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Anand Akolkar—Opening Windows to History

27/12/2016 Leave a comment

In India, libraries and archives don’t focus too much on the preservation and restoration of old manuscripts. Within this callous environment, Anand Akolkar wages a somewhat lonely war from his humble home in Mumbai, against the harsh elements of nature and an uncaring bureaucracy, in a bid to preserve and restore dying manuscripts. Even though … Continue reading Anand Akolkar—Opening Windows to History


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Citizen Science

05/12/2016 Leave a comment

Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, a harbinger of individualism widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher, said long ago that the crowd is untruth. And, while that may be so most of the time, a crowd can also come together to discover the truth through endeavours that fall in the realm of citizen science. nature … Continue reading Citizen Science


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PAO POLITICS

28/11/2016 Leave a comment

Fifth Avenue is laid in gold, every mansion a citadel of money and power. Yet here you stand, a giant, starved and fettered . . . You too will have to learn that you have a right to share your neighbours’ bread . . . Well, then, demonstrate before the palaces of the rich; demand … Continue reading PAO POLITICS


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