Saturday, October 03, 2009

Personality Results

Took a personality test at Big Five. Here are the Personality result. Do take the test and share your results

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What does the Sorting Hat Says?

The sorting hat says that I belong in Ravenclaw!


Said Ravenclaw, "We'll teach those whose intelligence is surest."

Ravenclaw students tend to be clever, witty, intelligent, and knowledgeable.
Notable residents include Cho Chang and Padma Patil (objects of Harry and Ron's affections), and Luna Lovegood (daughter of The Quibbler magazine's editor).

Take the most scientific Harry Potter
ever created.

Get Sorted Now!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Birthdays on Another Planet

"Celebrate Every Day of Your Life" - is what I believe in; but this cruel Earth and it's people don't allow you to celebrate everyday of your life.

Well, for the desperadoes amongst you, here is something which you will find extremely useful. Check out my Reasons for Celebrations

Go ahead! See when is it your birthday on another Planet or When you have completed 11000 days of living and Just Celebrate. has really added fun to our lives. Cheerio!!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Statistical Significance

Most of us are taught Testing of Hypothesis using the old Null Hypothesis approach. In fact, In Indian Schools, it is de-rigor to know the statistical testing using the Null Hypothesis Approach. However, statistical software do not follow this approach, rather they follow the p-value approach. This creates confusion when students use statistical software foe their work.

To help my students I downloaded the following picture from the Internet. It beautifully illustrates the methods for both the approach. I hope that this will help the students of statistics in India.

PS: I downloaded the above file from the Internet. If you come across the original please let me know so that I can acknowledge the original

Monday, February 09, 2009

Death of a Software Company

It is with sadness that I write this blog about the demise of a small software company.

In 2003, I had purchased a small software "Just the Fax" from a small company RKS Software. I was impressed with the software as it made the process of sending a fax from a computer. In fact, so impressed was I, that I decided to spend $ 19.95 to register the software. The software was made for windows 98 platform but over the years I found it to work flawlessly on Windows Me and Windows XP. And to tell the truth, that small piece of software has saved my bacon innumerable number of times over the years.

Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to visit RKS Software but to my dismay I found that the company has closed down it's shutters in December 2008 and hived of it's products to various other companies. I felt really sad seeing the notice of closure. RKS Software was a good company making a slew of really useful products. As far as I am concerned, I will continue to use the software as long as it works on Windows Vista or any other piece of OS that Redmond comes up with.

May RKS Software find peace in the dotcom heaven. Rest in Peace.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

I guess it is time to wish Happy New Year to all of you through my blog. In the past few days, I have been majorly active on scribd. Do view my documents on scribd:


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Finally - Convocation

Finally the big day arrived. Calcutta University decided to hold convocation for the Doctoral Degree Holders. I arrived post haste to Kolkata to be present at the convocation. But what a big letdown!!!

You must think that the convocation ceremony of the Oldest University in India would be gloriously managed solemn affair. Not So. In fact I have had seen better convocations in private collages. No Academic Gown, No Photographer, No laminated / or bound degree holder. 341 of the degree recipients were called on stage one by one and handed over the degree in the same manner as a pamphlet is handed over by the street level evangelist. And to top it all, the attitude was as if university was doing us a favor by inviting us to the convocation

I could not hide my disappointment as after 5 years of hard work, this was the day that would have been the culmination of all my academic efforts. But Alas, as usual, Calcutta University left a scar! A scar for a lifetime.

Oh well, that is Calcutta University for you. How I wish it would wisen up, shed the old dowager image become a world class institution. Sometimes, just sometime, dreams do come true... perhaps in my lifetime, they will... let us see