What is the Foucault pendulum in the new Parliament building?
The new Parliament building in New Delhi inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI One of the features of the new Parliament building in New Delhi, inaugurated on May 28, is a Foucault pendulum suspended fr... Read more
Mob and Justice: The Hindu Editorial on the sentence awarded to four men for the lynching of a Muslim dairy farmer in Alwar
The thin line between culpable homicide and murder under Indian penal law is a subject of endless analysis, but it is not easy to accept this nuanced distinction in a case of mob lynching. A Sessions Court in Alwar district of Rajasthan has sent... Read more
Brass is copper and zinc, but better. How?
A catchy Bollywood tune starts with the phrase “While this world is made of pital I am made of pure gold”. ‘Pital’is Hindi for brass, the yellow metal you often see in door knobs, jars to hold water, or even at times in decorative materials plac... Read more
A younger lot: The Hindu Editorial on the players at 2023 French Open
For nearly two decades, a champion other than Rafael Nadal at Roland-Garros has been as elusive as a shadow at high noon on solar equinox. Ever since he made his debut in 2005, the legendary Spaniard has won the event a record 14 times, losing j... Read more
Gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after 3 years of upgrades
A bird’s eye view of Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Hanford laboratory’s laser and vacuum equipment area (LVEA) which houses the pre-stabilized laser, beam splitter, input test masses, and other equipment near Hanford... Read more
Lost opportunity: The Hindu Editorial on the acrimony over the inauguration of the new Parliament building
The inauguration of the new Parliament building scheduled for May 28 could have been an occasion of national unity, but, unfortunately, politics is taking centre stage. Opposition parties have announced they would boycott the event, pointing out... Read more
Sci-Five | The Hindu Science quiz: On migrating birds
May 13 is celebrated as the Global Bird Day in many parts of the world. This quiz is on migratory birds. Sci-Five | The Hindu Science quiz: On migrating birds A murmuration of migrating starlings fly across the sky. START THE QUIZ 1 / 5 | Why do... Read more
Ties that bind: The Hindu Editorial on India-Australia ties and the Modi visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-day visit to Australia this week coincided with a year since Labour Party leader Anthony Albanese was elected Prime Minister, and gave a fillip to growing bipartisan ties. While his visit was originally plann... Read more
Do we still need to wear masks?
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Governing after winning: The Hindu Editorial on the road ahead for the Congress government in Karnataka
Unity among the ranks is easier while fighting as an oppositional force than while sharing power after winning. The Congress in Karnataka is still struggling to resolve its numerous inner power tussles after having reconciled the claims of its k... Read more