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2012 in review-The WordPress Report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get … Continue reading

Visit to Belur & Halebidu

Visit to Belur & Halebidu

I just got back last night after an awesome 3-day trip to Chikmagalur in Karnataka. We stayed at ‘Hidden Valley’-which is about 10 kms away from Chikmagalur town and ended up mostly visiting places of some religious significance. The first day was spent visiting the twin temples of Belur and Halebidu. Belur was about 20 … Continue reading

Look out for these :)

Last night I got this forward sms from a friend about the 4 ‘looks’ of life or rather the four things you should be looking out for. I liked the sms and thought I’d share the idea here.. 1) Look Back: It’s always important and useful to remind ourselves now and then of where we … Continue reading

The Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle

The Pareto Principle is a general observation that most things in life aren’t distributed evenly. The 80-20 rule or Pareto principle as it is known today came about after an Italian economist Vilfred Pareto, made the observation that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. More generally, it can … Continue reading

The ‘Knight’s Tour’ Problem

The ‘Knight’s Tour’ Problem

The Knight tour is a mathematical problem where through a sequence of moves according to the rules of chess, a knight placed on any square, moves across the board visiting each square exactly once. The swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler is credited with coming up with the first suitable solutions to this problem in the late … Continue reading

Parabrahma Temple at Oachira

Parabrahma Temple at Oachira

Today is Mahashivarathri, and being a long weekend, most of my classmates in the hostel have gone home. Last night a few of my friends and I decided to go to Oachira in the morning, to visit the famous ParaBrahma temple there. Although we have been here at Amritapuri for nearly three years, and pass … Continue reading

A vacation well spent..

The end semester exams for third year were held along with the first years and college closed for the Winter Break only on December 12th. Usually we get a 30-35 day break; whole of december and we get back to college for the next semester after new year day. College was initially scheduled to reopen … Continue reading

ACWR-2011

ACWR-2011

Our University hosted the First International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief at our Campus here from December 18-21. The Tutorials on the first day were held at the Medical School in Kochi while the next 3 days were held here.  For more info on the Conference read up  here. On the first day, … Continue reading