Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kirmani hails Ganguly's selection

Sourav Ganguly's inclusion in India's Test squad for the first two cricket Tests against Australia evoked mixed reaction from former cricketers with some of them describing the move as a "step backwards" while the others hailing the decision.Former chief selector Syed Kirmani welcomed Ganguly's selection, saying he deserved the place and strongly dismissed the suggestion that it was aimed at preparing the stage for his graceful exit."He (Ganguly) deserved this selection. It was expected, you cannot ignore such an experienced player. Ganguly is a source of inspiration to the youngeters," Kirmani told PTI."There is nothing like the stage being prepared for him to exit international cricket gracefully. He still has a lot of cricket left in him," he added. But former coach Madan Lal termed it as a backward move and said the place could have gone to Yuvraj Singh."I think it is a backward step. Not that he's a bad player but everyone has a time and many new players are waiting for their chance. But this selection committee has taken this stance," Madan said. Asked if it indicated that the stage was being set for his formal exit, Madan Lal said, "You make a team to win matches and not for planning people's farewell".
Madan felt instead Yuvraj could have been drafted into the team. "Yuvraj would have been the best candidate in his place". But another former player Kirti Azad, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning squad, felt it was a "catch-22 situation".

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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The Mystery of The Bermuda Triangle

Everyone has heard of the Bermuda Triangle at one time or another. It is a phenomenon that has puzzled a great many people, it's name forever linked to the mysterious disappearances that have taken place in the imaginary triangle. This section hopes to shed some light and propose a number of plausible theories. It is also called the Devil's Triangle, Limbo of the Lost, Hoodoo Sea and the Twilight Zone. It is one of the biggest mysteries of our time where paranormal events and unexplained disappearances are alleged to occur. The Bermuda Triangle covers approximately 500,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean. The official dimensions claim that this mysterious area is a stretch of area located in the region of the western Atlantic Ocean, between Bermuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Miami, Florida. However when you start plotting ocean disasters that are attributed to the Triangle its boundaries shift all over the North Atlantic and sometimes into the Eastern Pacific and Gulf of Mexico.

The "Bermuda or Devil's Triangle" is an imaginary area located off the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States, which is noted for a high incidence of unexplained losses of ships, small boats, and aircraft.In the passed hundred years, more than 50 boats and 20 airplanes have mysteriously disappeared. It is unknown what has happened to them. Most of them mysteriously vanished without a trace. Numerous planes and ships have vanished there without a trace, often in good weather or near a landing site or port. Just before disappearing, crews have made radio contact indicating that nothing was amiss. In rare instances missing ships have been found, but without their crew or passengers. It was named in 1945, after the disappearance of six Navy planes and their crews on December 5, a sunny, calm day with ideal flying conditions. Prior to that scores of ships of all sizes reportedly had vanished in the area.

Several theories have been developed to explain these disappearances. In some cases, they can be explained by the unique natural characteristics of the area. Countless theories attempting to explain the many disappearances have been offered throughout the history of the area. The most practical seem to be environmental and those citing human error. The majority of disappearances can be attributed to the area's unique environmental features. First, the "Devil's Triangle" is one of the two places on earth that a magnetic compass does point towards true north. Normally it points toward magnetic north. The difference between the two is known as compass variation. The amount of variation changes by as much as 20 degrees as one circumnavigates the earth. If this compass variation or error is not compensated for, a navigator could find himself far off course and in deep trouble. An area called the "Devil's Sea" by Japanese and Filipino seamen, located off the east coast of Japan, also exhibits the same magnetic characteristics and it is also known for its mysterious disappearances.

Another environmental factor is the character of the Gulf Stream. It is extremely swift and turbulent and can quickly erase any evidence of a disaster. This Gulf Stream can be very treacherous for inexperienced mariners. A third factor is the unpredictable weather pattern of the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Sudden local thunder storms and water spouts often spell disaster for pilots and mariners. A water spout is a tornado at sea that pulls water from the ocean surface thousands of feet into the sky, this water spout can wreck almost anything in its path. A fourth factor is the ocean bottom of that area, the topography of the ocean floor varies from extensive shoals around the islands to some of the deepest marine trenches in the world (the deepest point in the Atlantic, the Puerto Rico Trench, is located in the Bermuda Triangle). With the interaction of the strong currents over the many reefs the topography is in a state of constant flux and development of new navigational hazards is swift. And finally, not to be underestimated, the human error factor. A large number of pleasure boats travel the waters between Florida's Gold Coast and the Bahamas. All too often, crossings are attempted with too small a boat, insufficient knowledge of the area's hazards, and a lack of good seamanship.

The Bermuda Triangle legend really began in earnest on December 5, 1945, with the famed bizarre disappearance of Flight 19. Five Navy Avenger bombers mysteriously vanished while on a routine training mission, as did a rescue plane sent to search for them -- six aircraft and 27 men, gone without a trace. Airplane crew members report sudden power failures, instrument failures, and their inability to maintain altitude. One theory is that unusual weather conditions are responsible, other theories propose that phenomena are caused by alignments of the planets, time warps that trap ships and planes or forces emanating from the unknown ruins of Atlantis.

Cricketer Kapil Dev now an honorary army officer

Cricketer Kapil Dev, who scripted history by leading the Indian team to victory the 1983 World Cup, was Wednesday commissioned into the Territorial Army (TA) as an honorary lieutenant colonel.Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor piped the badges of rank on the Haryana Hurricane's shoulders at a ceremony at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi.“This is my second innings. Earlier I fought for the country in my white uniform. Now, I will do the same in my olive green army uniform,” Kapil said proudly.Kapil, 50, was commissioned in the 150 TA (Infantry) battalion of the Punjab Regiment.“I am proud I have been given this rank. It took six months for the things to materialise, with the file moving from the home ministry to the defence ministry,” said Kapil, as his wife and daughter looked on.Kapil's induction's will help in attracting talent as the army is facing a major crunch in the officer cadre, an official said.

India to Reach for the Moon Next Month

If everything goes as proposed, any of the days turn Oct 19th to 28th would be remembered as a red-letter day for us Indians. Our rattling firstborn, rural lunar enquiry, Chandrayaan is all set to neaten its archetypical journey to our closest heavenly body -- the Idle on these tentative dates -- depending on the brave conditions then. If the defy plays ruin boast, the commission testament necessity to be delayed to Dec. In any pillowcase, a fortunate mission module no doubtfulness put India in the elite association of counties who individual been able to broadcast missions to moon.

Chandrayaan is ease undergoing tests and is yet to acquire the atmosphere and acoustic tests, which it would be subjected to after this week. These tests leave act the conditions that the perforate give penury to deliver at the tine of begin. These countenance high-temperatures, vibrations during require off and not to notice, the tremendous sound that is expectable of a typic uprise start.

Chandrayaan testament convey as more as 11 payloads -- squad from Bharat, iii from the Continent Area Bureau (ESA), one from the Slavonic Expanse Implementation (BSA) and two from NASA, making it a really global initiatory. The two-year operation module be valuable as the Chandrayaan is programmed to circulate the Lunar aboveground and digitally map it. It give also displace message on the traces of the music of the lunar opencut unconnected from looking for atomlike minerals specified as thorium and metal. The enquiry is also outfitted with high-resolution cameras which could work pour any sandy on the world of liquid on the moon.

A modified (kinda upgraded) PSLV propulsion container module be misused to mechanism the investigate to the lunar itinerary. Due to the modifications, the PSLV C-11 present bonk a lift-off metric of 316 tonnes, which is such higher than the "definitive" 294-ton writing. Additionally, the payload ability too has been exaggerated from 1600 kg to 1800 kg. The PSLV has been the most thriving propulsion container for ISRO till affiliate. It also holds the accomplishment for sending as some as 10 satellites simultaneously during its measure work. This measure coccoid, it is all set to terminate its own listing by carrying 11 divergent, the Asiatic place papers has get a lasting way since its initial stages when the front rocket truck happened to be a cycle, which carried the 9 kilo pyrotechnic to the "actuation pad"! That was backward in 1963 when visionaries same Vikram Sarabhai and APJ Abdul Kalam laid the groundwork of what has turn one of the superior success stories of Bharat.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama to retard lifting force ban on gays

US President-elect Barack Obama leave not propose for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Legislature to end the noncombatant's decades-old ban on unfastened homosexuals in the ranks.

According to two fill who love advised the Obama transformation group on this emerge, though repealing the ban was an Obama effort promise, Obama freshman wants to present with the Conjoint Chiefs of Staff and his new political appointees at the Pentagon to move a consensus and then acquaint governance to Congress.

"I guess 2009 is roughly undergarment business and motility consensus," said Aubrey Sarvis, head manager of the Servicemembers Ineligible Aggregation Network. The radical supports warriorlike personnel targeted under the ban.

Sarvis told The President Present that he has held "unofficial discussions" with the Obama transmutation squad on how the new chair should hap on the potentially detonative distribute.

The elect management is considerably sensitive of how Chairman Clinton unskilled the duplicate proceeds 15 eld ago. Shortly after attractive role in 1993, the chair consecutive the Pentagon to rescind the regulation that excluded gays.

On Capitol Comedian, Republicans, and whatever superior Democrats, including then-Senate Bristly Services Commission Chairman Sam Nunn of Georgia, objected. Old warriorlike officers and a number of pro-military moderate crusader groups joined the combat.

Mr. President hardbound off. Legislature ended up enacting the ban into law as portion of U.S. Instrument 10 that regulates the soldierly.

As a compromise, the Albescent Domiciliate and congressional body wrote a new policy notable as "don't ask, don't swan." Low it, gay operate members moldiness stronghold their sexuality clannish or present propulsion. Some 12,500 group person been fired under the contract.

Today, gay activists ingeminate somebody polls that present exoteric persuasion, unlike in 1993, validation removing the ban. (ANI)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Epitome Of Love -Taj Mahal

The origin of the name "Taj Mahal" is not clear. Court histories from Shah Jehan's reign only call it the rauza (tomb) of Mumtaz Mahal. It is generally believed that "Taj Mahal" (usually translated as either "Crown Palace" or "Crown of the Palace") is an abbreviated version of her name, Mumtaz Mahal.
The construction of this marble masterpiece is credited to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this mausoleum in the memory of his beloved wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal, who died in AH 1040 (AD 1630). Her last wish to her husband was "to build a tomb in her memory such as the world had never seen before". Thus emperor Shah Jahan set about building this fairytale like marvel.
The construction of Taj Mahal was started in AD 1631 and completed at the end of 1648 AD. For seventeen years, twenty thousand workmen are said to be employed on it daily, for their accommodation a small town, named after the deceased empress-'Mumtazabad, now known as Taj Ganj, was built adjacent to it. Amanat Khan Shirazi was the calligrapher of Taj Mahal, his name occurs at the end of an inscription on one of the gates of the Taj. Poet Ghyasuddin had designed the verses on the tombstone, while Ismail Khan Afridi of Turkey was the dome maker. Muhammad Hanif was the superintendent of Masons. The designer of Taj Mahal was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. The material was brought in from all over India and central Asia and it took a fleet of 1000 elephants to transport it to the site. The central dome is 187 feet high at the centre. Red sandstone was brought from Fatehpur Sikri, Jasper from Punjab, Jade and Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire from Sri Lanka, Coal and Cornelian from Arabia and diamonds from Panna. In all 28 kind of rare, semi precious and precious stones were used for inlay work in the Taj Mahal. The chief building material, the white marble was brought from the quarries of Makrana, in distt. Nagaur, Rajasthan.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Petroleum is natural resources which cannot be renewed. Means, usage continually causes decreasing of petroleum supply. Globalization and industrialization causes requirement of excelsior oil fuel, whereas produce of fuel unable to make balance to its requirement growth.In this decreasing of world oil supply, various energy types that can be renewed become more competitive to based-fossil oil. Actually, a lot of non-fossil fuel can be an alternative because Indonesia has a lot of energy non-fossil source that can be alternative fuel.Petroleum will not be a source of fuel for much longer. What are we going to do when it runs out? I will explain alternative sources for fuel or energy for vehicles that are already in use or that have been proposed. With each source I will discuss the pros and then the cons of it. Biodiesel is liquid material formulated specially for diesel engine made from vegetable oil (bio-oil). Its usage doesn't require modification of the diesel engine. With mixture composition between 20 % of biodiesel and 80% of solar, various vehicles such as truck, bus, finite tractor of industrial machine can apply this Biodiesel. Biodiesel can be yielded from acidulous crop of fat like coconut sawit.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Laugh And Be Healthy

Human blood contains receptors which receive signals from the brain. So, in a happy man, the receptors receive a signal of happiness from the brain and pass them. Then the process of healing is made faster. Hence, the more you laugh, the healthier you become.
By smiling, laughing and wearing cheerful expressions, we strengthen the immune system to prevent and fight diseases. If tension, stress and anxiety make a man sick, then happiness, cheerfulness, contentment and joy should help a man cure his diseases.
As for old age, "It is a state of mind. If a man's mind continues to be fresh and accept ideas he is not old. If hope lives within his heart and he continues to look ahead, he is not old. If the spark of love lives within him and he continues to expect the best from life, he is not old".
People today need a sense of humour to laugh often. Develop a sense of humour, a humour which brings blessings to oneself others and not the kind which will hurt others. Learn to laugh at yourself. It is easy to laugh at other's weaknesses but you must learn to laugh at your own. Always look on the bright side of things. Feel joy in everything that the will of god brings to you. There is meaning of God's mercy in everything that happens. Always be positive in your attitude towards life. A man is his own friend and his own enemy as none outside can do any harm. If you are happy, make others happy. The happiness that goes out of you will come back to you.

So, "Laugh and the world laughs with you".



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Liverpool Outplayed ManU

Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool's 2-1 win against Manchester United can help the Reds mount a serious title challenge.

Carlos Tevez put United ahead early on at Anfield. But after a torrid opening period, Liverpool were level with a Wes Brown own goal before Liverpool dominated the second half and Ryan Babbel grabbed a priceless win with 13 minutes left.
"It (the win) gives us belief and confidence because we've beaten the best team in Europe," said Liverpool's stand-in captain."It gives us the belief that we can beat anyone in the league."We hope we can now push on for the rest of the season. It should spur us on, because we've not been playing too well. That is the best we've played."It also gives us a bit of breathing space between us and United, and top is where a club like Liverpool should be," the former England international added.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez was equally delighted with the win, his first against United since taking over at Anfield in 2004."It was good for the confidence of the players," explained the Spaniard."At half-time we were talking about having confidence and determination going forwards - and in the second half we were the best team."We showed quality and character to come back, and the understanding of Robbie Keane and Dirk Kuyt was very good. Their pressing was really important for the rest of the team."

Thursday, September 11, 2008

7 reasons the world will end in 2012

Scientific experts from around the world are genuinely predicting that five years from now, all life on Earth could well finish. Some are saying it'll be humans that set it off. Others believe that a natural phenomenon will be the cause. And the religious folks are saying it'll be God himself who presses the stop button...

1. Mayan Calendar

The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things:
Building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and Sacrificing Virgins.Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it's likely they've got the end of the world right as well.

2. Sun Storms

Solar experts from around the world monitoring the sun have made a startling discovery: our sun is in a bit of strife. The energy output of the sun is, like most things in nature, cyclic, and it's supposed to be in the middle of a period of relative stability. However, recent solar storms have been bombarding the Earth with so much radiation energy, it's been knocking out power grids and destroying satellites. This activity is predicted to get worse, and calculations suggest it'll reach its deadly peak sometime in 2012

3. The Atom Smasher

Scientists in Europe have been building the world's largest particle accelerator. Basically its a 27km tunnel designed to smash atoms together to find out what makes the Universe tick. However, the mega-gadget has caused serious concern, with some scientists suggesting that it's properly even a bad idea to turn it on in the first place. They're predicting all manner of deadly results, including mini black holes. So when this machine is fired up for its first serious experiment in 2012, the world could be crushed into a super-dense blob the size of a basketball.

4. The Bible says.

If having scientists warning us about the end of the world isn't bad enough,religious folks are getting in on the act aswell. Interpretations of the Christian Bible reveal that the date for Armageddon, the final battle between Good an Evil, has been set down for 2012. The I Ching, also known as the Chinese book of Changes, says the same thing, as do various sections of the Hindu teachings.

5. Super Volcano

Yellowstone National Park in the United States is famous for its thermal springs and Old Faithful geyser. The reason for this is simple - it's sitting on top of the world's biggest volcano, and geological experts are beginning to get nervous sweats. The Yellowstone volcano has a pattern of erupting every 650,000 years or so, and we're many years overdue for an explosion that will fill the atmosphere with ash, blocking the sun and plunging the Earth into a frozen winter that could last up to 15,000 years. The pressure under the Yellowstone is building steadily, and geologists have set 2012 as a likely date for the big bang.

6. The Physicists

This one's case of bog-simple maths mathematics. Physicists at Berekely Uni have been crunching the numbers. and they've determined that the Earth is well overdue for a major catastrophic event. Even worse, they're claiming their calculations prove, that we're all going to die, very soon - while also saying their prediction comes with a certainty of 99 percent- and 2012 just happens to be the best guess as to when it occurs.

7. Slip-Slop-Slap-BANG!

We all know the Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field that sheilds us from most of the sun's radiation. What you might not know is that the magnetic poles we call north and south have a nasty habit of swapping places every 750,000 years or so - and right now we're about 30,000 years overdue. Scientists have noted that the poles are drifting apart roughly 20-30kms each year, much faster than ever before, which points to a pole-shift being right around the corner. While the pole shift is underway, the magnetic field is disrupted and will eventually disappear, sometimes for up to 100 years. The result is enough UV outdoors to crisp your skin in seconds, killing everything it touches.

2012 End of the world

You must have probably heard about the “December 21, 2012 - Doomsday” the day when the world is prophesized to come to an end. In fact, you will find it amusing that this December 21, 2012 - End Of The World prophecy has been backed up by so many religions, calendars, and prophecies. So, is this another theory of Apocalypse that will come and go like the ones we have been seeing or is it the one that we should pay attention to? After digging for several hours through the Internet in this matter, I came up with the following worthy information regarding “The End Of The World.

Mayan Calendar: The ancient Mayan calendar states that the world will end in December 21, 2012. The Mayan civilization flourished in Central America from the 6 A.D. to 9 A.D. They were obsessed with time-keeping, and in fact, their calender were so incredibly precise that its interlocking time scales of lunar, solar, and planetary cycles could accurately predict solar/lunar eclipses thousands of years into the future. This accurate calendar however mysteriously ends on December 21, 2012!

It states that on December 21, 2012, the sun rises on the dark rift of the center of the milky way which is referred to as a black hole. In the last five years, the western astronomers have in fact discovered that there is in fact an enormous black hole at the center of our milky way galaxy. The contemporary astronomers concur with the Mayans. On 21st of December, 2012, the Earth will be in exact alignment with the Sun and the center of our milky way galaxy, a galactic event which takes place only once every 25,800 years! No one knows what effect this extraordinary alignment will have on our planet, but the Mayans believe it would be terrible!

The Polar Shift Theory: Geophysicists have a theory that is strikingly similar to the events predicted by the Mayan alignment. The phenomenon is called the “polar shift,” in which the entire mantle of the earth would shift in a matter of days or perhaps hours during such galactic events, causing positions of the north and south pole to change, further causing worldwide disaster, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and other natural disasters.

Accordingly, several eclectic authors claim that a major, world-changing event will take place in 2012!

Even the book “The Orion Prophecy” claims that the Earth’s magnetic field will reverse, which further supports the Polar Shift Theory besides the prediction of Merlin that also suggests a polar shift. NASA predicts that during 2012, as the Sun reaches the end of the current 11-year sunspot cycle, it will reverse its own magnetic poles, which may further amplify the effects of magnetic field on earth as harmful charged particles blast away from the sun (also known as solar storming).

Planet Eris or Planet X or NibiruPlanet Eris/”Nibiru” or Planet-X and the Global warming: This theory suggests that the real cause of climate changes, volcanic activities, and intensification of the seismic activity etc. is the planet Eris’s getting closer to our solar system once in 3600 years, named as 2003-UB-313, which ultimately results in the melting of the glaciers! This Planet Eris or so called “Nibiru” was first observed in October 21, 2003, using 1.22 m Oschin telescope at Mount Palomar Observatory (California). It is said to have passed between Mars and Jupiter some 7200 years ago, which most probably had triggered the cataclysm “Noah’s flood” and again this will be at the close proximity to Earth between 2010 and 2012, which can cause massive melting of the glaciers, causing huge tidal waves and ultimately, the return of the Noah’s flood!

I Ching: Another sets of factors backing up this December 21, 2012 Doomsday is the I Ching prophecy. Despite the views of skeptics, the 5000 years old I Ching has become an oracle of the doomsday. The highs and lows of the I Ching graphs seems to have accurately corresponded to the fall of the roman empire, discover of the new world, and world wars of the 20th century, and the strangest things of all was, the time line came to an end to the exact specific date, December 21, 2012! Is it a coincidence that both prophecies of I Ching and Mayan Calendar came to the same exact date and time? In fact, many world’s religions and most famous prophets reference that something cataclysmic will happen around December 21, 2012. The medieval predictions of Merlin, The Book of Revelation, and the well-known Chinese Oracle of the “I Ching” all point to this specific date as the end of civilization.

The Bible Code & Nostradamus Prophesies: According to the certain algorithms of Bible code, a meteor,asteroid, or comet will soon collide with the Earth.

Everybody knows the Nostradamus prophesies, that have very accurately predicting many world leaders rising to power and major events in the past. His prophesies were accurate in predicting the demise of the World Trade Centers in 2001 as well.

Even the book “The Nostradamus Code” further speaks of a series of natural disasters caused by some kind of a “comet” and those studying the Prophecies of Nostradamus states that he might have further indicated the possibility of a “Third World War” where nuclear wars can create “comet-like” mass destructions everywhere.

So are we going to have a Third World War? At the current scenario, it seems we might have - proving the Nostradamus Prophesies.

Even the high-tech oracles which is not even human, i.e., “Web-Bots” are predicting the end of the world as December 21, 2012, besides the Mayan, I Ching, Merlin, Book Of Revelation, etc. Is it just a coincidence or a meaningless pattern of random events?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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The Great One,The Brahma Bull,the Most Electrifying Man in Sports. Whatever you call The Rock, he's one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. The Rock has provided some of the most memorable moments in WWE. Relive some of the most electrifying highlights of his career. The Rock has competed in some of WWE's most talked about matches. The Rock won his first WWE Championship in Nov. 1998. The "Most Electrifying Man in Sports-Entertainment" is also one of the most successful. To his credit, The Rock has seven WWE Championship reigns, five World Tag Team Championship reigns and two Intercontinental Championship reigns. He is also a two-time WCW Champion.


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The Ancient Egypt Pyramid

The Ancient Egyptians believed that when a pharaoh died he became Osiris, the king of the dead. They believed that for the dead pharaoh to carry out his duties as king of the dead his ka (soul or spirit) which remained with the body, had to be looked after.
In order for the ka to survive, the dead pharaoh's body was mummified and buried with all the things it would need for the afterlife.This picture shows a funeral procession. The mummified pharaoh's body is being carried to the tomb along with all the things that will be placed in the tomb for the ka - statues, furniture, pottery and the pharaoh's favourite possessions.The first pyramid to be built was the Step Pyramid at Sakkara (Saqqara). It was built by Imhotep for the king Djoser.The step pyramid was originally intended to be a large square mustaba (tomb) built over an underground burial chamber but further extensions were added making a six-layered step pyramid 62 metres in height.
Pharaoh's continued to be buried in pyramids until the end of the Middle Kingdom 1650BC when they began to be buried in tombs in the Valley of the Kings.About 100 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt but the largest and most well known are the pyramids at Giza, near Cairo.The Great pyramid is the largest pyramid and stands 146 metres high.The pyramids were built by skilled workers who were paid a wage. Farmers were often drafted to help with pyramid construction during the flood season.
There are many theories about how the Ancient Egyptians actually built the pyramids. It is believed that large blocks of stone were transported along the river Nile to the Giza site. They were then moved into place using sledges and ramps.The entrance to the Great Pyramid leads to a descending passage about 1 metre wide and 1.2 metres high. The passage is at a 26º angle and leads to the subterranean chamber. It is believed that the subterranean chamber was either a false burial chamber to fool tomb robbers or that the king changed his mind about his final resting place.
An ascending passage, with the same dimensions as the descending passage leads upwards to the Grand Gallery. Another horizontal passage leads to the Queen's chamber. The Queen's chamber was never finished, the floor is uneven and the walls undecorated. It is believed that this was initially to be the king's chamber but that the passage was too low and narrow for the king's sarcophagus and was abandoned.
The Grand Gallery which leads directly to the King's chamber is 48 metres long and 8.5 metres high. The King's Chamber is 5.2 metres x 10.8 metres and 5.8 metres high. The inside of the chamber is polished pink granite. A granite sarcophagus is inside the chamber and this would have been where the king's mummified body would have been placed.


Federer feels he is invincible again

Roger Federer feels he is "invincible" again. That's the warning he sounded for all those who thought they cracked the Swiss legend, and critics who wrote him off.

Federer after beating Andy Murray in US Open to end his Grand Slam drought this year, is just relieved to enter his zone, where he belonged all these years.

"I felt like I was invincible for a while again," said Federer after breezing through three sets against Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his fifth straight US Open championship and 13th Grand Slam title, one short of Pete Sampras's record collection.

"I don't understand redemption quite that well, but I don't think that's what it is. I don't feel like I needed this win particularly to prove myself."

"It's just being happy to be on top. So things are not looking that bad like everybody's talking about."

Federer has been hurtling down from one loss to another this season and the biggest setback was when Rafael Nadal snatched his proud possession for five years - Wimbledon - after an epic clash.

End of Federer era; time for change of guard, the critics said. "I was aware of all that was being said. Sometimes it annoys you. Because all sorts of crazy people started writing me and trying to reach me, telling me I need some help either mentally or physically," he said.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

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Friday, September 5, 2008

SALEM - The District

Salem is one of the famous District in TamilNadu. It's famous for Mangoes.It's also called Mango city. It is exported to many places from here. Most of the lands used for cultivation. One of the tourist spot in Salem is Yercaud. It is also called poor mans Ooty. Since it cover poor as well as rich. It is also being attracted by foreigners. There is a famous lake and cave temple. Every year flower exhibition is being conducted here.
A famous Dam called Mettur Dam is there in salem. It is located between two mountains. Kaveri river gives water throughout the year. The Dam built across the Kaveri. It provides water for both drinking and cultivation.
There is a steel factory which is one of the biggest in TamilNadu.


YERCAUD - The Hill Station

In Tamilnadu people talk only about Ooty and Kodaikanal as hill stations. No mention is ever made, even in passing, of Yercaud. Majority of the people even refuse to accept that Yercaud is also a hill station. Yercaud is, in a way, the poor man's Ooty, much like elandai pazham being the poor man's apple! If Ooty is the queen of hills, Yercaud is the princess! For the people in the Northern districts, suffering for centuries due to poverty, drought, famine, hunger and heat, the only silver lining is Yercaud.

Yercaud which is 1515 metres above sea level is 333 sq. km in extent. The maximum temperature is 29 celsius only. The population is 32,746 and most of the people are tribals. A number of buses ply from Salem to Yercaud and back. The only mode of travel from Salem to Yercaud is by bus. It takes an hour of negotiating 20 dangerous hair-pin bends to reach the peak.

One is gripped by fear as the bus negotiates the hair-pin bends: one breathes easy only after seeing the greenery on either side of the road signalling the end of travel! It is very scary if one looks down through the window! All along the route, monkeys playing pranks and violet flowers on trees makes one wonder where one is. There is greenery all round - this is a new experience, for the city bred. The forests make one energetic and enthusiastic, like a child.

Yercaud is yet another example of how the British appreciated our natural resources better than us. Yercaud is famous for coffee and pepper in much the same way Ooty and Kodai are famous for tea. The English used Yercaud as a summer retreat and their legacy is all over the place. Rows and rows of houses, much like ants moving in files, dot the entire hills. The number of places to be seen in Yercaud may not be many, but each one of them is really worth the visit.

One of the important places is the Pagoda point. The Pagoda Point, is so known because a number of pyramid-like structures abound here. The Anjaneya temple is believed, by the locals, to be very powerful. One can get a full view of Salem from here. You can go boating for Rs.20. The one kilometre lake is surrounded by trees all round. It is a pleasurable experience to go boating in this lake. Depending on one's budget one can take a two-seater or a six-seater boat. Right on top of the hill stands the Servarayan temple in which Lord Servarayan resides with his consort Kaveri. This deity, the local people believe, is the guardian angel for the 67 villages in and around Yercaud. This temple is inside a cave and one has to bend and go in. People go inside in batches of three.

The cave extends beyond the temple and the locals say it extends all the way to the Kaveri in Karnataka, a distance of 480 km. Very few have explored the full cave. One of the shopkeepers Mathaiyan said, "I have tried going inside this cave once. I could go only 3 km. I did this after a strict fasting for 41 days. After 3 km. it is pitch dark; no ventilation; snakes all over. it is believed some saints, in the days gone by, had travelled the full length. Tippu Sultan was supposed to have hidden in this cave during a war." To the south east of the temple is a very old well and it is a wishing well!

The locals believe if they are able to throw at least one stone, from three picked up from the temple, inside the well, with their backs to the well, they will succeed in whatever they plan to do. If one walks down from the Temple, one reaches Killiyur falls. Water, falls from a height of 300 m. During the rainy seasons, the locals say, these falls are very dangerous. Next to the Servarayan temple is the Raja Rajeswari Amman temple. There is also the Jothi Samadhi ashram. The massive Rajarajeswari idol is installed in a sitting posture, and 4.5 feet tall. One can buy prasad, gem stones and lucky stones. There is also a hall for meditation. One can get a full view of Namakkal and Salem from the "Ladies Seat". The Anna Park is a quiet place to relax.

The British legacy continues in the form of a boys' higher secondary school Montfort. This school is for the elite - the tuition is about a lakh of rupees per annum. The student who comes out of this school is an all rounder. The boys are trained in sports, politics, music, in addition to the curriculum. Some of the celebrity alumni of the school are ex-speaker of TN Assembly PTR Palanivel Rajan and the present hero Vikram.

"October and November are the best months here. Foreign tourists are more during the other months. Since Dassera holidays are in Oct., there a re a lot of tourists from Bangalore. In Nov. tourists from North India visit Yercaud, taking advantage of Diwali holidays. Yercaud is less expensive than other tourist destinations and is preferred by the middle class. By car, the expense is Rs.400 only, for a full tour of Yercaud. Travel guide charges are Rs.150 only - the entire family can tour Yercaud on a budget of about Rs.1000. Tamilnadu Hotel offers rooms at very economical rates," says a tourist guide, Prince.

The annual flower show is in May. Cardamom, pepper, orange are the main crops in Yercaud. Seasonal fruits are produced in plenty. The majority of the local population consists of daily wage-earners in the coffee estates. 30% of the houses were built during the British Raj. The British legacy is there to be seen and felt in a number of places. A number of hotels built to International standards are well ensconced among trees. To enjoy every bit of nature in this hill, the British paved roads and built dwelling units. If the early architects of this hill station were to see the roads today, they would be shocked! The roads are pathetic - full of craters, ill-maintained, uncared for. The only hope is, Yercaud gets its fair share of the Central Government's increased budget for tourism.

The English who returned to their native land, after our Independence, would certainly have felt a sense of anguish and a tinge of sadness at being forced to leave this wonderful place, surrounded by Nature!

Apology by ronaldo to manu fans

Cristiano Ronaldo has reassured Manchester United fans that he will play for the club with his "heart and soul".The Portuguese winger admitted for the first time to the Mirror that he is determined to stay and play for the English champions at least for one season.Ronaldo ended weeks of talk about his future and also said sorry for the row.

The United superstar said: "Ferguson heard my reasons, I heard his and indeed we had an agreement that the best solution for both parties would be if I stay."And before there are any rumours or speculation that I might stay against my will, I want to clear this up right now - whoever says or writes that, is lying."I will play for Manchester United with my heart and soul. I will fight and honour that shirt with all the commitment and dedication that I have always had."I want to say that I was the one who was most responsible for the whole controversy."It wasn't their (Real Madrid's) fault because I was the one that showed in public my will to move to Madrid. I also ended up, even though it wasn't my intention, the one responsible for all the problems between the two clubs."My desire was, for a while, for Manchester to sell me to Madrid. To say the opposite would be cheating people and my own conscience. But I do want to play there one day and my ambition to go there remains the same."

Ferguson had stood by Ronaldo in his darkest hours after the World Cup in 2006 and he has apparently been repaid by the star - even if he has been flirting outrageously with Real for months.Ferguson said: "I knew this was the case. I flew to Portugal and cleared the air. The boy has been through a lot in terms of the approach from the Spanish people."Once he knew my stance he settled down and was very pleased."I think the fans have got to understand it's difficult for him when your head is turned by all of this money."He's a young lad whose father died and he looks after his mother, sister and brother. I can understand that."Cristiano is happy here, he's always been happy here. He has always been treated properly. I have a great relationship with the boy. We will put this to bed now."

Now United can slam the door on his exit for a season or more, leaving Ferguson to plot a raid for a new striker and stuffing the Spaniards whose methods had undermined the club for months.United complained to FIFA about the Spanish champions' persistent attempts to lure Ronaldo.Football's governing body said no regulations had been broken.But Madrid were warned of potential legal consequences of inducing a player to breach his contract without just cause.

Real had been relying on Ronaldo asking for a move, but he always bottled that final act and the way he avoided flying back to Manchester also showed he had lost his nerve to push for a transfer.The key to last night's dramatic developments was that meeting between the player and Ferguson in Portugal just after his country's exit at Euro 2008. At the time it seemed certain Ronaldo would leave, but Ferguson managed to persuade the Madeira-born player he was much better off where he was.Ferguson, however, knows he will continue to be plagued by questions over Ronaldo and is equally aware the speculation will begin again next summer - given the player's claim he still wants to play for Real one day.

But for now United can start the defence of their European and Premier crowns content in the knowledge that the world's No.1 player will be back in a red shirt once he has shaken off his ankle injury.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Robinho Needs Counselling - Pele

Robinho effectively forced his exit from Real Madrid, the forward yearned to switch capital cities and join Chelsea, but it was Los Meringues who had the final say in the matter refusing to do business with the Stamford Bridge side and accepting the £32.5million fee from Eastlands.

Madrid knew they had to cash in on Robinho as Roman Calderon is quoted by France 24 as saying: "Robinho has a morale problem more extensive than we first thought... When he talked about his situation, he cried and demanded to leave Spain.

Pele is disgusted by the behaviour of his fellow Brazilian: "Chelsea are lucky. This boy needs some serious counselling. In my view he has been badly advised," Football 365 quote him to say.

Santos President, Marcelo Teixeira added: "This is one of the most disgraceful episodes in Brazilian football... He is a player who is an idol to children... But he has not acted like one."

Jose Fernandos, Santos manager said: "We are ashamed at having produced such a player."