Thursday, October 30, 2008

No Reason

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

zzzzzzzzz

Hawkeye has a wonderful post on sleep. Do check it over here.

I am a devotee of Goddess Sleep, so I had to link to this one :-)

Cheers,
HP

Quote

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." - Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mandatory LHC Post

Am I glad that all the experiments related to LHC are being carried out now and not some 20/30 years back. This means that the future generation will sweat over the diagrams and describing the experiment in their exams and not moi :-)

Some links related to LHC are below.

Boston's Big Picture( Do check out Boston's big picture series. Some amazing photos there)



Monday, September 22, 2008

Links as usual


Boston has some wonderful pictures from around the world capturing the spirit of Ramadan. Do have a dekho here
Festivals, food and music are a few things which make me put up with religion :-)

A nice post on Lehman for layman. 


Some useful Javascript techniques can be found over here.

An article on one of the most influential person in the media. 

The economist asks if there is a future in investment banking. 

Monday, June 30, 2008

Spanish Masala

Hopefully the tag of perennial underachievers will not be associated with Spain any more. They were the better team on the park today and were the deserving champions.

A great way to end the football season.

Now looking forward for the next season to start so that Chelsea lifts each trophy in sight :-)

Cheers,
HP

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Link Link Link

Rajdeep Sardesai writes a good post about the growing animosity between the leaders of Indian political parties. Surely, we should all have the ability to agree to disagree. :-)

Some of the life's little mysteries explained by Daily Mail. (Link via. Smoke Signals)

Kamla Bhatt interviews
Karthik Srinivasan of itwofs fame. Do check out the itwofs site.

Check out the photo essay on Wired which discusses the places where some of the pioneers had their Eureka moments. (Link via. Scripting News)

A real good letter by Richard Feynman to his student letting him know as to what are really the important and worthwhile problems. Reading this letter reminds me to get Feynman's book back from my friend and read it once again. His is the only book that made me take any interest in pure science, specially Physics :-)

Krishna Kumar lists out the different types of workaholics.

Check out Rupashree Nanda’s moving acceptance speech as she received this year’s Chameli Devi Award.

Vivek and Gaurav are asking as to why we should save the tiger. Do check their posts out(1,2) and join in the conversation if you have anything to voice.

Dani Rodrik has a post related to Soccer, culture, and violence.

Also, check out my friend Prem's musings on the year gone by. A bit late, I should say.

And Kurt's Photo blog.