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As far as it goes - II

As far as it goes - II
No Indian Universities in Top This was in news today. Multiple reasons can be cited : Universities are not building theoretical models (abstractions). Innovations are not backed by rigor.Service sector lacks innovation. There is too much emphasis on business.Lack of competition these days. IIT JEE entrance examinations have degraded. Seats in IITs were refused. Similar was the condition with NITs and other State funded engineering colleges.Too much emphasis is on testing and monotonous work in offices.They have spoiled regular science education. Quality of regular universities is even worse.Lack of Scientific temperament in Indian diaspora persists. Scientific thought and relevant think tanks are absent.

Darwin's note on Marriage Now even he was not sure. You read it over here for your own pleasure:

An excerpt (When Marry):

My[17] God, it is intolerable to think of spending ones
whole life, like a neuter …

As far as it goes - I

As far as it goes - I
Feynman, the physicist, married thrice. His persona and fresh approach towards many a realms are omnipresent in his books and lectures; and even after thirteen years and so, ever since I bought his Lectures on Physics, I still refer to them. His second marriage - seven years after his first wife died - with Mary Louise Bel was brief and unsuccessful, and when I was going through Wikipedia on Feynman, I stumbled upon following lines:
He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night.    —Mary Louise Bell divorce complaint[46] I never thought he can be so boring to someone, for he was so exuberant, full of life, and so much indomitable spirit he was. Glare at some of his quotations , which are quite humorous : “Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.” and “Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is…