World of Mathematics – interactive ebook – a piece of art!

The World of Mathematics is an interactive eBook available online and on mobile devices. Created by Philipp Legner, it is nothing short of a piece of art! A must-see for anyone interested in Mathematics – and more so for those who hate Mathematics

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Cycling to Uran – Dronagiri Hill Fort – Migratory Birds

Uran is a fishing village 90 km south of Mumbai and has a lesser known Dronagiri fort – also enroute see migratory water birds at Airoli and Ranjanpada

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Cycling and Forts at Kelve, Shirgaon, Mahim and Satpaati — the Palghar Circuit

Five riders took off to discover a forgotten history on the west coast through small fishing villages. This expedition covers four forts that line the Palghar coast. And the best way to enjoy the countryside and the historical monuments is riding a cycle! One of the best cycling expeditions so far this year.

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Evolution of big data at CERN – a short overview by Dr. Tim Smith

Evolution of big data at CERN – a short overview by Dr. Tim Smith

Big data has been around for very long, but why do we suddenly keep hearing about it now? Tim Smith explains by plotting CERN’s big data evolution over 50 years

Cycling on Elephanta Island – Feb 2013

Shiva as Lakulisha - the Lord of YogisSunrise at KalinaBalloon man going to workShip sailing on the way to ElephantaShip sailing on the way to ElephantaSeagulls and Ships
Seagull flyingElephanta IslandCycle on ferry to ElephantaToy train at ElephantaRoad to Elephanta CavesIdyllic road to cycle in Elephanta
Idyllic road to cycle in ElephantaBoys relaxing at ElephantaPillars in Elephanta CavesNataraja sculpture at ElephantaSculpture of guardians of Shiva at ElephantaSculpture of guardians of Shiva at Elephanta
Shiva and ParvatiThe Trimurti at ElephantaArdhanareshwar Shiva at ElephantaThe pillars in the main cave at ElephantaShiva Linga at Elephanta

Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island is one of the well known tourist destinations around Mumbai.

However, I decided to visit the island to try something different – I took my mountain bike there… to my pleasant surprise, I found a wonderful cycling route that circles the island along the shore and at the end, climbs up the hill to the caves.

Then even better, there is a short but steep climb uphill to a pair of cannons… then the downhill ride was a completely unexpected bonus!

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