has not visited keep appearing in the media. Factual or not, these are lapped up by the tabloid press, television...
Manoj Pandey* The provocation for this article is many social media comments claiming that electric vehicles are totally pollution-free,  or stating that total replacement of petrol and diesel with ethanol is the only way...
Manoj Pandey* Land and water formations such as hills, rivers, lakes, deserts and plains originate, change their shape and size, and even disappear over long periods of time. Take the case of rivers. Arid...
Manoj Pandey* Sci-fi fiction and movies have come up with scenarios in which humans are dominated or controlled by androids - computers behaving as humans. Some scientists feel that these fictional scenarios are highly...
Manoj Pandey* In this episode of Myths Under the Lens, we are venturing into an area that is mind-boggling, even bizarre. It is physics, but not the type we studied in our schools and...
Manoj Pandey* Caution: This is a rather long article. Partly because there is so much to discuss on this topic and partly because many passages from research documents and quotes from knowledgeable persons...
Manoj Pandey* Why are gut microbes so important for our health? Before we come to the main discussion, let us define a certain expression. Gut refers...
Manoj Pandey* I have taken the liberty to generalize some concepts for the sake of simplicity. Puritans may please forgive me for that. As we often do in this column,...

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