31 January 2008
30 January 2008
Peepul tree is a sacred tree. Why? Because my grandfather told me so! Even otherwise there are reasons.
But the one in our village is not only sacred but also dangerous! How to measure its height? How do we know how many houses it is going to destroy if it falls?
Think of an easiest way to measure a trees height without climbing it. It is easy. I will explain what I did to figure out if the tree is going to kill us on a stormy day!
Walking on the left side is illegal? I do not know but that saves life! All drives looked at me thinking ths guy is loose walking on the wrong side! But I was saving my ass. By walking on the left side I can see all the vehicles passing by.
So left side or right side? Which is safe? The right answer is: wrong side of the road.
29 January 2008
Buddhi is explained as "intuitive intelligence". Whatever it means, it is not mere intelligence.
A Prof said in a CBC BBC programme that gut feeling/intuition is not a crude way of decision making but is based on more sophisticated mechanism that we do not understand yet. It was shown that partial ignorance can help in better decision making! (Something my grandmother knew too!)
Logic has limits. Incompleteness theorem hints intuition might not be a bad thing at all.
Where are we heading? Other day I just realised even my head is incomplete! I could not understand whole mess about formal systems.
19 January 2008
It can be found here:
Kannada Classic - Yakshagana Gadhayudha
Dhuryodhana - Sri Gode Narayana Hegde
Bhagavataru - Divangata Sri Gundmi Kalinga Navada
My favourite padya in the entire prasanga follows the monologue:
Suyodhana ninnu duranta nayaka...duranta nayaka... naninnenu maadli yellige hoogi heege badikkolli hayayyoooo.....
Daatugedadaitaruvaa... kurukula naathananu kaanutta Sanjaya nootu... Sanjaya nootu manadolu chintisuta kaalgeragi....
I can not stop eyes going wet... a master piece...
Podavi paalaka bhagya daayakaaaa Podavi paalaka bhagya daayakaaaa nudiyadelli nedevee oorvaneeee. badive ripugalanembachalagala nudiyadagi heegaaayiteee punya palaveee....
15 January 2008
Such shocks kill our ability to react and kill also our composure. Emotions come out and they might leave us perplexed. Tendency is not to react and accept the idea.
Where does the power of the idea come from? It appears is a mixture of many things. I list them.
Complexity - there are sometimes complex and take our time before we can analyse them. Simplicity - very simple but only in the reach of lateral thinking and easily would have missed the ambit of search.
Aggressive - Beyond the accepted limit of intimidation but less than what is clearly not acceptable. Clearly bring out our gray areas.
I used the word "shadow of" because we are so much influenced by their power that we can not react with our usual abilities. There is no comeback sometimes.
How to deal with them?
Recognising that we are in the shadow is the first step. Good luck, when you are shocked next time!
13 January 2008
10 January 2008
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02 January 2008
It is said in the Indian epics that most beautiful women were black. I must tell you I have seen some of them my self :) (I mean "looked", okey?)
There are blonde hair colours, even red, my goodness, for people not comfortable with their own skin and hair. But why not black powder?
Wear black face powder, look amazing. Ponds Jasmine black powder! Let me write Ponds now!
01 January 2008
I have found myself stopping from whatever I wanted to say or do, many times. I have realised later that it would have been better, had I said or did what I intended to say or do. The first thing that comes to our heads seems to come from US: may be intution. Unless it is an extremely negetive thought such urges are a good thing to go after.
The problem is, inhibition that comes from the same US (ME actually, I am generalising to stop feeling lonely). Something tells me to keep quite, which is not so good. Following the natural urges oftentimes makes me much more useful individual and also keeps me relaxed.
All right. New Year. Happy New Year. Wait why are there 30 days in a month and 31 in many of them? Why not 27? Mess man mess. Head goes reeling if I recall that leap year thing form the Clark's Table.
Happy new year to you
Happy new year to you
Happy new year to dear blah.