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Dr Kanan Purkayastha
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Dr Kanan PurkayasthaDr Kanan Purkayastha is an Environmental Advisor, Teacher and Writer based in UK



Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
World Environment Day 2020: Why Does Nature Matter?On 5 June world is celebrating the Environment Day. But this year day is different from other years because of a pandemic disease. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has decided the theme of the day as the 'Time for Nature'. UNEP has asked all to re-imagine their relationship with nature. UNEP also thought that there ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Challenges from malicious use of AIArtificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are growing at an unprecedented speed. AI is active in many aspects of our society. It is at the heart of every internet search and every App. One of the recent advances that have made AI more interesting is machine learning. Machine learning involves the development and evaluation of ...
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Meaning of word is what it denotes: A philosophical inquiry into COVID-19John Locke in his Essay Concerning the Human Understanding had advanced the view that the meaning of a word is an idea in the mind of the person who uses it. But some argued that the idea is a private, but word is public. So, I think about a meaning instead of an idea in ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Why worry about future generations?In his book, 'Reimaging Britain: Foundations for Hope', Justin Welby pointed out that climate change is an existential danger to the planet and its human occupants. It is, as Welby puts it 'preeminent importance to incorporate it into the application of our values.' However, Welby realised that small minorities disagree because they think that climate ...
Fragments Of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Atheism and the ashes of Stephen HawkingOn 15 June 2018 ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried in the Westminster Abbey between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. His grave stone was inscribed: "Here lies what was mortal of Stephen Hawking" - an English translation of the Latin words on the nearby grave of Newton, the 17th-century scientist who discovered ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Planet or Plastic: Some thoughts on World Environment Day 20185 June is the World Environment Day. On 5-16 June, 1972 under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) a conference on the human environment was held in Stockholm. Its goal was to address the challenge of preserving and enhancing the human environment. Later that year, on 15 December, the UN General Assembly adopted a ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
London Book Fair 2018 and Baltic literatureAfter three days of cross-cultural exchange between books, their authors and countries around the world London Book Fair (LBF) ended on 12 April at London Olympia. It started on 10 April 2018 with glamour, hope, power of books and literature and 25000 delegates from 130 countries, though not all countries have setup their stall in ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Distributed leadership is important for an effective educational managementJohn Maxwell, a writer of many books on Leadership wrote, "Leaders become great not because of their power, but, because of their ability to empower others." But how a leader empowers others in education? I suggest that the pathway for such empowerment is through the distributed leadership.    Distributed leadership is a model where multiple leaders ...
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