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A Persian Mathematician, Astronomer and a Poet;

Some of his quatrains were::

I myself am Heaven and Hell

(LXVI, 1120)


(XLIX, 1120)

I think B.U.Rao may throw some light on these.

Babu Dec 25 '18 · Comments: 1

I just signed the petition "Hon'ble Minister for Finance: Exempt Senior Citizen Medical Insurance Policy from GST" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 1500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

Taxing the highest rate of 18% on senior citizen’ medical insurance policy premium appears to be punitive. This needs to be waived as most senior citizens are living on meagre pensions and low yielding bank deposits. Pease support the appeal and spread the appeal for more support.


RSMani Nov 15 '18 · Comments: 5
A friend sent this puzzle:

A family I know has several children. Each boy in this family has as many sisters as brothers but each girl has twice as many brothers as sisters. How many brothers and sisters are there?

I know it is trivial. Still as they say in Telugu ‘ Poyindemitti?’ Meaning what is lost?
AVRamani Oct 29 '18 · Comments: 3 · Tags: puzzle

I had earlier posted a travelogue on a visit to Hampi. We were staying in a resort called Hampi Boulders. The owners were fanatics about environment. They had maintained and enhanced the sylvan surroundings. Near this resort is the Kishkinta of Ramayana. Vali vadha took place here. Hanuman was born here. A lot of rhesus monkeys still abound here. The resort owners leave all the wild animals be.

A short travelogue adjunct to the one on the Hampi ruins can be seen here:


AVRamani Oct 17 '18 · Comments: 2
Got an odd (to say the least) mail offering sale of secondhand sanitary napkins:
Sanitary napkin
Second Hand available for sale

The second part explained the mystery:
3 machine
Each machine cost 85 lakhs
Second Hand
350pcs per min
2 year old
Kindly contact

These are secondhand machines that make the product.
AVRamani Sep 29 '18 · Tags: machines
Quote: There's an idea that once something is online, it is immortal, immutable, and almost impossible to contain. Another way of saying this is that you should not put anything online you wouldn't want your grandmother to see, in case the consequences damage you or your prospects down the line.

However, keeping your digital information in check is not just about information that you put online. Monitoring the passive data collection conducted by companies from you is important, too.Endquote

Here is an Interesting article on becoming digitally invisible:

The invisible YOU

AVRamani Sep 26 '18 · Comments: 1 · Tags: digital invisibility
Geetha, our son Krishna, my brother in law Sundaram and I went to see the Hampi Ruins. We added three ruins to them for four days.

A short travel journal can be seen here:


AVRamani Sep 25 '18 · Comments: 3 · Tags: travelogue
This is an image drawn by an artist in 1904. The image is as it is even you see it up side down.

Here are 25 tips from ‘The Guardian’ UK on how to stay fit:
AVRamani Sep 18 '18 · Comments: 1

Four Passengers

Four persons - a young Indian, a middle aged Pakistani, an elderly Lady from Bangladesh and  a young girl from Sri Lanka were travelling in Konkan Railway. As the train was passing through one of the umpteen numbers of tunnels, there was a sudden sound of a kiss followed by a slap.

The four passengers’ thoughts were:

Young girl from Sri Lanka: “How Strange! Obviously one of these men has kissed the wrong person. If he had kissed me he would not have got the slap. How dumb are these men? Chose to kiss an old Lady rather than me.”

Old Lady from Bangladesh “The young lady is a no nonsense girl. She reacted very appropriately. Rightly she punished the man with a slap. I admire her courage.”

The Middle aged Pakistani “How strange are things in India! The other man kisses the girl and I get the slap!”


And finally – the young Indian, “How Strange! I kissed my hand and slapped the other man and I get over it without any problems.”

kgbdoss Sep 17 '18 · Rate: 5 · Comments: 1
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