Omnifocal glasses by DeepOptics

Eye glasses that can focus themselves.Quite a good read @ MIT technology review.


My Soap Making Extravaganza  

My love for natural and handmade cosmetics led me to the soap making class at West Palm Beach,FL. ‘Shoppe 561’ is local artisan’s goods shop, and you will find all kinds of colorful handmade products over there. The shop owner Janelle has a very nice taste for craft products.

I enrolled for the soap making 101 and 201 together as I stay a bit far away from this place. This was a good chance for a two day vacation with my family. Even though it was an hour long class, our Instructor Scott was able to teach us the chemistry behind the soap as well. My first batch was quite impressive, however, I messed up the second batch,it failed to saponify. However, Janelle and Scott were generous enough to send me a couple of bars for free. Have a look at the soaps. Checkout this website for the class schedule . I am sure you won’t regret it!

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US plans to allow limited H4 visa holders to work permit

Great News – “US will soon come out with a series of policy initiatives and changes in the existing rules including allowing the spouses of H-1B visa workers to work in America.”

Hollywood Beach at Florida

The weather was amazing today at the beach! It started drizzling later half of the day but early morning was great.The brick paved thoroughfare was full of joggers and bicyclists.

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We decided to stay in a boutique style hotel by Marriott.This was not at par with the other hotels of Marriott in terms of the building and design of the rooms.It was an old style , and not maintained well.But the hospitality and food was great .We were lucky to get the corner room with two balconies ,one overlooking the sea and the other to the road.The most important part of this hotel is the view from the top floor.It was worth the money.Take a look at the few pictures shot at different intervals of the day!

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My Favorite Quotes

“Less is more”

— Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“Where there’s a will there’s a way”

— Unknown

“When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”

— R. Buckminster Fuller

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

— Steve Jobs

“The word design is everything and nothing. The design and the product itself are inseparable.”

— Jonathan Ive

“With type as with philosophy, music and food, it is better to have a little of the best than to be swamped with the derivative, the careless, the routine.”

— Robert Bringhurst

“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

— Unknown

“If you love somebody let them go for if they return they were always yours.If they don’t, they never were.”

— Khalil Gibran

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

— Albert Einstein

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”

— Albert Einstein


“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”

— Bop Marley

“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

— Aristotle

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”

— Peter Drucker

“The only thing that is constant is change”

— Heraclitus

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

— J K Rowling

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think.Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

— Swami Vivekananda

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

— Matthew Kelly


IIT Kanpur in the Guinness Book of World Records

Techkriti ’13 will be remembered and cherished for a long time not just for the talks, exhibitions, Papa CJ show and Sukhwinder Singh’s concert but for breaking a world record from the Guinness book and bringing glory to the institute and the participants. The record of most number of people (1,451)solving a 3x3x3 Rubik’s cube in a span of an hour at one place broke on the last day of Techkriti ’13 with the new record being set as 1,884 solvers.

Read the whole story here:

Enabling Access to All the Yahoo! Mail Way

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LInkedin’s Social Advertisement

Just read an important information regarding our privacy in Linkedin;thought of sharing this with my friends.
Linkedin started a default setting wherein our name and photos are shared with the third party advertising. Follow the steps if you want to uncheck this:


Google Doodle

Loved the Dancing Martha Graham’s doodle on her 117 birthday at Google search page.

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