Beyond ages

The perilous time for the most highly gifted is not youth. The holy sensibilities of genius — for all the sensibilities of genius are holy — keep their possessor essentially unhurt as long as animal spirits and the idea of being young last; but the perilous season is middle age, when a false wisdom tempts […]

Roshni : an ability for the disabled by Shiveesh Fotedar #kindnessmatters

On joining IIT for research and work, I primarily focused on how to build my design portfolio. There I met Dhruv, a differently abled person with a congenital hearing loss. He became my inspiration. Because of him kindness welled up inside me and my respect for the differently abled  grew. He became my friend and […]

Beauty

Might I suggest that the phrase* ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ be contextually elaborated in brief, since here its being put in print for circulation, that to with so much belief having drawn much inspiration from it.  Please correct me if I’m wrong, from my understanding what you mean to convey is in order […]

Vienna and Paris

S’il vous plaît trouver les photos ci-joint. Bon visionnement! Merci et salutations Cordialement     Whenever you get the time, do see these through all the pictures without having heard the music below. Then see them withthe music in the link below & let me know if you felt differently in your heart.  Vienna Blood / Viennese Spirit – Historical anecdote for Musical Apprectiations.   […]

Renoir

Renoir was the greatest painter of women since, Rafael & he painted no woman as often as the great love of his life Madame Aline Charigot. This seated bather from 1884 is my very personal favorite from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. Isn’t she just absolutely lovely and charming ? Today, they would […]

#KindnessMatters

UNESCO MGIEP has initiated an International Youth Campaign on Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals. The purpose of this Campaign is to mobilize the world’s youth to achieve the 17 SDGs through transformative acts of kindness. People from all over the world are sharing their acts of kindness. UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for […]

Leonard Bernstein

From my musical mentor….. “Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic stand among his greatest achievements. These televised programs introduced an entire generation to the joys of classical music.” http://www.leonardbernstein.com/ypc.htm FYR All transcripts of the programs linked below are available on the link above in the “Scripts” tab… happy reading & listening […]

Erik Erickson

Today is reserved for Erik Homburger Erickson. He was a German American psychoanalyst known for his famous theory of psychological development. His most famous becoming is coining the term identity crisis. He lacked a bachelors degree yet was instrumental in providing education at some prestigious institutes like Harvard. He is the 12th most cited psychologist […]

The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

Stored away in the rare-book library at Yale University is a late-medieval manuscript written in a cramped but punctilious script and illustrated with lively line drawings that have been painted over, at times crudely, with washes of color. These illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of heavy-headed flowers that bear no relation to any earthly […]

Superintelligence : Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Currently reading this book….and is not an easy book at all 😉 Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” argues that true artificial intelligence, if it is realized, might pose a danger that exceeds every previous threat from technology—even nuclear weapons—and that if its development is not managed carefully humanity risks engineering its own extinction. Central to this […]

Parerga and Paralipomena

“Philosophy is a science, and as such has no articles of faith; accordingly, in it nothing can be assumed as existing except what is either positively given empirically, or demonstrated through indubitable conclusions.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer – Parerga and Paralipomena Insomnia, sometimes, makes me think at some books I’ve read, also brings back some Mozart sound-waves….especially […]

Russian Special Corps of Gendarmes, circa 1890

The Special Corps of Gendarmes was the uniformed security police of the Imperial Russian Army in the Russian Empire during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main responsibilities were law enforcement and state security. The responsibilities of the Gendarmes also included the execution of court orders, pursuit of fugitives, riot control, and detainment of […]

Mobius strip

The Möbius strip — sometimes called the Möbius band — is named after mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius, who came up with the idea in September 1858. Curiously, German mathematician Johann Benedict Listing independently developed the same idea a few months earlier in July 1858. Unfortunately for Listing, one of the most famous surfaces […]

Physicists create Star Wars-style 3D projections — just don’t call them holograms

They may not technically be holograms, but they’re pretty impressive: Researchers have created moving 3D images that are viewable from any angle. The technique, called volumetric display, comes from the lab of Daniel Smalley at Brigham Young University. Smalley’s team uses two sets of lasers—one traps and moves a particle around, while the other projects […]

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by: Robert Cialdini

Everything Dale Carnegie accomplished regarding individual influence, Robert Cialdini has equally achieved on the topic of mass influence. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion offers an exceptional scientific look into the realm of persuasion backed by substantial logic and examples. Based on the premise of society’s need for quick solutions for analyzing an abundance of issues […]

Volumes

“Volumes” is an experimental art film by Maxim Zhestkov using physics-based particle animation. Waves and unseen forces send billions of color-changing particles aloft in the film. The motions – especially the way the particles seem to tear themselves – are reminiscent of a complex fluid, like yogurt. These substances have both liquid-like (viscous) and solid-like […]

Positron

August 2 is reserved to the positron On this day in 1932, Caltech physicist Carl Anderson discovered the positron, the first particle of antimatter to be identified. Anderson had not set out to hunt antimatter. He had built a cloud chamber to determine the composition of cosmic rays, high-energy particles that rain down from space. […]