Coppersmith Barbet on a Mango Tree in Mumbai

Saw a beautiful bird on a branch of a mango tree outside my window today while I was busy on a telephone call. It was a Coppersmith Barbet (I found out later 🙂 who was carving a hole to build it’s nest. After a minute or so of working hard, a crow sitting nearby could not contain it’s curiosity and came over to see what the … Continue reading Coppersmith Barbet on a Mango Tree in Mumbai

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

Located on the Karanja peninsula across the Dharamtar creek to the east of the Mumbai, Uran is actually quite an odd place – a small fishing village but also hosting Asia’s first power plant run on gas by ONGC and neighbor to the largest container port in India – JNPT or Nhava…

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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. Read all about the expedition here: http://bijoor.me/2013/05/12/cycling-expedition-to-kelve-shirgaon-mahim-satpaati-the-palghar-circuit/ Continue reading Cycling and Forts at Kelve, Shirgaon, Mahim and Satpaati — the Palghar Circuit

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