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Archives for December, 2008

Neutrino observatory in India

The INO project is still in ‘seeking approval’ stage. I had hoped to go see it while here in India but guess am out of luck. The observatory would be located in disused mining(?) tunnels in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. Tunnels are good because that way we can eliminate cosmic rays and background radiation from…

Life in Namakkal: Headshave and ear-piercing

Nidhi Nova is now one year old. The force of tradition is great and our daughter was swept away yesterday by its blind tidings. We tried our best to ride the tumultuous waves of tradition while keeping our daughter above the waters. In many parts of India there is a (religious) tradition of giving the…

Noah’s Ark by Narendra Desirazu is a nifty story that won the sponsored prize in the 2008 Scifi Contest. It is now up for your reading. Enjoy.

In the capital of Dust Country

I was in Delhi the last few days. Yesterday I met Dr Rathnasree, Director of Nehru Planetarium, and mentioned to her about the dust clouds that sweep and swirl around in all parts of Delhi. She suggested that the dust is probably a function of the geological piece of landmass that Delhi finds itself on,…