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

By Suresh Rao / May 15, 2022

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…

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The Crimson Island

By Charumati Ramdas / May 7, 2022

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…

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Raja Ravi Varma paintings… what are they worth today?

By Suresh Rao / May 2, 2022

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…

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

By Suresh Rao / May 1, 2022

               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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Bengaluru… Cricket and MG Road connection

By Suresh Rao / April 28, 2022

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…

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Tropical fruits, vegetables… not to be refrigerated and why!

By Suresh Rao / April 28, 2022

21 slides at link posted below help us understand why certain types of fruits, vegetables, grapes and plums grown in tropical climates should not be refrigerated. There are sliders with information in them for Ketchups and Pickles made out of them too. Does this advise make sense to you? Comments welcome. You shouldn’t refrigerate these…

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Rajeev Chandrasekhar sees $one trillion economy boost in India by 2025 from Electronics and IT development

By Suresh Rao / April 27, 2022

   (pic) Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State, Electronics, IT, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar (MOS GOI) is seeing green shoots in Emerging Digital Technologies in India to generate $1 trillion in economic value for India by 2025. He foresees fulfilment of the $5 trillion economy ambition of PM of India; Rajeev foresees his…

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India’s Covid fightback a learning lesson in Overseas Universities

By Suresh Rao / April 27, 2022

© Provided by The Indian Express  “India’s Covid Fightback has become a learning lesson in overseas Universities”,  says Dr. Preetha Reddy,  Senior Vice President, Apollo Hospitals at the XLRI 66th Annual Convocation held at Jamshedpur Jharkhand India. — Dr. Preetha Reddy, Sr VP, Apollo Hospitals, was key note speaker at the 66th annual convocation of…

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Alert woman constable saves man from falling into railway tracks at Egmore Chennai

By Suresh Rao / April 26, 2022

Sunday Railway News An alert woman cop of Railway Protection Force (RPF) saved a man from falling into railway tracks as train was about leave Egmore station at Chennai. Watch video. Constable A Mathuri, who was on duty at the platform, showed good presence of mind and rushed in and pulled the man away from…

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Tourist Visas for Chinese Nationals suspended in India

By Suresh Rao / April 23, 2022

NEW DELHI: Global airlines body IATA says India’s “tourist visas issued to nationals of China are no longer valid”. Top government officials said India is still giving business, employment, diplomatic and official visas to Chinese nationals. India’s decision to keep Chinese tourists out also comes in the wake of Chinese reluctance to allow Indian students,…

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