Asghar Farhadi sends an Astronaut to receive his academy award

Asghar Farhadi was conspicuous with his absence this Sunday when he received Academy award in the foreign film category for his film The Salesman. His award was received by an Astronaut and a NASA scientist.   The NASA scientist explained that Farhadi chose them over many other American Iranians to receive the award to send a message to the present political dispensation that when you … Continue reading Asghar Farhadi sends an Astronaut to receive his academy award

What Dhoti wearing pandits know, even NASA scientists don’t: Rajnath Singh

India’s “neighbourhood pandits” were better than NASA and that if the US space agency could predict solar and lunar eclipses a month in advance, the pandits could predict them for the next 100 years by looking at the ‘panchang’ (Hindu calendar). Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday advocated a “comprehensive change in the country’s education system” for students to realise that foreign countries were not … Continue reading What Dhoti wearing pandits know, even NASA scientists don’t: Rajnath Singh