Category: Open Slate

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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...






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Forgotten Gandhi of India

He was the first Anti-corruption crusader of Independent India. There was a news stating Gandhi gave his surname to this Parsi. He was son-in-law of the first prime minister of India. Feroze Gandhi, the husband...






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The Declaration of PHEIC

One of medical field’s heroic conquests was its success against the iconic epidemic ‘Polio.’ The 20th century parents were struck by terror, when a random outbreak of virus paralyzed and killed thousands of infants. The...






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This or That: The Materialistic Context

We aren’t interested in debating the pros and cons of our materialistic life styles. This article’s intention is to look behind the mental make up of the consumers, extending the idea of popular choices that...