Pratik Kanjilal

The writer is Associate Editor.

Articles By Pratik Kanjilal

Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Darwin in a test tube – how evolution can be directed to bring benefits

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 has been awarded to three scientists who have accelerated and directed the creative power of evolution by putting “Darwin in a test-tube”.

Speakeasy: The One Before Bond

It is time to resurrect Mickey Spillane, the legitimate foreparent of James Bond.

The bicycle chief of Uttar Pradesh

These are times when political interviews are pedalled, TV outrage peddled and feet-made bread isn’t much to be shocked about

Speak Easy: Whose Line is it Anyway?

The English language and its glorious capacity to assimilate.

Breaking down news: Wiki wrath and post-Hitler Trump

The post-truth landscape just saw Wikipedia ban Daily Mail as a reference source and the first, inevitable signs of a Trump-Hitler comparison.

Breaking Down News: The Greatest Show

Like in a kung fu tournament, a lot of the budget action happens around the ring, not in, and this year, the unfortunate passing of E Ahamed sparked off a ringside match.

Speak easy: Hitting the Bull’s Eye

A 1940s Tamil novella can explain why jallikattu inspires such passion.

Breaking down news: The motormouth race

As post-truth clouds gather, the world needs more voices that tell things as they are

Shelf Life: Your money’s worth

Though economics is the only social science to depend heavily on math, almost as much as some of the pure sciences, the book is an eerily easy read.

Of Yaks And Hacks

In a sharp letter to Donald Trump, American Press Corps asserted their rights, laying the groundwork for an intriguing battle ahead