Month: February 2016

The Square Root of Three

During my final year of college I watched a movie – Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo bay. The movie wasn’t something to be remembered for any reason except this math poem that David Feinberg – a professor in Computer Science department at Carnegie Mellon University wrote down.

It indeed is a fun, nerdy read.


I fear that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three

Has quietly come waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed


Maths + Haiku

When I am negative

The root of my problem is




I am not sure how many of you are familiar with concepts of complex numbers. Can anyone tell me why we need complex numbers? Please give some other answer than for solving Z^2 + 1 = 0.



It’s already been three months since I ran the NY marathon but still feel the pain around glutus medius if I walk a lot. These three months have put on some mass on my body that I want to shed as soon as possible. It’s not conspicuous to other people but to me; So, waiting for the time when I can resume running.


It is interesting to know that Marathon is a town in Greece that was 26.2 miles(ancient route) away from Athens. It’s the place where the battle of Marathon was fought in 490 BC in which the heavily outnumbered Athenian army defeated the Persians. The job of sending the news to Athens was given to Pheidippides who ran all the way from Marathon to Athens without stopping. He reached Athens, delivered the news, collapsed and died.


The tiny pocket

All of us wear jeans but have you ever wondered what the small pocket in front is used for?


I have been putting coins and movie stubs in them. Once I put my bus ticket in it and forgot; when the ticket checker came I had to buy the ticket again as I couldn’t find the ticket anywhere and never checked that tiny pocket. Anyway, enough about me. Jeans was basically used for rugged use, so it was go to material for clothing for cowboys. The tiny pocket worked as the “watch pocket” as many people used to have watches on chains and these pockets helped in the protection and acted as a storage for those watches.