Category Archives: History

My grandpa built a library for future generations

By Purva Grover

As a child, I didn’t know that my maternal grandpa was a scholar. He was a doctor — I knew that — from the black nameplate that hung outside the door — Dr Krishan Dhavan. But what kind of doctor, I was unsure of. Doctors wear stethoscopes, right? He didn’t. Neither did I know that he was an important, famous man. He was just Nana, simple. Continue reading My grandpa built a library for future generations

How prepared can a city be for an earthquake? Very, turns out

By Bernd Debusmann Jr.

At 11 minutes before midnight local time on Thursday, September 7, Mexico was jolted by a magnitude 8.1 earthquake — the strongest in a century. Despite the fact that over 90 people were left dead and that scores of buildings were destroyed in the south of the country, many Mexicans breathed a sigh of relief. Things could have been far worse. Continue reading How prepared can a city be for an earthquake? Very, turns out