Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vidya's dance programme

Ms. Vidya Dinakaran is performing at M O P Vaishnav College, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai under the auspices of V D S Arts Academy on 28th May, 2010 at 6.30pm.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chola inscriptions found

The Hindu reports about the findings of chola inscriptions (10th century) near Kaveripakkam.

It is quite interesting to note Kaveripakkam is originally known as Kavidhipakkam, Kavidhi is the title conferred on an army commander.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Vishy Anand retains the crown

Anand defeated Topalov in the World Championship Title match 2010.

You can read a nice piece on Anand here.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Feeling positive is not enough ...

Chomsky in one of his 1993 interviews was asked "Do you feel positive about the future?".

His answer:

Whether a person feels positive or not is kind of a comment on their personality and of no great interest. You can find positive signs or you can find negative signs. How you evaluate them depends on what happened in your life recently or something like that. There's no objective way to do it. The important thing is to try to commit yourself to making the positive signs more real. Suppose that you felt that there's 99 percent of a probability that human civilization is going to be destroyed in the next hundred years, but one percent chance that it won't be, and that one percent offers some opportunities to do something. Well, you commit yourself to that one percent.

(from Chomsky for beginners by David Cogswell)