Science & Technology

The Myth and Reality of Genetic Engineering, Recombinant DNA Research and Making People to Order

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Genetic engineering of human beings is not the same as recombinant DNA research. Genetic engineering is a process carried out on human beings; recombinant DNA methods are ways to purify genes. Such genes might be used in genetic engineering procedures but are much more likely to be used as tools in studies of biological organisation […]

A Step into Serenity, Thanks to Chetan

Amit Singh

Amit Singh

Amit singh is a Norway based Independent Human rights researcher writes on refugees, religious conflicts, discrimination and human rights issue.
Amit Singh

Environmental peace is threatened by the urban and industrial noises. Also, noise pollution is the cause of many psycho and psychosomatic diseases, including depression and deafness. This situation is more alarming in India where due to lack of awareness among people and poor implementation of related laws, noise pollution is increasing leaps and bounds. In this context, a social […]

Phosphorous: A Single Chemical Element that Tells Many Stories

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Phosphorus may be less celebrated than carbon or hydrogen, it joins those elements (along with nitrogen, oxygen, and sulphur) to constitute the six “biogenic elements” (those needed in large quantities to make living organisms). Let us take a look at some of the issues that arise in inorganic chemistry from the perspective of phosphorus, illustrating in the process the […]

Climate Change: Water Availability, Energy Sources and Global Threats

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

High water demands, combined with the uncertainty surrounding future water availability due to changes in climate, point to the need to carefully consider the water implications of alternative energy choices. For example, the water requirements of the wind and solar energy production are dramatically lower than those of biofuels and lower also than even some “traditional” energy sources. Globally, agriculture accounts […]

The Ethics of Food

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

How the human community chooses to use the land available to it is a reflection of its values. The current land-use arrangements, which divert 40 per cent of all food to feed animals or create fuels, reflect values suggesting that the dietary and transportation preferences of wealthier individuals are more important than both feeding the malnourished and stabilising the wider […]

Why Einstein Struggled with Religion?

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

The primacy of young Albert’s First Paradise came to an abrupt end. As he put it early in his “Autobiographical Notes,” through reading popular science books he came to doubt the stories of the Bible. Thus, he passed first through what he colourfully described as a “positively fanatic indulgence in free thinking.” But then he found new […]

Technology Helped Learning for the Special Needs Children

Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
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A tablet was issued to the students and their education became part virtual and part pen and paper. It was huge transition for parents and for some children too. But most of the children, especially those with disabilities found it easier to participate in class activities. Those with physical disabilities did not need to write their answers. Software […]

The Role of Physics in the Making of 21st Century

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Quantum mechanics represented a more radical departure from classical physics, involving a completely new conceptual framework, both physically and mathematically. We learned that nature is not deterministic, and only probabilities can be predicted. One consequence is the famous uncertainty principle, by which we cannot simultaneously know the position and velocity of a particle to perfect accuracy. Quantum mechanics also […]

The Meaning of Science

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Modern science is a newcomer, barely four hundred years old. Though indebted in deep ways to Plato, Aristotle, and Greek natural philosophy, the pioneers of the ‘new philosophy’ called for a decisive break with ancient authority. In 1536, Pierre de La Ramée defended the provocative thesis that “everything Aristotle said is wrong.” Francis Bacon and René Descartes criticised scholarship that remained […]

Energy Policy of India has Global Impact

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India is on the verge of a huge quantitative and qualitative energy transition. Given the vast size of its population and economy it’s crucial for the rest of the world. An Energy business school is being set up. A four-day programme, in mid-November, in Mumbai, will address energy issues. A report. The energy choices of India may decide […]

Is India the Guru of Mathematical Astronomy and Mathematics?

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka briefly describes some of the characteristics of the medieval Indian ´as¯stra of jyoti. sa. This discipline concerned matters included in such Western areas of inquiry as astronomy, mathematics, divination, and astrology. In fact, the jyoti. s¯is, the Indian experts in jyoti. sa, produced more literature in these areas – and made more mathematical discoveries – than scholars in any other […]

Technological Advances in Medical and Healthcare Industry Ensure our Longevity

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta work as Software Engineer at Nationwide Insurance. His favorite pastime is watching old Hindi films and listening to Bollywood music. Originally from Bombay, he now lives in Columbus,OH, with his family.
Pradipta Roy

In this article Pradipta talks about some of the technological advances in the medical and health care industry, which have revolutionised how doctors, nurses and hospitals take care of patients. The author also takes a look in the emerging trends in this sector and what the future holds for us, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

Lessons that Life Teaches

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
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In India, we celebrated Teacher’s Day, on the first day of the week, on September 5, as a mark of respect to a teacher and former president Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on his birthday. In this week’s article, Uday shares the lessons he learnt, as he looks forward to complete his 18th  year with General Electric, exclusively for Different […]

Lessons from the Borg

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
Uday Biradar

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In a slightly different take this week, we look at some team dynamics and emotions that are part and parcel of a corporate team building products. We also consider how to drive negativity out so that we can use the passion and energy to achieve our goals. Uday reveals the intricacies of the team dynamics, in the weekly […]

Cosmology: Unravelling Dark Matter, Dark Energy and Other Secrets!

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad is a physician /psychiatrist holding doctorates in pharmacology, history and philosophy plus a higher doctorate. He is also a qualified barrister and geneticist. He is a regular columnist in several newspapers, has published over 100 books and has been described by the Cambridge News as the 'most educationally qualified in the world'.
Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Over the past thirty years, there has been growing evidence that the expansion rate of the universe has been increasing with time. This result has shocked physics: the equivalent of throwing a ball upward and finding that gravity makes it accelerate away from the point of release. If general relativity is correct, this cosmic acceleration implies that most […]

The Internet of Things

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
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What is the big deal behind the Internet of Things (IoT)? How is it revolutionising the way we live? What effect will have on our economy in the days to come? What to look for and how to be a part of the IoT revolution? Talking of businesses, McKinsey and Company estimates that the IoT has a total […]

What is Disruptive and Sustaining Technology?

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta work as Software Engineer at Nationwide Insurance. His favorite pastime is watching old Hindi films and listening to Bollywood music. Originally from Bombay, he now lives in Columbus,OH, with his family.
Pradipta Roy

Technology has two categories, disruptive and sustaining. These terms were coined by Clayton M. Christensen of the Harvard Business School, in his 1997 best-selling book. Pradipta explains the differences between these two categories lucidly, in this article, exclusively for Different Truths. Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen coined the term disruptive technology. In his 1997 best-selling book, The […]

Challenges of Analyzing the Huge Amount of Data these Days

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta Roy

Pradipta work as Software Engineer at Nationwide Insurance. His favorite pastime is watching old Hindi films and listening to Bollywood music. Originally from Bombay, he now lives in Columbus,OH, with his family.
Pradipta Roy

In the maddening crowd of worldwide computing, our growing dependence on huge data bases keep on increasing. In the world wide web, every second, we are generating and analysing humongous data. The data generated is useful for various purposes across organisations, companies, institutions, agencies, etc. Pradipta helps us understand some of the ways that huge data is being used for common human […]

Get Smarty!

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
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Smart phones have become an extension of one’s hands of late and people are making use of technology to do various tasks quickly like paying bills, hailing taxis, checking in to flights or even checking bank balances. What are the side-effects of this intimate love affair with one’s smartphones and the thirst for remaining ever […]

Over the Moon

Neelum S. Gour

Neelum S. Gour

Neelum Saran Gour is a well known IndianEnglish fiction writer and academic. She has been an active book reviewer, critic, translator, humour columnist, creative writing guide and jury member in the award of national literary prizes. She works as Professor of English Literature at the University of Allahabad.
Neelum S. Gour

  The Apollo 13 Moon Mission failed to deliver. Its three astronauts, James Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise, returned alive in a brilliantly salvaged operation. The Moon Walk is something iconic, something celebrated. But the positivity of the time comes across in another moon mission, a mission that failed disastrously, but which spells out a story of […]

Pokémon GO: Smart-phones Serving Joy

Bhawini Tripathi

Bhawini Tripathi

Bhawini Tripathi feels strongly about some issues and writes about those. Psychological issues and nature as a great teacher beacons her. Poems are her chosen genre though she pens prose too. She is currently pursuing my Bachelor of Technology from J.K. Institute of Applied Physics & Technology, University of Allahabad.
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We are in the era of the virtual reality game Pokémon GO launched in July 2016. Facebook has a huge 7-digit number of people talking about this. TechCrunch reported on July 11 that Pokémon Go has been downloaded 7.5 million times since its debut and been at the top of Apple Inc.’s app store charts. Similar Web’s analytics […]

The Dawn of Everipedia

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
Uday Biradar

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Crowdsourcing comes with its own boons and banes. For one, the potential of having the world as your team and the diverse talent as your crew is awe-inspiring! Imagine the speed and the power at which the project will progress. All Open Source software projects operate with this power. So when Wikipedia applied this model to the goal […]

Is Maneka Gandhi’s Anti-troll Initiative Defensive?

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
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The Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi launched an anti-trolling campaign for checking online harassment of women recently. There has been quite a bit of reaction from all quarters on this. Will it really be effective? Is it just a PR exercise? We will have to wait and watch. Uday takes a hard look […]

Govt. Fudging Figures to Misdirect People on Environment Protection

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The Indian government has contributed to this fudging of facts to fool the people by reducing definition of forest cover to only 10 per cent tree cover over each hectare land. They now claim that forest cover has increased from 40.48 million hectares, in 1950-51, to more than 70.01mh in 2010-11, while actual dense forest cover is […]

World Environment Day Fact File: Life without Borders!

Kunal Karan

Kunal Karan

Kunal aka KK has B.Tech, MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering. He is Professor of Chemical Engineering at a Canadian University. Environmental concerns have motivated his research, which is focused on next-generation clean energy technologies, viz., fuel cells and batteries. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and given numerous talks across the globe. He fills up his research-free time experimenting with photography and casual writings.
Kunal Karan

An erudite and in-depth research article by Kunal, as part of the special feature of Different Truths on the World Environment Day, with all what’s, when’s and why’s. The narrative tells us the theme of WED 2016, “Go Wild for Life.” Let’s respect life without borders and ensure that we do not cause environmental degradation and death of […]

Forests or no Forests?

Blue Eve

Blue Eve

Blue Eve is an author and poet. She uses poetry as a tool of protest against social atrocities as well as to celebrate womanhood, sights and sounds of nature.
Blue Eve

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The Indian government reports throw up new forest data, contradicting ground reality. Blue Eve investigates the FSI reports. An expose by her reveals that while forest covers are dwindling, figures are being fudged with impunity. The FSI uses satellite images to identify green cover; invasive weeds and commercial plantations have masqueraded as ‘forests’ across the country […]

PMS Flays Govt., Protest Atrocities against Women

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Women flayed the government for unleashing atrocities on them, in nearby Kaushambi district, in the name of cleaning Ganga. In five villages goons and police attack their dignity when they go to the fields to answer nature’s call. Toilets exist only on paper. They demanded that the DM should inaugurate these ghost toilets himself. Members of Pragatisheel Mahila […]

Declare Water Emergency in India, Review Implementation of Water Conservation

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AIKMS has given a call for the declaration of water emergency in India. With drought conditions in more than half the districts in the country, the situation is grim. Construction work must be halted during peak summer months. Water fountains, water sports and gross wastage of water in fancy gardens of bungalows and hotels too must be stopped, […]

How Green is my Earth, How Blue, the Sky!

Kunal Karan

Kunal Karan

Kunal aka KK has B.Tech, MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering. He is Professor of Chemical Engineering at a Canadian University. Environmental concerns have motivated his research, which is focused on next-generation clean energy technologies, viz., fuel cells and batteries. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed research articles in international journals and given numerous talks across the globe. He fills up his research-free time experimenting with photography and casual writings.
Kunal Karan

Kunal celebrates the resplendent beauty of nature, its flora and fauna. His camera and pen sings rhapsody and serenades the enchanting beauty of Mother Earth. He traces the beginnings of the Earth Day and ends with a hope that is future perfect. Here’s Different Truths’ special feature on Earth Day. “I believe in God, only I spell […]

Jungle Book: The Call of the Wild

Mamta Muttreja

Mamta Muttreja

A lecturer with over two decades of experience with young adults by profession, post graduate in fabric and apparel sciences by education, an aviation consultant by choice, a writer for better or for verse, a photographer and birder by addiction.
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Wildlife photographer, Mamta, takes us through different sanctuaries and jungles, showcasing the wonder fauna on our Earth. She shoots, composes poem and writes. Here’s Different Truths’ special feature on the Earth Day. Focus on the eye, I’ve been advised, but what does one do when there’s dried shrubbery precisely on the eye. Shifting position is not an option […]