Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95) .

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

मझधार में ऐ साहिल

अकेला नहीं मझधार में तू साहिल,
तेरा मस्तूल ही बस मेरा सहारा है।
गुज़र जायेगा ये तूफान,
एक आस ही बस, अपना सहारा है I 

मझधार से क्या डरना ऐ साहिल,
ये भी तो एक कठपुतली है,
ज़िन्दगी हमें नचाती  है,
तूफ़ान उसे नचाता है I

Thursday, December 8, 2011

दो पल

काश मिलते जो दो पल फुर्सत के ,
ए ज़िन्दगी तेरे हर पल को जी लेते I
काश दो पल जो मिल जाते, 
ए ज़िन्दगी तुझे दो पल में भर लेते,

दो पल जीने की चाहत में कितने ही पल लुटा दिये,
दो पल की चाहत ने ज़िन्दगी के मतलब भुला दिये I 
काश ज़िन्दगी दो पल जो मिल जाते,
तुझे दो पल में जी लेते I 

..... श्वेतांक 

Sunday, November 27, 2011


My be this was the longest break in my blogging, May be last few months were so eventful, probably I didnt had time... Ya time, for my thoughts, time for my friends etc. Some times in life you start running so fast that you dont realized it. And then suddenly every thing comes to a still and you realise you missed somthing very important. On on 23rd Nov, I lost my friend, Indro.

i regret all those birthday when i forgot to call u,
i regret all the new years and festivals when i forgot to call u,
Now all i have is your memories, some of your pic in my old collage album,
and regret that i don’t have u anymore,
Indro, will miss u all thru my life...
RIP baba.....

Monday, August 30, 2010

उठो मगध आज

है इतिहास गवाह तेरे शौर्य की मगध,
है आज फिर मौका आर्यावर्त को वही नेतृत्व दिखाने का !!!
कहां गया तेरा वो ऐश्वर्य
है आज वक्त इतिहास दोहराने का I
बिलक रही माटी समुख अन्धकार है बड़ा ,
उठो मगध, है आज फिर मौका अन्धकार भगाने का I
चीत्कार रहा जन मानस आज मूकदर्शक है आकाश,
तूने दिया इसे जनतंत्र तूही इसे संभाले आज I
खंडित हो रहा है भारत, धर्म, भाषा का विष फैला आज,
मगध शूर क्या हुआ तुम्हे है,
जाग उठो ख़त्म करो ये उन्माद I
दिया पूर्वजों ने जो गौरव, करो तुम उसका सम्मान I
पुकार रहा इतिहास तुम्हें अब,
करो आर्यावर्त का उत्थान I

: shwetank

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A simple PhD Dissertation Could Be Security Threat... a must read story from The Washington Post...

This guy not even in his wildest dreams would have thought that his simple PhD topic will create a storm and make FBI and all the major financial securities agencies lose their sleep.... His University will be scared to even publish his thesis... read the following article of The Washington Post....

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Dissertation Could Be Security Threat
Student's Maps Illustrate Concerns About Public Information

By Laura Blumenfeld
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 8, 2003; Page A01

Sean Gorman's professor called his dissertation "tedious and unimportant." Gorman didn't talk about it when he went on dates because "it was so boring they'd start staring up at the ceiling." But since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Gorman's work has become so compelling that companies want to seize it, government officials want to suppress it, and al Qaeda operatives -- if they could get their hands on it -- would find a terrorist treasure map.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


i don’t agree to the point of view that "HRD ministry is helping American universities to come to India and lure IIT professors into betraying their country." .. Why can’t we look at it this way that if foreign universities setup their "shops" (campus) it could help reverse brain drain or rather brain gain... and towards the point of luring IIT Profs. I think rather than being afraid of the wealthy giants we sud focus on making our facilities better and stronger so that we don’t lose out. I think we have had enough of protectionism policy, which was proved to be good at the time of independence... But now our country is more than 60 years old and our economy is capable of handling major recessions in the world... So, in my personal opinion it’s a time to open up take the world head on....

Friday, May 14, 2010

why to invest big scientific projects with no direct benefit to common man????

Big science projects have always faced questions. Probably one of the best answers to them was given by Robert Wilson, who went on to be the first director of Fermilab, housing the giant multimilliondollar particle accelerator, outside Chicago. In Congress in 1969, Wilson was quizzed about the value of the accelerator to US security and asked to justify the expenditure. He responded: “It has only to do with…the dignity of men, our love of culture. It has to do with: Are we good painters, good sculptors, great poets?...all the things we really venerate in our country and are patriotic about. It has nothing to do directly with defending our country except to make it worth defending.”

Quote from :

Getting India Into Orbit

NASA’s change in direction may be a big opportunity for ISRO

Saswato R Das

Editorial TOI 13th may 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Battle Nepal round two.....

There have been really very interesting developments in nepal in last few days.... the most significant one, at least according to me is Nepal government taking back their decision to give Nepali passport contract to an Indian firm…. A open blackmail by the Maoists. The second most significant development is a 6 days general strike taking the country to a standstill. I have a serious doubt about the public support to this china driven proxy war. I just read a article on BBC website….


Nepal brought to standstill by strike

By Joanna Jolly
BBC News,

People will react'

On Tuesday, shopkeepers in Kathmandu clashed with Maoists who were preventing them from opening their businesses.

"If it is too much, the local people will react," says Subarna Brajracharya, who owns a small shop in the capital.

"The people will not be in a position to tolerate this. They'll come out into the streets and start fighting the Maoists. I'm ready to do this myself."

Meanwhile, the stalemate continues with the Maoists refusing to call off the strike until the prime minister resigns and the government refusing to be forced out from the streets.

Both sides appear willing to continue the strike for as long as it takes for the other to break.

"While ordinary citizens suffer, political elites battle this out," says journalist Prashant Jha.

"The hope is there will be enough popular pressure on them to reach a deal so that the country can go back to normal."

Not only this report, if you go thru the comments posted on the most popular new agencies websites. You can easily get an idea that the mood of general public if quite different than what is being portrayed by Nepali Maoists… Is this attempt of china to overthrow the democratic system and establish a proxy communist Hippocratic government. Between all this a major question is that wat is the Big B INDIA doing.. we have major stakes in Nepal... Are we losing the battle… Is situation is slipping out of India`s control in Nepal….

hi to planet iisc community....


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hu gifted t-shirt to Obama

this is the t-shirt gifted to Obama by his Chinese counterpart during his recent visit to china.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Nepal" a clash of titans

Whenever I read something about Nepal it always appears to me a "clash of titans". Two heavy weights, INDIA and CHINA fighting behind the smoke screen to build influence on the small Himalayan country.
India always had an upper hand in this fight because of its deeply rooted religious ties. Most of Nepal’s leaders have had some or the other connection with India. A Treaty signed in 1950s gave a formal face to the long relations between the two countries; this not only helped India in securing its borders from the Hungary Dragon but also defined Nepal’s political and economic future.
suddenly woke up in 2008 when Nepal underwent a political turmoil, realising that China had played its game and India’s influence was under danger. The new Maoist PM was sworn-in and talks of equality in relation with India were in the air. Maoist (read China) had already played a very intelligent game.
This new era of the clash of titans was actually stared back in 2001 when the royal massacre took place and Prince Gyanendra was made the king of the Himalayan kingdom, and that’s were China started its war against India to gain influence on Nepal.
As a full proof strategy, which Maoists had already standardised in India In 60s and 70s, of targeting poor and the youth. It first filled the mind of Nepalese youth with an anti-India pseudo-nationalism then poured in the so called revolutionary ideas of social justice and nationalism. And finally country was pushed into Maoist’s insurgency. Then the final trump card was played by pushing the country to end the 200 years old monarchy and hold a so called free democratic process. At this point very strategically Maoists joined the main stream democratic process. All this while Indian Intelligence agencies horribly failed to take proper account of the situation, being well assured of its influence on Nepal. Finally Maoists won the election and new PM Prachanda soon after joining the top office made his first international visit to China. This sent policy-makers in Delhi into a tailspin and alarmed India went into a major damage control. Finally recently Indian attempt succeeded after the Maoist PM resigned. But the war of the influence by the two biggies doesn’t seem to get over soon. With a new PM elected by the Nepalese parliament adds up a new chapter in this story.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”

–Albert Einstein

Friday, June 20, 2008

आज एक ट्रक एक पीछे लिखा देखा ---
आरज कीया है.....

जानम ज़रा पलट कर देखो जीगर हम भी रखते हैं ।
अगर तुम ६० पैर चलते हो तो हम ९० पैर चलते हैं ।

वाह वाह वाह !!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

How insensitive our socity has become....

Top Stories

Pregnant lady's ordeal in Mumbai rain

9 Jun 2008, 0323 hrs IST , Vijay V Singh & Malathy Iyer
A 19-year-old pregnant woman, whose foetus had died in the uterus leading to heavy bleeding, was shunted around in rain-hit Mumbai as hospitals refused admission.

Delhi: Crowd watches as man bleeds

9 Jun 2008, 0424 hrs IST , Ashirbad S Raha
A crowd stood watching as a 35-year-old accountant lay trapped and bleeding under an overturned auto for about 15 minutes at Mayur Vihar Phase II in east Delhi on Sunday morning.

Minority Commission for J&K soon

9 Jun 2008, 1122 hrs IST
Minorities in the valley can get the same benefits as elsewhere in the country once the Commission is constituted.

Kolkata: Bullied by cops, man kills self

9 Jun 2008, 0358 hrs IST
At 2.45 am, when the rest of the city was fast asleep, a group of policemen came knocking on the door of Samar Kumar Mukherjee at 14-Kamarpara Row with a warrant over a loan-related dispute with a private bank.

Friday, May 23, 2008

a patna away from ganga..... near Doon river UK

in some freeky free time i jst gave a search PATNA and to my surprise wikipedia showed me a patna far away froms the banks of river ganga.... that to unexpectedly in UK.... ya its true....

Patna, East Ayrshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Patna, population 2298, is a village in East Ayrshire, Scotland.
It was established in 1802 by William Fullarton, to provide housing for workers on the coal-fields of his estate. Fullarton's father had worked as an employee of the British East India Company, and the town takes its name from the city of Patna in India.
The River Doon flowing through Patna
The River Doon flowing through Patna

Patna lies south east of Ayr on the A713 to Castle Douglas just north of Dalmellington between the villages of Polnessan and Waterside at the junction with the road to Kirkmichael and the River Doon flows through the village.
Patna Primary School is a general, non-religious school. A catholic primary school is in Waterside, named St Xaviers Primary School that is attended by pupils from as far as Dalmellington and Bellsbank, to Maybole. A secondary school, Doon Academy, is located in the nearby village of Dalmellington
Patna has at its advantage, a small library, a games hall, a football field, numerous country walks and a golf club and the river Doon is popular with local fishermen. Patna has it's own Petrol Filling Station which also retails Quad and Dirt Bikes including the popular Kazuma Brand along with a selection of Wulfsport Clothing and Safety Gear.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

a unfortunate side of IISc

I find it unfortunate and I am sure any sane person will definitely will also find it unfortunate. Three suicides and one failed attempt of suicide. These are not the figures of some jail in India. It’s the reality of the premier research institute of India. And most unfortunate instead of looking into the severity of the matter and taking steps to avoid any repetition of such events the answer is its student’s personal and family problems and institute has nothing to do with it. But then these people don’t realize one thing hearting oneself to a level to commit suicide is the most extreme step a human being can take. I agree to the fact that people can have their own problems but if the environment around you is good and encouraging then you live with some hope. So, the reasoning given by the institute falls week. Now coming to the measures taken to this mounting problem a full time psychologist for counseling but lack of a proactive system to identify such cases, worthless student council, a faculty community which tries to find the most comfortable position for them. One thing I learnt form this campus you can blame the world and sleep in your bed with a notion in the mind you are always correct and the other person is always wrong.

Can’t institute take more proactive stand in being little more sympathetic towards the student community, instead of looking at them as slaves and blaming them always for everything?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Be a good grand father to live longer...

Here is the abstract of the paper in which people have got this finding...

Selection for long lifespan in men: benefits

of grandfathering?

M. Lahdenpera¨ 1,*, A. F. Russell2 and V. Lummaa2
1Section of Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland
2Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
Life-history theory suggests that individuals should live until their reproductive potential declines, and the
lifespan of human men is consistent with this idea. However, because women can live long after menopause
and this prolonged post-reproductive life can be explained, in part, by the fitness enhancing effects of
grandmothering, an alternative hypothesis is that male lifespan is influenced by the potential to gain fitness
through grandfathering. Here we investigate whether men, who could not gain fitness through
reproduction after their wife’s menopause (i.e. married only once), enhanced their fitness through
grandfathering in historical Finns. Father presence was associated with reductions in offspring age at first
reproduction and birth intervals, but generally not increases in reproductive tenure lengths. Father
presence had little influence on offspring lifetime fecundity and no influence on offspring lifetime
reproductive success. Overall, in contrast to our results for women in the same population, men do not gain
extra fitness (i.e. more grandchildren) through grandfathering. Our results suggest that if evidence for a
‘grandfather’ hypothesis is lacking in a monogamous society, then its general importance in shaping male
lifespan during our more promiscuous evolutionary past is likely to be negligible.

Monday, December 10, 2007

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About Me

hi I m doing my Ph.d. in life science from IISc. my field of interest is Virology, molecular biology, and molecular evolutionary biology.
i did my schooling at St. Xavier`s High School, Patna, then i Moved to Pune for my bachelors degree in Microbiology. After i finished my Masters in Biochemistry from MSU - Baroda, i joined IISc in dept of biochemistry with Dr. R. manjunath for my PhD.

I am working on ...

  1. regulation of classical and non-classical HLA expression upon Japanese encephalitis virus ( JEV ) infection.
  2. Activation of gamma-delta T-cell upon Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection.