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Do you remember the nineties?


When internet was just a hifi word When terrorism was something only reporters covering Sri Nagar talked about When we thought Rajni Kant becoming our CM was just a question of when When Shaktimaan was the only super hero we had heard of besides the Phantom in the comics When we found the very idea … Continue reading

A model for everything


Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. -Philip K. Dick The academic community is fond of models. It is true that modeling is the only way to understand several complex phenomena. But I believe that a large part of enthusiasm for models is due to the fact that models … Continue reading

Taming the hadoop


I am presently working on Edge Node File System a massively scalable distributed file system developed by Prof. Janakiram and Mr. Kovendhan Ponnavaiko of IIT Madras. I am working on a Java implementation of the file system. We are trying to compare the performance of our file system with other popular distributed file systems. Currently … Continue reading

To Chennai With Love


Getting lost in the several avenues and lanes of Anna Nagar, going in the wrong direction from Ambattur station towards Avadi, getting down at the wrong stop and walking down the entire length of RK Salai from Mylapore to get to City Centre, hiding my incomplete knowledge of Mount Road from Naizath and managing to take him to Richie street, sitting in hot marina sand at noon just to kill time ..

LINEAR INDUCTION MOTOR


A linear induction motor by its simplest definition is simply an induction motor with its stator rolled out flat open. It is not very difficult to construct and the working is quite easy to understand much like other induction machines. But constructing one on one’s own is indeed a valuable experience. It is a kinky … Continue reading

THE OTHER BOY


(This story I wrote for an online short story contest some time back. It was rusting in my old blog. I am reposting it here. A lot of my views have changed since I wrote this. Still it is my first (and only ) story. So I am troubling you with it.) “Yes, I’m waiting … Continue reading

Delta Classes


I am a web developer. It is official now. Look at the site for currents http://www.nitt.edu/currents. Like it or not You can’t deny the fact that I made it. Now I have one more reason to say that I am a web developer. I am teaching PHP. Yeah Delta is conducting classes and I am … Continue reading

"May"hem


What am I gonna do this summer? We (implies me, Sai and Naizath) are applying for a few projects or rather we have applied to a few professors who might give us some projects to do.  In case we get selected we would need to show something credible. That would menan we would need to … Continue reading

Pragyan etc..


Pragyan is here.. We have been counting down to it for the past seven months. Innumerable meetings later it is finally here. But it seems this edition will leave a lot to be desired. First of all Hospitality. What is the Hospi team doing? We have a 50 participants staying in our hostel and the … Continue reading

Will we make it?


It is like waiting for the third umpire. We have managed to figure in the waiting list for the circuitrix contest. Position three means we still have a chance though. Waiting with fingers crossed