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Seems like a false title, should have been “Life after the announcement of death of Google Reader” – whatever, Google Reader is reaching to its end now — people are quickly moving to other RSS feed readers after Google announced the death of the best feed reader service on March 13. I was using this service since 2009 and have read over 20 of thousands of articles through it. As a student, Google Reader meant a lot to me; whether it’s about reading the informative WordPress.com News or going through Terence Tao’s notes: Google Reader was everywhere. Now all the applications which were based Google Reader API, will not be functioning after 1st July, so there was a desperate need of finding a new Feed-Reader for me.
Here are the Google Reader alternatives, which I gave rigorous tries and found useful.
Holi, the festival of colors, was celebrated this year on 27th and 28th of March all over India. I decided to move to my own village, Kasturwa and then to Surya’s Village, Shiv Patti, on this occasion. Here are some images from the events taken with my Nokia device, which I thought were worth sharing.
ENJOY READING! Err… Watching.
About: This post is actually a summary of a research project I took under INSPIRE-SHE Scholarship Program by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. My plan was to make the content open-source on the web that faults could be corrected by time. The language is simple and very easy to understand and the ease of understanding is focused to A-level (10+2) students and beyond.
I was very pleased on reading this news that Government of India has decided to celebrate the upcoming year 2012 as the National Mathematical Year. This is 125th birth anniversary of math-wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920). He is one of the greatest mathematicians India ever produced. Well this is ‘not’ the main reason for appointing 2012 as National Mathematical Year as it is only a tribute to him. Main reason is the emptiness of mathematical awareness in Indian Students. First of all there are only a few graduating with Mathematics and second, many not choosing mathematics as a primary subject at primary levels. As mathematics is not a very earning stream, most students want to go for professional courses such as Engineering, Medicine, Business and Management. Remaining graduates who enjoy science, skip through either physical or chemical sciences. Engineering craze has developed the field of Computer Science but not so much in theoretical Computer Science, which is one of the most recommended branches in mathematics. Statistics and Combinatorics are almost ‘died’ in many of Indian Universities and Colleges. No one wants to deal with those brain cracking math-problems: neither students nor professors. Institutes where mathematics is being taught are struggling with the lack of talented lecturers. Talented mathematicians don’t want to teach here since they aren’t getting much money and ordinary lecturers can’t do much more. India is almost ‘zero’ in Mathematics and some people including critics still roar that we discovered ‘zero’, ‘pi’ and we had Ramanujan.