Sunday, August 19, 2012

Think Plastic or Swim




Think Plastic or Swim

 My Efforts to Counter Global Warming

By
 Gyan C A Fernando

Sinking islands

With illustrations by N. Senthilkumaran

Drastic events need drastic action! That is what I always say when I’ve had a beer, or two. They have been sinking for years, not the beers; and no one has done anything for them except generate a lot of hot air in Geneva and in New York.
Unlike them, I am a Man of Action, a sort of a Superman or a Minor Deity!  You know what I mean, don’t you?  No?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Why Boys Love Trains and Girls Love Dolls

 
Why Boys Love Trains and Girls Love Dolls





Pseudo Scientific Research of the Zany Kind!
This article appeared in the Lanka Railway Digest (August 2012 issue)
Read it here:  LINK
 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Acalculia and I


 
Acalculia and I
I was never a calculating sort of person


By
Gyan C A Fernando
With illustrations by N.Senthilkumaran

Acalculia and I

Some of you out there, having just got up on a Sunday morning and having just glanced at but not really comprehended the main title of this article, are probably thinking that Acalculia is a young Eastern European, short-skirted, disco type tart that I once used to associate with.
Acalculia
Others, well-versed in Classic Greek Literature in their formative years and who have just had the advantage of an invigorating early morning cup of tea might be thinking, with smug complacency, that Acalculia must be one of those nasty Siren type girls from Greek Mythology. Well you know Medusa et al don’t you?
Can you all now get up and stand in the corner of the class!
You are all wrong! It is neither!

For most people it is quite easy-peasy to work out that the logarithm of whatever is something-or-the-other, just off the tops of their heads. For me, the complex mathematical formula of two plus two is quite easy, but anything else is a challenge.