Posts Tagged ‘Inkscape’

Being Indian. Being Plural.

September 30, 2012

Being Plural. Being Indian.

While my experimentation with SVG continues, I have tried creating this logo with Inkscape.  It depicts secularism and plurality of thoughts in India.

India is a land of diversity.  We have a long tradition of differences of opinions and argumentative discourses.  Many authors of different times have hailed pluralism as a distinct characteristic of our Indian-ness.  Shashi Tharoor, in his 2007 article, finds pluralism as an integral part of the Indian idea.

I created this logo for Wikipedia article Secularism in India.  There are a few glitches remaining that are being fixed.  Give me your feedback.

Fun with SVGs

September 29, 2012

What if I tell you people create and edit image files in notepad?  Doesn’t it sound unbelievable, and so interesting? So it is!  Try this example.  Copy-paste the following code in the notepad.

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Save the notepad file with an extension .svg (make sure it is not .txt, the default notepad format). Close the file, and open it with a modern browser.  This is what you wound get.  And the best thing about SVGs is it can be zoomed at whatever level without any loss of quality.  Click on the image below and zoom it to infinity 🙂

This is what you would get!

This is what you would get!

Isn’t it interesting?  And there is a lot more to learn 🙂