Saturday, December 06, 2008
I have never driven in NY city, but this time during the thanksgiving weekend when my friends were here, we drove to the city and it was very good. I was able to take a picture of the upper east side buildings in the evening twilight from central park and i really liked the picture.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
As i was waiting at Gate D10 at LaGuardia Airport, i thought I will go and get a cup of coffee. While waiting in the line to pay for my coffee I saw KJ Yesudas walking with his traditional white dress and i smiled at him and he smiled back at me. I couldn't resist and went and talked to him. Since i had to pay for my coffee, he told me that he is at gate D6. After paying for my coffee, i went and talked to him.
It was a very pleasant conference. I told him that his is a "theiveega kural", meaning divine voice. He was curiously asking me about my research related to the hard disk drive. When i told him currently we are working on a problem he commented that in science a problem is not the problem in the manner in which we refer to it in everyday life, but rather a problem whose solution is not yet there.
He said that it was mostly God's gift that he is able to sing. He was telling me about the meaning of word "kadavul".
Of the many songs i have in my collection, i could only mention the following three to him
- Theivam thantha veedu
- Mandhiram idhu mandhiram
- Neeyum bommai, naanum bommai
Actually I told him about a "sirappu thenkinam" i heard when I was a 8 years old on vividh bharathi, in 1982 and referred to him about a comment he made about the song that his son vinod likes. He told me it was "En iniya pon nilave".
Usually i don't fly out of LaGuardia, as the flights invariably get delayed there. I am thankful that I did chose LGA this time around.
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Sankara: I come to you seeking refuge, to resolve the enigma of existence.
Sri Govinda Bhagavad Pada: With this mortal body how can you cross the ocean of existence?
Sankara: 'Body' is subject to birth and death, not Atman. The unreal has no existence, the real never ceases to exist.
(From the movie Adi Sankaracharya by GV Iyer)