Lateral Inhibition: create your own optical illusions!

On October 16, 2011, in Blog, Computer Vision and IP, Entertainment, Research, Technology, by Amiya

Before I say anything about the illusion let me ask you to take a look at it. What do you see? You may be able to see something faintly if you try really hard or if you know what you are looking for. Click on the image to reveal the hidden picture. The illusion is really cool.

Kapil Sibal unveils $35 computer – says it will change the way we compute

On October 1, 2011, in Blog, Comics, Entertainment, Humor, by Amiya

Lot of hype was being generated on the news of HRD minister Kapil Sibal releasing the $35 computer which was considered to be “Micromax Tablet killer” by respected news agencies. Finally Sibal released the prototype a little before its official release date of 5th October due to multiple requests from Apple inc. Sibal said soon every Indian will have access to this device and it will change the way we do computing!

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Who let the cats out?

On September 14, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Gallery, irregular, Nature, People and Places, by Amiya

In the recent trip to Tioman Islands in Malaysia we were bombarded with an army of lazy, hungry and depressed cats. Though I love cats and generally prefer them to dogs, these were really irritating and really pissed us off time and again. One time when we were having dinner a very pregnant cat just jumped around the table and made it impossible to eat. We didn’t have the guts to kick her; the last thing we wanted is a cat delivering half a dozen babies on our dinner table!! Finally when the waiter came to shoo it off it just dropped flat on floor signalling very clearly that she was in no mood to leave without food. To keep the memories alive here are a few shots of those inglorious bastards.

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Capturing the spirit of Chingay Parade 2011 – Singapore

On February 12, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Events, Gallery, Video, by Amiya

The Chingay Parade is an annual street parade held Singapore as part of Chinese New Year festivities. Held on the Formula One Marina Bay street Circuit Road, It was open with a Fire Party, and included the largest moving multi-ethnic performances, first travelling dance competition within the parade, a spectacular finale where thousands of performers flooded the parade ground holding candle lights and an inaugural colorful Arts Carnival.

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How to batch compress images without loss of quality

On January 15, 2011, in Blog, Entertainment, Technology, Video, by Amiya

In this youtube video I show how I compressed over 12 000 images from over 21GB to less than 2 GB for my digital photo frame. The video will tell you how to batch compress an image without any appreciable loss of quality using free software easily and efficiently.

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Arundhati Roy and Rakhi Sawant – two sides of the same coin

On October 28, 2010, in Blog, Entertainment, Serious, by Amiya

Every time Arundhati Roy’s name come up in news I feel disgusted exactly like the times when Rakhi Sawant’s name comes up. Given my poor writing skills I thought the best way to express myself will be through a picture. Rakhi Sawant and Arundhati Roy are basically the same person. Both are hungry for attention – while one uses […]

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Lost and the Pandora’s Unopened Box…

On June 9, 2010, in Entertainment, Television, by Amiya

On May 23rd Lost aired it’s season finale and more than 13 million people held their breath anticipating the end. Lost was bold in terms of prime time television, something that had never been attempted on the small screen. The fact that it kept engaged millions of viewers for six long years is awe inspiring. Each episode […]

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An open letter to Idea Care

On June 2, 2010, in Entertainment, irregular, Technology, by Amiya

Dear Sir/Madam This is regarding Idea Net Setter connection, ph. no. 9848259630 SIM no. 701200002278564 which I took from Idea kiosk Mehendipatanam, Hyderabad on 27th June 2009. The connection was activated on 30th night. Although your representative (Mr. Srinivas) warned me that the speed might me much less than the theoretical limit of 236kbps I […]

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Movies that could not make it to the Oscars

On May 17, 2010, in Entertainment, by Amiya

Stuck in the village one calls Kharagpur(KGP) , one learns more about movies than engineering. Most of the KGPians have a coherent schedule which includes night outs and sleeping all throughout the day. Those who being in KGP do not follow this are either aliens or a member of ISKON (I agree to an extent […]

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