Monday, April 28, 2014

First rain of this summer

In Udupi , it rained yesterday ! I was reading in newspaper everyday that there was rainfall in this part of Karnataka , in that part of Karnataka etc. But in Udupi , it was just the soaring temperature. I was beginning to doubt whether we live in Karnataka or somewhere else ?!
Fans in house were giving hot air. Even our fridge was not able to give cool water , even the water kept inside would not get cool.
But yesterday , it drizzled and roads got wet. Something is always better than nothing. Similarly , drizzling is far better than no rain.
Today it is cloudy. I am hoping to see name of our city in news paper tomorrow.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Centrifugal Force

It is a force, which arises because of body's inertia . If a body is moving in the circular path , this force is directed away from the center
It is the outward pushing force , felt by bodies which are in circular path. It is a fictitious force. .

Example of Centrifugal Force

Though it is a fictitious force, we can observe this force . While riding a car in the curve, we feel sideways force applied to us from seats and doors of car and  we tend to lean on one side.
But we are at rest in the car. The tendency must not arise. But we do lean because of centrifugal force.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Was King Akbar illiterate?

It is very surprising. But it is true. Akbar did not know how to read and write.
Hence he always surrounded himself with learned men. He was arranging debate amongst them. He also would like to have books read to him.
He may have gathered lots of knowledge as he was surrounded by wise men always.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ship ghost of "adaalat" scared me ...

I was alone in the house yesterday night. I had locked every door tightly as I was about to watch "adaalat" serial. I didn't want any distractions.
It was 8 pm already ! Hurriedly I switched on TV. The episode was about ship ghost. I was watching with no time to take breath....

Our gate opened with a "screech" sound.....

I heard the voice. I thought parents must have returned. With no intention to get up from chair , I continued watching TV...

5 minutes over.



No sign of anyone.

On the same time, there was a death .....

ON TV......

I felt scared. Then I heard the voice of some woman laughing loudly near gate...

Soon , I was covered with sweat. I could hear the beating of my heart.

I slowly got up from chair. I went near window. Slowly without noise, I opened the window.

There she was. Our relative whom I never met till yesterday , talking and laughing loudly over the phone standing near gate.

I heaved a sigh of relief and welcomed her .

Friday, April 18, 2014

Curse of trees

Lying down on bed , staring at turning fan and wondering why does the fan is giving hot air I got up from bed and wiped away sweat from face.
I went near window hoping to get cool breeze. But I was disappointed as I got hot air blown on my face.
I sighed . Looked at front where the building under construction stood.
I remembered the past. There stood a huge jackfruit tree and mango tree together. We used to refer them as " koti chennayya " , the great warrior brothers of Tulunadu.
People have cut the trees and now they have started constructing building. Now feeling the hot air, I believe it is the curse of those twin trees.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

How does a train get derail?

                                  How does a train get derail?

In newspaper, there will always be a report of train derail and casualties happened because of that. There are many reasons for this question.
1.  If there are broken rails, derail of train is sure. We can hear reports of naxals blasting the rails , because of this train derails and many people die.
2. The mechanical failure of running gear .
3. Because of land slides.
4. Sometimes, excessive speed of train.
5. The failure of driver to observe the signals or sudden halt of speeding vehicle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prepare for load shedding from tomorrow

Tomorrow is April 17. The date of election phase in Karnataka. We are enjoying unlimited supply of power since 4 days.
Time has finally come ! I bet from tomorrow evening , unsheduled load shedding starts. Here it is too hot. Without fan , it is difficult to sit inside the house. Every thing finally has to meet its end. Same thing will happen tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

King of Thailand

Bhumibol Adulyadej  is the reigning king of Thailand. Having reigned since 1946 , he is the world's longest serving king as country head.
By hearing to his name, we can sense the monarchy of Thailand must be of Buddhism. Though his name is of Sanskrit origin , which means " strength of land , Incomparable power ", he belongs to Theravada Buddhism.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hallucination medicine quoted on "adaalat" serial

In yesterday's "adaalat" serial , the victims were given hallucination causing medicine and scared for their lives, they were committing suicide.
I wondered about this. I believe medicines are used for saving life of people , not for ending it. ( Atleast in my case, it is true ).
The medicines commonly we use, like aspirin , may cause mild form of hallucinations but not as of intensity as shown on serial.
Schizophrenia patients experience hallucinations which are life threatening. But it is a disease and medical help are available for that. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

What is AMUL?

Seriously speaking, I thought Amul is just the name as Atul ! I knew Amul is the name given to diary products of state of Gujarat , just like we have " Nandini " in our state , Karnataka.
But recently I have come to know that Amul is not just the name , it is an acronym.

A. M. U. L . = Anand Milk Union Limited

It is based at a place called Anand in the state of Gujarat. The idea of Amul originated because of white revolution in India. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

What is DDT?

Ants were found in our house yesterday. My father bought DDT and sprinkled the powder on the holes created by ants. Now , they are gone.
I kept wondering at DDT. DDT is the acronym for Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloro ethane. It was developed as the first modern synthetic pesticide.
But soon , scenario was changed. It was found that DDT was believed to cause cancer and their agricultural use is a threat to wild life.
Even though many countries had banned DDT , its limited use continues till today.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Steps to be followed in case of head injury

Head injury can be caused to skull or brain. Common causes of head injury include - accidents at home , work or playing sports. Traffic accidents are too are the main cause.
If a person is injured , it is important to seek the medical help. These are some of the steps which must be followed --

1. Do not wash a head wound.
2. Do not remove any object sticking out of a wound.
3. Do not move or shake the injured person.

We can try to stop bleeding by firmly pressing a clean cloth on the wound. However, symptoms of head injury may show up later.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mpemba effect

                                      Mpemba effect

This phenomena is first observed by a Tanzanian student , Mpemba. Hence , his name was given to this phenomena.
If we are in cold country like Switzerland, there if we pour a bucket of hot water and also a bucket of cold water , down to ground from a high point , then the hot water when it touch ground , already be ice but the cold water in another bucket remains same.
Science still could not solve this puzzle. No satisfactory explanation is given.

Monday, April 7, 2014

My share of blaming Yuvaraj Singh for loss of India in final....

I have watched the final match between Sri Lanka and India yesterday.
I have noticed people blaming Yuvaraj Singh for the defeat. I agree with them. Because Yuvaraj didnt bat as he should in a T20 match.
He must had thought it was a test match. I agree that Sri Lankan bowlers bowled well and fielders fielded well. But atleast he could have made singles easily.
If it was not Kohli scored well , I doubt India would  reach the mark of 100 runs. I think this act of Yuvaraj Singh is going to cost him dearly in future..

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Gunda is not feeling well ....

My friend Gunda is ill. But still he comes to meet me.
Yesterday , he had come to meet me. He called out my name. I peeped out through the window. I was horrified by seeing Gunda's condition.
Mother asked me not to go out as Gunda's condition is very bad. I sat inside on the chair. Gunda shouted and cried. But I didn't go out.
After some time, there was silence outside. Again I peeped out. I saw Gunda leaving our house with a heavy heart.
Soon , tears rolled down on my cheeks.
Neighbour is planning to take him near a doctor , a veterinary doctor. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ ಚುಡಾ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ

ಈ ವಿಧಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಕುರ್ಲು ( ಕಡ್ಲೆ ಪುರಿ ) ಕೂಡಾ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿಯ ಬದಲು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಬಹುದು .

ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳು 

ನೈಲಾನ್ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ
ಕಡ್ಲೆ ಬೀಜ
ಕರಿ ಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪು
ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಎಣ್ಣೆ
ಅಚ್ಚ ಖಾರದ ಪುಡಿ
ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು

ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ 

ಮೊದಲು ಒಂದು ಪ್ಯಾನ್ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಹಾಕಿ ನಂತರ ಕಡ್ಲೆ ಬೀಜ . ಕರಿ ಬೇವಿನ ಸೊಪ್ಪಿನ ಎಸಳು ಮತ್ತು ಖಾರದ ಪುಡಿ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಹುರಿಯಬೇಕು .
ನಂತರ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ ಅಥವಾ ಕುರ್ಲು ಹಾಕಿ ಬೆರೆಸಬೇಕು . ಗ್ಯಾಸ್ ಆಫ್ ಮಾಡಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಹೊತ್ತು ಬಿಟ್ಟರೆ ಅವಲಕ್ಕಿ ಗರಿ ಗರಿ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆ ಮತ್ತು ಮೇಲಿನ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆರೆಸಿ ಕೊನೆಗೆ ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು ಸೇರಿಸಬೇಕು . 

Friday, April 4, 2014

ಎಂಥಾ ಸೆಖೆ ಮಾರ್ರೆ !

Since I dont have proper words to use in English language to use for this article, this article I am writing in Kannada.
ಕಳೆದ ೩ ದಿನದಿಂದ ಇಲ್ಲಿ ತುಂಬಾ ಸೆಖೆ. ಎಷ್ಟು ಸೆಖೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಒಂದು ನಿಮಿಷ ಹೊರಗೆ ಹೋದರೆ ಸಾಕು. ಮೈ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಬೆವರಿನ ಸ್ನಾನ .
ನಾನು ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಹೊರಗೆ ಕಾಲಿಡುವುದೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ( ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೂ ನನಗೆ ಹೊರಗೆ ಹೋಗಲು ಆಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ . ಆ ಮಾತು ಬೇರೆ ! ) . ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈಗ ದಿನಾ ಜಗಳ . ಯಾಕೆ ಗೊತ್ತುಂಟ ?
ಫ್ಯಾನ್ ಕೆಳಗೆ ಕೂತುಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಜಾಗಕ್ಕಾಗಿ !
ಟಿ . ವಿ . ನೋಡುವಾಗ ಈ ಜಗಳ ವಿಪರೀತಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತದೆ . ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಫ್ಯಾನ್ ಕೆಳಗೆ ಆರಾಮವಾಗಿ ಕೂತು ಟಿ . ವಿ . ನೋಡುವ ಆಸೆ.
ಏಕೆಂದರೆ ಟಿ . ವಿ. ಯ ರಿಮೋಟ್ ಕಂಟ್ರೋಲ್ ಸರಿಯಾಗಿ ಆಪರೇಟ್ ಆಗುವುದು ಇದೊಂದೇ ಜಾಗದಿಂದ . ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ಬದಿಗೊತ್ತುತ್ತಾರೆ .
ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ನಾನು ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೇನು ?



ಇದು ತುಂಬಾ ಗುಟ್ಟಿನ ವಿಷಯ .
ನಾನು ಟಿ . ವಿ . ಯ ಜಾಗವನ್ನೇ ಚೂರು ಬದಲಿಸಿ ಬಿಟ್ಟೆ .
ತುಂಬಾ ಅಲ್ಲ ಮತ್ತೆ !

ಇವತ್ತು ನಾನು ಆರಾಮವಾಗಿ ಕೂತು ಇಂಡಿಯಾ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌತ್ ಆಫ್ರಿಕ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಮ್ಯಾಚ್ ನೋಡಬಹುದು .

ಕರೆಂಟ್ ಇದ್ದರೆ !

Thursday, April 3, 2014

ಹುಡ್ಗೀರೆ ಸ್ಟ್ರಾಂಗ್ ಗುರು !

Yesterday I have watched the movie " Queen " . Kangana Ranaut plays the main female lead role in the movie. She was engaged to a boy. They had arranged their honeymoon trip too i.e. to cities Paris and Amsterdam . But boy refused to get marry.
But Kangana didn't sit in a corner crying and cursing the boy. She went to pre planned honeymoon trip all alone !
It is very funny to see her sharing room with boys in Amsterdam. First , she refused to share the room with boys ( typical mentality of an Indian girl ).
But later she realised her thinking is wrong. It is a must watch movie . It reflects the daring nature of today's modern girls.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ಅಳಿಲು ಸೇವೆ

" ಅಳಿಲು ಸೇವೆ " ಎಂಬ ಶಬ್ದವನ್ನು ನಾನು ಕೇಳಿದ್ದೇನೆ . ಈಗ ಚುನಾವಣೆಯ ಸಮಯ ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಅಬ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳ ಬಾಯಿಯಲ್ಲೂ " ನನ್ನ ಅಳಿಲು ಸೇವೆಗೆ ಅವಕಾಶ ಕೊಡಿ " ಎಂದೇ ಎಲ್ಲರ ಅಹವಾಲು. ಅಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೂ ಅಳಿಲು ಸೇವೆ ಎಂದರೆ ಏನು ?
ಅದು ರಾವಣನು ಸೀತೆಯನ್ನು ಲಂಕೆಗೆ ಕದ್ದೊಯ್ದ ಸಮಯ . ರಾಮನು ರಾವಣನನ್ನು ಯುಧ್ಧದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೋಲಿಸಿ ಸೀತೆಯನ್ನು ವಾಪಸ್ ಕರೆ ತರಲು ತನ್ನ ಕಪಿ ಸೈನ್ಯ ದ ಜೊತೆಗೂಡಿ ಹೊರಡುತ್ತಾನೆ .
ಆದರೆ ಲಂಕೆಯನ್ನು ತಲಪಲು ಅಗಾಧವಾದ ಸಮುದ್ರವನ್ನು ದಾಟಬೇಕು . ಕಪಿ ಸೈನ್ಯದ ಜೊತೆ ಹೇಗೆ ಸಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಯೋಚಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವಾಗ ಹೊಳೆದದ್ದು ಸಮುದ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇತುವೆಯನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುವುದು .
ಕಪಿಗಳು ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಾತ್ರದ ಬಂಡೆ ಕಲ್ಲುಗಳನ್ನು ತಂದು ಸಮುದ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾಕಲು ಶುರು ಮಾಡಿದವು . ಈ ಬಂಡೆ ಕಲ್ಲುಗಳ ರಾಶಿಯ ಮೇಲೆ ನಡೆದು ಲಂಕೆಯನ್ನು ತಲಪುವುದು ಗುರಿಯಾಗಿತ್ತು .
ಅಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಮರದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಒಂದು ಅಳಿಲು ಇದನ್ನೆಲ್ಲಾ ನೋಡುತ್ತಿತ್ತು . ಅದು ಕೂಡ ರಾಮ ಭಕ್ತನೇ . ರಾಮನಿಗೆ ತನ್ನಿಂದಾದ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಅದರ ಇಚ್ಛೆ .
ಆದರೆ ಕಪಿಗಳಂತೆ ಬಂಡೆ ಕಲ್ಲುಗಳನ್ನು ತರಲು ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಸಾಧ್ಯವೇ ? ಆದರೂ ಸೇತುವೆಯನ್ನು ಕಟ್ಟುವ ಕಾರ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ತಾನೂ ಭಾಗಿಯಾಗಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವ ಹಂಬಲ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ .
ಅದು ಸಮುದ್ರದ ನೀರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿಂದು ತನ್ನ ಮೈಯನ್ನು ಒದ್ದೆ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿತು . ನಂತರ ಆ ಒದ್ದೆ ಮೈಯಲ್ಲೇ ಸಮುದ್ರ ತೀರದ ಮರಳಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊರಳಾಡಿತು .
ಆಗ ಅದರ ಮೈ ಮೇಲೆಲ್ಲಾ ಮರಳಿನ ಕಣಗಳು ಅಂಟಿ ಕೊಂಡವು . ನಂತರ ಕಪಿಗಳು ಬಂಡೆ ಕಲ್ಲು ಹಾಕುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಸ್ಥಳಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋಗಿ ತನ್ನ ಮೈ ಕೊಡವುತಿತ್ತು .
ಹೀಗೆ ಅದರ ಮೈ ಮೇಲಿದ್ದ ಮರಳಿನ ಕಣಗಳು ಉದುರಿ ಬಂಡೆ ಕಲ್ಲಿನ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೀಳುತ್ತಿತ್ತು . ಹೀಗೆ ಮಾಡಿ ತಾನೂ ಸೇತುವೆ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದೇನೆ ಎನ್ನುವ ಆತ್ಮ ತೃಪ್ತಿ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ .
ಹೀಗಾಗಿ ಸಣ್ಣ ಸಹಾಯವೇ ಆಗಿರಲಿ , ಪರರಿಗೆ ಉಪಕಾರಿಯಾಗಬೇಕು ಎನ್ನುವ ಹಂಬಲವೇ " ಅಳಿಲು ಸೇವೆ " ಎಂಬ ಶಬ್ದದ ಅರ್ಥ . 

Snake in our garden

Early in the morning , I have the habit of doing walking holding my crutch. Today also, I sat on chair and was putting on my chappals.
I saw a long black stick infront of me. As we have coconut trees all around , I thought it must have been the work of coconut tree , dropping its ಕೊತ್ತಳಿಗೆ ( sticks ) down.
Suddenly , I noticed that the stick has started moving ! Then I realized it is not the stick but a SNAKE . It is not cobra. But it is a non - poisonous snake called ಕೇರೆ  ಹಾವು .
What would I do at this point ?


YES, I started shouting ಹಾವು  , ಹಾವು . ( Shouting is the only work I can do using all my strength ! ). By listening to my shouting, my mother came outside.
Soon she noticed the snake. By this time, snake got scared of my shouting ( ! ) and started moving fast. By seeing snake, mother started praying to Nagaraja ( serpent or cobra whom we worship here ) to go away without doing any harm.
I was confused . It was a ಕೇರೆ ಹಾವು . But mother is praying to God Cobra. I didnt open my mouth since it is the religious matter.
Snake listened to the prayers of my mother and disappeared through the hole of mud compound to the garden of our neighbour .
I waved my hand and wished the snake " BYE , HAPPY  JOURNEY " . I got a good scolding from my mother after wards.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1000th article of my blog

This is the 1000th article I am writing.
I share my curiosity , general knowledge ( ! ) , happiness etc here.

Hampankatta of Udupi

Even I was when I heard about this. I thought it must be a April fool joke. But it is not.
Hampankatta of Mangalore is quite famous. It has railway station there. It is the main business center of Mangalore.
Today I heard about Hampankatta of Udupi !
It is near Kemmannu.
Udupi is also having Hampankatta . But it is less known to people .
No claps please !