Monkey see, Monkey Do – IITian monkeys

Let me start by clarifying that I am an Ape, not a monkey. Monkey see, Monkey do – To quote Wikipedia, it refers to learning of a process without an understanding of why it works. It can also imply the act of mimicry, usually with limited knowledge and/or concern of the consequences.

What has this to do with IITians? I assume you have guessed it by now. This article is a comment on my own family. The IITian family. Continue Reading


Something I accidentally chanced upon.. And its worth a read, hence this reblog. 🙂 enjoy.


(Dr. Manindra Agarwal’s Journey to the Primality Testing)

It was December 2002 when suddenly a rumor spread around in the Computer Science students, who had just graduated from IITK in May that year, that two of their batch mates had completed their PhDs in a matter of few months. It took no time for the mails to be circulated, phone calls to be made, yahoo messengers to ring the message among the students who were either working or were furthering their studies. Two of their own batch mates, friends of many, had completed their PhD and that too How!

When few got the real scoop, the news was even more interesting than the completion of PhD. They had invented an algorithm to solve a huge problem in Mathematics. It had been an open problem for a long time. They had invented an algorithm to test if a number was prime…

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Hello World! Welcome to my blahg! Want to know more about me? Visit whoami

I’d like to use this post to tell you all what I’m going to use this blog for. I have a couple of blogs out there,  but they were rarely updated, so rarely that my memory failed and i lost access. So, here comes my new blog, clean, fresh, and energetic. I plan to blog about life in general, with random tidbits thrown here and there, and you may find sections on IITD, and Ubuntu. ( I’m an IITian, and a Ubuntero, so that is expected)