Gautam R. Desiraju

General Articles

54. Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Polymath and Bharatiya: His Contributions To Science Education That Remain Grossly Underrated. Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2020 Dec 13 Link

53. Takeaways From Chandrayaan-2: Because There Can’t Be A Better Time To Make A Few Observations About Indian Science. Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2019 Sep 07 Link


52. Science And Society – What Do They Owe Each Other? Gautam Desiraju, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 3232. PDF

51. Unstable Boundaries: A Holiday Trip To Quetta Or Peshawar, Anyone? Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2019, March 08, Link

50. More Important Than You Think: Quota For Economically Weak And 25 Per Cent Increase In Educational Seats, Gautam Desiraju ,  Swarajya, 2019, Jan 17,  Link

49. Why Indian Science Congress Has Outlived Its Utility, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2019, Jan 11, Link

48. Searching For The Best Idea Of India, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2018, Dec. 19, Link

47. Three Science Academies Are Two Too Many, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2018, May 30,  Link

46. The Idea Of Pakistan: Why ‘New Medina’ Is Far Removed From The Muslim State, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya2018, March 04, Link

45. Jawaharlal Nehru University, At A Dangerous Inflection Point, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2018, Jan 01. Link

44. Book Review: Essays in the Philosophy of Chemistry, Eric Scerri and Grant Fisher (eds), Gautam Desiraju, Current Science, 2017, June 25. PDF

43. If Creating Institutions Of Eminence Is To Be More Than A Naming Exercise, Here Are A Few Ideas, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2017, May 25. Link

42. Indian science needs hard work: duplication isn’t synergy, Gautam Desiraju, The Hindu, 2017, May 10. Link

41. A NITI Aayog Model For Education: Why Campuses Should Welcome Research With Open Arms, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2017, April 30. Link

40. India’s Education Is At A Crossroads: Time For Some Hard Decisions, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2017, April 12. Link

39. High Time The CSIR Proved Its Mettle Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2017, February 08. Link

38. Rs 100 Crore From The Govt If You Get The Nobel Prize” Is Not How You Get One, Gautam Desiraju, Swarajya, 2017, January 08. Link

37. Are scientists responsible for communicating their work to the general public? Gautam Desiraju, The Hindu, 2017, January 01. Link

36. Some themes in chemical crystallography pertinent to the Indian contribution, Gautam Desiraju, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, 2014, 94, 1-8. PDF

35. Crystallography in the north east region Gautam Desiraju, International Year of crystallography: In the context of India and the north east region PDF

34. Crystallography and geopolitics Gautam Desiraju, Science, 2014, 343, 1057-1057. PDF

33. Chemistry in India: Unlocking the potential Arunan, E; Brakaspathy, R; Desiraju, GR ; Sivaram, S Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 114-117. PDF

32. Policy: Bold strategies for Indian science Gautam Desiraju Nature 2012, 484, 159-160. PDF

31. h-index: Is it necessary? Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2011, 100, 959. PDF

30. Old toddy in new bottles Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2010, 99, 1160. PDF

29. The case, once more, for a united academy of sciences of India Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2010, 99, 1510. PDF

28. Nowhere man Desiraju, GR and Ghosh, A Nature India 2010, Link

27. Where are the science leaders? Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2010, Link

26. The quality-quantity conundrum Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2010, Link

25. L’Affaire CSIR Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2009, Link

24. Liberating our universities Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2009, Link

23. Faculty positions in scientific/academic institutions and citizenship issues Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2008, 94, 839. PDF

22.In God we trust Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2008, Link

21. Neither quality nor quantity Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2008, Link

20. Not made in India Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2008, Link

19. The foreign hand Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2008, Link

18. The Raman effect Gautam Desiraju Nature India 2008, Link

17. Science education and research in India Gautam Desiraju EPW Vol. XLIII, 2008, No. 24, June 14. PDF

16. Probing misconduct Basu Sandip K, Bhargava PM, Sunder R, Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2007, 93, 20. PDF

15. China shows the way in science education Gautam Desiraju The Hindu 2007, 19 February. Link

14. In retrospect: Intellect and Intuition Gautam Desiraju Nature, 2006, 443, 398. Link

13. Chemistry-The middle kingdom Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2005, 88, 374. PDF

12. Balancing the equation Gautam Desiraju Current Science, 2005, 89, 5. PDF

11. Midsummer madness Gautam Desiraju Nature, 2004, 431, 25-25. PDF

10. For whom the bells toll Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2004, 87, 276. PDF

9. Sir Arthur Cotton Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2003, 85, 236. PDF

8. Crystal: In search of clarity Gautam Desiraju Nature 2003, 423, 485-485. PDF

7. Polite and impolite Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2002, 82, 9. PDF

6. Somthing is rotten in the state of education Gautam Desiraju Current Science 2001, 80, 1248. PDF

5. The all-chemist – Linus Pauling set the agenda for a century of chemical research Gautam Desiraju Nature 2000, 408, 407-407.

4. Chemists in Their Element Book Review: Mendeleyev’s dream: The quest for the elements Gautam Desiraju Nature 2000, 408, 29-30.

3. Reactions of a Chemical Kindred Book Review: Candid science: Conversations with famous chemists Gautam Desiraju Nature 2000, 405, 996-997. PDF

2. The ultimate goal of science Gautam Desiraju Current Science 1999, 77, 485. PDF

1. More comments on the NSU and related matters Gautam Desiraju Current Science 1995, 68, 1165. PDF