Testimonials – The Azadian

On February 8, 2011, in Blog, irregular, by Amiya

READER DISCRETION ADVISED

I hardly ever use Orkut anymore nor do I have any intentions of using it ever, yet I can't gather enough streghth to delete the account. Reason? Testimonials - few words of love from your dear ones. Accidentally I stumbled upon the Azadian 2009-10 magazine, the annual … Read the full article

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Poverty – an Economic Perspective

On January 24, 2011, in Blog, irregular, Serious, Society, by Amiya

Money is a mysterious thing. It is the fuel on which everything runs. At times it is everything, at times its nothing. It is what creates huge dams, roads, railways and entire countries and it is what annihilates an entire civilization. Money is magical and it is what everyone desires … Read the full article

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PhD Nerds – Being on Facebook

On January 21, 2011, in Blog, PhD nerds, by Amiya

It's been a while since I posted anything after returning from a vacation from back home. Took a while to gear up. So this post is dedicated to all the grad students who added their supervisors to their Facebook profiles in an attempt to appear cool.

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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. The … Read the full article

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Because Onions are NOT for ever

On December 24, 2010, in Blog, India, irregular, by Amiya

Sharadchandra Govindrao Pawar (A Marathi Manoos),  popularly known as Sharad Pawar or 'Saheb', is considered to be the richest politician in India. For all those wondering where his riches come from here is a clue...… Read the full article

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Full Screen Flash on Dual Monitors – Patch for Chrome

On December 14, 2010, in Blog, Technology, Video, by Amiya

EDIT: With the latest version of Chrome, you may face some problem. In case it wont work right away Type "about:plugins" in to chrome, then press the little "+" sign next to details in the top right. Disable PepperFlash\pepflashplayer.dll (listed under flash) That should fix it.

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Artificial Soul

On November 17, 2010, in Blog, irregular, Philosophy, Technology, by Amiya

If you can recreate each and every neuron and its interconnections, you can (re)create an artificial brain which is exactly like ours - conscious, thinking, self evaluating, intelligent and capable of dreaming and feeling; put appropriately - an  artificial life with an artificial soul!

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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.

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IITs and the Placebo effect

On October 26, 2010, in Blog, Faith and belief, Serious, by Amiya

A country of over a billion people; India - one of the fastest growing economy in the world with an extremely large young population which is arguably the most valuable resource for the country's future. Is it not surprising that not even a single University ranks within the top 200 … Read the full article

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Collateral Shit

On September 3, 2010, in India, irregular, by Amiya

Hypothesis: Shit is disgusting, Everybody Shits; ergo everybody is disgusting!

The logic is surely flawed somewhere because we all know that everybody is not disgusting. What prompted me to write on this (shit) topic is the transition from good old lota pani to toilet paper. Now that I'm on it … Read the full article

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