musings on music and life

February 28, 2015

Upcoming concert

Filed under: Carnatic Music — sankirnam @ 2:10 pm

I’m excited to be performing with my friend Aditya Prakash, in Canada! This will be my first time north; if you’re in the area, feel free to attend.

EDIT: Clip from the concert!

February 2, 2015

RIP Carl Djerassi

Filed under: Chemistry — sankirnam @ 12:13 pm

Just heard the news that the eminent chemist and playwright Carl Djerassi passed away this weekend. Don’t have much to say about this except that he was never recognized for his work by the Nobel committee. I find this ludicrous, especially since his work has impacted billions of people. Chembark shares my sentiments and expresses his feelings much more coherently than I can.

EDIT: The Economist has a brief and surprisingly balanced summary of his life.

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