Imagine yourself sitting in a Coffee shop and the above scenery is the view on one of your sides. And the view on the other side is this – Continue reading
I know that reforming the political/bureaucratic system (to eliminate corruption) will be on almost everyone’s list of top five problems India faces today, but not mine. I am not saying that they are not one of our biggest problems, but by targeting the political/bureaucratic class (as if they are the only corrupt people in India), we are only attempting to cut the leaves and are not focusing at the root of the problem. Which is,
The people of India.
A society that believes and indulges in corruption/favoritism at every available opportunity will only produce corrupt leaders. That’s one of the principle flaws of democracy, but then democracy ensures that people get the leaders they deserve.
1. Corruption - The first problem I identify in India is corruption/favoritism, but the way to solve it would be to change people’s ideas/attitude about corruption. Stricter laws, punishments can help, but these are not sufficient. We know that corrupt society will find ways to bypass rules/laws. Continue reading
“Biomimicry is a new way of viewing and valuing nature. It introduces a new era based not on what we can extract from natural wealth, but what we can learn from it”
Don’t be afraid of the above diagram. I don’t understand anything in that as well. It’s been published here for aesthetic/design purpose In our science classes we were taught about atoms, remember? Most objects are made of millions/billions of small atoms. We also studied about the structure of an atom: Electrons orbiting around the nucleus and the nucleus containing protons and neutrons.
For a while, people thought atoms were the fundamental particles of this universe. Later on, this was disproved. According to the standard model of particle physics, the 16 particles shown above are now considered as the fundamental particles of the universe. Well, at least until someone discovers something smaller than that! Continue reading
This is so obvious, but I wonder why people do not generate electricity using natural water-falls? In a dam/hydro-electric power station, water is stored in a higher reservoir and made to fall to a lower one (man-made water-falls) and the flowing water turns the blades of a hydro-turbine generator in order to produce electricity. But I feel this is a hopelessly silly idea when we have a natural upper reservoir (mountain tops) where water gets collected due to rain and there are so many perennial water falls around the country!
Most of the students choose their careers by chance. Not choice. Do you agree? Continue reading
Winning an Olympic Gold medal is a dream for us, but it should not remain a dream forever! It’s important to act on our dreams, only then some of them will become a reality. Winning an Olympic Gold is not impossible, as Abhinav Bindra had shown us in the Beijing Olympics, as our hockey team repeatedly showed us in the past. We did return without a Gold medal in the London Olympics but we still got 2 Silver medals and 4 bronze medals, which is no mean achievement, considering the history.
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