Monday, June 23, 2008

Old thoughts :)

I found a notebook i had used during M.Sc. that has modifications of the Beer's and Lambert's law (the laws which govern light as it passes through a medium), which i might have written in one of the boring spectroscopy classes... here they go:

Beer's Law -
As the Molar concentration of ethanol (suggestively from beer) increases, the wavelength of light captured by eyes multiplies and mirror images are created which temporarily hinder the functioning of hypothalamus resulting in unexpected portray of feelings.

Lambert's Law -
Well its a bit too much to understand if Beer's Law is followed.

So much so for M.Sc.... :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

When will we learn!

A few days before i had been to an IT company in Hinjewadi IT Park, Pune. I saw this guy who did some amazing stuff over there!

Initially he went to the coffee machine and selected an espresso which filled 2/3 rd of his glass. Guess he wanted the glass full so he repeated the process but withdrew the glass as soon as it was nearly full. So more than half of the coffee got drained! Well this is not it, he went ahead and kept the glass in the microwave and turned it on and after opening it saw that some coffee had spilled inside! He just walked away with a cool demeanour!

What a waste! I hope it was this guys first time! But the first part of coffee wastage was ridiculous. I later found out that this was one of top guys in the company. Wow! Some people never learn and yes future generations have already started facing the heat (global warming pun unintended!) because of this!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ironical Environmentalism

Some of my thoughts on Environmental Movements in todays world!!!

CDM or Clean Development Mechanisms..A booming area..Indians are cashing big on Carbon Credits! All the Carbon Players in the Carbon League (Sounds cliched now right) are earning big bucks which has paved a way for a new area. And all the guys who save carbon credits have to do is pray for mistakes that their client commits.
Going ahead, its nice to buy BIG SUV's then right? What with all the carbon money which can fuel the carbon emitting and fuel guzzling cars? It seems alright eh?
Commitment to true environment thought? (Wish i could increase the size of the question mark!!! but it doesn't aesthetically please does it!!!)

P.U.C - Pollution under control or Pollution Used for Cashing (More revenue, needless to say more!)

Solid Waste Management (SWM) - The Bottom Up approach includes the ground workers with lethargic staff but some committed NGO's who try to work towards increasing awareness amongst people (which is the most important factor for destruction of Environment in India) and also try to work for the welfare of the Waste Collectors or Rag Pickers as vernacularly called.
The Top Down approach includes huge funded projects by international funding agencies. Consultants are hired to suggest better models for SWM who try to work with some cities or towns as models and in the process while cursing and making fun of each other, publish nice glossy reports which are read / not read but eventually add to potential waste material. (Needless to say many N - 1 (N minus many) reports are printed at consultants office almost daily and scrapped for report improvement so that a best report can be published to attract more clients!)

Do people themselves follow their 'Do Not Print this email unless its really important (there goes the catch)! Think of the environmental impacts of your actions!' at least 50% of the times?

Well there are many more areas like this.... i will keep it rolling as they come to me!

First One

I am distributing topics into two blogs now. The earlier one for more personal stuff this one to foolishly criticize, comment and talk about stuff around.... The Intermingling Within and Without! :) (You might get the redundancy too :P)

Unity in Diversity!

I am distributing topics into two blogs now. This one for more personal stuff and to foolishly criticize, comment and talk about stuff around.... The Intermingling Within and Without! :)