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5 per cent this fiscal." CNN said. IR 64 has all the desirable features of IR 36 but in addition has very palatable grain quality. Their work is an excellent example of low-input, Rudraksha Parida – Silver Medal in Under 8 – boys 2. M.a Congress leader from Pilibhit district. Trump will embark on a 12-day trip to Japan, The American polity soon after the incident, 2016 Heartbreaking to hear about the #OrlandoShooting May peace come upon this earth. Prayers for the victims and their families #prayerforlove — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 12 2016 Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees — John Legend (@johnlegend) June 12 2016 Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal He was 22 years old I can’t stop crying #Orlando — JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 13 2016 Written by Bina Agarwal | Published: February 2 2015 3:32 am A year ago the queen posthumously ‘pardoned’ Turing for what should not have been seen as a crime in the first place Related News Doessexual preference or gender cast a shadow over the brilliance of the mind Two films currently running in theatres in India answer with a resounding no They also provide important insights The films have much in common but their differences are revealing The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game are both biopics focused on two brilliant British scientists born 30 years apart The first film covers the life of Stephen Hawking (born in 1942) a mathematician and theoretical physicist who changed forever our thinking about the origin of the universe and the nature of time The second brings alive Alan Turing (1912-54) who gave us the early computer (the Turing machine) and laid the foundations of computer science without which the development of modern computers that have transformed our lives would not have been possible The ending of World War II more than two years before it might have otherwise ended thus sparing millions of lives is attributed to the work of Turing and his team Both Hawking and Turing are today recognised as brilliant men to whom humankind and the world of science owe a deep debt of gratitude But here the similarity ends One major difference lies in their sexual preferences — Hawking is heterosexual Turing was gay — with vastly differing consequences for their ability to live and work in peace Hawking diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 at the age of 21 and given only two years to live is miraculously still with us — productive world-renowned much awarded and decorated and surrounded by friends colleagues and family including the three children he fathered with his first wife Jane Wilde Turing committed suicide in 1954 at the age of 41 — alone hounded his remarkable wartime work buried under the British Official Secrets Act and indicted for indecency for his homosexuality under then prevailing British criminal law He was subjected to oestrogen injections (a form of chemical castration) in lieu of prison It was barely a year ago that the queen of England posthumously “pardoned” him for his 1952 conviction — ironically for what should not have been seen as a crime in the first place Perhaps Turing would have found life less fraught in today’s Britain But what about in contemporary India In fact Turing has a notable India connection His father was in the Indian Civil Service and his maternal grandfather was the chief engineer of the Madras railways Had he lived to visit India Turing would have been pained and horrified to find that Section 377 continues to criminalise gay people and that some of our politicians still believe they can cure homosexuality medically As I have argued before Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was written by the arch-colonialist Thomas Macaulay but many in our government who are working hard to vanquish symbols of our colonial past ironically continue to defend this law The films also have interesting takes on the position of women In The Theory of Everything Wilde sets aside her doctoral research at Cambridge for several years to build a life with Hawking and bear their children In The Imitation Game Joan Clarke a brilliant mathematician herself (with a double first from Cambridge) solved in under six minutes the puzzle Turing set for inducting people into his team and which he himself took eight minutes to solve On the files she was listed as a linguist since the British Civil Service had no protocol for a female cryptanalyst although in practice she was an indispensable part of Turing’s select team that broke the German Enigma code and its only woman member After the war Clarke did not become a university professor in mathematics (as Hawking did at Cambridge and Turing at Manchester) She married an army officer and long years passed before her later work as a numismatist received recognition Clearly both Wilde and Clarke sought intellectual companionship over other traits in potential partners: Wilde married Hawking despite his illness and Clarke was willing to marry Turing knowing he was homosexual Today exceptional women such as these would have many career opportunities some on par with their male colleagues at universities like Cambridge and Manchester But what would their situation be in India How many Indian women are recognised among our top scientists Sexual preference gender caste religion — these do not determine the power of the intellect But they have much to do with the obstacles that we as Indians place in the paths of extraordinary minds swamped as we are in the morass of social discrimination and prejudice As Turing’s friend Christopher Marcom tells him in the film: “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine” We might wonder how many brilliant men and women in India faced with severe physical or social disabilities (our potential Hawkings or Turings) fail to achieve the unimaginable because we fail to allow them the opportunity The writer is a professor of development economics based in Delhi and Manchester [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: February 13 2017 3:07 am Top News A 40-year-old driver committed suicide after allegedly strangling his wife and daughter in Rohini district’s Begumpur area Police have recovered a suicide note allegedly written by the man in which he wrote that he did not blame anyone for the extreme step “We received a call at about 9 am When our team reached the spot local residents were standing outside the house which was bolted from inside Our team broke the lock and entered the house” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) MN Tiwari Watch what else is in the news “The man who was later identified as Rajesh Gupta was found hanging from a ceiling fan while his wife and daughter were found on the bed There were strangulation marks on their necks” Tiwari added In the apparent suicide note recovered from the spot Rajesh requested police not to harass anyone for their extreme step police said Rajesh a native of Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh used to drive a cab and lived with his wife and daughter in a rented accommodation After preliminary probe police have ruled out the involvement of outsiders However they are trying to ascertain the exact reason behind the deaths police said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express 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