## Wednesday, January 14, 2009

### Smita

Smita

P-Smita,
A love story.

Psmita,
listened patiently,
to every story
through the night.
While the Other
dropped off.

Psmita,
flipped P over,
for ever
and ever.

Psmita,
continues to
listen patiently --
even though
this P
is never silent.

Gb #12

## Sunday, January 11, 2009

### Good-Evil

Good-Evil

Good and Evil,
black and white.

One cannot exist
without the other.

When you remove
the evil,
is good
left-over?

GB # 11

## Saturday, January 10, 2009

Could be the first
sentence ever spoken,
the first
palindrome.

front to back
and back to front.
Flip it over,
and still,
its the same.

First ever sentence,
an ambigram.

GB #10

### Teach-Learn

Teach-Learn

We are here
to teach what we learn,
and to learn what we teach.

We are here
to learn when we teach,
and teach when we learn.

We are here,
to give what we have,
and take what we can.

GB #9

### Teach-Learn (all mixed up)

Teach-Learn (all mixed up)

Some say that
one teaches best,
what one needs to learn
the most.

Teach-Learn
Two sides
of the same coin?
Or are they,
one and the same?

GB #8

### Ambigram Poettery

I started a series of blog posts with some "poettery" along with Punya Mishra's ambigrams. These are comments on ambigrams he has made over the years. You can find them here.

I call it poettery, because it is the product of my pottering around the poetry format. Really, its not poetry in the sense of the word-- can't really say I don't really understand the sense of the word.

Ambigrams, though, are something that are really interesting, and people interested in math are likely to like them.

You can read Punya's flattered introduction to ambi-poettary here.

### Binary Pascal's Triangle

Binary Pascal's Triangle

"Bit by bit,
I understand,
the triangle of Sierpinski"
says Pascal?

Math Poettary #1

## Friday, January 09, 2009

### Logical

Logical

Logical
If o looks like a,
Then a looks like o,
and conversely.
Look at the mirror g
and tell me,
what can you see?

Through the looking glass
they say,
beyond what is
logical,
you can find
the meaning of life --
the universe, everything:
The number 42.

GB #7

## Thursday, January 08, 2009

I'
m
front to back
and back to front.
I,
and
m.
And surprise,
so does

GB #6

### A-life (artificial life, spiral)

A-life (artificial life, spiral)

A Life
Changing a little
at a time.
A slightly different
point of view,
another shift
in perspective.
A Life,
you would think,
spirals endlessly.
Its an illusion:
Its finite,
like everything else.

GB #5

### A-life (artificial life) III

A-life (artificial life) III

A Life
black and red,
completely Square.
Looks the same
whichever way
you look at it.
Going around
a circle.
That's it?

GB #4

### Punya

Punya

A Pun-
or a good 1,
is just a Pun.
You'll never know,
whether
I say what I mean,
or I mean what I say.
A good pun, ya?

GB #3

### A-life (artificial life) II

A-life (artificial life) II

A Life.
What a life!
It gets further
and further
from itself.
And smaller
and smaller
forever.
And dissolves into
nothingness.

GB #2

### A-life (artificial life) I

A-life (artificial life) I, originally uploaded by punyamishra.

A Life
is no life.
Turn it around
its the same.
What A Life.
From A to E,
not worth living.

GB #1

## Sunday, December 07, 2008

### Get Smart! Maths Concepts

The book Get Smart! Maths Concepts has been released by Penguin Books, India.

The book is a survey of middle school math, and covers concepts that I feel will be useful for all students to know. It may even give a quick review of things you need to know in pre-algebra and algebra, before you encounter them again in a calculus class. The emphasis is on thinking mathematically, rather than just learning the procedures to solve problems.

You can buy the book from flipkart.