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By Ushasurya | December 27, 2021

It is just amazing . Math rules every second of our life. The evolved persons of the yore insist that everything revolves around Math.There are people who hate Math and people who love it. But in schools, it was one subject where you could score full marks, unlike  as in  the Art subjects. If all…

वड़वानल – 11

By Charumati Ramdas | July 20, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   आर. के. के  भावावेश में दिये गए, सुलगाने वाले भाषण के पश्चात् एक भयावह शान्ति छा गई । आर. के. पलभर को रुका और उसने सबको आह्वान दिया – ‘‘हम, आज, यहाँ नेताजी को याद करते हुए शपथ लें कि स्वतन्त्रताप्राप्ति के लिए मेरे प्रिय हिन्दुस्तान को…

******आना इस बार ज़रूर होली पर************ 

By Navneet Bakshi | March 24, 2021

******आना इस बार ज़रूर होली पर************                                                                                                                             ( Picture from internet) सोचा करती थी मैं कि जब हम एक संग होंगे कितने सुन्दर तब होली के रंग होंगे   यूँ तो बरसाए हैं बहुतेरों ने रंग हर होली पर लेकिन कैसा कर दिया जादू तुमने दिल पर कि मुझे अब और कोई रंग नहीं भाता रंगे मेरे मन से…

Rudakov’s Micro Stories

By Charumati Ramdas | July 28, 2020

  Rudakov’s Stories of 72 Words Each Writer: Sergei Nosov Translated from Russian by A. Charumati Ramdas   Seventh Digit Lucky…She, definitely, didn’t eat them, as strictly required by law, but always displayed them – every tram-ticket went through verification. Did it mechanically: before dumping the ticket into purse, added the first three and the…

Happy Krishna Janmastami

By Suresh Rao | August 30, 2021

Today/tonight is the day most Hindus (including those who believe in Hinduism as a way of life,) remember Krishna (also pronounced KRSHNA).              I remember how I got reminded of this day, way back in time, during my active working years.  Visit an old blog of mine at where…

An Encounter with Covid 19

By Navneet Bakshi | January 21, 2022

Hmm. Should I call it an encounter? Assault will be a better word to use, I think. To the best of my understanding of the nuanced difference between an encounter and assault, in an encounter, one is equally equipped to fight the opponent, while assault is used when one is suddenly accosted by an enemy.…

Wings of Research and Analysis by Rcay

By Rcay | September 7, 2020

  Excerpt from the preface of my book in progress                                     Wings of Research and Analysis by Rcay I am a teacher by choice. As I am a teacher, I must be a researcher and a leader too.…

E Pluribus Unum (Out of many One)

By Suresh Rao | March 6, 2022

For some in Asia, Middle-east and the Socialist-world, the financial district of Lower Manhattan NYC, brings visions of a cold blooded greedy place where people of  white European ancestry mint money on ‘Wall Street’ only to ruin rest of the world!   What is Lower Manhattan really like? What does it look like today as America remembers 9/11 attack…

Women who missed out on Nobel prizes

By Prasad Ganti | October 2, 2021

I wrote the following blog for our astronomy club’s monthly newsletter. The season of Nobel prizes is coming soon, in a week or so. It has been more than a century of Nobel prizes for the highest human achievements in the field of Sciences,Literature, Economics and Peace. Some controversies and some supposed misses have occurred…

वड़वानल -44

By Charumati Ramdas | August 17, 2020

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद : आ. चारुमति रामदास         ‘तलवार’    से निकलते ही रॉटरे ने ‘तलवार’    की बागडोर कैप्टेन जोन्स  को थमा दी । ‘‘जोन्स,   ‘तलवार’   की ज़िम्मेदारी अब तुम पर है । एक बात ध्यान में रखो, एक  भी  गोरे  सैनिक  अथवा  अधिकारी  का  बाल  भी  बाँका  नहीं  होना  चाहिए…

OPINION – AGNIPATH Initiative By Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri) Of India Is Commendable

By Suresh Rao - June 19, 2022 - 0
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(photo) courtesy CNN News18 AGNIPATH is the name assigned to an initiative by Government of India to recruit ‘volunteering’ males and females between ages of 17.5 and 26 (upper age limit extended recently, to accommodate more candidates who had previously applied to join but could not join due to COVID pandemic…) for ‘short-term’ employment in Defense forces of India, with…

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Dipika, Sita of 1980s TV serial RAMAYAN, is a still popular on social media

By Suresh Rao - May 23, 2022 - 2
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   (image) courtesy INDIA TV website Edited by: Shriya Bhasin New Delhi Updated on: May 22, 2022 14:35 IST EXCERPTS FROM INDIA TV Web post, May 22 2022  Ramayan’s Sita aka Dipika Chikhlia happens to be one of the most active celebrities on social media. She is now a mother of two children, happily married to a businessman.   Taking to the photo-sharing…

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Every third kid in Karnataka under-nourished

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 1
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Suraksha P, writes in Deccan Herald News Service, Bengaluru, MAY 16 2022, 01:08 IST UPDATED: MAY 16 2022, 03:43 IST (pic) DHNS file photo (Representative Image) Kids born to thin mothers are stunted and the prevalence of stunting is higher in rural areas than urban areas.  Stunting or low height for age is a sign of chronic under-nutrition. Mid day meals at school not…

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Slippery Carpet or Tight Rope Walk?

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - 1
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Anand Mishra, writes in DHNS, New Delhi, MAY 15 2022, 22:42 IST  UPDATED: MAY 15 2022, 22:48 IST (pic) Credit: PTI Photo SENIOR COGRESS LEADERS GREET SONIA GANDHI (Congress President)  Facing the twin challenge of arresting Congress’s decline in most states and the need to recapture power at the Centre, Udaipur Nav Sankalp Declaration. Read more at: In its Nav Sankalp…

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Marie Curie … Major Contributions

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Marie Curie … Major Contributions
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Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867 – 1934) was a Polish-born French scientist, who is one of the most famous women in the field of science. Her work on radioactivity paved the way for future scientific as well as medicinal advancements. Coming from a family of teachers, Marie deeply believed in the importance of a good education. She studied Physics and Mathematics at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Marie Curie is most famous for her work on…

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Maldives President issues decree to ban ‘anti-India-protests’

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Maldives President issues decree to ban ‘anti-India-protests’
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Nirupama Subramanian writes in The Indian Express-   (Photo) for illustrative purposes. Copyright is with Indian Express. Amid the “India Out” campaign that has been roiling Maldives for months, its President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, issued a decree on Thursday banning protests against INDIA, citing a threat to national security. More on this@ Maldives issues decree to ban anti-India protests (…

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Ancient Civilizations (you may not have heard about)

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Ancient Civilizations (you may not have heard about)
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   (pic) Indus (Harappan) thought to be Ancient-West-Asian-Indus civilization site (for illustrative purposes only) Alicia Delay has written about ancient civilizations, other than Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Harappan (also known as Indus.) Following 16 slides with pictures, have information about such ancient civilizations.  Some of them could be as old or even older than the Indus civilization. View the slides (at link below) to…

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By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on INDIA MOURNS DEMISE OF UAE PRESIDENT
in , , , (Wion Web Team) – Yesterday 9:50 pm – India has declared a one-day state mourning on Saturday (14-05-22) as a mark of respect to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who died on Friday (13-05-22) at age 73. In a communication issued by the Union Home Ministry to all states and union territories on Friday, the Government of India…

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New BTech Program at IISc Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on New BTech Program at IISc Bengaluru
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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has been ranked the “world’s top research university,” in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World Rankings 2022, an annual publication of university rankings. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore will soon begin the registration process for the new bachelor’s degree program, BTech in Mathematics and Computing. JEE Advanced scores will be used to determine…

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How are President and Vice President picked in India?

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on How are President and Vice President picked in India?
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Excerpts from the writings of Swati Mathur at Times of India website… (pic) Copyright provided by the Times of India NEW DELHI: Months before elections for the President and Vice President, murmurs within the opposition camp suggest that a contest is certain, unless the ruling NDA comes up with a surprise candidature that puts the opposition parties in a fix. Currently…

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Buddha Birth Celebrations… Lumbini Nepal

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Buddha Birth Celebrations… Lumbini Nepal
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Image above is a recent map of NEPAL. Lumbini is at the border between India and Nepal. Interestingly, even Janakpur where Sita (wife of Rama) was born, is also at the border between India and Nepal; Janakpur can be located inside NEPAL now.  NEPAL and INDIA share lots of common spiritual history and ancient geography. Coming to TIBET region, 8…

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Travel Destinations… Southern India

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Travel Destinations… Southern India
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Folks… Links below show travel destinations in Southern India. Enrich your life experiences by travel to these destinations. Karnataka Tourist Place Photos – Best Places to Visit in Karnataka ( Welcome to Kerala Tourism – Official Website of Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala Welcome to Official Website of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Corporation Visit Telangana – Official Tourism Information for…

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Wonder Woman is back in America!

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Wonder Woman is back in America!
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In these times of violence in movies (not to mention, gun-fights, sword fights, stone throwing, on the streets supported by political parties…) kids, teenagers (college going included,) need better entertainment on TV screens, at least during holidays. There is hardly any family entertainment lately on TV screens for us to sit in front of TV… some of our grandchildren want…

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Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, contributed to architecture of an Atom

By Suresh Rao - May 15, 2022 - Comments Off on Niels Bohr, Danish physicist, contributed to architecture of an Atom
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Niels Bohr (photo image from 1922) ——————————————————————————————— In 1922, Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist, made foundational contributions to the structure of an atom, the smallest stable unit, of a physical substance. He won a Nobel Prize for developing the ‘Bohr model of atom’ in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and electrons revolve in stable orbits…

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‘Mini Bengal’ in my brother’s clinic

By Sunil Sharma - May 9, 2022 - 1
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Education and skill development are very potent instruments of sociopolitical and economic transformation. Nelson Mandela, the great African leader once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” How aptly it applies in the case of my brother?   After working in Iran and Yemen for a few years, the surgeon-gynaecologist duo of…

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The Crimson Island

By Charumati Ramdas - May 7, 2022 - Comments Off on The Crimson Island

Decoding M.Bulgakov’s The Crimson Island                                                               A.Charumati Ramdas The Crimson Island, written by the author of Master and Margarita, remains one of the most mysterious plays of world. Looking quite innocent on the surface, the play, which saw the stage just for one theatrical season, only in Moscow, was first published as a satirical sketch on 20th April 1924 in the newspaper NAKANUNE. Bulgakov, for that matter…

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Raja Ravi Varma paintings… what are they worth today?

By Suresh Rao - May 2, 2022 - 1
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April 29th, was Raja Ravi Varma birthday. An young couple in our neighborhood… a Konkani girl who knew Kannada from Goa, married to a Bengaluru boy… were getting ready to move to their newly purchased apartment in Electronic-city, after selling their (grand) parental home in a suburban Bengaluru area. This young IT savvy couple did not want all art and…

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Thomas Edison… manager of teamwork based research… not inventor of light bulb!

By Suresh Rao - May 1, 2022 - 2
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               1922 photo of Thomas Edison         Edison testing first light bulb (illustration) ———————————————————————————————————————— Edison Born: Feb 11, 1847 [Milan Ohio, USA]   Died: Oct 18, 1931 [West Orange New Jersey, USA (at age 84) ] ————————————————————————————————————————                                       …

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By Suresh Rao - April 29, 2022 - 2
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Chidanand Rajghatta writes in the Times of India dated 29-04-22, on this. ‘The relentless US effort to cajole New Delhi into its sphere of influence will continue with yet another meeting between President Joe Biden and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Quad summit in Tokyo in May. The White House confirmed on Wednesday that Biden will travel to…

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Bengaluru… Cricket and MG Road connection

By Suresh Rao - April 28, 2022 - Comments Off on Bengaluru… Cricket and MG Road connection
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Folks; After a lapse of 7-yrs, I picked up my feet to walk on MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Street, all before a visit to Bengaluru Cricket Stadium, to watch Sri Lanka-India 2nd test match, on Day-1. I was in that stadium in year 2015 too, to watch a IPL T20 cricket match. I was gifted a IPL T-shirt…

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