What was that again?

Respected Master,
I have ventured to send you the accompanying article for your perusal and opinion. I am anxious to know what you think of it… I do not know sufficient German to translate the paper. If you think the paper worth publication I shall be grateful if you arrange for its publication in Zeitschrift fur Physik. Though a complete stranger to you, I do not feel any hesitation in making such a request. Because we are all your pupils though profiting only by your teachings through your writings. I do not know whether you still remember that somebody from Calcutta asked your permission to translate your papers on Relativity in English. You acceded to the request. The book has since been published. I was the one who translated your paper on Generalised Relativity.
Yours faithfully
S. N. Bose

(Letter from S N Bose ,after whom the Boson particle is named ,to Albert Einstein)

Linkfest:July 09,2012

Some stuff I am reading today morning:

Mumbai realty:How the builder-politician nexus cheats us (Firstpost)

Delayed rains stain India’s economy (WSJ)

Top Investment error:Past performance Vs Future Results (BigPicture)

Three reasons rich kids hate their parents (TRB)

The best economic indicator in the world (Moneygame)

Louis Bachelier- The true father of modern finance (Bloomberg)

Bollywood gossip of the week (RajeevMasand)

The most interesting thing

In autumn 2011, a Dalit first-year student at AIIMS named Pankaj Meena was delivering a PowerPoint presentation in class on the functioning of the human kidneys. When he got to the fifth slide, Pankaj said, the professor interrupted and told him to go back to the very first slide. Then he asked Pankaj, “What is the most interesting thing in this introduction?” Pankaj looked at the slide, puzzled, and found nothing. The professor answered his own question: “The most interesting thing on this page is Meena, his caste.”

“After that I forgot everything,” Pankaj told me. “I just wanted to leave the classroom.”


Incident at India’s # 1 Medical Institute, AIIMS