29 August 2007

Indian Police dragging thief

A brutal barbarian act from the India Police in a village from one of the state in Bihar. Some youtube video came with a caption like "Police beat Muslim on the streets of India". Giving communal colur to the issues. The police act and the coloring the issue as Police beat Muslim, both are barbarian acts

27 August 2007

Painting Bruce Lee in a Bruce Lee Style

How this guy is Painting Bruce Lee in a Bruce Lee Style!! Amazing Painting!!

God's Own Country: Kerala

Kerala - A south India state celebrate its festival called Onam. With out any race everybody celebrate Onam. The state Kerala is called 'God's Own Country' - Its true, but god will not give everything to one place. God generously given Kerala among the worst politicians in the entire world.

Just look at a water fall in Kerala State :Athirappily Water Falls
According to The National Geographic magazine has named Kerala as one of the 'Ten Paradises Found' in the world

Statistically Kerala stands out as the Mount Everest of social development; there’s truly no place like it.
—Bill McKibben

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24 August 2007

Night Sky With Google Earth Video

Google put the ad in the youtube about the new "Sky" feature of Google Earth.
This video demonstrates the new "Sky" feature of Google Earth 4.2 just released on August 22, 2007 . It lets you look up at the night sky and zoom in on photographs taken by powerful telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope. It also provides placemarks to cool things you can see in the universe.

igrave: iPod cemetery

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Illusions Video from Bill Nye

Watch till the end!! Bill Nye The Science Guy once come out from the box will definitely give us a wonder !!wow!!

22 August 2007

Reminder to Beach Girls

Reminder to Beach Girls who are getting naughty in the Beach Water !!

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Commercial Ad Durex Condom

Nice ad, but the size of the s-p-e-rms surely give nightmare for the girls!!

iphone alternatives

iphone alternatives

HTC Touch : Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC unveiled Touch this month, with a large touchscreen that--like the iPhone--is its main navigation system. The device runs Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system, plays music and videos and supports wi-fi Internet connections. The device, on sale this month in Taiwan, comes in "elegant soft black" and "alluring wasabi green."
LG Prada Phone: If you look beyond the posh co-branding, technology--not fashion--is what makes this phone cost $780. The device features a large color display, Adobe Flash-based user interface, document viewing features and music and video playback. Plus, it's only 1.2 centimeters thick. Like the iPhone, the Prada lacks a traditional keypad--buttons appear on the screen.

Samsung F700: About a month after Apple unveiled the iPhone, Samsung started showing off this wonderphone. It features a 3G data connection, a 5-megapixel digital camera, a large touchscreen, all sorts of multimedia features, an expansion-card slot, Adobe Flash user interface, full Web site browsing and a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

T-Mobile Wing: Yet another HTC smart phone running Windows Mobile, the T-Mobile Wing has ho-hum features like EDGE data-network access and talk time up to only four hours. But it also has a large, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, an expansion card slot and wi-fi.
Nokia N95: This gadget is thick and hefty but packs a punch, including GPS-powered maps and local search functions, TV-out capabilities to play your videos on a larger screen, and a 5-megapixel digital camera. Motorola Rizr Z8: Motorola's "media monster" doesn't have a touchscreen but supports full-motion video playback and 3G Internet browsing, uses the popular and powerful Symbian operating system and has a unique curvy sliding design.
RIM BlackBerry Curve: For business e-mailers who appreciate a touch of elegance, RIM's newest BlackBerry design is functional and attractive, with the usual, high-quality BlackBerry e-mail service and music and video playback. Helio Ocean: "Virtual" carrier Helio, which resells air time on Sprint's network, decided to set itself apart from the pack by designing its own unique phone. Ocean has two slide-out keypads, one for normal dialing and another for text messaging, e-mailing and Web browsing. The phone also has neat features like GPS-powered Google Maps and an over-the-air music download service. Sprint Mogul: This HTC-manufactured Windows Mobile smart phone probably won't win any design awards in the near future, but for Sprint customers looking for a solid touchscreen phone with a QWERTY keyboard and 3G network access, the Mogul has you covered.

Taken from www.forbes.com
Read Full story here

But iphone is iphone and nothing can match with that at present.

Traffic Rules Video

The NO Traffic Rules in the video is happening in most of the time in Bangalore and the traffic is running 'smoothly' here !!!

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21 August 2007

Bangalore to Bengaluru: New Place Names

Lot of city names officially changed in Karnataka State in India. This city name change phenomenon is happening in all over India and no wonder if you are not finding the city name once you try to book the tickets etc etc

List of City Names changed in Karnataka

Old Name --> New Name
Bangalore --> Bengaluru
Mysore --> Mysuru
Mangalore --> Mangaluru
Gulbarga --> Kalaburgi
Hubli --> Hubballi
Shimoga --> Shivamogga
Chikamagalur --> Chikkamagaluru
Bellary --> Ballary
Bijapur --> Vijapura
Hospet --> Hosapete
Tumkur --> Tumakuru
Kaup --> Kapu
Belgaum -->Belagavi

Those above city name change started in December 2005 and the official declaration from the central Government of India came out recently.

Such a long time span made some 'confusion' among the people.
Look at the 'Delhi Public School South' School Bus in Bangalore.

It is not Bangalore or Bengaluru It is Bengalore . A progressive transformation from Bangalore to Bengaluru!!

Bottom Line:
Any American whose job is outsourced to the city is described as having been "Bangalored".
Now it will change to Bengalored

Virus on Windows : Animation

Amazing Animation and more interesting once it comes into the windows desktop part of this video.
Brief Story : Virus attatcking Windows OS and AVAST antivirus lock it in a box!!!

20 August 2007

Mobile Canteen

Look at the 'wheels' of the Mobile Canteen, Bangalore, India.
Surprisingly this Mobile Canteen is operational except the Mobile

Mobile Canteen

Japan Ice Cream Ad

What an Ice Cream Ad from a Japanese ice cream maker Akagi - What a naughty campaign !!!

Indians predated Newton discovery by 250 years

A recent discovery by researcher Dr George Gheverghese Joseph from The University of Manchester says the Kerala School in Southern India discovered the 'infinite series'- one of the basic components of calculus in Maths. It was scholars at the Kerala School in southern India and NOT Sir Isaac Newton who discovered the infinite series.

The school discovered one of the founding principles of modern mathematics hundreds of years before Newton according to new research. The estimated discovery is around 1350. The discovery is currently - and wrongly - attributed in books to Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibnitz at the end of the seventeenth centuries.

The team from the Universities of Manchester and Exeter reveal the Kerala School also discovered what amounted to the Pi series and used it to calculate Pi correct to 9, 10 and later 17 decimal places.

According to the research team, there is strong circumstantial evidence that the Indians passed on their discoveries to mathematically knowledgeable Jesuit missionaries who visited India during the fifteenth century. That knowledge, they argue, may have eventually been passed on to Newton himself.

The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics founded by Madhava of Sangamagrama in Kerala, South India.

Source: University of Manchester

About Kerala

'Statistically Kerala stands out as the Mount Everest of social development; there’s truly no place like it' - Bill McKibben

Kerala - God's Own Country
The National Geographic magazine has named Kerala as one of the 'Ten Paradises Found' in the world
The Kerala State Tourism Department has rightly named the state - God's Own Country.
Kerala means the land of coconuts and it is true, every where you can find coconut trees and greeneries.
The state is gifted with greenery and water.
100% Literacy in this State and which is the only one in the world
Festival called Onam which is celebrated by all religions in this state

Kerala is one of world's hot tourist spot.
Kovalam for famous beach in Kerala
Thekkady for wild life in Kerala
Silence from Silent Valley in Kerala
Nature in the Western Ghats in Kerala
Mountains in the west coast of Kerala
Those are the few among from the list

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19 August 2007

Indian Tourism Video : Incredible India Campaign

Indian Tourism - The Incredible India Campaign has now been launched on youtube
At present there are 18 videos and pretty interesting to watch those

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18 August 2007

Mattel recalls millions of dolls made in China

Just aware of this issue and inform others too.. 'because your children are our children, too' (Click 'read more..' in the down of the post to see complete details or click the title of the post)

An Indianapolis girl may have been among the first victims of Mattel's magnet mishap which is already reported

Products Affected By Lead Paint

Fisher-Price (multiple products)

Products Affected By Magnets

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$40 million Unique Hindu Temple in Canada

$40 million Unique Hindu Temple in Canada

* Spend $40 million to build
* completed in 18 months
* Tones of Turkish limestone, Italian marble, Burmese teakwood and Indian sandstone have been used
* 35,000 stone pieces
* Craftsmen who used 24,000 hunks of Italian marble, limestone from Turkey, Burmese teakwood and Indian sandstone
* First Hindu temple in Canada to be built according to ancient Indian Vedic principles
* Carved only using hammer and chisel* Around 2,000 craftsmen, 100 of them flown from India
* The walls are all load-bearing there's no steel skeleton here holding the whole thing up.
* No steel was used at all, it's stone piled on stone. The columns, of which there are 340
and extra strong
* 1,800-square-metre Indo-Canadian Museum of Cultural Heritage
* Temple will last 1,000 years
* Architecture by a Hindu Monk
The Offical site for this temple is

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17 August 2007

Chicken Police

Watch how chicken police rules in the animal world !!


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60th Independence Day Celebrations Bangalore

60th Independence day celebrations happened on August 15 2007 in a great way all over the country. The two photos which I took at a shopping mall in Bangalore (Forum Mall)
"Gandhiji with the youth 2007 "

A dancer showing few steps to the children

16 August 2007

Use ebill Save a Forest : iphone bill

IPhone Bill : 300 page of Complete transactions of every text sent/and recieved! : Use e billing Save a Forest !!

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Bangalore Metro Rail : Interesting Facts

* Bangalore Metro Rail's first train leaves the station in 2011
* Bangalore Metro Rail will have 35 stations
* Bangalore Metro Rail Travel Time 33 Minutes (end to end)
* Bangalore Metro Rail will have a total of 33 km
* Bangalore East West corridor will be 18.1 km long
* Bangalore North South corridor will be 14.9 km long
* Bangalore Metro will have an underground of 6.76 km and will be near City Railway
Station, Vidhana Soudha, Majestic and City Market
* The train can accommodate a total of 1000 persons.* Bangalore Metro train will consist of three coaches (2.88 m wide) to start with.
* Bangalore Metro has been designed for a capacity of 40,000 PHPDT(peak hour
peak direction person trips)
* Expected and estimated passengers will be 10.20 lakhs in 2011 and 16.10 lakhs in
2021. (1 lakh = 100000)
* Bangalore Metro fare is being considered at about 1.5 times the ordinary bus fare. * The fare structure will vary between Rs. 7 and Rs.15 ( 1 $ = 41 Rs)
* Project Cost is Rs. 6395 crore and Project implementation is 5 years. (1 crore = Rs
10 Million)
* Some of the Top Officials Remuneration is more than INR 50000 per month for this
* Bangalore Mass Rapid Transit Limited name changed to Bangalore Metro Rail
Corporation Limited ( BMRC ) from 12th September, 2005 onwards
* Bangalore Metro Rail Total trees to be cut 412 among that 274 are healthy and
the rest are either aged, stunted or mutilated

Check out more details in to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited ( BMRC ) website at www.bmrc.co.in

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Human Wave Pool in Japan

Wave Pool in Tokyo Summerland became a Human Pool during the summer season in Japan.
Look at the picture, People can barely to move in the pool and looks like a human wave pool

Tokyo Summerland Wave Pool became Human wave Pool

Now watch the Video

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Nokia Battery Replacement BL-5C

Nokia Battery Replacement BL-5C : "Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the affected batteries could potentially experience over heating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge."
* Nokia is offering to replace 46 million batteries
* Battery Model : BL-5C
* Manufactured by : Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. Japan between December 2005
and November 2006 (not from other manufacturers)
* Cased reported : 100 reports of overheating
* Effected by 50 Models

Nokia 1100, Nokia 1100c, Nokia 1101, Nokia 1108, Nokia 1110, Nokia 1112, Nokia 1255, Nokia 1315, Nokia 1600, Nokia 2112, Nokia 2118, Nokia 2255, Nokia 2272, Nokia 2275, Nokia 2300, Nokia 2300c, Nokia 2310, Nokia 2355, Nokia 2600, Nokia 2610, Nokia 2610b, Nokia 2626, Nokia 3100, Nokia 3105, Nokia 3120, Nokia 3125, Nokia 6030, Nokia 6085, Nokia 6086, Nokia 6108, Nokia 6175i, Nokia 6178i, Nokia 6230, Nokia 6230i, Nokia 6270, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6631, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682, Nokia 6820, Nokia 6822, Nokia 7610, Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72, Nokia N91, Nokia E50, Nokia E60

Go to the Nokia site from here and give the 26-CHARACTER PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER to find out your Nokia battery is a victim or not !

"Nokia - Connecting People" in a different way!!

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Nokia Battery Replacement in India : BL-5C

1. Use the above website
3. Call Nokia care at 30303838 prefixed your local STD Code (eg: 080 for Bangalore) and state your 26-CHARACTER PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

A new free battery will be delivered at your doorstep by courier in exchange of your old battery. (Keep your defective battery with you for the replacement)

13 August 2007

One World - Many Races

One World - Many Races

Indian National Flag History

Do you know that Indian National Flag was created after many controversies?

Indian national flag is uniquely designed to serve as an insignia of a India. But how many of us know about Indian national flag, its history and its significance? It symbolizes sovereignty not only for us, but for all people of our motherland. The history of the evolution of the tricolor dates back to 1904 when Sister Nivedita, an Irish...

disciple of Swami Vivekananda, came up with the first flag of India, a red square shaped flag with a yellow inset; it depicted a thunderbolt with a white lotus alongside it in the centre. The word "Bande Mataram" adorned the flag in Bengali. The red color signified the struggle for liberty, yellow signified victory, and the white lotus implied purity. But gradually, the flag went through its subsequent stages of evolution.

The Calcutta Flag

The All India Sanskrit Congress that convened in Kolkata in 1924 suggested the inclusion of saffron and the mace of Lord Vishnu as the symbol of Hinduism. Later that year, it was suggested that an earthy red color would be better as it signified the spirit of renunciation, universal among the Hindu yogis and sanyasis as well as the Muslim fakirs. The Sikhs also stepped into the arena and demanded either include a yellow color that would represent them, or to discard religious symbolism altogether.

Due to these controversies, the Congress Working Committee appointed a seven-member flag committee on 2 April 1931 to sort out these trivial issues. A resolution was passed noting that the national flag of India would be based on equality of all the religions and there would be no symbol whatsoever relating to the religious sentiments. A flag was designed which would consist of just one color, saffron and a charka at upper hoist. Indian National Congress did not accept this flag, as it would seem to project a communal ideology in the later years to come.

The proposed saffron flag with the brown chakra in 1931.

A few days before India gained its independence in August 1947, a Constituent Assembly was fashioned to discuss the design of the Indian flag. They set up an impromptu committee headed by Rajendra Prasad and consisting of Abul Kalam Azad, Sarojini Naidu, C. Rajagopalachari, KM Munshi, and BR Ambedkar as its members. After many negotiations on this affair they came up with a decision that the flag of the Indian National Congress would be adopted as the National Flag of India with suitable alterations, to make it acceptable to all parties and communities, and making it devoid of any religious dogmas or principles.
Indian National Flag

A flag gradually was developed with three colors - saffron, white and green and an Ashoke charka in the centre of the white band in navy blue. Thus our National Flag emerged as a symbol of purity, freedom, sovereignty, and above all a symbol of the Democratic Republic of India.
The saffron color denotes renunciation of political leaders towards material gains in life. The white depicts enlightenment and truth to guide our conduct. The green symbolizes our relation to the soil, to the plant life, on which all other life forms depend. The wheel in the centre of the white strip in navy blue represents the law of dharma. The flag was unfurled for the first time on 15 August 1947 thereby proclaiming to the world that India was now a free country.

In 1950, India became a republic. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) brought out some specifications regarding the usage and conduct of the flag in 1951. These were revised thoroughly in 1964 and further modified on 17 August 1968. It covers all the essential requirements relating to the manufacture of the Indian flag which include sizes, dye color, chromatic values, brightness, and other minute details of its preparation. The ratio of the height of the flag to its width is 2:3. Defective manufacture of the flags is considered to a serious offence liable to a fine or a jail or both.

Currently there is only one accredited flag production unit in India which is based in Hubli. Hand-spun cloth is the only material allowed to be used for the national flag. Raw materials for khadi are restricted to cotton, silk and wool.

Prior to 2002, the general public of India could not fly the national flag publicly except on selected national holidays. Only government offices and higher such functionaries could do so. The Union Parliament amended the Indian Flag Code which was brought to effect in 2002, allowing the general public to hoist the flag on all days of the year, provided they safeguarded the dignity, honor and respect of the flag.

The flag should always be hoisted at sunrise and lowered down at sunset, irrespective of the weather conditions. When the national flag is flown outdoors with the national flag of other countries, it must be the furthest to the right of all the flags on display. In such a condition the flags of other countries should be arranged alphabetically according to the Latin system of alphabets. All the flags should be more or less of the same size, with no flag being larger than the Indian flag. The national flag of India must always be hoisted first and lowered last. There are traditional rules of respect that should be observed when holding or displaying the flag. It should be remembered that the flag is the symbol of our freedom and it is our own duty to preserve it. The hoisting of our national flag is immediately followed by the singing of the national anthem.


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Rose Taj Mahal at Bangalore

Glass House at Lalbagh, Bangalore, India has been turned to a spectacular display of flower show especially with the Roses.Taj Mahal made up of roses

* With 60,000 roses to commemorate the 60th year of independence of India
* Taj Mahal made up of roses (Taj Mahal - New Seven Wonders of the World)
* Satellite model created by roses and tricolor of Indian Flag

Huge Satellite model made with roses

* Two big birds made with white and yellow roses
* Vegetable carving and Bonsai collection
* Gandhiji made with vegetables
* 10,000 meters will stretch if lay down all the flowers in single row!!
* 1,854 varieties of plants and flowers in Lalbagh garden this year
Vegetable man

The show will end on 16th August 2007

About Lalbagh
Lalbagh in Bangalore is a favorite venue for the famous annual flower show. Laid out in 1760 by Hyder Ali, Lalbagh stretches over 240 acres and houses a wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical plants. The flower show is held every August at the 18, 000 sq. ft. Glasshouse in Lalbagh.

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11 August 2007

Social Bookmarking Explained

Know more about social Bookmarking in the internet video.No complicated technology terms just explained in Plain English.

10 August 2007

Buffalo vs Lion: Team work in Jungle

Just to survive !!! Team work changes the rules in the Jungle,
Hope humans will learn a lesson from this!!! Amazing Video,
Don't forget to watch till the end. A great message from Jungle!!!

A great message from Jungle!!!

08 August 2007

Proposed Software Principles from Google

Anybody start talking about internet privacy, first name comes into our mind is Google. There are some Proposed Software Principles from Google and interesting to see that. Google says that 'These guidelines are, by necessity, broad.'

Following are the Proposed Software Principles from Google

We believe software should not trick you into installing it. It should be clear to you when you are installing or enabling software on your computer and you should have the ability to say no. An application shouldn't install itself onto your computer secretly or by hiding within another program you're installing or updating. You should be conspicuously notified of the functions of all the applications in a bundle.

When an application is installed or enabled, it should inform you of its principal and significant functions. And if the application makes money by showing you advertising, it should clearly and conspicuously explain this.
This information should be presented in a way that a typical user will see and understand -- not buried in small print that requires you to scroll. For example, if the application is paid for by serving pop-up ads or sending your personal data to a third party, that should be made clear to you.

It should be easy for you to figure out how to disable or delete an application. The process should try to remove sufficient components to disable all functions of the application, visible or not, without messing up your computer. Once an application is disabled or deleted, it should not remain active or be automatically enabled later by itself or another application.

Applications that affect or change your user experience should make clear they are the reason for those changes. For example, if an application opens a window, that window should identify the application responsible for it. Applications should not intentionally obscure themselves under multiple or confusing names. You should be given means to control the application in a straightforward manner, such as by clicking on visible elements generated by the application. If an application shows you ads, it should clearly mark them as advertising and inform you that they originate from that application. If an application makes a change designed to affect the user experience of other applications (such as setting your home page) then those changes should be made clear to you.

If an application collects or transmits your personal information such as your address, you should know. We believe you should be asked explicitly for your permission in a manner that is obvious and clearly states what information will be collected or transmitted. For more detail, it should be easy to find a privacy policy that discloses how the information will be used and whether it will be shared with third parties.

Application providers should not allow their products to be bundled with applications that do not meet these guidelines.
Many internet users find that over time their computers become loaded with unwanted software - be it adware, spyware or just plain junk. This is because a few applications they installed came bundled with junk, and that junk generated more junk piled higher and deeper. We believe any situation where multiple applications are being installed should be made very clear to users, so that if you were to ask them several months later - "What's this?" - most will know where it came from and why it is there.
Usually there are complex business relationships among the companies participating in a bundle. This can result in well-intentioned companies benefiting from the distribution or revenue generated by software that does not benefit you. Getting paid to distribute, or paying money to be distributed with undesirable software enables more undesirable software. Responsible software makers and advertisers can work to prevent such distribution by avoiding these types of business relationships, even if they are through intermediaries.
We are alarmed by the size of this problem, which we estimate to be causing hundreds of millions of dollars to be changing hands annually. Because of this magnitude and user impact, strong action by the industry is imperative.
We believe that it is in our users' and the industry's interest to work to eliminate this problem. For this reason, we will strive to distribute our software only in bundles where all applications meet the above guidelines, and we think users will benefit if others in our industry do the same.

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06 August 2007

Work on Saturday: IT compaines India

Tech companies are considering a six-day a week work in India to compensate the rupee appreciation . Definitely it will change Bangalore's weekend spirit. Why the Tech companies can't implement the office work on the road like the Microsoft did it in China.
Office on wheels : Microsoft China
This concept will really work out in the IT capital of India Bangalore because of the famous traffic Jam. If an average of two hours per day work in the bus will get more than 8 hours per week(actually the figure will be more). Both the techies and tech companies and will be happy with this move!!!Set up inside a bus

Micorosft transport cum office

Make everybody happy and utilize the traffic Jam time!!!

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03 August 2007

Unbreakable Umbrella for Self Defense

The Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrella for self defense
Ideal self-defense weapons
* legal to carry everywhere
* do not attract attention
* simple to use
* do not require practice.
The Unbreakable Umbrella works just as well as a walking stick or cane but does not make you look funny.

Look at the guy's style of opening the umbrella after each test in the video!!!

Unbreakable Umbrellas Spec

Total weight: 725 gm average
Total length: 35 cm
Handcrafted in limited quantities in Europe
This umbrella performs in rain and wind just like the highest quality umbrellas.
Price $149.95
Shop at : real-self-defense

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01 August 2007

Interesting facts about India

India's 6oth Independence Day Celebrations will take place in August 15 2007. Pretty interesting to know some of India's unique Interesting fact. India

* India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

* The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

* Chess was invented in India

* Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India

* The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.

* India is the largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

* India exports software to 90 countries.

* The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population.

# There are 300,000 active mosques in India more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
# Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.

* Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

* Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

* The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied

more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

* Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise and therefore the suitable language for computer software (a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987).

* Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over 2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

* Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

* The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

* Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.

* Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world (Source : Gemological Institute of America).

* The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.

* India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, spanning a period of more than 4000 years, and witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country.

* Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also orignated in India. Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

* The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.

* The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

* The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificient temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

* The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

* The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.

* India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

* The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.

* Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

* Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.

* The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.

* Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D respectively

* The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.

* The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

* Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.

* Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.

* India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

* His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharamsala in northern India