What is the role of a teacher in Society?

During the 1920s, Sultana Daku, was a dreaded British era dacoit.(Dacoity is a term used for "banditry" in Bengali, Odiya, Hindi, Kannada and Urdu.) He was active in Terai region of present-day Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. He, actually, belonged to BHANTU CLAN OF CRIMINALS, who terrorized the area to such an extent that they became a headache for the then British Government. Finally, he was caught and sentenced to death.

As is customary, on the day of execution, just before the proceedings were to take place, the officer concerned asked Sultana Daku if he had any last wish, which he wanted to fulfil before the sentence was executed. He said, "I want to give my mother a hug, before I die."

She was present in the area. They allowed the mother to go to her son. As he hugged her to his bossom, he clasped the lady in his strong arms and bit her nose. He let her loose and spitting the flesh and blood to one side from his mouth he said to the jailor, "Had MY MOTHER slapped my face and asked me to return the LOTA to the neighbour; from where I had stolen it (when I was just a small boy of seven years) I would be there: where you are standi

Which can be the best source for GRE preparation from an information point of view as well as a study point of view?

Hi! I have taken the General GRE exam in March 2017 and scored 329/340 with 163 in Verbal and 166 in Quantitative. I will tell you my experience and in general some tips as to how to fare well on the exam. Nevertheless, preparation strategies vary from person to person. I would like to state it here that there is no particular source for GRE preparation. I have detailed my experience and ideas. You can figure out something from them. This is what I have found out after a hell lot of Googling!

If you want to get an idea as to where you stand even before you start your preparation, I would suggest you to take a free mock test online. I would recommend the one offered by Galvanize. It's not a full test, but has one Verbal section and one Quantitative section. You just need to spend an hour and you would get an idea when you check your scores as to where you made mistakes and which concepts you need to learn better. This, in my opinion, embarks your preparation for GRE!

The most important thing to do is to first book your test date. Until and unless your test date is booked, you would not get the requisite motivation to start your preparation. That was what I did. I first scheduled my test and then took the mock to see where I stood. I scored 302/340 in the mock test. I was not at all prepared. So the results were as expected. I found out the concepts I needed to study and started working on them.

Talking about how much time you need to invest preparing for the test, it is totally dependent on what you do. If you are an engineering student or a mathematics student or someone taking math courses and constantly staying in touch with the subject, I assure you that Quantitative section would be a cakewalk! At the same time, I would like to emphasize that ETS has raised the bars for Quantitative section and it is not as trivial as it once seemed to be (I'm not generalizing anything here; whatever I say is what I opine). If you want to start from scratch and study everything throughly, I'd highly recommend enrolling for some online GRE coaching.

You can subscribe for Magoosh as it would prep you up for the toughest questions – questions that are too tough that ETS might not consider asking them- which is a very good thing as you would find the actual test pretty easy! You can take a subscription for three months or six months depending on what is ideal for you and depending on when you have scheduled your test. Do not think of it as a waste of money because in the worst case scenario where you do bad in your first attempt, you might end up wasting more money for your second attempt! So it's okay to spend some money when necessary because it's worth it. 🙂

Practice all the material religiously, and work everyday. Make sure you have the ETS official book with you and also download the Powerprep software from ETS website. Set a target, say, that you would complete your first round of preparation in a month and then take the first test on the Powerprep software. Depending on your score, you would know where you stand. You can then improve your score by focusing more on areas where you lost marks. Take the second test one week before your actual test date after you think you're fully prepared. That test is relatively tougher than the first one. Spend the last one week practicing rigorously.


Vocabulary plays a crucial role in Verbal section, but, remember that it is not everything. It contributes to about 20% of your score on verbal section. The most important aspect is practicing Comprehensions and test completions. GRE is an exam which you can excel by practicing more and more problems! That's the key

What is the scope for bioinformatics in European countries?


The scope of all modern science branches is same in all leading countries. Almost every life science related field is using Bioinformatics and recruits professionals. Amongst European countries, France, Germany and Switzerland are the pioneers of this field. The Max Planck institutes in Germany, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics have been reporting extensive research as well as developing applications for years. Naturally, a lot of data scientists and bioinformaticists want to work with them and that’s why its competitive.

Other countries like the UK, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Finland are also counted as rich and developed countries and therefore, have a robust scientific culture. Coming towards the eastern side of Europe, the condition is not at par with the west but it’s way better than a lot of Asian, African or South American countries. Please note that I am just comparing the scientific involvement and infrastructure of a country. Because carrying out full-fledged Bioinformatics studies requires modern computational infrastructure.

I work in Hungary and initially I noticed a lack of independent bioinformatics programs and researchers. A lot of bioinformatics professionals have chemistry, physics or computer as their background and later diverge to this direction. Recently, I can see developments being made to introduce this as a complete course. With such developments will arise a need for teachers, professors and researchers.

I think Bioinformatics has a huge scope almost everywhere. Everyone needs a skilled researcher.

Hope it helps!

How can we programme a mobile?

Broadly speaking there are three ways

  1. Develop just normal web site with tweaks to make it look good on smaller screen sizes. People call them different names – Responsive Web design, mobile web but to put it plain and simple it’s just a normal website which has been specifically designed for mobile screen size browsers. This is called as mobile web. These are not apps which you install on your devices. Development is done using web development technologies like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and other such web development frameworks.
  2. Develop applications for individual mobile platforms – Android & iOS. If you want to develop using different programming language and development tools for each platform then the development methodology is called as native mobile app development. In case if iOS it is Swift/Objective C and in case of Android it is Java/Kotlin. These are the apps that you install on device from app store
  3. Some times it is convenient to develop the mobile app for multiple platforms using a single code base. This is called as cross platform development.

I suggest you have a look at following video series which explains the over all development landscape for mobile application development and pros and cons of each of those.

If a murderer serves their sentence, are they redeemed?

Whether they are redeemed in the eyes of God is a question beyond man-made legal systems.

They are not wholly redeemed, in the sense of paying their debt to society, at the least in the US, because they are always felons, and some citizens’ rights (e.g. voting, being able to possess a firearm) are still lost to them, unless they get a full pardon. And a full pardon, unless they prove their full innocence, is hard (though not impossible) to get.

How do Japanese people feel when they get mistaken for Chinese, considering that Japanese people have a 'distinct' look that separates them from the Chinese (and even Koreans)?

  • insulted
  • hurt

to be honest, when someone asked me if I was Chinese, I felt really insulted. Not because I have something against the Chinese, but because I believe our physical appearances do not look anything alike.

  • some people might say that it’s nothing
    • either fake or not

find out and ask before passing a judgement

“You must be Korean.”[1]

If you can’t tell the difference between Japanese, Korean and Chinese people, don’t feel too bad because some Japanese people say they can’t either. But most Japanese people say they most definitely can detect the difference, so you’ll likely be insulting them if you call them anything other than Japanese. If you’ve never been to Asia, it may be even harder to recognize where someone is from, but it’s best to be sure before you make any desultory comments. Keep in mind that these three countries, despite any similarities they may have, are vastly different when it comes to politics, language, culture, and just about everything that isn’t superficial! And as politics continues to divide Asian countries along sociopolitical and religious lines, this has become an even more sensitive issue. Find out, or ask, before passing judgement.


[1] https://japantoday.com/category/…

Is alexithymia a state or a trait?

For me, I’d say it’s a trait.

Alexithymia is a sub-clinical part of someone’s personality. It’s not medicall diagnosable so it’s not like being in a state of depression. Since it’s a part of a personality, that can also be argued that it’s not a state but a trait. A personality is comprised of various traits so alexithymia can therefore be called a trait that makes a personality.

One could argue that we’ve noticed alexithymia go away but that fact in itself is debatable. While it’s certainly true that we can suppress or change the intensity of alexithymia throughout our lives, I don’t believe that it completely goes away. There’s ‘mood swings’ that can occur within teenagers that typical vanish after that age. This rather temperamental state is a state rather than being a trait. Alexithymia doesn’t go away and therefore it’s a trait.

There’s also the connection between autism. There are autistic traits which when active effort is put into suppressing them, the autsitc person can appear neurotypical. This ability to suppress traits can be the same as alexithymia. You could ‘suppress’ your alexithymia so that you actively try to react more or be more emotionally varied or try to understand your emotions. There’s many ways to try to ‘figure out’ alexithymia.

In short, if we assume a state is temporary while a trait is permanant but can change in intensity than going by that would indicate that alexithymia is a trait.

On the wikipedia page of alexithymia, it says there are two types. State or trait alexithymia. Trait alexithmyia is where it’s a personality traits that does not alter while state alexithymia is developed from some kind of psychological issue like trauma that goes away. Alexithymia – Wikipedia.

Have there ever been any cases of a parent and their child looking very alike, to the point where you could mistake them for each other?

My daughter and my wife, for a time, had almost the same hairstyle, when my wife was about 50 and my daughter in her mid-20s. They are the same height and also have had very similar builds since my daughter became an adult. From the front there's no mistaking one for the other; their faces are different and my daughter has a darker complexion, so even without my glasses on I can tell. But from behind…well, there were numerous times I've come into a room and thought it was my wife until my daughter turned around. It doesn't help that my daughter has started borrowing her mother's clothes when she comes to visit.

Is penicillium a eukaryote or a prokaryote?

Further clarification is needed to properly respond to your question.

  1. Penicillium is a non-living molecule that is used as an antibiotic. As such, it is neither a prokaryote cell nor a eukaryote cell.
  2. Penicillium is a taxonomic genus that consists of several hundred known species of fungi. There are considerable differences between these various species. However, all are composed of eukaryote cells.

Is it necessary to speak Swedish if I want to find a job as a taxi driver, barber, or as a receptionist in a hotel in Sweden, or will English be enough?

If you are going to work in Sweden, you will most likely need to speak at least some Swedish. The only exceptions I can think of are if you work at an English speaking school, or perhaps for some kind of large multinational company. I have an English speaking acquaintance, for example, who works for Volvo here in Sweden.

Even though many Swedes speak English (about 86%, and the rest are mostly young children and elderly people who didn’t learn English in school), we still expect people we run into in a professional setting to be able to speak Swedish. Especially if you work in the service sector (like the jobs you mentioned in the question), sooner or later you will run into Swedes who don’t speak English, and they’ll most likely be very upset if you don’t speak Swedish.

Also, your social life may suffer if you don’t speak any Swedish. A co-worker of mine is a native English speaker who speaks Swedish really well, and he says that many of his English speaking friends who don’t speak Swedish feel quite isolated in Sweden. They tend to not have any Swedish friends, their social circle made up entirely of other native English speakers.

For all that Swedes may be happy to speak English to visitors or very recent immigrants, they’ll quickly get tired of accommodating you if they notice that you’re making no effort to learn Swedish and expect to get by using only English.