By Peter Griffin
Published: 17, Feb 2012

I handle the 'Life' section of Forbes India. In previous lives, I was an advertising creative director, voice-over artist, RJ, TV host, web producer and content architect, freelance travel writer, columnist, and consultant to NGOs. I've been blogging since 2003, and co-founded the South-East Asia Tsunami & Earthquake and Mumbai Help blogs (which, with other similar initiatives later became the WorldWideHelp group), and the writers’ community, Caferati. I'm a keen student of collaboration and online culture. I also co-curated the Literature section of the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival from 2006 to 2012. Aside from Twitter (link below), you could also follow me on Facebook or Google+.

So, when we sat down to think up our current issue's cover, and our capo di tutti capi, Indrajit Gupta, outlined the package, explaining how all the pieces built a picture of a possible scientific renaissance in India, one of the first thoughts that sprang to our lips was "Finally! Enough about Aryabhata!" For once, there was very little debate, and that's the line you'll see on the cover of the issue.


But why am I going on and on about something that our able editor has covered far more succinctly — and calmly! — in his editorial? It's because I'd like to propose a little meme.

If you know of Indians doing really cool things in the world of science, stuff that will make for a better India, a better world, post about it via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or whatever you social media poison is.

Just add the tag #EnoughAboutAryabhata

For instance,

Pranav Mistry is revolutionising human-computer interfaces! bit.ly/wmAWSL #EnoughAboutAryabhata

We'll keep a look out for your posts, and retweet or reshare them, as the case may be.

If you're not on the social media bandwagon, be our guest, leave a comment here.


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    Eagerly waiting for the issue

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