Saturday 3 July 2021

Pure Vegetarian homestays in Karnataka

Whenever I start searching for homestays, I look for the homestays which serve only vegetarian food. It is not easy to get a list of such homestays. I have to literally go through reviews of every homestay (barring a few) and find out if they serve only veg or not. With that exercise, I end up having a list of such homestays in Karnataka. That prompted me to create a list and post it in my blog so that it can help anyone looking for only-veg homestays.

Sunday 23 May 2021

Astronomy Visual Observation Report - 18 May 2021

Date: 18-May-2021
Time: 9PM to 12AM IST 
Location: Bengaluru, India 
Equipment: Orion SkyQuest XT8g GoTo Dobsonian Telescope; 12.5mm eyepiece

In previous two observations, I mainly concentrated on open clusters and double stars. So this time, my objective was globular clusters. But I also observed a few OCs and nebulae.

Sunday 16 May 2021

Breath and Meditation workshop from Art of Living

I had watched breathing and meditation techniques in YouTube videos. But wanted to learn from a Guru (teacher) so that I get a satisfaction that I learnt with a proper technique and I get to ask questions and get clarifications. When my engineering classmate Guruprasad mentioned that the Art of Living is conducting a workshop on the same through online, I decided to enroll for this program. Especially during these covid times, it was more than necessary to learn proper breathing techniques and meditation.

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Astronomy Visual Observation Report - 7 Feb 2021

Date: 7-Feb-2021 
Time: 7pm to 10pm IST
Location: Bengaluru, India
Equipment: Orion SkyQuest XT8g GoTo Dobsonian Telescope with 12.5mm eyepiece

Last time my observation was mainly focused on clusters. This time it was double stars. Here's the list of double stars observed. 

19 Lyncis

38 Gemini Castor (looked beautiful) 

Acamar (Eridanus)

32 Eri

Beta Monocerous (this was tripple stars)

Eta puppis

Kappa puppis

Beta Andromeda

Delta Cephei

Eta Cassiopeiae (white and reddish stars)

Gamma Ari (2 bright stars together)

Lambda Ari

Psi piscium

Zeta piscium

Rigel (beautiful sight)


Iota Cancri

Zeta Cancri (very close to each other)

145 Canis Majoris aka Winter Albireo

54 leonis (very close to each other)

Gamma leonis (very close to each other)

However I couldn't resolve the following double stars:
Gamma Cet
Sigma Cassiopeiae

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Astronomy Visual Observation Report - 24 Jan 2021

This is the report of the Visual Observation through my new Telescope.

Saturday 23 January 2021

How did I choose my first telescope

This post is about my first telescope and specifically would like to share how did I choose the first telescope and what factors played a role in deciding a specific model or type.