Thursday, December 31, 2009

Biggest events of 2009

Slumdog Millionaire -bagged Oscars

India achieved Oscar glory in February when Danny Boyle's movie 'Slumdog Millionaire' based in Mumbai, bagged 8 Oscars at the 81st Academy Awards. Music maestro A R Rahman won two Oscars for 'Jai Ho', while Pookutty bagged an Oscar for best sound mixing.

Nobel Prize for Venkatraman Ramakrishnan 

Indians across the world rejoiced when Indian born scientist Venkatraman Ramakrishnan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his pioneering research on ribosome, a cellular machine that makes proteins.He is a senior scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge

.Chandrayan - traced the presence of water molecules on the moon's surface

It was a giant leap for India's space programme and one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the 21st century when the country's first unmanned lunar probe, Chandrayaan I, traced the presence of water molecules on the moon's surface, that could pave the way for growing vegetation there in the future.

Team India rose to the No.1 position in ICC Test 

2009 will be fondly recalled as the year of India's ascent to the pinnacle of Test cricket, Team India rose to the No.1 position in ICC Test rankings, for the first time ever in the history of cricket, by beating Sri Lanka 2-0 in a Test series.

Along with other main stories hit the news stand  were attacks on indians in a Australia, Swine Flu attack in india, the multi-crore scam in a Indian based company Satyam , the Mumbai terror attacks shook India and stunned the world, death of two known Kannadigas Dr.C.Ashwath, well known singer and a famous actor Dr.Vishnuvardhan

Although other stories and persons were in news in  2009 this one post in this blog is not enough.India has achieved a lot and also for some time it is in news for some wrong reasons.Change is life.We have to accept it

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Visit to Hampi

Last week on saturday , 5th December I had been to Hampi (ಹಂಪೆ) with few of my family members.

First we went to Bellary as our relatives are there.We left Bellary around 9:45AM. Its almost 2 hours journey to Hampi from Bellary .As heavy goods vehicle and mining vehicles travel in that road, its pathetic.But if you have patience and when you reach Hampi you will forget the bad experience of road journey..I had plans of visiting since many years , but became reality thanks to my wife Shobha . Hampi is a beautiful and well maintained place. Thats why its a Worlds heritage site of India along with other known places of world.

But in Hampi there are no good hotels except the one which is maintained by Karnataka government. I want to share one experience, I met a foreign visitor from Austria. When I asked him about his experience in Hampi he really appreciated about India and Hampi. But he pointed out clearly with a laugh told here auto drivers, vendors ,others charge extra amount as soon as they come to know that we are from abroad.Hope concerned will look into this to save Indians image across India and globe.

For more information about Hampi you can visit :

There are many places which we can see in and around Hampi like:

We also visited TB Dam (ತುಂಗಭದ್ರ ಡ್ಯಾಮ್ ),Hospet and Kannada university.(ಹಂಪೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ವಿಶ್ವ ವಿದ್ಯಾನಿಲಯ )

So getting ready to visit Hampi  now or whenever you are free :-)  ? For any other info please let me know so that I can share my experience and whatever I know ... ಬನ್ನಿ ಹಂಪೆಗೆ ಹೊರಡೋಣ

Friday, December 04, 2009

CHANGING CLIMATE - Badalaaguttiruva vaatavarana

ಬದಲಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ವಾತಾವರಣ . Although we are developing in terms of Science and technology life style of human beings are also changing . Of course change is life, we have to accept change.But this does not mean we have to forget a basic concept of this universe and nature of earth.If we go against nature, it will show adverse effects without any hesitation . In recent times as industries developed, pollution has increased, As population increased users of 2 and 4 wheelers have reduced as a result noise pollution, and air pollution automatically is raising. 

Everywhere awareness is increasing day by day saying that we should not cut trees, even if we cut its inevitable we have to plant new ones, we should not use paper unnecessarily as we have to cut trees to manufacture paper, we have to use plastics less and even if we use that should be having certain thickness as it may remain in soil for a long time which is harmful.

Climate change conference will be held on Dec 7-Dec 18 copenhegan where many countries are participating to plan on how to reduce pollution , how to retain this earth for future.Hope some useful discusssion will take place and world's different countries decision makers will useful decisions take care of our mother earth .Come lets join hands to save this beuatiful earth from getting polluted .

As Our Father of the nation Gandhiji has said :

The world has enough for everybody's need but not enough for everybody's greed'?. 

Lets Save this world for us and  for our future generation .