New material regenerates tooth enamel

New material regenerates tooth enamel

Tooth enamel, located on outer side of our teeth, is the hardest tissue on the body that protects us for a very large part of lifetime. However unlike other tissues of the body, tooth enamel once lost cannot be regenerated causing pain and tooth loss. These problems affects >50% of world population. Scientists have developed a material with remarkable precision that look and behave like dental enamel. The mineralization platform opens up opportunities to treat and regenerate dental tissues as per Sherif Elsharkawy from Queen Mary University in the UK….


Station lost in wild dream!

Station lost in wild dream!

Smile crosses my face whenever I think about it! I reached Ghorapur in about 4 hours as roads are bumpy in some places. Otherwise Delhi to Ghorapur generally takes not more than 3 hours. We all wanted to see our family friend as we had not met for last 4 years. We rested for some time and had good breakfast. I checked my mobile. The call was from Dev, one of my best friends. He was influential and had strong contacts. I had not informed him about my visit as…


Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Last and final Part3

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Last and final Part3

We were about half way from Gaurmukh. It was evening and rather dark. It was a small town. We enquired mode of transport for Gaurmukh. There was none. We went to the ticket counter. This time we asked very politely if there was any train scheduled now for Gaurmukh. Yes, the train was scheduled in next half an hour. But the seat was not available. We had to go for Tatkal booking. The ticket was for Rs 800 each. We could not afford it since the wallet was stolen that…


Dead Cat digging into the plant

Dead Cat digging into the plant

I woke up at 8.00 in the morning and saw my father panting in the drawing room. He called all family members and said, “I am going to tell you something. Please listen carefully.” We all were surprised as generally father does not come panting inside drawing room. He is very old and goes to his room immediately after watering plants even if it for 10 minutes. He said, “I went near one of the plants kept outside and saw cat paws in the soil. I dug the soil in…


Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Part2

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Part2

Visit http://www.abhirajgupta.in/taking-kailashs-ashes-to-kailash-part1.html for Part-1   We met in the evening at 5. Piyush asked me, “Why don’t we steal ashes that must have been kept in the Urn. Otherwise ashes will be taken to Haridwar the next day”. I did not like the idea. I asked what would happen if we were caught stealing the urn. We would be ashamed in front of everyone- our parents, relatives, our neighbours. I just could not digest this idea. Now Piyush started. Obviously he was angry. One of his best friends was not present…


You have to decide-1

You have to decide-1

Prabhu Dayal, the sweeper was smoking in the hospital store room. Suddenly Sheetal, the nurse came into the room and was annoyed to see him smoking. He was frightened to see her. Sheetal said, “Prabhu I am going to report this to higher authorities. You repeatedly make mistakes and there is no choice.” Sorry madam, I will not do this again. But Sheetal was adamant. Prabhu cried and took out Rs 100 note and handed it to Sheetal. Sheetal saw him for few seconds and then left the room. As…


Sculptor shuts himself inside a rock

Sculptor shuts himself inside a rock

Last year, French sculptor Abraham Poincheval, 44, had shut himself inside a rock carving for a week at a Paris museum. This is among his many acts of isolation. In his latest act of isolation he climbed into a sculpture of a prehistoric lion man at Aurignac, France where he survived on 20 liters of water along with dried fruit and meat. As per Abraham, these acts allow people to directly interact with him. Earlier he lived in a plastic bottle as it travelled along the Rhone River. For 2…


Water n Metal available now outside our solar system

Water n Metal available now outside our solar system

Recently scientists have discovered some trace of water and multiple metals on Exoplanet. Exoplanet is a star revolving around a solar system. Scientists from University of Cambridge in UK & Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias(IAC) in Spain have discovered WASP-127b, a  giant planet with partly clear skies and heavy presence of multiple metals including sodium, potassium and lithium in its atmosphere. This was not available in earlier Exoplanets. Scientists used Gran Telescopic Canarias (GTC) located in Canary Islands to study this phenomenon. Radius of WASP-127b is 1.4 times larger than…


Lewis-Guilty or Not Guilty

Lewis-Guilty or Not Guilty

Karan who was on the driver’s seat was waiting for his friend Rahul. Rahul was taking his turn for last 10 minutes on the helpless little black girl. The little girl didn’t see at the face. She was crying and bleeding profusely. Once done, both friends drove towards the isolated part of the highway and threw the girl and the beer cans on the agricultural land along the highway. xxx Lewis was busy at work and came late in night at 8.00. His wife Carolina informed him that angel had…


Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Part1

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Part1

It was Piyush’s idea. We had to take our best friend’s ashes to Kailash. We wanted to give proper funeral to him. Kailash was one of the naughtiest in the class. He was good in imagining things and could write stories which he used to write in leisure time. He had written few stories and competed in intra and inter school competitions. But his teacher and rather our teacher Mr. Mehra always bullied him. Not because he competed in story telling but he was not as good in studies as…