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About gautshen

A jack of many trades of which , Linux Kernel Programming puts food on the table. Also pursuing his PhD in the area Theoretical Computer Science at the Chennai Mathematical Institute. Is an avid reader interested in the Hindu traditions and philosophy. Loves Bicycling and Good Music. Name is Ranjal Gautham Shenoy.

Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman

A delightful retelling of the Norse Mythology This is my fourth book by Neil Gaiman the earlier three being American Gods, Stardust and Neverwhere. Gaiman is one of those few authors who can keep me engaged with the material for … Continue reading

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Natural Enmity: Reflections on the Niti and Rasa of the Pancatantra

A commentary on the Panchatantra that is free from alien ideological lenses. Before coming to the book itself, something about author and his previous work which led me to purchasing the book. I was introduced to Ashay Naik’s writings earlier … Continue reading

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Communal Festivals and Rituals

Even today, I know several people born and brought up in my hometown Karkala, but currently working elsewhere, who will give anything to attend Karkala Karthikpunnav or Teru. These people plan their leaves for these occasions well in advance. One such person even threatened … Continue reading

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Review: Ten Kings by Ashok Banker

A very fertile land ruled by an able righteous ruler attracts the envy of the other clans of his own tribe. These other clans plot the ruler’s downfall by forming some sort of a Mahagathbandan. The other clans in the tribe are … Continue reading

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Description of Read-Copy-Update by Steven Rostedt

From http://lwn.net/Articles/545752/ < system in single state : everyone sees cat == alive > insert_into_box(cat); < system in dual state : new calls see cat == dead, but current calls see cat == alive > open_box(); < system is back … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013

One more year goes by, a new one arrives. It might be just another day, when the sun rose  the same way, as it has on days that came before. But we humans love to play, the game of life … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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