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We have to break that We have to give some more scope to women" Chakrabarti told reporters after the 63rd convocation of IITKGP on Sunday Representational image CNN-News18 Stating that women comprise 9 percent of the total number of students in IITKGP at the undergraduate level the eminent academician said "We 3-4 IITs will together find out a method for promotion of women without reducing the seats and accordingly move the MHRD" "It will not be reservation Technically it will be for promotion of women giving additional seats without reducing opportunity for others and by maintaining quality" he said "While women comprise less than 10 percent of the IITKGP undergraduate student force you have seen that around 40 percent of award winners in this convocation were girls This shows women are more serious and their intelligence is equal They only need more opportunities" he said The recipients of this year’s gold medals included a number of girls Written by Nandagopal Rajan | Updated: March 12 2017 10:24 am Matt Sweeney who heads product as Uber’s Advanced Technology Group with the Otto self-drving truck in San Francisco (Photo: Nandagopal Rajan) Related News It is a dramatic vision A world where the number of cars has been reduced by 90 per cent thanks to self-driving vehicles that are also shared to scale It is Uber’s vision for automated vehicles which its CEO Travis Kalanick says is “existential” for the ride-hailing company’s future But there are many visions at play here many technologies and many platforms In the US alone there are at least 23 companies — including Tesla Google and Volkswagen — that have registered in autonomous vehicle programmes across the country Driverless cars are not purely about technological progression There is sound economics behind it too In fact on an average cars sit idle for 95 per cent of the time and considering that the world has 1200000000 cars this is a mind boggling level of inefficiency Also cars amount for 22 per cent of all emissions globally so there is a strong environmental reason in being able to reduce their numbers Another small detail is that the world has more parking space than cars As the number of cars go up there is a huge capital cost incurred in increasing the parking slots available Reducing the number of cars helps cut this investment in the long run Watch all our videos from Express Technology Experimental self-driving cars appeared on roads as early as 1984 but it is only in the past few years that commercial trials have begun Mercedes Benz one of the first players in the space showcased its concept car the F015 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2015 Everyone has a different take on the technology but in the end the idea is to make the car intelligent and independent enough to be aware of its surroundings and take decision based on that Interestingly Uber’s dream of bringing “reliable transportation to everyone everywhere” has extended itself to self-driving trucks — going beyond people to things Last October a self-driving truck from Otto a San Francisco startup owned by Uber made a delivery of a consignment of Budweiser beer in Colorado Trucking extends their vision of moving everyone everywhere to also moving things around explains Matt Sweeney who heads product as Uber’s Advanced Technology Group “The truck and the passenger vehicles share software and hardware components and this helps us work on different aspects of the self-driving problem at the same time” he adds However both have different scope The passenger vehicles are for urban environments where Uber has its focus on ride-sharing while the trucks will be for high-speed highways where the constraints are different The Uber self-driving car has been developed in collaboration with Volvo (Graphic: Uber) This week Uber finally got a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test two self-driving Volvo SUVs on public roads though it will need to have backup drivers behind the wheel in case the prototype cars malfunction Uber’s self-driving cars have been running test drives in other parts of the US too The Otto self-driving truck in San Francisco (Photo: Nandagopal Rajan) The Otto truck comes with a rig of radars laser scanners and stereo cameras that give the computers inside a live 360-degree vision of its environment with high dynamic range high resolution and high colour information imagery But this kind of data means the truck as well as the car have a huge computing task to perform “Almost as big as a small data centre” as Sweeney put it While he did not give detailed specifications of the computing cluster inside we could see a liquid coolantas part of the rig Interestingly Otto is being sued by Google’s Waymo self-driving car unit which claims it stole the company’s proprietary design for its laser-based radar system Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski is a former Waymo employee Sweeney said that while they have packed in as many cellphone radios as possible inside the truck the bandwidth limitations are still very real as there is gigabytes of data coming in every minute “There is no tech that can let us send all that data to the cloud real time and hence a lot of the computing has to be done in the vehicle itself” Sweeney told IndianExpresscom He said there will be all effort to use as much of the infinite computing that is available on the cloud but it is a bandwidth constraint “A lot of the tech is based on prior mapping but in subsequent runs we see differences that has come about in the area and pay attention on those objects that are different” The Otto self-driving truck hasa a bunch of radars and sensors up front and a computer console inside (Photo: Nandagopal Rajan) It is no easy drive and there are major challenges on the way Sweeney calls it an “enormous technical endeavour” which the teams in the San Francisco and Pittsburg are working on “Uber tech is different because we are trying to make this on top of the ride sharing network that we already have” he added There is the regulatory challenge too and since this is something really new every state is figuring out what to do So letting an automated truck drive free on the roads is still not that easy But in a world where there will be multiple self-driving cars working on different platforms how important will it be for them to talk to each other “We don’t depend on it We need to see and interact with vehicles but there is no guarantee we will have that technology So we are approaching it with the assumption it won’t exist” said Sweeney adding that whenever that capability emerges they will be “happy consumers” of it But can self-driving cars look beyond the regulated freeways of US and Europe to the chaos that is the roads of India Uber’s ambition and business goal is to take this technology everywhere However Sweeney accepts that this present a slew of new challenges with different elements and volumes in these scenarios “Those are situations we think we will be able to tackle but those are not the first places we will go” he said adding that they will look for opportunities where they can deploy this tech safely But why trucks you might wonder While you might not have read about self-driving trucks in those 1980s science fiction classics it is clear that they are much more practical and feasible that autonomous cars So the first self-driven vehicles you see on the roads are more likely to have 16 wheels and not just four (Disclaimer: The writer attended the Uber Media Summit in San Francisco on the invite of Uber) For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Hamza Khan | New Delhi | Published: December 6 2015 1:00 am The murals on the walls of the crumbling Pisangan Fort are still visible (Source: Rohit Jain Paras) Related News Devendra Singh 46 and his three cousins have spent their childhood and much of their adult life within the imposing red sandstone walls of Balariya Fort in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district The fort built by their grandfather Narayan Singh the “king of 12 villages” is spread over an area of 90000 square feet and overlooks the Balariya village So how exciting is to live in a 120-year-old fort Devendra and his cousins say they are looking for a change in scenery Maintaining a structure this size has proved to be a daunting task Preserving their own slice of history in a time of spiralling construction costs is becoming nearly impossible for the erstwhile royals of Rajasthan Devendra’s father and uncles have all passed away and the cousins have recently agreed to sell off the fort They know how popular heritage hotels are and are certain they will soon get a buyer eager to start business In their neighbourhood alone Mandawa Fort just nine kilometres away and Dundlod Fort barely a couple of kilometres away have been converted into heritage hotels and are doing brisk business; Devendra thinks his asking price of Rs 10 crore is reasonable He has more modest plans for himself “Once the fort is sold I will build a house on my farm” he says The Balariya Fort is one of the 28 privately owned forts palaces havelis and other heritage properties in Rajasthan which are now up for sale or are available on long- or short-term lease They make up a list compiled by the state’s tourism department as part of the Resurgent Rajasthan summit inviting private parties to invest in these heritage structures in a bid to spur the state’s tourism sector Heritage properties being converted into hotels is not new in Rajasthan but what is novel this time around is the government’s thrust Examples such as the nearly 300-year-old Rani Vilas in Jaipur which has recently been turned into a hotel as well as Fort Begu in Chittorgarh which dates back to the year 1430 are many Both these properties which ran as hotels are now again on the market — Rani Vilas with an expected market value of Rs 45 crore is open for a long-term lease while Raj Mahal Fort Begu is open for investment The Baghera Fort has been built with huge granite blocks (Source: Rohit Jain Paras) The current government has now come up with the Rajasthan Tourism Unit Policy 2015 which replaces the Rajasthan Tourism Unit Policy of 2007; the new policy primarily addresses issues relating to time-bound conversion of land for tourism units including new heritage hotels grant of patta (lease deed) to heritage hotels while also expanding the definition of ‘Tourism Unit’ to cover heritage hotels all of which is aimed at bringing “speedy investment in the state” The new policy has spelt hope to many Veerbhadra Singh owner of Fort Baghera in Kekri tehsil of Ajmer is one of them The 14th generation of his family to live in a two-hectare fort that’s built with huge blocks of granite with some of its walls over a metre thick Singh is now toying with the idea of selling it or converting it into a hotel The fort has a long history It was a structure that was fortified in the17th century and got much of its present shape then complete with an escape tunnel underground cells to store food stables and a multi-tier defence system with a moat and towers at all corners The intervening years have brought in many changes The moat has gone missing the stables are empty and cracks have overtaken the walls but Fort Baghera still holds on to a dishevelled charm Of the nearly 100 rooms of the fort Singh throws open about half-a-dozen rooms to tourists but there aren’t too many takers An investment of about Rs 5 crore could well change that he says Bharat Sen Rathore at the crumbling Fort Khawas near Ajmer (Source: Rohit Jain Paras) Over a 100 kilometre away the Pisangan Fort sits snugly among small houses and narrow streets With its fading murals and walls overrun with creepers its thick black stone walls still bear an air of authority and the merlons on its battlements with archer slits to fire at enemies look formidable even today Pisangan’s Jitendra Sen Rathore traces his lineage to Udai Singh Sahib Bahadur the king who ruled Jodhpur around the 16th century and who was an associate of Mughal emperors According to historical records Kesri Singh the grandson of Udai Singh came to seek his fortune in Ajmer won the favour of Emperor Shah Jahan and evicted the Panwar Rajputs from Pisangan sometime in the 17th century Jitendra Sen Rathore 75 is the 15th generation of the family to live in Pisangan He has in the past rented out portions of the fort to a school and college but says they only damaged the fort It took a case court to get the college evicted and now Rathore is keen to lease out his fort Khawas Fort in Ajmer’s Kekri tehsil has many owners but little upkeep Though much of the fort is owned by 69-year-old Bharat Sen Rathore his four brothers have also inherited parts of it The result is a mishmash of colours repairs and construction none of which has been sufficient in preventing parts of it from crumbling “It used to be seven storeys high then and the subedar of Ajmer was imprisoned here in 1759” says Bharat Rajasthan is dotted with forts that hold within it walls such stories of intrigue and war The list of heritage properties in Rajasthan hoping for private investment to breathe some life back into them is long Meja Fort in Bhilwara (1875-80) Badu Fort (1729) in Nagaur the16th century Bassi Fort in Chittorgarh 400-year-old Kalatera Fort in Nagaur and 250-year-old Sigra Fort in Jhunjhuna the 800-year-old Badnor Fort in Bhilwara and the 17th century Sarwar Fort are all bulding blocks of history that the government and conservationists hope will stand up to time For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shreya Das | Kolkata | Updated: October 25 2016 9:26 pm The brick-walled interiors and ambiance is surely a hit (Source: Sanjay Ramchandran/ Monkey Bar) Top News Meeting an old friend must adhere to a simple checklist — long adda session great food few drinks and long-awaited selfies And of course the best place where all these could be ticked-off together the perfect friendly ambiance just the right decibel of music and some view In this quest we ventured into a new place in town – Monkey Bar Located in the bustling streets of Camac Street one would be amazed to find a certain sense of tranquillity it offers Kolkata the city where the new and old co-exist in harmony can be seen outside the restaurant’s giant glass window Yes within the urban jungle Monkey Bar offers a view of the old iconic Calcutta like an oasis viewed from a distance Be it the Victoria Memorial St Paul’s Cathedral or the Vivekananda Setu the second Hoogly Bridge you can see it all Through the urban maze the sunset here is a delight The iconic Victoria Memorial can be seen from the restaurant at the 9th floor of the building During the day other iconic structures can also be seen (Source: Express photo by Shreya Das) Having been to the Monkey Bar in Delhi the chain which started its journey from Bengaluru I was pretty excited what it would offer in Kolkata in terms of ambiance and food Though the interiors have been developed in the same style that defines the chain – brick walls funky chalkboard and their dictionary-coasters it has sprinkled bits of Kolkata too You can’t miss Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gyne and Bagha Byne on a hand-pull rickshaw that too in pyjamas But a restaurant must be known for its food and we were done dilly-dallying First the drink Amid aplethora of options we decided to try something dedicated to our city and unique to their Kolkata chapter We ordered ‘Toast to Calcutta’ (Rs 450) a classic combination of gin lime cordial and basil but with the Bong flavour of our cherished lemon – the Gondhoraj Lebu Theslice of smoked lemon really brought out the flavour But this is not a drink to be left aside for a long time as the burnt lemon slice might embitterthe taste if kept too long ‘Toast to Calcutta’ is Kolkata special gin cocktail with a Gandharaj Lebu twist The food menu was equally if not more exhaustive The gastro-pub menu had the usuals (soups burgers sanwiches et al) as well aspizzas with some Indian and Bong twist For starters we tried both veg and non-veg options and each was unique The recommended cheesy ‘Baked Bire’ (Rs 340) was delicious but could get a little cloyed but the fruit compote accompanying it was the winner The finely chopped and seasoned melons pineapples along with tinge of basil are the ones to look out for The ‘Liver on Toast’ (Rs 270) is a heavenly delight for all fond of liver The crispy toast and sumptuous amount of liver chunks and mash will leave you craving for more But if you want something on a lighter side opt for their ‘Duck Pita Pockets’ (Rs 320) The duck was soft juicy and balanced in flavour The pickled cucumber and hoisin sauce introduces a symphony of flavours in just one bite This dish itself is worthy of a second visit The zesty fruit compote accompanying the vegetarian baked puff is the highlight Monkey Bar is known for its starters and here all you need is a pitcher or a few cocktails and you are set for the evening The place also offers pork and beef and their ‘Galouti Killer’ (Rs 320) will melt your heart if you’re a beef fan Though mind you don’t go about comparing it to what you would find in Old Delhi In the pizza menu ‘Iti Aunty’s Daab Chingri’ caught our eye The traditional dish of prawn cooked inside green coconut from Bengal is a winner And for it to get an Italian twist was just overwhelming However since the dish is a weekend special it was a miss for us So foodies please take note The main course is a bit short for vegetarians but a non-vegetarian could go on a culinary tour across India and world We optedfor ‘Pandi Curry and Pita’ (Rs 420) ‘Kerala Beef Fry’ (Rs 320) and their signature ‘Butter chicken Khichdi’ (Rs 400) The authentic sultry Coorg Pandi curry has been toned down here from its original 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