Anita Sengupta’s childhood fascination with science fiction and curiosity led her to a career as a project manager in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. advertisement advertisement She helped design the 70-foot parachute that slowed the descent of the Curiosity rover so it could land safely on Mars in 2012, and she’s currently working on an experiment intended to make its way to the International Space Station in 2016. Yet, at a conference a few years ago, Sengupta was struck by a thought as she listened to one of the speakers explain to the audience how appreciative he was of the mentors who’d had a hand in inspiring him and helping shape the direction of his career. “I sat there thinking, I’ve been working here for 10 years, and I never had that,” she said, lamenting the reality that there still aren’t enough women in her field that other women can look up to. “It was sad for me to come to that realization. But I think, … [Read more...] about What It’s Like To Be One Of The Few Female Aerospace Engineers
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In this special episode of Moneycontrol's Tech Mate podcast, Corporate Bureau Chief Prince Thomas talks to Tarun Bhatia, MD and Head of South Asia for Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, to understand the motive behind people committing fraud.One of the primary reasons in India, according to Bhatia, is the dissatisfaction of employee at the workplace, and how he/she is treated by a manager, or peer.Close There are several other factors such as greed and position of power that motivate fraud in companies, and some even commit a fraud without really intending to do it. related news The Market Podcast | Red flags on D-Street; investors getting into risk aversion mode Corporate Buzz podcast | Birla warns Vodafone Idea may shut; relief for Yes Bank; auto sales and more Taking Stock: RBI shock hits D-St for second day; Nifty holds 11,900 Tune in to this episode of this special Tech Mate podcast to find out more.You can listen to the previous episode … [Read more...] about MC Special podcast | Greed, revenge or power play: What is the motive behind frauds?
Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha SrinivasanLast month, the Indonesian planning minister announced that the country is looking to move its capital from Jakarta to an undecided city with Palangkaraya being a prime contender. The main reasons cited for this move are the infrastructure woes of Jakarta—like congested streets and inadequate sewerage networks—and the threat of rising sea levels due to climate change. Indonesian policymakers will have to answer a barrage of questions on the purpose and functions of the new city in order for this move to be a success. This process and its implications will also serve as a precedent for other countries, India included.The National Development Planning Minister stated that among other reasons for this move, balancing the centre of growth in Indonesia away from Jakarta was important. After all, Java contributes to 60 percent of Indonesia’s GDP. Some say that it is the less-developed eastern part of … [Read more...] about Urban Planning | The potential of moving the national capital
Invisible Children, the nonprofit behind the Kony 2012 film–often called the most viral video of all time–is slowly shutting down its operations. First, the U.S. office will close, leaving just a handful of remote workers behind to work on advocacy. Then, within 12 to 18 months, Invisible Children will hand off its work on the ground in East Africa to partner organizations. advertisement advertisement The shutdown isn’t just about cofounder Jason Russell’s much publicized 2012 naked meltdown in the wake of the film’s viral success, though that certainly didn’t help the nonprofit’s fundraising after the huge infusion of money that followed the video. Invisible Children–which was founded to end the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), an armed group of child soldiers in Uganda led by a mysterious, brutal leader, Joseph Kony–has spent most of the money it raised and is finding it hard to raise more, but that may not be the … [Read more...] about Invisible Children, The Group Behind Kony 2012, Is Shutting Down
Chandrayaan-2, the second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, managed to captivate millions of hearts across the world.Although the mission wasn’t 100 percent successful, it did highlight India’s achievements on the global stage. The mission was the third biggest for ISRO after Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan.But, do you know the person who gave life to ISRO? It’s Dr Vikram Dr Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, fondly remembered as the Father of India’s space programme.Close Born in an affluent industrialist family in Ahmedabad, Sarabhai completed his matriculation from Gujarat College, Ahmedabad and moved to England for further studies at St John's College, University of Cambridge. related news Insight18 | What is an Initial Public Offer? Managing Money with Moneycontrol | Here’s how an 18-year-old should start investing Explained | How Karvy went from broking to broke He returned to India around WW-II and joined … [Read more...] about The Innovators | Dr Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai – Father of India’s space programme