Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Monday, July 23, 2007
Here is a beautiful Free Hugs video. The message at the end of this video is even more beautiful.
It is funny how people in general are attracted to anything free; but at the beginning in this video when the guy stands with a board saying Free Hugs, he is looked at with suspicion or considered crazy and given strange looks.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Multiplication Trick 1
I've tried this one with 3 digit numbers too. Works well.
Multiplication Trick 2
Multiplication Trick 3
Thursday, July 05, 2007
We often enjoy creative little animations and graphics in forwarded e-mails. Here is one such animation that fascinated me. It is simple, funny, and extremely creative. Many of you might have already see it. What you might not have seen is the sequel to this by the same creator Ross Bollinger.
Meanwhile, RGV is also cooking up a stew of names of his film characters. Here is where it gets funnier. Gabbar Singh's name has been changed to Baban Singh, Basanti to Ghungroo, Radha to Devi, Soorma Bhopali to Rambha Bhai, and Sambha to Tambhe. Hee...hee.. I am waiting for more fun on this front. The process of making this movie is more fun than what the movie would turn out to be. I have never liked remakes anyway. I think the only Hindi remake I liked is Bimal Roy's Devdas starring Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, and Vyjayanthimala, which was a remake of PC Barua's Devdas starring KL Saigal, Jamuna, and Rajkumari.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 08, 2007
We set out to visit this state park to see the falls, late morning on one sunny Saturday. It is about 80 miles from
After a 0.7 miles hike on the Creek trail, we reached the starting point of the Base of the Falls trail. We continued on this trail which was another 0.3 miles. This was a tough trail (for me surely), pretty steep! At the end of this trail we could get a clear view of the falls, but to get a better view and closer view of the falls there were 175 steps to a wide wooden bridge. From the bridge, the falls looked majestic and beautiful with water sparkling against the rays of the sun and flowing down into the gorge below and further into a stream. They were in fact multiple falls falling down the same gorge. Opposite the falls, far away, we could see the Appalachian mountain range. We rested for a short while at the falls enjoying the cool breeze from the gushing cool water. Further there are 475 more steps to the top of the mountain from where you can see the top of the falls and a scenic view of the Appalachians in
Up we climbed all the way. We were already quite exhausted with all the hiking and the climbing. Another 475 steps did seem pretty daunting. There were landings with benches at every 70-100 steps where we could stop and rest a bit. Just as we started after a small break at one of the landings, a kid came down hopping and jumping down the stairs. He asked “Have you been to the top yet?” We said no, we are on our way up. “You must go, it is just awesome!” he said with a huge smile and his eyes sparkling with excitement as if he discovered the most wonderful thing in the world. The kid’s words were quite an energy booster. I too was excited to get to the top and get the “awesome” view. We climbed straight up with no more breaks.
The viewpoint was really “awesome”. We could see a much clearer view of the
We rested by the stream at the top of the mountain for quite some time enjoying the view of the
The route to the foot of the mountains starting from the West Ridge trail went through several winding trails. One of them, the Spring trail, true to its name, had beautiful white flowers all along the route. Looking down on the trail, the whole mountain valley along it was covered with those flowers. A couple, that was hiking without a map in hand, was waiting at one point on the trails, for some company that had a map to guide so that they don’t get lost. They joined us midway. We followed the route in the map and after a hiking through series of trails of 1 mile, joined the Creak trail. The couple and we broke up at this point and we continued down the Creak trail to the foot of the mountains. The couple went in the direction of the Base of the Falls trail. We reached foot of the hills, and drove back home after a stressful, but beautiful hike.