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A person you follow posted a new opinion on Dec, 03 2016

Germany is about to come up with a Nuclear FUSION reactor. Can it be economical and practical?

Vijay Arur had posted

I would prefer to rely on that fusion reactor located 150 million kilometres away. It cost nothing to design and build, costs nothing to operate, repair and service, does



For fundamental and immutable reasons nuclear power treads much more lightly than any other options. And nuclear fission is nearly as good as nuclear fusion. So we had better get on with that too. Energy R&D spend needs to proceed over a spectrum of time frames for expected results. Fusion obviously is towards the longer end, advanced Gen IV fission power is intermediate. Not proceeding on major pathways to cater for archaic ideologies would be criminally stupid. The climate stakes are very high and those that claim they have all the answers already deserve nothing other than derision.

For fundamental and immutable reasons nuclear power treads much more lightly than any other options. And nuclear fission is nearly as good as nuclear fusion. So we had better get on with that too. Energy R&D spend needs to proceed over a spectrum of time frames for expected results. Fusion obviously

Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionNov, 15 2016

A true poll of the shifting national mood

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Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionOct, 29 2016

implementation of Communal Award

There are eight core ILO Conventions against forced labour. India refuses to ratify four of those: C87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention); C98 (the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention); C138 (Minimum Age Convention), and C182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention). India also refuses to ratify another major convention, C131, or the Minimum Wage Fixing Convention.

The Annual Global Rights Index, published by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), rates 141 countries on 97 indicators derived from ILO standards. The rating is on a scale of 1 to 5-plus, based on the degree of respect accorded to workers’ rights. In 2015, India had a rating of 5, the second-worst category. It denotes “no guarantee of rights”. Despite being a constitutional democracy, on the matter of worker rights, India is in the same club as Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar, all dictatorships.

There are eight core ILO Conventions against forced labour. India refuses to ratify four of those: C87 (Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention); C98 (the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention); C138 (Minimum Age Convention), and C182 (Worst Forms o
Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionOct, 02 2016

The Muslim Personal Law is supposed to protect Women from discriminatory customary laws, but is very ineffective. Why does religion decide come over Law?

In the absence of a codified law, customary practices which are divergent from the values and principles of the Quran have emerged. The Muslim community is governed by the Shariah or the Islamic legal system, which isn’t codified. In the absence of a codified law, these decisions are made by qazis, muftis and maulvis, who have made it an exclusive male domain often to the detriment and disservice of women. Every maulvi or qazi has his own interpretation of Sharia, and all malpractices are passed off as Islamic. Qazis validate oral divorce, polygamy or halalah instead of pointing out their invalidity as per the Quran, since these are barbaric practices.

In the absence of a codified law, customary practices which are divergent from the values and principles of the Quran have emerged. The Muslim community is governed by the Shariah or the Islamic legal system, which isn’t codified. In the absence of a codified law, these decisions are made by qazis
Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionOct, 02 2016

Why Nutanix and not flipkart should be hero of Indian startup ecosystem

In the Infrastructure Hyperconvergence space, Nutanix's deduplication feature is a market changer. SAN/NAS are slowly becoming a thing of the past. Hyper-converged infrastructure is letting VDI scale dramatically, solving data capacity and mobility issues, and revolutionizing data center economics.

Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 27 2016

Is Real Madrid nothing with Ronaldo?

It's his petulance in moments like this which damage his standing as a player. When things are going badly, you very rarely can rely on Ronaldo to dig you out of it, whether that's against Europe's best or supposedly comfortable wins in La Liga. He has to learn he's not the only player in the team capable of winning the game I had have thought the Euros may have taught him that.

It's his petulance in moments like this which damage his standing as a player. When things are going badly, you very rarely can rely on Ronaldo to dig you out of it, whether that's against Europe's best or supposedly comfortable wins in La Liga. He has to learn he's not the only player in the team c
Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 27 2016

One reason Indian Colleges are not the best in the world is the immense focus on Politics

When the Top University list is prepared a lot is focused on the amount of R&D budget and the patents gathered by the students in a campus.In our country we recognise the college by the highest pay package it's student get that sums up the difference that despite the IIT and IIM are dream institutions here they dont lie in the world's list.
Obviously politics is there which sets up those institutes,appoints teachers and most importantly VCs which is currently a sheer political appointment.The fund allocation is also biased and its the TEQIP, Gates Foundation etc. are really providing better support to the Indian Universities than the government itself. But,the problem is if we get all the resources in India itself the answer to how many students opting for research is very crucial. We still prefer to be an engineer in MNC than a teacher at a school. The issue is the money minded mindset and social taboo of 90%.

When the Top University list is prepared a lot is focused on the amount of R&D budget and the patents gathered by the students in a campus.In our country we recognise the college by the highest pay package it's student get that sums up the difference that despite the IIT and IIM are dream institutio
Mayank posted an opinion to a discussionSep, 23 2016

International Seminar | Damming Crisis in Tibet: Threat to Water Security in Asia

That zone is a seismic zone, and seismic activity combined with the concentration of dam construction on the Tibetan plateau could have catastrophic effects if an earthquake causes a dam to fail, creating a domino effect, as a surge of water collapses cascades of dams further downstream. The course of the Mekong and Salween rivers flow over active fault lines, making such events a legitimate concern. Given the intensity of dam construction in this region, there is an urgent need for independent assessment and public oversight over hydropower construction plans and seismic risks. However, public access to information about dam construction plans is still limited.

That zone is a seismic zone, and seismic activity combined with the concentration of dam construction on the Tibetan plateau could have catastrophic effects if an earthquake causes a dam to fail, creating a domino effect, as a surge of water collapses cascades of dams further downstream. The course
Mayank disagreed with a discussionSep, 21 2016

Exploitation of resources in Tibet will affect India badly in the future. Nationalist Indians should fight for Tibet to protect their own interest.

Supporting Tibet is in India's interest. The Chinese have been building dams over rivers that flow down to India; openly supporting Pakistan and opposing India in international forums.

By bringing Tibet to limelight like Balochistan, India can play a masterstroke.

Mayank disagreed with an opinion onSep, 13 2016

Dictatorship failed because of people who came to power not because it is flawed as a concept.

Gautham S had posted

please do try "Why Nations fail" by robinson and acermoglu. They empirically prove why dictatorships are bad. Dictatorships at their best are short term gain for long te



Mayank agreed with an opinion onSep, 13 2016

Need special attention to most marginalised children


Every child has the right to get quality education . These children should rather be encouraged as most of them are the first in their families to step out of their hous



Mayank disagreed with an opinion onSep, 13 2016

"Saudi Arabia and Iran accuse each other of not really being Muslim". 'Religion above all' mentality has to be challenged.

Rahul Gupta had posted

When there is so much of marketing and propaganda and attempts to sell so intensely and on top of that, the added factor of increased social status associated with these



Mayank agreed with an opinion onSep, 06 2016

All party delegation at Kashmir: mere formality or can we expect something substantial?

Anuja pathi had posted

I think there is intention atleast in this government. You need to remember Kashmir is a problem in our view but for rss Kashmir remaining in India is article of faith. M



Mayank disagreed with an opinion onSep, 06 2016

How dangerous is a Pellet Gun? Less than civilian stones!

Anuja pathi had posted

I hear your pain . Hope this government atleast will genuinely try and solve this problem. For Indias sake and for Kashmiris sake



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