Saturday, August 26, 2017

More caricatures

I have more or less resigned to the fact that I shall draw caricatures of musicians only. I feel safe this way. Moreover, the caricatures on R D Burman musicians gave me encouragement from a fellow blogger. He wrote good.
I have made a caricature on Anand Milind. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

BYJU's

Byju is envied for his business acumen. He has made it big. He is young. But very enterprising.
This guy is a genius and brilliant and his courses can help you get into IIMs for sure.
Here is the link to his site. Byjus

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Constants

Many constants and irrational numbers are nature driven. They exist in nature. Root 2, Root 3, e, Pi, Phi and Gamma. And of course Feigenbaum Constants. Then there is Kinchin constant as well. These are all naturally existing constants. And maybe more.
These constants are beneficial to humankind as they promote healthy life.
Then there are constants like Ramanujan-Landau constant which are deduced constants. Genius mindsets see patterns and deduce interpretations.
Then there are material constants like Avagadro number, Planc's constant etc.
Then of course there are principles like Pareto Principle which is 80:20. These are the most beautiful and practical of all the above.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

#PythaShastri Travel Destinations

#PythaShastri likes Kerala a lot. It is God's own country.
#PythaShastri likes Munnar hills the most.
Kerala has other places like Kochi which is a world class city by any standards. Thekkady is a fresh water lake and is large sized. I tasted the water. It was indeed fresh water. Kumarakom is an outstanding destination. World level tourist destination in my opinion.
A visit to Kerala and a visit to Madurai temples will serve as a complete vision of an India. An India which is different. An India which will raise spirits.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Five Star Hotel

Five Star Hotel is a luxury accommodation meant for 2-3 days. It is situated in a big city or a tourist place.
A Five Star hotel usually has a swimming pool, gymnasium. It usually has a 24 hour coffee and light food service center. And a fine restaurant with chefs of international repute. And a bar too.
The lobby in a five star hotel has luxurious sofas with magazines spread on a center table here and there. A musician may arrive and play soft music. In his absence soft music is usually played on speakers.
Package trips or taxi services can be got arranged in a five star hotel.
A refrigerator with drinks and food is provided in the room. These are usually priced at very high rates. A window in the room opens to a pleasant sight. Either a garden or a monument or the pool.
Shower and bathtubs are provided to relax.
A laptop might be available with free wi-fi to facilitate guests. LCD TV are provided to entertain the guests.
Local cultural events are organised by the staff to increase knowledge of local culture.
Meal plans are usually American and buffet breakfast is served.
I have stayed in a suite. A suite has a living section and a bed section. And the toilets are large.
It is luxury to stay in a five star hotel. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

About Quality



Quality is one of the toughest concepts to understand. Maybe "Quality"is treated on lines of "Importance" or "Logic".
Philip Crosby said, "Zero Defects". Many say, "Customer Satisfaction".
Edwards Deming was the first guru on Quality. He was mainly interested in statistical quality analysis and quality improvement. He referred to methods of Shewart in statistical analysis.
Juran stressed the importance of top management on Quality. He was the second guru on Quality. He talked about Pareto principle (80:20) and time spiral.
Armand Feigenbaum, the third American Quality guru stressed on Total Quality Management. He talked about problem solving abilities, conflict resolution, standardization. He stressed that everyone has a responsibility on Quality.
Genichi Taguchi, the Japanese Quality guru was interested in quality of products and made formulas for better products. He said cost can be brought down by quality of products.
Kaoru Ishikawa, the Japanese Quality guru pioneered the cause-effect diagrams and was instrumental in the Quality circle idea.
Philip Crosby, an American Quality guru believed that quality is free. Conformance to requirements, zero-defects were some of his ideas.
ISO is one part of Total Quality management. It is concerned with standardization of processes and methods.
Six sigma is the latest buzzword and nothing but 3.4 defects in a million is acceptable in this standard. (Motorola level).
I feel, those interested in quality should assimilate knowledge on Total Quality Management first. Then they can read individual thoughts.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Arrow Workouts

I was finding it difficult to do many sets of certain exercises. While with some it was easy to do more sets. I was wondering how to take it on to my workouts schedule. I do workouts with dumbbells. 10 kg pair.
Then I came up with an idea. I call this "Arrow Workouts". Here is the diagram of my workouts.
This schedule is suiting me. I am able to do dumbbells exercises more regularly. I do about three rounds of this schedule. It takes about 25 minutes - 30 minutes.

1. Biceps Curls 3 sets of 5 reps.
2. Military Presses 2 sets of 5 reps.
3. Squats 1 set of 5 reps.
4. Triceps Back Lifts 2 sets of 7 reps.
5. Both arms together dumbbells rows 3 sets of 5 reps.
6. Bench Presses 2 sets of 7 reps.
7. Dumbbells abs Workouts (Bring both your arms with dumbbells and your legs towards centre, lying down) 1 set of 7 reps.
8. Dead-lifts 2 sets of 5 reps..

I do three rounds. Some days two rounds. The complete cycle.
I plan to change Dumbbells abs Workouts (7th). This does not seem very effective. Maybe I will do single dumbbell raises, standing, between legs to eye levels.
The arrow symbolizes strength. And motivating. And the number of sets has been taken care of, too.