NEW DELHI - K Subrahmanyam (1929 - 2011), the strategic guru for most Indian security analysts who passed away on Feb 2 after a long struggle with diabetes and cancer combined the finest qualities of head and heart. A civil servant who shunned the trappings of power in a hierarchy obsessed society - he opted for the monk like austerity of the think-tank. Sapru House on Barakahmaba Road in New Delhi was where I first met KS in 1987 when he was in the last phase of his tenure as the Director of the IDSA. His name was familiar from the many thought-provoking edit page articles he wrote and I had also heard him occasionally on radio. Unlike many of his peers, he had an easy relationship with the uniformed fraternity and encouraged me in my own study at the time - the aircraft carrier and the relevance of naval-air for India.
LONDON - Scientists have found that type 2 insulin (IGF-II) growth factor reinforces memory and prevents forgetfulness in animal models.