Friday, October 31, 2008

Article that makes you think...

I agree with author in his views and sincerely believe these so called psuedo secular parties and press be banned from country or given proper treatment so that atleast then they stop these bloody stupid politics and behaviour. -- Pushing Hindus into a corner

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Book I am reading now - Chaos

My two cents of review will follow soon...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One more Proud Moment...

One of the legends India has produced in the history of Sports and Games. He is another reason for every indian to be proud of on this day. He made Indian Flag fly high in the International arena, but its very sad that he has not got his share of credits when compared to a cricketer who has made a debut. He is one of the few personalities i admire.

Popularly known as Shatranj, requires High IQ levels and sharp thinking, and Viswanthan Anand also called as Vishy is yet again on the way to being crowned as World Champion.

Today the reigning World champion called the shots again and dumped Kramnik in the sixth game to extend his lead to three points at the half-way stage of what is turning out to be incredibly one-sided World Championship match.

With Wednesday's victory, Anand took his tally in the final to 4.5 points, and is now just two points away from establishing himself as a great World champion, having won the knock-out World Championship in 2001, the World championship match tournament last year. Now, this World Championship match looks as good as over.

Interesting fact is the World Championship is a 12-game match, with a prize pool of 1.5 million euros divided equally irrespective of the outcome of the match. What if the same rule applies for Cricket or Soccer World Cup !!!!!

Fourth Country in the World... Wowww

Chandrayaan will drop the Indian flag on the surface of the Moon. The country's tricolour is also painted on the side of the probe and, if successful, (Ofcourse it will be )

India will become the fourth country after the US, Russia and Japan to place its national flag on the lunar surface.

Chandrayaan - 1 lifts of Successfully - A Proud Moment

Its a great day in the history of India, its first unmanned spacecraft to moon lifts off to space sucessfully from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Another indigenous production from ISRO.
Key points to note..
  • An Indian-built launcher carrying the one-and-a-half-tonne satellite blasted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, an island off the coast of Andhra Pradesh, at about 0620 local time (0050 GMT).
  • One key objective will be to search for surface or sub-surface water-ice on the Moon, especially at the poles.
  • Another will be to detect Helium 3, an isotope which is rare on Earth, but is sought to power nuclear fusion and could be a valuable source of energy in future.
  • Chandrayaan (the Sanskrit word for 'moon craft') will also investigate the differences between the Moon's near side and its far side. The far side is both more heavily cratered and different in composition to the one facing Earth.

Few pictures (extracted from
1 - Chandrayaan Energetic Neutral Analyzer (CENA)
2 - Moon Impact Probe (MIP)
3 - Radiation Dose Monitor (RADOM)
4 - Terrain Mapping Camera (TMC)
5 - Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)
6 - Chandrayaan 1 X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS)
7 - Solar Panel

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will loft Chandrayaan into an elliptical "transfer orbit" around Earth.
The probe will later carry out a series of engine burns to set it on a lunar trajectory.
The spacecraft coasts for about five-and-a-half days before firing the engine to slow its velocity such that it is captured by the Moon's gravity.
Chandrayaan will slip into a near-circular orbit at an altitude of 1,000km. After a number of health checks, the probe will drop its altitude until it is orbiting just 100km above the lunar surface.