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Through the broken glass: a peep into the bear’s brain.

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A glass is probably one of the most elegant man-made material. Be it a smooth and stylized wine glass or an artistically moulded glass art. Glass in any form is always pleasing to the eye. But witnessing broken glass transports your imagination to a violent scene. The sight and sound of shattering glass have often …

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Vladimir Nabokov is well known for his works – most prominently for Lolita, which I confess I have not read; and perhaps never will. This has nothing to do with Nabokov, but my growing penchant for reading non-fiction, rather than dallying into fiction. I do, however, like a good short story, and remember them quite …

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In the 1970’s the philosophers Samual Garovitz and Alasdair Macltyre published a short essay on the nature of human fallibility. The answer they were exploring was why we fail to achieve  something we set out to do in the world. One reason they observed is “necessary fallibility”- some things we want to do are simply …

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Adding a new dimension to Aaranyak’s endeavour to boost up knowledge and skills on environmental education for conservation of nature, North East India’s first ever international course on applied environmental education has begun at Guwahati on 28  January, 2019. This three week long course has been organised by Aaranyak in association with Environment Education and Conservation …

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Mathematics as a subject has had a much longer and varied history than many other scientific disciplines. The reasons for this are numerous, but the major impetus was its usefulness in calculating assets and probably even taxes for old empires. However, the most important facet for its early history was that it was a thinking …

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