Sunday, February 27, 2011

Diary of a foodie

I have always maintained that Delhi is a heaven for foodie. No matter what kind of appetite you bring to the table there is something for every type of palette. This is what I had today. A South Indian style feast complete with Wada, Idili, Special Idli, Coconut Chutney, Sambhar, Green Chutney and Orange chutney and ofcourse the fruits.

My Ashok Hall Students

Here are few of my students from left are Esha Kumar, Humaira Yaseen, Priya Gupta, Aditi, Anushka Tiwari, Shubhangi Anand, Prachi Sharma, Varistha Vishnu, Supriya Jhamb, Meenakshi Khatore, Divyanshi Agarwal, Swetal, Poonam Kumari, Vandita Mohta, Khushi Jain and Tulsipriya Bhardwaj.

It was an amazing experience working with these kids and I loved every bit of it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Still working on that problem of
buried Treasure

Dasam Fall

I am back from another vacation. This time I went to Ranchi. It was after 24 year I visited Ranchi.

Treasure Problem

I am right now working on this. I think I have the solution but I still haven't proved it.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Back from trip

For past 5 days I was outside delhi to visit my dad's birth place. Its a remote village. I did conduct a small workshop for the teachers there about making math more interesting for their students. Wonderful people !

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Food in Delhi Haat

I will be posting more pics and the places where you can eat out. One thing that is remarkable about New Delhi is its food. You can't beat the price and savouring street food is a culture here. Any time I am out my food palette takes over and succumb to all the delicacies Delhi has to offer. I was at Delhi Haat after visiting Qutab minar and the sole reason was food. However if you are visiting Delhi and you happen to be interested in Handicraft Items. Delhi haat is the place to be. Its clean, its friendly and I think its one place where you can buy goods from so many different places in India.

The top pic is of Bhel Puri and Kulfi falooda (a traditional Indian Icecream, served with sweet vermicelli)

The pic below is of fruit beer and Rosogulla (sweet cheese balls)

The last pic is of Masala dosa.

Qutab Minar

A week or so ago actually I remember it was 25th January 2011 that I visited Qutab Minar. The last time I was there was probably a decade ago. Qutab Minar is one of the most visited landmark in New Delhi and this time I was glad that the renovations they have been carrying out bore remarkable results. Its one of the oldest landmark in New Delhi if you don't count Purana quila.
The tower is 235 feet and was erected by Illtumash. I remember even having gone to first floor of the tower probably some three decades back when it was so allowed. I still have that vivid memory of climbing those stairs to reach that floor.

What Egyptians Want ?

Egyptian's are all over the news. A quick look at the demographic profile of this country 91% Muslims and 9% Christains. Mubarak was able to keep the country secular. So all this talk of democracy to me seems absolutely baseless. I think few year from now we will have an Islamic republic of Egypt with Sharia laws to boot. I wonder if am I the only one who thinks like that because all over media the talk is about how much egyptian's want democracy. I really want my prophecy to go wrong only time will tell.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Delhi's Jantar Mantar

Yesterday I took time to visit Delhi's Jantar Mantar. It's a fascinating place in Cannaught Place that I don't remember ever visiting. I have visited the Jaipur's Jantar Mantar when I was in engineering college and I was very impressed. Few month's back I saw "Story of Mathematics" and in which DeSutoy visits Jaipur's observatory and explains some of the instruments. It was enchanting. So I think that somehow programmed my subconcious mind to make a visit to this ancient astronomical observatory. Funny thing is lot of people associate Jantar Mantar with "bhool bhulaiya" a famous maze kind of building having the ability to make you loose your sense of direction.

I personally feel every child should be taken to this observatory and there should be tour guides to help you show how some of those massive instruments work. Its breath taking to see all those scales etched and laid so precisely to help you calculate astronomical data.
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