Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why do hands of clock run clockwise?

This question always bothered me. Why do they run in this manner ? Why not in another way?

Mechanical clocks were invented in northern hemisphere . The inventors were trying to make a sun dial.

While watching Sun's movement from northern hemisphere , we have to face south. At this position, Sun will rise on our left , then above on our head and finally sets on our right.

On this logic, hands of clock were designed. Thats why the clocks of hand starts their journey from our right side , i.e. clockwise.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Do not take decisions in a haste !

Few years back , there lived 2 boys in a village. They were friends. One of them went to Dubai for earning money . The other one remained in village , continued  to work as a fisherman.

The fisherman was jealous of his friend's destiny . Fisherman thought his friend must be living a luxurious life in Dubai . Fisherman was in poverty.

After some year , Dubai friend came to village . Now he owns a car , dressed in costlier outfit . wears gold chain and rings on his fingers.

Villagers were surprised after seeing his transformation from rags to riches . Dubai friend directly went to meet his fisherman friend.

In fisherman's house , Dubai friend gave a bag to his fisherman friend and said the bag is the token of friendship .

Though fisherman friend accepted it , in mind he was thinking that his Dubai friend is ridiculing him of his poverty . He didnt take trouble to open the bag also.

It was getting dark outside . It was a gloomy day same as the mindset of fisherman . Fisherman thought till the bag is with him , he will not get peace of mind.

He went to sea shore holding the bag. He could sense that bag is consisting of something . But still he didnt take trouble to examine it.

He sat on sand , in a dark he started throwing the inner content of bag into sea .  He didnt take trouble to see what is he throwing !

When bag is becoming empty , he wanted to count whatever is left behind . He got a shock of his life ....

There were PEARLS in it !

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tulu saying

ಪೊಣ್ ದ ಆಸೆಗ್ ರಾವಣೆ ಸೈತೆ , ಮಣ್ಣ ದ ಆಸೆಗ್ ಕೌರವೆ ಸೈತೆ 
ponn da aaseg raaavane saite , mann da aaseg kourave saite. 

Translation -

ponn = ಪೊಣ್ = woman / girl
aase = ಆಸೆ = desire
saite = ಸೈತೆ  = is dead
mann = ಮಣ್ಣ ದ = for land

Summary ---

This sentence states the entire story of epics Ramayan and Mahabharat .

How did Ramayan happened? It is because Ravan got lured of beauty of Sita and kidnapped her and kept her captive in Lanka. We can say that Ravan's attraction towards Sita is the main cause for Ramayan.
How did Mahabharat happened? Duryodhan or kourava didn't agree to give Pandavas their share in land. Pandavas fought the battle and won there.

In both the cases , Ravan and Kourava met their end because of their greediness.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Why do vultures becoming rare in India ?

Indian vultures are becoming rare nowadays . They feed on the carcasses of dead animals .
But a drug named diclofenac is becoming the cause for death of vultures . How ?

Diclofenac is a common anti inflamatory drug that is administered to livestocks . It is used to treat symptoms of fever , pain associated with live stock . But this drug is fatal to vultures .

The vulture is exposed to this drug when it eats from the carcass of an animal that has been treated by this drug in its life time.

By this way , vultures are facing threat to their lives. Indian government has banned the use of this perticular drug.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ಕ್ಷುಲ್ಲಕ ವಿಚಾರಗಳಿಗೆ ಜಗಳ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಸರಿಯಲ್ಲ

                                      ಕ್ಷುಲ್ಲಕ ವಿಚಾರಗಳಿಗೆ ಜಗಳ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಸರಿಯಲ್ಲ 

ಒಮ್ಮೆ ೨ ಸಿಂಹಗಳು ನೀರು ಕುಡಿಯಲೆಂದು ಕೆರೆಯ ಬಳಿ  ಏಕ ಕಾಲಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದವು . ಎರಡೂ ಸಿಂಹಗಳಿಗೆ ತಾನೇ  ಮೊದಲು ನೀರು ಕುಡಿಯಬೇಕೆಂಬ ಹಠ .

ಸರಿ , ಶುರುವಾಯಿತು ಸಿಂಹಗಳ ನಡುವೆ ಕಾದಾಟ . ತಮ್ಮಿಬ್ಬರೊಳಗೆ ಬಲಾಡ್ಯರು ಯಾರೆಂದು ನೋಡಲು . ಕದನ ವಿಕೋಪಕ್ಕೆ ತಿರುಗಿತು .

ಮೊದಲೇ ಬಾಯಾರಿದ್ದ ಸಿಂಹಗಳು ಈ ಕದನದಿಂದ ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ನಿಶ್ಶ್ಯಕ್ತಿ ಗೆ ಒಳಗಾದವು . ದೇಹದ ತುಂಬಾ ಆದ ಗಾಯಗಳಿಂದ ರಕ್ತ ಒಸರಲಾರಂಭಿಸಿತು .

ರಕ್ತದ ವಾಸನೆಯ ಜಾಡು ಹಿಡಿದ ರಣಹದ್ದುಗಳು ಅಲ್ಲೇ ತಿರುಗಲಾರಂಭಿಸಿದವು . ಇದನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಿದ ಸಿಂಹಗಳಿಗೆ ಜ್ಞಾನೋದಯವಾಯಿತು . ತಮ್ಮಲ್ಲೇ ಕ್ಷುಲ್ಲಕ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೆ ಜಗಳವಾಡುವುದರಿಂದ ಪರರಿಗೇ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಲಾಭ ಹೊರತು ತಮಗಲ್ಲ ಎಂಬ ಸತ್ಯದ ಅರಿವಾಯಿತು .

ಎರಡೂ ಸಿಂಹಗಳು ಒಟ್ಟಿಗೇ ನೀರನ್ನು ಕುಡಿದು ಅಲ್ಲಿಂದ ತೆರಳಿದವು . 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sudden climate change in Udupi....

This blog article is a poem , though it looks like a passage . I am not to be blamed for this !

Rain .... Rain ..... Rain ....
Nowadays , it is coming without a reason ;
Morning there is scorching temperature and sweating
By evening , dark rain clouds start gathering ......

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hanuman, a true Ram bhakth

                                   Hanuman, a true Ram bhakth

Those were the days of Sri Ram who was crowned as King of Ayodhya after returning from forest. His wife, Seeta was with him .

They were felicitating the persons who have helped them during their tough times. How they can forget Hanuman who was with him always?

Sita has gifted a pearl necklace to Hanuman which she was worn during her stay in Lanka. Hanuman received the necklace and started crushing each and every pearl.

All the people were laughing , thinking that it is one of his monkey acts. But Jambavant who was eldest among all the monkeys was puzzled by this behaviour of Hanuman.

He asked with Hanuman about the work he is doing? Hanuman replied " I am searching for the name of Ram in these pearls. They were worn by Sita who had spent her days in Lanka by chanting the name of Ram. The name must be some where hidden among these. "

This incident shows the impression of Ram on Hanuman. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The helping nature will benefit us

                                  The helping nature will benefit us

Long ago, in a village there were 4 youths. All of them had only one wish : they must be famous by overnight so that people will praise them. They went in search of a person who can help them in achieving  their goal. Finally their wish came true.

They met a saint who was residing at the borders. They all expressed their wish infront of him. Saint agreed to help them. But each of them has his own wish which is different from others. Saint come up with an idea. He showed them a bottle . If they unscrew it , saying their wish : that wish would be fulfilled. The plan was very simple !

All of them departed for their village carrying their individual bottle, by different means of transport. The first among them was little short , people were calling him as " shorty " . He made a wish that he must be tall and he unscrewed the bottle.

Whoa ! Some change has happened. The person who had wished to be taller , actually become tall young man ! Now he is taller than the coconut tree .

Second youth opened the bottle wishing that he should be immortal. Soon he got changed to a large stone ! Now there is no death for him.

Third youth was travelling on a ship. He wished if he have large amount of gold coins with him, he could live a happy life. Wishing that, he opened the bottle. Suddenly , there was the rain of gold coins on his head.It rained so much that the ship was full of gold coins and it sank in the water , so does he.

What about the fourth one ?

? ? ?

He had seen his fellow villagers wandering without any work to do. They were poor people. Hence, he wished that his fellow villagers must get work as well as wealth. Soon , a brown liquid started flowing from the bottle. It got submerged in the ground. From that time onwards, people were getting oil whenever they dug the ground.

Soon, his village has become prosper .

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How do bees make honey ?

                                   How do bees make honey ?

We have all seen bees flying from one flower to another collecting nectar. But I had a big question. How do bees collect nectar from flowers and carry that it to beehive where they stay. They are not using buckets to collect !

For this operation, there are worker bees. They fly out from beehive in search of nectar rich flowers. Using their straw like projections, worker bees drink the liquid nectar and stores it in a special chamber inside its stomach. 

Within the honey stomach, enzymes break down the complex sugars of nectar into simpler sugars. Now the worker bee returns to beehive , regurgitates modified nectar to hive bee. This hive bee ingests the sugary offering and further breaks down the sugars.

It then regurgitates the modified nectar into a cell of honeycomb. Now these hive bees beat their wings furiously so as to evaporate the remaining water content of nectar. As the water evaporates , sugars thicken to form honey.

Once the work is finished, hive bees seal the honey into cells of honeycomb for later consumption. They are doing all these works, for themselves and not for us.

We humans kill these hardworking bees and take away the honey which was stored in honeycomb. I am feeling the cruelty of humans in snatching the food of others.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How to be superior?

Vishwamitra was basically a king. He attained the position of " brahmarshi " just to get revenge of Saint Vasishta.

Now everyone is praising him for his success. But Vasishta didn't care for it.

This annoyed Vishwamitra and he decided to kill Vasishta and went near his place.

At the same time, Vasishta was chatting with his students. One of his students questioned him on not congratulating Vishwamitra.

Vasishta replied " Vishwamitra has done a great job. But his ego and quick temper have become hurdles in his path. If he overcome them , then I will be the first one to congratulate him ".

Vishwamitra heard these words. He was ashamed of himself as he was proving Vasishta right !

He asked for forgiveness near Vasishta.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The value of patience

                                      The value of patience

There was a buddhist monk in ujjain. He didnt have food for past 2 days. He was very hungry and was searching for someone to feed him.

That time, he came near the house of a rich man. He asked for food with the watch man standing in corner.
Watchman allowed him to go inside, saying that his owner is rich enough to help him to quench his hunger. Inside, rich man was sitting with his friends. Monk asked for food to eat.

Rich man asked the monk to come to kitchen with him. Monk agreed and they both went inside the kitchen. Rich man mocked the action of serving meal. Monk didnt say anything. Even he pretended to have a tasty meal.

By seeing that,rich man apologised near monk for his behaviour and served him the real meal. He was checking the patience of buddhist monk , since Buddhist monks are known for their patience.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Effect of cyclone Hudu-Hudu

It is raining since morning in our area . It is because of cyclone named Hudu - Hudu . Strange name . They can say the word once , why twice !?

I remember , small children , they identify things through the sound they make . When there is a thunder storm during rainy season , they used to call thunder as " gudu gudu " .

Now this cyclone is having the name " Hudu Hudu " . But it lacks " gudu gudu " !

The difference between good and bad people

                                The difference between good and bad people

Once, father asked his son to stay away from bad people. Son asked the difference between the two. That time, father did an experiment.

Father asked his son to get a piece of sandal wood as well as charcoal. Son brought them carrying them in his hands seperately.

Father asked the son to put down both of them. Son did. When he was putting down the sandal wood piece, his nose had a nice fragrance of sandal wood. Son's face was brightened. But when he is about to put down the charcoal, no smell instead his hand was blackened. Son instantly ran to wash his hand.

Good people always make others happier , like a sandal wood piece. Whereas bad people always give trouble to others like a charcoal piece.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Violation of ceasefire ....

There is continuos violation of ceasefire
We must show the neighbour country , what we are ;
We have defeated them in Asiad hockey final game
Our strong armed forces will repeat the same
In battle field , and it is not a joke .

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What is a blood moon ?

Tomorrow Oct 7 is a full moon day . That time , lunar eclipse is formed .

Why do lunar eclipses formed only on full moon days ?

A lunar eclipse is formed when Sun , Earth and FULL MOON all come in a straight line .

Earth's shadow will be on moon . During lunar eclipse , moon look coppery red because Earth can not overshadow moon completely . Some of reddish sunlight reaches moon thus making it coppery red .

Full moons of four total lunar eclipses on a row are called " Blood moons " .

The series began on April 14-15 , 2014. To identify this series , there must not be any partial lunar eclipses in between the row of lunar eclipses .

Tomorrow's moon is the second blood moon .

What is pixel?

                                         What is pixel?

Pixel is also called as Picture Element. It is widely used in digital imaging. It is the smallest addressable element in all points addressable display devise.

It is the smallest controllable element of a picture. It is often represented by dots or squares. Each pixel is a sample of an original image. Thus more pixels give us more accurate representation of original picture. Thus , in cameras we talk about their pixels range.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What is the smallest seed in the world?

Smallest seed refers by its weight.

No. . .

It's not the mustard seed !

Seeds from orchids are considered as smallest seeds in world. One seed weighs only 0.81 micro grams. Orchid seeds are dispersed into the air like minute dust particles.

They come to rest on the upper canopy layer of trees and they germinate.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Why do balls dropped from different heights produce different levels of sound?

   Why do balls dropped from different heights produce different levels of sound?

Suppose we have 2 balls of same size. One we will drop from medium height. It reaches the ground with a sound. Now we drop another ball from higher height. It will also reach ground ( ! ) , but with a louder sound compared to previous one.

Before dropping the balls, they were in rest position. That time , they have potential energy. The level of energy changes compared to the height at which they are.

Balls release their potential energy as sound energy. Ball which is at a height lower to other ball has less potential energy compared to the ball at higher level. Hence, when this ball is dropped it produces a sound which is not as loud as the other ball at more height.

Thats why, in hydro electric power stations, collected water is made to fall from greater height . So that its newly converted kinetic energy has more force to turn turbine.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Judging the superiority

Many people are travelling in the plane. As everyone know, there are 2 categories of seat arrangements in plane. Economy class and Business class.

One lady of fair complexion wanted a seat in business class. But as it was full, she had to sit on economy class. She had a feeling that travelling in economy class is inferior to her style of living.

But she had no other way out. She occupied her allotted seat . To her dismay , a person of dark complexion sat in the immediate next seat.

She didnt like the persons with dark complexion. She was thinking that they are disgusting. But now, she has to spend whole travel time with that type of person.

Soon, she called the air hostess.  She wanted her seat to be changed as she dont want to share the travel time with a dark skinned man.

Air hostess tried to convince her that it is the matter of just 2 hours. Also, there is no empty seat available . But lady was adamant.

Finally air hostess went outside in search of empty seat. She returned with a smile on her face. She came near the lady and said there is an empty seat in business class.

Lady prepared to leave. Air hostess stopped her and asked the man who is dark skinned to occupy the seat in business class !