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Significance of Birthday

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Today 15th November being my birthday, again I repeat the question which I have been repreating since about last 20 years.Why do we celebrate the birthday ? Some say it is a way of bringing family / friends / relative togather , some say it is a Lucky day as per the stars.But Its seems to be a superstition to me. :)

They I say why do we follwow solar calendar not the lunar one.Then my birthday will be quicker every year (Lunar year is 11 days shorter than solar one) :)

My mother is a strict believer of astrology but I was never.Ironically speaking astrology makes no sence when they go beyond science.when a astrologer can not predict his time of death or incident going to happen in his life , how can he predict another's.

Today I have decided to teach some astro-logy-nomy Gyan to the readers.I really respect the Indian astrologer and calendar makers (Panji) because of the fact that their calculations of positioning of stars and plannets are as accurate as that now Astronomers determin…

Significance of Birthday

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Today 15th November being my birthday, again I repeat the question which I have been repreating since about last 20 years.Why do we celebrate the birthday ? Some say it is a way of bringing family / friends / relative togather , some say it is a Lucky day as per the stars.But Its seems to be a superstition to me. :)

They I say why do we follwow solar calendar not the lunar one.Then my birthday will be quicker every year (Lunar year is 11 days shorter than solar one) :)

My mother is a strict believer of astrology but I was never.Ironically speaking astrology makes no sence when they go beyond science.when a astrologer can not predict his time of death or incident going to happen in his life , how can he predict another's.

Today I have decided to teach some astro-logy-nomy Gyan to the readers.I really respect the Indian astrologer and calendar makers (Panji) because of the fact that their calculations of positioning of stars and plannets are as accurate as that now Astronomers determin…

Google Launches Voice and Video Chat Inside Gmail

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Today Google starts rolling out voice and video chat inside Gmail—which requires a free browser plug-in download, and, obviously, a webcam or microphone. Googler Justin Uberti explains:
Once you install the plug-in, to start a video chat, just click on the "Video & more" menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose "Start video chat." You'll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it's ringing, and then you'll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail. You can click the "pop-out" icon to make the video larger, or click the fullscreen icon in the upper left-hand corner for a fully immersive experience.
Video isn't yet enabled in my account, but the Googlers say rollout is happening gradually over the next two days, to vanilla Gmail as well as Google Apps accounts, for Mac and Windows. What's your favorite webcam model and video chat service? How does Gmail's video chat stack up? Let us k…

Google Launches Voice and Video Chat Inside Gmail

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Today Google starts rolling out voice and video chat inside Gmail—which requires a free browser plug-in download, and, obviously, a webcam or microphone. Googler Justin Uberti explains:
Once you install the plug-in, to start a video chat, just click on the "Video & more" menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose "Start video chat." You'll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it's ringing, and then you'll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail. You can click the "pop-out" icon to make the video larger, or click the fullscreen icon in the upper left-hand corner for a fully immersive experience.
Video isn't yet enabled in my account, but the Googlers say rollout is happening gradually over the next two days, to vanilla Gmail as well as Google Apps accounts, for Mac and Windows. What's your favorite webcam model and video chat service? How does Gmail's video chat stack up? Let us k…

Spot the Current Geographical Position of any Indian Train

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Indian Rail Info is a free Google Maps mashup which allows you to visualize the current geographical position of any Indian train.



Here some great news for the Indian Railway geeks.After erail.in, here is an interesting site to know the current running status.So that one does not have to call the Railway inquiry everytime.
Even its easy now to check your pnr status instantly without those annoying popup ads on railways site.

For example, the Coromandel Express/2841 has crossed Bhubaneswar at 9:20pm IST.

Unfortunately this site does not extrapolate this data to guess the location between two junctions, so the train is still shown at Bhubaneswar.

Spot the Current Geographical Position of any Indian Train

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Indian Rail Info is a free Google Maps mashup which allows you to visualize the current geographical position of any Indian train.



Here some great news for the Indian Railway geeks.After erail.in, here is an interesting site to know the current running status.So that one does not have to call the Railway inquiry everytime.

For example, the Coromandel Express/2841 has crossed Bhubaneswar at 9:20pm IST.

Unfortunately this site does not extrapolate this data to guess the location between two junctions, so the train is still shown at Bhubaneswar.

UCE Burla , The Dream Institution

UCE Burla , The Dream Institution