Hindustan Times | By Charles Assisi
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Our smart devices already have a kind of consciousness. Before they evolve further, we need to formulate codes of conduct to regulate how they will interact with us, and each other.
Hindustan Times | By Paroma Mukherjee
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Truth is stranger than fiction in this photo book, or perhaps it’s one and the same, as photographs become shape shifters in the jungles of central India, the scene of several conflicts
By Sweta Kaushal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Ritika Anand, who plays a pilot in JL50 and also makes her production debut with the project, talks about conception of the desi sci-fi, the change from theatrical to digital release and more in an exclusive interview.
By Partnered Feature, HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 09:43 PM IST
This gorgeous, limited-edition smartphone has been inspired by the legendary Aventador SVJ Roadster, and perfectly captures the essence of the super sports car. Watch the video to know more.
Hindustan Times | By Lyricst and filmmaker Gulzar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:50 AM IST
The legendary poet, writer and filmmaker celebrates Ray’s Centenary Year with Brunch by penning a special tribute
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2020 05:22 PM IST
A visionary who wrote about submarines when none existed in his 1870 novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jules Verne is often referred to as the father of science fiction.
Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Twinkle Khanna says the author in her, with all its quirky humour, will always show resilience in the face of fear irrespective of who she’s up against
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 06:27 PM IST
This science fiction author and biochemist wrote and edited more than 500 books. His best works are the Foundation and Robot series. He also wrote a wide range of non-fiction textbooks.
Hindustan Times | By Vidya Subramanian
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 07:51 PM IST
Interstellar travel, sentient robots, and supercomputers... on writer Isaac Asimov’s birth centenary, a look back at his legacy
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 04:23 PM IST
In a candid chat, Zayn, Wasim and Nazim, the three founders of Youtube channel Round2hell, tell us about their viral videos, how they create their content and their most challenging video yet in the new series, Cyber Heroes.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Prannay
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 10:19 AM IST
Move over Isaac Asimov and HG Wells — it’s time you picked up the layered feminist science fiction of Joanna Russ, or the socially conscious speculative works of Octavia E Butler and PD James, the dystopia imagined by Margaret Atwood and Mary Shelley’s enduring Promethean tale Frankenstein.
By Manik Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2019 09:52 PM IST
As a new Terminator film arrives in India next month, here’s why time travel, with its suspenseful blind corners, is such a successful trope
London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 10:32 AM IST
Margaret Atwood, 79, is the oldest-ever Booker winner. Bernardine Evaristo, who is of Anglo-Nigerian heritage, is the first black woman to take the trophy. She has published seven previous books.
By Mimi Mondal
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Today’s authors are criticising the questionable heroes of the past. It is a reflection of what’s happening in the world
San Francisco | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 08:41 AM IST
Facebook-backed researchers have managed to translate brain signals into spoken words, bringing the social network’s vision of linking brains and machines closer to reality.
Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 05:50 PM IST
From bird-pulled contraptions to hot-air balloons, a look at the pseudoscience and wild imagination that populated lunar sci-fi until the mid-19th century.
Hindustan Times | By Medha Shri Dahiya
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi’s latest book There’s a Monster Under My Bed! is not just another addition to children literature. It’s a book that will help kids and their parents deal with childhood fears before they transmute. And she also talks about FOMO and JOMO.
Hindustan Times | By Ankita G Menon
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2019 12:30 AM IST
Supported by the Ambernath Municipal Council (AMC), locals are crowdsourcing books and setting up reading centres at strategic points, all for free.
By Mimi Mondal
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 07:12 AM IST
Some of us have always lived in dystopias. Inclusiveness, empathy and hope are the brickwork of the future.
Hindustan Times | By Revati Laul
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 10:35 AM IST
Quite unlike stories set in the city, The Town That Laughed promises to make you hear the cackle of the old grandmother and the lone bicycle bell getting louder as its approaches
By Shreekant Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 03:35 PM IST
The decision of the Nobel Prize committee to recognise William Nordhaus is welcome since it focuses attention on practical solutions to global warming
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 05:02 PM IST
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, NASA has named 21 constellations after present day mythical heroes and objects. From The Hulk to Doctor Who’s TARDIS, Godzilla to Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, and Albert Einstein to the Starship Enterprise, all of those things have now been memorialised in the stars.
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 10:02 AM IST
While Comic Con has certainly created space for artistes, it has also benefitted the large franchises disproportionately. The downside of such soaring popularity is the temptation to cater to the lowest common denominator.
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 08:25 PM IST
Currently, trial credit systems, operated by businesses such as Tencent and Alibaba are functioning in China.Based on this scoring system, authorities had blocked people from taking 11.14 million flights and 4.25 million high-speed train trips.
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 08:17 PM IST
If artificial intelligence can write, direct, and make music; what’s left for us humans?
Hindustan Times | By Jayati Bhola
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 11:37 AM IST
Dalit writer Mimi Mondal and lawyer Gautam Bhatia are on the shortlist for the Oscars of the sci-fi world.
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 08:06 PM IST
From that famous opening sequence of the Dawn of Man to the enchanting Stargate sequence; from the confident equanimity of HAL’s voice to the mystery of the monolith, perhaps the reason the film has withstood the test of time is that it explores as many themes of visual art, human endeavour, and philosophy as it does of science