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It would up quality of care for patients and be a relief to family members.
In 2011 Luc Montagnier— the French scientist, who received the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for the discovery of the HIV virus—experimentally showed that it was possible to replicate and t...
A whole book can be written on how Gandhiji's ideas are relevant today. He was a visionary and possessed a very powerful mind. His ideas continue to be as relevant to the issues and problems of India...
Long ago (late 1970s) I was a student in the US doing Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. A very popular program on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) channel was Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A personal voyag...
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Gautama Buddha, it is said, gained enlightenment when a village girl, Sujata, offered him kheer (rice pudding). After eating it he realized the noble middle path. The kheer gave energy to his brain and solace to his tortured soul.
Online shopping, for long the province of urban India, is being discovered in rural areas around the country. However for such e-commerce to take place it is necessary to have a good internet connection, the ability to sift through the various items offered and the wherewithal to zero in on the best items by Googling them and comparing their prices and specifications across vendors. I find that the rural population is learning this search-and-pick process at amazing speed...
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In January this year the major agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos was a discussion on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). It is already underway in some advanced economies, and there are fears that it will be very disruptive and create huge unemployment. The Davos meeting was meant to discuss and allay these fears. However, I feel that the Fourth Industrial Revolution for developing countries can in fact produce more employment and benefits. Here is how.
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I would like to present the point of view that both technology and spirituality are important to achieving happiness. This idea is not new. Our ancient rishis understood the importance of technology in a yogi's life.
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Walking is natural. One does not think about it. Yet during long walks, the exercise of the body helps in release of chemicals which enhance thinking. Hence long walks allow the mind churn out ideas and crystallise them. Thus, walking is not only good for the body but also for the brain.
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Language, culture and history provide a pillar of psychological support to us and give us pride in our country. Not being exposed to the above could be one of the reasons why so many of the youngsters I meet are not proud of their country nor have an attachment to it. I, therefore, sometimes think that there is a merit to the present BJP government's policy of introducing Indian classics in schools.
The people I am going to describe never wrote about their association with Nehru, but I believe that the fascinating stories they told me about this architect of our nation need to be shared with a wider audience. Together, these anecdotes paint a picture of a complex man who had moments of greatness as well as some serious flaws.
Last week I visited Lucknow. What I saw was an extremely congested, very noisy and, in some places, very dirty city. How I long for my Lucknow of the 1960s.
Mahatma Gandhi not only gave India its freedom but also gave the world and us a new perspective on nonviolence and sustainable living. His teachings and experiments are more valid today than ever before, especially when we are trying to find solutions to worldwide greed, corruption, violence and a consumerist lifestyle that is putting a very heavy burden on the world's resources.