fasam #1

All about fasam and some more.

  • Fasam is the way of life
  • Fasam is not an octopus
  • Fasam has a sense of humour´╗┐
  • While in darkness, fasam shows you the way. Also, he can lead you to salvation, too. <Citation needed>
  • Fasam gave humans the power to extrapolate
  • Fasam is Eric Clapton <Citation needed>
  • Fasam was the one with the idea of free software movement
  • Fasam laughs on your jokes
  • Fasam is watching us, all this while
  • Fasam likes you
  • Fasam uses linux and vim editor <Citation needed>
  • Fasam doesn’t care
  • Fasam is everything from nothingness. It is the immortal relationship between 0 and infinity. It is that singularity which created this universe.
  • Fasam is above all
  • Fasam is like fasam(not a male or a female). You don’t ask that question.
  • Rajnikanth believes in fasam
  • Fasam loves prime numbers
  • Fasam knows no religion. Infact, he knows nothing as he doesn’t care
  • All fail fasam
  • Long live fasam, oops, it is immortal!

Also thanks to Tapan Pandita for enlightening me about things related to fasam.

Good night fasam!

The kid

Yesterday evening while returning back to IITB, I found that even after like 5 bus stops(or more) had passed, the seat besides me was vacant. I looked around and the bus was pretty much filled. Not that, I wanted someone seated besides me but still the thought was stacked in somewhere in my mental stack as to why wouldn’t someone consider sitting besides me(also I was seated halfway from the start.) while I continued reading(a book called – “Philosophy of Mathematics”). “Maybe it’s my beard or my mustache”, I said to myself.

After a while(yeah obviously, not sitting besides me is a worse option than standing) an old (probably Maharashtrian) lady sat besides me with a very small kid (wondering how small? – yeah he still had 270 bones and “cried” to convey what he wanted) The kid was very energetic and keenly observing everything around, trying to grab things, put them in his mouth, be extremely unstable, fussy, unsatisfied, searching, learning and most importantly watching. Learning entirely through what they see. Just purely interested in watching and learning. The amazement on seeing something new and eyes wide open or perfectly shut. No double standards. Pure.

After sometime, the baby started crying and moving randomly as if it was searching for freedom, wanting something. The old lady didn’t know. Some woman standing behind tried to make faces and made the baby smile for exactly 12 seconds. After that, it started crying again. Extremely irritated by something, not known. Then after sometime it faced me for the first time. I looked at him and smiled. He at once smiled back. He stopped crying at once and it lasted more than 12 seconds! “Maybe it’s my beard or my mustache”, I said to myself. Well, then I asked myself, where was I? I had 3 women, an old lady carrying the kid and the kid itself all staring at me at the same time, all waiting for me to do something, something magical which will keep the kid smiling(or at least not cry). I clapped and waved my hand to the kid and he continued smiling. This kid was a keen observer and unlike most, his view didn’t change, I was clapping and making sound with my fingers, but after some time, he stopped following my weird sound-making attempts. He concentrated way too much on things. As I was sitting on the “window-seat” the kid started looking at the fast moving vehicles outside the window. Ohh, he was very amazed! His eyes wide open and unmoving. Then he started making attempts to catch the cars by actually jumping out on me and trying to grab the cars as they pass by! This act was magical. He did for a long time and finally paid attention to me, and I at once smiled. He noticed, I was reading something and then he looked at me, then looked at the book and then again looked at me; as if he was trying to ask me what I was reading. Again, that stare. After that, he got a bit naughty and started pulling my kurta. The old lady by then had some smile on her face (after the initial trouble) and she was trying her best to keep the kid away from pulling my kurta!

Mumbai rains

Well, I have been noticing the climate in mumbai since the past year. I don’t know if Global warming is a truth or a scam but definitely, i am a firm believer of climate change. Mind you, they are different as against the media junkies who use it interchangeably. Read this.

Well, coming back to the topic; I am predicting that this year(2010) monsoons will hit Mumbai anywhere in between 5th May and 15th May. Since the past year I have observed that the standard Indian seasons have shifted back by about 20-25 days(I feel so because, I have almost spent 23 years in Mumbai). So I hope we see those early showers.

PS: Any meteorologically-expertified comments are welcome!

Food for thought #1

Some food for thought! Consider this hypothetical situation and spend some time thinking on its dynamics.

Consider two identical snakes (identical length, color and everything else you can think of) Now, what will happen if both snakes start eating each other from their tail at the same time with a constant rate of swallowing(or velocity, i hope you get it)? It is interesting to just imagine the situation.

Think about it.

I discussed this with many people on the mess table in my hostel. Many smiled abruptly with a tinge of amazement somewhere on their faces. Many tried to bring out cases or giving smart ass answers but the run-away common answer was like – a black hole would be created at center point of the symmetry of whatever shape(circle) they make.

(assume a circular trajectory along which they devour each other)

PS: If you have any arguments do comment or buzz me personally!

todo list!

A glimpse from amongst the thousands of things, randomly chosen using the Mersenne Twister random number generator algorithm. Phew!

  1. Win two nobel prizes in economics back-to-back
  2. Dominate Earth
  3. Have banana milkshake
  4. Watch a movie alone in a theater
  5. Visit Las Vegas and participate in WSOP
  6. Learn tennis and win against Federer fans
  7. Make 160 palladins in 40 minutes…Contact me for the recorded game
  8. Go on a date with a not-so-good-looking-ugly-intellectual-blabbermouth girl and actually listen to what she’s saying while dining(if dining or doing whatever)
  9. Compose a song
  10. Create the Indian south park
  11. Get a job
  12. Have a bath
  13. Climb up a coconut tree
  14. Get interviewed by any non-DNA newspaper
  15. Direct and write a movie and atleast get nominated for the oscars
  16. Have Thai food
  17. Steal speakers from room no. 238
  18. Be a billionaire
  19. Learn driving
  20. Sue Zubin Mehta for name infringement
  21. Become spiderman(yeah all the batman fans, its easier to be a batman but difficult to find the correct radioactive spider…i like challenges)
  22. Have a team of around 50 and go beg at the marine drive and have burgers with the money you earned there…..huh…who are all in??
  23. Read Maximum city
  24. Profess a self-made religion(will most likely be named Tuzuism)
  25. Go bird-watching in the woods
  26. Go bird-watching to Chandigarh
  27. Build a device for assisting reading at night!(It will be a stand kind of a thing with book holder and a small bulb with adjustable distance and many more facilities worth your money :) Launching soon..
  28. Hack into the iitb asc system and change my grades
  29. Get a job!….ohh God, is it so seriously up there in my brains..
  30. Buy new Jeans
  31. Tell 5 girls, i “love” them
  32. Decide which one’s better, South park or Big bang theory
  33. Be an otologist, paleo-anthropologist, pharyngologist and lastly an eschatologist
  34. Laugh at some unknown person for no reason
  35. Eradicate mosquitos
  36. Spell “mosquitoes” correctly
  37. Write a blog post on 17th May 2009
  38. Convince a girl to have a TED&ROBIN pact with you