Thursday, December 30
Have started missing Chennai. Part of me rues not being there when 'stories' were literally floating in the air just waiting to be drafted. Another part of me rues not being there for more humane reasons. I have to blog a lot about my time at home. But I doubt blogger.com will comply with such a fragile data transfer rate. So, when I get back to Cuttack, I will make a long post out of several little two liners I've been jotting down in my notebook. Signing out!
Monday, December 27
Bye! (For now!)
Well! This is it! Before I head off into three days of blissful do-nothingness. Let Superman greet all visitors till I'm back!
I may be offline for a period of five days from tomorrow onwards. I will be visiting Charbatia, the A.R.C. campus. The place I grew up in. The 50 feet market place does have a cyber cafe` but I am not too intent on visiting it. If however, I am convinced of better service from them than I have had in the past (which involved typing URLs in the address bar, hitting enter, growing old and dying), I may blog again.
Andaman and Nicobar faced a quake after the tidal waves. 20 killed and 100 injured.
Sri Lanka lost over 4000. Not that I wish to appear stoical and all but the kind of numbers we are reading remind me of the post super cyclone days in Orissa in 1999.
I am missing home!
Sunday, December 26
Upon returning to the comfort of the blanket, I was told that further and more powerful quakes are expected in the Cuttack - Bhubaneswar belt. Upon getting online fifteen minutes ago, the feeds tell me that Chennai had the real thing.
Hope all stays calm.
Saturday, December 25
Friday, December 24
Where else, but in India, would you find the likes of this?
Wednesday, December 22
Air Force One
It is oddly liberating at times to view world politics from a point of view as naive as Hollywood's. If only the 'real world' was as journo friendly!
Tuesday, December 21
I never expected (or did I?) The Samaja to.... But then.... Gasp.
The stray reader who picks up papers from news stands just to get the headlines would have all the more reason to complain.
Monday, December 20
Back to college
A bit of a detail: My best friend has a girlfriend now. Felt funny (again) to see the dork tenderly hold his lady's hand while they both sipped pineapple juice (my treat!). I guess our drooling days are over now!
P.S: This entry was composed while I listensed to the background track that accompanies this site. Thanks Prabhu!
Sunday, December 19
Thursday, December 9
For those who came in late...
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I remember the accolade a classmate of mine received for having figured out that giving comic books brown paper covers like textbooks makes reading them during classes a lot easier. Also, the whole exchange chain that had all of us in it. I buy one. Some others buy one each too. Then we exchange them so no one misses out on the monthly adventures. Somewhere down the line, one of us would lose one book and then eventually forget it. Months later, the same issue would be found doing the rounds at some other exchange chain! No one, not even the most shameless of defaulters, were ever thrown out of the chains. By the time I finished B.A, we had only two left in the chain. Me and a guy called Ajit Sahu. Not much of a chain that! But I learnt that he wasn't buying comics any more. He sourced his monthly adventures from a school kid who lived next door to him. The kid's chain mates were missing their comics!
Ram Mahesh S looking at two big rocks that reportedly were used by Bhimsen from the Mahabharata as a stove.
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"Consciously strive for depth and and improvement in your work and not be content with merely fulfilling the bare necessities of a task".
I shouldn't be blogging this actually. Future employers getting scared off and stuff. But if we do have a similar assessment in the third term, I will blog it too. Just to see what levels I am pushed to.
I was in charge of going about the business of what happens when you exceed the speed of light. Because our instructions were to keep it as 'layman friendly as possible, I kept to examples and avoided equations and numbers. We started with H.G. Wells' idea of an objects existing through time being an essential. Then took them through the speed of light being a said constant and Einstein's much loved E=MC2 and went on to describe in a bit of detail, the relation between the speed of light and time dilation due to gravity. Then we got to the possible ways of reversing what Hawking calls the 'arrow of time'. We took off from 'The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns' of economics and made an attempt to relate it to the way time behaves when mass exceeds the speed of light.
If none of it makes any sense, blame me. I will blog some of it later if any one is interested. This is just a post presentation 'high' entry.
Wednesday, December 8
I have returned to blogger after numerous adventures elsewhere. The looks will take time coming back to the way I want them to but for all practical purposes, this is where I will be from now on.
P.S: If you are firefoxing, please take note of the feeds. Sorry again!