Writing / Online markdown editors

Ankush Das. “Best online markdown editors”. It’s FOSS, 28 August 2020.

Excerpt : Markdown is a useful lightweight markup language and a lot of people prefer for writing documentation or web publishing. Many of us at It’s FOSS use markdown for writing our articles.

Online markdown editors makes a lot of things easy by providing collaboration features, publishing integration, notes synchronization, and some online-only features.

More info: https://itsfoss.com/online-markdown-editors/

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Research / Scientists’ worlds will shrink in the wake of the pandemic

Smriti Mallapaty. “Scientists’ worlds will shrink in the wake of the pandemic”.
Nature 582, 04th June 2020.

excerpt : Researchers expect long-term changes that reduce travel for work and conferences: part 6 in a series on science after the pandemic.

More info : https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01523-1

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Academic Publishing Update – July 2020 : 2

Tara Trubela. “5 Productivity Hacks for Working from Home During COVID-19“. The Wiley Network. April 9, 2020.

Excerpt : Remote work has been compounded by a litany of other responsibilities: homeschooling, keeping loved ones fed and healthy, wearing masks, washing my hands as much as possible, visiting my aging parents from the safety of our car, grasping for glimmers of normalcy that are just beyond our reach.

All of this added pressure isn’t good for our immune systems, which makes it even more critical to adjust to our new state of being in order to stay physically and mentally healthy. Here are some ways you can stay productive (and sane) while sheltering in place

More info : https://www.wiley.com/network/i-need-help-working-from-home/5-productivity-hacks-for-working-from-home-during-covid-19

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Event / Elsevier – Webinar on Academic Writing @ 11.00 am (IST) on 3 June 2020

Elsevier Webinar on How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal

Watch the pre-recorded workshop and learn the best way of structuring your paper when writing it, and the most appropriate journal to submit your papers. Also, you will gain an understanding of how editors and publishers think, what they expect in your submission, and how does the peer review process work.

Venue: https://elsevier.zoom.us/rec/share/vuZJKpbX5D5LZbPvyVziaqIiEoi9X6a80HdI__IOykmyKwGXJ0vWlMHVPcQaloN-

Date and Time: 3rd June 2020 at 11.00am (IST)
For any clarification contact Dr. Shubhra Dutta at s.dutta@elsevier.com
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Academic Writing Webniar

1 Jan 2020
Writing a Science Research Article: Principles and Pitfalls
Date : 15 January 2020 | 6.30AM IST
There are so many elements to take into consideration when writing and preparing an article. A well-written manuscript free of language and spelling issues can make a world of difference and help you communicate your ideas and research effectively.
Join David Kipler, ELS, Science Communications Trainer at Cactus, Inc. as he shares with you the three principles of good science writing: clarity, accuracy, and concision. He will go through some common pitfalls in English grammar, style and usage so you can write your next paper with more confidence.

Journal article / ‘Malai pandaram’ migrants in Kerala

27 Dec 2019
Andrew Michael S. Experience of exclusion – A Case study of Tamil Migrants in Kerala.
Social Glance : Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 6(1&2) : 1-19, 2017.
Abstract: When discussing or planning development, what is envisaged is ‘progress’, i.e. a change that improves the overall wellbeing of a community. Unfortunately, during this progress what emerges is the biased impact of the growth of only one section of a society, while certain sections of the society are deliberately ignored or pushed out of existence leading to marginalisation.
Hence this paper deals with one such marginalised community in Kerala, the ‘malai pandaram’, also known as ‘poopandaram’ meaning flower sellers. Originally they are migrants from the district of Thenkasi, in Tamil Nadu, and the community has been struggling to gain a caste identity after having lived in Kerala for many generations.
However, the predicament lies in the fact that neither the Government of Kerala nor the Government of Tamil Nadu has recognized or categorized them under a designated caste. Hence, this paper acknowledging the imperative to belong to a community in the Indian economic and political context, analyses the implications of being denied a caste identity.
Additionally, this paper suggests government measures to restore the livelihood and dignity of the malai pandaram community by granting them the status of Schedule Caste (SC).
Editor’s note : This journal issue was released in 2019.