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The Mother of the Nation

I have wanted to write something about Gabriela Mistral since I first arrived in Chile and have been waiting for the right opportunity. This week I finally decided that I’d go to the  802 more words


Thawing the ice between Pakistan and India

Trend lines in the subcontinent are poor and will not improve until there is substantive dialogue between India and Pakistan. Hopes that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would pull a “Nixon goes to China” maneuver with Pakistan have been dashed, at least for now. 1,222 more words

Einstein 1905: From “Energy quanta” to “Light quanta”

“The energy of a light ray spreading out from a point source is not continuously distributed over an increasing space but consists of a finite number of energy quanta which are localized at points in space, which move without dividing, and which can only be produced and absorbed as complete units.” With these words… 1,818 more words


Transcendence at the English Theatre Berlin

A hundred years ago, on 25th November 1915, Einstein proved his general theory of relativity, transforming our understanding of physical reality. Apt timing then, for Robert Marc Friedman’s… 314 more words

Life In Berlin

Gifted Mind, the book

—The Dr Raymond Damadian story, Inventor of the MRI

I just read this book about the life and work of Dr Raymond Damadian, who invented the Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) scanning of human/living tissue for medical diagnostics. 892 more words


Good reads: Disgrace

Disgrace by Coetzee, J.M. Disgrace. Vintage Books. 2000

This book is the winner of the renowned Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003 as well as the winner of the 1999 Booker Prize. 176 more words

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The Radioactive Madam

Marie Curie experienced many firsts in her life. Born in times when females could get only basic education, she could not get into the all men Warsaw University. 346 more words

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