Kalpish Ratna

Ishrat Syed and Kalpana Swaminathan write together as Kalpish Ratna. They are working on a biography of Garcia d’Orta

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Silence of the Scientists

A recently discovered letter by Galileo offers a clue to the tragic fate that befell the 16th century botanist Garcia d’Orta in Goa and reminds us of the value of freedom

Our Recurring Nightmare

The MERS-CoV virus, closely related to the coronaviruses found in bats, has moved from the Middle East to other parts of the world. The WHO’s Director General calls it her greatest concern