Sunday, August 29

Premature burials and not prematured death.

Have you read a book titled, "Premature Burials..." published in 1905. The book cited several cases where people were buried in coffins before ensuring their death by a medical doctor.

It is surprising to note that even in 1905, there were fewer medical equipments to find life and this led to premature burials. In the book, real life (death) experiences were narrated by people who have regained their consciousness in their coffin buried under the earth.

One most published story of premature burial involved a certain woman called Madam Blunden in England who was buried in school. The students of the school, while playing, heard noise coming from underneath.

When dug up, they found the woman died just then after frantically trying to escape from the coffin.

Source: Daily mail.

Thursday, August 26

India causes bullish trend in bullion.

Do you know that India’s consumption of gold bullion now stands at 365 tons until 30th June 2010?

So what is special?

Well, for the same period in 2009, it was only 188 tons! The percentage of rise in the demand for gold is a whopping 94%.

China too has reported tremendous growth in gold demand. It is no wonder the World Gold Council has predicted bullish bullion market mainly because of India and China’s gold investing attitude.

All this has happened much earlier to the festivals and marriage season in India, which are around the corner. One can very well imagine how the year 2010 is going to end for bullion investors.

This is no hype folks. Yesterday, (Wednesday 25th August 2010), the gold price hit a seven-week high!

Echoing the current precious metals market trend, the U.S. Gold Bureau has launched three new gold bars at attractive rates.

Sunday, August 22

Who created Vishnu, Siva and Brahmma?

I am a staunch vaishnavite. However, some odd mythological references here and there in the web or in offline magazines that might be in total contrast to my beliefs don't make me angry.

In fact, I am amused when I read such tidbits.

Here is a sample.
Before the beginning of time, there existed a Goddess named Ammavaru. She laid an egg and from it, the triumvirate Brahmma, Vishnu and Siva came out.

Look, I have not created this myth; it is available in the web.

Here is the source:

I dug deep and learnt that the South Indians worshiped Ammavaru in a symbolic way. They filled a metal pot with rice, placed a painted coconut on top of the rice and the pot was covered with a saree.

The image of Ammavaru found in wikipedia.

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Tuesday, August 17

Natural geyser attarcts tourists.

I don't know about you but I would like to visit this Yellowstone wonder. It is one of the world's natural geyser that was found in 1870 and since then, it has not stopped shooting up hot water.

It is reported that the water reaches up to height of 100 feet! People say that it erupts almost every hour now and pumps out 8400 gallons of hot water.

Yellowstone park is located in Wyoming where one can sight very bairds and repltiles too. The Yellowstone park has been in operation since 1872.

Snow Coaches:
Probably, Yellowstone is the only place in the world that uses snow coaches to transport people during winter.

You see below the live eruption of Yellowstone and people watching it from a safe distance.

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Thursday, August 12

Do you know the Tola gold bar?

Tola gold bar was actually imported from Europe even though the word ‘Tola’ indicates a weight in India that was used long ago. A Tola is equal to 11.66 grams. The Tola gold bars mostly minted as 10 Tola bars which in Europe is equal to 3.75 ounce.

Tola bars were once widely circulated in India, Pakistan, and Singapore and in Gulf countries.

Though the Indians bought them in large quantities, later, the Pakistanis started buying to make wedding jewelries. Do you know that a marriage necklace in Pakistan weighs as much as 500 grams?

However, all these are history now! People buy gold bars in very small sizes ranging from 5 grams to one ounce. Only Governments are buying gold bars that weigh 100 grams or more.

The most authentic source to buy bullion is the U.S. Gold Bureau from whom one can purchase silver, gold or other precious metals and coins for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.

Image courtesy: Google Images

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Ajanta caves-a must see place in India.

The picture you see here is where the ancient caves of Ajanta are located.

Inside the caves, anyone from any nation can see the glimpses of ancient India through stunning sculptures.

The many facets of Indian religion are true examples of the religious tolerance practiced by every Hindu ruler that have governed India until the advent of Turks and English.

Apart from carvings out of granite rocks, one can enjoy the finest paintings depicting the Buddhism that had stood over several centuries inside the safety of caves of Ajanta.

Ajanta caves can be reached from the city of Aurangabad in just two hours by road.

If you visit once, you would want to visit again and again. Yes, it takes many days to stay in Aurangabad to explore the caves fully.

Ajanta caves are a pride to Indian art.

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Wednesday, August 11

Angel Falls-the highest Waterfall in the world.

Water-the planet earth's most attractive element has more surprises for us than any other basic element like fire, air, earth and space.

Water is the only force that we all watch happily. The pictures you see here are taken from super angles to project the real height and fall of the magnificent waterfall-the Angel Falls.

It is estimated to be fifteen times taller than Niagara.Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979 meters (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 meters (2,647 ft).

Location of Angel Falls:
It is located in the Canaima National Park , Venezuela. This is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

* The mist from the falling water can be felt a mile (1.6 km) away!
* It is named after Jimmie Angel, an aviator who first discovered it in 1933.

No good news from the U.S.

“There is no good news coming from the U.S. and the Euro zone” feels the Aussies and this has made them to buy gold coins in huge quantities. This was revealed by George Vo, Precious Metals Sales Manager of Gold De Royale in a press release in May 2010.

This is the first time I am hearing about the gold hysteria in Australia. Generally, news about the attitude of Australian investors is rarely published in newspapers.

I believe they too are sincerely reading the newsletters of the U.S. Gold Bureau, the number one authority on precious metal investment. They have been educating the Americans about the importance of diversifying their savings.

The news about the safety of investing in gold and silver have even prodded the Australian farmers to follow the mass.

I wish the Indian farmers too took a note of this wisdom of buying at least silver bullion, which they can easily afford.

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Friday, August 6

Scary creatures. Rare Photos.

The pictures below are all creatures photographed in Planet Earth though, all of them look like aliens. These creatures look scary.


Monday, August 2

Crazy theme park rides.

Why I call the rides at Diggerland ( theme park as crazy?

Because, only huge machines that we all have seen at construction sites are used for providing exciting and thrilling rides. These machines are real buddy!. The earth movers, bulldozers and cranes are used as ride providers.

Look at the picture below and you will understand what I am speaking about. Digger Land is in England only at a few locations.

I don't think I will ever get up in one of the earth movers though get lifted by a crane would suit my nerves.
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Hunab Ku-The Great Mayan God.

Being familiar with the Hindu mythology, I found Mayan mythology very much similar to it. I love reading about our ancestors irrespective o...