No sufficiently distant goal is achieved in one big step. But take enough number of small steps in the correct direction consistently, and you are guaranteed to reach your destination. Recall the “digital” solution that Ajit, the archetypal Bollywood villain… Read More ›
Death and Taxes In 1789 Benjamin Franklin wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I beg to differ. Unlike the certainty of death which is imposed by nature, taxes are entirely man-made… Read More ›
As commercial airlines go, Air India is nothing to write home about. Air India ranked third-worst performing airline in the world, reported Economic Times in Jan 2017. Air India’s all-round dismal performance–customer service, timeliness, cabin service, heavy commercial losses, etc.,… Read More ›
श्री वक्रतुण्ड महाकाय सूर्य कोटी समप्रभा निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्व-कार्येशु सर्वदा॥ Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam KuruMe Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥ “O one with the curved trunk and immense body, one with the brilliance of ten million suns, please… Read More ›
My friend Keith Hudson passed away in England today. He was 82 years old.
We humans instinctively categorize, especially people. We are amateur primitive set-theoreticians. There are infinite ways to categorize people since humans have a humongous number of characteristics. Consider the categories of people who award prize and people who win prizes. In… Read More ›
A comp sci joke claims that there are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary numerals and those who don’t. Being a former computer science student myself, I find it tickles my funny bone.