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Vaccine contracts in US to combat Corona virus

By Suresh Rao / August 12, 2020

YAHOO NEWS (ALEX WONG) August 12, 2020, 4:42 AM·2 mins read President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced a $1.5 billion contract with US biotech company Moderna for 100 million doses of an eventual coronavirus vaccine, the sixth such deal reached since May. This is 6th vaccine contract announced in USA. “I’m pleased to announce that…

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Doing Business With the Other China (Taiwan)

By Suresh Rao / August 12, 2020

Excerpts from the article ‘Doing Business with the Other China’ by Anilesh S Mahajan, India Today, Aug 10, 2020  Yang-Wei Liu, Chairman of the Taiwan based Hon Hei precision industry Company, better known for its electronics manufacturing arm, Foxconn, told shareholders that he saw India as a bright spot for business development. Foxconn, a major…

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Kamala Harris, VP candidate in coming US Elections

By Suresh Rao / August 12, 2020

Photo  I got over WhatsApp. The little girl at bottom right is likely to be Kamala when she visited her grandparents in Chennai with her mother, then a civil rights activist from Chennai (at left) [HOPE I AM CORRECT here… this picture is a Whatsapp forward] Campaigning is on in USA for  next President of…

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Hey Ram… I too have shed my tears, not blood!

By Suresh Rao / August 12, 2020

I was a six year old when he was shot dead by an assassin at point blank range in Delhi. I did not know anything about the Mahatma or the reason for his brutal murder… because, I was just a carefree kid then who had just started attending school, played ‘gilly danda’ with friends inside…

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What Happens If Larsen C (Ice shelf in Antartica) Melts!

By Suresh Rao / August 11, 2020

(pic 1) View of Larsen C Ice Shelf Inset view in pic-1 is of South Pole. The  Yellow and Pink colored patches are the cracks  where Larsen C Ice Shelf is melting. The rift development(s) linked to GLOBAL WARMING, are shown along side dates of photos taken from satellites. If Larsen C ice sheet in…

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Survival of the Wisest

By Suresh Rao / August 10, 2020

Survival of the Wisest (A true story from yesteryears) A tribute to (late) Jonas Edward Salk MD. We need a Virologist & dedicated Scientist like him today. Hope a vaccine for Covid-19 will be invented soon. Some of you have heard of the phrase “survival of the fittest.” Those who are somewhat familiar with Darwin’s…

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She and He, night-in, not night-out!

By Suresh Rao / August 10, 2020

Nor’easter was in full swing; low pitched shrill was being heard from the outside of their well insulated home. She was getting ready to go to her favorite nephew’s birthday party announced for 7-pm. Despite inclement weather she wanted to be there on time to join the ‘happy birthday to you…’ chorus, lest her sister…

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Deceptive Dalliances

By Suresh Rao / August 10, 2020

DECEPTIVE DALLIANCES (a fictional story) “Just read Shankar’s email… our son’s PhD thesis has been approved” “When he left infosys to go to MIT it was your son leaving a good job; now it is our son!” “Well, that was 5 years ago; things have changed now… he is arriving by 4 in the evening……

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मालकिन – देहातिन

By Charumati Ramdas / August 10, 2020

  लेखक : अलेक्सान्द्र पूश्किन अनुवाद : आ. चारुमति रामदास   हमारे दूर-दराज़ के प्रान्तों में से एक थी जागीर इवान पेत्रोविच बेरेस्तोव की. जवानी में वह फ़ौज में काम करता था, सन् 1797 में निवृत्त होकर वह अपने गाँव चला गया और वहाँ से फिर कभी कहीं नहीं गया. उसने एक ग़रीब कुलीना से ब्याह…

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Our Trip To Kashmir

By Suresh Rao / August 10, 2020

For tourists like us, Kashmir is ‘paradise on earth’. There are enchanting tourist spots to visit in winter (beginning of a calendar year for Kashmir) through fall season, ending in November/December. February can be too icy and cold. Tourist season begins again in spring through summer to enjoy pleasant sun & shine in the company…

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