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14 Peaks – nothing is impossible

By Prasad Ganti / December 13, 2021

Nirmal Purja of Nepal has achieved something which is nearly impossible. By climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in a span of 7 months. Climbing just one of them is a tall order, but all of them in such a short span of time. Hence the title of a recent documentary telling the story of…

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The Red Dragon

By Prasad Ganti / November 21, 2021

China, the Red Dragon, has arrived on the global stage as a superpower. It is sitting on foreign currency reserves of trillions of dollars. Manufacturing prowess makes it a major exporter in the world. Infrastructure is well developed. It is a nuclear power with a massive conventional army and firepower. It could not have been…

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The Climate Summit COP26

By Prasad Ganti / November 14, 2021

With unprecedented heat waves in the US and Europe and flash floods and forest fires in Europe and China, the global climate is clearly deteriorating. Storms of the century happening almost every year. This is the general consensus among the scientific community. There are skeptics, particularly with vested interests in the status quo of the…

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Everybody yearns for Appreciation

By Rcay / November 10, 2021

Everybody yearns for appreciation. Yet most of us are shy of appreciating others. We may forward many useless political trash but are often reluctant to even acknowledge an interesting write up from our near and dear ones. Appreciation is the lubricant that make us to perform our best. The beauty of appreciation is that it…

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How to be Happy always

By Rcay / November 10, 2021

I have found the following very useful to be happy(1) I catch up with my classmates of school, college and old colleagues and students. I talk somewhere between 15 minutes to almost one hour each to at least five of them daily. When we talk, and revive our old memories, we go back in our…

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Data Scientist, Sexiest Job Today

By Suresh Rao / October 17, 2021

“A Harvard Business Review says, ‘Data Scientist’ is the sexiest job of the 21st century.” “With the growing demand in the market with fat salaries, Data Science is becoming the problem solver for businesses.” “Salary reviews suggest that more than 1.5K Data Science professionals working in India are getting paid more than 1 crore per annum.”…

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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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Vibrant Indian expats celebrate Ganesh festival in Holland with Orange decoration

By Suresh Rao / September 28, 2021

Holland is home to thosands of young Indian expats. Companies like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS,)  Tata Steel, Infosys, Sun Pharma (many other too,) employ highly skilled software engineers who have brought Indian festivities to the delight of natives there! Once a year, the city of Amstelveen, at Amsterdam’s southern end, plays host to a true…

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INDIA PM Modi’s 3-day Visit to USA … my musings

By Suresh Rao / September 25, 2021

After Joseph (Joe) Biden became President of US in January ’21 (winning a photo finish race for ‘White House’ beating former President Donald Trump,) this is the first time PM Modi of India is making a 3-day visit to US… visiting Washington DC for one-on-one meetings with President Biden, VP Kamala Harris… also heads of…

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