Bangalore Diary

“Shoba, you need to be on the back page of Outlook,” said the voice on the phone.  “Have a look.” I like “Diary” pages because they imply casual writing.  This took a few iterations however. The main dissonance was that I remain an optimist about Bangalore.  The first draft was sunny, exuberant even.  Thankfully, Krishna, my…

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Ways of Seeing at Indian Institute of Science

Trying to teach sculpture to 115 bright scientists is– shall we say– an interesting if challenging exercise.  Told the class to bring in a quick piece of art that they created.  Was pleasantly surprised.  Lots of drawings; lots of science connections and equations. I am teaching a class for this month under the auspices of…

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Suhas Mahesh

Suhas Mahesh talks about the pleasures of Sanskrit and physics. Thank you Suhas! When I contacted Suhas Mahesh, he wanted to talk about three things. 1. Can Sanskrit as a language be removed from its religious roots. Is that possible? 2. How do we rejuvenate indian culture using Sanskrit as a tool. 3. Science in Sanskrit.…

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