Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Originally it is the idea from Charnes, Cooper and Rhodes who did a brilliant job using Linear Programming Problem formulation for a non-linear efficiency problem.
You will find some of the links here of some interest. Depending on the number of DMUs, you have to formulate as much LPPs. Hence manual solution may be difficult considering that one has multiple inputs and multiple outputs,
A spreadsheet solver (LP solver in Excel) or the solver in Google spreadsheet can be used.
Some links are given here .
|Reuters pic of a tragedy unfolding on April 12, 2015 in the Mediterranean ..|
|Shocking !! Shocking !!|
The latest, 24 hours back in the Mediterranean, helpless .. ABC news
Sunday, May 29, 2016
|It all started here in St. Mary Magdalene church in|
Thumba, Trivandrum, Kerala, now a space museum ..
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is one such organisation that has been earning respect around the world for all its great actions and achievements and at the same time ably enabling efficient and cheap two-way communications, broadcasts, weather forecasting to help farmers, predicting natural calamities helping reduce damage and loss of lives and so on, not only for the country but for the neighbours around it.
|A big pranaam .. Let us never forget this great soul !|
Friday, May 27, 2016
|Xi Jinping, following the founding policies of Mao ?|
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I have been thinking loud and have some points listed here. Would love to get feedback to add more.
|Low number of researchers ??|
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
|India exhibiting technological prowess|
|Is it necessary for China to boss around the world ?|
The shift in balance of power southward, should not be a matter of concern, neither to China or the world at large, as India inheriting a great and peaceful civilization, culture, enlightenment and displaying great erudition and understanding, has over the past ten millennia been propagating peace and prosperity throughout the world. It has never invaded or attacked a foreign country.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
|The well done corridors , IDC side|
|Neat logo at Victor Menezes|
Many new constructions are coming up. Great to also learn that IIT Bombay is still among the most sought after IIT in the country. I did not have the good fortune to do my graduation there, but carried out the finishing stages of my Uty education with a PhD at ITB during 1998-2003.
|Fmr Citibank CEO and IITB|
alumnus, doing his
bit for IITB ..
|Mech Engg. Dept buildings,|
where I sat for 5 years,
getting dilapidated ..
Urgent action needed ...
The lawns need more maintenance maybe, because of the extreme heat in Bombay.
The greenery is getting threatened with concrete buildings coming up (as there is pressure for more classrooms and halls and new constructions are making their appearance everywhere.)
|Lawns are not being cared for.. Please ..|
I do not know whether leopards still keep visiting the hostels and the campus.
|From Dean Acad office. view of LT lawns|
My main supervisor, Prof Rangaraj (Dean, Academic Prog) was in Hyderabad and my co-supervisor Prof Hemachandra. Prof Awate also was not available. Met Prof Subash Babu and took his blessings. Prof Gaitonde was in US.
Went around the campus, which brought strong old memories of being Coordinator for the Research Scholars Forum (RSF) in IIT Bombay, the second person to hold that post (1989) since starting RSF in 1998.
Glad that the Institute is growing in reputation and the quality of output with each passing year.
|Corridor, Library side..|
|This pic sums up ISRO's noble intention - provide low cost|
access to space.
|The Indian mini-space-shuttle being towed|
for integrating with the launch vehicle ....
Does being street-smart sum up the superlative performance of the Indian scientific community ? (the comments I got from the student community when we discussed this development in the Service operations class)
Even though statements have come on the Internet belittling this indigenous effort of ISRO, what India can now say is , we have come and we will stay here .. Moreover India has come to provide leadership and not run away and retire programmes due to exorbitant costs ! Cost Management will remain India's top priority ..
Read the BBC report calling this launch as that of a mini space shuttle ! In a way it is true, but not thoroughly ..
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
*LIFE AFTER 50*
An interesting article.
Life can begin at 55,
it is all in your hands! Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 60 years of age, owing to the diminishing importance given to them and their opinions.
But, it need not be so, if only we understand the basic principles of life and follow them scrupulously.
Here are ten *mantras* to age gracefully and make life after retirement pleasant.
*1. Never say I am aged':*
There are three ages, chronological, biological, and psychological. The first is calculated based on our date of birth; the second is determined by the health conditions; the third is how old we feel we are. While we don't have control over the first, we can take care of our health with good diet, exercise and a cheerful attitude. A positive attitude and optimistic thinking can reverse the third age.
*2. Health is wealth:*
If you really love your kith and kin, taking care of your health should be your priority. Thus, you will not be a burden to them. Have an annual health check-up and take the prescribed medicines regularly. Do take health insurance coverage.
*3. Money is important:*
Money is essential for meeting the basic necessities of life, keeping good health and earning family respect and security. Don't spend beyond your means even for your children. You have lived for them all through and it is time you enjoyed a harmonious life with your spouse. If your children are grateful and they take care of you, you are blessed. But, never take it for granted.
*4. Relaxation and recreation:*
The most relaxing and recreating forces are a healthy religious attitude, good sleep, music and laughter. Have faith in God, learn to sleep well, love good music and see the funny side of life.
*5. Time is precious:*
It is almost like holding a horses' reins. When they are in your hands, you can control them. Imagine that everyday you are born again. Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is ready cash - use it profitably. Live this moment; live it fully, now, in the present time.
*6. Change is the only permanent thing:*
We should accept change - it is inevitable. The only way to make sense out of change is to join in the dance. Change has brought about many pleasant things. We should be happy that our children are blessed.
*7. Enlightened selfishness:*
All of us are basically selfish. Whatever we do, we expect something in return. We should definitely be grateful to those who stood by us. But, our focus should be on the internal satisfaction and the happiness we derive by doing good for others, without expecting anything in return. Perform a random act of kindness daily.
*8. Forget and forgive:*
Don't be bothered too much about others' mistakes. We are not spiritual enough to show our other cheek when we are slapped in one. But for the sake of our own health and happiness, let us forgive and forget them. Otherwise, we will be only increasing our blood pressure.
*9. Everything has a purpose:*
Take life as it comes. Accept yourself as you are and also accept others for what they are. Everybody is unique and is right in his own way.
*10. Overcome the fear of death:*
We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will go on.
Pass to all 50+ you know 🙏😊
|Pinarayi Vijayan - all for the sake of grabbing |
The hypocritical stand taken by all leaders of the Marxist party in Indian, except for the most senior leader VS Achuthanandan has been one of deceit. It may bring them temporary success, but over the years such a strategy will only result in their total wipe out from the face of planet earth. And they do not have even a well learned and educated, straight thinking person in the party, mature enough to see through their cheap strategy and advise them against following it for the sake of the existence of the party.
Inheriting far-sighted developmental decisions and policies of a people-friendly government, the newly taken over Marxists can ill-afford to disrupt development to take the state backward.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Click for Deccan Chronicle article
Instead of procuring the land from the farmers, in a really novel method, land has been taken on lease from the farmers at an annual rate of Rs 21,000 per acre. This will ensure that the farmers will also be willing to spare their land, which they are sure will get appreciated over time as energy brings prosperity not only to their state but the entire state.
Click for the Hindu link here ..
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
|Over 135 missions, US proved and confirmed|
that it's Space Shuttle reusable vehicle
programme is a total disaster and unreliable..
|The Metro man - E Sridharan ...|
|With his wife ..|
|So dedicated and disciplined ..|
|In native attire in his h0me town Pattambi..|
Government of India may or may not award him the Bharat Ratna. But for the countless millions that have travelled on the Pamban bridge, Kolkata Metro, Konkan Railways and Delhi Metro and for the knowledgeable public he is already a Bharat Ratna - a real gem of the rarest variety.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
|Dictatorial tendencies .. ??|
Should the PM be talking of his country like this ? When to keep the mouth shut is also an art of governing .. The people of Kerala are agitated by this wrong reference to the state by the PM of the country, who does not know much of developmental economics, only on monetary economics.
This state has achieved improvements in material conditions of living, reflected in indicators of social development, comparable to those of many developed countries, even though the state's per capita income is low in comparison to them. Achievements such as low levels of infant mortality and population growth, and high levels of literacy and life expectancy, along with the factors responsible for such achievements have been considered characteristic results of the Kerala model.
More precisely, the Kerala model has been defined as:
- A set of high material quality-of-life indicators coinciding with low per-capita incomes, both distributed across nearly the entire population of Kerala.
- A set of wealth and resource redistribution programmes that have largely brought about the high material quality-of-life indicators.
- High levels of political participation and activism among ordinary people along with substantial numbers of dedicated leaders at all levels. Kerala's mass activism and committed cadre were able to function within a largely democratic structure, which their activism has served to reinforce.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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