Friday, January 29, 2010

[mobilePic] Eye injection done. Here is my injection uniform: -)

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Going for Eye Injection #2

I am currently on my way to get my second eye injection. Kyliemac has kindly consented to accompany me. Will be posting an updated blog post when done.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ganatantra at 60

Today, Jan 26, 2010, marks 60 years since the Indian Constitution came into effect. While there is much to be said, I would like to start by re-sharing this wonderful song, which is as inspirational today as it was in 1954, when Jagriti was released.

Moving on, here is a link to the Constitution of India, which I am sure was the result of a LOT of discussions, compromises, and heartburn 50 years ago. Am putting it here, so we can all refer to it at times when we begin our heated arguments with "according to the constitution of India..." :-).

Also, here is a link to the official Republic Day Website, video and all :).

And finally, here is a clip that (with trademark JayHind irreverence) represents the current views about the R-day. Sure, we all love seeing the parade - but what is it exactly for? Does it still serve a purpose commiserate with its expenditure (not to mention the discomfort caused to those attending, participating, and stuck in traffic jams)?

Sumeet and the Jay Hind team explore (start at 00:30). [caution: may be offensive to you, but hey, the constitution contains the freedom of speech :)]

and now, back to work, and to missing the R-day laddoos :-|

Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Year. New Resolution

The year 2009 was a very interesting and eventful one - I got a permanent job at INRIA, an eye infection which has led to a loss of central vision in my right eye, met some great new people, co-founded my own non-profit, and got some pretty good and bad news on the personal front among other things.

So, at the starting of 2010 [yes yes, this post is a bit late :)], when the whole world was making resolutions (ever wonder why gyms have new membership deals at this time of the year?), I realized what my resolution should be.

It is simple. Only two words.

Finish Stuff.

Yes, when I think of 2009, what I realize is that there were too many things that I started but could never finish, and that had been clawing at my heart. So I have begun 2010 by taking care of pending stuff. Whether they be writing book chapters, or finishing my many hobby projects.

And speaking of hobby projects, the latest flurry of pics on my blog are a result of my finishing up some long pending work on ap-pic, my very own picture hosting website, which lets me upload pictures from either my phone or my browser, and automatically posts updates on blogger, twitter, an facebook. Neat eh? :).

And now, back to finishing more things... ciao!

Monday, January 18, 2010

[mobilePic] Galette de roi, chez patricia

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

[mobilePic] It snowed again last night

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Monday, January 11, 2010

[mobilePic] Brrr in the Office

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[mobilePic] chai! Rajdhani Express Style

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010