Sunday, January 28, 2018

Why few, though many wanted to be a winner?

** Let me put T&C at the top rather bottom, because post here is not for attraction rather to understand. YOU in this post refers to human being(he/she) but I’d be portraying as reader for a moment to provide warm comfort.
Winners don’t do different things they do things differently. Take a breath & read bit louder so that your mind can listen once again “It is not WHAT you do, but HOW you do it, that matters.

Believe. Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right. Whether you think you will or won’t, you’re right. It’s your reaction which would wholly influenced from - grown up environment, perception, circumstances, least but considerable - group of people with whom you have grown up;your mind groomed.

Understand that, every human is unique. Though you wanted to follow someone, you would ONLY do what you are but not what you wanted it to be for your world, for anything that matter - that’s where attitude play’s crucial role ‘How you” despite what you doOn side note - You must know what your goal is? Believe it you have chosen it by passion & love. Fact is that every human is unique, so don’t compare with others’.

Be Positive. you must develop the habits of thinking, talking, and acting positive. We all have the choice of how we will handle the day or any situation that we confront. It’s a very simple choice. Are you going to be positive or negative? Charles Swindoll stated it best in one of his quotes, “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” So if you respond to what happens to you in life in a positive manner that is the first step to being a winner.

Be brave, even if you’re not;no one can tell the difference.

Don’t major in minor things.

Have Faith; pair faith with belief & everything will turn out well.

Njoy the journey along the d way & pay attention to what you're pursuing rather to the target goal you have set for yourself.

Surround yourself with right people(which could be not easy life for some at times).

The importance of winning isn't WHAT you get it from, rather WHAT you become because of it.

Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health and love.

Your life will never get easier, rather by experience you become wiser to react well.

Before you react just believe “Winning is an attitude”, so how you do(= winner) matters the most than what you do(>> participants).  winning attitude

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gujri % Dokota % ale hulli % black & white model % 80's model % vintage % 2-stroke engine % Scrap % classic

Did you say "Dakota"?? NO? perhaps it must be something similar depends upon native language;used to point out any pretty old 2 wheeler vehicle.

I was pretty clueless why it was called so & not even had second though as phrase itself had no conflict. It was hot day, while passing by a village in Manchester(in fact - Manchester has other name too "Town of village charm"), located in eastern Connecticut & saw an very very old truck with name DAKOTA on body side, and wondered by name familiarizes.

Immediate mind map - Ohh!, might be this was the name of vehicle brand back in 80's and later people used the same word to address any scrap old 2 wheeler. As usual approached online guru $Google$. Nothing surprising & to be honest I didn't felt great because of the below. May be even you dear reader would .......loose interest; sorry for that.

It's also a boy name in native America; don't ever check for urban dictionary - may go on crazy

A member of a North American Indian people of the upper Mississippi valley

FYI - Dodge Dakota(a.ka Ram Dakota) was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2000

Monday, August 14, 2017

Have you ever wonder why the wall CLOCKS in-store, are always show 10:10?

You may or mayn't have heard - oh that's just because,
  • It could have be the logo of the very first watch maker
  • May be myths out of the way, memorial 4 Lincoln/ JF. Kennedy/Martin Luther King were shot. 
On a side note,
The logo/first time piece maker, in the form of pendent with the hanging spring.
Also, Lincoln was shot at 10:15pm, JF Kendey was shot at 12:30 pm etc..

Actual reason be, that was 1 of 2 options left, to show the clock hands in symmetrical arrangement, while makers evolved accommodating the below over a period:

  1. 1st being the manufacturer's logo
  2. Later on & on - additional elements like date, day, month, AM/PM, year etc.. found their attractive pie around 3, 6 & 9; in-fact looked nice & cool too.
Somehow dial got it's components(leme call it as xtra-fittings or cosmetics😉) on it, and maker too would have satisfied by then. Although model looked nice w/ cosmetics, aren't it's organs(hour & minute hands) important to run(do well in market), and where wud they place it?? That's where the only 2 options(referred previously) left to show hands symmetrically - 8:20 or 10;10.


Marketing apart(despite where/when/whom to sell), what does world accepts?

Logically - 10:10 is not perfectly symmetrical, as the hour hand has moved one-sixth of an hour towards the 11, note that a couple of the timepieces in the picture are actually set to 10:08 or 10:09, presumably for greater symmetry.

Later than never - just in case, if one wish to know who gave the birth to watch?
Peter Henlein the german craftsman is often credited as the inventor of the "clock-watches" (taschenuhr), around Aug 1485.

Trend as taken turn(left? right? u-turn? it's 360 degree; everything @ 1 touch, and when i said everything - something that attracts/be the necessary for one, few BUT need not be for all. And this is where the customize-able takes birth👍

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Why do our jeans pants have a small pocket just above the front right pocket?

Though I use jeans pants very often, I get this doubt rarely when:

  • In train, while sleep in upper birth, I shift coins from back pocket to this; to avoid fall on passengers in lower birth.
  • To keep 5 rupees coin Saturday early morning, which serve ticket cost to my village; rather struggling for change as it's very first stop in that route.
  • sometimes to pen-drive so that I may copy some nice movies when visit friends; but never missed to check tiny pocket before dropping it to wash.

I pen down how it got useful to me. But sometimes it's not easy to take stuff out of it without making the scene awkward.

Why this colaveri-de...Was it something useful that was added or it is just a fashion thing?

One fine day remembered when surffing on net, figured out the actual reason behind & that was...

Back in the 1800s, cowboys used to wear their watches on chains and kept them avoid getting broken. Levis introduced this covering mainly cowboys and it continued then on...

way back Gandhi ji used it without pant, forget pockets LoL:)

You may see people find it useful in their own ways like coins, keys, small ipod, lipstick/lip balm, tissue pocket & wand holder(Harry Potter fans)etc. already said just individual own ways.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What is the significance of 18 holy steps @ Lord Ayyappa?

      16th Sep 2011 was my first visit to Sabarimala, in fact that was a fortunate trip. Credit goes to my colleuge Raj, who introduced me to team in Bangalore, which is basically raised from HMT employees, and now it's being evolved as a unified family with diverse individual. I really enjoyed my every minute with group, rather just been to holy place. These is where everyone of us fortunately meet people of various age;passion,profession,attitude etc..

Pen down this post to share info to some of the very common question(s) appear looking over to any swami(devotees).
      Lord Ayyappa (hindu deity worshiped in South India) is believed to be born out of the union btw Shiva and Mohini(avatar of Vishnu). a.k.a 'Harihara Puthra'

Reason behind the name Manikanta?
He was found(tied a golden bell 'mani' around his neck 'kandan') on banks of the Pampa river, soon after his birth.

Symbolism of the 18 steps?

Those who carry the irumudi on their head are only allowed to use the 18 holy steps.
steps 1 - 5: symbolize the five human senses(Panchendriyas - signify the `mortal’ nature of one’s body) - vision, hearing, smell, taste n touch.

steps 6 - 13: symbolize the eight ashtaragas - Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Madha, Maltsarya, Asooya n Dhumb. (Love, Anger, Avarice, Lust, Pride, Unhealthy Competition, Jealousy and Boastfulness).

steps 14 - 16: symbolize for three gunas; nature born qualities
i.e. Satva,( perspicuity, discernment) , Rajas(activity, enjoyment) and Thamas(inactivity, stupor).

steps 17 - 18: symbolize vidya (Knowledge) and avidya (Ignorance).

Why 18 steps?
The steps represent the 18 hills existing in and around the region of Sabarimala. Ponnambalamedu, Gowdenmala, Nagamala, Sundaramala, Chittambalamala, Khalgimala, Mathangamala, yladummala, Sreepadamala, Devarmala, Nilakkalmala, Thalapparamala, Neelimala, Karimala, Puthuserrymala,
Kalakettimala, Inchipparamala and Sabarimala.

Could be derived frm epics-
Eighteen is considered as the code number to break into the soul of the Nature. The significance of 18 can be traced back to the Vedic age. The first Veda, believed to be protected by Lord Brahma himself, had 18 chapters. Later, Veda Vyasa divided it to create the four vedas: Rigveda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharava Veda. Each of these vedas had 18 chapters.Veda Vyasa also wrote 18 puranas and 18 upa-puranas. The Bhagavad Gita has 18 chapters and the Kurukshetra war lasted 18 days.
What is Irumudi & it is used for?
Basically it means 2(iru) compartments,
- Munmudi(front) meant for Pooja articles
- Pinmudi(back) for journey requisites.

Significance of ghee-filled coconut?
Symbolically, the ‘ghee’ in the coconut represents the ‘soul.’ And the human body is represented by the coconut. After the arduous trek, when a devotee stands face to face with Lord Ayyappa – the ghee poured on the Lord symbolically represents the merging of the individual soul with the universal soul or the ‘Jivatma’ with ‘Paramatma.’
Finally, the empty coconut, which represents the body, is consumed by the fire in the ‘homakundam.’

Why 40 + 1  days of vratham?
Since the human form is the last form to get this enlightenment, 40 days spiritual discipline is undertaken to remind us the 40 weeks we were in mother's womb and the finally on the 41st day we take the final journey to Sabarimala. This knowledge of the Self requires help of a guru and so Ayyappa Vratham should be initiated with a Guru. The Guru initiates the practice  by putting a Tulsi mala (108 beads that represents the mathematical rhythm of nature).

Why do we wear black or blue dress?
Wearing black clothes is the traditional dress to indicate total with-drawl of mind and total absorption into the "Self" or "Atma". (Objects are black due to complete absorption of color spectra). Blue color is the color of illusion like the blue sky or blue ocean. To remind us the maya (illusion) of this mind, blue color is worn.

Why not to cut nails, shave not cut hair?
 It is a great practice to give up the thought that we are not this body that is born and dead, but the immortal Consciousness principle, Brahman.  Importance is not given to physical comforts of body and so no shaving, no nail cutting, no wearing shoes etc is done so that it helps the mind to transcend from the body sense to the awareness state and finally to consciousness state.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How is a football player's running distance measured?

It was the 16th round of FIFA 2014, ARG vs SUI on pitch for pre-quarter-finals. You know it was absolutely 0-0 to both sides even after 70+ mins, and the team white n blue was struggling to be alive in tournament. So it was quite interesting, and entire ~8k audience eyes were on 2 strikers Shaqiri <> Messi. Unfortunately Messi was not at all heading to net; might be as he was boxed by swiss mid wingers

but DiMario was progressive around penalty area and corners, where as Messi was just on free-kicks.

I beleive it was Johan Djourou(of Swiss) substituted by other player at around 74th min, and while he was walking out, a feed appeared on screen "Johan total distance 2.3 km" I just wondered, how did they calculate Mr. Johan Djorou had run exactly 23000 meter in the that course??

The Union of European Football Associations(UEFA) document outlines - there is a tracking technology used to measure a football player's running distance during a game. It is a complex system of 16 cameras; field is divided among 16 cameras, with each one filming its own area. Computers setup on other side keep analyze the feeds inflow from all the 16 cameras and then calculate trajectories of player movements. In this way the system can also determine elements such as shot speeds and distances between a goal and ball position during free kicks.

It also says that, the UEFA has tested the system against proprietary tracking systems used by individual clubs, and also by sending people on predetermined, fixed-length trajectories, and found it to be generally accurate within 3%.

Eventually, that too after course of 118 minutes, DiMario(#7 of ARG) headed the net bypassing 3+goalie in a row, from distance of around 45 yards. Here, I must say it was a brilliant admit (pic above)  from Mr. Lionel Messi.

white and blue beat red to clinch a place in quarter finales of 2014 carniball
Rio De JaneiroBrazil

Cheers to Lionel Messi and Angel DiMario

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Why is Wimbledon so special?

Nothing has changed here over the 135 summers, since 1877 and the value that has been shown to this event can even gray out the quote "Change is the only constant". And now it is one of the greatest sporting events in the world!!

What is the specialty exist in it? how is it still holding the huge audience in the emerging world, when people expect changes in anything and everything they do?

Yes, there are some changes, to the audience rather than in the event itself. Below are those sensational things that entitle popularity for ever.

Grass court: that is certainly used only for 2 weeks in a year.

Royalty bow: followed tradition, players to bow to the members of the royal family seated in the royal box upon entering or leaving court.

White clothing: including hats, socks and shoes to be almost entirely white.

Salutation: players are referred to as Mr, Miss and Mrs in each and every instances.

Nomenclature: while all other tournaments have men and women's singles and doubles, Wimbledon has a more formal way for addressing it as Ladies' and Gentlemen's singles or doubles.

Only ground roll: no ball boys throw or toss ball to player.

Day break: the middle sunday of the Wimbledon fortnight is always a day off in tournament.

Clear ground: Wimbledon does not put any sponsor advertising around its courts.

Tickets: Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam tournament where fans without tickets for a match can queue up and still get seat.

Strawberries & cream: Spectators and players are offered strawberries and cream as the typical stand food at the tournament.

Umbrellas: Rain is as much a part of Wimbledon as the adrenaline-pumping on-court action. And, although the rain does put a brake on the game, it allows photographers some pretty scenic shots. Also, accompanying the rain always are plenty of umbrellas, many in dark green and purple - the colour of Wimbledon.

Towels: Even towels and handkerchief provided to players would have pattern of dark green & purple; cloths supplied by Welspun.