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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
Book and Book Fair: Baconian perspectiveFrancis Bacon was known as a Renaissance man. He was a philosopher, diplomat, member of parliament, occultist, writer and Lawyer. Bacon was well known as an essayist. He also developed the scientific method in his treatise Novum Organum (1620). He was very keen on libraries and developed a classification system using three categories-philosophy, history and ...
Fragments of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
A dose of scepticism in a dose of Covid-19 vaccineThe debate about any government policies based on anti-science and science are similar to the debate of faith versus reason dating back to the days of Aristotle and Plato. However if we ask Aristotle today, what is your view about faith and reason debate in modern science, Aristotle would have said, well in our days ...
Fragments Of Reality
Dr Kanan Purkayastha
Science news in media and science communicationConsidering the science communication from UK perspective, I think of early 19th century, in 1825, the physicist Michael Faraday, a member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, who initiated the annual Christmas lectures in which scientists presented scientific subject to a general audience. These lectures continue to the present day and reach a large, ...
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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