Friday, December 29, 2006


Preshenting de very shekshy and the very toight chrishtmash tree's fazher* at my housh.

* Those that haven't seen Austin Powers, this is the time when you promptly defenestrate yourself.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Ok, no more self-deprecatory, depressing posts. Doctor's orders :)

Math foo

Will somebody explain the logic behind two negatives making a positive.

In other words, can you give me a real-life example of -2x-2 = 4, something along the lines of You have two apples, and your friend has four....

Please, this is driving me crazy.

Extinction mojo

Ever wondered why the giant panda and the indian one-horned rhinoceres are headed for extinction? Here's why!


Maslow's hierarchy, or something like it

Level 5 to Level 3 in thirteen months.

Monday, December 25, 2006

And, now what?

Merry christmas and a happy new year

A victorious roar from a well-camouflaged t-rex after it just bit off the stegosaurus's head.

Bloody gory mess at Hell's kitchen.

Friday, December 22, 2006

you run and run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking

racing around to come up behind you again

sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older

of breath and one day closer to death

Unfairness, like gravity, is fundamental to the fabric of the universe. You fall, gravity or otherwise, good or bad. There is no escaping the laws.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

On cobain, gym and mammals

A young woman in pretty blue workout outfit walks up to the treadmill next to mine and started running with a steady hindu growth rate when I was high on Cobain, singing out Come as you are.

A minute later she stops running and gives me a look usually reserved for Sitaram Yechuri and Sagarika Ghose. A few seconds later, she walks away in indignation.

A few minutes after the reason dawns on me. Repeated reference to what was misinterpreted as a mammalian characteristic.

Believe me, it was funny.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Seriously, what's with corporates and shoving philanthropy down your throat?
Why do people feel guilty to have money?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Give me a thagomiser or give me a sweet fucking christmas tree.

Delhi puts me of in a way no other city ever did. Perhaps it's its history; perhaps it's the sights and smells of delhi streets, the food, the picteresque delhi university area, or the breathtaking mughal architecture; but then, these aren't. These are reasons to love, not to hate.

It's its people, rather their passion that puts me off. Give me a break, all ye delhi folks, and grow up. That includes you and a few people from my past. It's a city. Write poems about it, love it, feel nostalgic and home-sick, talk about it, but then, stop when the person next to you can take no more.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Carpe diem

Memories are disturbing

More so if they aren't yours.

Tiny strands of squiggly wiggly memories,

Each full with their own independent shades

of love, pain, lust and smiles

Memories that make little sense,

having passed through sieves of hypocrisy

And lives constructed

uut of these proxy memories

make you feel you haven't lived.

So, fuck you all

It's my life

and I'm going to Carpe Diem

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tea has mellowed me. Death to all gaboors.

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Am off to see the Kaziranga national park, Shilong and Cherrapunji for a week, and yes, take a few interviews in a college in Guwahati.
Really hoping to see the great Indian rhinoceres.

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Friday, December 01, 2006

The unbecoming of science

It's strange that I get this link from Sudha. It talks about the "unbecoming of science".

Only yesterday, I was telling how more and more, physics feels like religion. Now, before ye asses pitch in and say But physics and religion are manifestations of the same entity, let's make it clear. They aren't. The only way in which they're related is that they aren't. Get that straight.

So, what is this unbecoming of science that we're talking about. Put literally, it's the semi-pseudo mysticism that has come to surround physics, making it sound like one of those verses from the vedas that sound really deep, but don't mean a shit.

When was the last time you were able to visualise anything in physics to a satisfactory degree? Electromagnetic waves? Gravity? Fluid dynamics? Uncertainty principle? Well, welcome to  20th century science. When you talk of the universe folding upon itself, of universe in twenty three dimensions, of tiny squiggles of energy making up the universe, and the way these things squiggle determining what particle it is, you get more lost than you were the first time you gave oral sex. It's not what you had imagined it to be.

Strong anthropic principle is another way of saying Don't ask questions. That's how things are. This is what all bad-breathed uncles tell their neices and nephews when they're asked - Is it tortoise all the way down?

Maths is the new tortoise

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