What is White Matter

White matter is the brain tissue through which messages pass between different areas of grey matter within the nervous system. Using a computer network as an analogy, the grey matter can be thought of as the actual computers themselves, whereas the white matter represents the network cables connecting the computers together.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Trespassers not allowed!


“What the hell, so much dust is around…why rooms are so messy? Plants are dying? Where is newspaper?” – Brian woken up from a deep sleep and he shouted on Jane, the only maid at house.

“Yes, Sir. I am also surprised to see dust around. I will clean it up now!” – Jane’s face turned pale and black shadows grown stronger below her eyes.

“Who is there, behind that cupboard? Oh, is it you, John? What the hell, you are doing here?” – Brian asked.

Jane moved backward with stunned expression, even though she knew about Brian’s abnormal behavior.

“Dad, how long you’ve been sleeping, when your enemies are still alive? Strangers are all around now and messing with our home.” – John murmured.

“John, What!!!Strangers are around and messing with our home.” – Brian repeated in anger.

“Dad, you still believe him? Whom you’re talking to? How many times I’d told you about John and how he is making your life miserable.” – Ron said, while approaching from behind.

Emma, Brian’s wife stood behind, with a straight face.

I do not trust you, Ron, but him. Go away!” – Brian shouted.

Jane cleaned up the house and surroundings, as every other day, silently.

***
Friday, 13th June 2008

The board on the gate read:-
“Trespassers not allowed!”
“Maggs Bros Ltd., 50 Berkeley Square, Central London”

Dr. Tim, his wife Kiara and 12 year old daughter Tabby were amazed to see, such a beautiful dream house. The archway made of trees and colorful flowers welcomed them into arena of antique sculptures of Greek gods, surrounding a pond. During recession, this antique property at prime location was a hot deal from Bank and Tim accepted it blindly as first buyer.

While walking around home, Tim heard a loud scream of Tabby, coming from bedroom above. Tim & Kiara ran upstairs to see her. Tim was worried to see her hand drenched in blood.

“Dad, I’d just opened the door and it closed suddenly. Heavy winds, probably. I tried to hold the door after opening it but it closed again clutching my hand, as if someone slammed it. Ahh!” Tabby cried aloud. Tim grabbed first-aid kit and applied bandage.

“I am going for a warm bath now.” – Tim set the temperature to lukewarm at geyser knob outside of bathroom.

Taking his bath kit, he closed the door. As usual before starting bath he placed his hand, below running shower and closed it. It was lukewarm, good. After 2 minutes, he was below shower and turned the shower knob.

“Holy S***!”– Tim grunted with his right side blistered with hot water. After taking cold shower for a while, he came out of bathroom. 


Shocking!!! The geyser knob was pointing at hot.

***

“You are right, John! I could hear footsteps of strangers around the house. What the hell I am not able to see anyone. This house is mine and trespassers are not allowed.”

“Hey, someone had opened my bedroom. Let me stop this nonsense.Huh!” – Brian ran towards the door and slammed it hard. He heard a loud scream, followed by footsteps on staircase, crying and a scrambled conversation.

“Oh, so you are going to my bathroom now. Let me get your hell out!” – Brian mumbled after watching the geyser knob turning to lukewarm and closing of the door afterwards.

“Holy S***!”  Brian smirked after hearing it from inside bathroom.

***

As Tim returned after a long European vacation with family, he didn’t read the newspaper, few days back.

Half past dead at 50 Berkeley Square!!!
Last night, Maggs bros Ltd, largest antiquarian booksellers had a terrifying mishap at their house-cum-office at 50 Berkeley Square.

Brian D. Maggs killed his only son Ron and house-maid Jane, by strangling them with telephone wire. Later he found dead on his bed with an empty bottle of sleeping tablets. He was undergoing treatment of Schizophrenia, after recent death of his beloved wife Emma.

Brian’s death is a loss to Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA).

***

PS - As a known fact, Maggs Bros Ltd. at 50 Berkeley Square is a famous haunted house of London and late B.D.Maggs was former president of ABA. Rest of all is fiction, an impact of reading and watching too much psychological thrillers.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Test Drive - Google Car!!!

The Test drive of most awaited Google driverless car on Indian roads, done by expert Anand Jhunjhunwala on behalf of Down Gear and Under Drive magazines. However the top confidential report is leaked on chikileaks. Here is a snapshot of some error messages occurred during first test drive, which boggled down scientists/programmers at Google. Hence this car will not hit Indian roads until eternity.

400 Bad Request - Overtaking request from left, while leaving the road completely.
401 Unauthorized - Honking, Cutting lanes to take revenge & baffle other cars/drivers.
402 Payment Required - Parked in no parking area ("No parking" sign behind the tree or roadside shop/cart), traffic police towed the car.
403 Forbidden - Sandwiched between 1 bicycle and bike/another car/animal.
404 Not Found - Road not found.(Pits and Manholes).
405 Driving Not Allowed - Bicycle/bikes within 6 inch distance.
406 Not Acceptable – Vehicles like Xylo/Safari and/or Bicycle using middle of road.
407 Proxy Authentication Required - Traffic police asked for license of driver (??)
408 Request Timeout - Standstill Traffic combined with 400/425/429 Errors.
409 Conflict - Human driver honked and given bad look (irrespective of fault/reason).
410 Gone - Road Signal and indicators/brake lights (of vehicle ahead) not working.
415 Unsupported Media Type - Music orchestrated by horns/abusive words coming from every side.
420 Enhance Your Calm - Standstill Traffic combined with 400/425/429 Errors.
422 Unprocessable Entity - Road blocked by cows or other animals.
425 Unordered Collection - Four lanes of vehicles, stuffed in 2 lanes provided.
429 Too Many Requests - One bicycle started overtaking from left, cut by a bike from right, car ahead of you applied brake suddenly.
444 No Response - Horn/Dipper for overtaking but no change in mind of driver inside car ahead.
501 Not Implemented - Driving bumper to bumper and sides to sides, with optimized distance of 1 mm between vehicles.
502 Bad Gateway - Narrow lane with shops/2 wheeler parked on both sides.
503 Service Unavailable - Road Signals not working and No traffic police.
504 Gateway Timeout – Trapped in Standstill Traffic.
508 Loop Detected - Another automated car opposite, stopped due to one of the errors.
509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded - Music Band orchestrated by horns/abusive words coming from every side exceeded the limits.

This Article originally appeared at my blog "White Matter".Anand Tambey © All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Undying !!!

Almost bald, Simran looked cute and innocent in red bridal costume. Sameer lifted her up to complete 7 rounds around holy fire and taken her in lap for other customs.

“Okay, cancer ended her life, not my love and her happiness till end.” Sameer wrote in diary, few warm droplets drenched his soul and paper.