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Harkabir Singh Jandu
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I am an amateur history buff who likes to dabble in lots of different things but somehow they all connect with each other. Some of the history I am reading these days is - Biblical history, Islamic history, bits of Roman history, Medieval Indian history, Pre-modern Indian history and the British Raj. I like languages and till about three years back I used to go gaga over Latin and Romantic languages and I loved reading about the Indo-Europeon lingual family tree. However since then my first love has become the Semitic group of languages with Arabic (in all its forms) taking the lead followed by Syraic and Hebrew. These are linked with the kind of history I am reading these days. My love for Arabic was actually initiated by my need to understand Urdu etymology better. One thing led to another and so on and so forth... I indulge in a bit of photography and I like to think of myselft as a good calligrapher though the honest truth is that I am destined to stay at the bottom rung of the ladder. I love to prance around old monuments and in that sense I am blessed because Delhi is chock-a-block with them. Oh and maps, I love maps :) http://www.librarything.com/catalog/harkabir
I am an amateur history buff who likes to dabble in lots of different things but somehow they all connect with each other. Some of the history I am reading these days is - Biblical history, Islamic history, bits of Roman history, Medieval Indian history, Pre-modern Indian history and the British Raj. I like languages and till about three years back I used to go gaga over Latin and Romantic languages and I loved reading about the Indo-Europeon lingual family tree. However since then my first love has become the Semitic group of languages with Arabic (in all its forms) taking the lead followed by Syraic and Hebrew. These are linked with the kind of history I am reading these days. My love for Arabic was actually initiated by my need to understand Urdu etymology better. One thing led to another and so on and so forth... I indulge in a bit of photography and I like to think of myselft as a good calligrapher though the honest truth is that I am destined to stay at the bottom rung of the ladder. I love to prance around old monuments and in that sense I am blessed because Delhi is chock-a-block with them. Oh and maps, I love maps :) http://www.librarything.com/catalog/harkabir

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Here is a little glimpse at the diaspora of humans across the globe. It is interesting how this process of human reproduction and differentiation based on the local environment across the globe parallels the development of a single cell into differentiated organs in the womb.

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-human-migration-top-science-stories-2016

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"The Jacuzzi of Despair" From the article: The water in the 'lake within the sea' is about five times as salty as the water surrounding it. It also contains highly toxic concentrations of methane and hydrogen sulphide and can thus not mix with the surrounding sea.

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-discovered-a-lake-under-the-sea-and-those-who-swim-there-never-come-back-alive

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The Earth is a dynamic structure that has evolved drastically since its formation 4.6 billion years ago. We have insight into how planets form, many details of the Earth's history are still a mystery. We can, however, recreate Earths conditions as far as 600 million years ago, during the Ediacaran period when life first started evolving. Take a look at this interactive model that maps early and present Earth.


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To their surprise, the scholars found that the resulting recreated potion – concocted from a list of assorted ingredients mentioned in the"Bald’s Leechbook" manuscript, did actually demonstrate its effectiveness in dealing with the stye-causing bacteria MRSA.

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Hi Folks!

My team and I have submitted an entry for a social change competition which will help set the agenda for the next General Elections in India.

We want to bring about a dramatic improvement in the quality of primary education for children in India by empowering local communities all over India especially in rural districts. We believe our solution will do this and we URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP to implement our solution which is the result of extensive research and domain knowledge in this area.

Please VOTE for our submission at the link given below, we need lots more votes and time is running out as the deadline is in the next few hours. It literally takes JUST A FEW SECONDS.

I also urge you to share our presentation's link with your friends and ask them to vote. WITH THIS VOTE YOU HAVE THE POWER TO INFLUENCE THE DEBATE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS.

Thank you so much for your time and support on this.

Best wishes.

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