All cells transform chemical energy into biological work. The three main kinds of biological work are:⇒ mechanical work (such as the beating of cilia, muscle contraction, and movement of chromosomes during cell division),⇒ transport work (such as pumping substances across membranes against the direction of spontaneous movement), and⇒ chemical work that drives thermodynamically unfavourable reactions (such… Continue reading Why is ATP the main high-energy molecule used by the cell?
Recently, I was rummaging through Quora, a question and answer social media site, and I came across a rather ostentatiously simple looking question. A single cell performs many functions of life. Why do we need many cells? You could find the answers by various Quorans over here. At first, I thought, it's such an easy-peasy question,… Continue reading Multicellularity Vs Unicellularity: Evolution From Unicellular to a Multicellular World.
“Every man is proud of what he does well; and no man is proud of what he does not do well. With the former, his heart is in his work; and he will do twice as much of it with less fatigue. The latter performs a little imperfectly, looks at it in disgust, turns from… Continue reading How Tough is it to Get Oneself Selected to a World-Class Educational Institution?
Image source https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymul_jGx2ck LECTURE ON LEADERSHIP XAVIER INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AT ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE, BOMBAY (MUMBAI) Father D'souza, General D'souza, ladies and gentlemen, I am here under false pretences, I must be the only one here who has never been into a college. General D'souza has told you all about me. I am most appreciative… Continue reading Attributes of ‘LEADERSHIP’ by Field Marshal Sam Maneckshaw
If you want to destroy a nation, you don't need a million strong army, or a nuclear, or a hydrogen bomb in your arsenal; you just need to make sure that the most prominent and premier establishments/educational institutions of that country are administered/governed by the individuals who have character traits akin to that of 'Dorkers',… Continue reading What is the Easiest and Most Convenient Method to Destroy or Fetter a Strong and Powerful Society or a Nation?
Values can be defined as broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of action or outcomes. As such, values reflect a person's sense of right and wrong or what "ought" to be. "Equal rights for all", "Excellence deserves admiration", and "People should be treated with respect and dignity" are representative of values. Values tend to influence attitudes… Continue reading Learn to Live by Values…
Practice after practice, he eagerly gave everything he had. But being half the size of the other boys, he got absolutely nowhere. At all the games, this hopeful athlete sat on the bench and hardly ever got to play. The determined young man decided to hang in there... who knows, perhaps he'd get to play… Continue reading Sterling Performance…………..