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Evolution [Part I]

A robot committing suicide?

Sounds like something out of a Science-fiction fantasy, doesn’t it?

But according to local media at Hinterstoder in Kirchdorf,  Austria, that is exactly what a robot there did! Continue reading “Evolution [Part I]”

Surya Namaskar Chart

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Today is Maagh shuddha saptami- Rath Saptami. It is celebrated as Surya Jayanti- birthday of the Sun God.

Continue reading “Surya Namaskar Chart”

Of Names and Identities

 

This morning’s  newspaper brought the interesting news that

“a 15-year-old Icelandic girl is suing the state for the right to legally use the name given to her by her mother.

Apparently, Iceland has specific rules regarding what names can be given to a baby. There are 1,853 female names and 1712 male names that parents can choose from. Continue reading “Of Names and Identities”

A Couple of Riddles and a Blogversary

Today, I’ve decided to bore my blogging friends with a couple of riddles in Sanskrit. 🙂

No one really knows who composed these Subhaashit-riddles, they have been passed down by one generation to the next for many centuries.

See if you can guess the answers…… Continue reading “A Couple of Riddles and a Blogversary”

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New Year’s Greetings

Winter was especially long this year, but Spring has finally arrived in time for the New Year.

Today is Varsha Pratipada, the first day of the Hindu Lunar Year. It is also called Ugadi ( first day of the era).

In Maharashtra, it is Gudhi Padwa. On this day, Gudhis are put up, symbolising victory.  These are bamboo sticks with a coloured silk cloth and a garlanded metal vessel on top.

Wishing my blogging friends a prosperous, joyous and healthy New Year! Continue reading “New Year’s Greetings”

All Politics Is But A Stage

With apologies to William Shakespeare [Jaques’ soliloquy from ‘As you like it’] 

There are politicians who are exceptions to what is written below.  Apologies to them too.  But this is the general reality.)

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 All politics is but a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

 They have their entries into political parties, and their exits, when another party makes them an offer they cannot refuse.

 And one man in his time plays many parts. Continue reading “All Politics Is But A Stage”

Monkey Business

The Infinite monkey theorem states that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time will almost surely type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare.

In this theorem, ‘monkey’ does not mean an actual monkey. The term is used to denote an abstract device which produces letters in a random sequence without stopping. Continue reading “Monkey Business”

Sleepovers at the Zoo

Some zoos in the U.S. are conducting interesting programmes to attract more visitors and give animal lovers thrilling experiences.

The Philadelphia zoo has been running a ‘ ”Night Flight Overnight Program”, where children aged five to 12 sleep in the zoo’s tree house’. 

The Denver Zoo runs a ‘Bunk with the Beasts’ programme, where a two-hour tour of the zoo is included. Visitors are provided with night vision scopes  so they can view the nocturnal animal and birds such as owls. Continue reading “Sleepovers at the Zoo”

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