olympics

Should India Host the Olympics?

India will stage the 2032 Olympic Games. It’s official. Mumbai will see some spectacular action come 2032. But is India ready to host the Olympics yet??? Now, you may wonder why we have to discuss this today, when 2032 is not even marked in calendars yet. The answer is we have to if, we are […]
airplanes

Ever wondered how airplanes follow the same roads where there are none?

Airplanes reach their destinations without getting lost every single time. Well, most of the time. This is because there are routes charted out between major airports. Both Commercial and private flights follow a set of laws under the Instrument Flight Rules. This helps channel all flights in airspace in an integrated and safe manner. Read […]
rt

Why are there stones along railway tracks??? We’ll tell you why.

Often on our rail journey we have seen stones along railway tracks. At stations I have been left worried seeing people scamper across tracks, a shortcut to the opposite platforms. ‘What if they fall’, ‘what if they cut their feet..’… ‘What if they fall and a train comes by’, I am left wondering. Yet in […]
temple

The mystical shadows of the Thanjavur Temple

The temple at Thanjavur which is more famous as the Peruvudaiyaar Temple has been overwhelming people with its mystical shadows. In this post today we thought of casting some light into the puzzling story of this thousand year old temple built by Raja Raja Chola I. But for that you should know what the mystery […]
question

About Circles and Spheres

“Is the Earth a circle or a sphere, Nana??” The other day, I heard my 5 year old nephew say, “Mamma, did you know the earth is a circle?’ My sister smiled at his new found knowledge and replied, “Yes, it is sweetie.” To this, I rolled my eyes. How more wrong can we adults […]
flight

Orville and Wilbur Wright, How did they turn out to be right!!!

The story of flight As anybody would know the brains behind the airplanes we see overhead everyday were the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. These mechanics duo experimented on aeronautic designs and models from 1899 to 1903, to perfect a good machine that was capable of flight. Their first idea was of wing Warping. […]
elephant clock

Ingenious Inventions of ancient Turkey

If you thought robotic inventions were for the modern, think again, After this post here you will realize the sheer ingenuity of our ancestors. We introduce to you The automatic Elephant Clock. Built nearly a thousand years ago the Elephant clock was the ‘modern’ invention of those times. It was a water clock assembled craftily […]
space

Dressing up for Mars

Researchers in a little research station in Innsbruck, Austria are working on a space suit. Not just any space suit, but a special one that can withstand the hostile conditions of Mars. Aimed at keeping astronauts who are preparing to go there safe, the Aouda X makes an out of the world fashion statement. Literally. […]
tp1

How to have your touch phones at your finger tips

Your touch screen devices are smarter than you. Don’t look at me like that! I am getting right to the point, as a matter of fact! Touch screens that enable you to control devices are built to be a lot more efficient than how we use them on a day to day basis. Wanna know […]
indian hockey

For the love of Hockey : Remembering India’s glorious past

India loves sports. At one time, Hockey was the most loved over all other games like cricket and tennis. Today, almost a forgotten game, we thought of writing something that would help India recall its former glory in the sport. Hockey was played in Ethiopia after its genesis in Egypt as far back as 4000 […]