Interdependence is certainly more valuable than independence in the context of academic research. There are many people who have supported me, some directly, most of them indirectly, whom I can’t thank for want of space. I would like to express my special thanks to Prof. Mike Thelwall, Prof. Ronald Rousseau, Prof. S.C. Biswas, Prof. H.N. Prasad, Dr. Sanjay Kumar, and Dr. Y.L. Chopra for their scholarly guidance all through the journey.
I also avail of this moment to take hats off to all my family members, especially my Brothers and Boudies, for their spontaneous moral support along with blessings.
Last but not least I say thank you to Soumi and Srijan for their endless moral support and cooperation.