Sunday, October 26, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Here's an updated version: What's every color in the world, but still always green?
The answer is paint that includes an insulating powder that originated at NASA. Widely used on commercial and residential structures, it transforms any color of paint into an environmentally friendly insulation barrier that saves energy and cost.
The solution is simple: mix the powder into any color of interior or exterior paint, then break out the brushes. When spread on walls, ceilings, and roofs, it creates a barrier that deflects the sun's heat away from the house, plus it helps keep heating and air conditioning where they belong. This reduced need for energy is not only cost-effective, but also a kindness to the environment -- an easy way to create your own "green house effect."
But there were challenges. Once the insulating material was mixed, it had to be applied within five hours. Any delay meant a batch of expensive materials was lost, requiring the time and cost to mix a new batch. The strength of the insulating material was also difficult to regulate, meaning it could chip during the shuttle's flight and splashdown of its reusable booster rockets. Adding to the downside, two of the nine ingredients in the insulating mix weren't environmentally friendly.
In 1993, Marshall created a solution by atomizing epoxy and other filler materials to create a fine, environmentally friendly insulation powder. The material -- known as MCC-1, or Marshall Convergent Coating-1 -- contained tiny, hollow glass spheres and particles of cork and epoxy. The application process was also changed. Instead of mixing the insulating powder directly into the paint, it was shot from a spray gun at the same time the paint was applied. This change in process eliminated the five-hour "time clock" to complete the painting.
The improved, eco-friendly insulation powder was first flight tested in 1996 on the STS-79 mission. It was so successful that it was adopted for all subsequent shuttle flights, with virtually no observed missing or chipped paint on the spent boosters during post-flight inspections.
The powder contains hollow, microscopic ceramic spheres, and a unique process applies a coating to these "microspheres." When the paint dries, it forms a radiant heat barrier, converting ordinary house paint into heat-reflecting thermal paint.
You might say that NASA's contributions to insulating paint can keep green in your world AND in your wallet. That's a good reason to be tickled pink.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Please don't trust the Congressite Mussalmans, for they are not only the 'Mir Jafars amongst us.....
Thus writes a Khan Bahadur from Delhi"This is a letter for the Question Box in Harijan.In your article in Harijan of April 6, you observe as follows:
'I should be failing in my duly if I did not warn the Mussalmans against the untruth that is being propagated amongst them. This warning is a duty because I have faithfully served them in their hour of need and because Hindu-Muslim unity has been and is my life's mission."
I will request you to consider the Hindu-Muslim problem from our point of view. The stumbling block to any negotiations for a settlement of the communal question has been the refusal of the Congress to recognise the All India Muslim League as the authoritative and sole representative body of the Indian Mussalmans. The Congress claims that it speaks for whole India and that it has on its rolls a considerable number of Mussalmans. The very fact that the Congress has made several attempts to come to terms with Mr. Jinnah shows that it is not fully confident of its representative character as far as the Mussalmans are concerned, But do you not honestly feel that the Congress Mussalmans are the real stumbling block in the way of Hindu-Muslim unity, and that it is for their sake that the Congress is not making a serious effort to solve the problem? Believe me, they are a lazy lot who are enjoying their present position because they are in the Congress.
You know what the Muslim masses did to your President in Calcutta where for years he had been leading Id prayer. You also know that they have no courage to address a Muslim meeting to convert the Mussalmans to their point of view. You blame the British for creating Princes, Moderates and Khan Bahadurs like me. You blame the British for trying to create another Ulster in India. Has not the Congress created equivalent Moderates and Khan Bahadurs in Azads, Asaf Alis and Kidwais. Is not the action of the Congress tantamount to creation of a Muslim Ulster?
You may cite the case of Mr. Asaf Ali succeeding in the municipal elections of Delhi. I may inform you that but for a division in the Provincial league and bad handling of the situation Mr. Asaf Ali would have never won the election. I may inform you that even as it is, when Delhi Congress wanted to contest the municipal elections as a party, Mr. Asaf Ali, who is now a member of the Congress Working Committee, had declined to take a Congress ticket. Therefore, Mr. Asaf Ali's election was not a test case; and if, you pardon my saying so, even now let Mr. Asaf Ali re-seek election on a Congress ticket, and I am confident that any league candidate would defeat him. You will thus realise, that your being baffled by the Lahore resolution of the League is not. Justified when Mussalmans have ceased to trust in your file's mission regarding Hindu-Muslim unity. On the other hand they are convinced that the sole aim of the Congress, for the last ten years at least, has been to divide and rule the Mussalmans. I will beg of you to reconsider your attitude towards the League. Please don't trust the Congressite Mussalmans, for they are not only the 'Mir Jafars amongst us, but the enemies of Hindu-Muslim accord and India's freedom."
Just now I am inundated with letters of protest from Muslim friends. Most writers do not argue. They give themselves satisfaction by abusing Pyarelal, who opens and deals with the daily post, gives me only those letters which he thinks I should see. Of these I take notice of those I think I must. In some cases I answer them privately. Therefore correspondents who never receive acknowledgement either through Harijan or the post should know the reason.
There are some Muslim letters of sympathy too. One of them says that in his house he has to listen to wildest criticism of me. No adjective is too bad to use. Much criticism he knows to be false. What is he to do, he asks. Is he to leave the house, or is he to engage in endless disputation and convert his house into a bear garden? I have advised my correspondent neither to leave the house nor to engage in a discussion. If he can, he may put in a mild word when he knows that a manifest falsehood is being uttered and believed.
The correspondence in my possession and the Urdu press cuttings and even some English cuttings from journals owned by Muslims go to show that I am believed to be the arch enemy of Islam and Indian Muslims. If I was at one time acclaimed as their greatest friend and suffered the praise, I must suffer too to be described as an enemy. Truth is known only to God. I am confident that in nothing that I am doing, saying or thinking I am their enemy. They are blood brothers and will remain so, though they may disown me ever so much.
Now for the Khan Bahadur's letter.
I have never understood the reason behind the demand for the recognition by the Congress of the All India Muslim League as the sole and authoritative Muslim body. Why should such an admission be demanded or expected? How is it compatible with a genuine desire for a settlement?
The Congress attempts to represent all. But it has never demanded recognition as such from anybody. The all India status has to be deserved. But whether it be deserved or not, admission there of is a superfluity. The Congress has never claimed that it represents the whole of Indian Muslims. It has not claimed to represent any single community wholly. But it does claim to represent every single national interest irrespective of class, caste, colour or creed, Even that claim need not be admitted by those who deal with it. It should be sufficient consolation to each party that it is considered by the other important enough to seek friendship with.
The Congress has always frankly admitted that it has not on its register as many Muslims as it would like. But it has been proud to have had the support of many eminent Muslims. Hakim Shaheb Ajmal Khan was the tallest among them. Qaid-e-Azam himself was a great Congressman. It was only after non-cooperation that he, like many other Congressmen belonging to several communities, left it, Their defection was purely political. They disliked direct action.
It is wrong to swear at the nationalist Muslims simply because they are attached to the Congress. If they become members of the League, they will become worthy Muslims!!! My correspondent simply does not know how much Congress Muslims are trying to bring about unity. When unity is re-established, as it must be, I have no doubt that nationalist Muslims will get their due both from Hindus and Muslims.
It is torture of truth to suggest that they are so many Mir Jafars. They are betraying neither Islam nor India. They are as true Muslims according to their lights as members of the League claim to be, It is equal torture of truth to suggest that the Congress is following the British method of divide and rule. The Congress is a political party with one single aim. It would be a bad day for India if the Congress could be proved to have mean motives. Is it mean to woo Muslim opinion by the fairest means imaginable? Rightly or wrongly the Congress does not believe in watertight compartments on a communal basis. If religion is allowed to be as it is, a personal concern and a matter between God and man, there are many dominating common factors between the two which will compel common life and common action. Religions are not for separating men from one another, they are meant to bind them. It is a misfortune that today they are so distorted that they have become a potent cause of strife and mutual slaughter.
It will perhaps now be clear why I can have no concern with Asaf Ali Saheb's case. I would grant that he would be beaten in a contest between him and a Leaguer. let it be further granted that such will be the case in the majority of such contests. It will in no way weaken my position. It will prove the superior organizing ability of the League and its popularity among the Muslims. I have not doubted either. My case is incredibly simple. I must not be called upon to make any admissions about the status of the League before thinking of unity through the League. I must not be disloyal to the Muslim nationalists however insignificant they may be considered to be. I ask the Khan Bahadur, the writer of the letter under discussion, to exert his influence to bring the two communities together.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Instead of sidelining the fight against climate change, the global credit crisis could hasten countries' efforts to create "green growth" industries by revamping the financial system behind them, the U.N. climate chief said on Friday.
But that would depend on governments helping poor countries -- who are key to saving the planet's ecology -- tackle their problems, instead of spending most available money on rescuing the financial world, Yvo de Boer told reporters.
De Boer said the financial "earthquake" that has seen markets plunge worldwide in recent weeks could damage U.N.-led climate change talks, but only "if the opportunities that the crisis brings for climate change abatement are ignored."
"The credit crisis can be used to make progress in a new direction, an opportunity for global green economic growth," de Boer, who heads the Bonn-based U.N. Climate Change Secretariat, told a news conference.
"The credit crunch I believe is an opportunity to rebuild the financial system that would underpin sustainable growth ... Governments now have an opportunity to create and enforce policy which stimulates private competition to fund clean industry."
De Boer said a successful outcome to climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009 would create new markets, investment opportunities and job creation.
But he warned that "if available global capital is used primarily to refloat the financial world, we literally will sink the futures of the poorest of the poor.
"And I hope that the credit crunch will not mean that people in the South will have to wait for those in the North to have repaid their credit card debts and mortgages before attention is again turned to the South."
Without reaching out a hand to developing countries, it would be very difficult to make advances on the rest of the environmental agenda, De Boer said.
Environment ministers will meet in two months' time in Poznan, Poland, to prepare for the Copenhagen summit, which is due to agree on a new global-warming accord to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.
Ministers in Poznan must make clear they were "willing to put financial resources, the architecture, the institutions in place that will allow developing countries to engage in a global approach on both mitigation and adaptation," he said.
Funding did not have to all come from governments and he foresaw "an approach where we very much use the market".
De Boer said the financial crisis had not so far affected the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, which allows rich countries to offset their carbon footprints by investing in clean energy projects in developing countries.
"I don't see a slowdown in the CDM pipeline at the moment," he said.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
First draw a circle on x and y axis:-
Here we are analyzing that how the points on the perimeter of the circle behave wrt x and y coordinates! We start from (r,0) and finishes at (r,0) after taking a full anti-clockwise round. Here we intend to analyze the points on perimeter from minimum to maximum wrt to x and y coordinates.
Now if we try to draw the points on any axis as (Min,Max) from first quadrangle to IV quadrangle then we find the flow of the coordinates as Clockwise.
Initially we have drawn the circle in a anticlockwise direction or we have drawn the circle from minimum to maximum in anticlockwise direction. But during mathematical analysis we found that minimum to maximum wrt to any of the coordinates do lies in clockwise direction. It is very interesting to note here that there exists a mathematical drama(U-Turn) here. It may be a reality too!
The same will apply to z and t axis also.
So, behind our every move it is proved at least mathematically that there exists a parallel negative factor also.
If we say the Universe is expanding then there would exist negative volumes also in the Universe. Or we also can’t deny the assumption that Universe is expanding with a rate of –dv/dt creating black holes if v is substantially almost equal to infinity or vice versa.
The derivation is quite simple but gives birth to a very interesting theory of “Reverse Mathematical Objects”.
In the recent times the word Rave Parties has influenced the media in a big way. I don’t exactly understand why the issue has attracted too much of a lime-light in a society where our Sadhus and Mahatmas are found taking happy narcotic drugs. I remember my 3 day long stay at Mahakumbh, Allahabad held in 2001 where I got the opportunity to understand the very native essence of Hindu religion practiced in modern times. Many of our ancient temples are full of pictures of naked gods and goddesses. I found many babas taking deep puffs of ganja and charas and enjoying their bharamacharya on the ghats of the Ganges. I too adventured to reserve a puff for myself and tried to understand the world from their view of thinking. Infact I later only regretted the decision but anyways it was good for the sake of first cut experience. During my entire stay and interaction with the people of different muths I didn’t find anything praiseworthy that I can talk of my religion once I am out of the created pious scene. I found the visiting pilgrims as scoundrel as in routine life. While taking bath in the holy rivers they were more concerned about the safety if their holding that they have left at the ghats. There was no respect for the senior citizens that they should be given the chance first and must be obliged physical help. I was also not a different being altogether and I remember the night of Shivaratri, it was 4:00 AM in the morning and a bit raining. I was all alone and wanted to take a bath in the holy preliminary hours of the festival. But I was worried about my polythene bag that I was carrying. I scanned the entire ghat to form a covalent bond with someone. With God’s grace I didn’t have to waste much time and I finally got me. I handed him over my belongings and went straight to the river to take a holy dive. Though all the way I was terrified lest these people flee away as I was barely wearing only an undergarment. During the period I was restless as all my money was with the Good Samaritan and if I lost touch with him after I return then I would have to do a naked parade on the streets of Allahabad! Fortunately things were all in order and I succeeded to go back to my hostel which full honor. End of the day I thought that when my heart contributed even a single second to pray to god when I was amidst the flowing waters of Ganga? Like me there a millions of followers who sail in the same boat. I firmly believe no one can be expected to function and act as a 100% right man. There is a Ravana hiding in each one of us!
The current rave party is no more a exception. Our culture is going westernized so the people. At one time in USA the LSD was so popular that the users had formed a big community in itself. Remember the famous bollywood song “Hare Rama, Hare Krishna”
I will not advocate the usage of such drugs as it is for sure that we are running towards our end but we should visualize the problems in totality. Why the FTV and XX movies not banned in India? Why the pubs and bars are allowed to operate? Why the government is no so forceful in implementing the laws if any strictly? Infact behind the successful organization if these Rave Parties we are all involved some where.
I had also chanced upon to visit a Rave Party (just today I realized) last year at dharamshala. The so called sacred divine home for Holy Dalai Lama. The person who is fighting against the Chinese government for the freedom of Tibet. He has used the method of Gandhi ie Non-Violence. I interviewed various localities there who had a firm faith in the method of Gandhi practiced by Dalai Lama. But bounced back whether Mr. Lama is fighting a spiritual war or a diplomatic one? He is enjoying the luxuries of the life far away from the region of problem and talking about its’ freedom. He is scared of going to China as Chinese may get hold of him. I would like to react sharply that it is not a true Gandhian way. I agree that they are non-violent but there hardly I see any struggle for the Freedom. Gandhi was the person who sacrificed all the luxuries, traveled in third class and was the first person to reach the ailing state; whatever the consequences. Dalai Lama wants to get the freedom diplomatically. He may prove to be right in his method but I request him not to compare his method with that of Gandhi.
I was shocked to see the young Tibetans staying there. The night life of Dharamshala was as romantic as Las Vegas. You will find many Tibetan youths going hand in hand with the visiting foreigners and enjoying their nights with them at their expense. The Rave Parties are common there. I saw a topless foreigner girl kissing a young Tibetan at a dark corner of the room. And this was not the only example!
I thought at the moment that where Dalai Lama is paving his youths to? Do they ever be able to get the freedom by indulging in such heinous acts? Their first and foremost mission should be to work towards the achievement of the freedom and that needs sacrifice of high level if they want it through non-violence.
Interesting an Indian is not as respected as a foreigner in Dharamshala as we Indian are poorer to visiting videshies, though Mr. Lama and his pupils are living in exile in India.
I appeal him to do something for his nation and integrity before he dies rather than allowing his persons to fall into this western fashion of Rave Parties!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
It is highly regretful on the part of the government both state as well as the center that they made an insignificant delay in resolving the matter। I am sorry for those politicians who may try a failed attempt in naming this delay as Indianised one. Let me finish this article with a message to all those unsocial polluters that for a glorified India, for a glorified religion and most important for a glorified human-being we all need to glorify our good inner spirits first and rest will take care of itself.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Mixed reactions? Some take it for good for their better but for some it is worst than worse! The government has again proven on account of Mr. Arjun Singh that somewhere down the line it political interests matters more than the National Interests. Seems that there is an appeasement department working underground for the government headed by the honorable HRD Minister! This is not the first time when Mr. Singh has not gone against the right wind that flows to the nation to the path of right democracy.
Government can hang me if I say that acts of Mr. Singh are not only shameful but also anti-nationalist. For certain political interests he is doing all the acts that an obliged dog has to perform for his master.
I assume Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and our Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh are quite sensible in understanding the true patriotic desires of the nation. If they like to keep their eyes closed then my nation doesn’t require them. Let me be clear that my nation is not hungry of these power-savvy politicians be it the leader of opposition party Mr. Advani or Mrs. Sonia Gandhi. It’s the call and voice of a natural Indian. An Indian soul and soil will never allow anyone to divide the nation on the basis of cast or religion. Being a secular nation all are equal, all are the spirits of One God.
I am not against the reservation. There should be a provision in the Indian Constitution to provide equal footing to the underprivileged. But compare peers with peers, is Mr. Singh really observing this?
A country where more than 40% of the people are living below the poverty line with an annual income of roughly Rs.25000 a year can a person 450000 a year be certified as underprivileged by the government of India?
The equation is out of my intelligence!
But it is true and it is happening.
We all Indians including me again have to follow the path shown by Great Mahatma. Just publishing some advertisements in the newspapers financed by the hardworking taxpayers will not suffice. We should keep in mind that we have no right including me to voice against anyone without contributing anything to the nation literally. Even writing an article like this is just a most coward and useless act performed by an average Indian.
You will even find some more and better article on the newspaper next day.
On the path shown by Mr. Gandhi we have to prosecute a non-violent non-cooperation movement against the government. Time has come when we all need to stand up against these corrupt politicians.
The current of the so called honorable Union HRD Minister shows that they are least bothered about being an Indian first than a politician.
Our politicians have learnt a good thing from British that divide and rule. These unfortunate chaps are great in following this rule.
So my friends time has come when the entire youth has to show his strength. Dare to stare in the eyes of these power-hungry politicians. Let we make them realize that Indians are no more a dull fools. They are no more their hand-puppets!
But this is not an easy path. Just words are not enough, you need a courage and good understanding from your inner spirit. A feeling of utter devotion is required to the service of the Nation. You may have to leave your jobs, your friends may call you a dumb-fool, your family may stop you from doing this, and your financials may go in a deep black-out!
Be Ready! If you really want some change, otherwise for God’s sake stop criticizing the politicians like a favorite time pass.
If you have the will then go ahead. I am always with you just give me knock!
एक झर में उन्हें सजाऊं
सूरज से छुपा के,
चाँद कि एक नई पौध लगाऊं!
कितने ही मौसम बीतें
यह पौध तो अजर है,
डर सिर्फ़ सूरज का ही है।
बाकी तारों कि नज़र है।
सूरज को घबराहट कि,
चाँद कहीं खिल न पायें
जो ओंट कहीं झाँक लेता,
तब ख़ुद से नज़र बचाए!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Rub your footsteps carefully that you have left behind, lest some trail should put you in some difficulty. If you walk avoid any synchronization with your mate as it can give birth to resonance. Your life is in danger!
But why? My life has no potential dangers! I have no enemies. I do practice and own good attributes that a human being should own. So what kind of danger you silly guy is talking about.
Don’t go with the literal meaning just. I meant the essence of your life is in danger. The greatness of humanity over its peers is in danger. As the day passes you are loosing the rights to be called a king in justice of the entire living society. Your insane virginity is being hackneyed by some evil powers.
You mean I would no longer be able to rule the world and I will be raped by someone!
To some extent, Yes!
But how and who the bloody hell is going to dare to even touch me?
Your own spirit my little kid!
But why the spirit has become its own enemy?
It has all right to do whatever with you and you are just powerless before the Excellency of the Holy Spirit. The holy spirits starts acting at the time when you start ignoring the inherent powers of the spirit and begin challenging it altogether. Every moment passed it develops a Horoscope of yours and writes punishments for you which you have to accept willingly of unwillingly.
Oh my God! The God should not have created this spirit. This is like we all are some living Bombs. God has made a blunder.
The so called blunder of God has saved you from the millions of unknown blunders that could have cropped up if there would have no spirit.
Each of you would have become your own GOD. The fight of the supremacies would have ruled out the rule of some single rule which is a must. Though you have now started writing your own rules and the only penalty is that you should be punished bloodlessly.
You have made your own rules and divided the entire humanity based upon color and races. You love to smell the taste of blood. You love to deny the rule of nature. You love to do brutality. You love to criticize your own brothers. You love to manipulate the truth.
You love to judge the things on the scale of violence. You see peacekeepers as a shame to masculinity. You know why all this is happening!
Because you JUST LOVE ONLY YOURSELF!
Beware the spiritual lion is nearing you roaring. May be the next minute you may be no more. Think if all you can’t even become a history? The lion is blind. Though his senses are quite strong He can smell your evil nature.
So be prepared before you perish!