Technological Fascism at its Peak

In a huge recent fascist move, the Department of Telecom has blocked over 32 commonly used websites in India, including GitHub, Pastebin, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and Archive. Some of these websites are already blocked by most of the ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and the rest are supposed to follow the orders from DoT very soon. The […]

Indian Science Congress, Pythagorean Theorem, Aviation, Cows & Gold and Stuffs Like That

TL;DR: Regarding some blunders at Indian Science Congress 2015. And some thoughts on if Indians really discovered Pythagorean Theorem. We need to discuss the latter part; yes! I woke up, like any other sane individual, woke up startled yesterday. At first it looked like a pun story, and I was confused whether somebody has mistakenly made the news […]

My Tree Challenge

മലയാളത്തിന്റെ മഹാനടന്‍ മമ്മൂട്ടിയുടെ മനതാരില്‍ വിരിഞ്ഞ മനോഹരമനനത്തില്‍ നിന്നും ഉടലെടുത്ത ആശയത്തിന് ഐക്യദാര്‍ഢ്യം. ‘മൈ ട്രീ ചലഞ്ച്’ ന്‍റെ ഭാഗമായി ഇന്നലെ (സെപ്റ്റംബര്‍ 8) ഞാന്‍ വീട്ടുവളപ്പില്‍ ഒരു ചെറുമരംകൂടി നട്ടു. മൂന്നു സുഹൃത്തുക്കളെ ക്ഷണിക്കുന്നു – അര്‍ജുന്‍ ആര്‍ പിള്ള, നിമിഷ് ജോസഫ്‌, സനീഷ് പുത്തുരത്ത്. This challenge series was first blossomed in the brain of Malayalam superstar Mammootty. Plant a sapling and challenge others to do […]

The Online Study Option – MOOCs

The following article penned by me was published by The Hindu daily on 25-May-2014 in its Open Page. Read on The Hindu’s website: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/the-online-study-option/article6044953.ece “Hey Rakesh, did you attend Prof. Andrew’s Machine Learning lecture?” The next time you hear someone asking thus, don’t be sure Rakesh is a Stanfordian. The world has changed, and so have […]

Get Addicted to Life; not to drugs!

A movement for a social cause. Addicted to Life. It reminds us that we should be addicted not to drugs and alcohol, but to our lives. Support and spread the message this campaign strives to establish. This is a venture by Government of Kerala and its associates. Visit the Facebook page of the campaign: https://www.facebook.com/getaddictedtolife Official website: http://addictedtolife.in […]