Journalism comes with a lot of riders. While one can hunt for a good story or chase down an individual or an issue, a fair amount of neutrality has to come into play. Also the lines are often blurred when it comes to a scribe, and his/her subject. It can end up with the scribe losing his/her identity, the line of demarcation becoming blurred between the scribe and the subject. Of late, there has been a lot of discussion about the media cosying up to politicians and their parties. India is a democracy. Anybody can aspire to become a politician.
Renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking passed away peacefully in his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. Despite being afflicted by a rare, slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Hawking was gradually paralyzed over the decades. The diagnosis was made when Hawking was 21 years old, in 1963. It is also called motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Hawking was born on January 8th, 1942, in Oxford, England. He attended University College, Oxford, and studied physics, although his father wanted him to focus on medicine.