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Laapataa- The Indian PhD

  Doing Research in India It is an uphill journey for a researcher working in India in many ways. One of the cited reasons talks about lack of resources or of top researchers who can really do game-changing research. I find that to be the least of the reasons. First of all, let me try… Keep Reading

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Jobs this Week 30th Jan 2017-4th Feb 2017

Here’s all the jobs which were posted in CSG this week: Thanks to all those who have shared these opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1280994158660454 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279007965525740 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279620995464437 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279540408805829 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279540235472513 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279539958805874 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279539202139283 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279474845479052 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279474215479115 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279473022145901 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279069958852874 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279048675521669 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279047642188439 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1279045668855303 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278167612276442 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278237395602797 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278186958941174 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278176175608919 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278126012280602 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278091772284026 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278034575623079 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1278033485623188 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1275664089193461 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277678072325396 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277809878978882 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277721795654357 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277687628991107 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1276918269068043 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277613125665224 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277591252334078 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277092535717283 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277038842389319 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1277038449056025 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1276961375730399 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1276831935743343 https://www.facebook.com/884912531601954/posts/1276689662424237… Keep Reading

Laapataa- The Indian PhD

Meanwhile @IISc on any public holiday

    About the cartoonist: Sujit did his PhD from CSA (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) and joined Philips. After few years in the industry he joined IIIT Bangalore as an Assistant Professor and continues to teach there. Creator of ” Lapataa”- A fictional IISCian as he dodges through the reality of PhD. It is one… Keep Reading

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About Us

  Welcome to Club SciWri- Scientists Simplifying Science Club SciWri is a club of science writers which originated from a Career Support Group created by ex-IISc students. The focus of Club SciWri  is on science communication which hopes to strengthen the bridge between Science and Society . As science progresses to challenge the limits of… Keep Reading

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Homeopathy Part IV: Surely you were not joking, Mr. Hahnemann*

Once upon a time- about 220 years ago to be more precise- people lived “happily ever after”, taking things mostly for granted… even as their happy lives were intermittently challenged and frequently terminated by many diseases of unknown etiology… afflicted people seeking relief through anything and any means possible- chemicals, herbal extracts, prayers, “pagan” practices,… Keep Reading

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Face to Face with Debojyoti Dhar

I have known DEB (DD) since early 2000 as a student in the University of Delhi. It was good days for science enthusiasts in Delhi. I saw Deb occasionally on Libraries with his friend. His calm cool demeanour always told me of his intellect and wisdom. As the luck would have it we became room… Keep Reading

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Homeopathy Part III: You may tinker. You may not violate.

The physical world follows some inviolable laws that were discovered using scientific methods. By physical world, I mean the world that can be sensed and perceived and objective measurements and interpretations made and shared with clarity. Irrespective of affiliations and disciplines and also WITHOUT contradictions, these laws serve as the foundation for any scientific enquiry.… Keep Reading

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Homeopathy Part II: Basics

Homeopathic remedies are made by succussion, which is nothing but repeated shaking-albeit following some directions. An extract or a compound or an element believed to have remedial property(ies) is diluted 1:100 with water or alcohol that act as inert carriers. The first round of succussion that is marked 2C ends in a 100-fold dilution of… Keep Reading

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Homeopathy- Bogus or Science? Part I

This is first in an upcoming series of articles stemming from discussions on Homeopathy within the IISc Career Support Group (a FB group). BACKGROUND: The recent statement from Nobel laureate Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan that Homeopathy is bogus was disliked and received with skepticism by a majority of people. The main reason invoked was that we… Keep Reading

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