Written on Feb, 15, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

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black holes

Yuri Gagarin, the Russian cosmonaut, who first made the journey into the space in 1961, observed: “What a beauty, I saw clouds and their light shadows on the distant dear Earth […] “The water looked like darkish, slightly gleaming spots […] When I watched the horizon, I saw the abrupt, contrasting transition from the Earth’s light-coloured surface to the absolutely …

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Written on Feb, 04, 2018 by in | Leave a comment
CONFUSIONAL THEORIES OF NEWTON & EINSTEIN'S GRAVITY

This piece could be a way of evoking a parenthesis of balance in the incredibly disorientating theories of gravity. Physicists say gravity is the weakest force among the four physical forces in nature. That’s why we are able to lift our feet to walk. We believe them. But some scientific theories change over time, not necessarily because they are wrong. …

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Written on Jan, 28, 2018 by in | Leave a comment
THE COSMOLOGICAOL EVOLUTION WITH BABY COSMOSES

This piece is a simplified excerpt from Lee Smolin’s highly philosophical and scientific book, “The life of the cosmos” published in 1997. I read his book with 346 pages in small prints in 2012 and shelved it as it was hard going, packed with information that needed references. I’ve only come to terms with his theory as I’ve been studying …

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Written on Jan, 21, 2018 by in | Leave a comment
HOW DOES THE SUNLIGHT TRAVEL TO EARTH

Against the backdrop of continued reverence to our Sun for millennia, one can’t help being surprised at that the light (photons) that strikes our pupils at any moment, has taken tens of thousands of years since the Sun emitted. It’s because light takes 20,000 years to reach the surface of the Sun from its core, but just 8 minutes and …

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Written on Jan, 07, 2018 by in | Leave a comment
HOW WAS THE SUN FORMED AND HOW DOES IT EMIT LIGHT

Life is still an unfathomable mystery, probably blueprinted in a warm bubbling primordial soup. There were days when I felt like checking my body into a left luggage locker. Shortly after holidaying at the Lakshadeep Island in the west coast of India in 1995, one day I was losing my eyesight so fast that I wondered whether I would be …

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Written on Dec, 31, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE LAST CHANCE SALOON FOR MEITEIS

Let me begin this New Year of 2018 with ‘Surya Namaskar’ (prayer to the Sun, figuratively speaking) and wishing a Happy New Year to The Sangai Express and its readers. This is also my wassail to every Manipuri. I exist in London but I live in Imphal taking little memory night trains. It’s my unshaken belief that the Sun will …

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Written on Dec, 24, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
SURVIVAL OF MANIPUR: NOW IN THE HANDS OF MEITEIS "MORS JANUA VITAE" (DEATH IS THE GATE OF LIFE)

Defeat is a humbling setback. Failed flavours are laid to rest at the cremation ground of ideas without any landmark. An analysis of popular search terms like saying “we’ll keep the integrity of Manipur” tracks on fears, hopes and confusion for Meiteis. Such search terms mirror the political mood of Manipuris in almost real time. A top search result is, …

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Written on Dec, 17, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
MANIPUR, LAND OF THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE

Manipur is an exciting tourist destination but where is it? It’s time to reveal this. So here I am, after a brush with resurgent Manipur with its growing tourism, especially during the annual Sangai Festival that includes International polo tournament in November each year. The renaissance is best captured in the book, ‘The Other Manipur’ in 6 volumes, edited by …

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Written on Dec, 07, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE SPONTANEOUS GENERATION OF LIFE: THE MODERN VIEW

The level of support for the spontaneous origin of life 3.5 billion year ago, perhaps in a “warm little pond” as speculated by Darwin,  is now accepted by an overwhelming majority. However, there is still a handful who believes that life was created by ‘Intelligent design’ (ID), with hair-raising  absurdism and a venomously funny streak. Recently, the distinguished German palaeontologist, …

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