Tuesday, December 25, 2007

THE FOUNTAIN VIEW - Click on the picture.


Monday, December 10, 2007

HAPPY BIRTH DAY DEAR SRINIVAS VALLURY.

Dear Srinivas,


WISHING YOU " HAPPY BIRTHDAY " AND MANY MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY.I thought of sending this greeting card along with your pretty wife as I do not have a good photo in my Picasa besides what is and who is more important to be by your side on a birthday,we both wish you and Dishaa "Happiness for ever"Instead of sending the e-card I have sent it through my Family Blog.Do visit this site as often as you can as I am now going to post in this blog since my Technical blog has taken a break due to lack of information.give our Love to Sweety Dishaa.


RAM SETHU AT CAPE COMORIN.

Sri Ram was born on 5114 BC, January 10, 12.30 am.

Rama and his Vanaru built the bridge to Sri Lanka 1,750,000 years back to go to Sri Lanka to bring Sree Sita from the clutches of Ravana.The bridge was built in 5076 BC.

5114BC
January 11,5.30 am Bharatha was born.Precisely 29 hours after 29 hours after Rama was born.


5089BC
Jan 4 was the coronation eve Rama was 25 years old


5077BC
Oct 7,Lakshman fought Khar and Dushasn who were furious on Surpanaka' cut nose.


5706BC:
April 3,Vali vadh


5706BC:
Sept 12,Hanuman visits Lanka for the first time and returns to Rama after two days.


5076BC:
Sept 20,an army of monkeys starts march towards Lanka


5076BC:
Nov 24,Meganath is Killed.


NGO gives 'proof' of Rama's existence
Claims He Was Born In 5114;Sethu Built in 5076BC


TIMES NEWS NETWORK


Bangalore;


Lord Rama is not a mythological figure,but a historical one who lived 7,200 years ago in 5076BC,He walked the Rama sethu to reach Lanka.Built by Nala and Neel,the civil engineers par excellence,the bridge was built using 'pore pressure'concept of marine engineering.


Quite dazed?But a Chnnai-based NGO,Bharat Gyan,gives even more specific dates and times of events in Rama's life.The NGO engages itself in extensive research of Indian history.In its study,Bharat Gyan employed a varied approach,including historical,geographical,archaeological and archaeo-astronomical,to chalk out Rama's life.The study says Rama had a family tree of 60 generations and was born in 5114BC.


While Valmiki's Ramayana has been considered as the historic text,various reports and findings from the Archaeological Survey of India,Space Application centre,National Institute of Oceanography,National Aeronautics ans Space Administration,astronomical skycharts,geological survey,coins and inscriptions have been used in this study.


Neela Sethu the 35-km long 3.5-km wide bridge connecting India and Sri Lanka,was built in 5076BC and named after its architect Neela,son of Viswakarma.It is actually a linear structure scientifically built by connecting 103 small islands in the sea.


The construction of the Sethu was in three stages-the area was surveyed to find a suitable place,utilization of technical skills was analyzed and then executed,"It wasn't random throwing of stones into the sea that made the bridge,but an aligned use of strings while logs of bamboo,sala,dhana were used to form a wooden cushion on which stones were placed to create the walkwat"said D K Hari of Bharat Gyan.


"There have been all-legations of such claims being baseless.But the ASI has drilled 11 holes in Rana Sethu over a period and confirmed that the bridge was made of wood,and plans have grown over the old structure."


Ravi Shanker to support Sethu:
Sri Sri Ravi Shanker,the founder of Art of Living,found these findings quite startling and is in favor of protecting the Ram Sethu.


"There are scientific findings by Hari and his team to prove their claims and I belive that the report should be respected"he said.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

AT COMFORT INN SUNNYVALE - USA

This is a fine resturent/ hotel/ inn at Sunnyvale.


I stayed here for 2 days due to plumbing work in my son's residence in Sunny vale.


What I enjoyed here was the breakfast which could be a lunch also for persons like me a diabetic.


My wife was enjoying the South Indian food which was available in many resturents that were walkable from our hotel.


I enjoyed the evening walks with my wife as there was no one walking on such wide footpaths and we could go to any shop and see eyeful all those items that were in the shop.I was tempted to buy few things with my credit card as I had already tried a $3.00 item and my Card had clicked,but to use it again I had to hold back.Who will wipe my tears when the bill comes at my home in India.


I liked the Blue Berry's,Cranberry fruits and Jams.We could even get the Jam sugarless,the Rose petal Jam was one more I liked the fragness was so sweet smelling.It is a gift for thouse that are in USA,as it is not grown in INDIA which they say is INCREDIABLE.


FUNNY FOR ME





MY BROTHER ( I LOVE)




My only younger brother stays so far away to see him it is a big yatra on Bangalore traffic.


He has a pretty wife and his kids two in USA and two in Bangalore are all married and have very pretty kids,my brother has become a Grand Father befour I could.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

MY DEAR DARLING WIFE.

This is the photo of a girl from Rajajinagar in Bangalore.I saw her when she was 19 years of age over 43 years now and she is still my wife,she has gifted a boy and a girl over these 43 years and is now,



My sweet wife shy for photographing her and me crazy for taking pictures from my college days and being the official college photographer with college camers.


By the time my hobby was dying due to more than 1000 photos in my Albums and as a surprice my hobby resumed with my daughter presenting a costly Digital Camera.





Monday, August 27, 2007

ROHAN'S DANCE

 
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A smart boy just 4 years old son of my daughter's friend,he starts dancing automatically when a hindi punjabi song is played,nice to watch him making twists and turns of all parts of the body in all directions.this is a Video but I could not post that.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

ONE MONTH REST



It took more than a month to continue my "Gayitri Japa as it was not possible in USA due to the house being with non fire proof materials and I could not do any fireworks in the house like in my home lighting insence sticks or lighting oil lamps.


Gayatri:


Mother of all Mantras.


Vedic rishis sages and scholars have sung the glory of the


Gayatri Mantra


which begins thus:

Aum bhur bhuvah svah tat savitur varanyam / Bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.


Prayer is common to all religions. Love for God is universal, the mode or method of prayer could different since everyone is free to pray to the divine power in their own way.


Prayer should be acceptable to all,simple and easy to adopt in daily life.Generally people follow the path of prayer practiced in the family.The Gayatri Mantra and any other prayer should be recited with sincerity and for the love of God.Only then its true benefit can be derived.


The Gayitri Photo was taken when we visited Dwaraka to see my friend Suresh my best friend who stays at Dwaraka,we visited all the holy places the most important being the temple of "Lord Krishna" to whom we prayed to give our son a boy.


When we told the temple priest our request he told us " If you want some favor from God you have to give him something and he will give it on a condition that you will visit him if your prayer is granted,we just gave a coconut and requested our favor for a son to our son.



By the divine grace of "Lord Krishna" my son's wife is now pregnant and we are very anxiously waiting for the baby's birth.My son was very fond of Krishna and it was his wish that we do Arati to Krishna whose photo was adorning our prayer room but we were not doing Arati to him.We started doing Arati more than 34 years ago and doing till today daily.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Back Home

We came back home after our visit to Atlanta,Washington DC and California the trip was our second trip and this made us more familiar with the pride and love of this country in the minds of the young in INDIA.Reading the news paper reading, being my habit I found that the politics in USA is no different from India.What I liked was the fast work in govt offices.My daughter's Driving License was renewed in 10 minutes.Is it possible here even in highly computerized RTO's office.No chance,you have to pay the touts.Go through them only.There is fixed tariff for everything.
The other factor that I heard was,the work culture which is unlike in India a merit oriented and not"YES SIR" culture.Even the CEO is called by his name.
Lake shore engineering.

By - Mr Ravi & Mrs.Ravi.
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The front view of the house is in the picture below.This is the back yard facing a vast wounder full lake,here a nice wooden slope with steps and railings is being made with decorated flowering plants.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

SOLD

The front view of the house residence of Mr.Ravi with his wife Sow:Sunita my dear brother's daughter and pretty kids a girl and boy,we had spent a wounder full time here during our visit as guests of the family.

Friday, July 13, 2007

HAPPY JOURNEY

My wife and myself enjoyed our stay at Atlanta a historically great city,where my daughter and her husband stayed.Wherever we went it was a sight to behold you and stand there looking at what a city should look like.A minimum of 2 months stay only will enable you to have a good picture of the place.My only eyesore was the Homeless people in the street.When the city has the world's largest Airport,Flyover's over Flyover's and above it again Flyover's,with 6 lane traffic,is it difficult to have home for the homeless.Atlanta is great with CNN world center and countless sights which kept me in amazement and wonder,this city should not have people walking around with placards"Homeless" please help.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

At CARTER CENTER.

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MY WIFE SITTING PRETTY AT CARTER CENTER - ATLANTA,GA.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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S.K.G Rao


WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT ONIONS?.


RESEARCH SHOWS THAT ONIONS MAY HELP GUARD AGAINST CHRONIC DISEASES BECOUSE OF THEIR QUERCETIN CONTENT.ABSORPTION OF THE QUERCETIN IN ONIONS IS TWICE THAT FROM TEA AND THREE TIMES FROM APPLES. THE QUERCETIN IN ONIONS PROTECTS AGAINST CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE,CATARACTS AND CANCER.

NEED DOCTOR'S ADVICE.


VISIT website

http://www.medicinenet.com

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE FOR A SORE MUSCLES?


TRY TART CHERRY JUICE. IT HELPS SORE MUSCLES RECOVER DUE TO ITS HIGH LEVEL OF ANTHOCYANINS--- ANTIOXIDANTS THAT HELP REPAIR TISSUE DAMAGE AVAILABLE AT NATURAL FOOD STORES.


HOW MUCH EXERCISE DOES IT TAKE TO LOSE A POUND OF WEIGHT?.


TO LOSE ONE LB,PER WEEK YOU NEED TO EITHER CUT OUT OR BURN OFF 500 CALORIES PER DAY.ONE POUND = 3500 CALORIES.


The healthiest spices to add to your food ?.


CURRY,TURMERIC,GARLIC,CAYENNE,SAGE AND FENNEL ALL HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO OFFER HEALTH BENEFITS IN ADDITION TO SPICING UP YOUR RECIPES.


What can you do to avoid smelly gas ?.



FOODS LIKE BROCCOLI,CAULIFLOWER AND BEANS CAUSE THE BACTERIA IN THE COLON TO PRODUCE UNUSUALLY PUNGENT GAS. DRINKING A HALF CUP OF CRANBERRY JUICE PER DAY CAN HELP REDUCE THE ODOR.OTHER FOODS THAT HELP: YOGURT,PARSLEY AND MINT LEAVES.


Scientists develop itch-free pyjamas.



LONDON:
Scratch no more while in bed! Scientists have developed itch-free pyjamas which they claim will also regulate body temperature and ensure a good night's sleep.

According to the inventors,the nightwears -produced from a fabric called dermasilk- can help mitigate the itching endured by sufferers of skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis,theDaily Telegraphreported.According to a recent survey,23 per cent of adults suffer from itchy nightclothes which stop them from getting a good night's sleep,even keeping them awake sometimes.About 66 per cent confirmed that their body temperatures changes throughout the NIGHT.

Source:Times of India,Bangalore,06/02/2008.


IS IT TRUE THAT COFFEE WILL INCREASE YOUR BLOOD CHOLESTEROL ?.



IT DEPENDS,BOILED COFFEE WILL; FILTERED COFFEE WON'T BECAUSE THE FILTER REMOVES CERTAIN OILS THAT RAISE CHOLESTEROL.



HEALTH CAPSULE

HOW CAN I DETERMINE HOW MUCH PROTEIN I NEED DAILY?

DIVIDE YOUR BODY WEIGHT in lbs BY 2.2 THIS IS YOUR WEIGHT IN KILOGRAMS(kg) THEN MULTIPLY THIS NUMBER BY 0.8.HERE IS AN EXAMPLE FOR A 120 POUND PERSON(120/2.2)=54.5 kg x 0.8 = 43.6 grams. THIS PERSON NEEDS 44 GRAMS OF PROTEIN PER DAY.

HEALTH CAPSULE

WHATS GOOD ABOUT SWEET POTATOES?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

HOME ALONE(2of US)

Shantala & Dini goes away from home to sleep at Shantala's room in her hospital as she could not sleep, the reason "Cat".Kitty has gone forever and they can't stay without it separately
Kitty has not gone,
Kitty is with in our hearts,
Kitty is ever in our thoughts,
Kitty is in our loving pictures,
Kitty is now in his own home

KOMAL VILAS -SUNNYVALE- USA.

27-06-07.
We had our lunch today with Mr.Ashish.This is the only place where I could eat to my hearts content and get no stomach upset.
AMBER - Service,
LUCKY DHABA - Eat,shoot & leave.
CHAT - OK.
UDUPI - No please excuse.
SHARAVANA - OK
DURBAR - NEVER.

KITTY IS NO MORE.

The cute Cat at 1176 Sunnyvale USA, is no more to greet us.The parting of a pet is more painful than a human being,as we have the bad and ugly qualities, There is no second openion that a animal has these nasty qualities and tempers or vengeance.
Let 26-06 of each year be our CATS DAY.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

FILOLI GARDENS

08-06-07.
Designed and built between 1915-1917,during the Golden Age of the early century,and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Santa Cruz Mountains,Filoli is the lat of the grandgrand California estates to created and the longest surviving one. Opened to the public in 1976,Filoli features a 36.000 square foot modified Georgian residence and a 16 acre English Renaissance style garden .Other features of the 654 acres include a Gentlemen's Orchard with more than 650 heritage varieties.The entire estate was owned by a Shipping Magnet. I loved the Dance Hall as big as our Town Hall in Bangalore.
Thank you my son for this lovely trip.

MUIR WOODS

23-06-07
This is a copy of Redwoods by nature.Dini drove all the way to and fro from home along Sanfrancisco's Crooked Street,Cliff Tower and 49 mile long drive along the sea, a drive Sharry and myself will remember for a long time.
Muir Woods National Monument is a remnant of the ancient coast redwood forest that blanketed many northern California coastal valleys before the 1800's. Local businessman William Kent and his wife Elizabeth Thatcher Kent bought land in this valley in 1905 to protect one of the last stands of uncut redwoods.To ensure permanent protection, they donated 295 acres of redwood to the federal government.In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the area a national monument.At Kent request, it was named for conservationist John Muir.
A redwood tree as tall as 368 feet and 20 feet diameter the botanical name-Sequoia Sempervirens the largest tree in diameter and height is the only one in the world.
There is also a cross section of a same type of tree 1021 years old which fell down but a sample preserved beautifully.
If you visit San Francisco don't fail to go here which is only a mile from the city.

YOSEMITE IN A DAY

15-06-07.
Great-day, Dini took us to his dream spot The Yosemite National park created by nature 25.000 years ago. I should say that I feel bad when he told us that he would take us their during our last visit.I am sorry son,but glad I made it with Sharry this time.


How many times my son has gone to this place,that many times he will be going as he is never satisfied since any number of times this is visited it keeps changing and you will find it different says Dini.


The worth persevering memories purchased at the gift shop is the only item that keeps me remembering this fine nature's beauty here in India.


The year calender photos are so nice I do not know as to who might have taken such pictures which I keep seeing and remembering our visit to this natures gift to mankind for ever.


Anyone staying at San Jose,Sunnyvale or Mountain view on a visit to USA must visit this place to enjoy the garden of God on earth.May be there are other places like Red woods,Big sur,Muir woods,Crooked street,Tower cliff to Half moon in Francisco's and many other states would be as beautiful,But I had no chance to see them.

Friday, March 16, 2007

OUR SWEET BABY GIRL.

Comes as a surprise gift after 9 years after our Brainy boy was born, our "Sweet baby girl".Till her birth some sort of inner fear had made me to bend too much and this fear vanished after her birth.Whatever the cause it did not matter to me.A do or die attitude was my philosophy of life. A year after her birth my flight to the top was indeed smooth and was also with few big obstacles in profession.However I was on the winning side only. Her needs were very little in all the years of her teenage beginning,but kept on growing steadily after her high school graduation.July 15th,1989.

Sharry and myself at our house"Shankota Nilayam" with our adorable son,I fondly called him "DINI-WEENY-REENY-YELLOW POLKA- DOTTED BIKINI, a boy with big brains.(Wanted to be a Electronic Engineer and then a Computer Engineer) . He was not a boy of ordinary things in life. I could guess it the way he acted and behaved. His tastes were not those that I could afford nor even show him. We lived in a good house but our mode of transport was by public transport(Bus).
It was therefore not possible for us to go from shop to shop carrying our bright boy which only I had to do,Sharry was very fragile and had lost lot of blood during our bright boy's birth,which I came to know very very late as she was herself not knowing the normal flow during her periods.

Posted by PicasaI was 27,she was in her final teens when I entered the family life.A final departure from my bachelor boy days.
My bachelor friend dear Murali with his his Big 350 CC BSA motor bike stayed with me for a long time with his wife Vasanthi with us.The house also had another good friend Deepak with his wife Rita who came from Ahmadabad,stayed with us for a short time,soon my good friend Deepak and his wife moved to their Company Quarters at R S Puram.
My bachelor friend and his wife Vasanthi also left to relocate with a new job at Calcuta.The house was all to ourself and we stayed for many years in this house "Shakota Nilayam" owned by the MLA of Madras Mrs.Kolandeammal who was our son's God Mother.
It was after three years of our marriage,that my son was born.
We had a baby girl after nine years later.*(Photo above)
Coimbatore the "Manchester of South India" was our sweet city. It was also called as poor man's Ooty.A hill station and tourist favorite spot.The Maharajah of Mysore had a palace,it was called"Fern Hill Palace".
Coimbatore had over 200 textile mills.I was in one of the best mills as a senior level management employee.My most enjoyment and entertainment was my son.His very presence in my view was a pleasure.The city has very good hotels serving 2 feet dosa's and Pongal which was our favorite eats.
There were many temples and ours was the the temple at"Perur" more than 500 years old,dedicated to Lord Shiva.(our family Deity).We used to visit on all auspicious days.We had a army base and on all christian festivals they would hold Ballroom dance arranged.My wife did not enjoy this party.So there ended my fancy of Ballroom dancing,which I had learnt at Bombay.I had a Madeline which I used to play,this I had learn' t in my younger days at Bangalore.My wife did not like my playing this instrument as she could not talk to me.This ended my playing the instrument and it was sold.I had my weekly off' on Thursdays and that was our day to see a movie.Mostly English films.
So it was nearly 10 years and time to say goodbye to Coimbatore a city I loved and was about to settle down. The mill management transfered my boss and a new boss took over. It was a uphill task for me to convince the new boss my capabilities and I had no desire to do that since working elsewhere and with better position and pay would satisfy my ambition to climb the ladder in the Industry.
Our son was just 4 years of age and my Astrologer had predicted that I will start climbing the ladder once our son was of 4 years of age.
I got a new job with a position that I never dreamed as the boss of Spinning Department at MSK Mills, Gulbarga.The mill owned by Govt of the state was handed over to a Industrialist who was managing a mill at Mysore.
We moved lock,stock and barrel to Gulbarga and stayed in one of the big Bunglows outside the mills.While at Gulbarga my sister got married.
The mill was taken over by Govt of India.Operating under NTC Ltd.Now I had a new Boss from the Indian Army a Colonel.As he was a army man and had few months of insight in mill working,he had to select a person to Head Production Management of the mills.He was swift to select the right person and it was me.
The moment he told me that I was to Head the full operations of all the departments,it was like a dream I never even dreamt.I went to the office and told my wife over phone to light ghee lamps to the God we prayed and went home to give her the news.How delighted she was I could see from her face.
Now we had a baby girl for our son to play with.It was just fun watching them play,learn and sing.It was also 5 years now and my work was showing the mill making net profits.It was the only cloth manufacturing mill among 5 other mills to start production of polyester blended shirtings,suitings and saries.
When living in Gulbarga I lost my father and he is now with my mom.
Our baby girl was born one year after my father's passing away and it was his wish,that I must add a baby girl in the family.She was born in the same Hindu Astrological star "Kritika" and it was my father's star also.It was my thinking that my father was born as a girl in our family.The Astrologer who wrote my baby girl's Horoscope told us that she would bring us good luck.
That was in the year 1976,just after one year after her birth I was transfered to Bangalore to work in Mysore Spg & Mfg Mills with the promise that I would be designated as General Manager but politics prevented and made me frustrated with the management of my superiors at the head office.
Soon I had a job in my hand as General Manager of a mill in our sister group in Bombay.With that in my hand I requested the Chairman Cum Managing Director to transfer me to that unit.THEY THEN PROMOTED ME to my surprice as General Manager of Parvathi Mills at Quilon,again after over 4 years they transfered to Sree Yellamma Cotton Woollen & Silk mills at Toulahunse a villsge 7 km from Davengere.Again I was transfered over 7 years to one of the biggest mills of the group Azam Jahi Mills at Warrangal near Hyderabad.That was the end of my carrear in NTC as I had to resign due to dirty politics of the persons who hated my guts.
Soon I had a Job In Bangalore Cotton Woollen & Silk Mills Co Ltd as Project Manager and had to resign due to the fact my superior was resigning and he wanted me to resign.
Again it was job hunting and I had a good job at Kwality Spg Mills Ltd at Pollachi near Coimbatore as General Manager, here I had to stay alone without my wife and daughter.It was heavy work and sleepless nights.I resigned and again I had the Job of my dream as 'Managing Director' of a mill near Kholapur,Maharastra from where I had to say goodbye to the Textile Industry in 1998.
Blog Craze.From the year 2005.
It was freedom from everything , now that I had done all that was expected of me.
My wife and my life were now different,having a small income and trying to live the way we were was not easy.We had somebody to explain our doings and this was not a easy thing in the beginning but it was simple later on,due to our life style changes .
My dear wife and myself as usual went under depression and a attitude that was never before in our lives from the beginning of our happy married life.Time went so fast that my son and daughter were married and even left the country.
We two in India - Our's two in USA
04 - 05 - 07
We visited USA twice as we had no choice but to go when we were invited so lovingly. Another reason being that we were
not sure that we will be fit to take a 20 hour flight (10 Hours - non stop.) twice, with Airport security being what it is as
all those who have come to USA. The Airports as long as the runways.
I had plenty of time to do some blog on "Technical Textiles For India" a project with a big technical textile university and
a big mill producing technical textiles.

We were here in USA for over three months.We first visited our daughter's house at ATLANTA,the drive from Airport to her home was awesome with trees on both sides of the six lane highway, Behind the trees were such tall buildings we had not seen for long time after our first visit to USA.

21-06-07.

Since then we both are in our home at Bangalore.
It is over 2 years now that we are blessed with a Grand Child, a baby Girl "Maya Aditi Dutt" as she is named by my son and daughter in law. The Baby girl is born on 10th Feb,2008 at California in my son's place.
We consulted the astrologer on her birth:
Her Star and future,it was indeed a very lucky dasa for her all her long life.
We are here waiting to see her in the next year.
12- 07- 08.