Dr. Abhishek Dutta

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July 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

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In went three, out came four

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We went in as a family of three and came out as four from the hospital,
Our family now weights 3.6 kg more,
We will now sing the happy birthday song four times a year,
We all will now wake up to the face of remaining three every morning,
Our neighbours will now have to stand to the noise of four,
A democratic vote by four will now decide what plays on our only television,
Our three seater sofa will now have to endure the weight of four,
Four toothbrushes will now contest for space in our toothbrush holder,
Can I have a room for four, a table for four, a ticket for four, … ?

We four will fill our home with happiness, love and prosperity.

(Note: I wrote this when our second child was born)

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August 31, 2019 at 6:47 pm

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The Art of Bicycle Maintenance

Today I patched up a puncture in my bicycle which had been lying in our store for last 6 months. I was waiting for some free time to fix my bicycle and have been using my wife’s bicycle to travel to work and city. Today, I found some time and patched up the puncture. During my high school days in Janakpur, I often visited bicycle mechanics to get my bicycle fixed. It is during these visits that I learned this skill of patching up a punctured bicycle tube (or, a flat tyre). I felt so happy to fix my bicycle on my own. I not only saved money but also some coveted happiness which you get by doing things on your own. After finishing this bicycle maintenance work, I recalled something and went to my bookshelf to search for a book.

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April 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

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Aadhya Diary #5 : Building with blocks

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We bought a bag of big blocks (similar to LEGO but larger in size and suitable for babies) for Aadhya on her first birthday. Initially, we had to show her how to join those blocks together to build something. She took some time to learn but now is quite skilled at putting these blocks together. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

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Aadhya Diary #4: Friendship with Books

In the past few days, I have noticed that Aadhya is interested in flipping through her children book pages. In the past, she used to eat the book cover and did not have the dexterity to flip the book pages. Now, she has learned to flip book pages using her index finger. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 6, 2017 at 3:03 pm

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Aadhya Diary #3 : first step, one giant leap

Aadhya walked her first steps today at 10:43 AM.

When she was born, we used to support her head when we held her in our arms. A few months later, she could hold her head upright and gaze around without the need for a supporting hand. Then she learned to roll over on her own. Soon she was able to sit upright on her own. As she grew and started eating solids, she learned to crawl and explore the surroundings on her own. Now she has started to learn the art of walking upright — an evolutionary leap that helped to sets us apart from fellow mammals. Babies gain strength in their muscles from top to bottom — first neck, followed by the back and finally the two legs. In the last 11 months, we have watched her go through all these stages of development. The moments when she did something for the first time will always be in our memories. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm

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Aadhya Diary #2 : Sense of time

I usually return home from work at 5PM. When I ring the door bell, my wife opens the door with Aadhya in her arms. Today, I returned late at around 6PM and I saw a video that my wife had recorded of Aadhya going to the door at around 5PM and wondering why I had not shown up at the door yet. Here is a video that shows Aadhya crawling up to the front door, standing and trying to open the door while babbling “papa”. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

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Aadhya Diary #1 : Breaking out of a crib

Aadhya is almost 11 months old and she does not like the confinements of her crib. She loves to roam around the house, open cup boards, and play with everything else except her toys. We let her roam around the house when either of us follow her to make sure that she does not hurt herself while exploring the house. However, when I have to do some work, I put her in her crib along with all her toys. Aadhya does not like to be in a crib and a recent event showed that she has been thinking hard on ways to break free from this crib. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm

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Fund Collection for Nepal Earthquake Victims

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I collected € 690 to support the relief operations of Suraj Sapkota ( @ssapkota ) and his team in Nepal. Here are some updates from Suraj:

  • May. 16, 2015 : “Heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported in this relief distribution.” [Field report video]
  • May. 03, 2015 : “I just checked my account. I have received the amount that you sent on 30th Apr.   We will be going to Dukuchap, Lalitpur today with food. Tarpaulin, temporary shelter, is highly required and is in high shortage.”
  • Apr. 30, 2015 : “We have reached abukhairani.. will be heading towards baluwa, Gorkha tomorrow early in the morning… I have already brought relief material of almost 1.5L NRS … We hipe to support 200 houses with it. …. 75% of that amount is for shelter. And the rest is food and medication/sanitation …”
  • Apr. 29, 2015 : “We are desperately looking for support from abroad.  Currently I am using from my personal account, I am spending here on the basis of promised fund from abroad. But I am running out on this …”

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April 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm

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The Postman Who Came Too Late

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Teaser for story "The Postman Who Came Too Late"Nepal has been blessed with heavenly natural beauty. However, the plate tectonics that gave birth to this natural beauty will one day cause massive loss of life and property. A majority of people living in Nepal are largely unaware of their vulnerability to a massive earthquake. Ironically, foreign diplomats seem to be more active in preparing Nepal for this imminent and unpredictable natural disaster: recently the US embassy funded the construction of a blood bank that can survive the impact of an earthquake, Nepal government and some UN agencies are collaborating to prepare critical infrastructures (like airport, emergency shelter, etc.) for a massive earthquake that is bound to hit this beautiful Himalayan kingdom that has already been cursed with a bloody past and a youth-less present.

This short story (fiction, 2200 words) describes the home-coming of a youth after a massive earthquake in Nepal. It also tries to emphasize the importance of letter writing in current age of instant communication (email, telephone, etc).

Download options: PDF(recommended), epub (for e-book reader), gutenberg e-book

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June 14, 2013 at 9:36 am

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The Life of a Dying Mind

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Teaser for "Life of a Dying Mind"

News of a certain death in near future is always a breaking news for any human mind. Ironically, the human mind that can contemplate the vastness of the universe and peek into the sub-atomic world has failed to prepare itself for the news of imminent self-destruction.

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February 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Janki Mandir at Dawn and Dusk

Janki Temple (Mandir) of Janakpur (Nepal) as seen on the morning of Nov. 02, 2012.

Janki Temple (Mandir) of Janakpur (Nepal) as seen during the sunset of Nov. 02, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Janki Mandir is a temple in Janakpur, Nepal. I was born here and am always eager to revisit this ancient city.The architectural beauty of this historical temple awes me every time I see it. I hope these two photographs of this temple captured at dawn and dusk will hit you with similar feelings. The first one shows early morning view of this temple as the faint moon tried all in its capacity to brighten up this shot. The second photograph shows the silhouette of this temple as the distant horizon cuddled up the tired sun.

The UNESCO World Heritage website describes this temple as follows:

According to Vedic literature, the present Ram Janaki Temple in Janakpur is located at the birthplace of Goddess Sita, consort of Lord Rama. As mentioned in the great epic of the Ramayana, the area belonged to the realms of King Janak. The Ram Janaki Temple is one of the most holy places for Hindus.  Various vestiges of the 11th and 12th Century AD can be found. The temple architecture is of a much later period, however its style is unique; a blend of classical and neo-classical design with elements of fortification within a unique environmental setting.

These photographs are under CC BY-SA 3.0 license which means that you are free to use them in your own work as long as you attribute it to the original author.

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December 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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Photography – my favourites

I love photography and still aspire to become a photo journalist some day. I admire the photographers who manage to tell a full story using a single photograph. My personal favourites are facial portraits and photographs of historical monuments. These days I am learning to explore my surroundings through me lens. In my Photography page, I collect some of my favourite photographs. From several hundred photographs I capture, only few make to this page. I like to keep my photographs pure — free from any digital enhancement or manipulation.

Photography page : (Last Updated: Dec. 16, 2012 – I decided to chose a more free culture license for the photographs in this page.)

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December 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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Am I “Nepal’s deracinated generation”?

I just read CK Lal’s Nepal’s deracinated generation and could not help but write a blog post about it. Mr. Lal’s writings are never bloated with politically correct statements. Therefore in addition to a large number of people cursing him as a social and political analyst (see comments sections of his earlier articles), there are even more who praise his eloquent style and thank him for clearing out the haze in the topics related to the Nepali politics and society. In this article, the following thought hit me very strongly:

From a youngster requesting a stranger at the Tribhuvan International Airport to fill up her migration form because she can only sign her name, to the boy coming back home from the USA [Europe] for the summer and carrying an extra pen so as to help as many fellow passengers fill up immigration cards as possible, a great many of CGs [Cyber Generation] are travelling abroad. — Nepal’s deracinated generation by CK Lal

I do carry a pen in my backpack and yes I do fill in the immigration forms of some of my fellow countrymen who seek my help in overcoming one of the many hurdles put in place to throw them at the mercy of others. Although some of them can fill in the form themselves, they seek help in fear of the arrogant immigration officials who reject their form, without any explanation, even for the slightest mistake. I am sure that those officials would strip themselves of all the arrogance once they understand why some people have to travel abroad for work and how they worked and lived in dire conditions to send their earnings back home to feed their family — thereby contributing to the country’s ailing economy.

Little wonder, the highest concern of the top-of-the-heap CG [Cyber Generation] urbanite nowadays is how to cut, saw, or sandpaper a micro SIM so that it will fit into the nano-SIM slot of the latest iPhone 5. — Nepal’s deracinated generation by CK Lal

Fortunately, this is not me. To be honest, I carry a 15 euro mobile phone — the cheapest that was available. Had my cell phone service provider known that some humans can live without making calls and texting, they would have removed the prepaid scheme with infinite validity period :)

Here are some more interesting satirical lines from this article:

A few winners of the Diversity Visa Lottery, when denied permission to migrate, would hold protest marches and fast-unto-death for their inalienable right to run away from their country and settle in their dreamland.– Nepal’s deracinated generation by CK Lal

Part of the explanation perhaps lies with the attitude of CGs [Cyber Generation] —Baal Matalab (I couldn’t care less)—who have little or no interest in the political struggles of the past. … These youths expect that everything be within the reach of their thumb—of the remote, of touchscreen smartphones or tablets—and all the effort that they should be expected to make is open the door to receive pizza delivery, pasta parcels, and eBay packages. Communication should be through social media; activism should be limited to cyberspace; and occasional get-together at a bar, a café or the mall on the way back home from work should suffice for civic engagements.– Nepal’s deracinated generation by CK Lal

So, am I “Nepal’s deracinated generation” ?

Well, at least I do not share the, “I couldn’t care less” attitude. But I am definitely guilty of “caring for little else other than ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘Myself.’ “. Thanks to Mr. Lal for forcing me to reflect on these issues. I also admire his capabilities as a writer. Did I just hear somebody recall Edward Bulwer-Lytton‘s thought, “The pen is mightier than the sword” ?

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September 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

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My Favorite Poems

In this post, I collect some of my favourite poems — the poems that swiftly fill me with sweet emotions while my ever-increasing love for computers and research silently robs me off the pleasures of being a human.

My heart refuses to believe that it is more than a pump, my eyes are lost in the dreary desert of pixels, my fingers are tired of the arrogant keys and mouse buttons that rise up every time it is pressed and my exhausted neurons complain of the maladies brought to them by logical thinking.

These poems let my neurons clamour like children running out of a classroom after hearing the finishing school bell. It allows my fingers to fall in love with tender flower petals that sway with the wind without any arrogance. My heart forgets to pump and is filled with warmth for my soaked eyes which envyingly yearns to take the place of a child cuddled in his mother’s arms.

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September 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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The Gardener – Rabindranath Tagore

I have recently started reading “The Gardener” (Rabindranath Tagore) and in this blog post, I collect some of my favourite lines from this book.

QUEEN. What will your duties be?
SERVANT. The service of your idle days. I
will keep fresh the grassy path where you
walk in the morning, where your feet will
be greeted with praise at every step by
the flowers eager for death.  (1)

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July 19, 2012 at 9:34 am

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“Abhishek Dutta’s research”

It is never easy to explain your research project to a general audience. At several occasions, I have found myself in the middle of a conversation when I am explaining my work and I see a poker face in my humble and patient listener. It is then that I realize, how bad I am at explaining my work. Every such “poker face” helps me to improve my ability to reach to a general audience.

So I was a bit nervous when I learned that I had to give a skype interview on Dec. 22, 2011 to a professional content writer for my research group’s flyer (a leaflet intended to publicize ongoing research projects). I scribbled a few important points in a paper and started my interview with some courage obtained by believing that I had already seen enough “poker faces” by now. The interviewer was very smart and quickly understood my work and its importance — if any. :)

The leaflet has now been published (flip side contains my supervisor’s interview) and I am very happy with its content. I lost no time in reading it and quickly snail mailed it to my parents after I received them in my mailbox. Now here I am, pompously talking about it in my blog. To be honest, it feels very nice when somebody writes about your research. Also, I am a Leo and nothing flatters me more than the very though of being talked about — of course, in a good way. So when I first read Linda Goodman’s description of a Leo (about 4 years ago), it felt as if she was writing about me: all my traits (good and bad) were laid naked for the world to see. Felt really embarrassed but again in a good way: I did not choose to be a Leo. :)

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June 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

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The World of Mathematics

I recently started reading “The World of Mathematics” book by J.R. Newman. Here, I collect some of my favorite paragraphs from this book.

Chapter 13: Srinivasa Ramanujan

  • He would probably have been a greater mathematician if he had been caught and tamed a little in his youth; he would have discovered more that was new, and that, no doubt, of greater importance. On the other hand, he would have been less of a Ramanujan, and more of a European professor and the loss might have been greater than the gain.

Chapter 11: The Prince of Mathematicians (Gauss)

  • “Gauss resolved to follow their [Archimedes and Newton] great example and leave after him only finished works of art, severely perfect, to which nothing could be added and from which nothing could be taken away without disfiguring the whole. The work itself must stand forth, complete, simple, and convincing, with no trace remaining of the labor by which it had been achieved. A cathedral is not a cathedral, he said, till the last scaffolding is down and out of sight. … Few, but ripe.”
  • “Shortly after his seventh birthday Gauss entered his first school, …. run by a virile brute, one Buttner, whose idea of teaching the hundred or so boys in his charge was to thrash them into such a state of terrified stupidity that they forgot their own names.”
  • ” ‘He is beyond me,’ Buttner said; ‘I can teach him nothing more’ …. “

@todo : Wait for some more amazing paragraphs about the beautiful minds.

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May 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Journey of three tulips from 2011 to 2012

This year, my university turned 50 and I received three red tulip seeds as a gift. I planted the three tulip seeds yesterday and am eagerly waiting for April/May 2012 when these tulips will bloom. These red tulips will definitely be a beautiful reminder of the year that was left behind.

Happy New Year and best wishes for this new year to bring happiness and good health to everybody.

Last Updated: Mar. 10, 2012. First Published On: Dec. 28, 2011

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December 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

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Quotations: powerful and concise thoughts of the giants

Common, skip the sections that seem less important” , I consoled myself while frantically preparing for the final board exams of Class XII. The syllabus for Physics and Chemistry were huge. Therefore, my study pattern got more careless as the shadow of the exam conspired for a war with my ignorance. I stayed in the student hostel during Class XI/XII study at DPS (Dharan, Nepal). Frequent study breaks were a good way to recharge during those days of intensive exam preparation. During one such study break, I noticed the following anonymous quotation written on one of my friends study desk:

Skipping steps gives the illusion of speed.

It was like a traffic sign warning me of the consequences of my frantic exam preparation. Now I realize that I would also have been a casualty of “skipping steps” had I not seen this quotation. In this blog post, I plan to keep a record of all such powerful and concise thoughts — without the related background story :)

Updates:

  • [Oct. 08, 2017] Words of wisdom are shared across languages. I appreciate how each language manages to share same wisdom in a slightly different way. I plan to add quotations in multiple languages (Maithili, Nepali and Hindi) as I explore them.
  • [Sep. 27, 2012] Catherine Lombard (my instructor for the Perfecting you Publication course) recently remarked, “I took a look [at your blog] and really like what you are doing here. Would like to see some quotes from a few women on your quote page.“. Now I realize that I was, unconsciously, collecting quotes only from men. Future updates of this post will definitely include quotes from women. :)
  1. Organizers didn’t make any money; their poverty was proof of their integrity. – Barack Obama
  2. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot
  3. There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. – Josh Billings
  4. He was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie. – Mark Twain
  5. If I have been able to see further, it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton
  6. The world seems full of randomness but everything is planned. – Anonymous
  7. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby
  8. If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. – Abraham Lincoln
  9. Fatigue is the best pillow. – Benjamin Franklin
  10. By the time a man realizes that his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he’s wrong. – Charles Wadsworth
  11. Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. – John Betjeman (From Movie: The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas)
  12. You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. – Winston Churchill
  13. I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time. – Blaise Pascal
  14. The moderns do not realize modernity. – G.K.Chesterton
  15. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. – M. K. Gandhi
  16. If there is one ‘scientific’ discovery I am proud of, it is the discovery of the habit of writing without publication in mind. – E. W. Dijkstra
  17. Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do. – Voltaire
  18. Necessity first mothered invention. Now invention has little ones of her own, and they look just like grandma. – E. B. White
  19. The only thing that we know is that we know nothing — and that is the highest flight of human wisdom. – Leo Tolstoy
  20. The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience. – Leo Tolstoy
  21. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger – Kelly Clarkson’s Song
  22. Sometimes you have to go up really high to see how small you are – Felix Baumgartner
  23. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime … You just might find you get what you need – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  24. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Leo Tolstoy (Anna Karenina/Part One/Chapter 1)
  25. There is nothing that pleases me more than a beautiful sentence … It is something that satisfies me — Arundhati Roy (BBC Face to Face July 07, 1999, 15:40)
  26. It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things — Leonardo Da Vinci (source: David Heathcock)
  27. Hands which serve are holier than the lips that pray — Mother Teresa (source: Dr. Devi Shetty)
  28. Everything comes to him who knows how to wait — Wolfgang Pauli (source: Project Poltergeist)
  29. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend. — William Shakespeare (HamletAct 1, Scene 3)
  30. I am better off than he is,—for he knows nothing, and thinks that he knows; I neither know nor think that I know. — Socrates (conveyed by Plato in Apology)
  31. One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. — Malala Yousafzai (source: speech delivered at the UN on July 12, 2013)
  32. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. — Harper Lee in To Kill a Mockingbird
  33. “There is an enormous inertia that prevents people from change. You must always remember that it is impossible to make something better if you don’t make it different — the converse is not true, of course. You cannot make something better unless it is different. And different scares the life out of so many people …” — Dr. Amar G. Bose (skip to 35min 40sec of this MIT Distinguished Lecture Series)
  34. The man who dies rich, dies disgraced — Andrew Carnegie (quotation inscribed at the Peace Palace)
  35. During the first nineteen months of my life I had caught glimpses of broad, green fields, a luminous sky, trees and flowers which the darkness that followed could not wholly blot out. If we have once seen, “the day is ours, and what the day has shown.” — Helen Keller (Chapter I: The Story of My Life)
  36. You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. — Abraham Lincoln
  37. [TRANSLATED] Love cannot be seeded into someone. It is a fire that is difficult to kindle but once it takes on, it is equally difficult to extinguish.
    • ईश्क पर जोर नहि, है ये वो आतिश गालिब, कि लगाए ना लगे और बुझाए ना बने। – Ghalib
  38. Success has many fathers, failure is an orphan – [proverb]
  39. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link – [proverb]
  40. I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it – [Evelyn Beatrice Hall]
  41. The more you read, the better you write. – [Abhishek Dutta :-) ]
  42. Trips to fairly unknown regions should be made twice; once to make mistakes and once to correct them. – John Steinbeck (Chapter 28: The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup)
  43. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. — Bertrand Russell (in Mortals and Others)
  44. Our pleasure is significantly enhanced when we accomplish something with limited tools. — D. Knuth (Pg. 10 of Literate Programming)
  45. Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers  worry about data structures and their relationships. — Linus Torvalds (on git mailing list)
  46. “I have some guiding principals: (a) Don’t run with the pack; (b) Partner with wonderful and outstanding people … Lead them with your own efforts … or partner with people smarter than you … but have good choice with partners; (c) Be guided by beauty; (d) Don’t give up … persistence [or, perseverance] has a lot of value; (e) Hope for good luck” – James Simons, AMS and the MSRI event on 30 Oct. 2014 (source)
  47. “Aim for the sky and your arrow shall cross the highest tree” – Anonymous
  48. “People with influence and power have a moral duty to ensure that the powerless never feel helpless.” – [Abhishek Dutta :-) ]
  49. “… he addressed a room full of many of the same mathematicians who had rejected his graduate school application a year earlier.”– A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World, Quanta Magazine
  50. “My work, which I’ve done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men. And therewithal, whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.” — Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  51. “… he has overcome two of the greatest obstacles to the acquisition of knowledge—inasmuch as he possesses the consciousness that he does not know—and he has the moral courage to avow it.” — Charles Babbage (in Chapter V : Difference Engine NO. I., Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, 1864)
  52. “If you tell me precisely what it is a machine cannot do, then I can always make a machine which will do just that” — John von Neumann (encountered while reading this research paper)
  53. “I am concerned that neither of you are appreciating the gravity of this situation.”, said a US official interrogating Albert Einstein and Elsa Einstein to which Einstein replied, “I dare say that I know a bit more about gravity than you …” — (Chapter 8, Genius)
  54. “Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.” – @thereaIbanksy (tweet on Oct. 07, 2017)
    • अध जल गग्री छल्कयत जाय : a folk wisdom in Maithili which means that a half full (अध) water (जल) pot (गग्री) keeps splashing and making noise while a water pot that is filled to brim is calm and silent when the water pot is being transported.
    • “empty vessels make the most sound” – proverb
  55. “Age is usually accompanied by wisdom but sometimes it comes alone” — (I am not sure about the source but I may have read this in one of Bertrand Russel’s essays)
  56. “You are only ever as happy as your unhappiest child” — Tim Lott (Guardian, 3 Nov. 2017)
  57. “Sometimes its the very people who no one imagines anything off, who do the things no one can imagine” — Alan Turing’s friend’s dialogue (at 26m 15s) in the movie The Imitation Game
  58. “Life is complex — it has both real and imaginary parts.” — Anonymous (noted from chapter 2 of this book)
  59. “The ideal engineer is a composite … He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems.” — Nathan W. Dougherty

I feel that quotations are the best way to convey wisdom. I will keep adding more interesting quotations to this blog post. Visit wikiquote if you want to explore this powerful medium of conveying wisdom.

Created: Sep. 2011 | Last Updated: September 2019

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September 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm