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Dilip D'Souza


Mumbai, MH, India

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Past articles by Dilip:

What I saw behind the scenes at the Bharat Jodo Yatra: a poster relay, pleas for photos – and a vase

Two days on the road with the Congress march for unity. → Read More

Celebration of an obliteration

DART could transmit only part of its final image before it slammed into Dimorphos → Read More

How a lagoon in Gujarat’s Toraniya shows up the government’s fake claims about the Narmada project

Two decades before the contested Sardar Sarovar dam brought water to dry parts of the state, a group of dedicated activists delivered on a small promise. → Read More

WHO’s right about covid numbers?

This government has, we hear, been ‘transparent in its approach’ to managing covid data → Read More

There Is Power In Those Cones

A mathematical law describes the formation and shape of pointed things we see in nature → Read More

Spacecraft kamikaze to defend earth

Can we intercept an asteroid that’s going to collide with the Earth? → Read More

In the Florida Keys, a chance encounter and a shark named Rohan

An idyllic holiday takes an unforeseen turn. → Read More

Things we owe to the parallax effect

We can more precisely calculate the Hubble Constant using parallax → Read More

Keep calm and be greedy, sometimes

Greedy algorithms are valuable tools as they give us workable solutions → Read More

The charm of an endless series of series

One can extract sequences from numbers, apply logic and search for meaning in that series → Read More

When the whistle blows two billion doses

The claim of producing 2 billion doses the by December 2021 seems unrealistic → Read More

Take this 20,000 Tyrannosaurus at a time

On a given day, there were about 20,000 T-Rex individuals alive on earth → Read More

Pisa to Mars: Ingenuity all the way

A few years before you were born, Galileo Galilei conducted a famous experiment → Read More

Oh how the curve has steepened!

More than the numbers, the speed at which we are adding new infections is worrying → Read More

Collatz Conjecture on my mind, almost

Mathematicians have scoured the Collatz Conjecture canvas in search of a pattern → Read More

Slaves to the Machine? Or not? Or not yet?

The Ramanujan Machine has come up with many conjectures about continued fractions → Read More

Sizing up dinosaurs: the juveniles have it

Megatheropod juveniles constrained the flowering of the dinosaur species → Read More

Opinion: Sexual assault is sexual assault, skin or no skin

A misogynistic, sexist judgement of the Bombay High Court has just made my daughter’s world that much more terrifying. → Read More

Quarantine in a time of Covid-19: Sweet voices on the phone and a very special gargle

A diary of two weeks in isolation. → Read More

At the centre of it all, a black hole

A black hole causes some distortion in the character or behaviour of nearby stars → Read More