The Music of the Primes


I am not too good in mathematics but I love mathematics and I appreciate its significance. I have a great regard for those who are exceptional in this subject. That is the reason I bought the book “The Music of the Primes” by Marcus du Sautoy. The book is about prime numbers, the main theme centered on Riemann Hypothesis. Riemann Hypothesis fundamentally states that there is inherent harmony in the prime numbers, the music of prime numbers. The nature of the prime numbers is not random, as it appears to be. The book was very engaging. I appreciate the authors’ skill in explaining things in a lucid way that even those who are not into mathematics would enjoy reading it.

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Illayaraja's Thiruvasagam

Illayaraja's Thiruvasagam will be released on June 30th. I cannot help longing for that day after I read Sujatha's "Katrathum Petrathum" article in 'Ananda Vikatan' magazine. In the article he writes that Raja has created a true masterpiece and that he was mesmerised by listening to couple of compositions.

I am confident that Illayaraja's Thiruvasagam will have the vintage Illayaraja's stamp all over it. However I also pray that it does not fall short of our expectations like how it happens with his work for movies oflate.

Attempting Engineering Services Exam

I am an Engineering graduate.In my eighth semester I dicided to subscribe for the Brilliant tutorials coaching materials for Engineering Services Exam, year 2005.I was not confident of landing in a job and thought that the days after my university exam I need not waste time but do something worthwhile.I did subscribe.Later there was a surprise, I got a job through campus recruitment .My designation- Software Engineer. I was delighted for I thought it was possible for me to prepare for the exams without any stress for I have a job. But things didn't work that way . Work was hectic. I did not get any free time except for week days. My laziness got better of my interest in writing the exam that I did not touch the study materials which were arriving regularly from the tutorial.

Employment news annouced that UPSC is inviting applications for the Engineering Services Exam 2005. I was in two minds whether to apply not. I decide to write, fully aware that my performance would be worse. I posted the application , a month later I recieved the admission ticket also.

Usually the exam is on three days. First day, the test is to gauge candidate's english ability and current affairs. Second day is objective type test on technical subject. Third day is a conventional type technical paper, just like the university semester exam .

My performance was good in the general ability test , pretty much OK in the objective type test but it was total disaster for the conventional paper. I could not answer even a single question.One rule for the exam was that the candidates are not allowed to exit the hall till the alloted time expires. So I spent time by going through each
question and remembering the semester in which I had come across that topic, lecturer who handled the the subject , interesting happenings during the lecture hours and so on.Thus I must say that though my performance was dismal I enjoyed sitting for the exam for it was reminiscent of my college days.

Test Blog

This is my first writing, a test blog.