Wednesday, 25 April 2012

THE 'BLESSED-IF-YOU-BUY-JEWELLERY' DAY


I have received in my mail an invitation to go and buy jewellery on this auspicious day, Akshaya Tritaya, so that I will be blessed. .........I saw that some jewellery shop had invited Kerala chendai players with their typical hypnotic beat to lure shoppers into spending at their shop. And we have begun to feel that we will be cursed if we don’t buy jewellery on Akshaya Tritaya. More here



Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Agni V and a riddle


In July 2009, shortly after Dr. Tessy Thomas was appointed as Director of Agni V Project, I had written about it under the title Tessy Thomas: A star of space science. That had a fairly good readership. With the recent successful trial of Agni V missile, the interest in this piece has revived. I am getting quite a few visitors....http://parayilat.blogspot.in/2012/04/agni-v-and-riddle.html

The Charm Of Being In A Government Job

http://rajabasu.blogspot.in/2012/04/charm-of-being-in-government-job.html
Working for the government has a charm of its own, which can be felt only by the concerned people. A person working in the corporate sector may enjoy a heavy pay package and a glossy lifestyle, but he can never access the feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment enjoyed by a person working in a responsible government position.  More

Friday, 20 April 2012

FLYING THE LAKE AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT

This is a Blog about my experiences flying the Lake 250 Amphibious Aircraft. Maybe I should have titled it as "Mysorean Flying on water!"The videos are fun to watch although an amateur attempt using the phone! The Blog shows water landings and take offs from lakes and canals, some high speed on water movements and landing at airport too. This is the LINK to the Blog and videos. Enjoy!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Walking – An Easy But Effective Exercise

I feel many will agree with me that it is really a very easy but effective exercise. Unlike many other forms of physical exercises, walking can be started and practiced by almost every person irrespective of body fitness level and age. More

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

The No. 7 Train

Languages clash on engrossed cell phones
That are unmindful of public space.
Black and brown shoes rest in different pairs of legs;
Keep their distance like respectful strangers.

-GG
Read the complete poem here

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Who runs a newspaper ?

Going by the  incidence of   ad. alone  front page  in  newspapers nowadays  I would suggest  re-designation of  editor  as  ad-itor.  Gone are the days when the front page was reserved for news ....More

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Happy Easter

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Last Supper, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sara Hussain


The Last Supper, which was immortalized by Da Vinci, took place on Maundy Thursday....http://parayilat.blogspot.in/2012/04/last-supper-leonardo-da-vinci-sara.html

Finding Irshad - a Google-yuga saga

I blogged about him – Irshad Mia, where are you ? – in the hope that if Irshad or someone who knew of his current whereabouts were to read my piece in DadiNani , he or she would know where to find me. This was my way of sending a message-in-the-bottle, tossed out into cyberspace...More

Song translation and review

DevAnand and Waheeda take romance to another level in this song from the 1970 Hindi film, Prem Pujari. See, listen, read the translation, and enjoy.

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