Good Read ( Continued..)

24 Feb

Me and brother have a need to read, we like knowledge, may be we are old school, in  this days of apps for everything, wonder if anything scholastic has meaning,never mind, hope you like these articles…

Meet Nergis Mavalvala, the Parsi celebrity scientist from Pakistan – Atika Rehman (

This is a nice little celebratory story of a woman scientist who was part of many researchers involved in discovery of gravitational waves. In a lighter vein South Asia has equal tendency to appropriate and celebratory any one successful with hint of a lineage as some one as their own. Remember a golfer called Vijay Singh, who really had nothing to do with India.

I like this story because soft sciences are important and love the good non chalant message Nergis Mavalvala has for women ““I grew up in a family where the stereotypical gender roles were not really observed,” Mavalvala says. “So I grew up thinking women can, must and should do anything and everything. That is very important for me.”

” Mavalvala said that her parents are not scientists and don’t necessarily fully follow the things she works on. “But they have always been supportive,” she said. “They always felt ‘if this is what she wants to do, let’s get out of the way and let her go with it’ – that’s a powerful situation to grow up in.” She added, “There was no pressure to do something that was their dream rather than mine.”  Writes Atika Rehman

So if you like the spirited scientist please read:

Great Adventurers of Science – Javier Yanes for Ventana al Conocimiento ( BBVA Open Mind)

If you would wish to read about great adventurers of science : Charles Darwin, James Cook, Scott and Amundsen, Ernest Shackleton and Thor Heyerdahl.

Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) is hardly what we would define as an adventurer. And yet, at a crucial moment in his life in which his practical mind led him to list the pros and cons of the decision to marry his cousin Emma Wedgwood, he not only considered that marriage would steal time away from his readings or his scientific discussions, but he also feared that tying himself to a woman would mean that he would never “see the Continent —or go to America, or go up in a Balloon, or take solitary trip in Wales,” as he himself wrote” . I am no Darwin, any caring and good person interested 🙂

I read this on Linkedin shared by MIT Technology review. It’s a good read and informative.

Please see:

Elephant, Meet Room : Here’s What LinkedIn CEO said to Employees after stocks dropped 40 Percent – Kara Swisher ( re/code)

Please check the video link for the superb Linkedin CEO  Jeff Weiner talking to  team after the bourses gave a knocking to LinkedIn Stock. Whatever have seen or read about LinkedIn. I like the CEO. To keep the big picture always in focus and to quote Leonard cohen from a interview ” To not operate from a landscape of blame, shame, repentence, guilt..” If you don’t do that, you are special. Jeff Weiner  has a compassionate side. I like Jeff Weiner. The other CEO & founder whom like is some one whom knew Samir Patil, Their work inspire me.

Please see video link :

This for today, now have to go to work 🙂

Have a good smiling day dear friends!

Love, Suresh


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