IISc Mess Subsidy Protests

Apr 11, 2014

On Thursday, April 10, the students of IISc protested the administration's proposal to cancel the mess subsidy. I myself participated and was witness to the proceedings. Here is a short account of the events of the day and a comparison of various newspaper reports on the incident.

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Like Frogs in a Well

May 23, 2013

Simple visualizations (such as the one shown in the figure) of this curvature, typically appeal to a 2D fabric of space curved into a third dimension by the presence of a mass such as the earth. This curvature creates a three dimensional "well" into which other masses fall, thus resulting in what we perceive as gravity.

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Frogs, Humans and the Radio

Oct 01, 2012

…in effect, SSB radio is like shouting above the din of the noise existing in the band. The noise always exists in the band, and in order to be heard, one must shout above the noise.

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On the Power Crisis

Feb 13, 2012

Now, unless people really start understanding the underlying environmental issues, and take action, nothing is going to happen. It is time to be self-reliant, find our backbones, and get started shaping our own futures. A much better idea than depending on spineless governments, methinks.

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Fractal Antennas for Solar Power

Jan 10, 2012

Suppose fractal antennas which can operate in the visible light region could be designed and fabricated, we could have fractal antennas on top of all buildings to absorb solar power instead of using solar panels!

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Laminar Flow

Nov 16, 2011

If the universe was all laminar flow, and if God was the stirrer, could he just reverse time by stirring backward?

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Google and the Classroom

Aug 21, 2011

It is true the average classroom is a really boring place to be in especially when the teacher is unable to effectively deliver the content. And when students find that their questions don't get satisfactory replies, they lose interest and enthusiasm. But there is also another important factor involved - the Internet.

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No End to This

May 18, 2011

One generation passes and another comes. And another… And another… Each more discontent with the ways of their fathers… For fathers and sons tend to work that way…

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The Dimension of Time

Feb 14, 2011

One has had the strangest ideas in the past, one still has strange ideas in the present, and one surely will have stranger ideas in the future.

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Memory

Jan 30, 2011

We ourselves grow older because every experience we have had has left us changed. We have been modified. We are not our old selfs anymore. For the better or for the worse, we have changed.

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Endless Recursion

Jan 16, 2011

Either you see it as the absolute infinity, where "the real truth" is infinite-dimensional and beyond one's comprehension. Or the infinity as in undefined, where something as "the real truth" does not exist.

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Of Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

Jan 11, 2011

…prophecies, forecasts and predictions, like measurements, are only self-fulfilling and are not pictures of "the real truth"… And for that matter, is there a "real truth"?

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