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I am not fond of super markets!

July 31, 2013 by

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I always believed in the fact that thriving local businesses make a better society. This is applicable at a national level, state level, district level, taluk level, panchayat level, even at a street level. I was always fond of having conversations with local Kirana shops when I purchase things, as opposed to going to an […]

Brown and White

July 29, 2013 by

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(As soon as the British Officer enters his room.  An Indian who was hiding in the room appears in front of the Officer) White: What are you doing here? (Indian pounces and places a dagger on the Officer’s throat) Brown: That’s the question exactly the dead and living souls of this country are asking you. […]

Kinds of wives

July 27, 2013 by

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The other night, my son asked my wife about how Draupadi came to be shared as the princess by all the five brothers. She narrated the story which went like this – Arjuna entered the Swayamvara contest to win the hand of Draupadi. As the contest relied on Archery skills, Arjuna who was a peerless […]

Math Brains-(3) Irrational Pythagoras

July 25, 2013 by

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Pythagoras firmly believed that everything in the world can be represented by a number. The number system during his days didn’t include irrational numbers like square root of 2.  Here goes a story which is believed to be true. Once Pythagoras and his followers were on a boat in mid sea. One of his followers […]

Maths brains (II) – Naming uncertainty.

July 23, 2013 by

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If you have studied even a page of information theory, with certainty I would bet that you have come across Shannon. The entire field is a result of his work. Uncertainty is omnipresent, yet it wasn’t quantified, until Shannon found mathematical equations to describe them. He was thinking over a name for uncertainty. Since by knowing […]

Do these people work out?

July 19, 2013 by

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I go to a Gym that is in the same street where I stay. Due to this, every time we go out we have to cross the Gym and go. One morning, I took my son to drop him at his school. On the way, he saw a huge advertisement outside my Gym and it […]

But, you are the captain!!

July 17, 2013 by

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I read an incident in Reader’s Digest, and it goes like this.. A mathematics professor comes into the class and said that he has a new problem and the students are going to solve it. He wrote the problem and asked one of the student to come and solve it. The first student came and […]