Monday, March 21, 2011

A strange Black Swan. . . ! :)

Hi pa!

i know you may laugh at it; i too did initially, till... 
...till. . .i began hearing it laugh at me..!! :)

Here it is...a pattern that emerged by sheer chance...or in short, serendipity..!

I was shocked & amazed at HOW it looked like a mysterious, tantalizingly beautiful SWAN...!! :)

And before you laugh it off as a random cellection of numbers & symbols, let me assure you otherwise...!

It is actually the exact expression, or, a short-cut if you want, to compute the sum of the first 'n' natural numbers, with each raised to the power of 100

Yes, you 'heard' it is the value of : {Click to see it as a larger image}

And you might be surprised to know that I had to toil more to get the above summation equation than the below expression...!! :)

Anyways, here she is. . . my beautiful Black Swan...! :)

"Why can't I  too recognize/find visual patterns in beautiful numbers..?? :-/
Certainly, if our ancestors could find our so-called 'constellations' by sheer co-incidence like the Big Bear(Ursa Major), the Hunter (Orion), Scorpius(Scorpion), The Bull(Taurus) et al, then, I too can ( & shall)...! :)"
~R. . . 

[Click on it, to view it better...]

Love & Best wishes,
the boy in "rags"


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Reflect upon this...!


I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see, I swallow immediately.
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike
I am not cruel, only truthful –
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.

Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me.
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.

:- Sylvia Plath

PS: I felt the beautifully abstract, 'minimalistic' painting above was tailor-made fer this gem of a poem I wanted to share. It was done 'extempore' (that too on MS-Paint!) by my dear friend Prasidhya Sridhar. Thanks a lot fer her allowing me-moron to use it here! :-)

Sylvia Plath was a beautiful lady who wrote verse that is filled with great sensitivity & a keen observation of Life & its vagaries. Sadly, she ended her life due to depression when she was only 31. :-(

Anyway, hope you liked this poem pa..? :)

Take care, & keep REFLECTING. . . :)

Love & Best Wishes,
The MiRRoR in "rags"
Planet Earth

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A gem on Dreams...


Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams 
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

:~ Langston Hughes  
Love & Best Wishes, 

The Dream(er) in "rags"...
Planet (H)eart(H)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thanks to Mommy :)

A cup of Tea,an idea,and...voila! :)

Yesterday…as I was getting ready to go home early, I got stuck up with some office-work, & ended up having to wait for almost an hour for a bus in which I could jostle & finally reach home…

Not surprisingly, mom was peeved at me for not being home “on-time” ;she waits fer me everyday, just to have a tea with me...!
{My Pappa does not drink tea or coffee. And that leaves only me fer her company…!}

But soon, seeing how tired I was, her anger melted & turned to affection, and before I knew it, I was sitting before the TV with a steaming cup-o’tea, dunking & savouring bread slices, regardless of the fact that it was almost dinner time for the rest of the world.. :)

And then, I had dinner with Pappa & Mommy, but during dinner, there was talk about the world, & various countries, etc. And Mommy became especially curious to know if we could easily get every country’s name, along with its capital-city. 
She seemed impressed at first when I told her the place where my dear friend Siva Prasanna is currently staying, called Dar Es Salaam, is the capital of Tanzania in Africa. She then suspiciously asked if I knew all the countries & capitals of the world, or if I was just bluffing. Hahaha. Nobody seems to believe me-moron..? :(

That’s it...! :-)

The unexpected cup of tea, and my Mommy’s curiosity had their effect…!

I quickly ran into my room, to my lappie…& came up with a 2-line (yes ! Just 2 lines!!) code which created this magical image… J

It has a list of 237 countries, their capital cities & their flags & even their shapes respectively...!

{Click on it..., better save it & SCROLL & view with a program like Google's Picasa..!! J}

I know...the image doesn't even appear at its normal size right..? 
Thanks a ton to a few of my friends fer pointing it right away to me-moron. 
"Only your real friends tell you when your face is dirty.", as my one of my oft-quoted saying (a Sicilian proverb) goes.:-) 

Here's the LINK fer the image to download & view properly..! :)

The strange thing is, I took hardly 5 minutes to cleverly set up those 2 lines…but took an additional 20 minutes to get my CRAZY COLORs, FONTS, etc…! J

Some interesting points to note:
  1. The font I wanted ( & managed to get!) is simply country number 138 J
  2. The map of Egypt (number 60) has a near perfect right angle…looks like a right-angled triangle… J
  3. The flag of Isle of Man (number 100) is so interesting, and unusual.

This then, is THANKS to YOU Mommy...!! :-)

Love & Best Wishes,

The boy in 'rags'
Planet Earth
"The best academy-a mother's knee."
:- James Russell Lowell

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Five elements !!


At-last, I have been able to "write out" this GEM, and thankfully, this time, not in a notebook in my scribbly hand-writing...!! :)

Please take a Behold the Beauty Below...:)
(Oh...nice alliteration there! :) Hmmm... :))
[ And Click it if you like..! ;-) ]

Like the five cosmic elements of the Greeks, or the ancient Indian system of seeing the Cosmos as being composed of Pancha-bhoothas (ಪಂಚಭೂತಗಳು--see this link), this lit'l equation, also known as Euler's Identity, somehow manages to unite 5 lovely "elements" in one place..!

(a) Euler's number e,

(b) a mystical element i (square root of -1) frem the Complex World..(like Ether..?? :) ),

(c) Unity (1),

(d) Nothingness (Zero--), and

(e) To top it all, a Pi, the transcendental number that makes the World & so many more things (go) ROUND ! :P

Really, an awe-inspiring beauty indeed..!!
Love & Best Wishes,
The moron in 'raghu',{Planet Earth

PS: How nice that even 'raghu' & "moron" have 5 (a Prime!!) characters apiece in them...! :)