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6-2018 Adhar stigmatises everybody — Let us protest !

Recently, a learned lawyer found an innovative argument against the Aadhar project. Of course, all citizens are under the scanner because of Aadhar. Why should all financial transactions be endorsed with the Aadhar number of the parties involved ? Does it not tantamount to suspecting everyone for fraud, terrorism and tax evasion ? Let’s object to this draconian law, just because we have the right to protest and some brilliant lawyers to support us.

Why should all cars have number plates ? And why should all cars display their number plates prominently , in the front and the rear ? Does it not tantamount to suspecting everyone for fraud, terrorism and crime ? Let’s object and protest.

Why should the travelling ticket inspector check everyone’s ticket in the train ? Does it not tantamount to suspecting everyone for fraud and crime ? Let’s object and protest.

Also see :: The moon is falling

How can learned people, particularly lawyers, be so illogical ?

Amen.

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5-2018 Old age need not be a curse ……..

Old age need not be a curse …….

If you are a Senior Citizen, you know what it is to be fighting isolation, poverty,
neglect. If you have parents who are old and living alone, you have a need to know
how you can help them in their struggle.
The “Senior Citizens’ Guide” , published by Helpage India, will give you all information you need. Take a look at this informative document (84 pages), and share it with as many people as you know.

Old age is a fact of life. Enjoy it gracefully with your lifemate, as long as it lasts.

This announcement is part of my Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) initiative.

PS: The pictures above do not show me or my wife.

4-2018 Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

I seem to have got out of the Facebook tangle into which some crazy idiot put me. It was not easy. I am happy that I have got myself extricated from this evil. Richard Stallman, founder of FSF, rightly said “People don’t use Facebook. Facebook uses people (to spy on other people).”

Here is a shocking revelation, you be the judge.

I also avoid stupid things like: whatsapp, Linkedin, Instagram, ……
Let us avoid all evil , Amen.

3-2018-Accept our apologies, Ramanujan

This discovery is extracted from:
http://unom.ac.in/index.php?route=department/department/about&deptid=48”
(** Emphasis added by me **)

“….. later on, a grant of Rs.2.lakh by the National Board for Higher
Mathematics, Rs. 1 lakh by the The Hindu (Daily Newspaper) and Rs.9 lakh
by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and a matching grant of Rs. 9 lakh
by the University of Madras were sanctioned. …….
** The amount was utilized towards establishing the Ramanujan Museum, now
housed in the premises of the Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in
Mathematics, University of Madras. ….. ……** ”

Subsequently, I discovered this anti-climax statement from a very responsble
person in the above institution: “It appears that the UGC (and other sponsors)
had sanctioned some money for a Ramanujan museum long time ago; but the
University had not utilized it properly. **There is no special Ramanujan Museum
in the campus of Ramanujan Institute**. There is only a bust of Ramanujan.

Someone is telling lies. Where is the truth ? No one will know the answer.
Meanwhile, please accept our apologies, Mr. Ramanujan.

  1. The beginning
  2. The sequel

2-2018 Where ignorance is Bliss … a sequel

Yet another shameful discovery I made today was about the way we treat Ramanujan :
Do you know that it took almost a century after his death, to locate the house where Ramanujan was born ? Thanks to the efforts of Susumu Sakurai, Professor and head, Department of Math, Tokyo University of Science and Technology, and Dr. N. Mani, professor, Government Arts College, Erode, and president, Tamil Nadu Science Forum, the place would have perished and forgotten forever. This happens in a country where we fight tooth and nail for years over building a temple for a mythical person. We have memorials for politicians and scoundrels in every city. We have no place or willingness to remember a scholarly giant who made India proud.

Almost a 100 years after his death, the Indian Government declared that 22 December will be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day. Even today, many schools in India are not even aware of the significance of 22 December, or the decision by the Govt. of India.

Another shameful discovery I made was about Ramanujan museum, housed in a single room in an obscure corner of Chennai.

Also see my earlier post in WordPress, and the sequel to this sequel.