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A supplied photo of Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied.(University of Cambridge)

Cambridge’s chemistry department named after Indian scientist Yusuf Hamied

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Hamied, 84, who was a student at Christ’s College, has retained close links with Cambridge over the past 66 years, the university said
Vishwa Nath Dutta was 94 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.
Vishwa Nath Dutta was 94 and is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Prof Emeritus Vishwa Nath Datta dead at 94

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:22 AM IST
Datta was a visiting professor to a number of universities including Moscow, Leningrad, and Berlin, and Resident Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
Charles Darwin was a student at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Charles Darwin was a student at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Cambridge launches appeal for missing Darwin notebooks

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 03:34 AM IST
Following an exhaustive search, the library curators concluded that the priceless notebooks, first listed as missing in January 2001, have likely been stolen, the university said in an appeal on its website
Young pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes while listening to the national anthem in Bangkok, Thailand.(AP)
Young pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes while listening to the national anthem in Bangkok, Thailand.(AP)

Global youth losing faith in democracy: Cambridge study

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The study from the Centre for the Future of Democracy released on Tuesday is based on data of nearly 5 million respondents in over 160 countries – except India and Turkey – between 1973 and 2020.
Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: University of Cambridge)
Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge.(Image courtesy: University of Cambridge)

Manali Desai first Indian-origin woman to head a Cambridge dept

UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 07:15 PM IST
The sociologist has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge, making her also the first woman of colour to hold such a role.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the nation during a televised address on June 30.(AP File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the nation during a televised address on June 30.(AP File)

‘Nudges’ from PM Modi were critical in India’s Covid battle: Cambridge study

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 05:49 PM IST
The study used machine learning and AI-based algorithms to identify key nudges in policy responses across various government departments to deal with the pandemic, including the lockdown
The Parotta’s loss has been the Pizza’s gain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Parotta’s loss has been the Pizza’s gain.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Witerati: Of Parottas, Pizzas & Presidential ‘running mates’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Chetna Keer
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:57 PM IST
With takeaway food joints or apps resuming contactless deliveries post-Lockdown, the poor Parotta or Paratha may again be facing stiff, oops ‘stuff-ed’, competition from the Pizza, sparking another sort of ‘running’ ...
Britain's Prince William recently gave a high five to Indian poppadums.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prince William recently gave a high five to Indian poppadums.(REUTERS)

Witerati: Of a Prince, Poppadums, Podcasts & Parotta

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Chetna Keer
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:30 PM IST
In pandemic season, the Indian Poppadom’s rites of passage are seeing its proverbial royal rebirth at the ‘hands’ of Prince William, while the poor desi Paratha looks to be fending off a future death-blow from the videshi frozen Parota
A scientist dilutes samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia.(REUTERS)
A scientist dilutes samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia.(REUTERS)

Chinese vaccine maker inks deal in Brazil for final testing

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:20 PM IST
Beijing has mobilized its health authorities, drug regulators and research institutes to work around the clock with local companies to come up with the world’s first effective vaccine for Covid-19.
The key secondary goal would be prevention of severe disease, as defined by keeping people out of the hospital.(REUTERS)
The key secondary goal would be prevention of severe disease, as defined by keeping people out of the hospital.(REUTERS)

Moderna to start final testing stage of coronavirus vaccine in July

Chicago | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech said the primary goal of the study would be to prevent symptomatic Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Teaching in the current Easter term in Cambridge was moved to online in April, but university authorities have now decided to continue to teach and hold exams online in 2020-21.(File photo for representation)
Teaching in the current Easter term in Cambridge was moved to online in April, but university authorities have now decided to continue to teach and hold exams online in 2020-21.(File photo for representation)

Covid-19: Cambridge teaching to go online next academic year

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 05:19 AM IST
There will be no face-to-face lectures in the University of Cambridge in the next academic year beginning October 6 as part of plans to deal with coronavirus pandemic that has left British universities reeling with financial and other challenges.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Cambridge IGCSE class 11 and 12 results out

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 06:40 PM IST
The examinations were held before the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak gripped the country and led to weeks-long lockdown restrictions in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic.
Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Milton and Lord Byron used such time to add to their formidable body of work in science and literature.
Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, John Milton and Lord Byron used such time to add to their formidable body of work in science and literature.

When self-isolation led to great works of science and literature

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:24 AM IST
Isaac Newton (Trinity College): Considered Trinity’s most accomplished alumni, he exemplified productivity during a pandemic.
The 330 Chinese graduates of UK universities made personal donations of £38,000 to buy two ventilators for the National Health Service.(AFP)
The 330 Chinese graduates of UK universities made personal donations of £38,000 to buy two ventilators for the National Health Service.(AFP)

Stephen Hawking’s family, Chinese alumni donate ventilators amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 05:53 PM IST
After recording over 17,000 deaths in hospitals alone – many more occurred in homes and care homes – the UK is one of the worst affected countries in Europe, with over 1.2 lakh cases, leaving it struggling to put in place the infrastructure and staff needed.
Cambridge University. (Screengrab)
Cambridge University. (Screengrab)

3 Indians selected for Gates Cambridge scholarships 2020

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 07:52 PM IST
The three scholar-elects from India are: Anirudh Sharma (PhD Clinical School MBPhD Programme), Priyanka Kotamraju (PhD Sociology) and Stuti Pachisia (PhD English).
Philip Anderson graduated from Harvard in 1949 and then worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories until he began teaching at Princeton and the University of Cambridge.(princeton/edu)
Philip Anderson graduated from Harvard in 1949 and then worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories until he began teaching at Princeton and the University of Cambridge.(princeton/edu)

Philip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

Princeton | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2020 06:56 AM IST
Philip Anderson died Sunday at the Princeton Windrows retirement community in Princeton, New Jersey, his daughter said. No cause was reported.
Several students took to social media to say that the situation for international students is “incredibly stressful, hostile”.(AP)
Several students took to social media to say that the situation for international students is “incredibly stressful, hostile”.(AP)

Indian, non-EU students voice concern over changes in UK universities due to coronavirus

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 10:54 PM IST
The Home Office has eased norms related to student visas due to the changes. Student visas are tied to teaching and universities are obliged to report any absences by visa holders to the Home Office.
Investigating the history of lynching in India, a woman in search of her mother in Kolkata, and the story of Karbala retold -- all that on our list of recommended reads this week.(HT Team)
Investigating the history of lynching in India, a woman in search of her mother in Kolkata, and the story of Karbala retold -- all that on our list of recommended reads this week.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 06:51 PM IST
This week’s reading list includes an investigation into the history of lynching in India, a novel about a woman in search of her mother, and the story of Karbala
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential Left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of Urdu of the subcontinent.(HT Photo)
Faiz Ahmad Faiz was an influential Left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of Urdu of the subcontinent.(HT Photo)

Poet of protest, Faiz Ahmad Faiz

Hindustan Times | By Rakhshanda Jalil
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:02 PM IST
Faiz, wrote compellingly on events that shaped the destiny of the subcontinent; he also brought a new internationalism to Urdu poetry
If you only squeeze your toothpaste bottom upwards, clear your desk each time you finish working and ensure your shirts are properly folded and your trousers carefully hung, you’re likely to be predictable and boring(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
If you only squeeze your toothpaste bottom upwards, clear your desk each time you finish working and ensure your shirts are properly folded and your trousers carefully hung, you’re likely to be predictable and boring(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

What tidy and messy desks say about you, writes Karan Thapar

UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 11:08 AM IST
I’m the sort of person who keeps his belongings in meticulous order. Everything has a place, often at right angles or opposite something else, and that’s where it stays
Devita Saraf and Alicia Keys at the Harvard lecture.
Devita Saraf and Alicia Keys at the Harvard lecture.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Her Keys to The Kingdom

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
The popular singer-songwriter Keys, along with husband Swizz Beats, was invited to HBS to present a paper on their lives, which was made into a case study for students.
Asiya Islam has been based in the UK for over a decade and was awarded a three-year Junior Research Fellowship after completing her PhD from Newnham College at the University of Cambridge this year.(Twitter: Asiya Islam)
Asiya Islam has been based in the UK for over a decade and was awarded a three-year Junior Research Fellowship after completing her PhD from Newnham College at the University of Cambridge this year.(Twitter: Asiya Islam)

Over 1,400 UK academics support Cambridge scholar asked to leave country

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 06:15 PM IST
Dr Asiya Islam’s application for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) was refused by the UK Home Office last week on the grounds that she had been out of Britain for longer than the stipulated period for such an application.

Diwali hacks, drools, and a touch of Purple in this week’s WTF

Hindustan Times | By Team HT Brunch
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
An Anglophile until his last days, Kohinoor amassed a collection of letters received on behalf of the British royal family.(HT File)
An Anglophile until his last days, Kohinoor amassed a collection of letters received on behalf of the British royal family.(HT File)

Boman Rashid Kohinoor: The old man of Britannia & Co passes away at 97

Mumbai | By Rachel Lopez
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 03:48 AM IST
The restaurant is also famous for Iranian and Zoroastrian dishes, particularly their sali boti, dhansak, patra ni machchi, caramel custard and Duke’s Raspberry Soda, which is hard to find elsewhere.
The 4-year-old entered the school with her family.(Instagram/@kensingtonroyal)
The 4-year-old entered the school with her family.(Instagram/@kensingtonroyal)

Video of Princess Charlotte’s first day of school makes Twitter emotional

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 07:36 PM IST
n the video, Princess Charlotte seems a bit hesitant as she enters the schoolyard for the first time holding the hand of her mother.
Google on Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Vikram Sarabhai - father of the Indian space programme “with a Doodle”(Google/Screengrab)
Google on Monday celebrated the 100th birthday of Dr Vikram Sarabhai - father of the Indian space programme “with a Doodle”(Google/Screengrab)

Google Doodle celebrates Vikram Sarabhai’s 100th birthday

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 01:00 PM IST
The Sarabhai family was an important and rich Jain business family. His father Ambalal Sarabhai was an affluent industrialist and owned several mills in Gujarat.
Amartya Sen has been called the Mother Teresa of Economics for his work on famine, human development, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, gender inequality, and political liberalism(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)
Amartya Sen has been called the Mother Teresa of Economics for his work on famine, human development, welfare economics, the underlying mechanisms of poverty, gender inequality, and political liberalism(Illustration: Unnikrishnan)

Amartya Sen: Humane Face of Economics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:36 PM IST
This Nobel laureate, writer and philosopher has made a mark with his commitment to ending poverty, deprivation and his role in creation of the UN Human Development Index.
Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy, says expert Prerna Singh Bindra.(HT Photo)
Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy, says expert Prerna Singh Bindra.(HT Photo)

Gurugram needs ‘pedestrian first’ policy to make streets walkable

UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Walking in Gurugram — and sadly in most cities — is a highrisk activity. We need to have wide, safe roads for pedestrians to move around without fear.
Two Indian-origin experts – Manali Desai and Nikku Madhusudhan – are among 13 University of Cambridge academics awarded the 2019 Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching(Photo: University of Cambridge)
Two Indian-origin experts – Manali Desai and Nikku Madhusudhan – are among 13 University of Cambridge academics awarded the 2019 Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching(Photo: University of Cambridge)

Top Cambridge prize for 2 Indian-origin academics

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The university said the awardees “demonstrate an impressive array of achievements, including developing innovative courses from scratch, incorporating the latest research into undergraduate teaching, pioneering the creative use of technology to support learning, and supporting and encouraging inclusive teaching”.
Aerial View of Dharavi in Mumbai. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT Photo by Kunal Patil)
Aerial View of Dharavi in Mumbai. Image used for representational purpose only.(HT Photo by Kunal Patil)

Rising electricity bills of Mumbai slums threaten India’s energy security, reveals Cambridge study

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 01:03 AM IST
The researchers surveyed 1,224 households in Mumbai for the study and conducted empirical analysis using covariance-based structural equation modelling.
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