Wednesday, November 26, 2008 A revolution to save the power


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In January 2007 a blog post titled Black Google Would Save 750 Megawatt-hours a Year proposed the theory that a black version of the Google search engine would save a fair bit of energy due to the popularity of the search engine. Since then there has been skepticism about the significance of the energy savings that can be achieved and the cost in terms of readability of black web pages.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Barefoot Yogi---Journey from Bangalore to Kanipakam

Kanipakam is a village near Chittoor in Andra Pradesh. There is a Lord Vinayaka Temple. I am fascinated about that holy and sacred place. I often visit there alone. This time I accompanied with Srinath(My Brother).

To have different experience this time I decided not to wear footwear. So we started our journey in the early morning 5:30 on 26-Oct-08. We reached Central Bus Station by 6:30, we sipped cup of tea and got into bus. It took us 4 hours to reach Chittoor from there its again 20minutes bus journey to reach the holy place.

Since it was Sunday there was unusual Crowd in the temple. There was three separate queues one for free darshanam, another for 10Rs Darshan and the special one for 51Rs payers. Since I was not interested to bribe god we got into free darshanam Q. It took 2hrs to have Darshanam. I also clicked some pics of kids whose heads being shaved (Which is a belief in South India, Giving hairs to god before having first hair cut). Its nice to see lots of shaved heads (not only kids even elders will...). After finishing darshanam we did some shopping and after having lunch we left Kanipakam.

It was nice experience walking all around without footwear.......

Front view of the temple

ಮೇರ ನಂಬರ್ ಕಬ್ ಆಯೇಗಾ

Do you want to check your Patience Level.Then visit your nearest S****B***I**** bank.Yes,this is what I experienced when I had been to bank yesterday(03-Nov-08,Monday). After a long time I had been to bank to deposit some cash. When I entered the premises the Token machine was shouting a number 34, So when I pressed the button of token issuing machine,I recieved a token which had a no.129,I astonished for a while. So there was no other way,I have to wait for my number to be shouted.

So I eagerly waited for my turn for more than 30 minutes yelling "Mera Number Kab Aayegaaaaa". Finally when machine started calling "Token No.120",I was bit relaxed. It was finally my turn. My transaction took only 3 minutes. So I came out from the branch with some sense of Achievement...