If you read old manuscripts of Sanskrit / Hindi you would notice many strange characters in them. Characters no longer used in modern Hindi.
They were called the Calcutta style of Hindi. While the modern form is called Bombay style.
Why these names? Herein hangs a tale.
In late 18th century, Baptist missionaries led by William Carey wanted to setup a press in Bengal for printing church literature locally. Denied permission by East India company who feared a backlash, they found haven in Danish colony of Serampore. 3/n
Before the Wire, Quint and The Print gang starts talking about how village electrification means nothing as it's not household electrification, just two cents that I learnt from my father who was an engineer with state electricity board.
Electricity is transmitted at very high voltages to cut down wastage. E.g. pinjore shimla line is 132kv.
So village electrification means adding poles, cables to connect to high voltage transmission and then down transformers to bring it down to 220V used at homes.
Once this infrastructure is ready and 10% households +panchayat etc gets electricity it's a proof that the village CAN now receive power. Hence it's deemed electrified
Crackpot science 1 : Supercomputing.
Does the esteemed journalist know about "National Supercomputing Mission" started by Modi Govt with an outlay of Rs 4500 Crores? 2/ business-standard.com/article/pti-st…
Modi's Supercomputing mission is about delivering perceivable results. Like addition of 70 supercomputers to premier research institutes. Still crackpot? 3/
How Neem , our native treasure tree of health, is being appropriated by China, US while we Indians are cluelessly lost.
Neem tree's botanical name is Azadirachta indica - derived from Persian "Azad-drakht-e-hind" - Free/nobel tree of India. It was revered by Unani, Siddha and Ayurvedic practitioners for medicinal uses. 2/n
The active compound in Neem oil is Azadirachtin molecule that has excellent pesticidal properties. That was why Grandma added dried neem leaves to containers while storing raw rice. 3/n