## 3 Interesting 3-digit Numbers

Some numbers have really curious properties! Below are 3 such 3-digit numbers. 196-Algorithm A palindromic number is a number (in some base b) that is the same when written forwards or backwards. Like 16461, for example, it is “symmetrical”. The term palindromic is derived from palindrome, which refers to a word (such as rotor or

## Two Pieces from Islamic History

Here are two pieces from early Islamic history that many Shia Muslims would not be knowing. I have taken it verbatim from an Urdu textbook on Islamic History by Dr Hameed-ud-Din.

## Counting and the Mind

Here is an interesting fact taken verbatim from the book “A Passion for Mathematics” by Clifford A Pickover. Question I quickly toss a number of marbles onto a pillow. You may stare at them for an instant to determine how many marbles are on the pillow. Obviously, if I were to toss just two marbles,

## Advice for Patients and Family

Managing schizophrenia is a significant challenge. The immediate people effected are the patient himself and his family. Though I do not consider myself to be 100% cured, yet I feel that I am content with my life. It is almost 10 years since I was admitted in hospital for my first break. I have learned

## My 3 Ingredients of Recovery

Schizophrenia is a complicated disease. It takes a considerable time to recover. I have never heard of it before. Though I have watched the Hollywood movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ before my diagnosis, but I never bothered to know the name/pronunciation or nature of the disease. It was primarily my interest in Nobel prizes. It took

## Some Mathematical GIFs

Here are some GIFs I have collected over internet that explain mathematical ideas. The following GIF explain what is meant by tangent/parallel lines and asymptotes. The following GIF explains how to construct a regular heptagon using straight edge and compass. The following 2 GIFs explain what an ellipse is and how to draw it. The