Full time chemist. Part time writer. No longer writing on Medium. Committing time to writing research for laypeople at sumonbasak.com/blog

An aspiring writer who loves talking about science, academia, and life

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Whenever it comes to talking about myself, I try to crawl back into my shell. I’ve never been a big fan of promoting myself but to broadcast my writings, it’s imperative that I talk about myself. So, trying to give a glimpse of who I am and why I’m here.


Wigner questioned the unreasonable effectiveness of Mathematics in Science. It appears to be a human brainchild that is not ‘Unreasonably Effective’ but it has been fabricated to be ‘Reasonably Effective’.

Photo: Scientific American

In Science as in everyday life, when faced by a new situation, we start out with some guess. Our first guess may fall wide of mark, but we try it & according to degree of success, we modify it more or less. …

The partner program is only available for a handful of (developed) countries. Developing countries only receive “best wishes” and “thanks”.

I, being a guy from an undernourished nation, am frustrated for many reasons. Julien L/Unsplash

It’s never a privilege to be born in a developing (poor) country. You’re underpaid, overworked, underprivileged, and overwhelmed.

You feel little empowered after watching a ton of motivational videos or…

Vaccine production is backed by taxpayers’ money. And Indians are paying a premium price for their shots.

Photo by Mat Napo on Unsplash

Do we pay taxes? Yes, we do. Why do we pay taxes? To develop our beloved nation and for the sake of our own prosperity. Does the money get utilized for that purpose? That’s the elephant in the country. Suddenly, our eyebrows touch the ceiling!

We, the Indians, are (mostly)…

A nutritious diet, continued working habits, and meaningful socialization is key to a long-lasting healthy life.

The modern world has a lot to learn from Okinawa and its small villages. analogicus/Pixabay

What’s the global average lifespan of human beings? According to statistics, it was around 73 years in 2019. Japan has a fairly large contribution to this number and its provinces hold records when it comes to living longer. …

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