ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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University and the Nation

If nationalist sentiments are the only and final prerogative to belong to an academic community, then it must also be reiterated, a university has no business to share these sentiments. The founding figures of JNU knew it and it is upon the entire community of students, teachers and concerned citizens to safeguard the university against such jingoistic versions of nationalism.

A M Khusro: A Tribute

A M Khusro, who passed away last month, was a multifaceted personality: an outstanding teacher, an exceptionally good research guide, a well-liked vice-chancellor, a successful diplomat and adviser on economic policy to the government in a variety of capacities.

Plagiarism in Physics: Time for Introspection

Using the recent 'scandal' about an instance of plagiarism in physics involving the vice-chancellor of Kumaon University and his student, to a discussion on the larger sociological issues in the culture of science arguing that the issue of plagiarism concerns not just the scientific community but the entire academic community.

RSS and the PM

Beading Sumanta Banerjee’s evaluation of Vajpayee’s rule (‘The Mask Slips Again’, December 16-22), I was reminded of famous Danish scientist Neils Bohr’s saying, “we are all actors and spectators of this great drama of existence: Man is his own mystery”. Neils Bohr was rewriting Shakespeare...
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