It is Sinhaji’s complete and unequivocal faith in the power of science that allows him to boldly venture into unknown technological terrain. “Science never lets you down, only we let science down”, he tells you.
Explaining science, understanding technology
We know the fundamental equations to predict weather, our computing power and prowess is increasing phenomenally, and the data gathering ecosystem is growing exponentially in size and reliability … so shouldn’t we also change the way we compute and predict?
By joining National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Jha’s career acquired the right direction and focus at the most opportune moment – he would go on to become a truly successful, and much decorated, aerospace scientist.
Bimal Roy’s personal integrity is complete and unimpeachable
This long chat with India’s ace psephologist Rajeeva Karandikar provides fascinating insights on the model and the method that he uses to make his poll predictions on the CNN-IBN news channel.
We got it right with Phailin, but numerical weather prediction will always pose a formidable challenge.
He was a raconteur extraordinaire, a gifted writer and always charming, witty and adorable.
My 2002 tribute to an eminent food scientist who became a sort of friend.