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Twinkle twinkle little star is a short musical piece I composed and recorded last evening.

This piece consists of 56 measures. It is 1 minute 52 seconds long. The music is composed of four tracks. This is my second attempt at recording music with multiple tracks. The last such attempt was more than two years ago when I composed and recorded 'A few notes'.

The links to the audio files, sheet music, etc. are provided below. The files reside in my website. In case, my website is down, the YouTube link provided below should still work.

The four tracks in this piece are:

  1. Grand piano
  2. Slow strings
  3. Xenon pad
  4. Music box

This arrangement is based on the popular melody of the nursery rhyme called Twinkle, twinkle, little star. The melody is played with the treble notes of the piano. I wrote the bass notes for the piano and the strings, and the high notes for the pad and the music box to fill the music with emotions of love and happiness. I recorded this after about two hours of practice.

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Last evening after I took out boiled eggs from my electric kettle, I tested a solution to a problem I once got from Anoop, an ex-colleague and a good friend.

How can we tell raw eggs and hard-boiled eggs apart?

One solution I knew from childhood experiments involves spinning the given egg, then momentarily stopping it with hand while it is spinning and then releasing it immediately. If the egg starts spinning again, it is a raw egg. If it doesn't, it is a hard-boiled one. This can be explained with Newton's first law of motion. One might even see it as a demonstration of Newton's third law of motion.

Anoop, a friend of mine, told me about another solution which I believe is simpler and uses the same principle as the one behind the solution I mentioned above. Can you guess this simpler solution?

Do you know other ways of finding out whether an egg is boiled or not without breaking it?