"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Into that heaven of freedom it should be our intent. ( my adaption from Rabindranath Tagores famous lines)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hema's Dance Ballet "Remembering Meera"

My wife, Hema, staged a dance ballet “Remembering Meera’ in February 2010 which in my opinion was excellent. It was extremely well received by the audience but due to some slip up, did not get newspaper reviews. The ballet was done to Classical Hindustani music. The choreography was very original and the costumes really vibrant. Here I have made a short video clip as the ballet video would take over an hour. One of the main songs which was sung by Smt Vinati Udaiyar in the ballet ,I have substituted it by the magical voice of the famous Kishori Amonkar.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dont feel sorry for yourself

Nicholas James Vujicic ( of a Serbian Family) was born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder: limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and legless but with two small feet, one of which has two toes. Vujicic was otherwise healthy. His life was filled with difficulties and hardships. Several times he contemplated suicide.However he did not give up hope. He was prohibited from attending a mainstream school because of his physical disability. However he came through and
graduated from university at the age of 21 with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning.

He is now a preacher and motivational speaker regularly gives speeches on subjects such as disability, hope, and finding meaning in life and has spoken to over three million people so far, in over 24 countries .
He learned to write using the two toes on his left foot, and a special device that slid onto his big toe which he uses to grip. He also learned to use a computer and type using the "heel and toe" method He has learned to even , comb his hair, brush his teeth, answer the phone, shave and get himself a glass of water, throw tennis balls, play some games.

Watch this Video and see if you hold back your tears.

If he can be happy, given his circumstances, we can be happy, given ours. cant we.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ronnie 0''Sullivan - the legend

I am a great admirer Ronnie O'Sulivan though I have only seen him play on TV. You can’t take your eyes off him, his movement and the way he literally commands the position of the balls in Snooker. If I had a choice to see Tendulkar and Ronnie at the same time on TV, I will take the latter and that is saying a great deal!

Ronnie O' Sullivan , nicknamed "the Rocket" ( born 1975), 3 times world champion and occupied the world No 1 player on 5 occasions is the most talented player in the history of the game according to most pundits....a 1st century break at 10 years of age, a maximum score possible of 147 at age 15 and turned professional at 16 ! O'Sullivan is right-handed, but can play to a high standard with his left hand. While not quite possessing the same power in his left arm he is genuinely ambidextrous. His style of playing is fast and attacking which with all his other qualities makes him a genius and the biggest draw in snooker.

He has had a rough life and background. His parents have both served time. His mother, Maria, for tax evasion and his father, was sentenced to 18 years for murder and is still serving term. His marriage life was also pretty bad and personally he has been guilty of many offences (e.g.: guilty of assaulting an official, drink and drug addictions abuse, poor conduct and gross misbehavior). As such he is not an Icon but a genius, he is.

Watch this 147 break (the highest break possible) in just 5 minutes. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


You can easily create a slideshow by using some of your pictures (or a simple image as I have done) on the website wwwdotslidedotcom. What I have shown below is the simplest just using my face in a jigsaw. Several effects and transitions are available there to be used fancifully. My purpose here is to introduce you to this site where a slideshow can be done and directly emailed to friends or placed in Facebook. Enjoy


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Talking Newspaper

National Talking Newspapers and Magazines was set up in 1974, serving the needs of the rapidly-growing network of local talking newspapers throughout Great Britain with the primary purpose of serving as national newsagent for blind and partially sighted people and others for whom print is not an accessible medium.Later it was instrumental in providing national newspapers and magazines in audio on tape, CD and by MP3 download, and in digital full-text format by e-mail, download and CD-ROM for visually impaired and print disabled people who find reading a strain.

It is only now that it started a new potential for advertisements, a very costly method at present.

NEW DELHI | MUMBAI:Date 21st Sepember 2010 :Volkswagen’s advertisement for its Vento sedan has become the talk of the town, literally and figuratively. On Tuesday, readers of The Times of India in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai woke up to the surprise of their newspaper ‘speaking’ to them about the Vento, the first ever advertising campaign of this type in the world.

The device was a cheap vacu formed plastic box with a photo-transistor and a speaker.
A single chip MP3 player with two button-call batteries, played the sound clip.
The open plastic box containing the embedded electronics
was closed and cemented to the newspaper with a double-sided adhesive foam sheet.

Since the idea of a talking newspaper catering to the blind and handicapped is over 35 years old and the new technology is available now, I suggest the original idea is transformed into a practical reality to help the blind and handicapped in India to be knowledgable without even the other handicapp of the language barrier.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Viewing Nebula with Celestia Space simulation program

As I said earlier I am enclosing some videos I made on this subject,in this blog.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hubble Telescope on Nebula

I will soon be placing a video on various Nebula from Celestia Program on YouTube.
In the meantime let me show you a few authentic ones taken from HUBBLEs Telescope.
Stellar "Eggs" Emerge from Molecular Cloud: Closeup of Evaporating Globules in M16
Source: Hubblesite.org
The Crab Nebula From the Ground (left) and Its Interior With Pulsar
Source: Hubblesite.org
Infrared View of Pillar and Jets HH 901/902
Source: Hubblesite.org
These are just 3 samples from HUBBLE.