Thursday, January 15, 2009

Anand (reflection)


Anand (reflection)
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Anand.
Simple,
humble,
down-to-earth,
impassive.
A nice guy.

Aggressive.
Listens to
his opponent's
breathing,
to read
their mind.

And works his own
with lightening speed.

Anand,
chess champion.

GB #13

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How to buy the book

Here is a list of addresses and contracts in case you are having trouble finding the book.

Delhi: Variety Book Depot – 23412567 / Mr.John

Chennai: India Book Distributors – 044 28353173 / Vinay Anchan
Desh kumar (Penguin Rep) - 9789087712

Mumbai: Strand Mumbai - 022-22086109 / Madhu
Ketan Patel (Penguin Rep) - 9867189490

For online book store you can go to www.firstandsecond.com

Here is another online book store link.

If all else fails, please write to: customer.service@in.penguingroup.com.

Smita


Smita
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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

Madam-i'm-Adam


Madam-i'm-Adam
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Madam I'm Adam.
Could be the first
sentence ever spoken,
the first
palindrome.

It reads the same
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
Originally uploaded by punyamishra


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)
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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
Originally uploaded by GauravBhatnagar

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


Math Poettary #1

Friday, January 09, 2009

Logical


Logical
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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

ADAM


ADAM
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

Madam
I'
m
Adam.
Reads the same
front to back
and back to front.
So does Madam,
I,
and
m.
And surprise,
so does
Adam.

GB #6

A-life (artificial life, spiral)


A-life (artificial life, spiral)
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

A Pun-
A bad one,
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
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

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

GB #2