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Friday, April 30, 2010

Please ! Please !! Don't drink and drive

All those who drive after consuming alcohol, saying "I am not drunk", Please read this without fail. I am sure you will stop drinking , if you have plan to drive.
I went to a party Mom,
 I remembered what you said.
 You told me not to drink, Mom,
 So I drank soda instead.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Carnatic Music Raagaas - Candrakauns

Chandrakauns is a very beautiful and striking rag.  It is also surprisingly easy to perform.  One should keep in mind, that there are actually two versions of Chandrakauns.  There is an old obsolete version, and there is the modern version.The name Chandrakauns is interesting.  The prefix "chandra" means "moon".  Although the etymology of the term "kauns" is obscure, it generally is used to represent five note rags.  There are several forms of both pronunciation and spelling, Chandrakosh is the second most common pronunciation.

Old Form - This is an example of how quickly rags can change.  Where a century ago, this might have been the only form that you would hear, today you will probably only hear this in old recordings.  The old form as was mentioned by Bhatkhande has the structure:
 This form of Chandrakauns has a strong feel of Bhageshree about it.  

Modern Form - The modern and most widely accepted version of Chandrakauns is an audav rag that is essentially identical to Malkauns with one small change.  In Chandrakauns the Nishad is shuddha rather than komal.  At first glance, one would think that the shift from the komal Ni to the shuddha Ni would make this rag more harmonically balanced and have a much more mellow feel.  However we must remember that the mind performs a musical inversion where the Madhyam is perceived to be the tonic.  With such an inversion, the shift from komal Ni to shuddha Ni actually increases the feeling of tension.  It is this tension that is the characteristic "massala" which makes Chandrakauns so strikingly beautiful.
For quite some time Chandrakauns has been a popular rag for the lahara.  The lahara, also known as the naghma (nagma), is a repetitive melody used in the accompaniment of tabla solos and in kathak pieces.  Bollywood in turn has picked up on this, and has further reinforced the association by frequently using Chandrakauns based laharas in scenes that depict traditional tawaifs (an Indian version of the geisha) and traditional kathak dances.
Here are the characteristics of Chandrakauns:



  1. Bhooth mote ( Abhang)- Ranjani &Gayathri 
  2. Chintha - T.K. Rangachari  
  3. Kaakai chiraginile - O.S. Arun  
  4. Naayaki nee - Nithyashri  
  5. Niththam unai vendi - T. N. Seshagopalan 
  6. Omkaara Naadhaththin - Sowmya  
  7. Thiruppugazh - Sikkil Gurucharan

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You are on Camera

We were shocked beyond words when we read this: A male employee of a call centre in Delhi allegedly put a 'camera pen' in a packet of air-freshener just so he could record women while they were in the lavatory.

Why be safe than sorry

  So, we have decided that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Just because you think you are in a safe surrounding, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be cautious.

Cameras these days are not like they used to be; in fact a modern camera can be the size of a ring box or even smaller. There are so many cases about women being taped and the footage posted online. As humiliating as that can be, it can also lead to psychological issues.

Whether it’s fortunate or unfortunate, the price of surveillance equipment is dropping and is now affordable, resulting in anyone buying it and installing it.

What iDiva regulars say

We asked a few of our regular iDiva readers if they had ever been in a situation whereby they have been recorded on camera or even been in a public place like a dressing room or a washroom that has cameras installed. Here's what they had to say:

“Well I’ve never seemed to have had a reason to be suspicious. I usually am very particular about where I use the washroom and the places I shop. If I think it’s a shady place, then I do not bother trying on anything there,” Rochelle Dias, 21, Student

“I am always very cautious about where I try on certain things. I make it a point to never ever use public washrooms and whenever I go to an unfamiliar surrounding, I always look around for hidden cameras. if you’re in a huge place, it’s a little difficult to detect it but if you’re in a small room, it’s much more easier,” Prina Singh, 24, Model

“I take precaution when I'm in a dressing room because I know for a fact that there are many cases wherein the shop owners or anyone in general can install a spy camera. So I usually check the place thoroughly. I’ve also told my children to do the same and to be cautious. But no I’ve never had an instance so far where I’ve been recorded or something,” Irene D'cruz, 32, Housewife

Types of spy cam

Marjorie Lapiere, a self-protection product researcher explained on, that there are two types of cameras - Hidden wireless and CMOS.

The hidden wireless cameras are nothing more than a board camera. A board camera is fully contained on a single circuit board including camera optics and all the electronics needed for generating the video signal. Board cameras are very easy to hide because of their tiny size. A video signal is sent to a receiver and is able to be watched right then and there or recorded for viewing sometime later.

The CMOS wireless hidden spy camera on the other hand is what is placed in products such as the alarm clock, wall clock, and almost anything else that is used around the house, business, or even the office. These cameras are so small that they can be hidden in more places than one could ever imagine.

If you’re suspicious of your surroundings look around for tiny holes on objects, it could be a hidden camera.

How to detect a two-way mirror

This is once of the most common problems that women face in dressing rooms, take this test to find out if you’re being watched! It won’t cost you any time.

Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface. If you notice a gap between your fingernail and the image of your nail then it is just a mirror but if your fingernail directly touches the image of your nail then it’s a two way mirror.

So next time you’re out, try and look around to spot if there are hidden cameras. Practice makes perfect. If you’re very particular about this, then get yourself a hidden camera detector, this equipment instantly finds any camera that is wired, wireless, on or even off. All you need to do look through the view finder and you’ll be able to spot any hidden camera within seconds!

courtesy: iDIVA

Concert - Sanjay Subramanian

Sunday, April 25, 2010

But, it is interesting to read



In the
1400's a law was set forth
  in   England that a man was allowed
to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have 'the rule
of thumb'

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Many years ago in
Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled 'Gentlemen
Only...Ladies Forbidden'.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered
into the English language.

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The first couple to
be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma

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Every day more money
is printed for Monopoly than the   U.S.

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Men can read smaller
print than women can; women can hear better.

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Coca-Cola was
originally green.

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It is impossible to lick
your elbow.

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The State with the
highest percentage of people who walk to work:


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The percentage of
Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get

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The percentage of
North America that is wilderness: 38%

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The cost of raising
a medium-size dog to the age of eleven:

$ 16,400

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The average number
of people airborne over the U.S. in any given


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Intelligent people
have more zinc and copper in their hair..

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The first novel ever
written on a typewriter, Tom Sawyer.

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--------- -

The   San Francisco
Cable cars are the only mobile National

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Each king in a deck
of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David

Hearts - Charlemagne

Clubs -Alexander,
the Great

Diamonds - Julius

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111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321

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If a statue in the
park of a person on a horse has both front 2 legs in the air,
the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in
the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle.

If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died
of natural causes

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Only two people
signed the Declaration of   Independence  on July 4, John Hancock
and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but
the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.

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Q. Half of all
Americans live within 50 miles of what?

A. Their birthplace


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Q. Most boat owners
name their boats. What is the most popular boat name


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Q.. If you were to
spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you
would find the letter 'A'?

A. One

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Q. What do
bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser
printers have in common?

A. All were invented
by women.

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Q. What is the only
food that doesn't spoil?


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Q. Which day are
there more collect calls than any other day of the


A. Father's

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In Shakespear's
time, mattresses were
secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened,
making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the
phrase...'Goodnight , sleep tight'

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It was the accepted
practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the
wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with
all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because
their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the
honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.


--------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

In English pubs, ale
is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old   England , when
customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind
your pints and quarts, and settle down..'

It's where we get
the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'


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Many years ago in
England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or
handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill ,
they used the whistle to get some service. 'Wet your whistle'
is the phrase inspired by this practice.

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At least 75% of
people who
read this will try to lick their

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Don't delete this
just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read

I cdnuolt blveiee
taht I cluod
aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the
ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the
first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a20porbelm. This
is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

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1. You accidentally
enter your PIN on the microwave...

2. You haven't
played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list
of 15 phone numbers to reach
your family of

4. You e-mail the
person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for
not staying in touch with friends and family is that they
don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in
your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is
home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial
on television has a web-site at the bottom of the screen.

8.. Leaving the house
without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first
20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic
and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in
the morning and go on-line before getting your

11. You start
tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading
this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you
know exactly to whom you are going to forward this

14. You are too busy
to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually
scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this

FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~


Go lick your elbow.


sent by Mr. B. Ramakrishna from
Kuala lumpur



Blogger tramu said...
Hi, good post.... Thanks & Regards
May 10, 2010 8:58 PM

Things You must do before an interview

You've worked hard to get here. You've sent out 31 resumes, networked, attended job fairs, enrolled in school for more education - you've taken all the right steps. Then, one afternoon the phone rings. "Yes, we'd like you to come in for an interview. Is next Tuesday at 10:00 alright with you?" Alright???!!! You can be there in 10 minutes! But you gather your composure, pretend to rifle through your "appointment book" and calmly reply, "Yes, Tuesday at 10:00 works for me. See you then." Now what?

The sequence goes like this: the resume gets you an interview; the interview gets you the job. This is when you become more than a bunch of employment dates and workplace accomplishments. This is your opportunity to shine. It's show time!

Go in cold and you're working at a disadvantage. You prepped the perfect resume, now it's time to prep for that all-important interview. Here are ten steps you should take before you show up at the interviewer's door.

1. Review your resume. Sure, you know it by heart. But what was it that caught the eye of this
recruiter or the HR pro? Specialized experience? Unique training? A steady history of career advancement? Revisit your resume from the point of view of the interviewer. It may provide insight into the company's employee needs - something that would certainly be advantageous to know going in.

2. Get back on-line. The Internet served you well in the preparation of personalized cover
letters targeted at the recipients' needs. Okay, visit the company web site again and start taking notes. Corporate officers, the latest press releases, the company's annual report. Gather as much information as you can on your soon-to-be-employer.

3. Study, study, then cram. The more you learn about your callback company, the better you're going to feel walking in that door. Knowledge is power. Knowledge will make you more confident
in your attitude and your answers. You know this stuff. You've studied it! Knowledge of company products, services, protocols and procedures shows the interviewer that you're proactive, with an eye for detail and an appreciation for the power of preparation. In other words, you'll make a positive impression.

4. Rehearse your interview. How can you rehearse for something that doesn't have a script? Write one.You know the typical questions you'll be asked so write down some of your most
insightful, witty thoughts regarding the state of your industry and profession. Be prepared to describe past positions, responsibilities and accomplishments. This is not a time for false modesty, so don't be afraid to highlight your professional strengths and play down your terrible typing skills. Remember: it's no brag if it's the truth. Ask your spouse, your child or a friend to play the role of interviewer so you become more comfortable speaking about yourself in front of others. Again, this is a confidence builder. The more you practice, the more confident you'll be.

5. Develop your list of questions. Your interview shouldn't be seen as some type of interrogation. It's a "getting to know you" meeting, so feel free to ask questions. However, your first question
shouldn't be "How much do I get paid?" or "How's the 401k plan, here?" Instead, ask questions that show you understand the job and the company's needs. Be quick to pick up on the interviewer's comments and ask relevant questions.

Interviewer: We've had some issues with field reports coming in late recently. You: How are the reports transmitted? (Oh, you're good. Very good.)

6. Dress for success. An interview is a performance with people playing different roles. Your role is successful job prospect. Play the part. Whether you're female or male, the conservative business suit is the recommended attire for any interview. If your business suit needs a pressing, send it to the dry cleaners. If you don't own a suit (you'd be surprised at the number of us who don't) go out and get one. It doesn't have to be an $800 designer suit, but it should be conservative black, blue or gray.

7. Get cut or coiffed. You'll have 15 minutes to make a good impression. Treat yourself to a
visit to the local hair stylist. You bet looks matter. They'll be plenty of time to show your talent once you land the job. For now, look like a success, feel like a success - be a success.

8. Practice positive visualization. Professional athletes do it. So do actors, yoga instructors and new age thinkers who sleep under makeshift pyramids to absorb that mystical energy. It's called positive visualization - and it works. It really does. In the days leading up to the interview, picture yourself sitting opposite the head of HR. Picture yourself relaxed, comfortable, at the top of your game. Play that clip over and over in your mind until it becomes so familiar, it actually becomes a part of your self-image. It simply can't be stated too often - your confidence during an interview should be obvious and genuine.

9. Gather your materials. The day before the interview, gather your materials and place them in a briefcase or attaché. Don't have one? Buy one or borrow one. It's another opportunity to project that professional image you wear so well. Bring extra copies of your resume in a manila envelop. Bring a pad and pencil to take notes. Bring a calculator (you never know). Bring your address book and copies of your business card.
If you've been asked to provide additional information (school transcripts, e.g.) make sure you've got clean copies ready to hand over.

10. Sleep tight. You've done it all. You've prepared yourself; you've built your confidence
so you can look the interviewer straight in the eye. You are ready to rock 'n' roll! Okay, too psyched. You'll never get to sleep. The night before the interview, go to bed early. Have some warm milk, coco or herbal tea (stay away from the 3rd scotch). Relax. Set the alarm and sleep comfortably in the knowledge that you're as prepared as you'll ever be. No, not every interview will be a success.

You won't get the job every time - but don't take it personally. It's not about you; it's about the needs of the company. However, you can increase the chances of success by presenting a professional, prepared, and confident you to the interviewer. That's how you turn an interview into a job offer. You're hired!

All the best !

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My diary - 22nd April 2010

Dear Readers,
I am extremely sorry and profoundly apologise for goofing in the posting of T.M. Soundarrajan's carnatic music. Since some of the readers, were reporting that they are able to download and hear the songs, and I also downloaded some songs and heard them, I thought it can continue to be in the same format. Now, Readers have stated that they are not able to hear from the downloaded songs, and so I converted all the songs to mp3 and posted them afresh. Please download them afresh and enjoy,

 I am very very sorry for the inconvenience caused to the anxious readers

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Concert - T. N. Seshagopalan (Ramanavami 78)

  1. Varnam - Begadaa 
  2. Aalaapana - Hamsadhwani 
  3. Vaathaapi - Hamsadhwani 
  4. Saadhinchane - Aarabhi 
  5. Kulabirudunu - Dhevamanohari 
  6. Aalaapana - Panthuvaraali 
  7. Ninnu nera - Panthuvaraali 
  8. Maanasa - Easamanohari 
  9. Aalaapana - Mukhaari 
  10. Ksheenamai - Mukhaari 
  11. Kanukontini - Bilahari 
  12. Rajuvedala - Thodi 
  13. Aalaapanai - Mohanam 
  14. Nannu paalimpa - Mohanam 
  15. Thani 
  16. Mari emi - Kannada 
  17. Slokam - Raagamaalika 
  18. Bhajan - Subapanthuvaraali 
  19. Thillaanaa - Dhanasri

Nature's fury

Here are some amazing photos of Volcano at Iceland. Contributed by Mr. Bhaskaran Sivaramanclick to zoom
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Photographer Martin Rietze got to within 250 metres of the lava fountains to capture his stunning series of images
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Lava hits the sea from the volcanic eruption between the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers, east of Iceland's capital Reykjavik
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Only around an hour old, this lavaflow is falling from a steep cliff a few hundred metres from the main eruption
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Lava spurts out of the site of a volcanic eruption at the Fimmvorduhals volcano near the Eyjafjallajokull glacier 

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Close-up: The dark cloud of smoke coming from the Icelandic crater as seen by an Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter

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The plume from the Icelandic volcano - seen as a grey-brown streak drifting across the middle of the image - is visible from space. It was imaged by the Modis instruments on two Nasa satellites as it blew towards the Shetland Islands 
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Coating: Researchers at Sheffield Hallam University collected these particles of volcanic ash (seen here under a microscope) which fell on cars in the centre's grounds earlier today 
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Frozen: Ice chunks carried downstream by floodwaters caused by volcanic activity lie on the Markarfljot riverbank in Iceland yesterday click to zoom
Dusty: A car in Iceland drives through the ash from the volcano 
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Widespread: Ash from the erupting volcano sweeps in an arc across the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, and Russia in this image from NASA yesterday click to zoom
Spectacular: A satellite image of the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland 

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Spectacular: Plumes of smoke shoot up from a volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland today which has erupted for the first time in 200 years 
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The Eyjafjallajokull eruption is the second in less than a month and has seen hundreds of international flights cancelled
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 Workers have been forced to smash holes through roads in Iceland to allow the surging flood water to escape out to sea
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 Part of the glacier has melted under the ferocious temperatures causing the flood swell to pour down the mountain
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Experts are concerned the recent eruption could trigger another more powerful one from the nearby Katla volcano

The eruption has caused travel disruption across Europe as airspace has been shut down

Monday, April 19, 2010

Coincidence photos

I tried to post photos I gathered on this subject in this format. All these days I was posting photos individually. You can now see the photos without downloading them. It saves lot of space in my blog. Thanks to Shriganesh who taught me this.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Concert - Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna

Since 100 is always  a landmark, I was thinking which should be my 100th concert in this blog. I love Balamuralikrishna and his music. Had I posted some old stalwarts the younger generation may not like it very much. Had I posted the current popular artists the hard core carnatic rasikas may not relish it. This one, I was sure everybody will love. Hence, it is here. Please enjoy.

  1. Sakara sadhguna - Sourashtram  
  2. Saadhinchane - Aarabhi  
  3. Gaanasudharshini - Raagavardhini 
  4. Baala gopaala - Bhairavi 
  5. Chaalu chaalu - Saaveri 
  6. Evari maatta - Kaambodhi 
  7. RTP - Hindholam  
  8. Enumaadhidherunu - Hindholam 
  9. Ninnukorina - Kamaas  
  10. Krishnenabarade - Kedhaaram 
  11. Yamihe - Ashtapathi  
  12. Thillaanaa - Gadibedapriyaa  
  13. Nagumomu - Madhyamavathi  
  14. Mangalam

Thursday, April 15, 2010

AMAZING : Concept - The train that never stops at a station:

*A brilliant new train innovation - get on & off the bullet train without
the train stopping. VERY COOL CONCEPT !*

*No time is wasted. The bullet train is moving all the time. If there are
30 stations between ** Beijing and Guangzhou, just stopping and
accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time. *

*A mere 5 min stop per station (elderly passengers cannot be hurried) will
result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey

*How it works (view the movie - in mandarin though!):*

1. For those who are boarding the train : The passengers at a station
embarks onto to a connector cabin way before the train even arrives at the
station. When the train arrives, it will not stop at all. It just slows down
to pick up the connector cabin which will move with the train on the roof
of the train.

While the train is still moving away from the station, those passengers will
board the train from the connector cabin mounted on the train's roof. After
fully unloading all its passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved
to the back of the train so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who
want to alight at the next station will board the connector cabin at the
rear of the train roof.

2. For those who are getting off: As stated after fully unloading all its
passengers, the cabin connector cabin will be moved to the back of the train
so that the next batch of outgoing passengers who want to alight at the next
station will board the connector cabin at the rear of the train roof. When
the train arrives at the next station, it will simply drop the whole
connector cabin at the station itself and leave it behind at the station.
The outgoing passengers can take their own time to disembark at the station
while the train had already left. At the same time, the train will pick up
the incoming embarking passengers on another connector cabin in the front
part of the train's roof. So the train will always drop one connector cabin
at the rear of its roof and pick up a new connector cabin in the front part
of the train's roof at each station.

Please click here

If you are astonished by this innovation, read this LINK to know about Moving walk away which is already in use.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Humanity by an animal

This photo from a Kannada Newspaper, sent by Mr.Muralidhar Chaturvedi.
Two blind persons wanted to drink water at the RagiGudda temple, Bangalore. When they were unable to operate the tap, this mother monkey opened the tap for them, allowed them to drink water, drank some water herself and then closed the tap before leaving the scene.
Worth seeing and relishing and LEARNING .

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Concert - Madurai Mani Iyer

  1. Vaathapi - Hamsadhwani  
  2. Chandram bhaja - Asaaveri 
  3. Sarasaaksha - Panthuvaraali  
  4. Sahasrakaramandhithe - Vaachaspathi 
  5. Baalakanakamaya - Ataanaa  
  6. Hecharika - Yadhukulakambodhi 
  7. Chakkani raaja - Karaharapriya  
  8. Paamaalai - Harikamboji  
  9. Mohanaraamaa - Mohanam  
  10. Kaa vaa vaa - Varaali