Thursday, August 28, 2014

Less known form of God Vishnu - God Hayagreeva / Hayavadana

Lord Hayagreeva is an incarnation of God Vishnu . He is a horse faced God and an epitome of intelligence . He is also the guru of Goddess Saraswati.

The purpose of God taking this incarnation is interesting . There was another one by the name Hayagreeva - a demon .

Even he is  horse headed . He got a boon from Goddess Durga , that he can be killed only by one more Hayagreeva just like him . 

This boon instilled a sense of invincibility and he started harassing the Devas . Devas asked God Vishnu to help , but despite a long struggle , even Vishnu was unable to kill Hayagreeva.

Tired as he was , God Vishnu returned to Vaikuntha and began meditation to rejuvenate himself. But demon Hayagreeva's torture increased more and again Devas approached Vishnu for help. But they were unable to rouse him from meditation.

Devas asked the swarm of termites to assist in waking up Vishnu from meditation , by gnawing him from their sting . However , the blow of sting was so severe that Vishnu's head was severed from his body .

Devas were mortified by this and prayed to Goddess Durga to help them . She then told them about her boon to demon Hayagreeva , and asked Devas to attach the head of a horse on God Vishnu .

Brahma attached the head of a white horse to Vishnu's body. Revived Vishnu entered the battle field and killed demon Hayagreeva . This incarnation of God Vishnu is known as " Hayagreeva / Hayavadana " . Saint Vadiraj of Sode mutt was worshiping him .  

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Where do you go , my lovely .....

This song , sung by band No Mercy has recently entered my list of favorite songs.

This song describes the pain lover is undergoing , with the sudden departure of his lover.

He was asking his lover to come back . Why am I fond of this song?

Even I am facing the same situation. My boyfriend , who was regularly meeting me , suddenly he has forgotten me !

Everyday I wait for him ....



Today morning , I saw him walking on the road. I called him by name . But he didn't turn to have a look at me.

Why are boys like this ? 

All species representing boyhood in nature are same . Be it humans or animals. My boyfriend , Gunda , a tomcat ,  nowadays just ignores me !

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tulu Saying....

kopo battndnd guvelgu laitanda aapunda ?!

ಕೋಪೊ  ಬತ್ತಂಡ ಗುವೆಲ್ಗು ಲೈತಂಡ ಆಪುಂಡ  ?!

Version of Tulu , I speak

ಕೋಪ ಬತ್ತನ್ದ ಉಗ್ಗೆಲ್ಗು ಲೈತಂಡ ಆಪುಣ ?

Translation ----

kopa = angryness = ಸಿಟ್ಟು
battnda = has come =   ಬಂದಾಗ
guvelgu / uggelgu= well = ಬಾವಿಗೆ
laitanda = to jump = ಧುಮುಕಿದರೆ
aapunda / aapuna = is that right = ಸರಿಯೆ ?

Summary ---

This saying clearly states that we must not loose our control when we are angry. Suppose one day we are disturbed and agitated on some reason on others. At that time , without thinking if we jump into a well , then solution to the problem is not achieved . Instead we are losing our own life.

Hence, it is advisable to sit calmly and to sort out solution.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Is a cashew , fruit or nut?

                              Is a cashew ,  fruit or nut?

The cashew is actually a dry fruit , that is termed as nut. The part we eat , contains stored food for developing plant.

We see swollen part hanging from tree. This is called as " cashew apple ". It is the swollen base of stem. ( ತೊಟ್ಟು ) .

The part we eat, we call it as cashew nut , has a dry shell . We must pry over it since it is toxic.  

How do pigeons find their way home?

                               How do pigeons find their way home?

In earlier times, before the invention of modern communication means, people used pigeons to give news to another person lived in a far away place.

Letters were tied to their legs and they were made to fly. Like this , pigeons were the means to carry secret messages as no one try to catch and question them !

There are lot of theories explaining the behaviour. They were reaching the destination and after the completion of work, they were returning to their original place too. That does mean that they remember their way.

Other theories are ---

1. Pigeons use position of Sun magnetic field to find their way home.
2. Pigeons use land marks to find their way home.
3. Pigeons build a memory map to find their way home.

But it is still a mystery for the behaviour of pigeons .

Friday, August 22, 2014

Unwanted guest in our house ....

Day before yesterday night , we ( house members ) went to bed early . It was raining outside . There was total darkness inside the house .....



There was electricity supply . We had switched off all the lights .....



I was sleeping ....



Suddenly , there was a loud noise ...

I was awakened by the noise . I rubbed my eyes. Looked at the time. It was half an hour past midnight . At the same time , I heard one more noise of something fallen to ground .

I went in search of source of noise .

It was coming from our kitchen .


I switched on the light .

There it was .....

fast running , a MOUSE !

I alarmed others . Why only I must lose my sleep ?!

Let others also face the same . Equal justice must be done .....!

My father saw the condition of kitchen. He said it is done by a mouse and he would bring rat poison next day .

Yesterday night , we kept rat poison in our kitchen .

Today morning , we saw that mouse had eaten the poison cake.

Suddenly , I felt sorry for the mouse . It must had thought we kept the cakes for it to eat . It is unaware that it is poison. It is going to have a tragic death  .....

But this mouse is an unwanted guest . Every one has right to live . But not by troubling the lives of others .....

Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to pray to God?

                              How to pray to God?

Once a Sufi saint was attending a gathering. Question arises on presence of God. If there exists God, then how to pray to him?
One man got up and said he heard that there are 7 types of hell. After death, according to our deeds, we are allocated to one type of hell. To escape from this punishment , we must pray to God to help us. Another man got up and said that there are various types of heavens. We must pray to God to achieve the feat of entering into the heaven.
Sufi saint was listening to everything , but not talking. Finally , question has been put forwarded to him. Then he said "  we must not pray to God to achieve something. We must treat him as a friend. How we share our happiness and sorrow with our friends, same way we must communicate with him. Praying with returns in mind is not good ".
We also pray to God for returns. But sharing our difficulties and also our good moments with Him make us internally strong.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ನಾನಾಡುವ ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ

                                                  ನಾನಾಡುವ ತುಳು ಭಾಷೆ 

ನನ್ನ ಮಾತೃ ಭಾಷೆ ತುಳು . ತುಳುವನ್ನು ನಾವಿಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂವಹನದ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮವನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬಳಸುತ್ತೇವೆ . ತುಳುವರಲ್ಲಿ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಪಂಗಡಗಳಿವೆ . ಅಂತೆಯೇ ಅವರಾಡುವ ತುಳುವೂ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ .

ನಾನು ಮಾತನಾಡುವ ತುಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಚಲಿತದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ( ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಜನರು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸುವ ) ತುಳುವಿಗಿಂತ ಉಚ್ಚಾರಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಭಿನ್ನ . ಆದರೂ ಶಬ್ದಗಳ ಅರ್ಥ ಒಂದೇ .

ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಶಬ್ದಗಳು ಒಂದೇ ಆಗಿವೆ . ಆದರೂ ಕೆಲವು ನಾವಾಡುವ ಶಬ್ದಗಳಿಗೂ , ಇತರರು ಹೇಳುವ ಶಬ್ದಗಳಿಗೂ ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸವನ್ನು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ಗುರುತಿಸಬಹುದು .

ನಾನಾಡುವ ತುಳುವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತ ಶಬ್ದಗಳ ಬಳಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು . ಇದರಿಂದಾಗಿ ನಾನಾಡುವ ತುಳು ಒಂದು ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಸೀಮಿತ ಭಾಷೆಯಾಗಿ ಉಳಿದು ಹೋಗಿದೆ .

ಆದರೂ ಇತರರು ಆಡುವ ತುಳುವಿನ ಅರ್ಥ ಗ್ರಹಿಸಬಲ್ಲೆ . ಅಂತೆಯೇ ಮಾತನಾಡಲೂ !

Monday, August 18, 2014

Why there was no Janmashtami celebrations in Udupi , yesterday?

Whole state as well as country celebrated Krishna Janmashtami yesterday on Aug 17 .

But in Udupi , no celebrations were there . In tulunadu , we follow solar calender . Yesterday's Ashtami was celebrated following Lunar calender.

As per solar calender , Ashtami is going to be celebrated on Sept 17 and 18 in Udupi

Even our cable operator didn't celebrate ashtami . I mean he didn't telecast any ashtami related programmes though in Mangalore , they celebrated ashtami yesterday.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

What is Fibonacci series?

We are familiar with Fibonacci series. It is a series of numbers in which each number is the sum of two preceding numbers. 

0 , 1 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 5 , 8 , 13 , .....

The order is got like this ---

First we start with 0 and 1.
Next number is obtained by adding 0 and 1.
i.e. 0 + 1 = 1
      1 + 1 = 2
      2 +  1 = 3 etc
We can say that by adding the number with the previous number , we get the next number.

X n = X ( n-1 ) + X ( n-2 )

where X n = term number " n "
X ( n-1 ) = previous term of n , i.e. ( n-1 )
X ( n-2 ) = previous term of ( n-1 ) i.e. (n-2 )

Friday, August 15, 2014

PM's speech , addressing the nation on Independence Day

Today , Aug 15 is our Independence day .

My father had switched on TV and started browsing for Doordarshan channel to watch the speech of our PM , Narendra Modi on 6.30 AM itself .

But soon he was becoming impatient . PM's speech has not started yet.  I asked him to switch OFF TV and said I will inform him when the speech gets started .

Father switched OFF TV . I took the chair and sat in the balcony . Father was surprised by seeing me sitting on balcony .

I assured him not to worry , I will inform him on beginning of speech .

Time passed.....



I was right ! Soon I heard the loud voice of bursting crackers ......

I asked father to switch ON TV as PM has started his speech.

PM was addressing the nation . Even I joined my father to listen to the speech . ...

By hearing the speech , I started to feel proud to born as an Indian.

At the end of his speech , when PM said Bolo Bharat Mata ki ..... Without hesitation I said Jai .
similarly for , Jai ...... Hind .
Vande ....... Mataram.

All of us , stood up for national anthem .

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Why is Australia called continent whereas other islands not?

                      Why is Australia called continent whereas other islands not?

When I was in school, by seeing the atlas I often wondered why is Australia called continent , though it looks like an island !

There are many islands . They could be called continents. Why only Australia?

The fact for granting continent status to Australia is purely geological. Australia is often called as " island continent ".

Australia sits on its own tectonic plate. Also, its flora and fauna are unique to itself. Can we find Kangaroos living in other places than in zoos?

But though Australia is a developed country , most of its places are actually deserts ! No human can live in that part.

Australia's famous cities and also the places where people live, mostly are situated near the sea shore. Australia is a barren continent .

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ಕಾಯಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ

ಇದನ್ನು ನನ್ನ ತಾಯಿ ಜೊತೆ ಟಿ . ವಿ . ಯಲ್ಲಿ ನೋಡಿದೆ .

ಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಸಾಮಗ್ರಿಗಳು 

ಹಸಿ ತೆಂಗಿನ ಕಾಯಿ ತುರಿ
ಹಸಿ ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಕಾಯಿ
ಹುಣಸೆ ಹಣ್ಣಿನ ರಸ
ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು

ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ 

ಮೊದಲಿಗೆ ಮಿಕ್ಸಿ ಜಾರಿಗೆ ಕಾಯಿ ತುರಿ , ಶುಂಟಿ , ಹಸಿ ಮೆಣಸಿನ ಕಾಯಿ , ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಹುಣಸೆ ಹಣ್ಣಿನ ರಸ , ರುಚಿಗೆ ತಕ್ಕಷ್ಟು ಉಪ್ಪು ಹಾಕಿ ಒಮ್ಮೆ ರುಬ್ಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು  . ನಂತರ ಇದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ಸಲ ರುಬ್ಬಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು  . ಈಗ ಕಾಯಿ ಚಟ್ನಿ ಸವಿಯಲು ಸಿದ್ಧ . 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Why do bananas get blackened as they age?

Unless mishandled, we can see that bananas become black skinned as they ripe or age. If they are untouched, then also the process occurs.

The hormone which is found in the skin of banana, Ethylene , transforms a green banana into appealing yellow colour of fruit . Ethylene continues the ripening process and eventually turn banana into black colour.

If we place banana in refrigerator , in order to keep it away from getting blackened, it goes black prematurely !

I had tried this and got a good scolding from my mother.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Anger of Gunda ....

Today morning , I was alone in the house . Gunda had come to meet me. ( I know I have used these  words many times . But Gunda always do like that . What to do ? )

He saw me through the window and came running towards me . We both sat together talking . He was talking loudly since I was inside the house and he , outside.

Suddenly it was cloudy. I excepted rain to come at any moment . So , I said to Gunda in Tulu , " Mugal aand , illag po " ( It is getting cloudy , go to your house )

But Gunda remained talking . He didn't care for my words. Finally rain started pouring down. Now Gunda is stuck . He saw my face with an expectation.

But  how can I let him in ? I was alone in the house . I said the same to him . He understood my dilemma and he sat in the corner waiting for rain to subside.

Finally rain has stopped. Gunda prepared to leave . Seeing that , I wanted to wish him a ' bye ' . I stretched my hand outside and started waving .

Suddenly , Gunda turned back . He came near the window. He scratched my hand in anger ! I quickly took my hand back .

This is the way Gunda shows his anger . He has big , big nails which are very sharp just like a lion . Anyway , both of them belong to same family .

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Why do mosquitoes always bite on our face ?

Yesterday night , I could not sleep properly . Mosquitoes were patrolling across the room . If one mosquito completes its mission of drinking MY blood , one more mosquito confirms its presence by singing a song in my ears.

I had switched ON the mosquito repellent . But as night advanced , the repellent liquid was empty. Mosquitoes were very happy.

They came near my ears , sing a song. Then they move towards my hand . Byte and drink blood. Though I am covering myself with blanket , mosquitoes are succeeding in entering inside the blanket somehow.

These mosquitoes always target my face and hands . They don't take trouble to come near my feet . I figured out may be I am always sleeping in the same fashion and they are used to the type . That's why I decided to change position.

I slept by keeping my head where my feet used to be , and feet in the place of head.

For nearly 10 minutes , there was no sound of mosquitoes . I chuckled to myself on foolishness of mosquitoes.

But I was wrong !

Soon they realised my changed position. They started their business as usual . I kept on wondering how did they come to know of my plan ?

Finally I got my answer.

Mosquitoes always come near the face to byte. It is not as a compliment for our beauty ! Till now I was thinking that they are sensing the smell of sweat.

But in our area , sweat comes from all part of body wherever skin is there ! Yet , they are targeting only the face and hands .

Mosquitoes are sensing our presence on the amount CO2 we exhale. We can't sleep without breathing. As we inhale oxygen ( O2 ) , we must exhale carbon di oxide ( CO2 ) .

Mosquitoes can sense this CO2 we exhale , and they always attack us on the source of gas i .e. our face and hands which is very near to face .  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Cliff Jumping

Nowadays cliff jumping has become a craze among people . They are jumping off a cliff into a lake or the ocean. This sport is equipment free.

This sport seems both thrilling and fun , but it is very dangerous. If we don't know the correct procedures , our first dive could also be our last !

When a person is performing this, he is going to hit the water at 25 miles per hour . This can compress the spine and also can break the bones.

It is necessary to select a place in which the bottom surface is free of stones .

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Three cheers for electrical engineering !

Today morning around 6 am , there was a loud voice in the house.

After that , the glowing CFL bulb went off . I thought life of CFL bulb must be over and thats why it has went off. But it is the same case with other bulbs too.

We tried to switch ON tubelight. But it didn't flicker . We thought power / electricity is not there . But power was there as our refrigerator was working.

That implies power is still there. But none of the bulbs or fans are not getting ON.

Then we looked at power indicators . Every house  has 2 of them . One is for lighting circuit and another for heating circuit .

The indicator bulbs inside both of them were glowing .....

Then where is the problem ???



If the fuse had melt , then the indicator bulbs will not glow as circuit will be open .

Finally , I concluded .....

Power is there . Heating circuit is working fine as refrigerator is working . Lighting circuit power indicator bulb is glowing , that means no fuse wire melt down .

But none of the bulbs or fans were getting ON.

I nailed the culprit .......

It is our invertor.

Invertor was spoiled . Invertor was getting the power supply from lighting circuit . We made this arrangement since invertor must not be used for heating circuit apparatus such as refrigerator , washing machine , grinder , water pumps etc.

So invertor was made to get power supply directly from lighting circuit such as bulbs , fans , television etc. The other lighting circuit apparatus were attached to inverter . 
That means , when the power goes OFF , inverter was getting ON and it was supplying its stored power to lighting circuit apparatus.

So , we could switch ON lights , fans even in the absence of electricity.

Now invertor got spoiled. . Now there is an open circuit in the place of invertor. So , power even though it is present , could not reach the apparatus ( bulbs , fans ) because of this open circuit . After coming to know all these , my father gave the power supply directly to lighting circuit . Now invertor is not a part of it.

After this arrangement , our bulbs and fans are glowing / turning.

This is Electrical Engineering ! Proud to be a part of it .

Monday, August 4, 2014

Tulu saying ....

                                            ತುಳು ವಾಕ್ಯ

barsa budi bokka marat aditt untada , appe saiti bokka appe illad untada .

ಬರ್ಸ ಬುಡಿ ಬೊಕ್ಕ ಮರತ್ ಆಡಿಟ್ ಉಂತಡ , ಅಪ್ಪೆ ಸೈತಿ ಬೊಕ್ಕ ಅಪ್ಪೆ ಇಲ್ಲಡ್ ಉಂತಡ 

Translation -----

barsa =  ಬರ್ಸ  = rain
budi =   ಬುಡಿ    = when over
bokka =   ಬೊಕ್ಕ   = afterwards
marat adit =   ಮರತ್ ಆಡಿಟ್   = under the tree
untada =   ಉಂತಡ    = don't stand
appe =    ಅಪ್ಪೆ   = mother
sait bokka =   ಸೈತಿ ಬೊಕ್ಕ   = after death
appe illad =     ಅಪ್ಪೆ ಇಲ್ಲಡ್   = in mother's house

Summary -----------

This phrase describes present situation.

Rain had just come . Now it has stopped . But if we stand under a tree at that time , rain droplets which were stored in the leaves ' outer portion will fall over us  , making us wet.

Similarly , for a married girl , she will get a good treatment if her mother is alive. Her brothers will take care of her . But once her mother is dead , her brothers and sister in laws will not treat her in the usual manner that they were doing earlier. Means , she will not get respect.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bad effects of alcohol

Many of us know that alcohol is hazardous to life . But still many people consume alcohol; , be it in small or large quantity.

Here is an example that clearly says what is the bad effect of consumption of alcohol by taking a Scorpion for trial.

Just one drop of alcohol   was put on the head of a scorpion . After some time , it started acting strangely . It was going here and there like having no proper destination.

It continued its strange acts . Finally it was dead.....

No...... Not because of  heart attack !

by the sting from its tail !

PS : Scorpion's tail is having venom .

If it is the case with scorpion , what about humans who consume alcohol ?

Friday, August 1, 2014

Talkativeness , injurious to health . !

                              Talkativeness , injurious to health . 

Long time ago, a passerby found a skull on the road. As he was watching it closely, skull talked to him ! It said it can answer to any of his questions.

Passerby could not believe it , a talking skull ! Anyhow , he wanted to check what the skull is saying . He asked it to narrate the story of Ramayan .

Skull narrated the whole story of Ramayan, with appropriate shlokas in between ! Passerby now convinced
that skull must be of a scholar

He could not control his anxiety to tell others. But skull warned him against doing that. It warned him that he may face the same condition like that of skull .

But passerby didnt listen. What could happen ? He will show the talking skull to everyone and he would be world famous !

Soon he returned to his village and told about talking skull to fellow villagers. The news spread and reached to royal palace too.

King called the passerby . Passerby repeated the same story . King asked him to show the talking skull and let him to examine it.

Passerby agreed and went to same place where he had found the skull. Skull was still there. Passerby said the skull that King wants to see it himself.

Skull didnt say anything. Passerby carried the skull with him, to palace. After seeing the skull , King thought it looks like an ordinary skull.

King doubted that it will talk ! Passerby wanted to show the King , the knowledge of skull. He asked a question to skull. But it didnt answer.

Passerby repeated the question but skull was silent. He didnt lose hope. He asked an easy question.  Still , skull was silent.

King got angry. He thought passerby is spreading a false story about skull in village and driving people nuts ! He ordered his soldiers to behead the passerby.

Passerby was prosecuted. Now there are 2 skulls. !

That time, old skull began talking to new one !

Old skull said " Even I had the same punishment of spreading wrong message. If I had kept quiet , I would not face this condition. Thats why I asked you not to tell anyone. But your talkativeness cost your life now ."