Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fun @ CMC

Hi friends, On 31st March, we've enjoyed a lot in CMC. We are having softskills class by Feroz. He told us that we would've an interactive session, since some of our classmates went for an interview at Chennai.

by Chandra kanth
Feroz told all of us to take a small piece of paper each, and asked us to write our name followed by our friends name and any activity you wish you want our friend to perform. Feroz also warned us that there is a twist in this, so, I sat beside Harish, we discussed about the situation and we wrote the activities which are easy for us both, I told Harish to assign me drawing a picture, surprisingly Harish asked me to assign him, drawing a cartoon. This was  very easy for both of us especially Harish, who won National level Gold Medal in Drawing, he received at Ravindra Bharathi, and myself I just ♥ drawing. Then after everyone finished writing the chits and Feroz collected them, after collecting Feroz told us the twist, that is the activity which we wrote for our friend to be done, it should be done by the writer him/herself. Both Harish and myself, took a long breath because we knew it coming. This result in the following, hmmmmmmmmmm

By Harish
Below are the videos of the entire action............................................

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Roopkund - Skeleton Lake

here is mysterious lake in the magnificent Gharval Himalaya - Roopkund. For more than 1000 years around the lake lie several hundreds of dead people which most likely died in an extreme hailstorm.

Roopkund (Skeleton Lake) is a glacial lake in Uttarakhand state of India famous due to more than five hundred skeletons found at the edge of a lake. The location is uninhabited and is located in Himalaya at an altitude of about 5,029 metres (16,499 feet). The skeletons were rediscovered in 1942 by a Nanda Devi game reserve ranger H K Madhwal, although there are reports about these bones from late 19th century. Earlier it was believed by specialists that the people died from an epidemic, landslide or blizzard. The carbon dating from samples collected in the 1960s vaguely indicated that the people were from the 12th century to the 15th century.                          

Coordinates30.262°N 79.732°E
Country India
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
• Elevation

• 5,029 metres (16,499 ft)

In 2004, a team of Indian and European scientists visited the location to gain more information on the skeletons. The team uncovered vital clues including jewellery, skulls, bones and preserved tissue of bodies. DNA tests on the bodies revealed that there were several groups of people including a group of short people (probably local porters) and a taller group who were closely related - with DNA mutations characteristic for Kokanastha Bramins in Maharashtra. Though the numbers were not ascertained, remnants belonging to more than 500 people have been found and it is believed that even more than six hundred people perished. Radiocarbon dating of the bones at Oxford University Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit determined the time period to be AD 850 ±30 years.

After studying fractures in the skulls, the scientists in Hyderabad, Pune and London determined that the people died not of disease, but of a sudden hailstorm. The hailstones were as large as cricket balls, and with no shelter in the open Himalayas, all of them perished. Furthermore, with the rarefied air and icy conditions, many bodies were well preserved. With landslides in the area, some of the bodies made their way into the lake. What is not determined was where the group was headed to. There is no historical evidence of any trade routes to Tibet in the area but Roopkund is located on important pilgrimage route of Nanda Devi cult with Nanda Devi Raj Jat festivities taking place approximately once per 12 years.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011


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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Ninja Names

 Mine is mirikatotenoka mekatochiri ;) 

Type yours too  :D

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