Monthly Archives: March 2012

Love for Alumni and Alma Mater

I don’t know why I am so much emotionally attached with my alma mater, IIT, Kharagpur. It could have been understandable if it would have been only with IIT, Kharagpur, where I spent my most valuable four years of my … Continue reading

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Indian Scientists & Technocrats: MIT Technological Review

(Continued) Every young student seeking higher degree in engineering dreams of getting into Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. I also did once some fifty plus years ago. However, only few are lucky. It is interesting to learn about the way … Continue reading

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Indian Scientists & Technocrats: MIT Technological Review

MIT Technological Review is now having an Indian edition, and its contribution in encouraging innovators in India is significant to observe. Here are some of the top Indian innovators selected by the MIT Technology Review India. The best part is … Continue reading

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An Indian Scientist’s Dream

I adore R. A. Mashlekar, the former Director General of CSIR. He is a scientist. He is a good writer too, on the subject of general interest. Recently, a book of his writings and speeches- ‘Reinventing India’ got published. I … Continue reading

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Ashoka Lives through his Edicts

2012-03-23 12:46:38 pm A Tribute to Ashoka on Bihar Divas FlipKart has become my favourite e-shop for books. Recently after getting first Chanakya Chant, I got Ashoka, and then Mudrarakhash, a Hindi translation of Bishakhadutt drama on the historical story … Continue reading

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Why is Bihar a state with most poor?

In rural Bihar, nearly two out of three people from the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are poor. According to Planning Commission data, poverty among casual labourers in urban areas of Bihar is 86%. Poverty has declined only marginally in … Continue reading

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Indian American Scientists: 2012 Sloan Research Fellows

2012-03-19 With 11 of a total family of 13 members in US and five going in American schools, I always wish that some of them will be pursuing R&D after higher education. With such dreams, naturally I get excited with … Continue reading

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