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Showing posts from December, 2005

Merry Christmas

For everyone , all around the world - " Merry Christmas " in all languages -Thiru Courtesy: Vanderwal African/ Eritrean/ Tigrinja: Rehus-Beal-Ledeats Arabic: Milad Majid Bengali: Shuvo Naba Barsha Brazilian: Boas Festas e Feliz Ano Novo Bulgarian: Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Chile: Feliz Navidad Chinese: (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien bing Chu Shen Tan Columbia: Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo Croatian: Sretan Bozic Czech: Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok Danish: Glædelig Jul Dutch: Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! or Zalig Kerstfeast English: Merry Christmas Eskimo: (inupik) Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiortame pivdluaritlo! Farsi: Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad Finnish: Hyvaa joulua French: Joyeux Noel Greek: Kala Christouyenna! Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka Hebrew: Mo'adim Lesimkha. Chena tova Hindi: Shub Naya Baras Hausa: Barka da Kirsimatikuma Barka da Sabuwar Shekara! Hawaian: Mele Kalikimaka ame Hauoli Maka

Future is wild

Pic courtesy: Evans & Sutherland Every one of us know about the earth’s past. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs walked on this planet. Mass extinction happened. Human evolution begun after it. What will happen in future? Million years from now. Probably after the mankind leaves the earth (extinction or other planet). The climate and lanscape change beyond recognition, which cannot possibly support humankind. Future is wild is a series of documentaries which looks at the future state of our planet earth in 5, 100 and 200 million years in to the future. Bizarre animals , strange plants inhabit the earth. All continents merge into a single ‘Super Continent’ surrounded by a great ocean. You have to see it. This series is available in a 3-set DVD pack. Alternatively search for it in the nearest library. Adelaide City Council libraries have these DVDs.

Engineers make this world!

Did you know? The word engineer is the modern word for the Latin term ingeniator , which describes one who contrives, designs or invents . It comes from the word ingenium , which means natural talent or genius . From this we also derive the word ingenious , meaning skilful - a talent for invention or construction . To engineer literally means 'to make things happen' . Engineering know how converts science knowledge into technology; then turns technology into successful innovation. So, engineering is about making real and useful things for the occupants of planet Earth (and maybe other worlds in the not too distant future!) Dr Dan Turner, when he was President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, said: "The American life span has extended by 40 years in the past 100 years: by 3 years due to medical advances and by 37 years due to engineering advances. These advances to public well-being through good engineering were achieved by: - provision of clean water

50 Coolest Websites 2005

(Pic Courtesy: Time Magazine) Time lists 50 coolest websites of 2005 on various categories that include Blogs, Shopping, News, Art & Entertainment! Also. Photofeature of the year 2005 from TIME!

Seven Spiritual Laws of Success I always enjoy reading Deepak Chopra's books, This is a summary of his book Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. There are seven of these, work with one for each day of the week. 1.) Potentiality: a.) Meditate 30 minutes morning and evening every day. b.) Commune with nature and witness the intelligence in every living thing. c.) Practice non-judgment. 2.) Giving: a.) Give a gift to everyone you meet. b.) Be aware of the gifts that you receive. c.) Silently wish every person happiness, joy, laughter and peace. 3.) Cause and Effect: a.) Witness the choices that you are making in the present moment. b.) Examine the consequences on yourself as well as others. c.) Ask your heart for guidance. 4.) Least Effort: a.) Accept the moment, don't resist what is. b.) Take responsibility for the situation. c.) Do not be attached to your point of view, remain open to other views. 5.) Intention and Desire: a.) Make a list of desires. b.) Release the list of desires to creation,

Do you look for signs?

Pic Courtesy: BV International Watched Manoj N Shyamalan's ' Signs ' last weekend. This particular dialogue made me think what type of person I am. Graham Hess (played by Mel Gibson): "People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation isn't fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in the Group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's

My Favourite Poem!

The Road Not Taken  - Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth. Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same. And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.

Video Fun!

I came across some good videos at Google Videos.   Do you work hard? What Old People Do For Fun? How men screw up romance?   Have fun! -Thiru  

Some Pictures

Walking along a cloudy day, me and my friend captured this sight of a father and his son relaxing on a boat. Near Torrens River bridge, Adelaide. My friend this picture whereas I clicked the one below. Seeing this a felow flickr has commented, "Great photo, I really like the composition. The photo gives a slight sense of virtigo, which I think is great." Well, I am happy :) More of my photos here