Monthly Archives: December 2006

What An End of 2006!

With no one at home in evening I switched on TV, as usual the news channel. Footage of Saddam Hussain, the former head of Iraq getting executed was just depressing for any sensible person. He refused to put the hood. … Continue reading

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Very Very Happy New Year 2007

Wish you the happiest New Year Move ahead without fear Keep open eye and ear Look all aroud for queer Enthralling mantras to hear Use the best of gear Avoid being at rear You will find many your near Enjoy … Continue reading

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India and its Agriculture- Facts and Figures

58% Indians work in the agricultural sector. 21% is agriculture’s contribution to GDP. 60% farmers own less than 2.5 acres of land. 1.8% is the growth rate of food grain production. 45% marginal farmers are indebted. 40% agri-subsidies go to … Continue reading

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They Call Them Heroes

The Right Act Arvind Kejriwal IIT engineer turned-bureaucrat-turned-information activist Arvind Kejriwal is one of the heroes among the activists across the country that are engaged in propagating Right to Information law against all resistance from a hierarchy of custodians of … Continue reading

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Changing India

We could decorate our Christmas tree in a fairly decent manner. And surprisingly, I found many of the shops in all the small and big markets sell items relating to Christmas. Is it the universalisation of all major festivities without … Continue reading

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India’s Underutilised Knowledge Power

India has nearly 200 national research laboratories, an equal number of research establishments in the central sectors, another 1300-odd recognized R&D units in the industrial sector, besides the R&D facilities with India’s university system that constitutes of 237 universities, 39 … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ and Gandhi on This Christmas

On this holy day, I came across two stories that try to change the prevailing notions about the two great persons that the world produced. The Times of India published a story by David Leafe, ‘Did Jesus have a secret … Continue reading

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