Saturday, December 25, 2010

My lit'l *D*edication ! <3 :)

Please do "feel" this video-song...(frem West-Life !)
It's a (D/M)edication fer my Lovely Loving Ones ! In fact, it is...frem every loved one to their loving one(s)..! 

I feel, & I hope the lyrics say it oLL..!! :)
{You Raise Me Up. . .}

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;

But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be...!

Lots of LOVE & Warm regards,
i-moRon -- Rags..!

Planet Earth. . .!!
And now, fer a touching cartoon frem "Raising Duncan" by a Mr.Chris Browne

[Click on read it properly..!]

And YES ! 
Still looking fer the SONG ? :)

Click this link : You Raise me... !! 


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Women & the Universe -- sequel..! :)

Parallels between Women and the Universe...!?!

Today my dear friend Pavan was asking me about my views on Parallel Universes...! I shrugged my shoulders & said it's not a good scientific theory, since nothing about it can be easily proved/disproved by means of simple experiments--the hallmarks of a sound scientific theory. 

But thanks to his questions...i-Moron (That, would be the title of my auto-bio-graphy!! :P) suddenly remembered about my idea of writing a sequel to my previous article...& this time...list out the "parallels" of our Universe w.r.t. Women..!! :))

Without much we go..! :)
  • Both are structures of incredible, infinite complexity...! 
  • Both are the very source(s) of ALL Life...& have captured the imagination (& lives too..!! :( :) ) of we-men..!! ;) :)
  • Both are immensely mysterious; with nobody yet able to fathom the secrets they harbour...from Einstein to Freud..! Nobody ever will too..! :)
  • If provided the right kind of conditions, both are capable of giving birth/rise to bright new stars...!! :)
  • Despite their external appearance of great serenity & stability, both fact, seething cauldrons of chaos & confusion within..! In deed, it is a miracle that despite such complexity inside, they appear to be pretty order-ly outside!
  • Both seem to be beyond the grasp of scientific study/analysis! Only mystics, poets & mad-men seem to be able to "see" their true-nature. As fer normal sane men, if/when they try to do it, they too end up as mystics, poets or made-men..! :)

Again no offence meant ...please..!! :) 

Hope you liked it..& it evokes more parallels between the two..?!?
I welcome you to share them then. Hmmm... :)

Anyway, it is easier to observe women than to study we-men. Because then I would be observing frem  the outside.

Of-course, it is an altogether different challenge/exercise to meditate on our own glance within..! That Beyond All Wor(l)ds ...!! :)

Hmmmm...Take care then...& please keep smiling!

Love & Best Wishes,

The moRon in rags,
Planet Earth
And here's something frem Schulz's Peanuts to make you Smile...;) :)
[Click on the pic to be able to read properly]

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Women and the Universe ! :)

Relationship between Cosmetics and the Universe...?

Just notice this amazing thing :

...That the words cosmetics & cosmos (=the Universe)..both share a common Greek-root viz., κόσμος ("cosmos" spelled in Greek), which means "order-ly place".

The ancient Greeks believed that our Universe, or the "cosmos" as they called it, was a very order-ly, well-planned system with all the celestial bodies arranged in a great harmony. The term "cosmos" thus carried the connotation that was the exact opposite of "chaos", a state of sheer dis-order., it's easy to see what people...especially women...try to attain via their slew of cosmetic-products...!! :P . . .An attempt to mask the underlying chaos...with a layer of cosmos...!!?!? ;)) [No offence meant please..!! :) ]

Today all of a sudden, I got reminded of this observation twice...once in the office & once home...& hence, I decided to share it before I go.

Hope you enjoyed it pa..? :)

Hmmmm...Take care...n Please Smile; and Keep Smiling...

Love & Best Wishes oLL-ways,

The chaos & cosmos in rags,
Planet Earth
And here's something H(e)art-Warming to make you Smile...(or Sigh..!? ;) )
(courtesy "BC" by Johny Hart)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Purr-fect TEN !

Last month, it was just 2 days to my birth-day, a bleak Sunday. 

But still, stubborn and crazy as always, I was coming to the office, gasping  fer a place to stand in a jam-packed public bus by which I normally commute. 

Contradictory though it may appear, I was going to the office because I was feeling lonely, though I would be all alone in the office fer sure...!
[ Even when not alone, we sometimes feel lonely...and even when alone, we sometimes do not feel lonely...don't we..?? ]

And in the mêlée, I saw a poor old man struggling to stand amongst us boys & men in the bus. I silently took note of this, & at the next stop, although I jostled and managed to get an empty seat, I motioned to the old man to come sit there. 

His wrinkled eyes smiled a smile of gratitude, & he slowly made way & sat down grimacing with an expression of both relief & pain in the seat near me. He patted me & offered to take my bag, which I was juggling along with my jacket that I carry in case it would rain, but is too hot & humid to wear otherwise. But I politely refused saying "Parvaagilla Sir!'  [Kannada fer "It's ok, Sir!"]

Soon, the conductor of the bus elbowed his way into the dense jungle of people & came to me asking to show my ticket/pass...

I somehow managed to produce a Rs.10/- note frem my pocket & said "Town-Hall"...
I got the ticket, & soon enough, the passenger next to the old man got up to alight the bus.

The old man promptly 'reserved' the window seat fer me & welcomed me with a smile :)
I too smiled & sat down, & proceeded to look at the ticket, as is my usual wont...(to check if there are any Prime numbers...!!)...

And what I saw...made me almost shriek with delight...! :)

I quickly marked the ticket-number & wrote something...(the old man who was now looking on was quite amused..! )...& as for me, I just couldn't wait till I shared this with my friends...!!

I could not help but smile to my-self that SUCH a co-incidence could happen, & HOW happy i felt that I was able to recognize the pattern of numbers which lay smiling at me...!!
I could not breathe easy...I could not eat a proper lunch also that day...till I had captured a snap of it.

A day after my birthday(yes, I skipped office on Monday...due to ill-health...was feeling too lone-ly and bored...crazy me..!)...i.e., on Tuesday, I could not help but where I pestered ALL my hapless colleagues to please take a look at the ticket.

Finally, after our afternoon meeting that day, I could no longer contain my excitement.

I pleaded with my dear friend Venkat Karthik, an avid Apple fan/user, to please get me a snapshot of this ticket, before it gets lost. He kindly obliged & mailed me the image a couple of days later. 

Check out my ticket...(Thanks to Venkat's brand-new Apple i-Phone 4 ! )

Below, is the pattern which made me scribble what i did on the ticket...the ticket number, as it had turned out...has/had ALL the leading digits in the exact same sequence as 10! 
(10-factorial not 10 followed by an exclamation-sign(!) of which i bet I'm one of the heaviest users..!! ;) ), which is defined as the product of all natural numbers from 1 till 10

i.e., 10! = x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x ...9 x 10
    10! =  3 628 800

Now, let me tell you what made this ticket  SO special fer me..!
  • The price fer it = Rs.10/- .That's the exact fare frem Srinivasanagar till Town-Hall, Bangalore.
  • The Value being 10! (missing the last zero of-course..). The probability of that is 1 in 10^6, or in plain English, 'one in Million' literally & mathematically as well..!! :) Just imagine, in that tightly packed bus, with so many people buying tickets, even if another person had got a ticket before me or had not got one, then I would have missed out ON this purr-tick-ular number ! It makes me feel thrilled to simply contemplate it backwards...! Phew !  :)
  • More over, I had NO need to go to the office on a fine Sunday...! Consider the date I got this gift of a ticket! As I mentioned, I got it 2 days before my birth-day, (October-12)...which makes the date-- the 10'th...!! Yes, and that too in the 10'th month(October)...totally, 10/10/10...!  :)

All in All, it was a perfect TEN-ner indeed...!! :)

But I admit I am not at all happy about the formatting of this article--it deserves much better. 

I promise to do something (special) fer it soon..! :)

Fer now, hope this made you remember something..ANYthing...that made you feel Special & Loved...!?!?
HOW & WHY else, do you think you're reading this article..!?! :)

It's because YOU are special indeed fer me...!!..

Thanks pa...fer...always (g)Listening to me... ;):)

Are(n't) YoU.???

Lots of Love & Best wishes,
The moron in rags
Planet Earth
For the usual dose of  'Comic' on the image below ! :)
(Hope you get the nice joke in this..! :) Courtesy  of dear Mr.Jim Davis :))


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Baffling Beauty

Bamboo-zled..! <3

I won't say much.
I don't have to.
I...can't actually. 

Just click on the below, imagine & wonder...!

No one knows, how these plants communicate to each other...truly baffling, isn't it..?

the moron in rags

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Silent Spectator..

Well, was resting...watched the Dasara proceedings on TV...while having Mom-made stuff at home...

Now, mommy got some leaves of the "bunny" tree--and the 4 of us @ home exchanged "GOLD"---that's how the leaves are supposed to be treated/referred

It wud've been great fun if i was in my village...with tiny gals also draped in Sarees ( & if even younger & smaller...a towel of their farmer-papa's acting as one..! ;-) Aww... )...shyly coming over to exchange these leaves..! :)

I fer one...was smiling HOW it took 6 exchanges among we 4...since it is 4-C-2...LOL..! :)
[Mom did say---"HEY Mr..where are you LOST..?? What u worried bout..?? Huh..?" ]


Oh My! "Blind" Math against "Common-sense"..! :P

Me went out n told Mom & she vehemently said it takes only 4 exchanges...
Me explained to her animated-ly & then ran to my room & produced the following programmatically (fer my satisfaction..! ):

{{Pappa, Mommy}, {Pappa, Sis}, {Pappa, meMoron}, 
{Mommy, Sis}, {Mommy, meMoron}, {Sis, meMoron}}

That is, I created a list of ALL 4 of us...& then generated ALL Permutations of exactly 2 elements, & removed "duplicates"...thanks to the power & compact-ness of Functional Programming...! :)

Phew !! I am a bit dizzy & she got me doubting fer a moment..!

Scepticism !! 

And i gladly welcome it..! :)
{That's why, I am sometimes able to convince my Mommy-dear about the futility & stupidity of some of the things we do...! She is quite scepticism...which is the burden (& SEED !) of Science..! :) }

Lots of Love & ....nothing... :)
The moron in rags

Fer a dose of smile &'s frem the genius of Jim Watterson's Garfield.. :) 
Click on it & Smile...Pleeeeeze...??? Thank YOU..! Now, stay THAT way..! :)