A new kind of interpretation


In all of computer programming, we have been solving problems by modeling the real world into code. Consider the reverse process, where we derive a relation between data structures and the real world. Can we model code in real world objects? Or in other words, can we represent information in real world entities? My effort in the following article will be to guide you through various scenarios which will (hopefully) change your perception towards our environment.


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The Three Pillars of Learning

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This illustration was published in decentralized.in and depicts the Three Pillars of Learning. As explained by the author, the three pillars of learning are:

  1. Pillar 1: To be good at one particular thing
  2. Pillar 2: To be okay in 2-3 fields
  3. Pillar 3: To have basic knowledge of as many things as possible

The triangle on the top is the Knowledge Triangle, which refers to the interaction between research, education and innovation. The three pillars of learning give the foundation to the Knowledge Triangle. The stronger the pillars, the longer the knowledge triangle stands!


Pure vector extract pigmented with breathtaking colours.



A perfect blend of blue, red, orange and yellow. Couldn’t find a better way to express this combination. The bottom blue keeps it clean, while minimal details go with the orange space. The use of only circles and straight lines keeps the design simple.

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Ice Creams.

Back in my school days, Mango, Orange, Lime, Raspberry and Cola used to be the most popular stick ice creams. Mmm.. :3

Well here, notice how the purple background beautifully supports light as well as dark colours even when all are placed together. Purple – Yellow has been my favorite combination among the purple series. It turns out that darkening the background downwards and darkening the foreground upwards blends these colours easily.



A typical night scene – resembling those featured in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels.

Shades of Blue, Green, White and Midnight Black – perfect to set the scene. The deliberate placement of trees and buildings at one end of the canvas let’s the viewer enjoy the beauty of the moolight while still filling the empty space.



Notice how all the colours sit comfortably on the soft cyan background. The soft cyan colour suits the rainbow because our eyes are so used to watching a rainbow in the vast blue sky.



Made with love, coffee, adobe illustrator.

Forms and Styles of Hindustani Vocal Music


Indian Classical Music has been divided into two sub-genres, Hindustani
Shastriya Sangeet popular in North India and Carnatic Music, practiced in the southern part of India.

Most forms of music have at least three main elements – melody, rhythm and harmony. Because of its contemplative, spiritual nature, Hindustani (north Indian) classical music is a solitary pursuit that focuses mainly on melodic development. In performance, rhythm also plays an important role, giving texture, sensuality and a sense of purpose to melody. Instruments like tabla, pakhavaj etc. are used to provide rhythm. While, instruments like tanpura are accompanied to provide harmony.

In Hindustani classical music, once one has a command over the basic notes, he/she is introduced to ragas (which are like musical themes), and then is encouraged to start improvising and making his own melodies. The main thing Hindustani classical music does is to explore the melodic and emotional potential of different sets of notes. About five hundred ragas are known (including historical ragas) today. While in carnatic music, there are 72 melakartas in which most compositions are based.

Because, not everyone can master the rigorous training essential to appreciate hindustani classical music, many forms were given rise to which were semi-classical and light in nature. These styles are less rigid so that anyone can practice and compose songs. Later, light music was adopted in movies. Many singers composed in this style. Due to the influence of films and television, these compositions came in the limelight of the masses and gained popularity. Folk music on the other hand is diverse because of India’s vast cultural diversity. Though it is weakened due to the arrival of movies and the western pop culture, saints and poets have large musical libraries and traditions to their name.

Here are some notes from my study of Hindustani Classical Music.

Download the complete notes (.pdf, 184K)