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My experience of witnessing the launch of ISRO satellite GSAT-6A on-board the GSLV Rocket, from Sriharikota, India.

The GSLV launch from Sriharikota on 29th March 2018: An impromptu plan was made on Sunday 25th March 2018 to watch the launch of the GSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. My father’s friend Dr. Aditya Ponkshe, a well-known … Continue reading

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10k Steps a Day in 2018

I have started taking the 10,000 steps a day challenge in 2018 and it has been great fun so far (May 4th, 2018). I realize the importance of healthy lifestyle which alongside good food habits also includes about an hour’s … Continue reading

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HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE – SOMETHING FORGOTTEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE – SOMETHING FORGOTTEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY? – Dhruv Paranjpye (17th February 2018) This is the link to the PDF copy of the same article We are living in times where our sedentary lifestyle has taken a … Continue reading

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HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE – SOMETHING FORGOTTEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY?

HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE – SOMETHING FORGOTTEN IN THE 21ST CENTURY Above is a PDF on my take on Health and Lifestyle in the 21st Century. I believe in maintaining a healthy lifestyle with fixed times for activities like sleeping, work, … Continue reading

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Development of roof-shed observatory for Fergusson College, Pune

From November 2015 to May 2016 I worked with Mr. Manish Hiray and Prof. Raka Dabhade , Head of Physics Department, Fergusson Collge, Pune on setting up a roof-shed observatory for a 9.25 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. We spent several winter … Continue reading

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Pulsar Observatory School

I attended the 5th edition of the Pulsar Observatory School held at the Ooty Radio Telescope by the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA). I was selected based on my performance at the 8th Radio Astronomy Winter School (RAWSC) in … Continue reading

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Characterization of Readout Electronics of Charge Coupled Devices (CCD) and Noise Characterization of IUCAA Digital Sampling Array Controller (IDSAC):

IUCAA Digital Sampling Array Controller (IDSAC) is an indigenous project carried out the Electronics Instrumentation lab of IUCAA. Today, a large number of telescope projects in the world will make use of a mosaic of CCDs for wide field of … Continue reading

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