Monday, May 09, 2005

East-West Chronicles

Over at SciAn, Kiran has a nice post highlighting the many significances of ISRO's recent launch of the PSLV last week.

Nitin Pai, on the other hand, is all indignant about Reuters' headline: Indian scientists pray ahead of satellite launch. While I don't share his pain (I mean, did the West ever promise to be nice to the others in a non-condescending way? ;-), I would just point you all to another similar instance. Recently, Science carried an article by Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, India's R&D: Reaching for the Top, that celebrates India's new vitality in science and technology. Guess what pictures Science chose to accompany this article: a picture of the Tatas' Indica car, and another ... (gulp) ... of "miraculous fish treatment for asthma"!