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DIASPORIC DISTRACTIONS New faces in New Places – Mohamed M Keshavjee The Indian Diaspora of the 20th century is a very interesting phenomenon, not only because it produced two of India’s greatest freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose.Read More
27 Apr 2017 15:47:14 By Raman Krishnan Indian, diaspora, 1 Comments Blogs,
Wonder how Book Depository (BD) makes money despite cheap books, and free postage from UK to anywhere in the world? They have a cheat sheet.Read More
27 Apr 2017 14:45:09 By Raman Krishnan book, depository, cheat, Comments Blogs,
Frederic Grellier at Silverfish Books Date: Wednesday, 8 February, 2017 Time: 8.00pm (Please note the time, it will be an after-dinner talk.) Subject: Who needs translators?Read More
30 Jan 2017 14:59:02 By Raman Krishnan Frederic, Grellier, translator, French, English, Comments Events,

I read two interesting article in wired.com recently (it is a magazine for nerds, so if you don’t know about it, that’s fine); one titled The Man Who’s Trying to Kill Dark Matter,  and the other called Here’s What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About Fascism. The first is a story about a Dutch theoretical physicist, Erik Verlinde, arguing that dark matter does not exist. (Actually,  he posted a 51-page paper about it online.) 

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16 Jan 2017 16:15:52 By Raman Krishnan fascism, sci-fi, Comments Blogs,
A BBC story reports : Lab tests on a consignment of rice seized by Nigerian customs officials show that the product is "contaminated" but not with plastic, the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) says. Drat. What a waste of a good story? Trump would have loved it. Just when I was starting to visualise groups of evil oriental scientists (presumably Chinese; yes, we can blame anything on them these days) in starched white coats, in bright space-age labs focussed on inventing plastic rice (as they did with eggs some years ago) ...

BBC story reports : Lab tests on a consignment of rice seized by Nigerian customs officials show that the product is "contaminated" but not with plastic, the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) says.

Drat. What a waste of a good story? Trump would have loved it.

Just when I was starting to visualise groups of evil oriental scientists (presumably Chinese; yes, we can blame anything on them these days) in starched white coats, in bright space-age labs focussed on inventing plastic rice (as they did with eggs some years ago) ...

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31 Dec 2016 13:12:25 By Raman Krishnan Comments Blogs,
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