Friday, June 24, 2011

what came first ??

It is not much into the past years, when I saw my physics and maths teacher fighting over the superiority of their subjects. What came first. Maths or Physics?? I was always an ardent supporter of physics and 'the mathematics in the physics' had always bugged me for want of its validity. At heart I wanted my physics teacher to win, and closely followed their discussion. The question lingered even after a long, reasonable yet funny debate.
My sheer love for physics brought out an explanation for this out of my mind:
Physics' has a close relation to the real world and beautifully, with its laws, always explains the nature. Mathematics seems however abstract, not able to even explain itself, let alone the laws of nature. Infinity is and will always remain undefined, and complex numbers will never exist. What is mathematics without physics? cause all it does is work and toil for physics. Mathematics is of no use, without physics. But somewhere this was a biased explanation. We cannot ignore its existence everywhere, and how it is an integral part of the universe itself.
At I came across an interesting explanation for the same. It says:
In physics we use mathematics as a tool to understand Nature. In mathematics, the pure notions of numbers and other structures do not need physics to exist or explain or even justify them. But the surprising thing is that often some newly discovered abstract formulation in mathematics turns out, years later, to describe physical phenomena which we hadn't known about earlier. When, as a student of physics, you see this for the first time, it is truly overwhelming. The only conclusion I can bring myself to is that mathematics is not just a tool of physics; it must be much, much more. Since mathematics is a product of our imagination, then somehow the structure of the universe itself seems to be imprinted on the human mind. And if that is the case, the relationship between mathematics and physics does indeed boil down to the chicken-and-the-egg question.
Interesting na??!
To get a real good further insight on it, touching other aspects like how can mathematics be arrived from physics alone, but not physics from mathematics alone, etc. follow the link:
Mathematics is indeed more beautiful,Yet my love will remain the same for physics :)
Happy enlightenment !! :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

doodle guitar player download

Google came up with that surprise doodle on les paul's birthday, yesterday. A digital guitar right on your broswer. wow!! i spent hours playing on it, and even learned the 'happy birthday song', to play on it. And the next day when i sat surfing,.. aaahh !!it wasn't there anymore :(. I wish i had that on my pc forever. And then the search began. and guess what! there were many a methods to do that. Thanks to the computer geeks allround heres the one which successfully worked for me.

step1.  download the .zip file from here download (source:

step2. open the index.html file. and you have it here. :). 
can u hear the strumming?? i guess not, cause sounds only work on localhost or server due to flash security. To unblock this, follow step3.

step3. go to
This page will load your local configurations for shockwave player.

select 'always allow' --> In edit locations tab, add location -->
in trust this location tab type "guitar11.swf" and confirm.
open index.html again, and check out.
you can play n listen, YeS!! :)
Happy strumming !!

p.s:  according and in :, google will soon make the guitar available for download. keep checking this site.
p.s: you ought to thank me ;)
p.s: do comment, if it helped or if it didn't and if you have some easier or interesting method. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

what Friendship really is ?

Friendship is one of those areas, full of hidden assumptions and unspoken rules. We only discover that our friendship does not mean what we think it does, when those assumptions clash. There is no agreement about what friendship involves, or what to do if it goes sour. When things go wrong, we very rarely challenge our friends. That`s because friendship is often a delicate affair and we do not want to tax it with too many demands. It is more common to absorb the hurt and the retreat, since friendship is a relationship without any contract where the terms are unwritten, and nobody ever makes them explicit.
Whenever we ask people about friendship we can realize that they hold a wide range of views, often accompanied by an absolute conviction that they are expressing an obvious truth. Some think it demands total loyalty, while the others say it carries no obligations at all. Some say long friendships have transformed their life and been more important than their marriage, whereas some think that the great thing about friends is that you can always drop the old ones, because there are new ones around every corner. What is intriguing about those attitudes is that they are not obvious from the way people lead their lives.
Recent research concluded that at any time we have around 30 friends, six of whom we think of as close. Over a lifetime we will make almost 400 friends, but we will keep in touch with fewer than 10% of them. Almost 60% of us claim that our friendships are more important to us than career, money or family. Other studies show that men have, on average, one fewer close friends than women do, that middle-class men have more friends than working-class men, and that both men and women find their friendships with women more emotionally satisfying than those with men. Those findings are fascinating, but they mask huge variations. When I asked people how many close friends they had, the answers ranged from none to almost 100.
Often, we don`t know where we fit into friends` lives. We may like them enormously, but not know whether they`d like us to get any closer. Are we in the first dozen, or the remotest 90 in their circle? If they ask us to dinner once a year, is that an honour because they only entertain twice, or a sign of our unimportance, because they hold dinners every week?
This degree of uncertainty exists partly because many of us now lead lives in which we are the only connecting threads. It is perfectly possible for much of our lives to be opaque to anyone who knows us. They may only ever encounter one particular facet of our existence, because we can, if we choose, keep parents, past acquaintances, old partners, colleagues, friends, and neighbours in totally separate boxes. Many people value the anonymity and freedom that gives them. The flip side is that just as we are not known, so we cannot really know others.
Many of us are childish in our expectations of friendship. Even though we may only present our most sparkling, desirable selves to our friends, and even though there may be nothing more to the relationship we still nurture the illusion that our friends are very attached to us, the vulnerable or dull or anxious one they may never have seen. Which is why we are so astonished when friends melt away at a time of trouble. However friendships may have been different in the past. People are so busy they don`t really have time for it now.
It is noticeable that the people who are least disappointed with their friendships are either those who have never tested them or those with the clearest understanding of what they are about. Sometimes that`s because the friendships are rooted in the realities of their lives. Others who are contented with their friendship are those who expect nothing more of friends than that they share pleasurable activities.
Perhaps we need to think a little harder, and be rather more perceptive, about what sustains our relationships. We could start by being more honest with ourselves about what we like about our friends, what needs they fulfil, and what we would be prepared to do for them. We may feel truly generous to some of our friends, and resentful of others. Some we love, some flatter us, we tolerate some and we also despise some.This would help us to be more realistic about which friends we might expect to see by our hospital beds, and which ones we think we would visit. It doesn`t mean we can`t value the ones who won`t be there. Often we can be drawn to others for exactly the characteristics that would make them unlikely to be helpful in a crisis.
It is sometimes seen that people with consuming jobs are sad that they have not had the time to build stronger bonds, and wonder whether it is too late to develop them. Many people would like to have more friends, or deeper, warmer, more reliable relationships than the ones they have now, but don`t know how to go about it. Men have been thought of as less in need of intimate friendship. But that thought is changing now, since more men are becoming closely involved with their children, so there is a similar desire for the ease of close friendship.
There are powerful reasons why we should create these bonds, even if we only start when we are older. The phenomenon of later births means families take up a smaller percentage of our lives. We wait years to have children, and we could be 70 before we become grandparents for the first time. We have more time available, and fewer familial responsibilities, than the generations before us. We all want to feel needed and valued by others. It is possible for friends to fill that need, but only if we work at it.
Evidence shows that people with close friends live longer and are happier than those without. And friendship defines what it means to be human.

p.s: source:
p.s: the best article to ever come across, with no gaga over demands and duties of friendship
p.s: now i can rest in peace ;)