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Gopal Raj
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Pallavi Aiyar has an interesting article in The Hindu's Sunday Magazine section about migrant Sikhs providing vitally needed labour for Italy's rural economy. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-sundaymagazine/article3698439.ece
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A longer article that I wrote has been published on the Op-Ed page of The Hindu today.
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40% of the world's population is at risk of getting dengue fever, according to the WHO.

CIDRAP News has a report.
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"Alexander: How Great?" An article in The New York Review of Books looks at his generalship and whether he was a "“drunken juvenile thug”.
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Gazing down at the tropics, the Indo-French atmospheric research satellite, Megha-Tropiques, is expected to give scientists new insights into how clouds and powerful storms grow and develop.

The satellite will be launched aboard India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota. The launch is scheduled for 11 am Indian time on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
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The remarkable work done by a large team of Chinese researchers that ultimately led to the discovery and use of the modern anti-malarial drug, artemisinin, and its derivatives.

One of those scientists, 81-year-old Youyou Tu, was recognised with this year's Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.
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A Canadian scientist who discussed her research work and its progress as she set about finding out if a bacterial strain could actually thrive on arsenic (it doesn't!). She did something that biologists rarely do - put the manuscript (which was submitted to Science) as well as the revised version (after receiving reviewers' comments) on arXiv. What is more, she has also made the full reviewers' comments publicly available! Never seen that done before.
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India's first domestically designed and built radar satellite, RISAT-1, was successfully launched this morning. The satellite, with its advanced radar, is a big technological leap for the country's remote sensing capabilities, with both civilian and defence-related applications.

A news report written by me was published in The Hindu yesterday.
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Is Apple, the high-tech icon, also a symbol of the de-industrialisation of America?
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Press release from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the launch of Megha-Tropiques, with links to a brochure, video and photographs.
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Great article in The New Yorker: "Creation Myth: Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation" by Malcolm Gladwell.
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+Gopal Raj Thanks for this. Truly analytical. Innovators are not good businessmen. They get caught in the brilliance of their innovation. A true businessman has to look beyond the innovation to the real world of marketing.

Bill gates is no innovator but a great marketer. He could sell a lemon like Windoze and beat great products like IBMs OS2 and foist on the public a clunker like Word and beat the hell out of Wordperfect!
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Interesting chart in The Economist showing how India is trailing China on a variety of indices. In terms of life expectancy at birth, for instance, India is currently where China was 36 years ago. it is not just economic growth that India needs to worry about but also social development.
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