Miheer

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About Miheer

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  • Birthday 02/18/1989

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Mumbai, India.
  • Interests Originally Physics & Mathematics, now Mechanical engineering<br />Investing<br />Intelligent conversation<br />Teaching/Education (most recent)
  1. Happy Birthday to Miheer

    Thank you very much! Turning 21 feels good
  2. Thank you Phil, Bill and mcvideo for all the information and advice. My acquaintance will most probably go for lulu.com
  3. Hi all! I am an engineering student from Mumbai, India. I had joined this forum during summer of ’08 and since have been following various discussions about happenings in the US and worldwide. It has been a great learning experience for me. One of my acquaintances writes on socio-cultural trends, different political theories etc. He is converting some of his notes into a book, and wants to publish it. The problem is: there are usually not enough readers for this kind of work in India, so no publisher will be interested in the economic risks involved. More importantly, this is a bit of a risky affair — it may land into the hands of politically undesirable persons and bring a vindictive backlash. English-speaking countries are a desirable choice — but there too, new-comers have to search for too long, have a long waiting period even after a publisher accepts, etc. So self-publishing is another alternative. Here again we have no information / prior experience of whom to rely on, etc. Money has to be sent by credit card, and if the publisher turns out to be bogus or even not up to his claims, we will have to accept the loss. I will be thankful if those members, who have any information about this issue, share it with me. We are particularly interested in self-publishing. Because of web-advertisements, we know a few people like Author-house, Lulu.com etc, but no idea whom to choose. We also hear that there is a body of people known as ‘literary agents’ in the US / UK (we have no such thing in India). Information about these would also be welcome. Thanks and regards, Miheer
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    <p><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>I WAS A SLAVE-SCIENTIST IN <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">RUSSIA</st1:country-region></st1:place> EXCLUSIVE! </span></strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:black'>An eyewitness report on the fate of German scientists enslaved behind the Iron Curtain.</span></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial;color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>By Dr. Otto <span class=SpellE>Maar</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>FOR six months we have been imprisoned in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><span class=SpellE>Bautzen</span></st1:City></st1:place> detention camp—the first six months of a 25-year sentence to which we were condemned by a <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Soviet Military Court</st1:address></st1:Street> for supposed espionage and “anti-Soviet propaganda.” We squat all day on our bunks, because the cell is so <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>small that we cannot move around in it.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;color:black'>One begins to run out of conversation after half a year and the only break comes at meal- times. It is an advantage to have studied physics and mathematics; you find many problems to ponder and in the seclusion of a cell it is easier to think out many of these than when free. But it is tiresome to solve differential equations in your head. A kingdom for a scrap of paper and a pencil!<br> <br> </span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>It is two o’clock in the morning; although the cell is brightly lighted we are fast asleep. Suddenly a <u>heavy key is turned in the lock, a noise that electrifies us. Before the cell door is opened we are wide awake and alert. We have had experience and we know that a visit from the Russian guard, especially at such an unusual hour, bodes no good. If something in our cell displeases him, we may all land in solitary. If he is making his customary search, we may lose valuable bits of our pitiful possessions</u>. A multitude of unpleasant possibilities await us when the key turns in the lock.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>The guard appears in the doorway and calls my name; as I answer he merely says, “Dress! <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Come along!” I roll out my bunk, jump into my uniform and walk out of the cell. My heart is beating in my throat and my whole body trembles.<o:p></o:p></i></b></span></p> <p><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>On the way we are met by a guard and another prisoner, obviously on his way back to the cell. </span></i></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:red'>As the two come near us, I cough and whisper in front of me, “What is it?” “Scientists,” says the other. This</span></i></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:red'> little talk costs me a kick and a curse in Russian. But I am briefed on the picture. They are taking specialists for some work project. <span class=GramE>If you remain in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region></st1:place>, very<span style='color:black'> nice.</span></span></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'> <span class=GramE>But if you end up in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></st1:place>. . .</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Arial;color:black'>In a comfortless basement room sits a Russian in civilian clothes. In a toneless voice and in good German, he asks me to sit down. He takes up a folder, on the cover of which my name appears in Russian, and he turns the pages. After a while he asks me about my profession and my</span></p>
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  7. Hello World

    <html> <p><strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>I WAS A SLAVE-SCIENTIST IN <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">RUSSIA</st1:country-region></st1:place> EXCLUSIVE! </span></strong><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span class=GramE><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial; color:black'>An eyewitness report on the fate of German scientists enslaved behind the Iron Curtain.</span></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: Arial;color:black'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>By Dr. Otto <span class=SpellE>Maar</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>FOR six months we have been imprisoned in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><span class=SpellE>Bautzen</span></st1:City></st1:place> detention camp—the first six months of a 25-year sentence to which we were condemned by a <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Soviet Military Court</st1:address></st1:Street> for supposed espionage and “anti-Soviet propaganda.” We squat all day on our bunks, because the cell is so <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>small that we cannot move around in it.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> <p><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial;color:black'>One begins to run out of conversation after half a year and the only break comes at meal- times. It is an advantage to have studied physics and mathematics; you find many problems to ponder and in the seclusion of a cell it is easier to think out many of these than when free. But it is tiresome to solve differential equations in your head. A kingdom for a scrap of paper and a pencil!<br> <br> </span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>It is two o’clock in the morning; although the cell is brightly lighted we are fast asleep. Suddenly a <u>heavy key is turned in the lock, a noise that electrifies us. Before the cell door is opened we are wide awake and alert. We have had experience and we know that a visit from the Russian guard, especially at such an unusual hour, bodes no good. If something in our cell displeases him, we may all land in solitary. If he is making his customary search, we may lose valuable bits of our pitiful possessions</u>. A multitude of unpleasant possibilities await us when the key turns in the lock.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>The guard appears in the doorway and calls my name; as I answer he merely says, “Dress! <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Come along!” I roll out my bunk, jump into my uniform and walk out of the cell. My heart is beating in my throat and my whole body trembles.<o:p></o:p></i></b></span></p> <p><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>On the way we are met by a guard and another prisoner, obviously on his way back to the cell. </span></i></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:red'>As the two come near us, I cough and whisper in front of me, “What is it?” “Scientists,” says the other. This</span></i></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:red'> little talk costs me a kick and a curse in Russian. But I am briefed on the picture. They are taking specialists for some work project. <span class=GramE>If you remain in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region></st1:place>, very<span style='color:black'> nice.</span></span></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'> <span class=GramE>But if you end up in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></st1:place>. . .</span><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:Arial;color:black'>In a comfortless basement room sits a Russian in civilian clothes. In a toneless voice and in good German, he asks me to sit down. He takes up a folder, on the cover of which my name appears in Russian, and he turns the pages. After a while he asks me about my profession and my</span></p> </html>
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  11. Introduction

    There is no denying the fact that Indian scientists are extremely talented. However, innovations done in India by Indians working for American or other multinational cos. will be patented in the US. I think that the strength of intellectual property laws in a country is a measure of the amount & level of research that is undertaken. In India the concept of IPR is just taking birth. I know this for a fact that in the realm of engineering, original ideas of individuals/ a co., if discovered by another co. , are unscrupulously copied without any compensation.
  12. Jokes

    That's an incredible display of intelligence from a 10 yr old!
  13. Introduction

    We have a compulsory 3 month internship to be completed during vacation after 3rd year. Applications have to be sent to companies/universities by students themselves. However students who do not get accepted anywhere are placed by the institute. By high end research, I mean research at the frontiers of science & technology. I don't think any US co. has 'research' facilities in India. Work & not research is outsourced to India. IIT-B's intern programs are heavily competed for by the other engineering colleges in India. IITians strive for internships & higher stdies in Europe/USA.
  14. Reference Site

    http://www.virtualsalt.com/rhetoric.htm is fantastic! I wish that I had joined this forum while taking the course on Literature in the previous semester! However, the regret is limited since I got the best grade anyway
  15. Introduction

    Thank you all for such enthusiastic reception.