Monthly Archives: July 2005

paNini’s spirals

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Posted in art

pANini’s trees

The one of the greatest of the bhArgavas, pANini of the aShTAdhyAyi fame devised the first representation of what may be called a context free grammar. We take his mAheshvara sUtras as elementary rules for branching. Applying recursive rules on … Continue reading

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The silent journey

After the glorious morning on April 11 th 1986 we were basking in the exhilaration of having seen the Halley’s comet in its closest apparition. The vaishya from lATa was excited at the successful sighting under clear skies. That afternoon … Continue reading

Posted in Life

The discourse on cat’s tastes

As I was in the embrace of the yakShini she asked what is so funny about the cat’s taste.I said: Most mammals sense 5 tastes with 7-transmembrane receptors with extracellular PBP domains. This kind of receptor seems to be an … Continue reading

Posted in Scientific ramblings

The path of the yakShini

We flew up again with the yakShini. There we stood in the mid-welkin and bewitching yakShini whispered in my ear:“We need to talk about about a profound question”.Me: What is it?Y: Of all those sexually reproducing beings out there, the … Continue reading

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The two paths of the yakShiNi

The paths of the yakShiNi After having been pursued relentlessly by the kR^ityA sent against us we reached the place known as the Dismal Hollows. There we entered The House and called up the yakShiNi again. She came forth even … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Scientific ramblings

skanda gaNas

Weighed down by the arrows showered by our foes, we call upon son of the ranger of kailAsha. He who bears the bow in battle and showers arrows on the dAnava horde. He who is called ugratamaa and bhImatama, who … Continue reading

Posted in Heathen thought