18 February 2013

With the Sundaramurthys

Great evening with Rajashekar Sundar and Vijayashree Rajashekar. Joined Sharmila Roy and myself at our Sunday haunt. We have known them for over 20 years. A lot of common points in life connects us together … Today’s topic de jure was my quirks – why I never watch movies, why I make friends with everybody and sundry… I do not think they quite figured out how to explain me – and honestly, that made four of us ๐Ÿ™‚

17 February 2013

8 queens!!

Came to watch my daughters perform in Saraswati pujo. After their performance, I was getting bored – so I dragged Rupak Ganguly and Amitesh Mukherjee to the nearest bar for some wine. For whatever reason, the bar had a chess board. So I gave the 8 queen problem to them to solve (arrange eight queens on a chess board so no queen attacks any other). Now they are fully engrossed and I am back to getting bored again ๐Ÿ™‚


14 February 2013

Valentine’s day. Did you know?

Feb 14th is Valentine’s day. No doubt you know that. But if you are not from India, you may not know that Nov 14th is celebrated as Children’s Day in India. This is to celebrate India’s first prime minister Nehru’s birthday who was a great friend of children.
The discerning amongst you no doubt have realized that there is exactly 9 months between Valentine’s Day and Children’s Day in India! ๐Ÿ™‚

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14 February 2013

Rope puzzle…..

Today Linda Michelson Sandler reported that her husband – who is not a FB friend of mine – but should be – has been wondering why I have not posted any more puzzles. You know you have created a problem when people are asking around why you are not posting puzzles ๐Ÿ™‚

I had to quickly think of this one. If you know it send me PM.

You are given a bunch of ropes and a few match sticks. What you know about the ropes is that they all burn at very different rates at different segments but each one of them burns off completely in exactly 1 hour (60 minutes).

How can you measure 45 minutes? What is the minimum number of ropes and match sticks you need and how would you do it?

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10 February 2013

Se ki UP!!

First 5K run after the flu. With Sunday morning Bengali group. Seemed to have survived it so far.
Today, we changed up our route a little. At one point, we were looking up a steep hill in front of us. As we all took a deep breath before charging up the hill, Samaresh captured our collective thoughts in a few words
“Se ki UP
Baapre baap” ๐Ÿ™‚

6 February 2013

The old man riseth..

After four days straight of being in bed, I am finally able to get up today. But then, after four straight days of not eating much, I am walking like I will be walking when I am 80 – one slow step at a time, holding to anything I can reach… with my trembling fingers. On that last point, learnt today why non-trembling fingers are a huge asset – especially in the context of cutting fingernails! Ouch!! ๐Ÿ™

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5 February 2013

We are the lions!

I actually saw this on Facebook a few days back… I cannot locate it anymore (one of those friend-likes-funny-group posts). So I recreated the cartoon myself – but the credit goes to somebody else who I do not know!

That said, here is to all my Detroit friends!!!


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