Wednesday, March 14, 2012


In these times, we are so engrossed in our work/lives that we tend to forget lot many things around us. A chance glance at the "Young World" , supplement of The Hindu paper yesterday made me recollect a few things that i knew as a kid and had completely forgotten!

Maths might as well been one of the not so favorite subjects in school with Algebra, Integration eating our minds but still it was one subject we just could not ignore!
And if you are Maths lover, you will be celebrating this Day!!

March 14th ,i.e, 3-14(M/D) is celebrated as the Pi Day.

Even though all of us know and have use "Pi" in our mathematical calculations at some point of time but still there are so many things revolving around Pi that we simply might not know.

As i was checking the details about Pi in Wiki, well it simply amazed me!

There is even a poem by a Noble Prize Winner Poet, Wislawa Szymborska and a few lines from the poem -

The caravan of digits that is pi

does not stop at the edge of the page,

but runs off the table and into the air,

over the wall, a leaf, a bird's nest, the clouds, straight into the sky,

through all the bloatedness and bottomlessness.

Oh how short, all but mouse-like is the comet's tail!

There is even a style of writing called Pilish!! :D Should learn it!! :)

When one talks about Maths, Physics can't be left behind and Today is also Great Albert Einstein's Birth Anniversary!!!

Just a google search(you can even do bing search :P) results in numerous results for each day! Should keep checking that a lot!

And for all the Origami fans(thanks to Raji) check the Google Doodle. Today is the 101 birth anniversary of Akira Yoshizawa, considered as the GrandMaster of Origami. He has to his credit more that 50,000 origami models!
It will take me more 7 births to complete 50000 models :O

Now do we need any reason to actually celebrate :P

We should all have Pie for Dessert ;) What say??? :)


Dishit D said...

some discoveries continue to fascinate decades after their discovery. PI continues to fascinate centuries after :)

Arunava Bose said...

Nice post. Indeed, many are unaware of significance of this day.