From: Jatinder K Bajaj
Date: Fri, May 27, 2016 at 2:33 PM
Subject: Release Function on June 1 from 4.30 pm at IGNCA Delhi
To: Jatinder K Bajaj <email@example.com>
India cannot be equated with mere political nation-states, India has a spiritual reality as humanity’s connection to Cosmic Consciousness.— Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) April 2, 2016
ISRO official K. Sivan said that the shuttle had survived the flight.I don't know if they're going to re-use the original flight article for the further tests, but the project is already plumbing the depths of cheapness, with a total cost so far of Rs.95 Crores (just over $14M USD) - and that includes the cost of constructing the building where RLV-TD was fabricated.
"We have located the place where the vehicle is floating. The landing was soft and the vehicle did not break," Sivan told the AFP news agency.
India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), Successfully Flight TestedToday, May 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket booster carrying RLV-TD lifted off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 07:00hr IST. After a successful flight of 91.1second, HS9 burn out occurred, following which both HS9 and RLV-TD mounted on its top coasted to a height of about 56 km. At that height, RLV-TD separated from HS9 booster and further ascended to a height of about 65km.From that peak altitude of 65 km, RLV-TD began its descent followed by atmospheric re-entry at around Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound). The vehicle’s Navigation, Guidance and Control system accurately steered the vehicle during this phase for safe descent. After successfully surviving a high temperatures of re-entry with the help of its Thermal Protection System (TPS), RLV-TD successfully glided down to the defined landing spot over Bay of Bengal, at a distance of about 450km from Sriharikota, thereby fulfilling its mission objectives. The vehicle was successfully tracked during its flight from ground stations at Sriharikota and a shipborne terminal. Total flight duration from launch to landing of this mission of the delta winged RLV-TD, lasted for about 770seconds.In this flight, critical technologies such as autonomous navigation, guidance & control, reusable thermal protection system and re-entry mission management have been successfully validated.ISRO acknowledge the support of Indian coast guard and National Institute of Ocean technology (NIOT) for the mid sea wind measurement and shipborne telemetry respectively in this mission.
India uses almost twice the amount of water to grow crops as compared to China and US https://t.co/87TqAwfG4V pic.twitter.com/oNoIUn1SFE— PRS Legislative (@PRSLegislative) May 5, 2016
I was honoured when Sadiq asked me to join his campaign for the party’s mayoral nomination as a senior advisor. What happened next was deeply troubling. Supporters of Mr Corbyn took to social media to warn that my appointment would upset Muslims (the language used was much coarser) and might damage Sadiq. My ‘crime’, in the eyes of some of them, was to have worked hard to make Mr Modi’s visit to the UK a success.Jeremy Corbyn and his clique may be the most virulently anti-Hindu leadership the Labour Party has ever seen. It's under his watch that a spate of anti-semitic utterances have been spouted by various Labour Party officials. Similar attitudes are present towards Hindus - basically anybody who's seen as being in conflict with the Muslim lobby. This faction of Labour sees Muslims as part of their core loyalist base.
US sources say China's grand plan is to 'eat its cake and have it too', that is reject the Indian application to the NSG on the pretext of neutrality between India and Pakistan and then hope that the neutrality card will stop any Indian commercial blow back on China.
10 May 2016
We, the undersigned academics, wish to express our whole-hearted support to Prof. Madhu Kishwar, a prominent academic and public intellectual, in her challenge to the discrimination she has suffered at the hands of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies' administration. We are appalled at the unethical and illegal treatment meted out to her, even though the CSDS's administration has not had a single complaint against her through the twenty years that she has served that institution.
This victimization and harassment of Prof. Madhu Kishwar has culminated in the denial of affiliation to CSDS required for her to avail of the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship instituted by the ICSSR. Such a denial is unprecedented since no educational institution in India has ever denied affiliation to an ICSSR fellowship holder, leave alone a National Fellowship awardee of ICSSR. The reason cited for this denial of affiliation is patently absurd, especially when it turns out that in the last fifteen years, CSDS has granted affiliation to scores of scholars, including rank outsiders (details are available here: http://swarajyamag.com/politics/academic-intolerance-csds-denies-affiliation-to-madhu-kishwar-2 ).
Prof. Madhu Kishwar, who pioneered new thinking on women's rights, human rights and issues of social justice, and whose work for the marginalized groups of our society is well known, eminently deserves the ICSSR fellowship. It is hard to believe that an institution claiming to uphold high standards of humanities should have stooped so low simply because Prof. Kishwar does not toe its ideological line. Besides, this act of vindictiveness against her speaks volumes about the hypocrisy of those who have in recent times projected themselves as champions of "tolerance", "debate" and "liberalism".
We call on CSDS's administration to tender an unconditional apology to Prof. Madhu Kishwar and take all steps to rectify this shameful situation.
Prof. Kapil Kapoor, former Professor of English, JNU; former rector and pro-Vice Chancellor, JNU
Prof. Chandrakala Padia, Vice Chancellor, MGS University, Bikaner
Prof. B.K. Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor, MC National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
Prof. Daya Nath Tripathi, former chairman, Indian Council of Historical Research
Prof. Michel Danino, guest professor, IIT Gandhinagar; member, Indian Council of Historical Research
Dr. Nanditha Krishna, Professor & Director, CPR Institute of Indological Research, Chennai
Prof. Jagbir Singh, former Professor and Head, Dept. of Punjabi, University of Delhi; Life Fellow, Punjabi University, Patiala
Prof. Amarjiva Lochan, Associate Professor in History, Delhi University; President, South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture & Religion
Dr. M.D. Srinivas, former Vice-Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Study; chairman, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai; member, Indian Council of Historical Research
Prof. M.S. Sriram, retired Professor and Head, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Madras; member of Editorial Board, Indian Journal of History of Science and Ganita Bharati; former member, Research Council for History of Science, INSA
Prof. K. Ramasubramanian, Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, IIT Bombay; Council member, International Union for History and Philosophy of Science
Dr. J.K. Bajaj, Director, Centre for Policy Studies, New Delhi
Prof. R. Vaidyanathan, economist, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Dr. P. Kanagasabapathi, Professor and author, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu.
Prof. K. Gopinath, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr. Kausik Gangopadhyay, Associate Professor, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Prof. Amartya K. Datta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Dr. Krishen Kak, former guest faculty at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, former Senior Fellow at National Institute of Adult Education
Dr. Bharat Gupt, former Associate Professor, Delhi University
Dr. Avadesh Kumar Singh, former Vice Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad; Professor, School of Translation Studies and Training, Indira Gandhi National Open University
Prof. Rajeev S., adjunct faculty, IIM Bangalore
Prof. A.K. Jain, Physics Department, IIT Roorkee
Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay.
Prof. C.S. Aravinda, TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics, Bangalore
Dr. Anil Kumar Gourishetty, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Prof. Venkappayya Desai, Civil Engineering Dept., Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Prof. Neeraj Kumbhakarna, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
Prof. Shripad M. Garge, assistant professor, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Prof. Varadraj Bapat, School of Management, IIT Bombay
Prof. Ashish Pandey, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
Prof. Arun A. Somasundara, PhD (UCLA), Computer Science & Engineering, Rajeev Institute of Technology, Hassan
Prof. Ramesh Bharadwaj, Head, Department of Sanskrit, Delhi University
Prof. Milind A. Sohoni, CTARA, IIT Bombay
Prof. Ashwin Gumaste, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay.
Prof. Milind Marathe, Associate Professor, K.J. Somaiya College of Engg., Mumbai
Dr Nomesh B. Bolia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi
Prof. Manish Kumar, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Dr Lata Shenava, Research Scientist, IIT Bombay
Dr. Parag Singla, Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE, IIT Delhi
Prof. Radhey Shyam, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Prof. Sunanda Bagchi, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
Prof. S. Krishnan, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Dr. Ayon Bhattacharjee, Associate professor, Department of Physics, NIT Meghalaya
Dr. Suneet Varma, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Delhi
Dr. Subhajit Sen, Associate Professor, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
Dr. J.S.R. Prasad, Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad
Dr Laxmidhar Behera, Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Dr. Indranil Biswas, School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
Dr. S. Venkatesh, Assistant Professor (Physics), Amrita University, Coimbatore
Shounak Set, Researcher, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr. P. Sasikala, Associate Professor in New Media Technology, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University, Bhopal