Tuesday 22 December 2020

Jupiter Saturn Conjunction 2020

On 21st December 2020, people on Earth witnessed the great conjunction of the two biggest planets in our Solar System Jupiter and Saturn. Though they are separated by a greater distance, as seen from the Earth they appeared closer to each other.

Tuesday 8 December 2020

Gundimane Homestay Review

With lockdown and travel restrictions all around for almost 9 months, we were desperate to go out of Bengaluru but to a safe place. After a lot of research, we got to know about Gundimane homestay. It ticked all the boxes so we decided to visit this homestay. This post is a review of this homestay. Towards the end of this post, I have also provided more information in Q&A format.

Sunday 8 November 2020

Dabbaguli - A picnic spot near Bangalore

During this covid time and restrictions on travel, we were looking for a place where there is not much crowd and we can enjoy the fresh air without wearing mask. We got information about this place called Dabbaguli from YouTube channels and Facebook posts. The place looked ideal (riverside as well) during these times and we decided to visit this place. As rightly mentioned in the YouTube channels, this place was really awesome and it was worth all the effort. In this post, I'll provide details about this place and tips.

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.