Welcome 2013, Adios 2012.

The year that was in 2012. And the new year 2013.2012 was the year to end the world. It didn't. World moves on and we do as well. The coming year and further will test our resolve and commitment to a better world.  … [Read more...]

Fisherman catches a Shark being eaten by another Shark (amazing pic)

In an amazing shot a fisherman from New Zealand caught a shark (School Shark) being eaten by another shark (Blue Shark).  He had to let go of them, but not before taking an incredible shot of both. Source   Related articles from External SourcesIt's a shark-eat-shark world Shark Eating Another Shark In Kaiteriteri, New Zealand Shark footage goes viral Shark-attacks-shark photo goes viral SHARK WEAK: Big shark eaten by giant shark as fisherman reels him … [Read more...]

PBS on Delhi Gangrape case and protests in Delhi

Here is PBS Newshour's take on the Delhi Gang rape and of other cases. Very interesting program. … [Read more...]

Campaign to stop Rape Rapper Honey Singh from performing in Gurgaon at New Year’s concert

Honey Singh is a Punjabi rapper  from Hoshiarpur, who is going to perform at the Bristol Hotel in Gurgaon.  A section of the society has started a campaign to ban this guy from performing in Delhi.  Actually he should be banned from performing anywhere in India.  He openly sings songs with "Rape themes" containing lyrics which are misogynistic and demeaning.He is known as the Rape Rapper.He has belted out songs like Main Hoon Balaatkari  and Ch** - punjabi word for female genitalia rhyming wi … [Read more...]

American Woman shoves an Indian infront of a train in NY because she hates “Hindus and Muslims” after 9/11

An Indian man, a Hindu, was pushed onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train - which crushed him on the spot - at Queens subway station in New York by a lady because she hates Hindus and Muslims after 2001 (9/11)! In a statement released by the district attorney's office, Brown quoted Menendez, "in sum and substance," as having told the police: "I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I've been beating them … [Read more...]

70 percent of phones sold in China are Chinese-branded, Samsung and Apple losing out

The smartphones sales in China is soaring.  Specifically the Android based phones.  But there is a catch!  70 percent of phones sold in China are Chinese-branded.  China is increasingly turning away from Samsung and Apple, and instead embracing very low-cost Android phones by Chinese companies such as Xiaomi, HUAWEI or ZTE.The total mobile phones sales in November were 24.59 million, out of which 11.65 mn were through telecom operators. One of the reason why China-made mobile phones take more d … [Read more...]

US-wide survey of religions gives interesting stats on Hindus

An new study - “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS)” by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) - looks at the congregations and the religious adherents across the US.  The statistics for Hindus are very interesting. (link) Approximately 641,200 Hindu adherents and 1,625 congregations were reported across the country. With more than 80,000 Hindu adherents, the greater area of New York, NY-NJ-PA reported the highest numbe … [Read more...]

Ramanujan’s formula proved correct, may help explain Black Holes

Ramanujan had made a conjecture on his death bed in a letter to Hardy discussing mock modular forms. Ramanujan's letter described several new functions that behaved differently from known theta functions, or modular forms, and yet closely mimicked them.  Functions are equations that can be drawn as graphs on an axis, like a sine wave, and produce an output when computed for any chosen input or value.  Ramanujan conjectured that his mock modular forms corresponded to the ordinary modular forms e … [Read more...]