Science & Technology

Artificial Intelligence to Trigger Second Industrial Revolution

Reading Time: 4 minutesTechnology optimists do not deny that automation will prove disruptive in the short run. They point out, however, that historically periods of rapid technological change have created more jobs than they have destroyed and have raised wages and per capita income in rough proportion. The AI revolution may be different, but there are good reasons […]

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The Story of Tea Strainers

Reading Time: 3 minutesTea strainers can be traced back to the Chinese who developed bamboo strainers to remove wet tea leaves from a clay pot, in the 10th century BC. But it wasn’t until the 17th century that tea made its way from China into the drawing rooms of the British gentry. With its entry into British culture […]

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Time to be Conscious About 4G Downgrade Attack

Reading Time: 6 minutesHave you ever pondered what does 4G really mean? Why is it beneficial to you? What are the security flaws in it? How can it be misused by cyber terrorists to create panic attacks? How can you, as an end user, be affected by its inherent vulnerabilities? Well, let us discuss some of the critical […]

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Revisiting the Idea of School Education of Rabindranath Tagore

Reading Time: 4 minutesTagore wanted to defend freedom he enjoyed in his family, for all humanity. He remained firmly opposed to colonial education that aimed at material prosperity. He believed that only education could promote freedom of humans and made real effort to carry out his educational mission almost unaided and alone. He was fully conscious of child […]

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Nature and Environment as seen by Rabindranath Tagore

Reading Time: 6 minutesTagore’s love of Nature was extremely subtle. For him the wide-open skies, spaciousness, and tranquillity of the countryside symbolised freedom.  His numerous writings reveal the intensity of his relationship with nature wherein Nature in her various moods has been the inspiration. Tapati explores Tagore’s love for Nature and environment, in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different […]

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Tagore and Einstein: Two Kindred Spirits

Reading Time: 8 minutesTagore’s meetings with Einstein which took place in 1930 and which elicited reactions, both respectful and not-so-respectful, from the scientific community were significant if only because of the opportunity they offered to two great minds of the modern age to know each other.  The apparent dissonance between the temperament of a poet and that of a […]

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Musings of Tagore on Love and Mysticism

Reading Time: 5 minutesA relentlessly seeking, sensitive, intellectual soul, Tagore wanted to drink the elixir of life to the dregs. He found beauty in everything around him. Even the minuscule objects of daily life filled him with delight. The Sufi minstrel within him, seeks the Divine amidst nature, opines Ruchira, in the Special Feature. A Different Truths exclusive.   Tagore was […]

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Blenders were Invented 99 Years Ago

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe story of the invention of blenders began 99 years ago. Prof. Ashoka tells us more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. In 1919, Stephen J. Poplawski, owner of the Stevens Electric company, was under contract with the Arnold Electric company for designing drink-mixers. During this period, he came up with […]

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The Moons of Jupiter

Reading Time: 4 minutesGalileo saw a magnified view of the heavens no human eye had ever seen. He saw Jupiter clearly, and, to his amazement, he found moons circling the giant planet. Aristotle had said (and all scientists believed) that Earth was the only planet in the universe that had a moon. Within days, Galileo discovered four of […]

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