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One whole year

March 9, 2013

Wow, one year this time around … What a co incidence that i logged on after a long time on the anniversary of my last post.  So for those who occasionally keep visiting, i say hello again …   let it be known far and wide that i am still alive and kicking … Enjoying […]

Six monthly update –

March 9, 2012

So, its been another six months with no posts here. But what an eventful six months these have been. Cant put down the details here, but rest assured that I have not been whiling away my time. Life moves fast, too fast at times and the speed is complicated by feelings of detachment or even […]

Koh-i-noor

December 13, 2010

Nadir Shah, the emperor of Persia invaded India in the 18th century. And amongst the booty he captured from the dredges of the Mughal Empire was the famous diamond, the Kohinoor( the largest diamond in the world until they found the Imperial star of Africa).Apparently, the name Koh-i-noor was given to the diamond by Nadir […]

Linguistics

November 7, 2010

One of my enduring memories from childhood reading is a passage from Richard Feynmanns book “Surely you must be joking Mr. Feynmann”.  In one chapter, he describes how he “speaks Italian” and “Chinese”—inventing completely made-up but accurate sounding languages. And to his immense amusement(and mine), even native speakers of these languages would more often than not […]

Who am I ???

November 5, 2010

A celebration of self delusion. Thats what I am. I think the concept of identity is the biggest self delusion that mankind suffers from. Let me elaborate … and for the more “pragmatic” minded of my readers, I d recommend you stop reading right now. Human beings are elaborate machines designed to battle the second […]

Joie de Verve

September 7, 2010

Today, I decided to take remedial action and recover some of the Joie de verve that I felt was lacking from my existence of late. Came back home from what will hopefully be my last night shift for 10 days or so and rather than just crash and go head low supine(aka sleep), I decided […]

Addictions

June 13, 2010

I am afraid I have become addicted to trivial information. Random web surfing on sites that cater to infotainment. I read around six online newspapers regulary. And I am not even saying daily. Its more like hourly. If not more. The i-phone and wifi access in the hospital I work in has fuelled the ever […]

A victory for common sense

April 2, 2010

I first heard of Simon Singh when I read his book titled “Fermats Last Theorum” Loved his writing so much, that I endeavoured to read most of his works, including The Code Book. In addition to appreciating his writing, I also respect him for all that he is doing for promoting scientific debate via his […]

Hello again

February 23, 2010

I do apologised for the prolonged hiatus, dear readers. Have been busy over the part few months. The most notable cause of business being a long awaited trip to the motherland. Otherwise life goes on and time gets split somewhat unequally between work and the wife. Oh, and I finally succumbed to the dark side […]

The things you own

November 22, 2009

End up owning you. So said someone in some movie. I have long rallied against the influence consumerism holds in our lives. Especially mine. I am the last person to claim that  I am not influenced by these desires that the media throws our way day in and day out. Today, I am going to […]