Monday, November 22, 2004

The Worst Jobs in Science

Popular Science has this nice (second) article about The Worst Jobs in Science. It is a very nice read.. and you feel sad .. sometimes happy that yours is not one of them. Although I do feel like a Computer Help Desk Person every once in a while.

Does being a graduate student count?

If you think your job is worse... post a comment here :-)


Saturday, November 20, 2004

Second Nature: Last show of the sem.

Hi all,
Just back from ground zero, where I witnessed the last show of Second Nature Improv Comedy for this semester. Well, if you do not know them yet, read this post.

As always, they had great games for us, starting with the story "Sleeping Beast" (my suggestion :-] )and going on to make a nice shakespearian play about a strange couple, among a bunch of other games, including one involving two members of the audience and Mount Rushmore. My favorite game is still the one in which the scene moves with the outgoing character (really loved Nick's style of "diggin' through" the scenes).

Today we also wished David a good life in the Czech republic (he won't be at USC anymore :_[ ) and sang Happy Birthday to John in Czech!! I must the say the cake that Jaimey had brought was nice, although she has made it clear that she is not a baker(ess).

So Clay, Evan, Nick, Jaimey, David, Eddie, John, Jacquie, Jacob and the two new members of the gang whose names I cannot remember, thanks for making my friday evenings laughter-filled and best wishes for your finals.

Be back soon 2nImprov, we are going to miss you!!! (how abt a special session in the middle of final's week ;-) )

Your Fan.
P.S. Nick actually knows my name!!!! How much cooler can life get B-)

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Ladder Theory !!

Found this interesting way to model relationships!!
Ladder Theory Master Page....
any comments, dear readers???

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Robots to rid us of cockroaches

This is what I have been waiting for!! report about Robots to rid us of cockroaches (November 16, 2004): "They say they will soon be using robots to stop sheep jumping off cliffs and to encourage chickens to take exercise."

Isn't that interesting....

beware world... the robots are coming!!!!

am I the only one who is scared :-?


Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Interactive Map Of India!!

I saw this site which has interactive maps of India. Pretty cool. Nice to see something like mapquest finally taking shape in my motherland!
Way to go people!
P.S. Thanks to Gaurav for forwarding me the link.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Second Life : Your World. Your Imagination.

I came across this site called Second Life today. Apparently this is an alternate online world... nice to know that...

Or is it actually "third life" ?? are "we" already living in a virtual world???


think.. and post ur replies!!

BTW.. Happy Diwali!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

101 things you can do in Mozilla

Since Firefox 1.0 got released today, it is only fair to link to 101 things you can do in Mozilla.

get firefox!!!!

Feel free to post ur comments/experience with Firefox here.. and remember, if you ever need free tech support on Firefox.. send me an IM on animesh_pathak @ yahoo messenger!!


Saturday, November 06, 2004

I was hungry for a day - so that someone doesn't have to

Hi all,
I participated in the USC Muslim Student Union's fast-a-thon on Thursday November 4, 2004.
The proceeds went to help organizations that help put food on the plate of people who cannot afford them.

It was nice to be in a mosque... it was my first visit. Also the fasting was a nice thing to do... cleansing one's body... also feeling the pain of hunger.. so that we can appreciate other's pains.

It was also nice to hear the speaker talk about the significance of fasting across religions. I also told some christians about the various types of fasts we have in hinduism.

Last but not the least, the food was AWESOME!!! the sweet called "baklawa" was just too good!

Diwali Culture show on sunday at 7pm... wish us luck!!!


Thursday, November 04, 2004

Let's remember the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

Please visit
Timesofindia > 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots

TOI has a nice feature about the riots... reminds us that no violence is good.. no matter what the justification.. kudos to the sikh community for rising from those ashes like the phoenix.

Here's hoping for a peaceful future..


Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Free-for-all in Orissa House

The Indian Express has an article about what happened recently in the Orissa assembly.. makes me hang my head in shame... chappals in the state assembly!!!
What do you feel about this? Please leave a comment.