Fish can’t fly and birds can’t swim

As kids we have always had our very own mathematical tricks, these tricks were tucked away in our rough notes and last pages of our textbooks.To name a few - Magic square, tables of number 9 and the list just goes on. As an example, let me show you a famous game of numbers called... Continue Reading →

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Amusement in Learning

“Given a round tea-cake of some 5 inches across, and two persons of moderate appetite to eat it, in what way should it be cut so as to leave a minimum of exposed surface to become dry?” Coming across this problem just prior to Christmas in 1906, eminent statistician and polymath of his times, Sir... Continue Reading →

Today we often find children with weak hands either due to lower muscle tone or birth defects or they get their fingers engaged by tapping and typing on the electronic gadgets and keyboards. The medical world confirms that their fingers get damaged and become weak by playing continuously on the mobile phones or other such... Continue Reading →

From Darkness to Light…

Subham Karoti Kalyanam, Arogyam Dhana Sampadah,  Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya Deepa Jyotir Namostute. ‘ I salute the one who is the lamplight that brings auspiciousness; prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth, and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy– Kama(lust), krodha(anger), lobha(greed), moha(attachment), mada(pride) and matsarya(jealousy)’. As Navaratri, Diwali, Karthikai deepam(festival of lights) are fast approaching, let us... Continue Reading →

Sacrificing safety at the altar of fashion

The following conversation happens with me more often than I care for. Me: Hey, why aren’t you wearing your helmet? Friend/Cousin/Nephew/Niece/Student: I’m not going to the main road. It’s only a short way, will be back soon. Moreover, there’re no policemen in the route I’m going to take. OR Friend/Cousin/Nephew/Niece/Student: My hairstyle is going to... Continue Reading →

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