Lessons from Gujarat to Delhi

Traditionally, BJP’s strength has been nationalism and Hindutva. Recent events, however, show that opposition is now going out of its way to neutralize these. For example all the national flag waving, anthem singing, etc during the anti-CAA protests by Hinduphobes. These are the same people who used to burn the flag and were rabidly resisting standing up for the anthem in theatres. They are also … Continue reading Lessons from Gujarat to Delhi

Conductors in the Gut that tune the Brain: The Microbiome story

In popular perception, micro organisms, especially bacteria and viruses, are often linked to disease. This kind of perception is definitely not without a reason. Pathogenic agents have been responsible for so many deaths over the years that diseases like the plague have shaped the course of human history. But do you know microbes are actually necessary for us to stay healthy, that there are 100 times … Continue reading Conductors in the Gut that tune the Brain: The Microbiome story