Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dubai Trip

Dubai - a city for shoppers all over the world. Recently, when i get a chance to visit (which ofcourse was a business visit), i couldn't stop myself to click some of the amazing things. Here are they, but first the only "official" Gurdwara and also the only place of worship for other religions:

Gurdwara


Door Sign at the Metro


Dubai Museum


Burj Khalifa (During day time)


Burj Khalifa (During night time)


Fountain show from Burj Khalifa


Banana Republic


Fountain inside the mall


Dinosaur skeleton


Aquarium at the Atlantis





















Lego Girl


Lego (Boy and crocodile)


Finally! some beers




Thursday, September 17, 2015

Reminiscence

You need to pray before boarding the flight


Two layers of clouds


Nirvana - Light, Clouds and Me. .... Yes, Plane was obstruction


Only in Punjab, you will see fields outside a factory



Jalebis - coz in Maharashtra, you dont get "Sweet" jalebis 


Live band playing at the Airport 


Chhole bhature - only coz of Gajar ka aachar



Yoga - at the Airport 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How ancient timekeeping mechanism looks in modern times

I have always been fascinated with ancient timekeeping mechanism and how it looks in current times e.g. in Hours, minutes and seconds.

We calculate 1 day = 24 hours. Here's how ancient people break 24 hours into sub units:

1 Day = 8 Pehars. 1 Pehar = 3 hours.
1 Pehar = 64 (some says 60) gharis. 1 Ghari = 22.5 mins or 24 mins
1 Ghari = 60 Pal. 1 Pal = 22.5 seconds
1 Pal = 3 chasaas. 1 Chasaa = 7.5 seconds
1 Chasaa = 15 visaas. 1 Visaa = 0.5 seconds
1 Visaa = 15 Nimakh.
1 Nimakh = 0.033 seconds

Hindus and Sikhs by convention take a day to begin at sunrise to sunrise. Muslims on the other hand consider period on a day to begin at sunset (after the magrib prayer) and end at next sunset. Christian day begins at midnight and end at the following midnight.

Let me know your thoughts.