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DOING SCIENCE IN INDIA. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Part 3 of 3)
12. AT
B.A.R.C. AGAIN, AS RAJA RAMANNA FELLOW (2005-2010) For the Raja
Ramanna Fellowship (RRF) I opted to be based at BARC Mumbai, rather than at
CAT Indore. The BARC library, an old friend, was an important reason for this.
I spent most of the time during...

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DOING SCIENCE IN INDIA. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Part 2 of 3)
7. AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (1979-1980) I stayed at a
Guest House in the Oxford University campus till Mike could find me a house on
rent. And he had a tough time doing that. He rang up a number of people, and
many of them agreed initially. But when they...

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DOING SCIENCE IN INDIA. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Part 2 of 3)
7. AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (1979-1980) I stayed at a
Guest House in the Oxford University campus till Mike could find me a house on
rent. And he had a tough time doing that. He rang up a number of people, and
many of them agreed initially. But when they...

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DOING SCIENCE IN INDIA. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Part 3 of 3)
10. AT THE
CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (CAT), INDORE (1991-2004) CAT has two
major research programmes: development of accelerator technology and
development of laser technology. My initial mandate was to set up a crystal-growth
laboratory for work on cr...

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DOING SCIENCE IN INDIA. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Part 2 of 3)
6. MY SCIENTIFIC
CAREER AT B.A.R.C. (1968 onwards) On 1 st August 1968 I became an employee (‘Scientific Officer’) of BARC, with a
starting take-home salary of Rs. 640. My father happened to be in Bombay when I
received my first pay cheque. I handed over th...

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DOING SCIENCE IN INDIA. A PERSONAL NARRATIVE (Part 1 of 3)
Vinod Wadhawan (30 May 2016) Thank you,
Internet, for enabling me to survive and prosper as a scientist in India, and
for enabling me to accomplish in a major way the task of science popularization
and indirect teaching / mentoring, and promotion of scienti...

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Climate Justice and What We Eat
These days there is a raging debate in India about
‘our right to eat just about anything we want to’. Our right, yes. And what
about our duty to Mother Earth? Who will worry about that? In this article I
try to explain how the present food preferences of a ...

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115. Memes and Their Evolution - 2
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/What-Defines-a-Meme.html Memes (cf. Part 114 ) are specified by their ' representational content' . As representations of a
portion of information, memes have a certain content. A representation
in the human mind i...

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87. Artificial Distributed Intelligence
People
learn to make sense of the world by talking with other people about it ( J. Kennedy 2006 ). Learning,
smartness, and intelligence are terms we normally associate with living beings.
But if our machines are going to be helping us in truly worthwhile w...

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112. Evolution of Language - 1
' If
there had been no speech, then right and wrong, truth and falsehood, good and
bad, attractive and unattractive would not have been made known. Speech makes
known all this. Worship speech ' (Chandogya Upanishad, VII-2-1). ' A mostly
Lamarckian process w...
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