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Read this-agirlcalleddivya If you are guy, you would definitely relate it. If you are girl , you would definitely relate to it too- but this time from the other end. It rekindled some of many best memories about high school. The days when you had to polish your shoes, cut your nails and there were fellow students like you who checked whether you have groomed properly. How shameless!. It sometimes makes me feel ashamed to note that I was one of the shameless lot who checked all these petty things.

My school lacked good looks not only int its facade but also amongst it women. It was really an apology for a coed environment. Girls are the single most important thing that attracts you, when adolescence is in its infancy in you. Especially the good looking ones. I have never cared to stand in front of the mirror and stare whether I was really upto it but I wanted to see, talk and listen to good looking women. This was primarily the reason I never interacted with girls in school – Lack of goodlooking women -period. Although these past eight years have refined my thinking and made me a lot wiser, I smirk at those days in school when we ranked the top girls in school and we would find it really hard to extend it beyond five and the list would grow to ten if we included some of the teachers. Time is clouding my memory but one significant figure(pun intended) that I remember, as I attempt to see through the haze was my Biology Madam. She was really a whiff of fresh air in a subject dominated by creepiness. Imagine studying the kidney of a cockraoch and the heart of a frog. She brought a new meaning to the everyday mundane activity of schoolgoing. At that point of time, she was certainly topping my list of goodlooking women in school. My impression and my understanding of Biology never changed even after her but sometimes you lose the battle but win the war- my impression of school changed. My cognizance of aspects of Biology grew but it was bound to happen with age especially in topics like Reproduction, Inheritance and Evolution. When she taught about reproduction, it was as if she was talking into my ears but I was always sucked(I meant the subject. No pun intended). In the hindsight, I think I should have proposed to her to add a little bit of spice to my school life. But I procastinated. She was married away to some “XYZ”. I would have loved to call her husband a swine but ever since she came into my life, I became a lover of animals and I choose not to insult the animal. Thus she disappeared into the clouds of memory but I she did resurface from time to time when I used to catch a glimpse of her smile, her curves and a jumping frog.

Anyways, every story has to have a moral. The moral of this one is Procastination is like Mastrubation. it is nice when you do it, bit in the end you are only screwing yourself.

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October 29, 2004 at 1:08 pm

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Boston won yesterday and put to rest the ghosts of the “Curse of the Bambino”.

Boston RedSox which is apart of the American folklore featruing in Stephen King novels, Cheers-TV Sitcom, my favorite movie – “Goodwill Hunting” and even Master Card advertisement. The experience of seeing Boston clinch the Wrold Series was indeed priceless.

At the beginning of the 2005 season, I am going to be rooting for Chicago Cubs who suffer from an equally odious curse- Curse of the billy goat

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October 28, 2004 at 6:04 pm

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BOSTON WINS!!!!!

Thanksgiving 2003- Red Sox GM Theo Epstien spends his entire thanksgiving in Curt Schilling’s couch. He wants Schill to accept a trade to the Red Sox from Arizona Diamondbacks. Schilling accepts the trade and vows to put an end to the curse haunting the Sox since 1918 by bringing home that elusive World Series.

Thus started the journey that ended today with the Red Sox clinching the World Series. Wow! What a feeling. You are always happy when Yankees, Lakers lose.. This is a different kind of happiness. A team which dreamt and executed their plans. I am having the same feeling as I had when Arizona won in 2001. Only major difference being my friends who made that an occasion hard to forget. I miss Tempe. Bay Area sucks!!!

I guess this is the year for New England. Super Bowl, World Series and American Presidency 🙂

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October 27, 2004 at 9:13 pm

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Is this for real? is the temporary title of my novel attempt. I am going to be writing full fledged starting November as other writers start on the same day as well in their quest to write 50,000 words.

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October 26, 2004 at 6:27 pm

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Watch this Space

I am going to be playing the role of an author this halloween. Not only on Halloween day, but throught the month of November. I will beBlogging my Novel as I attempt to write 50,000 words in a month as a part of National Novel writing month. I am yet to decide what I am going to write about, but I am not writing anything for weak hearts, sex crazy or techno savy. Please read it and send in your appreciation, condemnation, commiseration, consolation etc etc. I definitely hope to do a better job than the writers of Saas, Days of our Lives, Chitti etc etc who drag the story with needless cliches and an “overkill” of sentiments.

Go Sox… Three more to break the “Curse of the Bambino”. Go Devils… 5 More to go before Rose Bowl

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October 25, 2004 at 11:33 am

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Today is Saraswathi Pooja. I loved this day when I was in school as this is the only day my mom did not want me to touch the books. Isn’t it amazing to think about the number of holidays that people in India get? We have 10 state holidays in the United States. I am sure it is close to a month in India. I understand that it does happen in a country as diverse as India but I opine that it brings down the productivity a little bit. Time to declare the 5-7 most important days in the history of the country as national holidays without any bias of religion, caste etc and give five to seven days of optional holidays for people practizing a particular faith.

Anyways, to get an idea about the festival that culminates in Saraswathi pooja and also its significance, visit The Festivals of India – Dasara

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October 22, 2004 at 10:13 am

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October 21, 2004 at 6:35 pm

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Headlines

I read a headline on Yahoo the other day which could have walked right into the portals of Jay leno’s section on “headlines”. Yahoo Sports reported “Venus Conquers Sperm”. I was taken back as I thought the reporting was anachronistic as Venus had conquered the sperm( or rather its producer) a few thousand years back. For folks who did not get it, Venus is the Roman Goddess of Love and Beauty. Sperm, for those who bunked the Zoology classes in 9th grade, is the main culprit in increasing the world’s population as it leaves its heavenly abode and tries to fuse with the female egg.

Just like Mr.Leno would say in his show, for more headlines please NBC.com > The Tonight Show with Jay Leno/ Headlines

Media uses these headlines very effectively to further their sales/viewership. I once bought a Tamil newspaper which read “President Dead”. When I opened the newspaper, there was anews item dedicated to the death of the President in the last page for three lines. The President indeed was dead but it was the President of Togoland. Just in case you did not know where Togoland was, Prez Bush might now as it might be a part of coalition in the war against Iraq.

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October 21, 2004 at 5:37 pm

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JOHNNY JOHNNY YES PAPA!!!!

I am touching the rooftops as Boston wins!!! BELIEVE in BOSTON!!!! Cursed for 86 years, Boston finally and memorably comes back from 3 games behind to shove it up the Yankees a***. The House that Ruth Built has finally been shaken by a self proclaimed group of rabid, weird haired, unshaven “idiots”. Yankees, Boston showed who their daddy was?

I hope they go ahead and reverse the curse by winning that ultimate, elusive World Series. For the Yankees, this is a new record for the storied annals- bigest collapse in the history of American sports. George Steinbrenner, the kind of the evil empire will have to spend some more through his nose to get the next world series ring.

Go BOSTON!!!!!

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October 20, 2004 at 9:26 pm

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I found this in a friends blog. Isn’t it amazing how human minds think and perceive different things. I have never thought so much about diffrentiation and integration. Only thing that I knew was Diffrentiation was difficult and integration was even more difficult. I had a friend who once asked me “Why do we put that big “S” in front of the function while doing integration?”. Such was our affinity to do integral and differential calculus. But they are always guys who thought about it too much and bumped up the class average. Do you think the author of the following could be one such anti-social element. Read this fully and you will know what an amalgam of Einstein and Socrates will be….

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I just started to think about Differential and Integral calculus and started to relate it to the real life.Again don’t ask why? May be I was meant to do that :-). Simple enough!!

The process of applying differential calculus, called differentiation, reduces higher order terms to lowerorder terms in any continuous function f(x). If y = f(x) then the differentiation of f(x) is defined as,f'(x) = dy/dx. In short words f'(x) describes rate of change of the quantity ‘y’ wrt quantity ‘x’. The basic premise is that, every human has a governing function f(x) such that f(x) is continuous. This function f(x) is unique for everyone. Every human is acts different in the same situation, as instantaneousvalue of the function with respect time is different for each person. Bothering about small things in lifeand trying to be different in various situations (in approx. terms ‘differentiation’) results in a functionof lower order.

Integration on the other hand is opposite of differentiation. An intergral of the function over a set oflimits, gives the area under the functional curve. Thus integration provides the bigger picture thendifferentiation (which is measuring anything at very small intervals of time). In other words integrationprovides us a mechanism to look at the bigger things. So if one has gain the knowledge of the integrate themselves towards God, who is infinite in capacity and benevolence. One has to try and reach the infiniteHim by focusing on higher order things. Integration of functions result in higher order functions. And itwould be common knowledge continuous application of integration would cause difficulty in integrating thesame. This can be attributed that each step we take closer to God, the next step becomes increasinglydifficult to achieve. Beyond a point a lot of sacrifices or renunciation is needed from our side to reach Him. Example, going from atheist to become a theist is easier to compared to taking the next step closer to God.

So this is something that i just thought about, please let me know your comments. It is not perfect by any chance. Anything that would enhance clarity or better understanding would be appreciated.

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October 20, 2004 at 11:44 am

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