Sunday, December 25, 2011

World's Smallest V12 Engine

Look at the man's conviction... really a masterpiece..

Friday, November 25, 2011

Maestro of Sitar... Pt. Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar's album Breathing under waret (2007)

I dont know since when i started falling for sitar... the haunting Hameer.. dheen thal's... the chirping sounds in successions mastered by the great Pt. Ravishankar. I had this privilege once in my life to hear him perform in Chennai for some concert organized by SPIC alongside his daughter Anoushka.

I just happened to hear from a tube with she playing in the prestigious Carnegie Hall... I must say truly she has proven the old saying to emulate her father coming of age showing great maturity. Even I had bee blamed her for being quite un-classical and showing-off more with too less of technique.

Anoushka Shankar with her father and guru Pt. Ravi shankar after a concert in 2006

At the beginning of her career, Anoushka played strictly classical sitar music and came under some criticism because she supposedly wasn't as good as her father. I must say its an unfair comparison though and also i had heard Recently the album Breathing Under Water though it was released around 2007, Anoushka has been experimenting with Indian fusion, mixing her sitar playing with more Western music.This album is a collaboration with Karsh Kale, who is an Indian producer, composer, and musician who is known for mixing Indian music with other styles.

My favourite being the oceanic part 2 (feat. ravi shankar) comes as the 12th track. I have been hearing the same song for the last 3 days putting it in a loop. Surely I guess I have a lot to catch-up.

Hopefully she'd be as famous and most importantly an ambassador of Brand India too...

Anoushka Shankar during a concert in Los Angeles

Saturday, November 12, 2011

arduino LCD Display. Tamil characters

Tamil in seven segment display on my 16x2 LCD panel... with the counter..

Thatz my name in tamil. followed by tamil arduino... cool isn't it...

Sorry for the blurred images.. this is the best i could manage with my mobile.

I have been experimenting with my Arduino for a while now... did this for fun before having to read a thermo couple output and those messy signal condition circuits driving me crazy.... couldn't afford those costly ones though... will see about that....

And this is a nice pic of my arduino with ATMega 32 Sitting atop...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Silence - A poem I read somewhere

A poem on silence…. I read somewhere… written by kids…
Can’t imagine how deep a kid of 12’s thoughts could be… This one sure can express multitudes of her feelings….

Really am envy of her as to how pristine and beautiful her thoughts are…

Silence shines when you’re alone

It dances through the glass

When I feel quiet, silence

Tiptoes into my dreams

It somersaults through the ocean

Until it falls into my hands

-       By Victoria, age 12

Friday, September 02, 2011

Who said meetings aren't always productive... Meeting can be creative too..

The perfect MAN - HE MAN (inspired by felista studios storyboard)

Archibald Haddok caught cursing (some haddokisms)

And thatz Popeye the sailor man... toot toot... 

Tweet tweet... 

Thatz the deep sea explorer.. 
(my depiction of a scene from shpere novel.. the giant squid however has become a shark though.. )

If only he was alive today and knew what ppl. had deduced out of his theories...
Would Einstein have pointed his way... !! 

Happy Halloween... !! 

How Lame.. !! 
Lots more to follow....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Victory of the people against corruption - A true democracy

Let this day be etched in the History of india as yet another day of Independence. Freedom from corruption and against politicians as no movement in independent India is driven by peoples power. Let us hope this transforms to a reality which seemed to be doomed so far.. thanks Anna Hazare for showing us a shaft of light inside the cave...

Friday, August 05, 2011

Driving readers crazy.. Selling dreams of nought...

Just a funny cartoon on the Business Evangelist - Guy Kawasaki from  bradfitzpatrick

Watta funny illustration.. i've read some of his books (Goes to show how bored I really am) only to keep laughing as to how and what ppl really make out of these... Quite obvious that such a poor soul I am.. got nothing from it...

Somebody tweeted asking him why all his photos show him smiling revealing his frontal lobe clusters exposed always...Wonder if it really is.. just google him and see for yourself :)

I say why wouldn't he be... afterall he quoted in one of his books that goes something like this " The thing is you just have to do one right thing in your life and everyone will talk about u with that " Wat the Heck......

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Battered and out...

Guess Im done with all my misery
And all the things that i did to me so smeary
Still standing but battered
The pain that keeps me all so cluttered

The miles I tread seems getting longer
As the wind and darkness seem to grow stronger
Undeterred I try still keep chasing on
Un-fluttered the darkness still keeps stalking on

Distant dreams seems just a mirage
Adding just one more year to my age
Last tasted success seems eons ago
Leaving me stranded with so many miles to go

The days are getting longer and loner
Smacking a reminder that im just another goner
Trembling legs tumbling tears i still try
To break the shackles from the cobwebs of my life

Years in a jiffy seem to roll me by
As life seem so still and im laying bye
Sometimes i wonder cursing me why
Withered and battered still i lie

can't believe I'm so broken inside.
for i've failed to keep my self aside
Nothing else here seem to matter anymore
Don't think I have it in me no more

Courage is what I once had so high
Ravaging with time as it feels the end game draws nigh
Dreaded yet I try keep walking on
The dire straits of my life hardly seem to move on

So many threats and fears, so many wasted years
Before my life can actually be won to be my own

And yep there were some rare moments of gold
With lot many stories gone untold
And yep there were flashes of light
filled with hope of may and might

We see just what we want to see
So you feel just what you want to be
Hoping that everything is coming back to me
I hope I'll just be what I was to be

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gandhian Era II - Evidence by a swiss magazine on rajiv's swiss assets, On looting the county

This might quite be old but i really wonder how it went quite un-noticed by any of the mainstream media that boasts on every non-sense they call as news (atleast not a news that i've heard of). The editorials too have been quite over-boasting to every developments expressing either cynical or rather titillating.

It really makes us wonder what are we working for. What these politicians are hiding that they could fool around with crores of people feebly hoping to make out a future for their country with whatever is left with. Is it fair to say that the post gandhian era has been looted by the un-gandhian gandhi family. Well i dont wanna say much about the gandhian era for i hardly believed the motif of the man's vision.

Does it really matter who fights for attention towards revealing the identities of those who have invested in banking safe heavens... it hardly matters whether Anna Hazare, Ramdev, Bushan's or Bedi's or whoever for that matter fights for the cause. The crux of the matter is we have tainted people ruling us and it hardly matters of what gradient they were. They need not recognise the civil society for whatever reason they might say like which one of them is tainted... anna is using luxury hotels, ramdev has a fortune at hand and luxury houses worth crores at some exotic locations, Bushan has vouched for several false cases etc., do they ever care to look back at them?? as to how many folds their property and income has increased from one term to another of their MP's, Ministers .

Well there is a saying in tamil. "Unless the thief himself decides to reform himself it cannot be extirpated". Its highly unlikely that the modern day thiefs sitting on the top echelons would ask for the details even the swiss might consider giving.

This could only favor the recoup of sorts thats emerging of late around the world where people have demonstrated they can change regimes if they think they've had enough. whether its in the form of representatives of the civil society or by some other means, a new revolution will soon emerge and will change for the change that is inevitatble.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Solving the 4x4x4 Cube - The Rubik Revenge - New Obsession

Solving the Rubik Revenge has become a new obsession. Thanks to Murali for importing one for me (For free ofcourse :) )  

While I must admit that I still am trying to perfect my skills and that i could only accidentally arrive at the solution after trying different combinations for atleast half-an-hour, its really a wonderful and exciting step ahead much more that one could get solving a beginners 3x3x3.

I had taught many of my pals to use an easier algorithm based on patterns and orientations. I would soon post  my very own algorithm for solving a 3x3x3 aka algo-de-chuppandi. It feels really weary to prepare a documentation of sorts. I approach the given scrambled cube in the form of a 3cube matrix. starting from orienting to transpose layer-via-layer. This way one could get to the solution quite quickly. However it would seem all very complex with lots of moves. 

Now Rubik revenge is an entirely different game altogether. I kinda vaguely remembered I had read somewhere a professor I Ching had similar structure at hand when he had to transpose DNA segments when arranged in the form of a three dimensional matrix. In cond-mat/0204078, too they've tried to re-orgenize the cubes in a spacial nodes with particular application to binary sequences of length six of the general concept of sequence-space, first introduced in coding theory by Hamming. 
a six-dimensional hypercube

It also makes us wonder how the nature points us ways of solving things that could be far complex to comprehend by a human mind..

Well sorry for yet another boring subject guyz. If you sure are not able to catch what i was just balbberring just wait for my next video and documentation on solving a hyper cube of any size. 

Now for the record thatz me with my cube... intolerable ain't it... :)

And thatz how i keep my desk... :)

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

CNN Hero - Narayanan Krishnan

Im speechless... Its very mean how we keep talking of this, that and keep blaming our governments for not doing things. Its very easy for all of us to close our eyes and shy away from helping others. Its time that we pay back the society that gave us all it can ever give. Being fortunate doesn't make us divine let us be of all be human first.

Hats off to him...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The dirty side of money

I kind of vaguely remember a documentary in NGC about finding the cause of an epidemic that affects the respiratory tract and people are even strangled to death. The findings of which turned out to be spreading due to some kinda Ecoli (Escherichia coli  O5O7 I guess) present in fruits, rotten tomatoes carried over to the other places and could survive even when froze to sub temperatures…

Now the funny side of it is.. Earning less too turns out to be a blessing in disguise… at times ofcourse… J




The dirty side of money                                              


BANGALORE, March 25, 2011

·  All currency notes, 96% coins carry pathogenic species

·  Sanitise hands after handling currency, advises paper

Currency infected with bacteria: study

An employee counts currency notes at a cash counter in a bank in Agartala. — Photo: Reuters

A new study published in the latest edition of Current Science has found that every single currency note and 96 per cent of coins carry various strains of bacteria, of which at least three species are highly infectious.

If that weren't enough, this widely handled article may be assisting in the spread of drug-resistant strains of bacteria, found the paper, one of few such studies conducted on Indian currency.

The research paper, titled 'Screening of currency in circulation for bacterial contamination' was authored by Akshay Sharma and B. Dhanashree of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University.

As part of their study, the researchers each collected 25 samples of currency notes and coins, using a random sampling technique.

Responsible for diseases

Microbial screening showed that a surprising 96 per cent of coins and 100 per cent of the currency notes were found to be contaminated with different bacterial species. Of these, three pathogenic species — Staphylococcus aureus,Klebsiella spp and Escherichia coli – were found to be responsible for various gastric and respiratory diseases.


Tests showed that the bacteria were considerably resistant to commonly used antibiotics. For instance, S. aureus showed 100 per cent resistance to penicillin, while 50 per cent of Klebsiella spp were resistant to piperacillin. E. coli was resistant to ampicillin and piperacillin.

Bacteria such as Klebsiella spp. were known to cause hospital-acquired infections, and are most commonly involved in respiratory tract infections.

The paper advised medical professionals and food handlers, in particular, to sanitise their hands after handling currency to prevent cross-contamination.




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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sports Preview shows - Mediocre Media and those mean men...

Too sick of watching the match previews on the eve of CWC2011... Esp the news channels like timenow, NDTV they hardly look appealing and are only concentrating on doing something flashy and filmy with all those nonsense comments and catch lines so mediocre written by mediocre ppl....

Even roping in those old hogs seems hardly helping it improve its content... Boria Majumdar (funny sports beureu journo) a self-proclaimed cric geek just goes on spitting watever comes across his mind claiming he has gotten some kinda heavenly dawn... Mandira trying so hard to luk cute and so pathetic in her all reavealing attire with those few gud oldtimes who themselves are trying hard to put to words whatever they think.. coz these crazy media maniacs would try to make miles out of every minute.... Dean jones is another hilarious piece of shit... Prof. Deano as they fondly call him... SOmehow the fiery batsman from OZ had gotten so deep into the shit which only goes to show how unsuccessful could he so as to stop commenting and running (acting rather) sports preview shows....

Sidhu however still seem to maintain his lordliness yet attracting his fans with all those siddhuisms...

Well the names goes on and on for its the time for all these bugger to reap whatever they did or did not sow... As long as indian ppl are so fond of gossips in sports irrespective of the veracity of the content these media preview shows gonna fish out for TRP's with those hard liners claiming whatever they hardly know of..

However ironic as it may sound it is a very evident truth that media is hardly ethical and loyal these days and are running for mere money than for the spirit of the journalism.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Another chance.. too close to be lost...

Hey guyz...
Just to update you all, I just am in pursuit of perhaps what could be one last chance to trek along the valleys to my dream....

Wish me luck guys... for im on a run-away train with just hope left in me to get back to where it all begun.... Just for a chance to start it all-over again...

Will update ya all soon.....  as to whether i did made it or flunked is as if by habit...