Thursday, October 08, 2009

Writing after long time


This is a post after long time. I have been busy as I quit my company 2 weeks back. I should say that there have been mixed feelings inside me but overall, I'm satisfied.

Things were difficult with the job and I had to take a decision. So I did.

I'm also working on publishing something in an exhibit. Will put it up once it is done. ;-)

I wanted to share one sketch which I made a month back. There are others too. I'll share soon. :-)

I would try to be more active now. It is so unlike me ;-)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wow! Sketchcrawl in DNA bangalore

Hahaha.. Really a popular event now.
I would upload my sketches soon.

Here's the link of the paper coverage.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Democratisation of Art

I met Sujata a fortnight back at Oxford Book Store, Leela Palace. And it was very exciting to know about her life, the transition from a main line engineer to a full time artist. Her works are really impressive and you get even more impressed when you know that she has learnt everything by herself.

So we talked about Art and Art Initiatives and she invited me to her workshop to give a talk on whatever I have learnt on the inter relation of Mathematics and Arts. I'm honored. :)

Take a look at her site and her blog.

Her Motto:
What is art? Is it aesthetic, feelings, painterly skills? There are as many definitions about art as one can find.But for me:"If it touches you heart, it is art..."

Her Workshop Details:

"Democratisation of art"
29th and 30th August
11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Rotary Club, Indiranagar,
Bangalore

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sketchcrawl yet again - in Timeout Bengaluru

Hmm..
Sketchcrawl has become a popular event. It was covered in the local magazine Timeout Bengaluru in last fortnight's edition. Here's the online print.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

An interesting person

I came across an interesting person, Himanshu Vora, in the blog world today. Take a look at his site to know more about him. I am very impressed to know that Himanshu is the Assistant Director of the movie, Iqbal.
:)

Friday, July 10, 2009

First Ambigram in Sanskrit/Hindi




The word is Adi written in Sanskrit/Hindi. It means "START". Good start to Ambigrams in other languages.
:)

Here is the refined form on my Facebook page.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sketchcrawl on The Times of India


Great! The Times of India covered our Sketchcrawl in today's edition in the Tribal Instincts section.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The fugue of feminism

With the onset of life, she was the positive;
Adding the emotional dimension to man.
Her linear thoughts on the complex plane;
She's the success of a clan.

Her jaded locks are like floating splines;
Eyes resembling the spherical Yantra.
The nose is a truncated pyramid;
Lovely lips have proportional MANTRA.

The perfect figure -- creation of an artist;
Mapped by the nurbs of ethereal sculpture.
INFINITE inner strength and patience,
Her beautiful extrapolation holds the future.

Her aroma radiates in a solid angle,
Smells like the earth drenched in the rain.
She infuses recursive attraction;
A complex algorithm is her brain.

A solving variable for familial equations;
Integrating happiness - she is man's isomorphism.
A mathematical eulogy in her praise;
I create the fugue of feminism.

Anand Bora

Answers to the quiz

  • Cricket or Baseball
  • Answer
  • Religion
  • Teaser
  • Mobile or cell phone
  • Cut, copy and paste

Friday, June 05, 2009

A quiz

Lets play a MAGE (Do I really mean MAGE or GAME?)

Again my age old characters Jamvanth and Hanuman are engaged
in a talk full of puzzles.

Jamvanth: Which is the sport in which you are free to use the long handle?
Hanuman: (Thinking).....
Jamvanth: Simple... ?

Jamvanth: Another question. I tied a knot in your mind, how would you unwind?
Hanuman: That's creepy. I'm absolutely not sure what are you talking about?
Jamvanth: Hahahaha.. Simple.. You'll ?
Hanuman: What!


Hanuman: You are confusing.
Jamvanth: Ok. Now an easy one. What is the philosophy involving a relic and a legion?
Hanuman: Oops! Hint please!
Jamvanth: The answer lies in the question.
Hanuman: I'm clueless. Hmm.. Is it CULTURE?
Jamvanth: Hmm.. You are close.
Hanuman: I don't know. What's the answer?
Jamvanth: ?
Hanuman: I should have got that one.

Jamvanth: What comes before a movie releases. It is thrilling, exciting, astounding, scintillating,
enticing and refreshing?
Hanuman: So many words of praise. Which movie is releasing in the next weekend?
Jamvanth: Give me the answer dude. The hint lies in the question and it is a one word answer.
Hanuman: Is it a TRAILER?
Jamvanth: Damn! Try hard. You are getting there.
Hanuman: I don't know what is the exact word you want.
Jamvanth: It's a ?

Jamvanth: What is the one useful thing which is a subset of a battery or a human liver?
Hanuman: I'm bowled on this one.
Jamvanth: Oh gosh! This one is a disruptive technology.
Hanuman: Still not getting it.
Jamvanth: ?

Jamvanth: Very well. What's the action that: "chopping users' texts, cloning of paper yard, patching at soft trivial enclosure."
Hanuman: Make complete non sense.
Jamvanth: Sometimes you should try to make sense in non sense stuff. Just think how a mother makes
sense of her children's nonsense talk.
Hanuman: But your words make really no sense.
Jamvanth: They do. Try to think about the question and answer.
Hanuman: No way!
Jamvanth: ?

Answer all the questions if you can? They are marked as "?"
I'll post the answers soon. :P

:)

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Marriage or no marriage

Please don’t get offended by the dialogues of the characters and what they say as I don’t mean them. Even I respect the characters and am their devotee.

This is a small write up which came to my mind just this morning. Following is a fictional dialogue between Lord Krishna, Lord Hanuman and the Roman god of love, Cupid.

It is 2250 BC and three aforesaid Lords coincidentally meet beside the Hari river in the Hindukush mountains. The battle of Mahabharata is over and Krishna as usual is moving around the world to relieve the people of their pain and sorrow. Hanuman, by his nature, keeps roaming in the search of more knowledge and wisdom. Cupid is the only lord who came down to that place unexpected.

All the three are happy to meet and they engage in a conversation. Being Gods, they recognize each other in no time.

[Note: Krishna is the most romantic lord and has been married the most number of times in Indian mythology. Hanuman has never had an affair. Cupid is the god of erotic LOVE and beauty]

Hanuman (thinking): WTF! Lord Krishna and Lord Cupid at the this place. I should show my reverence and move out as soon as possible.

Hanuman: Greetings Lords.

Cupid and Krishna: Greetings Hanuman.

Hanuman: How come we meet here? Lord Krishna, you must knowing about this situation beforehand, isn't it?

Krishna: Hanuman, I don't stop things from happening and occurances always take place at their own time.

Cupid: I was fed up with the Italian eroticism and thought of going out to a cool and spiritual place. Hindukush happens to be the closest one.

Krishna: Anyways, Hanuman what brings you to such a serene and romantic place? Are you searching for your partner?

Hanuman: Oh.. no my lord. You know that I have taken an oath to live a bachelor's life. How can I even think of such a situation.

Krishna: Thats true! But haven't you ever thought of marriage?

Hanuman: I have never thought about it. My purpose in life doesn't go hand in hand with the marriage thingy.

Cupid: But why are you so much against marriage?

Hanuman: I'm not against it. It's just that, it is not my purpose. I would never see women with those intentions.

Cupid (thinking): Damn! If people start thinking like him, I would cease to have a purpose. After all, I sow the seed for the growth of human geneology.

Krishna: Hanuman, its true for you. But marriage is a beautiful bond. Just look at me, I'm a vastly experienced person. I married 84000 times and still I'm a very happy person.

Hanuman: But lord, how do you tackle all your wives? After all, you are still in human form?

Cupid: Yes, lord Krishna, even I can't think about a person who has so many wives and still happy. (thinking – Lord is a SUPER Human. You need special powers to maintain so many wives)

Hanuman: I have one more question O lord! How do you understand women? I think that is the most tricky and difficult part?

Krishna: Hahaha. A very difficult question and I think I'm not the right person to answer that one.

Hanuman: I'm bemused. How is it that you cannot answer that question my lord?

Krishna: I can. But it's just that you won't understand.

Cupid: Very true.

Hanuman: I insist.

Krishna: What should I say? Discontent, passionate, fragile, caring, insecure, tough, reserved. Those are the few words describing her. With "FEW", I mean few. As women cannot be mapped onto words. They are so unpredictable that even they don't understand their nature. They want to flow as a river but at the same time, they want to be restricted by a dam. They want to be like the wind, but simultaneously, they want to be silent. They are ambitious more than the word "AMBITION" but still they want to have a lowly and happy life. They want to be loved but still their ego surpasses their feelings. They want to have all the materialistic happiness of the world and surprisingly, they want to be religious and happy with utmost peace of mind. You would be surprised to know that every girl dreams of a perfect husband even if she has lots of imperfections.

Cupid: (Grinning) Yes. Love. That's what I inspire.

Hanuman: Too complex to digest.

Krishna: Hahahaha.. Quite natural.

Hanuman: So why should a man with a clear mind marry a woman even when he knows that she is so complex. I mean he can remain like me.

Krishna: It's the NATURE, Hanuman. For the nature to survive and flourish, reproduction is a must activity. Since the onset of life, the growth of humanity has taken place due to the unison of a man and a woman. As man became civilized, he brought the concept of marriage and hence, people marry.

Cupid: Interesting. Since the time I have been around, marriage was not necessary. Only "LOVE" was. :P

Hanuman: Civilized! That's a tough word. Are woman civilized?

Krishna: Better ask Cupid. Hahahaha..

Cupid: (ashamed)

Krishna: On a serious note. Yes, women are civilized. And, I think its their nature. They are meant to do so. If they aren't then no family would be bound to a family. They would be they greatest cause of disintegration of a family and consequently, a civilization.

Hanuman: That's a good point.

Krishna: I have given lots of explanations. What do you say now about Marriage?

Cupid (intervenes): I think he agrees. After all, he's also got balls.

Hanuman: As for me, I would like to be away from such a complexity. It is good to respect her but one should remember that a woman has been a cause for major destructions in history. But agreeing to your point of view, I support the concept of marriage when a man and a woman are compatible to each other. Even a 10% variation would lead to disintegration and unsuccessful marriage and life. But I'll always stand by the saying, "One should do his own work." A woman should never forget her work even if she's doing man's work and the same goes for the man.

Krishna: Hanuman, you already know the meanings of "MARRIAGE". I hope the world knows about it.

Hanuman: Thanks my lord, Adieu!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Visitor from Paramount

I noticed on Saturday that I had a visitor from the IP (204.110.112.2) which belongs to "Paramount Pictures", on Saturday on my site and my blog via LinkedIn. ;)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sculpture System 5 by Edmund Hariss

Take a look at Sculpture System 5 created by Edmund Harris and Richard Grimes. Edmund gives a crisp explanation of how to make it on his blog. Also, take a look at the explanation on MIT's wiki.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mathematically inspired Paintings

Have a look at Michael Schultheis's site. AWESOME!!
:-)

Some British Mathematical Artists

I came across blogs of some of my British friends who have done/written exceptional work in integrating Mathematics and Arts. I wanted to share the links with you.

Edmund Hariss
Paul Prudence

Also, have a look at Benj's site.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Love


Another mathematical poem!
Do you find the STRANGE LOOP?

Incidently I came across this quote by Bertrand Russell - "To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."

Monday, April 06, 2009

Mathematical Poem on "Cleanliness"

I think no one noticed this one as it lost its shine among the beautiful designs. :D
Anyways, here's the complete poem.

where

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Some more GIMP creations



The corresponding mathematical equation according to me for the last one.

Night



Both the pics are of MOON. Contrasting! Isn't it?

A Design


After long time, I was playing with GIMP. Do you like this design? What feeling does it evoke?

Monday, March 23, 2009

23rd March

It's a pity that no news channel in India is featuring the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru today.
They were one of the greatest martyrs of all times for India.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A basic recursion

If you know about Polygons, you would understand the importance of Triangles. BTW, triangular shapes have real importance in our lives too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Three Qs













Elections are round the corner in the country. I have three questions in mind.

Ever wondered, how you are being controlled by the society, by the leaders and more so, by the business bigwigs?

Since the onset of money in our civilization, money became the ruling power indirectly or directly? Agree?

Shakespeare said, "The world is a stage...". Shouldn't it be, the world is a stage, majority of the humans are puppets in the hands of few powerful and ruthless beings?


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pirates of Silicon Valley

I just happened to see this movie - "Pirates of Silicon Valley".

These are the opening words --
"I don't want you to think of this as just a film, some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds. No. Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That's how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing."

Read more on wiki here.

More on Steve Jobs here and here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

A lovely gift!



My mathematical artist friend "Karl Kempton" sent me this lovely gift on my b'day today. Thanks Karl!
BTW. I share my b'day with Levi Strauss, Victor Hugo, Micheal Bolton and a dutch artist friend. Incidently, all have had artistic capabilities.
;-)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gulzar

I'm happy that my favourite lyricist got an Oscar for "Jai Ho". :D So, I thought of translating my favourite song "Tujhse Naaraaz .." from the movie Masoom.

Here it goes..

I'm not displeased by you, O! Life, I'm perplexed!
I'm perplexed!
I'm worried by your innocent questions;
I'm worried!


I had never thought, I'd have to hold pain to live;
If I smile, I would have to get rid of a debt for that smile;
When I smile sometimes, I feel..
A debt on my lips.
I'm not....

If they got filled today, drops would pour down;
Who knows? Eyes may yearn for them tomorrow.
Don't know where it got lost, disappeared whither?
I had hidden a tear.
I'm not....

O Life! Your sorrows have made me understand new relations;
What we get! We get cold shadows under sun.
I'm not....

[I have written about him earlier too.]

Monday, February 23, 2009

How good are my symmetrical drawings?





I did an Image processing analysis of my symmetrical drawings on MS Paint (by writing an image processing application in C++ ofcourse) using the IPL98 library. I did a statistical analysis for 12 ambigrams (which is a small sample space). You can see some of them on my Ambigrams link.

Surprisingly, I didn't get any result to be a perfect one (that means an ambigram). All the pictures had some error which is quite practical as I was analyzing on the basis of pixels and all the pictures have been hand drawn. The average percentage error which I got is 16.3467 which is quite high.

I think I still have to go a long long way to get that perfection.

[Please Note: There is a bug in the compilation of the IPL98 Library. If you download it and try to compile it, it would give an error in one of the classes. I tried to report the bug, but I didn't get any response. I solved it though. ;)]

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thought!



Purpose of Life--
Differentiate grief;
Integrate happiness!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Haiku!



Circle to point,
Recur back to back--
To infinity.
(5+5+5) 15 syllables only. :(

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Unfinished work

If you have an unfinished work, you should come back from hell to complete it.
[Note: The space in Heaven got filled up with the onset of Kaliyuga almost 5000 years back]
:P

Pretty much the same

“There will still be things that machines cannot do.
They will not produce great art or great literature or great
philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of
happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and
friendship.” - Bertrand Russell

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso

Fractals

One of the most fascinating aspects of recursion - fractals. I thought of sharing a link which I like. Take a look here at the Wolfram's fractal collection.

Also, I remember "The Fractal Crystal No. 1" by Robert Fathauer, Nicholas Duchnowski and Hank Kaczmarski which I had the privilege to see in Leeuwarden.

Really a beautiful piece.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

To Mumbai

Heading to Mumbai for a short trip this weekend. Hope to see the charred "Taj" hotel.

:(

Monday, February 09, 2009

Mathematical poetry

In this post, I would like to mention two of my friends who have given me an insight into the world of visual mathematical poetry.

Thanks Karl and Kaz.

Kaz Maslanka
www.kazmaslanka.com
www.mathematicalpoetry.blogspot.com

Karl Kempton

http://www.thing.net/~grist/l&d/kaldron.htm
See this link for Karl's works (many of 'em) - http://mathematicalpoetry.blogspot.com/2006/07/karl-kempton-links.html

Also, to inform my readers, I did the translation of mathematical poems by Kitasono Katue in Hindi for Karl Young. Have a look here and if you know Hindi, please feel free to point out my mistakes, if any.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

New Year 2009


Wishing everybody a successful year!
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