Archive by date | October 2009

E-book woes

E-book woes

Makes me sad that digital book reading technology would cost Indians far more than book lovers in the western world. A slew of new technology tools being launched in the west will be priced far more in India, a country whose tech-savvyness and love for books match any western nation. Add to that the higher cost of acquiring a book online.  Read more

Indian IAA prez

Indian IAA prez

©ISRO Close on the heels of Chandrayaan’s Moon water find, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair has taken over as the President of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) headquartered in Paris. He is the first Indian space expert to be elected to the post. Among all the 25 Indian space missions under his tenure, the most significant was the successful launch of India’s first Moon mission Chandrayaan-1. Madhavan Nair was the Vice-President of scientific activities of the IAA for the last four years. He is the recipient of two of India’s biggest civilian honours Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. His  … Read more