2006 just a second away

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Another second away! To make up for changes in Earth’s rotation, scientists are adding a ‘leap second’ to atomic clocks worldwide, thus delaying the start of year 2006 by a second. The atomic clocks showing coordinated universal time, which coincides with winter time in London will read 23:59:60 before moving to 00:00:00. Leap seconds are added to compensate for slowing…

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Soft Luck

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I’ve decided to get lucky… (nah, not that way! ) by ‘buying’ the lucky bamboo – the feng shui thing. I saw it at one of my friends place and clicked this photograph. I heard it brings luck. Not willing to hassle with office watchdogs, I had to content myself with keeping ‘soft copy’ of the bamboo plant in my…

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धर्म आणि उत्क्रांतिवादाचा सिद्धांत

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“डार्विनच्या उत्क्रांतिवादाच्या सिद्धांताने पृथ्वीवरील जीवसृष्टीच्या निर्मितिचे गूढ उकलणे अशक्य आहे”, असा दावा करत अमेरिकेतील शालेय अभ्यासक्रमात ‘इंटेलिजंट डिझाईन’ सिद्धांताचा समावेश करण्याचा प्रयत्न तेथील परंपरावाद्यांनी केला होता. या सिद्धांताप्रमाणे पृथ्वीवरील जीवसृष्टी ही विज्ञानावर आधारलेल्य डार्विनच्या उत्क्रांतिवादाच्या सिद्धांताप्रमाणे झाली नसून ती एखाद्या अद्भुत शक्तिने घडवली आहे. ख्रिस्ती धर्मात ईश्वराने सहा दिवसात पृथ्वीची निर्मिति केली असे सांगीतले आहे. अमेरिकेचा एक चेहरा आधुनिक असला…

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Privet

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I don’t understand the reason why I’m suddenly fascinated with everything Russian. Series of events, one after the other in a short span lead to this situation. I think KGB is up to something. It all started when I first read the works of Ayn Rand, a Russian girl who escaped from the strong fisted arrival of the communists and…

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Setting new highs

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Conversations on IM are interesting! V: hi… long time no see. whatsup? final_transit: (replies after a long time) hey! arey was sortof busy re. and wokeup little late . V: uh huh! sundays are meant for that final_transit: yeah but four is a odd time, isnt it V: thats early! i mustb e dreaming something good.. final_transit: four in the…

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My first Jain wedding

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Amit, elder brother of my close friend Amod got married today. I accompanied the bridegroom’s group to Baramati, the hometown of the politician Sharad Pawar and hotspot of the Sugar belt in western Maharashtra. The place is six hours away from Dombivli and I went there by bus, accompanied by another friend Debu (Devendra) and Amod’s family and relatives. The…

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