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Fri 23 Oct 2020

Export DynamoDB Table to S3 Bucket Using Lambda Function

Dynamodb is a great NoSQL service by AWS. One of the most common use case is to export data to s3. There are multiple ways to export data to s3. For this tutorial we will leverage lambda function to achieve our goal.

First, let us review our use case. Our lambda function will read the entire dynamodb table. It will then export the data in JSON to s3...

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Fri 19 Jun 2020

Why homeopathy is so popular in India?

I recently came across a Youtube video of Genelia Deshmukh, famous Indian actress, promoting homeopathic products. Along with her husband, they have invested in a startup called Welcome Cure. Science has repeatedly dismissed homepathy as quakery or at best placebo, but that has not deter government of India to fund & research homeopathy under AYUSH ministry.

As a kid I usually heard about two types of medicine. One was allopathy which is a pejorative term for modern science. It was always blamed for side effects. “Only if you are really sick”, my uncle used to say, “should you take allopathy”...

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Sat 11 Apr 2020

Demon Haunted World's review part 1

This is my Part 1 of the review of Carl Sagan's book, Demon-Haunted World. This is more of my commentary rather than a review of the book.

I have begun to realize how many posts on Facebook, Whatsapp, etc contains pseudoscience & misinformation. Few posts are easy to debunk. Magic water curing cancer is a no-brainer. However other posts are too meticulous to debunk. I thought it might be fruitful for me as a layman to learn critical & skeptical thinking from a famous astrophysicist, Carl Sagan. ..

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