“The old JEE (is?) destroying school system, leading to rampant coaching industry, biased in favour of urban areas and boys.”
“IITs cannot pursue excellence at the cost of the school system. They must also have a stake in Board exams.”
What Kapil Sibbal says is maybe true. But the damage is already done. Lets see what is the outcome of this.
मैदाने आहेत , पण क्रीडा साहित्य नाही .. प्रयोगशाळेत प्रयोगाचे साहित्य नाही .. तुटके बेंच आणि गळकी छपरे .. अशा दारुण स्थितीत असलेल्या मराठी शाळांना संजीवनी मिळावी , यासाठी वेतनेतर अनुदान तातडीने सुरु करावे , अशी मागणी राज्य शिक्षक परिषदेने केली आहे . हे अनुदान न मिलाल्यास राज्यातील शेकडो मराठी शाळा बंद पडतील अशी भीती परिषदेने व्यक्त केली आहे .
via Maharashtra Times.
आता आपण काही केले नाही तर मग कोण करणार? आमच्या खैरात शाळे मध्ये विज बिल भरायची काही तरतुदच नाही आहे. त्यामुळे तिथला विज पुरवठा खंडित पण करण्यात आला होता.
But he will leave Indonesia with the knowledge that when he is on his game, he too can beat the best. Who knows… before long, Saina may have company at the top levels of badminton.
via Celebrate Saina but don’t forget Kashyap | Firstpost.
I also sincerely hope so.
“It was a really, really tough,” an elated Saina said. “I love the crowd here. I feel like a champion. I love to keep coming here again and again,”
via Saina Nehwal wins Indonesia Open Super Series title
Under the terms of the international bailout, the new government must fire up to 150,000 civil servants, slash spending by 11 billion euros this month, sell off a swathe of state-owned companies, improve tax collection and open closed professions to competition.
via Divided Greece risks social explosion | Reuters.
Of course, the only way is to make more space and opportunities for private companies, less social welfare.
“The way of collecting royalties is unfair, [Monsanto] charges us in double: when we buy the seeds and then when we sell the soy.”
via Monsanto may lose GM soya royalties throughout Brazil : Nature News & Comment.
Will this also happen in India?
“It was a very, very, very tough match, perhaps the most difficult of my career. I was so drained up that I could not control my tears after getting the match point. Both of us played really hard and we had to fight hard for each and every point,” Saina said.
via Steely Saina : BadmintonLink.com.
Suppose you have an ebook or an article in pdf format, which unfortunately is not cleaned. By not cleaned we mean
- Single page scan with edge darkening, pages not aligned that is text is rotated differently , page size different, library and use marks marks etc.
- 2-in-1 scan: Two pages simultaneously scanned together, the central spine dark band, pages not rotated properly, edge and wear marks, library marks etc.
In this case we cannot use the tools like scantailor for cleaning the images directly. For this we first need to extract images from the PDF file and then do a processing on these images. One can do extract the images one by one and process them, but then we can do it in a better way also.
First we split the pdf file into single PDFs by using the most versatile pdftk
For this in the terminal type
$ pdftk file.pdf burst
It will create as many pdf files as there are pages. with names like pg_0000.pdf etc.
Now next task is to convert these pdf to images, for this we use the convert command, but we don’t want to convert files one by one by
convert pg_0000.pdf pg_0000.tiff
But this is not very useful for large number of files, we want to make this in one go. So we do the following
$ for i in $(ls | grep pdf;);
convert -density 600 $i $i.tiff;
Lets see what these commands do:
will list all the files in that directory
ls | grep pdf
This will filter out the files with pdf in the filename and provide us with a list
On this list we can do a lot of operations as we do in on any other list
for i in $(ls | grep pdf)
is calling each member of this list that we generated and treating it as variable i
and for each memberwe
convert -density 600 $i $i.tiff
and after this is over the task is
We can set the dpi for the output images by passing the number, above it is set as 600. The output images will be named same as the input pdf files.
Now we can happily run scantailor on these images to clean them up!
Instead of a PDF if you have a djvu file we have another approach.
Convert the djvu file into a multipage tif file, by using ddjvu command.
$ddjvu -format=tiff -verbose -quality=uncompressed input_file.djvu output_file.tif
With this command we will get a tiff format, with same resolution as the original djvu file.
Once the multipage tif file is there, it can be split into its original pages by tiffsplit command.
And we are done. Now we can happily run scantailor on these tiff files.
यावेळी कलमाडींच्या चेह-यावर आपण काही मोठे कर्तुत्व करून आलो आहोत आणि जमलेले लोक आपल्या स्वागतासाठीच आले आहेत असा भाव होता.
via Maharashtra Times.
आता काय म्हणायचे?
On World Environment Day 2012.