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Why Indian food is so tasty to eat (compared to other cuisines)

The power of data science revealed. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur, compiled statistics regarding hundreds of popular online recipes to discover this surprising fact.

Go through their story, hard-to-wrap-your-head-around sections explained with infographics, here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/2015/03/03/a-scientific-explanation-of-what-makes-indian-food-so-delicious/

For those who might just TL;DR this amazing article, here's the condensed news.

The researchers discovered that Indian cuisine contains such ingredients whose flavours rarely or do not overlap, as compared to western cuisine, whose ingredients' flavour regularly overlap. This makes available a wider range of flavours, making the food tastier. 
Indian food is something of an anomaly, but not for the reasons you might think.
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An Open Letter to Arnab Goswami

For those not acquainted with the facts, this person by the name of Arnab Goswami has managed to create a reputation for himself as the "only moderator who takes sides". 

His talks on the news channel Times Now are infamous for flaming personal sentiments rather than being meaningful debates. 

Someone had to do something. Today, people such as Aruna Roy, Vrinda Grover, Anjali Bharadwaj, among others, all of whom are held in much high regard and respect as reputed civil rights activists and lawyers in India, wrote an open letter to Mr. Goswami.
http://thelogicalindian.com/news/bring-noise-down-in-your-show-arnab-goswami-an-open-letter/

Accusing him of undermining of the ethics of the National Broadcasting Authority, and undermining the principles of fair debate in a democratic country.
Few Social activists have written an open letter to NewsHour fame Arnab Goswami on the way he carries out his show and how show is only about making news.
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Anyone can write an open letter these days. I remember Aruna Roy and Vrinda Grover praising Times now a few years ago. Just because he tried to expose few social activists of Green Peace, the entire community is against him. Of course he is a little arrogant but I think he should stay the way he is. If people do not like the show, they should stop watching it. It is a free country.
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A Word to (Mistaken) Feminists

Excuse me, the feminist left, may I have your attention, please? I would kindly request you to go through my take on what I believe are your (disillusioned) ideals.
http://astwavelength.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/word-to-mistaken-feminists/

You have taken apart the intrinsic principles of feminism, modified it like anything you want. And now, you are aggressively spreading it, and vocally silencing critics. 

Well, I have torn apart all your lies.

I say, doesn't this sound like "Animal Farm"? Or the Russian Revolution. People, please be careful of this group.
Feminism is growing. So is the feminist left. My take on attacking the misguided ideologies of the leftists in the feminist community.
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All Dusted Up

Any person who looks around will surely have noticed that winter, in Kolkata, is characterised by dusty surfaces. Scattered with yellowish leaves.

Unfortunately, we don't have Mediterranean type of climate. Winters are dry.

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Only For You, Sir

I say, all sorts of birds have a really nice time scavenging their own share after lunch break gets over, as classes lazily begin once again.

It does save the sweepers some work!

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Reminded me of my School's cool field . . . . Aaahh those days . . . :-)
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The (Strange) Powers of Music

Music very often plays a role in our life that turns out to be irreplaceable, to say the least in words. Quite often, for a sinister purpose too.

Join me as I discover the overwhelming power of music. And how it has been used in history.
https://astwavelength.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/powers-of-music/
Music plays an irreplaceable role in our lives. Very often, for the sinister too. Join me on a journey to discover the overwhelming psychological influence of music, and its exploitation throughout...
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Secret Design in Cities that manipulate your behaviour

Managing people is a very big deal indeed. More often than not, it is impossible to put a deputed person to chase away people who violate the code. 

Yet, you have to enforce. How? Enter, manipulative design.
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131202-dirty-tricks-of-city-design

Tricks are today used while designing public city furniture that makes you behave the way they want you to. All without someone barking at your back. 
Hidden in our streets and buildings are "unpleasant designs" that force us to make certain choices, discovers Frank Swain. Once you know what they are, it will transform how you see your city.
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It never feels bad to meet someone from your own tribe. 

And especially so when they abide by your own principles (read, love to do candid photography). 

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We have recently received some updates from ISRO regarding some data acquired by the Mars Orbiter Mission.

And meanwhile, ISRO has quietly added some more pictures taken's by MOM's colour camera and methane sensor:
http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-orbiter-mission
 
Mars Orbiter Mission Methane Sensor for Mars is at work

http://bit.ly/1w3COE4

After several months of near-silence, ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission has released on Facebook the first data product from its Methane Sensor For Mars. Don't get too excited about methane yet: there is no positive or negative detection. The news here is that the Methane Sensor for Mars is working, systematically gathering data. They also released several new photos of Mars.
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Visualizing Arms Trade in the World

Here is an awesome infographic that I stumbled across today. Head over to the interactive (original) version here:
http://insightfulinteraction.com/armsexport.html

This visualizes all the arms export and import in the world, the countries from where they originate, and where they all land up. 

It has been developed by Natalia Bronshtein, an economics researcher, who runs Insightful Interactions, a data visualization website.

Do check out her work. It is very interesting.
http://insightfulinteraction.com/
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Discoloured Leaves

People, regardless of however much you moan, winter is yet to bid goodbye. 

Just take a look at the trees.

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Hardly

He hardly managed this.

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I am just another obnoxious 14 year-old kid, who loves to blog (and sometimes brag) about science, politics, and satire. 

You will also find my hand at photography, coding, and all things cool (science, psychology, and law). 
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It may be a 4-star hotel, but one doesn't get the feeling of a 4-star hotel upon entering it. Leave alone from the outside, you don't get that feeling when inside either. The Eco Hub is much better than this. Maintenance is not fine. Although I haven't stayed here, the hotel doesn't seem very attractive from the outside as a 4-star hotel. A lot of improvement is required, and expected from The Pride Hotel, as a 4-star hotel in a future posh location such as Newtown (India).
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It is a world-class destination for those who want to party or just take a swim, and do all that like to while away time. A monthly membership gives you access to all the facilities, which include a gym, swimming pool, badminton court, etc. It is very beautifully decorated. I would personally recommend anyone going there to visit the place at night, the decorative lights are wonderful.
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The place is a good centre of knowledge. But it doesn't attract much people, rather appeal to the people. They should try to make the place more appealing to the people, so as to increase the footfall, and thus their revenue and the layman's knowledge about science. An average place in general.
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