Americans Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Thomas Steitz, and Israeli Ada Yonath were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for mapping the structure of key protein-making parts of cells.
Scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is of Indian origin. It has again sparked debate about lack of adequate facilities for science research in India.
Indians may win Nobel in areas like Peace or Economics, but, competing in areas of science is difficult.
Gautam Gupta has more on the story.