There was this thought going on in my mind for quite some time that women are so beautiful. More than that, how gorgeous a woman looks as a bride. I wanted to sketch that thought on a paper. So, one fine Sunday morning, I did..1553391_10200119186379790_3066504674213680971_o And this is a sketch of another bride I made a year back..




This sketch which I made during my free time in lab. It’s sketched with a ball-point pen.


During a friend’s treat, we were served customized dishes. At the end of 17 dishes, this was the last thing that came. I couldn’t understand what this thing was. I thought it might be a dessert or something. The waiter was taking away my spoon. I stopped him and asked him to give it back. He looked puzzled. My friends were also laughing. Finally the waiter said,”But.. Madam, this is a wet paper napkin, for wiping your hands and mouth.” It was really embarrassing.


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”


This is the image of agarose gel electrophoresis performed after DNA isolation from human blood samples. DNA carries a negative charge because of its phosphate backbone. The samples are loaded at the cathode and DNA migrates from cathode (+ve) to anode (-ve) when placed in an electric field.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”


This picture was taken when I was coming to Hyderabad for the first time. For my internship. I was travelling alone. I was bored. So I clicked a few pics. It’s not exactly the type of motion that is explained in this topic description but it is the motion of the flight anyways.

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Motion.”

The weirdest dreams I have had till date

This list is quite funny. But these are the weirdest dreams I have had till date.

  • As a little girl, I was obsessed with Shahrukh Khan [Famous Bollywood actor]. I told my father to ask him to meet me. Every day when my father returned from office I used to ask him if he got him for me. He used to say, “No darling he’s busy.” One night I dreamt, he in his tujhe dekha toh ye jaana sanam [song from “DDLJ” movie] get up, barged into our house and stole my johnson’s baby toothbrush. That was the end of my liking for him.
  • Very often I dream that I am surrounded by big fat black buffaloes with big horns and they are poking me from all sides. Then I get furious and become very strong in no time. I grab the buffaloes by their horns and throw them up in the sky like balloons and they just vanish.
  • My college gets attacked by terrorists. Everyone is running like crazy to save themselves. But then one terrorist shoots me and I fall down senseless. And when no one’s around, I get up, remove the bullet, and run again like nothing ever happened.
  • We are having a party on the terrace. Somebody pushes me off the terrace and I land on the bed face down just in between my mom and dad. I see this dream quite often and I wake up with a jerk always.
  • Either I have become bald or I have hair like Rapunzel’s.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Satisfaction of a List.”

Polite Company

I disagree with the statement. It’s actually a good idea to discuss sensitive topics like religion or politics with people you don’t know. This I say from personal experiences.

With people you don’t know, you can talk, discuss and debate on any topic and just forget about it in the end. You can just give your point of view, discuss on it and be done with it. But with people you know, it’s not always a healthy discussion. Somehow, the emotional sentiment attaches to it.

I remember this one time a friend of mine insisted we have a discussion over the existence of God (He always suggested that some sort of discussion/debate is better than general talks but I never enjoyed it neither do i have much idea about politics). So, the discussion started but it ended as a fight. This cold war continued for days where the interaction between us consisted of comments, weird eye-glances, murmuring of words, etc.

A couple, for example, from different religions are talking about their lifestyles. What’s considered sacred for one is considered a taboo for the other. Both are trying to justify why it is done what is being done. At the end of the discussion, if both are strong enough to put this behind them and move further, fine. Worst case, ego clashes, and staying with the same person under one roof.

I feel debates and discussions should be done on a public forum where all are strangers. There’s no point in including a personal element in the discussion and hampering your own mental peace.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Polite Company.”

Blog-2: Network Infrastructure & Call Basics

RIL acquired 95% stake in IBSL soon after the latter acquired a pan India 4G license (22 circles). IBSL had bought the spectrum for 12,750cr way back in June 2010. If we consider a risk free interest rate of 7.5%, RIL is losing on an opportunity cost of close to whopping 2.5 crores a day, forget the fact that funds may be raised through debt. On top of this RIL will have to follow a minimum roll-out obligation of 90% of service area within five years of acquiring spectrum which turns out to be Aug 2015. The vision of Digital India proposed by Sh Modi is also heavily dependent on how quickly and with what stability the network is rolled out. Traditionally RIL has launched big initiatives on Sh Dhirubhai’s birthday (28th Dec) but it seems too late this year. We speculate a Diwali launch.

In my last write-up, I covered briefly the history of telecom in India. We discussed different generations of mobile telephony in detail. I ended with a brief comparison between 4G and the rest of the technologies. In this write up we will continue with the comparison but a little later. First we will look at what constitutes a telecom network both from an infrastructure and architecture point of view. We will discuss the architectural similarities between 2G and 4G network and conclude by understanding the mechanism of a phone call in a 2G network. Continue reading “Blog-2: Network Infrastructure & Call Basics”