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Favourite Podcasts November 2020

My favourite podcasts episodes this month talk about patenting genes, criticism of Malcom Gladwell's take on Amanda Knox case by Amanda Knox herself, History of Free Trade, Fermentation   NPR Planet Money All Your Genes Are Belong To Us 20 Nov 2020 ( listen ) Trade Show (UPDATE) History of how the world took to the idea of Free Trade - albeit incompletely 18 Nov 2020 ( listen ) Labyrinths The Half-life of Prejudice Amanda Knox clarifies what she thinks to be the cause of pre-judice against her, somewhat contrary to what Malcom Gladwell had to say in his book Talking To Strangers. 6 Nov 2020 ( listen ) StarTalk Cosmic Queries – Fermentation 24 Nov 2020 ( listen )

Favourite Podcasts October 2020

My favourite podcasts episodes this month talk about startup culture, NGOs working in the Mediterranean sea, Misclassification of employees in USA, Casteism among Indians living in the USA The Guardian's Audio Long Reads How rescuing drowning migrants became a crime 22 Sep 2020 ( listen | read ) The disruption con: why big tech’s favourite buzzword is nonsense 24 Sep 2020 ( listen  |  read ) NPR Planet Money Call Center Call Out 2 Oct 2020 ( listen ) Caste Arrives In Silicon Valley 14 Oct 2020 ( listen )

Favourite Podcasts September 2020

My favourite podcasts episodes this month talk about Human grit, difficulty of recycling plastics, social movements, a dying religion, the dismal state of Indian Economy/Politics/Media, a killer fungus which has evolved due to climate change and the invention of modern financial systems. The Guardian's Audio Long Reads America's 'untouchables': the silent power of the caste system 4 Sep 2020  ( listen  |  read ) Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment 31 Aug 2020 ( listen  |  read ) The business of kidnapping: inside the secret world of hostage negotiation 28 Aug 2020 ( listen  |  read ) The last of the Zoroastrians 24 Aug 2020 ( listen  |  read ) The evolution of Extinction Rebellion 21 Aug 2020 ( listen  |  read ) NPR Planet Money The Murderer, The Boy King, And The Invention Of Modern Finance 4 Sep 2020 ( listen ) Waste Land Recycling plastic has never worked very well. So who convinced us this was a good idea? 11 Sep 2020 ( listen )

Growing Mustard Micro-greens Indoors - Light vs. No Light

We recently got some nice grow lights. To measure the effectiveness of these lights, we decided to do simple experiment. We grew some mustard microgreens in the shade and some under these lights. The results, although obvious, were nevertheless fascinating. Gardening Exp #001 Title: Growing Mustard Micro-greens Indoors - Light vs. No Light Aim: To observe the different in growth between two samples of mustard micro-greens grown indoors - one with overhead LED grow light and one without. Expectation: The ones with LED Grow light turned on will fare better - how better and in what way is to be seen Setup Location: Wakad, Pune, India Seeds: Locally available Black Mustard Seeds ( राई ) Sowing Date:  2020-06-07 1730 +0530 IST, Sunday Harvest Date:  2020-06-13 2030 +0530 IST, Saturday (6 days later) Season:  Beginning of monsoon Weather: In the evening at around 1900 hrs, the temperature used to be around 28