Thursday, July 12, 2007

Face Blindness - Face Recognition Problems

Imagine how will a child aged 14 years will face his day-to-day life if he has this Face blindness problems i.e., he can’t recognize any faces, even if they are his loved ones, or celebrities. Got a chance to watch this video on Face Blindness.

Where are we(world) heading to?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Leonardo Da Vinci, the Renaissance Man - a Personality I Most Admire

For long time now, I have wanted to write on this personality. The film “The Da Vinci Code” directed me to learn/know more on Da Vinci. And as usual Wiki served its purpose :)

Leonardo Da Vinci - a Scientist, Mathematician, Inventor and Architect. His contribution to world is so great that you can’t even imagine for such a personality in 1400s.

Unknowns on Da Vinci

  • He had made many artistic presentations and manuscripts on human anatomy.
  • Most of his paintings were incomplete.
  • He is a vegetarian and loves animal
  • He is well trained in mirror scripting (to write backwards which can be deciphered through mirror). Most of his treatises were written with mirror scripting.
  • He had a sketch on flying machine, which was never created. People believe that modern day helicopter was inspired by his design.
  • his painting ‘Last Supper’ has met with so many controversies
  • he was working as apprentice in Andrea del Verrocchio’s workshop
  • his technical treatises on painting introduced new perspective on paintings

I best like his saying “Though I may not, like them, be able to quote other authors, I shall rely on that which is much greater and more worthy:--on experience, the mistress of their Masters.”

"Leonardo da Vinci was like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep" - Sigmund Freud

True :)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thiagarajar College of Arts - Memories Back !

Way, way, way back :) in 1999, I stepped into college - Thiagarajar College of Arts, Madurai, where I did my Bachelors in Computer Science. As my elder brother KB too had done his graduation there I had no worries of ragging. I was introduced to my seniors through KB, from there I had good comfort feel that I can approach them for any problem.

Here goes all my memories which I still remember and cherish!

  • The tricks and moves we did to postpone a Math test

  • 2000 New Year celebration with small cake cutting ceremony

  • The day we were caught up by HOD for playing a game in class room.

  • The day when I was appreciated by a professor for my logical thinking in programming

  • The day when I was very late to enter the class (bcoz of rain, nambungaa…) and HOD was saying “ivlo nearm kalichu edhukku college ku varanum”

  • The day we went for a one day tour to Kodaikannal

  • Welcome Party celebration when we had been to watch a film and walked off in the mid due to problems with guys in theatre

  • The three days tour to Bangalore & Mysore - sariyana Galatta tour adhu. People next to our room complained to our professor for all the noise we made in nights :)..

  • Pongal celebration - college-ae kala kattum appo… guys will be in their Dhotties and gals in Sarees.. so colourful..

Extra bites:

->All the plans made to go to theatre - the instant calls made to parents to inform them on our film plans..

->same-same-sweet games.. - getting sweets from gals/guys if he/she wears same color dress as of mine, I treasure those chocolate wrappers still :)

->Getting a single set of parotta in canteen - keeping it in middle of the table for all the gals to put their hands..

->Theppakkulam Bus stop marathadi arattai..


All I can say is we enjoyed the college life to the fullest!

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