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Toghetherness

June 11, 2010

THE BIGGEST competition ever on the surface of mother earth is the one between men and women. From childhood to adulthood we follow the competition. In childhood, no game was more enjoyable than a game played boys versus girls.

In some religions, men are said to be greater than women, in some women are greater. Some religions like Hindu religion portrays the women as Goddess Durga and Lakshmi. But some feel that they are bad and faulted creations of the God who broke the law at the first place and ate from the ‘Tree of Information and Awareness’. While somewhere men are said to be strong and fierce and also the head of the family ‘who can bring some food home’. Women however, are said to be delicate and beautiful, and also very responsible, and hence all the household jobs are mostly done by her.

But as the globe moves, the women have come out of their homes and gave men a tough competition in the ‘outside-home’ jobs as well as doing the household works.

The world can never function without both of them. A day can’t end without both day and night, a coin is never good enough without heads and tails, and world can’t be good if even one of the two is missing because contrast is the spice of life. Should they be one of the beautiful creations, women are not as strong as men and vice versa which remains the fact. Just that way, men can be strong but they can never be as responsible as women. That is how nature wants them to be, and that is how they should be because every time human has tried to interfere with the nature’s processes, he has faced nature’s anger.

The competition goes on and so does the combination. A man will always be dependent on her for his lineage and the beauties would always charm their better halves for their security. God didn’t complete any of them so that they hold hands and maintain the rules of togetherness.

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Paradox

June 4, 2010

Paradoxes have been around since the time of Ancient Greeks & the credit of popularizing them goes to recent logicians. Using logic you can usually find a fatal flaw in the paradox which shows why the seemingly impossible is either possible or the entire paradox is built on flawed thinking.

The omnipotence paradox:

The paradox states that if the being can perform such actions, then it can limit its own ability to perform actions and hence it cannot perform all actions, yet, on the other hand, if it cannot limit its own actions, then that is—straight off—something it cannot do. This seems to imply that an omnipotent being’s ability to limit itself necessarily means that it will, indeed, limit itself. This paradox is often formulated in terms of the God of the Abrahamic religions, though this is not a requirement. One version of the omnipotence paradox is the so-called paradox of the stone: “Could an omnipotent being create a stone so heavy that even that being could not lift it?” If so, then it seems that the being could cease to be omnipotent; if not, it seems that the being was not omnipotent to begin with. An answer to the paradox is that having a weakness, such as a stone he cannot lift, does not fall under omnipotence, since the definition of omnipotence implies having no weaknesses.

The sorites paradox:

The paradox goes as follows: consider a heap of sand from which grains are individually removed. One might construct the argument, using premises, as follows:

1,000,000 grains of sand is a heap of sand. (Premise 1)

A heap of sand minus one grain is still a heap. (Premise 2)

Repeated applications of Premise 2 (each time starting with one less grain), eventually forces one to accept the conclusion that a heap may be composed of just one grain of sand.

On the face of it, there are some ways to avoid this conclusion. One may object to the first premise by denying 1,000,000 grains of sand makes a heap. But 1,000,000 is just an arbitrarily large number, and the argument will go through with any such number. So the response must deny outright that there are such things as heaps. Peter Unger defends this solution. Alternatively, one may object to the second premise by stating that it is not true for all collections of grains that removing one grain from it still makes a heap. Or one may accept the conclusion by insisting that a heap of sand can be composed of just one grain.

The arrow paradox:

In the arrow paradox, Zeno states that for motion to be occurring, an object must change the position which it occupies. He gives an example of an arrow in flight. He states that in any one instant of time, for the arrow to be moving it must either move to where it is, or it must move to where it is not. It cannot move to where it is not, because this is a single instant, and it cannot move to where it is because it is already there. In other words, in any instant of time there is no motion occurring, because an instant is a snapshot. Therefore, if it cannot move in a single instant it cannot move in any instant, making any motion impossible. This paradox is also known as the fletcher’s paradox—a fletcher being a maker of arrows.

Whereas the first two paradoxes presented divide space, this paradox starts by dividing time – and not into segments, but into points.

Achillis and the tortoise paradox:

In the paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise, Achilles is in a footrace with the tortoise. Achilles allows the tortoise a head start of 100 feet. If we suppose that each racer starts running at some constant speed (one very fast and one very slow), then after some finite time, Achilles will have run 100 feet, bringing him to the tortoise’s starting point. During this time, the tortoise has run a much shorter distance, say, 10 feet. It will then take Achilles some further time to run that distance, by which time the tortoise will have advanced farther; and then more time still to reach this third point, while the tortoise moves ahead. Thus, whenever Achilles reaches somewhere the tortoise has been, he still has farther to go. Therefore, because there are an infinite number of points Achilles must reach where the tortoise has already been, he can never overtake the tortoise. Of course, simple experience tells us that Achilles will be able to overtake the tortoise, which is why this is a paradox.

The unexpected hanging paradox:

A judge tells a condemned prisoner that he will be hanged at noon on one weekday in the following week, but that the execution will be a surprise to the prisoner. He will not know the day of the hanging until the executioner knocks on his cell door at noon that day. Having reflected on his sentence, the prisoner draws the conclusion that he will escape from the hanging. His reasoning is in several parts. He begins by concluding that the “surprise hanging” can’t be on a Friday, as if he hasn’t been hanged by Thursday, there is only one day left – and so it won’t be a surprise if he’s hanged on a Friday. Since the judge’s sentence stipulated that the hanging would be a surprise to him, he concludes it cannot occur on Friday. He then reasons that the surprise hanging cannot be on Thursday either, because Friday has already been eliminated and if he hasn’t been hanged by Wednesday night, the hanging must occur on Thursday, making a Thursday hanging not a surprise either. By similar reasoning he concludes that the hanging can also not occur on Wednesday, Tuesday or Monday. Joyfully he retires to his cell confident that the hanging will not occur at all. The next week, the executioner knocks on the prisoner’s door at noon on Wednesday — which, despite all the above, will still be an utter surprise to him. Everything the judge said has come true.

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Sunday morning and the same old story

June 14, 2009

Its Sunday morning again and again ahh! Missed my class. Was waiting for this the entire week, no certainly I was. I hope somebody believes me on that. Anyways woke up at 11. Got to sleep on my bed after a long time and after a long tiring week. Just don’t know what was tiring in the past week. Was it the labour and time I put into work or was it the emotional trauma I went through. Though one thing is for for sure , we seldom get what we want and truly deserve and aspire for in our lives. May be sometimes if seems like we are very close but we seldom are and the distance keeps on increasing no matter how fast we run . its just all the same. Its like trying to get hold of the horizon and running towards it.  Anyways a lovely morning to start with and am already sweating (god bless this  summer).  So here’s how it goes for me. A Sunday morning with nothing, absolutely nothing to do. This the reason I hate Sundays. I hope someday somebody invents a device where I can skip this day of the week.

Hope u guys are having fun. J.

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Oh calcutta!

June 5, 2009
There has has been a lot of complains flowing in, due the language i use in my blog, which perhaps is beyond basic understandibility. dear i took note of that.i would try and do it in as simple words as possible today.
It’s been 5 years living in Calcutta what they call the city of joy, and from time immemorial I realized that I was nowhere near my place or indeed anywhere else I had been before. time flew by just like that. college got over. was a graduate then and now a post graduate. A mba or an icfai finance(thanks to someone who gave us that credential). but this is not all i have got in this short stint of mine in this city. so what facinates me about this city?? nothing really. a metropolitan with a soul of a village. those tea stalls at every corner, adda as they call it.a great night life where lights go off at the strike of ten. move out on the streets and suddenly you hear a loud cry “bhombol” yes thats a pet name . bengali moms have taken an oath to beat up the etire reputation of their kids right at thier inception by giving them brave and audacious nicknames.imagine something like your name is indrajeet and correspondingly  your nickname boils up to poltu. no matter what you achieve in life, thats gonna haunt you and no one ever is going to take you seriously. now the favaurite food here., no points for guessing that “fish”. i remember  how i managed to eat it the first time. trust me that was the last time too. a government which ceases to change and so is the state of the state. hunger strikes right in the middle of the city, gheraws are a common feature here. this city has given some of the greatest leaders to our current cradle of politicians. yes i am talking about mamata di. hats of to you mam. you are a living proof of how to be in the opposition and still manage to dictate terms….
to be continued…..

There has has been a lot of complains flowing in, due the language i use in my blog, which perhaps is beyond basic understandibility. dear i took note of that.i would try and do it in as simple words as possible today.

It’s been 5 years living in Calcutta what they call the city of joy, and from time immemorial I realized that I was nowhere near my place or indeed anywhere else I had been before. time flew by just like that. college got over. was a graduate then and now a post graduate. A mba or an icfai finance(thanks to someone who gave us that credential). but this is not all i have got in this short stint of mine in this city. so what facinates me about this city?? nothing really. a metropolitan with a soul of a village. those tea stalls at every corner, adda as they call it.a great night life where lights go off at the strike of ten. move out on the streets and suddenly you hear a loud cry “bhombol” yes thats a pet name . bengali moms have taken an oath to beat up the etire reputation of their kids right at thier inception by giving them brave and audacious nicknames.imagine something like your name is indrajeet and correspondingly your nickname boils up to poltu. no matter what you achieve in life, thats gonna haunt you and no one ever is going to take you seriously. now the favaurite food here., no points for guessing that “fish”. i remember how i managed to eat it the first time. trust me that was the last time too. a government which ceases to change and so is the state of the state. hunger strikes right in the middle of the city, gheraws are a common feature here. this city has given some of the greatest leaders to our current cradle of politicians. yes i am talking about mamata di. hats of to you mam. you are a living proof of how to be in the opposition and still manage to dictate terms….

to be continued…..

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U Think U R Smart..Try these

May 29, 2009

SECTION 1: PURE LOGIC

Q1: What can you hold in your right hand, but not in your left?

Q2: How many birthdays does a typical woman have?

Q3: If a plane crashes on the Indian/Pakistan border, where do you bury the survivors?

Q4: A cowboy rode into town on Friday, spent one night there, and left on Friday. How do you account for this?

Q5: Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?

Q6: Why can’t a man living in Delhi not be buried in Mumbai?

SECTION 2: PARADOXES (Coming soon)

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As You Like It But who m I

May 7, 2009

no its not any shakepearan stuff out here or as u say sme nuclear physics. have u ever been surrounded by questions you hardly find a answer to or rather i might say ” do they really have an answer to?”. I have so many questions and not enough answers, and the problem is all my questions are the big ones, the ones there are no answers too. you might be thinking that m insane and there r no such questions . but the fact is questions are there, its our perspective whether we have that soul to wonder about such unsolved mysteries of life. mine are not that complicated but rather complexed and a lil perplexed.:)

Are we alone in the universe?

Is there life after death?

Who am and what am i?

Am i the centre of the universe?

yes i know these are abstract and doesnt bear any meaning in light of rationality. but the last one is even more a twisted tale of my existance.

you might think its egotistical, but break it down. I know I am real, I think and feel and see and hear and touch and taste, I experience it all, I know that, it is 100% true, its fact, its real, its undeniable.

but what about you? I don’t know you are real? I don’t know if you think or feel, see or hear, touch or taste. I can only take your word for it that you are.

what if YOU are the centre of the universe and I’m just a part of your life. thats it .think about it.

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Greatest love flicks

May 6, 2009

Freinds after years of movie watching . what do u expect out of me???.. appreciation. Here comes the much awaited list for all of you. but there might be other movies apart from this list which could have been featured here. it all depends on the taste. to start with i would like to list down the top 5 love flicks according to me and my judgemental skills released after the year 1980.

The list is based on the following parameters: huh……no parameters just love these..and that’s the reason they r here>>>>>

1. P.S I Love you:

People change in time, relationships change in time; Love doesn’t. A man expresses his feelings of his love to his wife, through several shocking surprises after his death. This movie would tell why love is the only power that connects people, if no one could tell anymore what it really means. Hey wait.. enuf of descriptions……just watch it urself and I am sure u would agree with the reason I have put it on the top of the list.

2. When Harry met Sally:

“men and women can’t be freinds” yes! thats what the theme of the movie is. offcourse with some amendments at the end. Rich in both comedy and drama it explores the long building friendship between a man and a woman over the course of many years and many loves. When Harry Met Sally will have you believing in fate and taking a second look at those who enrich your life. The most famous line of dialogue, “Men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way,” became a frequent topic of talk show discussions, magazine articles, and dinner table conversations and even some of our canteen discussions . After raising the issue, the film spends the rest of its running length challenging it, and it’s up to the viewer to decide whether the premise is proven or disproven by events. After all, although Harry and Sally become fast friends, their relationship does not remain platonic.

3. The notebook:

The Notebook was a great romantic tale about 2 young lovers who come across each other at a small-town carnival one night. The girl’s parents disapprove, and it becomes a struggle right away for the relationship to get off the ground. When war hits the country, Noah is called off to war, and Allie is left wondering if she will ever see him again. Not hearing from him, she decides to get married to another man, and the story really begins there. the dialogue the made the movie really special was: “I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

4. Pretty woman:

What can I say that hasn’t been said? This immensely popular, modern fairy tale romance is a fantastic ‘feel good’ must see. I can’t resist watching it every single time it comes on TV. To tempt you if you haven’t seen it…it’s the story of a feisty, good hearted hooker named Vivian Ward, who is hired for a week by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis, to serve as his escort at a number of business related social functions. Needless to say, the relationship doesn’t stay ‘just business’ for long.

5. Serendipity:

I will just write a few lines and m sure you couldn’t wait to see this one.

Magic happens, if you let it; and sometimes even fate or destiny– or whatever you want to call it– steps in to lend a hand. But when it concerns love, and finding that special person you’re going to spend the rest of your life with, should you risk tempting fate with a test of that love or what is seemingly meant to be, or should you just follow your apparent destiny and embrace it? Such are the questions two people must face and answer. And this movie surely deals the topic quite well.

If u like this piece do comment and lemme know. And watch out the list the for thrillers and action will be up there soon.

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