Why Indian varsities lag behind

Rajesh Kochhar Power Politics, January 2016 It is a matter of deep regret that even 60 years after Independence, India is not able to evaluate its own academic performance. In…

Pride and Peeve: India and the Nobel science prizes

Rajesh Kochhar So far four genetic Indians have won the Nobel science prize: Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman (awarded 1930), Hargobind Khorana (1968), Subramanya Chandrasekhar ( 1983), and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (2009). Of…

The wrong Bose at Como

Economic Times 31May 1994 Rajesh Kochhar The 70th birthday celebration of the noted physicist Satyendra Nath Bose (1894-1974) in Calcutta was witness to an unusual event. One of the invited…

Subramanya Chandrasekhar : A tribute (1999)

The Tribune , Chandigarh, 27 July 1999 INDIA -BORN US ASTROPHYSICIST Chandra observatory: tribute to a legend ┬áRajesh Kochhar The recent X-ray observatory launched into space by the USA has…