April 3, 2009
Sprout Out Loud – 2009 SF Workshop at IIT-K
— anilm @ 7:36 am
Naiyar Masud: The Storyteller of Lucknow
What's on your mind, Anders Behring Breivik?
The Octoclause of Doom
Riddle of the Seventh Stone
Rendezvous with Rama
The Griffith Ramayana
A Skeptic In The Temple Of Books
The Speculative Ramayana Anthology
Troubled Times At Ridgemont High
Out, damn Sprout
Is math dirrty? Bhaskaracharya's
gets it right.
Say, lovely woman, the number of bees: Bhaskara's Lilavati
Reincarnation is one of those ideas that refuses to die. A review of Ian Stevenson's empirical studies.
Review: 20 Cases Suggestive Of Reincarnation by Ian Stevenson
Stanislaw Lem, the incomparable author of
died on March 28, 2006. A cheeky tribute to our modern Aesop of the Machines.
Stanislaw Lem: The Aesop Of Machines
The cost of producing A. K. Ramanujan's
was basically a lifetime of study. Book distributors seem unable to agree how they should price that effort.
The Price Of An Indian Book
A flog on Frits Staal's idea that linguistics had the same importance for the ancient Indians as geometry had for the ancient Greeks.
People Of The Grammar
Kolams are curvilinear shapes drawn by the women of Tamil Nadu (South India), usually very early in the morning and usually on the outer threshold of the house. Traditionally, rice powder is used to construct the figures. Among other things, kolams have fascinating relationships with the labyrinths of Crete, sona drawings of the Chockwe and picture grammars. I look at John Layard's theory of the kolam.
Kolam: What The Hand Said
Everything you wanted to know about the caste system (and then some). Caste is not the same thing as class or race. I argue that it's better to think of it as a "closure system" rather than a hierarchy. A closure system is ... what the heck, read the damn thing. Inspired by Christopher Alexander's essay: "A City Is Not A Tree."
Caste, Closure & Contagion
A paen to R. L. Goodstein's miraculous theorem in Proof theory. What's it about? The God of Small Things of course.
The God of Small Things
The Greatest Story In The World (under 500 words).
A Perfect Tale
Damn Good Blogs
Vandana Singh: Musings
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