Thursday, October 6, 2011


Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

Got a glimpse of LBSNAA on my way to Massoorie. This is where the training is given for those who clear civil services exam.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Golden temple

Golden Temple is situated in Amritsar, located in Northern Punjab, India, which is close to the border of Pakistan. It is the central gurdwara, or worship place, for all Sikhs in the world. Its proper name is Harmandir, which means "Temple of God". The gurdwara is constructed of white marble overlaid with gold leaf and stands in the center of a sarovar, or pool of fresh, clear, reflective water which is fed by the Ganges River. Pilgrims bathe and perform ablution in the sacred waters of the tank which is known for its healing properties. Langar is a free sanctified meal which is prepared daily and served at the temple.

Wagah border

If you want to know how patriotic you are, visit Wagah border atleast once in life time and am sure every one out there would feel 'am proud to be an Indian'.

I have one more reason to cherish my visit. It also happens to be 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanthi.
One of the most unforgettable moments of my life.

Herewith am sharing few shots:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jallianwala Bagh

Being a student of History, I am always curious to go back to its roots, i mean history of any evnt, place, whatsoever.
Reading/studying about an event is different and feeling it live is a very realistic experience. This is what I felt after visiting Jallianwala Bagh.

Here is a brief history of the massacre:
The 1919 Amritsar massacre, known alternatively as the Jallianwala Bagh massacre after the Jallianwala Bagh (Garden) in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, was ordered by General R.E.H. Dyer. On Sunday April 13, 1919, which happened to be 'Baisakhi', one of Punjab's largest religious festivals, fifty British Indian Army soldiers, commanded by Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, began shooting at an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children without warning. Dyer marched his fifty riflemen to a raised bank and ordered them to kneel and fire. Dyer ordered soldiers to reload their rifles several times and they were ordered to shoot to kill. Official British Raj sources estimated the fatalities at 379, and with 1,100 wounded. Civil Surgeon Dr Williams DeeMeddy indicated that there were 1,526 casualties. However, the casualty number quoted by the Indian National Congress was more than 1,500, with roughly 1,000 killed.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The King's Speech

Tom Hooper's The King's Speech(2010) starring Colin Firth as the King George VI is really worth watching.
Its all about the man who with a problem of stammering with the help of a speech therapist, went on to become the monarch and delivers the famous speech.

Friday, July 1, 2011


'Nutrition' the term which had always fascinated me made me opt 'Nutrition for the community' as one of the course subjects sometime back. I would be posting few topics on this which have impressed me, which have made me think, re think on the foods I take, and it's direct/indirect consequences on the overall health.
Let me begin with the very common term 'Malnutrition'.
Malnutrition is an impairment of health resulting from a deficiency, excess or imbalance of nutrients.
In other words, m
alnutrition implies to both undernutrition and overnutrition, not like what it is been commonly thought as only undernutrition.

Undernutrition means a deficiency or lack of one or more nutrients and overnutrition  means excess of one or more nutrients. Both undernutrition and overnutrition result in ill health.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Let us fight

Yet another occasion where we the 1.21 billion people of India who celebrated India's recent World Cup victory, need to come together to fight corruption by joining hands with Anna Hazare.

Veteran Gandhian, Mr Anna Hazare, began a fast-unto-death in New Delhi today demanding enactment of a comprehensive Jan Lokpal Bill to check corruption.

What is more appealing is the movement gaining momentum day by day and the coming out of youth in a big way.

Hope the Government listens to the demands in drafting this bill.

Come be a part of it!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


The latest census has brought out both good news and the bad.
Good news:
The thing to cherish is the Literacy rate. It reads 74% compared to 65% at the last census. Ten states and union territories have scored a rate of more than 85%.

The growth rate is 17.64% between 2001-2011 which represents the sharpest decline since independence.

Bad news:
The child sex ratio came as a biggest shock at 914 girls(0-6 years of age) for every 1000 boys. This is the lowest since independence. This is the matter of worry which needs complete overhauling.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Historic day for Egypt!

                                                                  Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak finally quits! and there ends the 30 long years of his rule.
Yes, finally on the 18th day of protest, Mubarak steps down and
army has taken over the power.
But the big question ahead: who next?

                                                             Protestors celebrating!

Saturday, February 5, 2011


HP Laser Jet 1020 plus

New member to the list of my gadgets, the printer.
'HP Laser Jet 1020 plus'.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Chitra santhe

ಈ ಬಾರಿ ಚಿತ್ರ ಸಂತೆ ನೋಡುವ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ನನಗೆ ದೊರೆಯಿತು. ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದರಲ್ಲೂ ತನ್ನದೇ ಆದ ವಿಶೇಷತೆ. ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಹಬ್ಬ.
ನನ್ನ ಮನಸ್ಸಿಗೆ ಅತೀ ಖುಷಿ ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕೆಲವು ಕಲಾಕೃತಿಗಳು ಇವು.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A tribute to Bapu

                                                           Me with Arathi

This is about the program organised today on the occasion of Gandhiji's 63d death anniversary in Gandhi Bhavan, Bengaluru.
The program featured the screening of two documentaries on Gandhiji namely,
  1. Gandhi-5:17 and
  2. Gandhi- The 20th century's prophet
and an interactive work by Arathi H.K, artist.

The first film(5:17 is the time of assassination of Gandhiji) is an account of Gandhiji's assassination by Shri Krishna Dev Madan, who was a program officer with AIR and was present on 30th January 1948, at the lawn of Birla House preparing to record Gandhiji's speech, before he was shot.
On 10th Nov 2010, a meeting was organised with people from all walks of life, where Sri Madan recollected the incident of that day, which was made into a movie.

The second film is a rare documentary on Bapu, made by A.K. Chettiar in 1940, after extensive research and travel over one lakh kilometers across four continents. All versions of this eighty-one minute film were thought to be lost after the British had banned the film, until a Hollywood-made version was uncovered recently.

For DVDs you can contact
I really appreciate Arathi's effort in making the program a grand success. The way she managed to take the responsibility to convey the message of audience regarding peace, to anybody via postcard was impressive.
What a great idea to pay tribute to our Father of the Nation on his 63rd death anniversary!

Monday, January 10, 2011

A day with birds

A dream come true for me! Yes, this is my first ever visit to a bird sanctuary.

Ranganathittu is located in Mandya district of Karnataka.
Going back to its history, it was declared a Bird Sanctuary on 1st July 1940 by the then Maharaja of Mysore at the instance of Dr. Salim Ali, who visited the area during his survey of birds.

This is made up unconnected islets. It is here that the migratory birds begin to arrive in December, lay eggs, breed and finally move back with their young ones somewhere in August.
Their origin is traced out to be as far as Siberia, Australia.
Here are few lucky ones i could catch on our boat ride near those islets.

Gang of Storks

Thats me with Anju

Cormorant attacking its prey


Painted Stork

Cormorant waiting for comrade

Spoonbill on flight