Science has touched everything—from smart phones to satellites; from burgers to chapatis; from yoga to the gym—all have been impacted by technology. Mostly good, some evil.
The world is today driven by developments in science and technology. All aspects of our lives are impacted by what humble scientists pursue hidden away in laboratories. India is changing fast and the country is making friends with science and scientists. A lot of science is complex and hard to comprehend but here is collection of fifty top essays written on contemporary topics in science which give a ring side view of developments. Science is fun—enjoy the wide canvas of this avid book which covers from atomic energy to solar energy; from giving every Indian a Mangalyaan in his hand to unearthing the real cause of air pollution.
A collection of simple and short topical essays for any person interested in science and the developments taking place in this vast field.
Pallava Bagla (54) is a charismatic science communicator respected for his deep understanding of Indian S&T system. He has won many national and international awards for his work. Explaining complexities of science in a simple language is his forte. His pioneering work, showcasing India’s maiden mission to Mars and Moon has been applauded; this aired in English and Hindi for New Delhi Television. In his two decades of writing for the prestigious American weekly ‘Science’, his stories have highlighted India to the world.
Bagla is a reputed author whose works have been received very well and recognised for his ability to communicate complexities of science to the common person. He has won three national awards for his science writing and he runs a daily photo blog on Twitter titled ‘Enjoy Nature’ and pens a weekly column on science and technology titled ‘Web of Science’ for the Press Trust of India (PTI) and is a contributing photographer for Getty Images.
He has served as the President of the International Science Writers’ Association and was a member of the Executive Board of the World Federation of Science Journalists. At the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bengaluru, he served as Shri TV Raman Pai Chair Visiting Professor of Science Communication.
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