Monday, March 31, 2008

Man - Wheel - Sun

Viewpoints, originally uploaded by BombDog.

Flickr pics (like TED talks) are another great way to look and find interesting stuff and as the pic title syas .. Viewpoints. Great Shot!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dummies Guide to US Elections - Part 9

following up on Part-8, its been since I posted about hillary-obama .. and looks like its not gonna be resolved anytime soon. Here are some hilarious clips for MadTV.. enjoy .. the drama continues....

The new democratic woman of the year - Barack Obama :D and the singing .. brilliant.. don't worry about baby!

Fired Up.. folks we have hope.. hurray :) .. Oooooooprah

Barack Rapping up :D

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Living in a different time zone

Its almost 3:30 AM and as per my time zone, it feels like late evening only. My day n night timings are totally messed up. Party due to the fact that I have my first year transfer report deadline end of this month and it needs loads of amount of writing. After that, I really need get back to normal schedule (did I say normal??) or rather synchronize with other people's normal schedule.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Power to choose Who we Are: Talk of a Lifetime

One of the best talk I have even seen, I even took down notes while watching it. Excerpt from TED:
"Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story of recovery and awareness -- of how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another."

We are energy beings connected through the consciousness of our right hemisphere in the brain as one human family. And our left hemisphere thinks in language and connects our internal world to the external world.

WE HAVE the power to choose - WHO WE ARE

Another interesting talk about religion and its true meaning and how we have changed it for our greedy means.
Excerpt: "Karen Armstrong talks about how the Abrahamic religions -- Islam, Judaism, Christianity -- have been diverted from the moral purpose they share to foster compassion. But Armstrong has seen a yearning to change this fact. People want to be religious, she says; we should act to help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help her build a Charter for Compassion -- to help restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine."

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

% Indians Around

A recent article via Times of India, gives various interesting figures, here is the list:
  • 12 % of scientists in the US are Indians
  • 38 % of doctors in the US are Indians
  • In NASA, 6% or almost 4 out 10 scientists are Indians
  • 34 % employees at Microsoft
  • 28 % at IBM
  • 17 % at Intel
  • and 13 % at Xerox are Indians
  • 20 % of gold in the world is used by Indians
On the other hand, another article states:

1 out of 5 Indians can't spend 12 Indian Rupee (0.29 Dollar cents or 0.19 Euro cent) a Day. It implies that 16.3 crore (163 Million) people in the country spend less than Rs 12 per day representing 14.7 of the total population.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Information Craving

TED talks always amazes me, things I don't know of and people telling their stories. Its information which makes me think of things I'm not aware off. And TED talk always give me that information. Somehow its also related to my work and I can look to my work in a different perspective (liking for ones own work is always good), which is "Looking for information in data" and sharing that information. Thanks TED for letting me seek beauty.

Architect Moshe Safdie digs deep into four extraordinary projects to talk about the unique choices he made on each building.

the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched.

Illustrious jugglers the Raspyni Brothers show off their uncanny balance, agility, coordination and willingness to sacrifice (others)

Saturday, March 01, 2008