Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Link Suggestions|| |
| Link Suggestions|
BusinessWeek has an article on the Rise of India.
Mahesh Shantaram's Turkey Day in Turkey travel tales.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, December 1, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/1/2003
|Greetings from SanDestin|| |
| Greetings from SanDestin, Florida|
Rental for the condo. on the beach that accepts pets: $250.00
Floatable Kong Toy: $9.99
Girly Jewelry for the Pet: $55.00
Bonding with your pet and forgetting the pain of loss of a child, priceless.
Playing with TinTin's Mind
I love to play with TinTin's mind, much to the complaints of my wife. My
claim is that it enlarges TinTin's mind during her formative weeks.
First I introduced the concept of mirrors to TinTin. The concept is not
simple as you might think. The professor who taught us computer vision used to
ask -"How come the picture in the mirror is only left-side-right, and not upside-down?"
I am trying to introduce the surround-sound technology to her by exposing her
to various repeatable sounds.
This weekend, I took her to the beach, just to introduce her examples of infinity, and to teach
why jumping from sand-dunes doesn't hurt. I am also trying to show her why some
objects float and why some others down in water.
More Entries on TinTin
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Sunday, December 7, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/7/2003
|Really Busy December Ahead|| |
| December Diary|
Note to Self: do not make any appointments for the following days
Dec 12- Christmas Party I
Dec 13 - SPI Christmas Party in Atlanta
Dec 15 - Fantasy Football Playoffs
Dec 19 - Christmas Party II and III
Dec 23 - Christmas Party IV
Dec 26 - Reunion in Chicago
Dec 30 - InfoSys Campus Visit (Link updated 1/28/04)
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, December 8, 2003|
Last Modified: 1/28/2004
|Rajaji, 125|| |
| Rajaji 125|
C. Rajagopalachari (1878 - 1972)
Hindu: Progressive Conservative Natwar Singh remembers Rajaji.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Wednesday, December 10, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/10/2003
|Compassion has No Drought|| |
| Compassion has No Drought|
Translated from a Kannada letter written to the editor at ThatsKannada.com. Kannada
Original by Dr.Vijayalakshmi.
As I was about to visit the famous Banashankari temple the other day, a poor
elderly woman approached me and asked me to buy rotis (flat Indian bread) from her. I told her I
was not interested, to which she said "There has been a terrible drought
here for the last four years and living has become difficult. If tourists such
as yourself buy bread from me, we can survive."
As soon I heard the word "drought", I was drawn to my duty for
charity and I gave her ten Rupees (equivalent of a twenty US Cents) in sympathy,
and went inside the temple.
After I finished with my offerings and prayers at the temple, I was pleasantly
surprised to see the elderly lady waiting for me with her merchandise - two hand-rolled
rotis. She suggested a couple of dips I could use to enhance the taste. I
was touched by her affection and gave a hundred Rupees to help her out, for
which she was overjoyed and wanted to sell me all rotis she had in the basket!
I told her that I was not hungry at all, and could not accept her
"If so, ma'am, there are a lot of poor and hungry people in the village.
Shall I gather some of them so you can distribute bread to them from your own hands?"
I was speechless at the sense of her sharing and her sense of justice, that I
do not find in educated and well-off citizens of our nation. I am writing this experience at the suggestion of M. Chidananda Murthy, as an insightful incident into the Indian value system.
Living with the Poor -- "He might be an uneducated man, a righteous one
Education and Intelligence are not related
Portrait of M. Chidananda Murthy
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Sunday, December 14, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/16/2003
|SUV Tax Break|| |
| SUV Tax Break|
Only 12 days left to buy an expensive SUV (that weighs more than
9000 6000 pounds, and costs upto $100,000) and get a tax break.
If you do not know what I am talking about, search for SUV Tax Loophole. No wonder I see so many H2s on the road...
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, December 18, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/25/2003
|Art Inspired by Kamat.com|| |
| Art Inspired by Kamat.com|
Art inspires art.
(Above)Original Photograph of Woman Laying Rangoli. The photographer has documented the moment by capturing the anchored left foot (to maintain the lanace), the concentration and devotion of the artist.
(Below) Elevating art. Artist Lynne Beasley's painting based on the above photograph is even more inspiring.
Life Inspires Art? or Art Inspires Life?
Collage Inspired by Kamat.com
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Sunday, December 21, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/21/2003
|Meet the Kamats|| |
| Meet the Kamats|
If you can, please attend a function organized by Friends of Kamat on Jan 11, 2004 in
B.M.Shri. Foundation in Bangalore at 5:30 PM, where the memorial volume
honoring Dr. K.L.Kamat will be released by Dr. M.Chidananda Murthy.
Jayant Kaikini, and Dr. Hemalata Mahishi will speak, and Dr. Suryanath Kamath will preside.
You can meet all the Kamats of Kamat's Potpourri-- Jyotsna, Hiryoung, and Vikas in one place!
In Bappa's Memory
About the Memorial Volume: Cover Page, The Name (in Kannada)
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Monday, December 22, 2003|
Last Modified: 12/22/2003
|This is how I surf the web. Turns out
creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping,
personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.