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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In HuntsVille

Last week i had been to HuntsVille a natural park with lake. This is 60 miles from Houston Texas. I joined with few colleagues and we all started at 6 am in the morning. The morning was very cold. We rented a car and started our journey from Houston. After 1.5 hrs of entertaining route we were there at our destination. Had a small coffee break and then started towards HuntsVille park.

It was a nice scenic spot with a lake in the middle. My colleagues using their professional DSLR's charged the birds here and there. After a quick meal, we went for boating on the chilled water. Though life jackets were given, i was bit worried when they told about alligators on the lake. The temperature was very low and we could not hold our cameras for a longer time.

Then at 3pm, we trekked inside the forest for 2.5 hrs looking for good shots of birds. It was a good and thrilling experience needless to stay. We were back at our arrival spot by 7pm the same day. Posting here few potos which i took there.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Audi...poitom illa...

I had a chance to be in DOHA - my transit on my way to Houston. I roamed here and there as i got some time between flights. I captured these cars by the way. These cars are 2 seater's - i am not sure about the price. I had a chance to see back of the car. I could not recognize whether it is a speaker or engine hopefully the second one and it was really big... Oru nimisham (read the title of the post here)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

In Mangalore

I had an oppurtunity to be in Mangalore for a week. I checked with my friend on important sight seeing places to see there. The experience was a different one. I started by train from Mysore at 11.30 pm the night and reached Mangalore by 6.30 in the morning.

I saw few beaches like Panambur and one another ( i don't remember the name). I also went to Udupi to see Lord Krishna temple. Few things i observed in Mangalore were:
  • Most of the roads are cement paved and they are bit broader
  • Food in Infosys Mangala campus was too good though there were not much choices to chose from
  • Few beaches are clean and decent and you will love to play
  • Wonderful ice creams shops like pabbas
Few potos which i took - i am posting it here

Taken in Udupi

One of the Mangalore beaches

Panambur beach

Udupi life

Sunday, March 07, 2010

About SUN

Well - i have been reading and seeing so many things in the recent past which i never blogged. I will see to do it one by one.

I was (am) little fascinated about the power of SUN which I see is a form of GOD. Few things i remember about the sun - i want to write this time. I am not sure about the references where i read these things but certainly you can find more info in the internet. Here is the gist of my observations about the sun.

Sun has flares - which are kind of flames that comes out the boundary of sun. These flares go to a distance of ~ 200 kms from the boundary. They also do have some cold areas ( areas which have relatively lesser temperature) than the rest. These are called black spots because of its black appearances on the surface of the sun.

Sun also rotates on its own but not sure whether it revolves some where. It takes 8 min for sunlight to reach earth and it takes roughly 8 hours to reach the planet Pluto ( the ninth in our solar system).

Sun has the power to glow for another billion years and at the end it becomes a giant start where almost all the planets will be consumed by it because of its gravitational pull.

Hope you know that most of the space crafts and satellites survive using sun light.

Sun's corona is a kind of outer atmosphere of sun. This is visible only during full lunar eclipse. Some might ask - how moon fully covers the sun during eclipse. It is a rare phenomena and our luck to say that sun and moon size remains the same due to their distance and the size. But mostly the eclipses will be annular where the moon could not hide the sun completely . Annular occurs when moon is smaller in size than the sun. Why this happens is because of moons inclined and elliptical orbit around the earth.

Coming back to corona again, you can ask the question why can't one see the sun's corona by just hiding it fully with hand like how the moon does. To my knowledge the reason is our atmosphere. The sun's light is dispersed by our atmosphere and hence you can't see the corona from our earth. So this gives a clue that once you go out of atmosphere and hide the sun with your hand, you should be able to see the sun's corona.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Hey me back.

Sorry for a long break. Hope i believe will get some time to write out interesting things around me.