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Nobel Prizes 2021

By Prasad Ganti / October 17, 2021

This is the time of the year again when the Nobel prizes are announced, mankind’s highest awards given to one of their best contributors. I have been fascinated by the prizes since my teenage years. Particularly after reading “The Prize” by Irving Wallace, which is a plot based on Nobel prizes. Wallace did a lot…

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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…

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Covid19 vaccinations scorecard – 2

By Prasad Ganti / September 7, 2021

I never imagined that I would be writing so many blogs on Covid. Probably into double figures by now. Given the impact of the pandemic on the global scene for more than a year now, I have been following the scorecard of vaccinations across the world. I wrote the first part of the scorecard back…

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“Chhori aur chhora medal laave”

By Prasad Ganti / August 12, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020 just concluded. Delayed by a year from 2020 to 2021 due to the pandemic, stymied by the constraint of not having any audiences, the games went very well. Overall, US won the highest number of medals, followed by China. India had the best Olympic performance by winning seven medals including one gold.…

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Going into Space

By Prasad Ganti / July 21, 2021

In a space of ten days, two spacecraft carried different sets of people to the edge of the space and brought them back to Earth. There are differences in their approaches to their respective missions. Much is being made of the billionaires involved in the so-called space race. With some questioning on the priorities for…

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The Infrastructure

By Prasad Ganti / July 18, 2021

I simply love infrastructure.  The structures and facilities which people take for granted. And not wondering where the power into your home outlets comes from. The behind the scenes happenings which make cell phones possible. Billions of tons of cargo shipped across the world’s oceans. Millions of people moved across vast distances by trains, buses…

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The Caves

By Prasad Ganti / July 4, 2021

Caves are natural wonders. Nature sculpts these underground dwellings by the action of water flow. They evoke beauty like the other natural formations –  canyons, waterfalls, mountains and forests. Several decades ago, I was fascinated by reading about a cave system called Mammoth cave in the state of Kentucky. I added it to my list…

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Digital currency and crime

By Prasad Ganti / June 12, 2021

A type of digital crime called ransomware is making rounds. It is a digital attack impacting the data stored on computers across the world. The stolen data is not retrievable unless a ransom is paid. The concept of attacks and ransom is as old as human civilization is. But now the content and the techniques…

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Escape from a Lab ?

By Prasad Ganti / May 30, 2021

When the Covid 19 pandemic started more than a year ago, there was a speculation that the virus was a human engineered one and that it escaped from a Lab in China. It sounded like a wild idea and was dismissed by the scientists as not probable. Chinese wet markets where live animals are sold…

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The Bandish Bandits

By Prasad Ganti / May 22, 2021

I recently saw a mini serial titled “Bandish Bandits”. It is based on hindustani classical music. Involving a musical family from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The music is very enthralling. So are the visuals highlighting the splendors of Jodhpur. The sprawling city amidst historical forts and buildings. Such musicals inspire the way the movies of yesteryears like…

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