Sky Has No Limits...! So Do I....!

The goal of mankind is knowledge. This knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside; it is all inside. What we say a man 'knows', should, in strict psychological language, be what he 'discovers' or 'unveils'; what man 'learns' is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Swami Vivekananda" - Great Philosopher of the Orient

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"Change" is inevitable. The world today is, will not be the same tomorrow. An act what we do at this moment, cannot be done in the same way, same time, and same manner. An aircraft scheduled to depart from the airport now, may not be the same tomorrow. So, it is the "change" every where. What we are now, may not be the same after a minute. Thus change is everywhere and it is proportional to time and space. It is only this "change" which made many people successful, many industries strong and growing, many manufacturers accomplish their deadlines and etc. It is also the same "Change", which made people to suffer and face hardships. So it is "change" which takes control of our life and lead us forward. It entirely depends on for what we "change" and how we "Change." But to move forward in life, we have to travel along with the "Change."

In India, few decades ago, there was a great success with the launch of a new design, which revolutionized the automobile industry, a car, named "Fiat-Premier Padmini." The design won the hearts of many people with its robust construction and excellent mileage. Numerous people bought this particular car and it was also a symbol of status. The sales went very high and the company was on top gear. After some fruitful years, the car and thus the company, whose fame was fluttering high in air, suddenly crashed. People started selling their cars and the corporates of the Fiat company cannot understand the reason for that. The entire company crashed. The Kingdom of Fiat was captured by a new company called "Maruthi." People started to sell Fiat and buy Maruthi's ever famous design "Maruthi-800." Fiat corporates started to analyze the reason for their downfall. They found the reason as "Change."

Wondering how? Fiat designers and engineers claimed that there was no need for further enhancement of design. Their line of thinking was that people liked the design and almost everybody was crazy on Fiat. This was the main reason and caused their downfall. As "Maruthi" came into the market with a new design, suddenly people found that "Maruthi-800" was more attractive than everything else. Thus it is evident that "change" is required and it will be always with the change where everyone can easily achieve success.

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A Game you would Love to Play..!!!

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I have numerous thoughts running through my mind. I feel that this will be a best way to record the frequent blossoming of ideas in my mind..

The way I lived life and The way to live:

I was with full of unnecessary positive energy, aiming at stupid stuffs.. setting unnecessary targets, full of selfish and jealous thoughts.

We all know that "Life is Game to be Played".
but it has to be understood "what game it is and how to play it".
Every book says "Life is a game" and ask us " to play as it comes"..It sometimes motivates to "Play it Big"..
all those stuffs are correct. I was playing a game as advised by others. Those advisers left me unclear. So, thinking whatever I know is all that to be known, I played my game.

I played a game similar to "cricket, football, rugby, etc.."...All these games require high energy levels and stamina. They keep us fit and healthy. The spectators keep their fingers crossed while watching these games.
But for what?
They look "who win and who loose...!"
These games are always "Win /Loose " games. Either "You win I loose or I win You loose".
What matters for the spectators is who wins..!
Very few enjoy the game.
This is what I played till 2009 April.

I did not enjoy any activity which I did in my life till then. All did was out of unknowing pressure, attitude to win, selfishness and Jealous. I at last won the game. I achieved what I planned. But even after achieving, I was unhappy..
My selfishness and jealous ( I mistook it as aim and determination), kept on creeping to heights.
I substantiated Mas low's Need theory.
My needs kept increasing..After getting at Esteem needs, I started to value my relationships, friendships and even my love lesser than those Esteem needs. I started to investigate about my change in behavior. At last, I found that the drive behind me was to get "recognition" from others. I did not do things out of passion..But did out of the need(want) to get recognized. So, obviously I did not enjoy or the fruits of my success were not tasteful. Now I am happy that I have understood (assuming), the fact that I was more emotional in my life than being rational.
But I realized this at some point, (wondering how), and started to change the way I live. I did some work out of my assumed passion... I also tried to find out "what's my passion"..!!
But after riding the bike for 25 years through my life, I cannot identify my passion...
I was shameful and cannot even say to any one that "I don't have a passion.." But at least I came to know that passion cannot take birth after 25 years.. It must have been tapped right at childhood itself. Now, I just sow the seeds for growing a false tree called "passion". But I never bothered for it because I always had a strong feeling that this false tree will one day reap at least a false fruit, (will be useful for the humanity).

But after April 2009, I started to play a different game.

The game similar to "Golf, Billiards, Swimming..etc"...
Wondering what's the difference and why I chose this particular kind of game?
any guesses..??
These games are also highly reputed and require high energy skills and stamina like football & cricket. But the main difference is:

When a person swims in a race (remember, it is also a competition like football or cricket), he does not even take a moment to look at others. If so he may waste a micro-second, which leads the other swimmers to over take him. They recognize who came first only at the end of the race. On the other hand, we can say that they compete with themselves. They race against their own best times..
The same can be applied for the Golfers. They don't even use the same ball like footballers or the cricketers do. They try to reach their best against their own best..

The difference is the golfers or the swimmers play the game in parallel.
So it is always better to play the game of golf instead of cricket..Swimming instead of football..

Comments Are Welcome...

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When I was answering some questions in engineering section of "Yahoo Answers", I just came across this wonderful question.. sounds simple and one can answer easily blindly..Even though I studied thermodynamics in my engineering and knowing this answer better, i cannot provide a reason..thus this question made me to break my head and scratch all my old books...this is the question....for any technical argument comments are welcome...!!!

Does hot water expand in a closed system?

This is a question given to me by my thermodyamics professor. I know water expands when it is heated,however, does being inside a closed system impact this?

The full question is: In a closed tank with a volume of 15 L, we have 10 kg of water at 30 deg. C. Heat is added to the system. Will the liquid level eventually rise or drop?

my answer:

I am sure that you know what a boiler is a pressure vessel used to produce steam.
now the boiler has water and burn fuel to produce steam. assume, you don consume the steam from the boiler. this is similar to your closed vessel. when you keep on heating it,
room temperature----water level is same
10 degree increase in temperature--- water expands..
20 degree more than room temperature---water expands
at 100 degree Celsius, water boils, steam is generated..but the steam is partially water & partially steam..called as wet steam...or thermodynamically it is called as "dryness fraction"...

from now on , if the temperature is increased,
wet steam is continuously generated, thus increasing the pressure of steam the formation of steam leads to drop in water level...
keep on heating...
the steam is produced....drop in water level....
so it is clear that water becomes wet steam and then becomes dry steam.
but there exists a point,(assuming the closed container is strong enough to withstand high pressures)...
called "critical point" at which the water becomes directly dry steam...
the pressure at this point is called as "critical pressure"
critical temperature is the temperature above which the water cannot be in liquid state...
for water---critical temperature---374.15 Celsius and critical pressure----221.2 bar...
thus the water level will drop and finally at this point there will be no water....

a great made me think a lot....
hope my answer is clear...
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How our inner Ego sometimes misjudges a PERSON

A lady in a faded grey dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun suit
walked in timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University
President's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such
backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't
even deserve to be in Harvard.

"We want to see the President "the man said softly.

"He'll be busy all day "the secretary snapped.

"We'll wait" the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally
become discouraged and go away. They didn't and the secretary grew
frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president.

"Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave" she said to him.
The President, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.

The lady told him "We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved
Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally
killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere
on campus."

The president wasn't touched....He was shocked. "Madam" he said, gruffly,
“We can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died.
If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."

"Oh, no" the lady explained quickly "We don't want to erect a statue. We
thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun
suit, and then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how
much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the
physical buildings here at Harvard."

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could
get rid of them now. The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is
that all it costs to start a university? Why don't we just start our own?"

Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and
bewilderment. Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away,
traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the University
that bears their name. Stanford University, a memorial to a son that
Harvard no longer cared about.

Most of the time we judge people by their outer appearance, which can be
misleading. And in this impression, we tend to treat people badly by
thinking they can do nothing for us. Thus we tend to lose our potential
good friends, employees or customers.

In our Life, we seldom get people with whom we want to share & grow our
thought process. But because of our inner EGO we miss them forever.

It is WE who have to decide with whom WE are getting associated in day to
day life.
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Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple,the largest Hindu temple in the world, the largest temple in India, located in Trichy, Tamil Nadu,India. This article is not about Existence of God. But about the beauty of the architecture of the buildings and carvings.
Even though the field of civil engineering has grown multi-folds with the latest technologies, I wondered how people have managed to build such huge and marvellous buildings called as "Gopuram"...!!!

The style falls under "Dravidian" architecture, where the "Gopuram"s are pyramid gates to the temples.

Facts About the Temple:

Area: 6,31,000 square meters.
Perimeter: 1116 meters.
Date built: unknown--built before 2000 years.
God Name: Sri Ranganatha Swamy.
Goddess Name: Ranganaayaki Thayar.
Location: Trichy.
State: Tamil Nadu.
Country: India.
The temple is enclosed by 7 concentric walls with a total length of 32,592 feet or over six miles. These walls are enclosed by 21 Gopurams (Towers).

The Structure of Dravidian Architecture:
Most-South Indian temples are of the Dravidian style. They basically have 4 main parts. These 4 parts can be found in almost all Temples of Dravidian Architecture..!!

1. The Vimana: This is the main part of the temple, which usually located at the center of the temple, square in construction, which encapsulates "The Lord" in the form of either image or Idol. The upper part is usually of one or two stories of pyramidal roof, may be covered entirely with gold or an alloy of gold.

2. The Mantapams: These are similar to "Porticus", a Latin word--meaning covered entrance to a building. The Mantapams are covered entrance to The Vimana..!

3. The Gopurams: These are typical gate-pyramids, which form the main entrance into the temple's boundary area. These are quandrangular building structures which is similar to a cave, gives access to the Mantapams. These extend towards top as a pyramid incorporating various angels, kings, dancers, poets, other forms of God's idol etc..!!

4. Pillared Halls or Chaultries: mostly called as CHAWADIS. These are small to massive halls accompanying the temples, used for various purposes. Sometimes, the temple management offer these halls for a day or two for marriages or other special ceremonies.

Besides these main parts, certain temples accomodate tanks or wells which contain sacred water. Some temples do have "Teppakullams", which acts as a pond containing water.

The Gopurams, are gate-pyramids, were so huge that these can be compared to the mordern sky-scrappers. These Gopurams are quadrangular entrance to the temple, extending on the top as pyramids. The Gopurams range from small to huge sizes depending on the temples. The small Gopurams may themself have an idol and forming an arch, acting as a shelter for the idol.
These Gopurams are touched up with beautiful & marvellous colors, looks as if those are taken during the sun set & rise, the deep blue ocean, star lit sky, scortching sun, magnificient moon, super nova explosion....etc..!
I at once wondered , how was it possible for people who lived 2000 years ago, able to perform such a beautiful work,witnessed by these paintings and sculptures, which never could be done now. The technology today right from building house on Mars to moon, remote sensing, drilling for oil and gas from ocean beds etc.. has gone so fast and wild, but cannot match with these wonderful works of the people who made these stuffs 2000 years ago. No engineer can construct a building which can stay 2000 years long as these do. And amazingly the paints did not peel off and still looks attractive..
What materials they would have used?
Did they have a spray machine?
Did they have a Numerical controlled painting machine?
Did they had cranes and lifts to carry them to heights?
How did they manage to carve an idol at a heights that reach sky?
All these remain unanswered..!!!
But I believe that these ancient works made by people, 2000 years earlier, must have had a drive which is other than money. It must be the passion & creativity to do so. They must have totally loved their job, with out any expectations, except the dedication, hard work and sincerity. On seeing such sculptures and carvings, I could really see through their love towards their work..!!
These are some of the pictures I took when I went to the temple. Hope everybody enjoyed it and comments are welcome..!!!

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Know about Fruits for Healthy Living..!!!

key nutrients: vitamin C,iron,potassium,sodium,phosphorus,calcium,sulphur.
Benefits: apples detoxify, help intestinal infections and acidity.

Key Nutrients: potassium, folate, sodium, chlorine, iron, glucose,amino acids.
Benefits: Banana's detoxify, treat constipation, ulcers, enhance immune system.

Key Nutrients: vitamin C, folate, potassium, sodium, citric acid, iron, manganese, calcium.
Benefits: orange improves weak digestion, immunity.

Key Nutrients: Vitamins A,E,silicon,potassium,calcium,copper,folate,fructose.
Benefits: Papaya improves digestion, rids intestinal worms, eases inflammation and constipation.

Key Nutrients: phosphorus, potassium,sodium,calcium,iron,sucrose, Vitamins B & E.
Benefits: Watermelon is diuretic, helps weight loss, treats kidney & urinary tract problems.

Key Nutrients: Vitamins B,C &E, phosphorus, potassium, iron, folate,sucrose.
Benefits: pineapple is a diuretic, detoxifies, purifies blood, prevents blood clots & increases circulation.

Key Nutrients: calcium,phosphorus,iron,sodium, vitamin C.
Benefits: pomegranate aids digestion & destroys intestinal worms.

Key Nutrients: iron, potassium, phosphorus,glucose,salicylates, Vitamin B & E.
Benefits: grapes are good source of energy. They purify the blood (useful for anemia,liver malfunctions such as Hepatitis & Jaundice).
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Woman Live Longer Than Man...!!!

On an average, all over the world, women live 5 to 8 years more than men. Wondering why it is so..?? Am sure that after reading through part-1 of this series, you can now guess the answer..!! ....
Yes, you are right.! This is because, women life style is totally different from what men leads. A Women, consumes 10% less life energy than what a man consumes for the same work. Also generally, when we observe a woman, she talks a lot, but in a calm fashion. She may talk more number of words per minute, but if she controls that then she is under great stress. But a man, keeps digging within himself. He does not want to let out things as a woman does. Also to keep up the symbol of masculinity, they don't cry(at least in front of others). This makes him to get depressed which leads to heart attacks. When compared to women, it is men who die of heart attack most of the time. Also given a same job, there is a great difference in which both genders work to complete the job. This witnesses that women consumes less life energy than men does.

A Mouse Has As Much Life Energy As An Elephant...!!!

Size does not matter when it comes to creatures life energy. As the scientist say, which I quoted in the first part, every organism has the same amount of life energy and they use life energy proportional to their body weight.
Small light weight animals have a very active metabolism evidenced by fast heart beat & high breathing rate. These animals use a lot of calories, so that they use up their allotted energy soon. After their alloted energy is consumed, the demand for energy for further activities are taken from the life energy of the various organs of these animals, which leads to depletion of overall life energy and thus aging and finally death which is earlier than what it is prescribed to be..!!
Remember, all use same amount of life energy/gram of body weight. But slow & inactive animals such as "turtles" which are not agitated by anything live longer. They waste least amount of life energy. Turtles move slower when compared to any other mammals. They are seen always passive, but their average life is around 150 years. If we take another example of Queen Bee, slothful and generally inactive sitting on the bee-hive waiting for the worker bees. Her laziness makes her possible to live longer than the worker bees. The worker bees work hard to the maximum extent shedding its life energy and live upto 3 to 6 weeks when compared to 5 or years for a Queen Bee..!!

Life Is Especially Good In A Zoo...!!

Wild animals which live in forest spend a great deal of its energy by hunting for its prey traveling miles draining its life energy often. At forest, they also are under great deal of stress to escape from its predator every day. This makes them to die sooner. But life at zoo, is most safe and luxurious for wild animals. They most often never waste their life energy by traveling miles for its prey and never under stress. They lead a restful & relaxed life make them live longer.

at Forest at Zoo
LION 8 to 10 years. 20 years.
POLAR BEARS 20 years. 40 years.

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Even though English speaking people call "Japan", people in Japan, call as "Nippon"....!
Know other local names of your country..!!!

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