In the tiger’s den

In the tiger’s den

It was a hot, windy Saturday afternoon when I saw him for the first time. Cooling himself in a pond, he carried an air of indifference, seemingly unfazed by the constant gaze of so many pairs of eyes. Well, he (aptly named Sultan) couldn’t care less and why would he also - he was the king of … Continue reading In the tiger’s den

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Fermat’s Last Theorem – solving for curiosity

Fermat’s Last Theorem – solving for curiosity

In 1963, a yet-to-be-proven Mathematics problem caught the attention of a 10 year old shy, quiet kid in Cambridge, England. The kid was Andrew Wiles, and the problem, which would become his obsession in adulthood, was Fermat’s theorem – the most famous problem in Maths which had confounded the world for the last 300 years. The theorem was … Continue reading Fermat’s Last Theorem – solving for curiosity

Two amazing days in Macau

Two amazing days in Macau

A signboard reading Chegedas greeted us as we reached the Ferry Terminal. Being the last European colony in Asia - transferred to China in 1999 - you can’t fail to miss the Portuguese influence in everything you experience. It operates under ‘one country, two systems’ as part of China & maintains its own currency, immigration, political and legal system. Yes we are in Macau - a unique amalgamation of two different cultures reflected in every aspect of this tiny country.