Mathematical Expressions

A love letter written by a math teacher..

My Dear Sweetheart,

Yesterday, I was passing by your rectangular house in trigonometric lane.

There I saw you with your cute circular face, conical nose and spherical eyes, standing in your triangular garden.

Before seeing you, my heart was a null set but when a vector of magnitude (likeness) from your eyes at a deviation of theta radians made a tangent to my heart, it differentiated.

My love for you is a quadratic equation with real roots, which only you can solve by making good binary relation with me.

The cosine of my love for you extends to infinity.

I promise that I should not resolve you into partial functions but if I do so, you can integrate me by applying the limits from zero to infinity.

You are as essential to me as an element to a set.

The geometry of my life revolves around your acute personality.

My love, if you do not meet me at parabola restaurant on date 10 at sunset, when the sun is making an angle of 160 degrees, my heart would be like a solved polynomial of degree 10.

With love from your higher order derivatives of maxima and minima, of an unknown function.

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Elephants do Swim!

Elephants swim… can you believe that??

Last night, I watched a program called Swimming Elephants on Animal Planet. It was about elephants in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The elephants in the island are used to pull heavy logs in the forests and they swim through the sea to reach the nearby island for work. Incredible isn’t it??

Watch this interesting video…

Ahmedabad Blasts – Terrorism on the Rise!

In less than 48 hours, 25 serial bomb blasts have taken place in two of India’s major cities killing nearly 30 people and injuring hundreds. Yesterday it was in Bangalore and today, it is Ahmedabad. Nearly 16 blasts have taken place in Ahmedabad alone and most of the bombs have been planted in cycles. Four of the 16 blasts took place in hospitals. Though the blasts were of low intensity, it has created a huge amount of fear among the people. All of a sudden, India has become one of the unsafe places to live. All these blasts took place in a span of 70 minutes and it is said that all the blasts took place in communally sensitive areas. The blasts were similar to those that took place in Bangalore yesterday.

Amidst these attacks, the most painful or rather shameful thing is that politicians have started playing their games pointing fingers at each other. News channels are competing each other to get the edge over the other in reporting the news. A group called HuJI has taken responsibility for the blasts. It is always the innocent people who take the brunt of the terrorist attacks. The prime reason for these types of attacks is not because of the lack of security systems or infrastructure but the infiltration of corrupt practices in each and every system of the society that is taking a heavy toll.

Update: Death toll increased to 46; live bombs found in Surat also; 18 live bombs defused in Surat – 29/07/2008

Pothys – The Best!

Pothys, the Aalayam of Silks, has been our favorite dress store for the past four years or so. Earlier, we used to purchase from Jeyachandran’s (only for a very brief period) braving huge crowds in and outside the shop. Then we tried in Pothys, and since then, it has become our family dress store. Pothys offers lot of varieties and it’s worth the money; the ambience is fantastic and it has lot of space that can handle peak seasons comfortably (relatively better to other stores). The main feature is the customer service. The sales people are patient enough and they do not grumble or say “no stock sir” – which we normally hear in Saravana Stores. Even we tried in other stores like Sree Krishna Collection, Kumaran Silks, Nalli Silks, RMKV, Saravana Stores….mhm..nothing can beat Pothys.

Note: For this Aadi sale, they are giving fruits and vegetables as gifts for the purchases you make – creative thought and a nutritious one too

Read Carefully Before You Sign

A few weeks ago, I applied for a credit card. The sales executive came to my office to collect the documents. I handed over the necessary documents to the executive and signed the application form in the places where he asked me to do. I neither did read a single word on that application form nor fill my personal details. He just came, collected the documents, got my signature and went off in less than 5 minutes. After he left, waves of fear crept into my mind, only then I started to realize the blunder that I have done. A lot of questions came into my mind and I felt disturbed for sometime and after a few minutes it just faded away. But the most important point I would like to emphasize is NEVER sign an application or document or whatever it may be without READING IT PROPERLY. This act of signing the application forms without reading is happening more in corporate companies, particularly when opening corporate salary accounts. A person from the bank comes in, asks the employees to sign in a few places and instantly hands over the kit including the cheque book, debit card, etc. The employees are not properly informed about the features, rules, privileges and other things related to the account. This happened to me recently. I was charged for a particular service, which I was not aware of. When I asked the customer care, they replied, “YOU HAVE AGREED FOR IT AND SIGNED THE DOCUMENT WHILE OPENING THE ACCOUNT.” So it is always better to spare a few minutes to read to avoid problems in the future.

The Times of India – Tale of Subscription

TOI

I am one among those who got impressed with The Times of India newspaper, which was launched in Chennai six weeks ago. I haven’t subscribed any newspaper in life and for the first time I decided to subscribe “The Times of India.” My friends told me that there was a launch offer and by the time I inquired about that, it was all over. I checked with the newspaper vendor near my home and he too told the same thing.

I then googled to get some subscription info but I could not succeed. In fact, I really wanted to subscribe even without the offer. Luckily I got a phone number on the net but that number never rang, as it was always busy. Finally, I got an email ID from the net, crm.chennai@timesgroup.com. With tonnes of hope, I emailed about my interest in subscribing The Times of India, and I had mentioned the area in which I live and I asked to provide the subscription and the agent details. To my delight, I received the mail the very next day and in the mail, they thanked me for the interest that I have shown for The Times of India and they apologized that currently there are no schemes available and that they will let me know when they come up with new schemes. I didn’t know what to do to bring The Times of India home…

Break The Rules

A few weeks ago, I was waiting at one of the busiest traffic signals in Chennai. The signal was red and I was waiting right on the stop line. Somebody honked and I turned back. I saw a white SUV approaching the stop line. I thought the vehicle was going to take left and I moved to my left so that it can take the turn. But the SUV did not turn left and the vehicle slowly moved ahead of the stop line. I peeped into the vehicle and found a familiar political face but I was not sure at that time and fellow riders on the road later confirmed it. He was reading a newspaper without bothering what his driver was doing, and short of patience, with the signal still in red, the SUV vroomed ahead and sped away on the lane meant for two wheelers. What a great demonstration of social and civic responsibility??? Who will bell the cat(s)?