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A nursery poem,

The man with the scar |

Went to a bar |

Said to the bartender to give him a car |

Bartender ne chutku ko kar diya bahaar |

Halaki uska chota hai aakaar |

Aur ghar pe usko lagti hai fatkaar |

Par bike chalane ke tareeke usko pata hai prakaar |

Aur life mein uska ambition is to be bekaar |

Khana khake aati hai use jor ki dakaar |

The man with the scar |

Who wants to be a star |

End of poem

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Written by Kalpesh Muchhal

August 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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The biggest complaint I have right now is that time passes away too fast. There is so much to read, experience, know and understand that the normal human lifespan cannot do justice to it. And more than that, there is so much to discover, invent and create, that several human lifespans will fall short. The only way out is immortality, for only then we can get out of the constant shadows of clocks and time.

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August 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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When a certain level of material aspirations have been met, further material aspirations become less and less important, and many people switch to non-material ones. Now I may be subjective here, but I consider this switching to be more respectable than just continuing further with material aspirations. Read the whole article on my blog at http://rockbot.in/of-pyramids-and-poverty/

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August 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Proving whether P is equal to NP or not has been one of the biggest unsolved problems of mathematics, and a proof either way has implications not just for mathematics, but also for mapmaking, logistics, secure communication, almost every field imaginable. So it is heartening to know, that Vinay Deolalikar, a scientist in HP and an IITB alumni, has attempted a proof. http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Vinay_Deolalikar/

Written by Kalpesh Muchhal

August 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Some people say ‘My competition is not with others, only with myself’. And then I think they have again lost the point. For the greatest joy comes not from besting others, or even besting yourself, but rather from empathizing so much with something that you become one with it. Costs and benefits then become irrelevant. The oneness exists for its own sake.

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August 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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And the truth when I realized it was so simple. All life on earth is one single theme with different variations. The theme is consciousness and the variations lie in our different capabilities. It’s that one theme that binds all of us. Then why uselessly compete when we can usefully co-operate? Why fight and destruct each other’s capabilities, when we can build new capabilities for the combined consciousness?

Written by Kalpesh Muchhal

August 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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Religion, policy, economics, infrastructure, all these are to a large extent stop-gap solutions till technology and philosophy take over. Just as we pity Pheidippides of Athens, who in order to deliver a few messages, had to run 280 km in 2 days and then died of exhaustion, 50 years hence people will pity their predecessors who had to use arbitrary and cumbersome ways to solve problems.

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August 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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