June 6th, 2013

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It's never too early to spout nonsense at babies!

Here's KP, cooing and gurgling happily to the nonsense verse I am spouting at him:



(The verse is in Tamizh, about two men, "Muthukrishnan" and "Venkatasubban" who steal peanuts and eat them...!)

And here's the father, being feted on entering the 40th year of his life, completing 39:



Life is full, life is good...even though clouds pass over the sun at times.
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Names, knowledge, and elitism

I tend to notice an elitism about Knowing Names. I start out by looking at a beautiful bird, or a pretty butterfly, or a lovely tree. I then look up to the person who confidently identifies it for me. A Bulbul! I am thrilled that I have this knowledge.

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is a photograph, with Adesh's view of scientific names, and my response to him.