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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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Cautious optimism

By Prasad Ganti / May 15, 2021

Towards the end of 2020, Indian cricket team was playing test cricket in Australia. It played the first innings of the first test well. In the second innings, however, India collapsed for 36 runs and lost the test match. The current second wave of the Covid 19 virus in India has resulted in such a…

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Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day

By Navneet Bakshi / May 9, 2021

Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day   Rudyard Kipling said: “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”   Every mother loves her children. And every child adores her at least till he is a child. In some cases it lasts longer and even beyond life. My mother died young. God can’t send all…

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Unique Remembrance

By Sabita Paintal / March 26, 2021

I was stunned to hear on phone about the sudden demise of my daughters pet dog ( mac) . He was 9 years old and of pug breed , hail and hearty, small structured and lovable. He poured too much attachment to his both doctor owners and made their lives lively . He was very…

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Success and failure are not forever

By Prasad Ganti / March 6, 2021

Nations are like individuals. Success and failures carry them like roller coaster rides do. Some of it results from statistical events while some of it results from one’s own making.  No one can always be successful, nor can be immune from the downswings of life. Three science and technology examples from recent times have caught…

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Covid19 vaccination scorecard – 1

By Prasad Ganti / February 16, 2021

Now that vaccination for Covid 19 has started across countries in the world, I am watching the scorecard to see the progress. The run rate is not great at the moment, but then the innings has just started. The run rate differs amongst countries and also the controversies arising thereof. Regardless, I am expecting things…

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The “Bite”

By Vikram Karve / February 9, 2021

THE “BITE” Story by Vikram Karve ______________ Around 39 years ago – in 1982 – as a newly married couple – we lived in Curzon Road Apartments (also called Multi-Storey (MS) Apartments). Curzon Road Apartments were located between Connaught Place (CP) and India Gate on Kasturba Gandhi Road. There were 6 multi-storey buildings (A, B, C,…

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“Panauti”

By Vikram Karve / February 7, 2021

“Panauti” Story By Vikram Karve _______________ PROLOGUE In the Navy there is a term called “Jonah”. “Jonah” means a sailor (or passenger) whose presence on board a ship brings bad luck and endangers the ship. Extended to the civilian world – a “Jonah” is a person who carries a jinx and brings bad luck. The title…

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