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Podcast  >  The Bigger Picture  >  The Daily Digest  >  The Daily Digest: Indian Science(fiction) Congress?

The Daily Digest: Indian Science(fiction) Congress?

Kamala Thiagarajan, Writer and freelance journalist | Sohini C, Journalist

14-Jan-19 14:00

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As published in an NPR report and an SCMP article, some speakers in the Indian Science Congress made several unscholarly claims. These claims include how an ancient demon-king had planes and that India had been making test-tube babies for thousands of years. How did a prestigious science platform end up spouting pseudoscientific ideas? We speak to the journalists behind the articles.

Correction: It was Sohini C's South China Morning Post article that referenced a press clarification about why one of the speakers might have told mythological stories around science, and not the NPR article.


Produced by: Tina Carmillia and Raghu Sharma

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Tina Carmillia and Tee Shiao Eek

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