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                 READERS’ SQUARE
COLLECTOR’S EDITION
    SALUTING INDIA AT 75
Rising to the clarion call of Swadeshi in the early decades of the 20th century, India’s leading scientific lights rejuvenated the country’s dormant scientific temper and instilled confidence in the people to take charge of their own destiny.
As a tribute to these unsung warriors of Swatantrata, SCIENCE INDIA will carry stories related to the role of Indian science and contributions made by our scientists in India’s freedom struggle, besides its regular stories and columns, as a follow-up to our Collector’s Edition in your hand.
Jai Hind!
          At a time when the entire nation is busy celebrating the 75th anniversary of Independence, it becomes impor- tant for us as responsible citizens to remember those who had sacrificed their lives during the freedom struggle.
Again, it is equally important for us to know the inimitable contribution made by the scientists during that pe- riod. The reason is that in spite of their significant contribution, they could not get due recognition only because our country was under the British regime. To enunciate it, Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose’s work in the field of radio waves was competent enough
to bag the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909, but it was given to Guglielmo Marconi for similar work that came after it. It was with great difficulty that Swami Vivekananda could get a chance to deliver his groundbreaking speech to the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. However, the speech will continue to be in the annals of world’s libraries for eons.
Hence, as a regular reader of Science India, I do expect to have a separate discussion on the contribu- tion made by those unsung heroes in the illustrated journal and let the na- tion pay tribute to the indelible mark made by them in the field of science.
Prof Kumud Das, Assistant Professor, School of Media and Journalism, DY Patil International University, Akurdi (Pune)
Our country witnessed the worst this year. Almost everyone lost someone and others lived in the fear of losing their loved ones. All of us read reports about how we reached this situation. No one talked about the overall pic- ture, the problems created by humans. Everyone focussed on how medicine and vaccines can help us in future but a permanent solution is not discussed.
Though Science India, for the first time we got the knowledge about other angles — whether it is the importance of environment or how Yoga can help us to avoid another pandemic. You also discussed how Ayurveda can give us a permanent solution. I would also like to mention XraySetu here from your Gadgets column. It’s a great in- novation. It is certainly important to introduce readers to such technologies.
Prateek Srivastava Journalist, Ghaziabad
I am a regular reader of your journal. However, I find the June edition of Science India an exclusive one. The article titled as The Truth Behind COVID-19... interested me the most as it is quite an investigative story, apart from being a breaking one. The revela- tion made in the story about the genesis of the pandemic is stunning. I hope to see more such stories in Science India’s future editions. In fact, the entire package of the Cover Story in the June edition has come up very well. These kind of articles will help make science communication more powerful and attract young people like me to become its loyal subscriber. Once again, let me congratulate you for coming up with the digital avatar of the magazine.
Anushka Karn Associate Analyst, Pune *Send your letters to editor@scienceindia.in
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SCIENCE INDIA AUGUST, 2021
          JUNE 2021 VOL 19 ISSUE 64
www.scienceindiamag.in PUBLISHED BY VIJNANA BHARATI
THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ CALLS FOR LOOKING BEYOND THE DISEASE-CENTRIC MODERN MEDICINE SYSTEM
NEED TO CONSERVE THE EARTH’S ENVIRONMENT WAS NEVER AS PRESSING AS IT HAS BECOME NOW
YOGA’S PROVEN EFFICACY IN IMPROVING IMMUNITY IS IDEAL TO HELP ALLEVIATE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Connecting science and people with an Indian perspective
THE
QUEST FOR
TRUTH
Amidst growing global clamour to know the truth behind the unprecedented calamity caused by coronavirus, private investigators — including three Indians — have amassed evidence on the Internet
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