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Philosophy of the Guru

Philosophy of the Guru

The content of this post has some thoughts that were shared in an address by my grandfather at a Gurdwara (sikh temple). Sri Guru Granth Sahib is probably the only religious text in the world which has hymns written by people from different religions: Kabir; Swami Ramanand was a staunch Brahmin; and Sheikh Farid a [...]

Addiction affects bees

Addiction affects bees

Okay guess what: addiction is not just limited to humans. Apparently new research found that bees can get addicted to caffeine and nicotine. According to the study, bees were offered “artificial nectar that containted various natural sugar levels and various levels of caffeine and nicotine, alongside clean nectar that comprised sugar alone.” The bees indicated [...]

D.R.Kaprekar: Indian Mathematician

D.R.Kaprekar: Indian Mathematician

The readers may recall that I talked about Ramanujan sometime back. Today I introduce to my readers, a much less known Indian Mathematician. Dattaraya Ramchandra Kaprekar, born 1905 worked on the number theory. He had no formal postgraduate training and worked as a schoolteacher in Nasik, India. His claim to fame is the Kaprekar constant [...]