Month: June 2009

Photos of a recent fire incident – How do we forget?

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Photos of a recent fire incident – How do we forget?

Accidents happen in many ways. Many times, it takes a lot from our life in not time. The photographs in this post is from a worksite accident that happened to one of my friend. In no time, his business was gutted. What surprised me from the photos he sent me of that incident was a book which remained partially burned. Titled in Malayalam “Engane Naam Marakkum” meaning “How do we forget”, this book was on his table as he was working on it for updating his collection of websites. Strange was the fact that the author of the book Ravi Menon happened to be also an email contact of mine. I consider this mortal remains as a a pointer to some of the principle values I carry on in life. One of them is sharing our knowledge. Whatever happens to us, end of the day or end of our life, what remains is what knowledge we had with us and what we shared with our daily contacts. All other things are mortal according to me.

My Letters – THE NATIONAL – Dangerous roads need policing

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Today in History – 30 June

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2005 Spain becomes the 3rd country to permit same-sex marriage

1992 1st pay bathrooms in U.S. open: 25 cents, New York City

1984 Last sixpence minted in Great Britain (in use since 1551)

1973 Biggest U.S. tanker “Brooklyn” christened (230,000 ton)

1973 Observers aboard Concorde jet observe 72-minute solar eclipse

1972 1st leap second day; also 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985

1953 1st Corvette manufactured

1930 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY

1914 Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

1894 London Tower Bridge opens

1893 Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered

Talent Share – Summer campaign – Back from Summer Holiday Special

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Back from Summer Holiday Special at

Children can draw, color or prepare poster on the above three or all the three and are free to send as many entries as they wish.

Act now and SHARE your child’s creative talent to the world around. Send their works with the following details to at your convenience:

Date of Birth:
Parents Name:
Contact Telephone No(s):
Contact address : e-mail
Contact Address by Post:

Age group is from 04 to 15 years. However, all the others including Arts & Craft Teachers are welcome to submit their creative contribution.

This is an initiative created to promote the creative talent of children and has no commercial motives.

Please note that when a creative work comes online, it automatically become an immortal profile for them for use and exhibit at a later point of time.

Sincere regards,

Ramesh Menon

No News 20th edition – To or Not to?

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No News 20th edition – To or Not to?

No News 20th edition – To or Not to?

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No News 20th edition – To or Not to?

My Letters – GULF TODAY – Lifting up spirits

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Today in History – 29 June

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1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA

1969 1st Jewish worship service at White House

1952 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany

1929 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca

Today in History – 28 June

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1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A

1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo

1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago, Illinois

1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands

1917 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam

1909 1st French air show, Concours d’Avation opens

1859 1st dog show held, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England

1820 Tomato is proven non-poisonous

1762 1st reported counterfeiting attempt, Boston

Today in History – 27 June

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2008 Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft to focus on his charity work

1980 1st female state police graduates, New Jersey

1979 Muhammad Ali retires as boxing champ

1955 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted, Illinois

1954 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)

1940 U.S.S.R. returns to Gregorian calendar

1929 1st color TV demo, New York City

1867 Bank of California opens doors

1693 1st woman’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” published (London)

1652 New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US