The Natural World

Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city?

I don’t remember since I’ve been going to places locally and around since I was young, but my first place at a natural habitat (that sounds so much cooler than forest right?) would be Sanjay Gandhi National Park. That place is like a retreat place for me at times and it’s relatively near where I live.

Well basically Mumbai being a city comprising of seven islands, is within a forest itself. And can’t choose one over the other, spending time in either too much would drive me nuts though practically surviving in the city is more feasible don’t you think?

The Man Who Invented Email

Tech

If you’re reading this, you’re online and, as such, you probably have an email account. But have you ever wondered about the origins of email? It’s not exactly a cut-and-dried case, as various forms of electronic messaging have been around since the humble telegraph.

I had the opportunity to sit down with V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, who holds the first copyright for “EMAIL”—a system he began building in 1978 at just 14 years of age. It was modeled after the communication system being used at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. His task: replicate the University’s traditional mail system electronically.

And with that, email—as we currently know it—was born.

In 1981, Shiva took honors at the Westinghouse Science Awards for his “High Reliability, Network-Wide, Electronic Mail System” and attended MIT later that fall. The copyright for the term EMAIL was granted to Shiva in 1982, after…

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The Artist’s Eye

Art always fascinates and interests me (not to mention at times go WTF?) Art has numerous forms, but what stands out to be the most are video games and comic books. They are really pure forms of some epic art (where ever applicable).

This is a Superman minimalist poster for the occasion of the release of Man of Steel, by my friend Joogz. Check out his other awesome work. Prints and posters are available to purchase, and also t-shirts here. I have one myself and it’s great, even wear it whenever I want to feel Super. 😀

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