Stories Written by
T. S. Subramanian
A tribute to Ramakrishnan of ISRO
S. Ramakrishnan, former Director, VSSC was a doyen among rocket scientists and was in charge of many of ISRO's successful PSLV flights. Although the world has lost a genius, his work lives on in the field of rocketry and in the many people he mentored and inspired.
Music composer Shail Vyas became curious about music in ancient India when he read a story set in India between 400 BCE and 300 BCE. This led him on an amazing journey to the past where he uncovered the music that was performed during the Harappan civilisation, the musical instruments they used, and whether there exist today Harappan seals and signs in the Harappan script which portrayed musical instruments.
A look at the Vaibhav science summit
The recently concluded "Vaishwik Bharatiya Vaigyanik" (VAIBHAV) summit brought together Indian scientists, researchers and academicians from within the country and abroad under the aegis of the Government of India.
Reservation was at the core of four issues that political parties in Tamil Nadu fought their battles with in September and October, 2020.
Tamil Nadu's atrocities against the Dalit community
The atrocities committed against Dalits in Tamil Nadu are manifold and frequent, despite the fanciful claims of politicians about the eradication of untouchability in the state.
A Quiet Exemplar
A tribute by peers and protégés to an iconic editor - a fast disappearing tribe - who fashioned the character of the newspaper under his charge and watch with quiet firmness and deft assurance, himself staying scrupulously out of the limelight.
India's development of the hypersonic speed vehicle
The successful launch of the HSTDV caps about 14 years of sustained efforts and perseverance of DRDO personnel, making India only the fourth country in the world to successfully develop and launch hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicles.
The unforgivable destruction of temples
For some years now, the fad in Tamil Nadu is to bulldoze ancient temples and transform them into gaudy-looking, new avatars. In every case of this kind, it is the local people, with no sense of history but with a lot of bhakti, who take it upon themselves to convert ancient temples into snazzy new ones, and this trend is deeply disturbing.
The destruction of our heritage
Vandalism and destruction of our valued heritage destroy forever what we should be doing our utmost to safeguard, writes T. S. Subramanian.
A look at the Kakrapar-3 reactor
India's own nuclear power reactor with the largest capacity of 700 MWe went critical on July 22, 2020 at Kakrapar, about 80 km from Surat, Gujarat. Besides this, both the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and the local district administration commissioned the 700 MWe reactor at Kakrapar when the country is under a lockdown and hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic.