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Here’s why I deleted 😣️ Antarctica Daily

I started to blog in the September of 2014. And in April 2015, I started Antarctica Daily. There have been moments when I blogged on Antarctica Daily daily for 100+ consecutive days. Other times there used to be at least 2 to 3 posts a week. The corpus of Antarctica Daily grew North of 180k […]

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The Lecture on Relativity

“Get back to your desks, professor Einstein is almost here”, shouted Feynman, the class monitor. In a matter of seconds, what could have been declared as a chaotic system of loitering chatterboxes was organised into a class of physics students eagerly waiting for the arrival of their Professor. Einstein walks in. Walks up to Plank […]

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Equilibria and Oscillations

You’re on your way sitting on a train. You look outside and you see Dr Hannibal Lecter standing. He’s just standing there. On an wooden platform. Suddenly, he raises his hand. Waves. He takes a step forward. You jump back. He falls off the wood and before you can regain your courage he’s a hundred […]

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Dollars and Bitcoins

It’s the year 3069, you are an astronaut. You’re fed up of Earthly life and decide to shoot off into deep space in your brand new TeslaX Model V (which is equipped with the 42nd gen Merlin engines and is capable of an interplanetary flight with a range of 200 light minutes). After a week […]

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An Awkward Analysis of Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)

John Green had uploaded this video where one of his fans had taken his book “Looking for Alaska” and had sorted all the words in it alphabetically. The title therefore became “Alaska for Looking”. I decided to do the same with my favorite book Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog). […]

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Being more Popular, Mathematically!

Saul Goodman said, “Let’s just say I know a guy, who knows a guy, who knows another guy”. Had this guy known another guy like the initial guy Saul knew chances are that at the sixth iteration he could have been referring to pretty much anyone in the world! Such is the concept of six […]

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Why I learnt Web Development?

Having a hobby is helpful. It keeps you happy and at times augments productivity. After entering medical school I felt the need to fill up the spare time with some activity. I was good at very few things, so learning something new sounded great. After some consideration, I chose to learn web development. Here’s why… […]

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Reading all 24 Tintins! (Paused)

Let me clarify, there’s only 1 Tintin. In the title I’m referring to the entire series. There are 24 comic books in total. Even though I have read each one at least 6-9 times I’ve never done that in order. I’m planning to re-read all the Tintin books before 1st December 2020. Books in the […]

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Flattening the Curve and Mapping Mars

Lately in the COVID-19 context flattening the curve has always referred to the reduction of new daily cases. Yet, way before 2020, in 1569 Flemish Geographer had managed to flatten a substantial curve. He projected the curved round Earth onto a Flat paper and published what we know today as the Mercator’s Projection of the […]

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Kondratieff Cycles and The Wheel of Time

Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. Steve Jobs, on introducing the iPhone Turns out that every 50 years or so, a disruptive new technology emerges and greatly influences our society. It improves our lives, shuffles the rich lists and throws the economy into the booming phase of a […]