The axiomatic method: its origin and purpose

This article is written by Prof. S. D. Agashe. I greatly enjoyed it when I was a graduate student in department. I hope, some of you will enjoy reading this too. Euclidean geometry and the axiomatic method Euclid’s Elements constitutes the earliest extant substantial presentation of a body of material in the axiomatico-deductive form . … Continue reading The axiomatic method: its origin and purpose

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The curious case of happiness

What good is happiness if it cannot buy you money!                                  – Attributed to Zsa Zsa Gabor In 2008, New Scientists, summarized the results of a survey covering 65 nations to show the largest proportion of happy people lived in, of all places, in Nigeria, followed by Mexico, Venezuela, El Salvador and Puerto Rico. Last … Continue reading The curious case of happiness

Obesity : Killer combination of fat, sugar and salt

In 2010, Guardian published an article written by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. David Kessler. This article is no longer on Guardian since their copyright on it has expired.  A simple googling will still reveal some other sources. SOME EXCERPTS: THE LIEFor years I wondered why I was fat. I lost weight, gained … Continue reading Obesity : Killer combination of fat, sugar and salt