Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Even if the wind blows east
and the sails are tied up tight
memories of a storm this summer
stirs up butterflies
The might of the ocean
and its vacillating moods
a naughty sprite one moment
an irascible Poseidon the next.
Patience, sailor, patience
when I set sail
I closed my eyes and prayed
the ocean is what it is
my boat is what it is
and only with time will I learn
the true nature of the ocean,
of the boat, and of myself.

- Harish Suryanarayana

Friday, June 25, 2010

For Sandya

Our journey begins
with large Peruvian jars
filled with autumn leaves
of hopes and dreams
buried deep
under the impure sands
of our daily lives.

And as we sit on our beach
sharing the little space that we have
seashells echo
the intermittent whispers
from a fisherman's old radio.

And all consciousness
is held together
by a dark strand of music
as we float
across a serene amethyst-violet sky.

-- Harish Suryanarayana

Sandya and Bheeshu, congratulations and wish you a delightful married life. (June 21st, 2010)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birthday wish


Yes, I am getting dumber. I neither have the time nor patience to read novels anymore. I have been holding on to "Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K Dick for about a month and a half and I have finished reading maybe half the book. This book is awesome and was the inspiration for Bladerunner(the game changing awesome sci-fi(I love sci-fi(sci-fi rocks)) movie). Clearly I have been writing too much MATLAB(I love MATLAB(MATLAB rocks)) code. Now, I just want to laugh at some silly things and ponder about why my closest companion is the computer and not some silly girl who wants me to listen to her whine about how hard her day was.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Physical training update.

Indianapolis Mini-marathon - 13.1 miles - DONE before I turned 25 (Oct 2009)


1) Train for an Olympic standard course triathlon.
1.5km swimming, 40 km cycling, 10 km running
Time: Before my PhD defense (approx. 2 years from now)

2) Train for a full marathon.
26.2 miles.
Time: Before my preliminary examination. (approx 1 year from now).

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ode to coffee

To the bitter staid emancipator
from all that is dull and sleepy
To that magic potion
dark and brown and deep
mysterious swirls of energy
twirls of sensation
I keep wanting you
my dearest concoction
Where are you when I most need you?

-Harish Suryanarayana

Friday, March 05, 2010

Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujhpar - Junglee

A very sweet song. Simple. Beautiful. Just as it should be.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day

A day invented by couples to be smug and vainglorious about the fact that they are committed though they know they are in deep shit.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Purdue Intramurals

Won the men's doubles Intramurals at Purdue :) :) My partner was Cahya Harianto from Indonesia.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Abhi Na Jao Chodkar - Hum Dono

Abhi Na Jao Chodkar, one of my all time favourite songs has been resung! Please pardon my random pronunciation. Me and Madhavi just recorded this for fun. I hope you enjoy ! :)

Song: Abhi Na Jao Chodkar
Movie: Hum Dono
Resung by: Madhavi, Harish
Microphone used : Snowflake(Blue)

Please do let me know what you think of it. Comments make me happy. :)

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Keyboard !

I am finally rediscovering the pure serene pleasure of playing the keyboard. Many many thanks to the person who sold his Yamaha PSR 195 on Craigslist for cheap. My serious romance with the keyboard began when my Chittappa (dad's younger brother) bought me a small Casio keyboard for my Upanayanam(thread ceremony). After playing around with it a bit, my dad had a feeling that I could perhaps be good at this. So he bought me a super awesome full size Yamaha keyboard. My parents have always been super supportive of everything that I have done and have tried their very best to get me what I need to improve. Needless to say, a special thanks to dad for having got me that super present for my birthday a long time ago. Well, here I am, back to my first musical love, so look out! Ill soon have a good stream of videos once I get warmed up. Next post - Creep - Radiohead !

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010

2010 - Year to push limits.

2009 has been a year of mind-blowing achievements and illumination for me. It is time to push further to see what actually is possible. The following are the things I wish to do.

1) Academics
a) One IEEE transactions journal publication.
b) 4/4 in both semesters.

2) Physical Health
a) Get my pace down to 8 minutes / mile in either the April half-marathon or the October one.
b) Build decent biceps and triceps.
c) Get better at badminton to at least put up a fight in tournaments.

3) Music
a) Practice Carnatic music daily for atleast 30 minutes.
b) Record one semi-classical/light music song every 2 weeks.

4) Mental health
a) Meditate for as much time as possible.
b) Control lust.
c) Be organized.