Shikha Gupta

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How Hollywood has learned to embrace the realities of death in film

Judging by the movies they’re making about cancer, terminal illness and imminent death, the kids are alright. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the latest in a recent surge of movies about young people dying that have all been uncommonly realistic and unflinching about the uglier, more sombre …

Love Stories

One earth, one ocean

The ocean and the atmosphere are linked in ways that are only just beginning to be fully understood. Like siblings, the sky above us and the waters …

Climate Change

The incomplete case of Aruna Shanbaug

In the Aruna Shanbaug judgment, the Supreme Court produced one of its finest verdicts. The three clear, but nuanced, distinctions it made are a …

Law

'I've Never Thanked My Parents for Anything'

In America, saying thank you is routine. In India, it can be insulting.<p>I have been living in the United States for more than a decade, and I now say thank you about 50 times a day. Most of the time, I do it without thinking. I say thank you to the bus driver who takes me from point A to point B …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

The Brain

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

The politics of internships

Arun Iyer dreams of being a politician. The 23-year-old is currently a LAMP (legislative assistant to an MP, or member of Parliament) intern. A …

India

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …