Monday, December 10, 2007
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.
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.
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."
"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
FUNNY FOR ME
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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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.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The healthiest spices to add to your food ?.
What can you do to avoid smelly gas ?.
Scientists develop itch-free pyjamas.
IS IT TRUE THAT COFFEE WILL INCREASE YOUR BLOOD CHOLESTEROL ?.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
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
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.
Let 26-06 of each year be our CATS DAY.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
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.
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.
Friday, March 16, 2007
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.
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.
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.
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.