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Long Live the W3 TimBL King.

Wish a long long life to Tim Berners-Lee who gave us World Wide Web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, also known as TimBL,  was born on 8th Jun 1955 invented the World Wide Web ( WWW ) while at CERN , the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He was a graduate of Oxford University. He is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oxford, UK. He is President of and founded the Open Data Institute in London. He is President of London's Open Data Institute. He is the co-founder and CTO of , a tech start-up which uses, promotes and helps develop the open source SOLID    platform.    Sir Tim is also the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He is a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation which was launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of

Remembering the two great mathematicians named Bhaskaracharyas and the two Indian Satellites named Bhaskara !!

Today is 7th June 2020 and would like to humbly write few words about the two Satellites launched by India named after two Great Mathematicians Bhaskaracharya-I and Bhaskaracharya-II Bhaskara-I was the second Indian satellite launched on 7th June 1979.  The first was Aryabhata with 3 nonmeteorological experiments. Bhaskara-I was launched as part of the satellite-for-earth-observations (SEO) program, and was placed in orbit by a Soviet vehicle launched from a Cosmodrome in the USSR. The main objectives were to conduct earth observation experiments for applications related to hydrology, telemetry, oceanography forestry and geology using a two-band TV camera system and a a two-frequency satellite microwave radiometer (SAMIR) system. Secondary objectives were to test engineering and data processing systems, to collect limited meteorological data from remote platforms, and to conduct scientific investigations in X-ray astronomy. Thereafter Bhaskar-II was launched on November 20, 1981. Bhask

India needs to support ‘Free Tibet’ and rectify the mistake of Nehruvian Era.

Tibet, before the massive Chinese influx of the 1950s, was a self-sufficient society.  The Chinese invasion of Tibet, which culminated in the 1962 war between India and China, has often been portrayed as the “Great Chinese Betrayal” and “a stab in the back”. But actually it was a  “stab in the front”  because the  stab was invited by India’s own Prime Minster, Jawaharlal Nehru. In the year 1950, two momentous events shook Asia and the world.  One was the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and the other, the Chinese intervention in the Korean War. The Chinese announced their invasion of Tibet on 25 October 1950. But about a year before the Chinese invasion, Nehru had written: “Chinese communists are likely to invade Tibet.” Despite being aware about this invasion, Nehru was showing more interest in Korea than in Tibet and encouraged the Chinese invasion into Tibet. According to Claude Arpi, a French expert on Tibet and China, said, Without Delhi’s active support, the Chinese troops would not ha