Author Archives: Pranab Narayan Jha

About Pranab Narayan Jha

I am an eternal student, wanting to learn something from everyone. Currently living in Houston, USA. The purpose of this blog is to write about things I find interesting and also, through it, read what other people write and think. Some of my interests are football (soccer), my work which involves fluid flow, learning about India and its ancient history.

I wanted to write this post a few days back on the eve of India’s Republic day – 26th January. Better late than never. A few days prior to that I had watched a few videos on Youtube like this one and … Continue reading

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On the startup culture in India and Government support #StartupIndia

Recently, I read an article (the Wire webiste) on Indian government’s new incentives for startups. The article is written by Purushottam Kesar who is an alumnus of NIT Hamirpur, my alma mater. The recent developments in this area in India is … Continue reading

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What do skyscrapers, tractor-trailers, and precision flow meters have in common?

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Here’s a hint: Can you name this natural phenomenon of swirling vortices, pictured below in the clouds around the island of Guadalupe? (I’m looking at you aerospace engineers!) A Von Kármán Vortex Street, so named…

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Inculcating a new hobby

A few months back I bought a camera. This is the Fujifilm Finepix SL1000. This is my first ever high-end camera. Although, this is not really a very “high-end”, for me it is. Not quite a Digital Single-lens Refelx Camera … Continue reading

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Cover letter for a journal submission

Cover letter for a journal submission A guide to a cover letter to go along a manuscript submission in a journal. Very handy for me, hope this helps others too. 

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certainly an engine

certainly an engine This is from a while back, but interesting take on Linux. Dr. Lienhard has some good comments. Just wanted to post this as some information for all.

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For young scientists

For young scientists

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Pure Inspiration: Visually challenged student bags top honours at IIT Kharagpur

This is a very inspiring story coming from one of the best Engineering/Science institute in India. Mr. Pratish Datta has made us all proud. He has also proved that, given proper infrastructure to the physically challenged, they are lesser in … Continue reading

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Morning Raag

What is a Raag or Raga? It is melody. It is a piece of music played using one or more instruments. But what makes a raag different from any other piece of music. It is the emotion associated with a … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS I’ve just become Manchester United’s latest summer signing! You can too. #SIGNFORUNITED today!

BREAKING NEWS I’ve just become Manchester United’s latest summer signing! You can too. #SIGNFORUNITED today!. Best news possible!!! There is a ‘saying’ in Hindi that day dreams certainly come true. Is it true, really?

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