Jun 2004 BLOG

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4 Jun 2004: Jay's entry on to stage. He played a small part as child Krishna in the play "Krishna". Meg and Nicki were his "sawangadi". The play itself was interesting with 5 different Krishna's being depicted. Facts about him that are normally brushed under the carpet or highlighted in a different vain played the main part bringing out his human nature. Anu had her typical part in the Oasis program, Here she was among the gopis. snaps
OASIS
Looking for interesting bookstores to go to tomorrow when Jay goes to Catalina with Pearson for fishing.
Greater LA books
5 Jun 2004: Jay had caught a biggish Opal eye which we took to Goutam's where it was cooked and consumed.
Spent the initial part of the day fishing for books at "acres of books" at 240 Long beach Bl, Long beach. They boast of a million books, mostly used. Found a couple of Martin Gardners.
Saw some of "What I have learnt of the US foreign policy". I did not learn anything new.
11 Jun 2004: The schedule for ifilm this year has been finalized. We have chosen Kairee. OpenCinema 2004
15 Jun 2004: First mobile-phone virus is here. cabir
Was looking at Poly's "generalization, standardization and analogy" and found a beautiful proof of Pythagoras theorem. There are more out there. Especially the one with two grids is terrefic. Pythagoras proofs
21 Jun 2004: Back from Utah. Good trip to Zion, Bryce etc. Photographs
22 Jun 2004: A 1-mile water tunnel from 6th century BC. Samos tunnel
23 Jun 2004: Predictions and bets over looong timescales to "improve long-term thinking". Longbets
Its about an year since Perelman suggested a proof to Poincare's theorem. Repository for material related to Perelman's papers
24 Jun 2004: Wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone are helping the ecology a great deal by removing Elk and promoting the whole food-chain. Map of packs (hyperlinks thereof don't work).
25 Jun 2004: The Bush admin. has used EPA again to add green house gases to the atmosphere. EPA says make homes efficient, not car
Compare fuel economies etc.
26 Jun 2004: Had second GD as part of the Book Club - this time discussing G.A. Kulkarni's "Ratna". There were some differences of opinion on the interpretation of the graphic (but abstract) symbolism, but everybody agreed on the nice flowing language.

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