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Written on Jan, 22, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

Dear Reader, While this website is under construction, please visit my previous published articles in the “The Sangai Express” Here  

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Written on Nov, 26, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE, MATTER & SUBATOMIC PARTICLES

Nothing existed forever. Nat “King” Cole set a gold standard for smooth jazz singing with his baritone voice in his “Unforgettable/Unforgettable/that’s what you are … in 1951. All the evidence seems to indicate, that the universe has not existed forever. It had a beginning, about 15 billion years ago. Stephen Hawking, in a lecture in Japan, said “the universe has …

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Written on Nov, 12, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE COSMOS AND SPACE AS WE NOW UNDERSTAND THEM

If you wait long enough there’ll be a moment. That’s how we know ancient civilisations, such as Egyptian, Indian and Greek watched the Heavens (skies) everyday and tried to understand certain patterns to guide them in their earthly life. Changing patterns in the sky would tell them when the seasons would change, among other things. “Red sky at night, shepherd’s …

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Written on Nov, 12, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
HARD ON THE HEXAGON OF BEEHIVES, MEITEILON, PHYSICS, &

The architectural instinct of honeybees in building hexagonal hives remained shenanigans for scientists for over 200 years. Even today it remains inexplicable. And, haunted by the ghost of Grierson, Meiteilon (Manipuri), which became popular with jockey appeals to unread readers, and which, after meticulous research by the Grub Street hack writers and cloistered academics, still remains a classic puzzle. Meiteilon …

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Written on Nov, 05, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE HEAVENLY DESIGNS OF SNOWFLAKES

The whole world is a nuclear family. We are all built of atoms. Now we know where we came from and who we are.  So are the snowflakes. Everything has an architecture, based on physical laws of nature. Creativity thrives in the strangest places as that of snowflakes, somewhere in Heaven. As a little boy, I vaguely remember my two …

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Written on Oct, 15, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
NEWTON'S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE & EINSTEIN'S SPACETIME

I was born in a family with guns. My father Gulamjat had a single-barrel shot gun. My eldest brother Gokulchandra had Webly & Scott .32 revolver, .22 rifle and 12-bore double barrel shotgun. During my student time, I practiced with them all. During my college holidays, I went to shoot wild pigeons with the .22 rifle at Langol Hill and …

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Written on Oct, 08, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
LONGER LIFE FOR TEA DRINKERS & BENEFITS OF BEING OBESE

I was born aged 15, knowing everything, in the endangered narcissistic Meitei species. Far too late. I should have been born aged 1O months. I’m not nostalgic, just opportunistic, to grab this space that, precociousness isn’t a nice thing to be. You lose your childhood innocence. As a well-dressed and smart post-war boy with a cooked ‘primordial soup’ of my …

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Written on Oct, 01, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
I DRINK, THERFORE I AM: MYSTERIES OF HUMAN BRAIN

The latest research in favour of ‘moderate’ alcohol consumption every day, is here analysed, while the word ‘moderate’ needs clarification. It reminds me of Madonna’s song, “like a Prayer”: Life is a mystery/Everyone must stand alone […], which she sang in 1989 for Pepsicola, when ‘cola war’ was hotting up, and she stirred some controversy. This column is about whether …

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Written on Sep, 24, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
COMING TO GRIPS WITH COLD WATER & STAR SIGNS

I’ve been through an emotional wringer in my last week’s column. Now it’s countdown to hot water.    Science keeps changing things that we are comfortable with. Many things once we thought right have become false or vice versa, such as the germ-killing evidence of hot water. Biologist Jonathan Wells argues in Zombie Science that DNA does not contain the genetic …

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Written on Sep, 17, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
TIME DOES NOT ALWAYS HEAL A BROKEN HEART

Everything is hunky-dory with love in the air, but love has casualties. A broken heart isn’t just a figure of speech. It causes actual physical pain. That you may die of a broken heart has become a scientific reality. It’s happening despite increasing digitalisation of romance with significant changes in “falling in love” in this post-modern age of “loving you …

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