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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Flickr Photostream via Blogspot

Blue King Crow ButterflyChinkaras take Shelter under Flowery TreePink Flowers Bloom for Spring at Nandi ForestRed Crested Porchard at BannerughattaGrasshopper Resting on Yellow FlowersOrange Flowers of Flame
An Umbrella of Trees at Nandi ForestCrystal White FlowersNandi Mantapa next to Amrita Sarovara atop Nandi HillsRemains of Nandi Durga Palace of Tipu SultanRemains of Nandi Durga Fort of Tipu SultanLush Greenery of the Mango Tree
An Endless Dense Forest Begins at Nandi HillsA Garden Lizard atop the Nandi FortGopura of the Gavi Veerabhadra Swami Temple atop Nandi HillsDisintegrating Nandi Statue atop the Yoganandeeshwara TempleGreen Filled Path to the Butterfly Park at BannerughattaLittle Blue Bird Rules the Nandi Fort
Black Winged Stilt at BannerughattaAmrita Sarovara atop Nandi HillsHill Adjacent to the Main Hill at the Nandi HillocksEvening on the Lalbagh lakesideLittle Red FlowersStrange Tree
Here are some of the photos I had uploaded on Flickr, being shared via the new Blogger integration...

Saturday, 18 May 2013

In the spell of Charukeshi - Part 5

Can't seem to get enough of Raga Charukeshi, here is the 5th installment, as I find a few more gems, starting with a customary Malayalam movie song. Malayalam movies have embraced Charukeshi like no other it seems, and the "K J Yesudas - Lord Krishna - Charukeshi" combination seems to be just the road to heaven that one is looking for. Obviously, The great Swathi Tirunal looks to have contributed significantly to a revolution in Bhakti through raga Charukesi.

1Yadukula Murali from the Malayalam movie Puthiya Mugham:

2. Ramin Djawdi composes an excellent number for the television series Game of Thrones, with clear inspirations from Charukeshi:

3. Violin Maestros Ganesh and Kumaresh depict the rainy season in raga Charukeshi:

4. Rajnikanth acts as Sri Raghavendra in the Tamil movie of the same name, and Yesudas gets an opportunity to sing in Charukeshi:

Related Posts:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Monday, 6 May 2013

Alan Turing Tribute

"Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity. The activity of the intuition consists in making spontaneous judgements which are not the result of conscious trains of reasoning... The exercise of ingenuity in mathematics consists in aiding the intuition through suitable arrangements of propositions, and perhaps geometrical figures or drawings."

~ Alan Mathison Turing in "Systems of Logic Based on Ordinals," section 11: The purpose of ordinal logics (1938), published in Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, series 2, vol. 45 (1939)

"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."