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Pramod Ganji's Blog: Made in Japan: Made in Japan Japan – the island nation is famous for many things. The first developed country in Asia despite adverse geographical ...

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Made in Japan

Made in Japan
Japan – the island nation is famous for many things. The first developed country in Asia despite adverse geographical conditions, the oldest empire existing on earth, the land of rising sun, Japanese tea ceremony Sado, Sushi the national dish, the great Samurai warriors, the gigantic Sumo wrestlers and above  all “Made in Japan” robots. Its technology had made it an iconic nation.
I was amazed to see many marvels of science and technology during my recent visit to Tokyo Science Center. What impressed me most was apart from being a research and training center for healthcare professionals it offers many novel modes of training like using realistic organ models for endoscopic surgery and cardiovascular disease treatment in an effort to introduce its cutting edge medical devices and technological advancement to the whole world enabling the healthcare professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills in treating patients across the globe for unmet medical needs making it a…

On Mothers’ day…dedicated to all mothers

Today when my son gave a lovely greeting to his mother on Mothers’ day it was a time travel, a flashback into my childhood. I am not an atheist but a rationalist and being a rationalist I never believed in any rituals, tenets, astrology, etc. My father is a retired teacher and was involved in many social welfare activities especially in the tribal areas. He always taught us about virtues but was a staunch opponent of superstitions prevailing over there. One day I asked him about the most subjective mysteries of the world i.e., “GOD”. My inquisitive mind always wondered does God exist, if yes how does he manifest? Different people had different views and as a teenager I was confused with their nebulous notions. Most people associated God with rituals. I wanted to clarify with my dad. He is a well-read person and had a deep understanding of theology and literature. He told me most of the people in the world are agnostic. The believers still may have a doubt in some corner of their mind a…