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Srinivasa Ramanujan: Indian mathematician

Srinivasa Ramanujan: Indian mathematician

A leading Indian daily started a series on not so ordinary Indian people just before the Independence day on August 15th. On the d-day, ex Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam wrote a piece and talked about Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the greatest mathematician of current times, from the land that created zero. He is the [...]

Quote: Working together

Quote: Working together

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford

Definition of a Sikh and Sikhism

Definition of a Sikh and Sikhism

Who is a Sikh? Please listen to my podcast on this topic: Punjabi: Download English Translation: Download

Internet censorship and loss of privacy

Internet censorship and loss of privacy

An excellent essay by Bruce Schneider on government organized initiatives worldwide to reduce internet privacy and for censorship. There is also evidence that criminals can (mis)use such infrastructure for their own purpose. Please click here to read.             Every year brings more Internet censorship and control — not just in countries like China and Iran, [...]

Recursion: my two cents

Recursion: my two cents

A lot has been written on the use of recursion in computer programming, yet it remains one of the least understood aspects – especially for beginners. Having visited the Wikipedia page on recursion, I believe the text is hard to understand, and the examples are forced: there is no reason to use recursion to solve [...]

Evolution of the Eclipse

Evolution of the Eclipse

Having witnessed 5 solar eclipses, one of which was a totality – over a period of 14 years, and having read about the one from 1980, I am going to try and chronicle how the eclipse viewing has changed over the past 29 years. The photo at the top shows a normally busy income tax [...]