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In June 15th, 2011 issue of Bhavan’s Journal I read this article  “Placebo is better than Drugs” by Dr.B.M.Hegde. First thing I had to do was to do a Wiki search to learn what Placebo meant, it means “simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment intended to deceive the recipient. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition”. Dr.Hegde is a internationally known Cardiology specialist with numerous…

Today Prof.A.G. Ramakrishnan from IISc, Bangalore posted an announcement in INFITT discussion group announcing openings for BE Graduates for Research Positions at Mile Lab, IISc, Bangalore. This caught my eye as the project described was exciting one involving software applications for visually challenged.  I am giving a link in this post to the announcement for the benefit of graduates inclined towards research who will find this position interesting. MILE Laboratory at Indian Institute of Science…

Yesterday was a proud moment for all Indians.It was the placing of Indian tricolour on the Moon’s surface on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday.  The Indian flag was painted on the sides of Moon Impact Probe (seen above), one of the 11 payloads of Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, that successfully hit the lunar surface today at 20:31 hrs (8:31 pm) IST. This is the first Indian built object to reach the surface of the moon. The modern Indian…

I was in San Jose area and had the whole day to spend before my return flight (Jet Airways from SFO to BOM) in the evening. So I started the day with my friend dropping me at San Jose Tech Museum. Then I went to see the exhibits, which included a Silicon IC (Chip) manufacturing, Gene therapy, inventions, solar energy and many more. It is a must see museum for today’s students. I wish we…

Few years back when I read a book about Tatas I realized that we know little about Indian Achievers, I got interested in reading more such books. Recently I bought from Landmark a book titled Vikram Sarabhai “A Life” by Amrita Shah. Before reading it, I knew little about Dr.Vikram Sarabhai other than he was a popular scientist and father of Indian Space Program that too by reading about him in Dr.A.B.J.Abdul Kalams’ Wings of Fire book. As…