Scientific inventions and evolutions from time immemorial have been helping the humanity with ease. Books and journals are abundant with experimental knowledge nowadays. Since the process of patenting kicked off every invention is catalogued and patented. Not only the scientific gadgets but different branches of knowledge of humanities and commerce groups and their key research findings are being patented. Key studies, their findings in commerce faculties are being journalised and stored as intellectual properties under certain international laws like intellectual property rights. On top of all some natural resources river water to neem trees are being patented by certain nation states. Knowledge is not free or cheap rather it is costly and unavailable to the people without penny. Most of the quality articles, available on journals like Elsevier, ScienceDirect, Mimas, Scopus etc, are costly and beyond the means of pupils of the most of developing countries. We are afraid some days will come when only rich will have access to knowledge. Experimental knowledge is getting expanded day by day. The pressure of reading more and more books is being mounted on the whole humanity. Children are not even spared from being burdened with books while learning literacy and numeracy. In some cases it is turning into torture, debilitating the innocent children. So we are running the cover story on necessary and unnecessary knowledge. Hope you will like the story.
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