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by kasthuri
12 Jun 2013 23:02
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

archan wrote:Don't act smart. Are you a 4th grader that needs to be told what kids of a language is acceptable? Would you use that language in your living room with your parents or kids around?


All right, I will assume this forum is my living room and the posters are my parents and kids.

Ok papa, sorry!
by kasthuri
12 Jun 2013 22:32
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Sick (congrass wh?re) sagarika reveals her true colors... What has happened here is that just because a couple of political threads have been allowed on the forum some of you have completely forgotten basic decency. This is not your daddy's forum where you can call anyone anything. Get it? This bul...
by kasthuri
12 Jun 2013 22:05
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

sagarika reveals her true colors... There is no unanimity over Modi either in NDA or BJP: Sagarika Ghose LK Advani's resignation from all party posts and the withdrawal of the same a day later have been variously interpreted in political circles. Some have called it an abject surrender to Modi and t...
by kasthuri
12 Jun 2013 21:39
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I think something is amiss here that we don't know yet. One thing that is interesting is that RNS had consulted him before announcing Modi as Chief campaigner. NK's team even announced that this was internal matter for BJP. Only after Advani episode they have turned up the heat. Why? I think it is ...
by kasthuri
12 Jun 2013 21:22
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

I think something is amiss here that we don't know yet. One thing that is interesting is that RNS had consulted him before announcing Modi as Chief campaigner. NK's team even announced that this was internal matter for BJP. Only after Advani episode they have turned up the heat. Why? I think it is ...
by kasthuri
09 Jun 2013 18:04
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

BJP Gurus,

Seriously how big is the difference between chairman of central campaign committee and PM candidate in BJP? How likely NM will get into the latter role?
by kasthuri
08 Jun 2013 18:03
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

Renuka Aunty: Congress' Renuka Chowdhary says protests outside BJP senior leader LK Advani's house are condemnable. "If BJP is treating its patriarch LK Advani in such a manner, then you can think of what they will do when they come to power. Advani should be treated more respectfully," sh...
by kasthuri
08 Jun 2013 01:30
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India
Replies: 40185
Views: 1272165

Re: Narendra Modi vs the Dynasty: Contrasting Ideas of India

RajeshA wrote:It seems like a few BJP leaders also got pneumonia Namonia!


HT hijacks BRF's jargon...

NaMonia hits BJP meet, senior leaders report sick
by kasthuri
28 May 2013 08:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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^^^ Excellent question.
by kasthuri
28 May 2013 00:13
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

who is Nithy type/class/object? Nithy means Nithyananda. I am impressed with your answers guru kasthuri.. may your kind/types grow at a higher rate. For a math moorkh like me, it is a tremendous oppty. to learn, and hopefully retain and sustain the learning process. There are lots to learn for me, ...
by kasthuri
28 May 2013 00:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

SaiK wrote:so, on the laplacian, i get the degrees for each node in the graph, and a value (-1) for either the matrix mapping is adjacent to a node or not (0). am i right?


Absolutely.
by kasthuri
27 May 2013 08:49
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

My SHQ (who is a graph theorist) tells me that spectral graph theory and especially Laplacian matrix of a graph has found some attention in detecting communities in a network. I traced the paper she was referring and here it is:

Detecting community structure in networks
by kasthuri
27 May 2013 08:21
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

i am trying to bump up as many gurus as possible in my life.. that is my current mission. Hope you don't bump into Nithy types :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laplacian_matrix Can some gurus give some applied gyan on where and how we would use this laplacian matrix (practical purpose - may not be ...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 23:46
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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matrimc wrote:Kasthuri , could you please edit the quote above so that my friends' identity is protected? I edited my original posts so that people cannot play 20 questions. Thanks.


Done deal.
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 18:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

^^^ Very interesting. I am sure you will have a lot to do after you retire. That is how I think of myself - could not possibly get bored with so many stuffs to get into... Your academic profile closely matches mine, but I got a very hands off advisor. Of late my interest in logic is increasing, espe...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 08:07
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

I prefer sage that can be obtained from http://www.sagemath.org for experimentation with Discrete Math, Graphs, Combinatorics, Logic, Linear Algebra, and {Number Theory and Crypotgraphy}. Sage is quite strong in the last two. Combinatorics probably is a little weak and numerical LA definitely weake...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

@abhishek_sharma: I don't have problems about any particular mathematician - after all we all are limited by the knowledge we posses. And we need experts in any particular field and its subfields - otherwise the field wouldn't grow. I grew up with lots of good and excellent mathematicians. I am talk...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 05:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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Yes, I know that linear algebra is very important for CS. But I took that course in the Math dept, and they discussed the properties of rings and fields for a while....it was just theorems and lemmas .... There was that red-colored book on linear algebra...what is its name? I will try to find it. Y...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 03:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Yes to Horn and Johnson. Instead of jumping straight into that book start with "Linear Algebra Done Right" which is quite good in spite of the snarky title. All theorems are proved with no recourse to determinants purely algebraically. All one needs is mathematical induction and maturity ...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 03:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

Re: BR Maths Corner-1

Actually they do a lot of hand-waving ...but they claim that they are using mathematical ideas (like wavelet analysis, geographic profiling) for solving crime-related problems. I had a few courses in linear algebra but the course did not discuss Comp-Sci related applications... http://en.wikipedia....
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 02:39
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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abhishek_sharma wrote:al kasthuri miyan -- also bliss to suggest good books on applied math-- for example, the books that discuss methods used in Numb3rs TV show. Dhanyavaad onlee.


Also, please enlighten me on Numb3rs show. I have no idea on what they air...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 02:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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AS ji, could you please expand on the theme of numb3ers show? I haven't seen it. That said, for applied math, Strang's book by the same name has a quite wide coverage - from Linear Algebra/numerical methods perspective. The book was out of print but looks like it is back in print at Amazon Introduc...
by kasthuri
25 May 2013 02:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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SaiK wrote:I just created a new chacha account saikbrf. thanks, will touch base.


SaiK,
Check your chacha account.
by kasthuri
24 May 2013 23:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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i am out paced conpused desi onlee (borderline moorkh zone). bheek maanging has no pref.. but given muffat education (but beer is a guarantee whenever we get a chance to meet), i would prioritize discrete over topology. kind of interested in both, as i am seeking more to learn on a slow burn exerci...
by kasthuri
24 May 2013 19:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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aah! gotcha.. so that is for tree. clear. thank you. In fact take cycle graph in which case n equals e and there are two faces one inside the cycle and the other outside. Yes? I can think n=e= 2, but can't visualize >= 2. ? SaiK, What type of math are you interested in - discrete/algebra or analysi...
by kasthuri
19 May 2013 20:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: BR Maths Corner-1
Replies: 1800
Views: 116341

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The Paradox of the Proof Thank you. It was really interesting to know about Mochizuki and his work. As you may be aware, same happened with Andrew Wiles's proof of FLT (about 300 pages long). I think they are pure waste of time. It will be worth just to proceed with math by either assuming the theo...
by kasthuri
13 May 2013 07:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 118482

Re: Physics Thread.

I don't know about other journals ,but in medicine ,top journals are more concerned with affiliations and "credentials" of the author rather than quality of research. While attempting to review literature for my papers , i found journals with a low impact factor (2nd tier ,third tier jour...
by kasthuri
12 May 2013 15:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 118482

Re: Physics Thread.

I am a little jaded about Nature (and Science and even PRL). Lots of write only papers :( The word "top/good" in my comment should be thought in terms of what is perceived as top/good by many scientists/public. Need not (always) produce excellent science. As I said, several good articles ...
by kasthuri
12 May 2013 07:40
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 118482

Re: Physics Thread.

Theo, there is only so much time each one of has to indulge in chasing wild fantasies of others. That is what peer review does for science (filter out the nonsense), with all its shortcomings which practicing scientists often whine about too. Most often than not, peer review ends up educating the r...
by kasthuri
10 May 2013 21:02
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 118482

Re: Physics Thread.

Well I’m neither so willing to learn. I did not understand that quote from Ramanujam, what does it mean. My take away is that reality at the QM level is very mysterious. AFAIK there is only one reality. Both QM & CM are part of that reality but not separate ‘aspects’. There is only one reality,...
by kasthuri
10 May 2013 15:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 118482

Re: Physics Thread.

It is what it says about the nature of reality that blows the mind. Nature of reality cannot be confined merely to a set of equations. The right word would probably be "an aspect of reality" Ramanujan often said "An equation for me has no meaning, unless it represents a thought of Go...
by kasthuri
10 May 2013 15:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Physics Discussion Thread
Replies: 2587
Views: 118482

Re: Physics Thread.

There is also a theorem or two that prove that Quantum mechanics cannot be derived from classical mechanics (i.e. as an extreme case). Why do we expect QM to be derived from CM? Do we have any linear axiomatic basis for these things? I understand QM as an extension of CM from an intuitive perspecti...
by kasthuri
07 May 2013 20:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252664

Re: Indian Education System

More ghee into fire and food for thought for Indian planners... http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1973 China prepares to spend billions on science and technology Sixteen science and technology projects will receive big infrastructure investments in China, the country’s State Council announced on 23 Fe...
by kasthuri
07 May 2013 08:36
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252664

Re: Indian Education System

^^^Completely agree. I undersand we cannot compare ladoos to jilaebees. But, we cannot be okay with the current scenario. Probably, we should start transferring faculties to other institutions like a bank job. Otherwise, I don't see any way out!
by kasthuri
07 May 2013 08:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Education System
Replies: 3757
Views: 252664

Re: Indian Education System

IITH is being mentored by IITM. It is possible that posts are ear-marked for the students of IITM professors. That is SOP all over the world - not just India. Paper publications, entire journals and conferences, are sometimes reserved for a clique. That is the nature of politics. Hopefully its seep...

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