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Cricket science

Most of urban India will be curled up on their couches this weekend to catch the cricket World Cup. Cricket overshadowed everything else this week as India pipped arch rivals Pakistan to enter the World Cup finals. It wasn’t surprising, therefore, to see our scientists also merrily contracting the fever. A unique exhibition in Chennai next week will discuss the science of cricket — the physics, biomechanics and aerodynamics of cricketing moves!  Read more

Indian sci-fi film

So good to hear we will have a proper sciene fiction film, after all, made in Bollywood and enhanced by Hollywood. Debutant hindi film maker Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, who won a national award last season for his India-Pakistan themed film Lahore, is collaborating with top end Hollywood special effects master John Palmer to make what is being dubbed as this country’s first ever competent sci-fi movie. Palmer has Hollywood greats like Armageddon, Apollo 13, Species II, Star Trek, Deep Impact and The Day After Tomorrow to his credit.  Read more