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Sunny Gavaskar, his 71st Birthday and his 1971 Debut.

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    Sunny Gavaskar, his 71st Birthday and his 1971 Debut.





Sunil Gavaskar, celebrated his seventy first birthday on the 10th July this year and his 71st birthday is very special for all those cricket fans of Sunny Gavaskar, particularly my generation cricket crazy Indians, for whom Sunil was and will continue to be the original little master, the crown of which was subsequently taken over by another little master Sachin Tendulkar. 1971 was a watershed year for the Indian Cricket. It was the year when the Indian cricket team achieved two back to back test series victory against the mighty West Indies and England. It was also the year when the original little master, Sunil Gavaskar made that historic debut against the West Indies in West Indies and ever since he continued to remain the darling in the Caribbean. It was here at the Caribbean’s that Sunil Gavaskar made his debut against the West Indies in the year 1971. Young Sunil Gavaskar, aged 21, stroked his way in this series to a world…

June 25 an indelible date in the history of Cricket in India

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June 25 an indelible date in the history of Cricket in India





Photo credits : Cricket Connects Exhibition catalogue 
This day, the 25th of June, remains eternally etched in the annals of Indian Cricket. It was on this day, way back in 1932 that India was baptised in to the International Cricket playing its inaugural Test match against the English team and on this very day, in 1983, Kapil Dev’s Devils rewrote history by winning the Prudential World Cup beating the invincible West Indies to lift the coveted World Cup. 
DEV’S DEVILS: 1983 Prudential World CupThere are moments in sporting history that live forever. Indian Cricket Captain Kapil Dev holding aloft the Prudential World Cup in 1983 on the balcony at Lord's in London is one of them. India winning the 1983 World Cup in England, dethroning the mighty West Indies, was nothing short of a miracle. The West Indies team included the crème de la crème of international cricket, men who were larger than life legends, which included the i…

Centenary Tribute to Padma Bhushan Dr. H. Narasimhaiah (6 June 1920 — 31 January 2005) : An Embodiment of Scientific Temper.

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Centenary Tribute to Padma Bhushan Dr. H. Narasimhaiah (6 June 1920 — 31 January 2005) : An Embodiment of Scientific 

June 2020, has an extraordinary significance for practitioners of science, science communicators and rationalists in India, since it happens to be the birth centenary of Dr H Narasimhaiah, a preeminent educationist, rationalist and an epitome for creating scientific temper and  culture of science in India. Gandhian Narasimhaiah led a life long crusade against blind beliefs, superstition, obscurantism, which plagued Indian society and in the process often times he had to take on high and mighty self styled god men to disprove their, so called, god given or divine magical powers for dispelling rampantly prevalent blind beliefs. In short, he was an embodiment for propagating the much needed scientific temper in Indian society, which is one of the major objectives of our Science Centres that function under the aegis of the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) that has…

Disruption, Digitisation & Demand

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Nehru Science Centre Lockdown Lecture Series.
‘Disruption, Digitisation & Demand’  by Padma Bhushan Shri S Ramadorai, Former CEO, TCS.



As we enter into the next phase of the Lockdown in Mumbai, which unfortunately is the worst sufferer due to the Covid Pandemic, Nehru Science Centre will continue to remain closed for public. In our endeavor to remain connected with our audience, we have brought the best of experts to address our visitors from our digital platform (lockdown lecture series and other events and programs). Our next lockdown lecture will be delivered by Padma Bhushan, Shri S Ramadorai, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai, on 8th June 2020 at 11 AM.  Shri Ramadorai, a doyen of IT industry, is one of the IT pioneers in India who has helped TCS to be a leading global IT Company. He will be speaking on “Disruption, Digitization and Demand”, which seem to be a way forward for all of us in the new norm, which the Covid pandemic has ushered.

The Indian IT…

CERN & the Dancing Shiva - Nataraja : The Confluence of Science and Spirituality.

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CERN & the Dancing Nataraja : The Confluence of Science Arts and Spirituality. 








Images Credits : Wiki Commons and Nehru Science Centre. Last year, around this time, our temporary exhibition space, which presently has been converted into an Isolation ward for Covid patients by the BMC under the Epidemic Diseases Act, was home to an exciting exhibition - Vigyan Samagam. This exhibition showcased seven mega science international projects in which India is a partner. These projects - Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), Square Kilometer Array (SKA), Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) - have an objective to unravel the mysteries of the universe that stretch from an unseen universe of subatomic particles - quarks, muons, positrons, Higgs Bosons (god particle discovered at the LHC, CERN) - to the extreme, beyond the observable ma…