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Freedom of Speech and Expression: Beautifully summarised in a single paragraph

Justice Nariman, a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, on the freedom of speech and expression:-

"There are three concepts which are fundamental in understanding the reach of this most basic of human rights. The first is discussion, the second is advocacy, and the third is incitement.

Mere discussion or even advocacy of a particular cause howsoever unpopular is at the heart of Article 19(1)(a). It is only when such discussion or advocacy reaches the level of incitement that Article 19(2) kicks in."

Discussion is "the action or process of talking about something in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas." At the same time, advocacy means "public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy." 

Whereas, "incitement" means "the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully."

The most basic of the Six Fundamental Freedoms guaranteed by the Indian Constitution beautifully summarised. 

Exercise your right to freedom of speech and expression responsibly. It means you are free to discuss, you're free to promote your cause. But you are not free to provoke people to behave against the law.
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The Ace of Spades

The bedsheet is lined with Spades, and this is the Ace.

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Rowing

This guy seemed to have quite a nice time sloshing about the water on his makeshift boat.

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Do check this out. It's just too awesome to ignore.
 
Journey to the Center of the Earth: Visualization | BBC Future
"How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth's core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath..."

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An Attempt (it was quite successful)

To say the truth, I really wasn't too cheerful about the viewing conditions yesterday. 

Carried away by my exams, I did look up at the sky after a really long time yesterday. I didn't want to miss the opportunity, and here it is.

Actually, it's quite good, so to say.


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Date: February 9, 2015
Time: 20:43 IST

Camera: Sony NEX-3
Exposure: 30"
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm

Approximately facing West, about 70 degrees altitude.
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Yeah. So maybe you can hold on for 72 hours. After that, I shall.
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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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That is true. Very true.
Remember, the British came to India solely to trade in spices (initially).
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Stacked

Just another random stack of CDs, as big as a tower, now gathering dust on my desk.

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Dealing With Robots

Think robotics is out of reach? Think again. Presenting, the LEGO Mindstorms EV3, which you can afford if you can afford a Galaxy Tab. 

You can now build a robot just like you used to build models playing around with LEGO bricks as a child.

Here's my experience with this amazing gadget, and some little advice, if you don't mind:
http://astwavelength.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/dealing-with-robots/

It really is a wonderful robotics kit from LEGO. It suits the bill for everyone, be it the absolute beginner, or the professional designer looking to build a custom robot.

So, who's looking to join me? Can I count to have that person's word?
Robots are out of reach? Hell, no. My experience with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3, within reach of everyone who can afford a Samsung tab. It's meant for everyone, be it the absolute beginner, or th...
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Never mind. I too left it untouched for about a couple of months, Kevin.
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Evening

As darkness falls, places begin to get deserted. People hurriedly pack up, and rush home.

The intervening moments between people returning home from office and subsequently stepping out for leisure often entails a deathly stillness.

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Gloss

In the hullabaloo of everyday life, we often tend to overlook the details of everyday objects. 

Sometimes I do take notice. And it makes for a nice photograph.

Oh, and yes, any spam or advertising of lip gloss in the comment thread below shall be reported and shipped out.

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Let's get this clear: Suppressing the Truth Doesn't Change Reality

Recently, there has been much controversy in India regarding India's Daughter, a documentary film made by the BBC, which looks into the real story behind the infamous gang-rape that took place in Delhi on December 16, 2012.

My take on this issue:
http://astwavelength.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/supressing-truth-doesnt-change-reality/

Apparently, the root cause of this controversy is a barge of insensitive comments made by one of the perpetrators and his lawyer, which blames the victim for being raped, as she was a girl and not a boy. 

The broadcasting of this documentary film has been forbidden in India, as authorities fear a potential law and order problem. 
The truth is very often ugly. We don't like to face it. At the same time, suppressing the truth isn't going to make the problem go away. My taken on "India's Daughter", a documentary film made b...
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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

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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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Not really. The last year has been very bad, with clouds almost all throughout the year.

Just in case, I'm starting full-scale very soon, since the clouds have now all gone, and Jupiter is right in front of the window!
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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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