Kabir Firaque, a newsroom veteran of three decades, has been part of The Indian Express editorial team since 2008. A civil engineer by education, he writes on science, mathematics, puzzles, and issues related to Assam. He tweets @KabirFiraque
The bunnies have a gestation period, however short, but the shares can multiply 24×7.
Lee was a lot else besides Dracula, including a British World War II veteran, but the Count has only that single enduring identity outside of Bram Stoker’s novel.
Four variables always add up to 4,030 for each of these six leaders; why must it be so?
A village has a scheme to improve its child sex ratio, but will it work?
This week, we invite readers to play a game invented by the late John Nash
This week, Problematics explores a tiny village in Odisha and its unique bond with Delhi and Mumbai.
When it makes sense to count one end as odd and the other as even, and when it does not
Can you unearth 10 simple proverbs from sentences that don't seem to make sense?
Should the farmer claim compensation at separate rates for paddy and wheat, or go for a consolidated claim?
If you thought the Singapore math puzzle was hard to crack, we came up with something equally tough.
In this week's Problematics, we bring together movie giants Godzilla, King Kong and, a creation of internet, giant squid.
Finally, here was something I could understand. More importantly, here was the number I could launch your puzzle with.
In this week's Problematics, the examination season has given us some puzzling inspiration.
In this week's Problematics, we place bets on who will win the World Cup against a professional bookie and a dumb one.
A blog for people who like to solve problems using common sense or aam aadmi mathematics.
The World Cup with its round-robin format provides for some delightful mathematical entertainment
Shakuntala Devi had a passion for mathematics and a gift for sharing it
We grew up watching Bond. Hes grown up too. He still has a weakness for women and martinis but now fights for a cause and against his own demons.
As James Bond turns 50,the revelation of Nikki van der Zyl as the voice behind many Bond girls gives addicts a reason to revisit their DVDs
Northeasterner is a sweeping description for countless identities. There is a world to explore beyond it
Bertrand Tavernier,who won the lifetime achievement award at IFFI 2011,reflects on what drives him and his films.
Film Bazaar promoted Indian films at Cannes too
It has set out to acquire a flavour more international than ever,and chosen French auteur Bertrand Tavernier for the Lifetime Achievement Award that it has revived
Focus on easy arithmetic and real-world examples like the IPL,and our kids will be better mathematicians.