New I have couple of RA / TA positions, could be turned into PhD positions dependent on satisfactory performance. Contact me for details.

Who am I?


I am what I am; a simple minded simple person provided you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity! I always try to enjoy life as it comes to me. I have proclivity to learn new things that come across me in my day to day life. Failures never matters to me much compared to what I learn from them. I always try new ways of thinking the same thing not only in the interest of finding a simpler way but also to learn more about the thing. I am one of the persons who prefers die to live rather live to die. I think there is a very thin line between Science and Philosophy as both can be denoted as either sides of a coin, one help in finding out the truth another gives up new ways of finding out the same, both the things have great significance in my life. I believe myself to be honest also friendly in dealing with others. Beauty in various forms not only appeals me but also inspires me to a great extent. One can see some of those inspirations in my paintings; this would be one of the reasons that dragged me into the world of research.


My Paintings

 

Photography

 

Wild Life



Silhouette & Sun



Sky & Moon



Colors & Culture



Portrait



Landscapes



Misc



Am I Crazy!

Movies

Favourite Movies

 

Music

I am big fan of Indina Film Music. Anyone can read my blog on Indian Film Music ( http://www.amitavadas.com/wordpress/2010/03/31/indian-film-music/ ) I did lots of sudy regarding the evolution of Indian Film music.

Besides those stuffs I love lots of singers and vocalist like Lata Mangeskar, Kishore Kumar, Md. Raffi, Rashid Khan, Pandit Ajaya Chakrabarty. Very hard to make a complete list!

I love every genre of music like classical, semi-classical, rock, jazz, instrumental and just everything provided the music should good.

My alltime fevourite instrumental is Havana by Kenny G. Listen to it!

 

Books

As like common Bengali I deffinitely love to read Tagore, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Satyajit Roy, Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay, Manik Bandopadhyay and so on. The modern writers I love to read are Samaresh Basu, Samaresh Majumder, Shankar etc.

To become a researcher I get motivated by several Sci-Fictions during my childhood. One of my favourite writer is Narayan Sanyal. One of the best and most popular Sci-Fictions by him is Nakshatraloker Debatatma [নক্ষত্রলোকের দেবতাত্মা], is based on the transformation of human race from primitive creature to civilized intelligent species controlling the whole earth. Then it deals with Jupiter exploration and a super intelligent Computer HAL. The three parted book is a inspiration of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke. In his book, Sanyal named HAL as Jantra-Na (যন্ত্র না ) , in my mother tongue Bengali, it ambiguously means 'not a machine' (যন্ত্র না ) as well as 'pain' (যন্ত্রনা ).

 

Numismatic

I started numismatic as a hobby in my school days and continued seriously till early college days. Presently my sister inherited all my collection and re-instigated the process with full enthusiasm. In the collection there are coins from 15 (approx) different nations. The collection includes some coins from Mughal Emperor time and even some coins from Qing Dynasty of China. I am now connected with American Numismatic Association (ANA).

 

Travel

I love travelling, living across cultures. Being fortunate enough to travel the world so far horizontally: East to West. During my doctoral study I travelled so many Asian countries like Singapore, Japan, China, Japan, Thailand and Korea. After finishing my PhD I moved to Europe. I travelled so many countries in Europe and Scandinavia. I really love this continent for its nature and people then went back to Bangalore, my own country for a very short time and now living in USA. It's truly an interesting journey so far.....I do believe that.....life is all about journey....and realization.....!!!


It is my utmost desire to travel the whole world! Till now I have travelled only 12 nations excluding my mother land India. Hope soon the world will become blue in the following atlas!
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