So what is polar vortex? Until a week back few people would have heard of it. Now, and for days (perhaps years) to come, many people won’t forget the term.
For 2 days, I spent around couple of hours in front of him, watching the lack of incredulity of my fellow listeners. I didn’t observe a single person who tried to refute his model with logic! Instead, I watched most of them standing speechless in front of wrong reasoning and erroneous interpretation of certain well known scientific facts.
There are reports that the occurrence of bird flu in Bengal was known in the first week of Jan, but the information was officially let out a week later. This lapse and the subsequent slow approach to limit the spread of the disease to other places are being thought to be lacking the urgency they […]
On 18th the Guinness Book of World Records presented a certificate to Tomoji Tanabe of Japan for being the oldest man on earth since January this year. He celebrated his 112th birthday on Tuesday. Tomoji heads the list of nearly 30,000 centenarians in Japan, the largest population of theirs in any one country. In the […]
It’s that time of the year when the municipal authorities start rolling up sleeves to counter the menace of mosquito affected diseases. Monsoon is now on the last leg and when it withdraws and the accumulated waters start drying up, the mosquitoes find the conditions conducive to breed exceedingly fast. Indeed mosquitoes are a recurring […]
Anything to do with liquids like wine, alcohol, spirit, etc does not find many takers in India. The average Indian considers them an evil that mankind can and should do without. Which is why India ranking 150th among 184 countries in consumption of alcohol listed in World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Status Report on Alcohol, […]
Prof Amartya Sen has done the ruling Left Front a big favor. In an interview given to Sambit Saha of The Telegraph, he has argued that ‘prohibiting the use of agricultural land for industries is ultimately self-defeating’. [Image source] This is a virtual endorsement of the LF’s pro-industry drive by one of the leading luminaries […]
Whales never cease to wonder. Back in April there was this story of a group of humpback whales that traveled 8000 km for 6 months to give birth to their calves. The story now is albeit a little different. According to a Reuters report (see the video below), a group of Chilean school students on […]
It won’t be obscuring the truth that Kolkata’s survival depends on the vast wetlands to the east of the city, said to be the largest manmade wastewater recovery system in the world. It is the largest ensemble of sewage fed fishponds in the world in one place. The wetlands cover an area of about 125 […]
What is common between Meghnad Saha and Meghnad Desai? I’m afraid there’s no prize for correct answer. For it is so obvious. There is however another common between the two stalwarts. It is the quest for pursuing knowledge. As per news report in Khaleej Times, Lord Meghnad Desai is so enamored by his namesake that […]