Math Fun: What Is Emirp?

Do you know what "emirp" is? An emirp is a prime whose reversal is a different prime. A cyclic emirp is an emirp that generates only more emirps when the last digit is successively moved to the front (or vice-versa). The largest known cyclic emirp is 939,391.

Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics

Dr Thomas Sowell, Americal Economist born in 1930, is a living legend! In our Economics classes I don't remember our Professors talking about him much. Or maybe they did so in passing and I didn't notice. So I was torally unaware what a genius this man is! I discovered him during last year through Twitter... Continue Reading →

What Makes Great Institutes Great?

What makes great institutes great? In particular, what makes great educational institutes great? I have often thought about both these questions since the time I studied Organizational Behavior. My Professor, a thorough Englishman, had a very humorous way of teaching a boring subject like OB. He talked about organizational Structure and Culture and how the... Continue Reading →

Magic of Chemistry

I love mathematics! I always loved it since I was a kid. I also liked Physics, though not as much as Mathematics. My liking for Physics increased a lot after I left school, and later got introduced to lectures and books of Richard Feynman and few others who made Physics interesting! As a student, I... Continue Reading →

What Is Education About?

I saw this message on Twitter and it got me thinking about the state of education/schooling system. Here is the message: What I needed to learn in highschool: Public speaking Customer service People management Conflict resolution Critical thinking Accounting Financial planning Software development How to mentor Creativity Critical thinking Negotiation How much of our school... Continue Reading →

Our Education System Is Broken…

I read this news yesterday and wanted to write a blog. Today I read about the Maharashtra state board's 10th standard exam results and wrote this piece: I feel our education system is in shambles. Something is seriously wrong. Yesterday Maharashtra State Board’s 10th exam results were announced. 125 students got 100% marks (last year... Continue Reading →

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