Saturday, 5 September 2020

A story behind ATM invention and why security PIN is 4 digits

How & why ATM (Automated Teller Machine) was invented and why the ATM security PIN is 4 digits by default.

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Balarama's wife Revati and Time Dilation

In Bhagavata Purana, there is a story of how Revati and her father traveled to Brahma loka and due to time dilation, they lost 27 mahayugas on Earth. In this my first ever video, I will talk about this interesting story and draw parallel with the concepts in today's science.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Astronomy Poem

Recently I went to a star party at Coorg organized by Bangalore Astronomical Society. The sky was pretty clear and dark and I was able to see many deep sky objects. This experience inspired me to write a poem. This poem is dedicated to the BAS.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Badri yaatra - As it happened

There were so many questions popping up in my mind - Will we be able to reach Badri without any problem? Will elders have darshan with ease? Will the elders bear the cold in Badri?... My mind came back to the present when the flight attendant made an announcement "We will be descending to Dehradun in a few minutes. Please fasten your belt and do not use restrooms". It was more than 2 months when we decided to do a Badri yatra with elders. My family, my brother's family and four elders made it a 10 pax trip to Badrinath. Badrinath is one of the holy places for Hindus and its significance is much more for Vaishnavas. So naturally all of us were excited about this trip.

Astronomy Outreach Program at Tumkur

The Bangalore Astronomical Society (BAS) had planned an astronomy outreach session in December at Tumkur. For the first time, I volunteered for this event and I am sharing my experience.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Uttaraayana and Makara Sankramana

As Uttaraayana and Sankranthi (makara sankramana) are celebrated almost on the same day, there is a belief that both are same and lies on the same day. However, Uttaraayana and Sankramana are two different things.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Trip to North and East Sikkim

We had not gone anywhere for more than a year. As the summer was ending, we were thinking of going to a place to beat the summer. I pulled out the map and two states stuck my eyes. Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim. I had heard a lot about places in HP from friends and relatives. However, Sikkim seems to be less heard at least from my close circle. This tiny state bordering three other nations Nepal, China, and Bhutan always created interest. I started researching every place in Sikkim and finally we decided for a 8-days trip covering North and East Sikkim including Gangtok.

Preview of Gurudongmar lake