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The article nicely brings out the sterling qualities of Prof. Dhawan...but it must be emphasised that these have their origin in the making of a true Scientist...the lifelong training and inculcating scientific mehod of doing things, imbibing scientific temper, analysing things rationally etc.. It is very difficult to achieve these qualities in other life's professions ...and in political scenario far from it. And Prof. Dhawan stood out as a true scientist and hence a truly remarkable leader to bring nascent ISRO to such a mature stage. A richly deserved tribute in his Birth Centenary Year.
Dr. Satyendra Bhandari
Request TTD to construct Yatri Nivas at all Spiritual places like Kashi across India in the same way as it is done at the holly 7 Hills. There in one time free meals also can be arranged.
Very well analysed and beautifully written. As tourists must of us see the breathtaking natural beauty and get blunted to this human drama playing out in those gorgeous vistas. I have travelled to this beautiful country and hope and pray that they solve this growing problem of abandonment of home steads quickly so that their rural areas throb with life and vitality.
It is like the episodes of Star Jhalsa evening program. People normally forget the first episode when it reach 100. Like that Just for a suicide (or murder) the ED, NCB, CBI and may be NIA will come into picture. Is it for Bihar election ? Never seen such heavyweight govt agency is investigating such a little or less significant suicide or murder case in tandem.
Could not go through this meaningless write up, similar to hundreds like this that have been written since the 1970s. Guess Teaching at Oxford title makes it easier to get published.
A little research, a little thought before writing would have helped!!
Well written Amitabh.
And thank you for voicing it out on behalves of thousands and ten thousands of us.
I am so grateful to Wandana for writing this book -- I am with you all the way, having felt the pain of being a Hindu woman for so many years before rejecting that identity. Only then did I become a person. Thank you. Trying to find out where I can buy the book and share it.
Unprecedented political interference, combined with public unease for the rushed process of vaccine development, has forced a role reversal.Premature approval of a vaccine may sow dangerous doubts. Someone have to step up to negate mistrust in the process so the pharmaceutical industry have left with no other choice. After all, the stakes are high bacause a successful vaccine represents the most promising way out of the pandemic. It is not a situation where errors are acceptable.The pharma industry’s vaccine pledge for safety and efficacy should give some comfort and ensure public confidence in the process that approval will rely on solid data. Yet the scientific data is elusive from public domain. The data submitted to the regulatory agencies should be made public quickly to the greatest extent . Further review by external scientists can only bolster confidence and the case for approval.The industry must get its act right. Approval of a vaccine too quickly risks new side effects emerging or a longer pandemic if protection proves waning. People's believe in the shot be restored. If they feel the approval is rushed or politicized, then they are less likely to get a vaccine when it’s available. A bad result could permanently damage trust in medicine.Society pays this price in theory because it enables the industry to generate money needed to invest in developing new health innovations.
Swami Vivekananda is a mentor for the whole Right Wing Parties similar to Lenin, Marx and Mao are mentors of the Leftist Parties, Nehru & Indira are the mentors of the Congress Party, Periyar is the mentor of the Dravidian Parties, Ambedkar is the mentor of all Bahujan Parties and Lohia is the mentor of all Samajwadi Dals etc.. It is not correct to condemn the Right Wing Parties for following Hindutva which is fundamental for its political upsurge.. Both founder of Hindutva, Aurobindo and Savarkar were influenced by the idea of creating political activism in Hinduism since spiritualism provides the strength and political activism gives the direction for taking India forward with nationalistic perspective or Bharatiya mindset..
Idk if the reviewer knows the meaning of a SITCOM.
"exploring one situation per episode", that's how "SITUATION-COMEDIES" work. they don't NECESSARILY have a continuous ongoing story, will just have a thin plot line to tie all episodes together.
Online survey! Word! I wonder what would be the result of an online survey if conducted in India.
This is comforting even if an overly simple explanation. Post-demise and annual rituals by the families (sons?) help assure peace to the dead in some faiths. But there do exists faiths that reject the connection. Per such faiths (and Jains come to mind here), thoughts, words and deeds of the dead alone deliver them to a fitting rebirth. Deeds of sons or families, including annual rituals ("shraddhas") are altogether ineffectual in the deliverance of the dead.
Comprehensively covered reportage. Well presented...
For successive governments, the poor have only come in the way.
This is an extralegal judgement. Judicial adventurism is undoing the rule of law. Are the lawyers, law officers and judges above law? Doesn’t gagging the press in individual cases affect the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression?
Here is a message:
“Not by passing arbitrary judgements
Does a man become just
A wise man is he
Who investigates the right and wrong