Discover I in News!

I recently announced the inception of the Discover I foundation, an initiative by my friends and me to helpĀ underprivilegedĀ children who are good at co-curricular activities to polish their skills and showcase their talent. I’m proud to tell that Discover I has been featured in India’s leading daily Times of India (15 March 2012Ā Gurgaon edition – page 9). MeriNewsĀ also published an article about the initiative (another one here).Ā Here is the clipping of the TOI article! Continue reading “Discover I in News!”

Making a Simple OCR Android App using Tesseract

This post tells you how you can easily make an Android application to extract the text from the image being captured by the camera of your Android phone! We’ll be using a fork of Tesseract Android Tools by Robert Theis called Tess Two. They are based on the Tesseract OCR Engine (mainly maintained by Google) and Leptonica image processing libraries. Continue reading “Making a Simple OCR Android App using Tesseract”


I was recently reading Steve Jobs’s biography by Walter Isaacson and I read that he had a music system in his whole house, and also used it as a microphone, to hear family’s discussions until his father discovered that and made him stop doing it. Now. You would have made the rest of the post by yourself, by reading that title and the first sentence — exactly that. When Siri wasn’t there, sound could be played on the stereos and sound could be heard from the stereos. But what if we have a helper connected to that speaker, who gets the input, performs some search and says back the results? What’s the time, Siri? Siri, how’s the weather today? Where can I get a cup of coffee Siri? Just from your desk, or while reading the newspaper, think about it!

ps. Doesn’t necessarily need to be Siri, but that’s an interesting piece of software.

Technothlon 2011 Question Papers

I participated in Technothlon yesterday and the questions were amazing, the marking scheme too. Never thought of using Euler’s equation in such a way! For those who weren’t able to participate or their partners took the question papers, I have uploaded a scanned copy of it. It contains some signs, answers, wrong answers, drawings etc. made by us, please ignore that. šŸ™‚
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