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Reportage on health, science and politics. And some meditations on film

Science and Health

The Space Idli Mission

K Radhakrishna, the man who cooks up the things Indian astronauts will eat in outer space, also has made-to-order space rasgullas, curries, fruits and vegetables on his menu In January 2010, five months after the unmanned moon probeChandrayaan was abruptly terminated—a  year before its completion, since radio contact with the mooncraft was lost—the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) announced a…