Category: Open Slate

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The African Mobile Revolution

Innovation always has to correspond with the needs of the people. Mobile phones are one of those innovative devices that have opened doors to a modern world and to many opportunities. It is true that...






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The Deadliest Killers Below Ground

Coal mining is and always has been one of the dangerous professions in the world. Getting inside with massive machines into a dark underground chamber filled with explosive methane could cause disasters one way or...






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The Origin Point of Civilization

What do we really mean when we utter the word ‘civilized society’? We often use this term about a past, evolved human society, which has heavily influenced to the way we live. But, what exactly...






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Engineering Education in India: Current Realities

Whenever I try to imagine an engineering student in India, the mental imagery that flashes in my mind at once is that of Hercules shouldering the earth. Oscillating between the dreams of parents and the...






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Engineering Craze & Indian Parents

One of my pupils’ fathers would often inquire about his son’s academic progress. He is the father of a rare kind a teacher would rarely meet in his career, who would literally discuss of my...






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SriLanka: A Danger near by ?

  Sri Lanka has really not learned lessons from its three decade long bloody civil war. The Nation is facing a new insurgency not against the island by and large, but against the region. The...