Fix : No sound on Ubuntu (16.04) after a Bluetooth audio device power off.

Problem : After Bluetooth speakers were abruptly switched off, Ubuntu 16.04 on Alienware (17 R2) stopped producing sounds on its analog sound card. Reason : Doubt an inviable configuration was left behind for the sound card. Solution : Open terminal Run – killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.config/pulse/* ; rm -r ~/.pulse* Wait for 10 seconds. […]

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Number system in Treta Yuga

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana These interesting slokas from Ramayana, gives an understanding of the number system used during Thretha yuga शतम् शतसहस्राणाम् कोटिमाहुर्मनीषिणः || शतम् कोटिसहस्राणाम् शङ्कुरित्यभिधीयते | 100 = Shatham 1000 = Sahasram 100,000 = ShathaSahasram (or Sahasranam Shatham or Laksham) 10^7 = Koti 10^12 […]

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Ravana – that decent guy. really ?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana   The real reason why Ravana did not use force on Sita devi. Taken from conversation between Ravana and his step brother Mahaparshva – महापार्श्व निबोध त्वम् रहस्यम् किंचिदात्मनः | चिरवृत्तम् तदाख्यास्ये यदवाप्तम् पुरा मया || “O, Mahaparsva! Know a little secret […]

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Inducing intention into passive consciousness

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Gems from Ramayana धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्धश्च रामो दाशरथिर्यदि पौरुषे च अप्रतिद्वन्द: शरैनं जहि रावणिं  प्रत्यक्ष गद्यार्थ =  हे शर: यदि  दाशरथि: राम: धर्मात्मा सत्यसन्ध: च पौरुषे अप्रतिद्वन्द्व: चास्ति , तर्हि एनम् रावणिं जहि | Context : At the end of 3 days (and nights) battle between […]

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SreeVidya Sanskrit transliterator, a powerful tool for the bilingual Indians

I’m writing this article to introduce an interesting new tool  – SreeVidya. What is SreeVidya ? SreeVidya is a software tool originally written to transliterate Sanskrit to different regional scripts of India. Besides this, the tool can also be used to read an Indian language in any other regional language. This will mean a lot […]

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