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Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

Jul 29, 2014

Marxists, Hindutva and the ICHR debate But who cares about the children?

ICHR chief Y Sudershan Rao wants to accurately date the sacred texts. The Marxist historians debate this hindutva version of history. In the middle of this debate, social sciences tend to be the biggest loser. #CultureDecoder #Ramayana #Hindutva #Ramachandra Guha #Devdutt Pattanaik #Mahabharat #open defecation #Dina Nath Batra #INdian COuncil of Historical research #ICHR #Professor Y Sudershan Rao #Salil Tripathi #Y Sudershan Rao #Marxist version of history
Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system

Jul 26, 2014

Railways to focus on Train Collision Avoidance system

There is an urgent need for introduction of effective preventive measures to mitigate the risk of jumping signal and over speeding by loco pilots of trains leading to accidents. #ThisisNext #Indian Railways #Kul Bhushan #Train Collision Avoidance System #Research Design and Standards Organisation
Centre launches scheme to ensure holistic development of tribals

Jul 25, 2014

Centre launches scheme to ensure holistic development of tribals

As per census 2011, 94.4 percent of the total population in Mizoram comprises Scheduled Tribes while in Meghalaya and Nagaland, 86.1 percent and 86.5 percent of the total population respectively are STs. #PolicyWatch #Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojna #Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava #Ministry of Tribal Affairs #Tribal Research Institutes
Durban to host International AIDS conference in 2016

Jul 25, 2014

Durban to host International AIDS conference in 2016

South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum's return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said on Friday. #Medicine #Health #AIDS #HIV virus. male circumcision #AIDS prevention #AIDS research
Male circumcision reduces women's risk of contracting HIV virus study

Jul 25, 2014

Male circumcision reduces women's risk of contracting HIV virus study

A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum on Friday. #Medicine #Health #AIDS #HIV virus. male circumcision #AIDS prevention #AIDS research

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History
Monkey menace: Langurs are passe, will foreign help work?

Apr 29, 2013

Monkey menace: Langurs are passe, will foreign help work?

The problem seems to be that both the monkeys and the humans in India are profuse breeders. #HowThisWorks #monkey #langur #California National Primate Research Centre

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Monkey menace: Langurs are passe, will foreign help work?

Jul 29, 2014

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the Cloudethernet Forum says. The group’s OpenCloud Project, announced on Monday, will combine commonly used n...
Monkey menace: Langurs are passe, will foreign help work?

Jul 28, 2014

Fist bumping spreads less bacteria than shaking hands: study

A fist bump spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That’s better than a high-five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake...
Monkey menace: Langurs are passe, will foreign help work?

Jul 25, 2014

Politicizing Gilead's Research And Development Costs For Sovaldi Is A Reckless And Dangerous Misadventure

Gilead has become the whipping boy du jour for the forthcoming Obamacare-driven cost explosion in health spending. Politicians and the health-insurance industry have embarked on a high-profile campaign to shame Gilead for the price of its new wonder-...
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