Shake-Up India

Jayant V. Narlikar

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  • Year: 2010

  • Binding: Hardback

  • Publisher: Global Vision Press

  • ISBN No: 9788190901321

The need of The Times 
India has lived over sixty years of its independence, but it still seems to be floating rudderless. It does not know what to accept and what to discard.
The well known Astrophysicist and science writer Jayant V. Narlikar provides in this significant work well thought out ideas in various life and work-areas for us to take up in right earnest and do the needful to build up the nation as well as our own lives.
He is a rare Indian who writes science fiction which is closer to the truth. A few of his ideas have already come true. Like the social problems created by the possibility of knowing the sex of the child while in the womb which he wrote up in a story in the 1970s.
The shake-up and change are caused by The likes of These meteors:
• ‘India that is Bharat…..’ – Why two names?
• Get rid of the scientifically rejected superstitions.
• No more Ramans, Boses, Sahas – Why?
• Ignoring higher education–Why?
• Science is significant, develop its temper.
• Come out of the population trap.
• Don’t litter, clean up your surroundings, it’s easy.
• Technology is for the 21 st century.
• Teach astronomy in schools; it will develop students’ minds.
• Be professional in achieving your goal.
• Media must come forward in presenting science to the masses.
• Take a leaf out of the life of Michael Faraday.

Jayant V. Narlikar

Jayant V. Narlikar Is An Astrophysicist, So It Comes Natural To Him To Think Big And Dramatic When Thinking About The Issues On Our Earth. He Is A Cambridge Graduate And A Student Of The Celebrity Fred Hoyle. He Developed IUCAA, A Premier Institute Of India Working In This Area, After Serving For 16 Long Years With The Prestigious Tata Institute Of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Normally A Very Soft Spoken Man, He Now Appears In A New Role— That Of A Constructive Critic Of National Affairs, Something That India Needs At The Present Moment As It Advances In A Bid To Become An Advanced Nation By 2020.
For Years He Has Been Writing In The Times Of India On These Topics Of Critical Importance. The Same Articles Are Now Present In More Sturdy And Sustaining Book Form. His Ideas Are Like High Flying Shooting Stars, Spectacular, Yet Deep Enough To Shake Up The Nation Out Of Its Complacence. He Places Before The Readers Much Needed Ideas And Implores Them To Think.