Pope Benedict XVI’s resigns

I guess you must have already heard it by now. Pope Benedict XVI has resigned.He says his vast age prevented him from carrying out his duties, an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. The last Pope to resign willingly was Celestine V in 1294 after reigning for only five months, his resignation was known as “the great refusal” and was condemned by the poet Dante in (…) Read more

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The Shape of Sound

Recently, while reading Swami Sivananda’s Japa Yoga, I came across a passage of Swami talking about the shape of sound. He referred to experiments done by Margaret Watts-Hughes using a device she invented called the “Eidophone”. This to me is a really interesting discovery. I am familiar with the work done by Masaru Emoto of Japan on the water crystals and how words and writings effect the shape of crystals (…) Read more

Back to Basics

I’ve been doing web development for about 15 years now. I remember my first website hosted on geocities (now owned by Yahoo) and my first e-mail account (mailcity). Those days, design was limited to some basic GIF animated images and text. Photos were also in low resolution as the large ones took ages to load. Then the world wide web got bigger and bigger and websites became more sophisticated filled (…) Read more

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Steve Jobs sister on his last moments

Just read this beautiful article on New York times where Steve Jobs sister recalled the last moments of his life. The last part of the article was really beautiful. Just re-posting part of the article here… I suppose it’s not quite accurate to call the death of someone who lived with cancer for years unexpected, but Steve’s death was unexpected for us. What I learned from my brother’s death was that character is (…) Read more

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The Back of the Napkin: The Power of Pictures!

One of the most interesting books I’ve picked up this year. It came out a few years ago though. Dan Roam’s “The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures” is a book which you have to read. Although its aimed at the business world, a lot of it can actually be applied when teaching children or even using it on a day to day basis. The (…) Read more

R K Narayan

Just completed two books from R K Narayan: Swami and Friends Swami and Friends is the story of ten-year old Swaminathan, a boy full of innocence, wonder, and mischief, and his experiences growing up in the fictional town of Malgudi. He is a student at the British-established Albert Mission School, which stresses Christianity, English literature, and the value of education. Life changes dramatically for young Swami when Rajam – a (…) Read more

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