The following poem was written by Bahadur Shah Zafar as his epitaph. (there is some controversy as to the authorship – but I will treat this as legend) In Urdu Lagta nahiin hai jii mera ujray dayar mein Kis kii banii hai aalam-e-na-payedar mein Kah do in hasarataun se kahiin awr jaa basen Itanii jagah…… Continue reading Zafar’s epitaph
Went to Dalrymple’s reading today. And was totally blown away by his talk. Rafi singing Zafar: Hindi Song Title: Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hun Hindi Movie/Album Name: LAL QUILA Singer(s): MOHD RAFI Hindi Lyrics: Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon Na Kisi Ki Aankh Ka Noor Hoon Na Kisi Ke Dil Ka…… Continue reading Dalrymple Reading
This is my note to you about the impact of the New Endeavour grant students from India (NID-National Institute of Design) upon our course next semester. Info first: 1. There will be 12 students, extra students, in the program ballotting process. 2. These are all semester 7/ year 4 students – in their penultimate semester.…… Continue reading Michael, Liam and Malte
Michael Trudgeon and I had a chat yesterday. Even as Veronica stayed locked up in a dark and empty factory waiting for help. Very CSI feel to the conversation. I almost heard steps, and the chainsaw in the background. And if I hada remote would have liked to have clicked on an ariel shot of…… Continue reading Michael and I caught up
(Reproduced Post to PhD Design this morning) For writing – the activity of Reading is useful too. And in the corridors here we usually hear that students these days dont read. Therefore and quite incidentally I offer two points for discussion from my experience this semester: On Reading: I am teaching a 12 Credit course…… Continue reading Reading and Writing
I had a trial interview today with Cynthia and Karen for the ABC series on Stuff. Michael Trudgeon had put Wendy Harmer on to me. (Have to call Michael) And I got to show Cynthia ( while Karen fiddled with the equipment) the Spending habits video. And then talked for 17.XX minutes about things, material…… Continue reading ABC series on STUFF
I came to Australia – out of IIT Delhi and into RMIT – at the end of 2003. In my first semester I sent off two staff members to finish their PhDs. Which to their credit they did within a year of getting this concentrated burst of time. I saw and heard the mention of…… Continue reading What cost all this Research Quantum stuff!
Saturday dawned – hectic and exciting. Brenton had set up a program for all of us – Iain, Soraya and I – join him and Leon in going for the footy match. It was Collingwood versus Carlton. And my first at MCG. Iain is into footy in a big way, and is doing auskick. Soraya…… Continue reading Footy Match