Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021

Devangshu Datta

Fractal Logic

Feb 16, 2016 Devangshu Datta

What is the minimum number of bounces that must be taken to figure out the height from which eggs must be dropped to break?

Heads Or Tails?

Jan 18, 2016 Devangshu Datta

Try your hand at an elegant, old puzzle. It’s not too hard.

Choices Driverless Cars Will Have To Make?

?Some intriguing ethical problem must be solved before driverless vehicles can be adopted in really large numbers.

Sublime Sensex Scam

Nov 04, 2015 Devangshu Datta

One of the most enduring "420s" is the newsletter scam. It goes like this.?..

A Puzzle For Male Cyclists

The association between cycling and prostrate cancer is frightening news for a middle aged man who likes cycling.

18 July, 2015

The Omar Sharif Bridge Circus

Devangshu Datta

An appraisal of one of the world's best bridge players, and a tough problem...

17 June, 2015

Correlation Conundrum

Devangshu Datta

Some of the finest epidemiological work has involved sorting through data and working out correlations.

25 May, 2015

A World War - II Puzzle

Devangshu Datta

One of the more vital contributions to Allied victory in World War II was made by the mathematician, Abraham Wald.

15 May, 2015

Risk & Reward

Devangshu Datta

As the song goes, "Know when to hold and know when to fold".

27 April, 2015

Smart Stuff

Devangshu Datta

Should rummy be called a game of chance? Or is it a game of skill?

14 April, 2015

Fractal Logic

Devangshu Datta

Fancy a shot at an entertaining logical problem?

Photo Gallery

A sweeper clears the snow in central St. Petersburg, Russia. A cyclone caused the first snowfall in St. Petersburg this winter.


Fire burns along the western ridge of Pilot Mountain, in North Carolina. The fire, which was reported to have started Saturday night, has burned more than 500 acres as of Monday night and is expected to burn 900 as...

Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP

Pupils wearing masks line up to enter their classroom at the Kgololo Academy on "Spirit Day" in Johannesburg's Alexandra township. Despite global worry, doctors in South Africa are reporting patients with the COVID-19...

AP Photo/Jerome Delay

Lava flows from a volcano on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain. Several new volcanic vents opened in La Palma, releasing new lava that flowed fast down a ridge and threatened to widen the impact on evacuated land,...

AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

Lava flows as volcano continues to erupt on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain. Several new volcanic vents opened in La Palma on Sunday, releasing new lava that flowed fast down a ridge and threatened to widen the...

AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh