Kanwar Sodhi

Mumbai, India

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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
What are your thoughts about the end of the shuttle program and the laying off of most of those who worked on the shuttle program?
Misplaced priorities would be one way to put it. But then, the sense of Paranoia that Man has about the present world they live in would make us even more more suspicious of exploration (space or sea). In a perfect world, the largest amounof funds would go into education, environment , Medicine and Research (not necessrily in the same order) But we wont live in a perfect world. And the shuttle program is probably on the backburner for a while now. Hopefully , i am wrong
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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
Why do you want to change or "save" the world?
I think the whole issue here is that its not "evolution" as such which is responsible for the current state of the planet. Its more like meddling with evolution. Entire landscaped have been changed by humans and changes have happenned at a rate much too fast to be attributed to evolution. The situation currently is a classic case of "You created the mess, now you clean it up" only that the mess threatens to take us down with it. As the recent unntaural disasters (Oil Spill, Fukushima) suggest. Not saying that its too late, more like too little.
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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
Has science made us gods even before we've become worthy of being men?
I know i am a little late entering the debate. I think this question has very interesting implications. And unlikely source of reading into this would actually be some smartly written superhero comics which give us an insight into how everyday humans would react to yielding powers which sort of us gives them demi-god status complete with the moral question and complexities that it brings. Watchmen would be a good example. I am not trying to trivialize the question, all i am saying is that since science provides humans to be creative on a "godlike" level, it is entirely upto us to use it responsibly, and based on the evidence, that is more or less the case. Even the abberrations have been well-meaning and we just need to focus on the creative aspect of it more.
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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
Why does music "touch" us emotionally? It doesn't make sense.
Then you find something else you enjoy. Maybe gardening. Or search for proof of existence of the Loch Ness monster. My point is that Music has been a cultural, social and i would go as far to say , a physical need. What qualifies as music is subjective but eventually it fills a certain vaccum humans lack. Why not just take take joy from that and start looking for hypothesis on why it should affect us.
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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
A systematic process to improve the education scenario in small cities in India
That is a highly commendable initiative. Its great to see that your are helping guide young kids on how to go about pursuing their future interests. But another question that beckons is " What about the kids who are confused?". I know for a fact that there are many children who have no idea what career, area of interest they want to take up as a source of income for the future. These kids need counselling to help them understand what they can pursue or even want to pursue. Do you come across any such kids? If yes, what do you advice them?
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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
Global corroboration in innovations and sciences: what's the limitation? What would it lead us?
I think a major obstacle towards collaborating on a mightier scale towards groundbreaking research and innovation in some of the sectors that you mentioned is that there are more barriers and restrictions to it than ways to make it happen, whether they be geographical, bureucratic or technological. So , it would require some very highly motivated bunch of individuals to really go through with and push towards such collaborations. The more the barriers to entry are torn down....The easier it becomes for all of us
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Kanwar Sodhi
Posted about 3 years ago
Making our lives and lifestyles more humane through being more in-tuned with our feelings & natural heritage - Nurture our bond with nature
Come to think of it. Its not that hard. All we have to do is reconnect with nature on the minutest scale. Appreciate the little things which we had lost sight of. Take a walk, Pet a dog. Recycle, Go hiking up the hills. Ambition has become a synonym for indifference. Lets get back to who we are. Beings of nature, just like every other organism. Its no fun being the outsider.