Month: June 2009
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.
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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