World's First Photographs

I found this link while surfing on the net.

It has world's first photographs ever taken. It's fascinating, have a look.

http://rising.blackstar.com/10-of-the-worlds-photography-firsts.html

ideally i should have posted it on my other blog , but since it is not very active, i posted it here

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People - Like?

I have come up with an original classification of humans not to be found in any
Org-Behav/Psychology/Sociology book.

This one has originally been derived on the basis of my experiences with my life and outside world. So here it is :

Humans can be categorised as follows:

  1. Those who can work hard.
  2. Those who can spend money.
  3. Those who can do neither.
A sub category of 2nd type can be people who are lucky.

I'm sorry to say but in 80% cases I fall in third category.

Never try to be in 3rd category, life will turn harsh on you and things will not just seem to fall in place.

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MS Live Labs - Listas

Just got to know about this site from MS. Here you can create your own lists on anything, but don't know what's new about the concept. I have created three quick lists here to share it with others. One of the list I have kept as public R/W, so you are free to add up your entries (but don't do it for sake of doing it). I'll expand them as and when i find stuff and willingness to do so.

You can access my lists here My Listas


:-) Enjoy till then

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TDIL CoILNET initiative

My friend VKC posted a blog on Panchatantra and was searching for its stories in Hindi. So I thought of doing some R&D on this. I in my earlier post mentioned about the Betaal Pachisi available on the internet.

And what I come across can be called serendipity.

I personally being a seeker of hindi literature on the internet was unaware of this initiative (sorry to say) .

Ministry of IT has launched TDIL project for in 1991-1992.

This snippet has been taken from TDIL site


The Department of Information Technology initiated the TDIL (Technology
Development for Indian Languages) with the objective of developing Information
Processing Tools and Techniques to facilitate human-machine interaction without
language barrier; creating and accessing multilingual knowledge resources; and
integrating them to develop innovative user products and services.


TDIL under CoIL-NET (Content Development in Indian Language Network) project of IGNCA is developing a digital library for hindi literature. Hindi folklares are being digitised and stored here.

Also IGNCA has another project Kalasampada dedicated to digitisation of Indian Arts.
TDIL has undertaken various other initiatives. Do visit the website.

This is a great initiative from Ministry of Comm & IT (MCIT) and should be endorsed at all levels.

Reminds me of my college prof Sanjay Goel, who had worked in IGNCA under such a initiative and he use to share his experiences with us.

Visit the digital library here http://tdil.mit.gov.in/CoilNet/IGNCA/welcome.html



On a different note , I have just finished reading the book KaoBoys of RA&W.

It's a wonderful book giving you an insight over the functioniong of RA&W.
Everyone should read this book to have an idea of the role and functioning of RA&W and IB and their importance in security of India. This books written by B. Raman has his memories during his 27 years of service in RAW.

It gives you an insider's on various events like Operation Blue Star, assasination of Indira Gandhi and Rajeev Gandhi, khalistani movement in Punjab and demolition of Babri Masjid.

One thing which really pinches you is the favourtism shown by USA to Pak and not declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism. Inspite of ample evidences given by RAW to CIA w.r.t to the involvement of ISI on Indian soil, CIA has been refuting the charges and avoiding declaring Pak as a state sponsor of terrorism.

Please read this book as it enlightens you on the hidden areas of national security.

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Water, Water Everywhere

I found this pic while surfing Flickr. An amazing freeze by camera lens. What a macro photography.

Water Drops



I cant wait to buy my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi




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