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7 In 1 Foldable, Portable and Multipurpose Device...

Pankit Gami & Ekta Patel, a young Indian Inventor whose invention has recognized at national and international level.He with her classmate Ekta Patel,  innovate 7 in 1 Foldable, Portable and multipurpose device, which can be convert into Trolley, Chair, Bed, Ladder, Hammock, Table and Stool , got many national and international recognitions. He has been appreciated by former President of India H.E.  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam via NIF at IIM Ahmadabad in 2011 for the best innovation among 5000 ...

(Saturday, 29 June 2013 18:21)
Solar powered i-slate for Indian students...

An iPad might be a fashion statement for some while a necessity for others. But unlike the i-slate, it is definitely not a life changing possession for anyone. I-Slate is a cheap, solar-powered computer tablet that has transformed the lives of the children of Mohamed Hussainpally Village School in Andhra Pradesh. Developed through a partnership of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Houston’s Rice University  these tablets are designed to help children in developing countries ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:24)
India’s representatives for the Henkel Innovation Challenge 2013...

 

 

 

Aditya Yadav and Harshvardhan Pande are winners of the National Henkel Innovation Challenge 6...

 

They will represent India in the global finals, which will be held in Shanghai and will see participation of students from 27 countries.

 

The competition, themed ‘Triple the value you create. Create a sustainable world’ saw 800 registrations which were narrowed down to 10 for the finals. College students were asked to develop a concept for a product or technology for the year 2050.

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(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:23)
Classical Indian dancer wins $30K Walter Carsen Prize...

Classical Indian dancer and choreographer Menaka Thakkar has won the 2012 Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts...

 

Menaka was born in 1942 in Bombay. She is a master of three classical Indian dance styles: bharatanatyam, odissi and kuchipudi. She began studying bharatanatyam at the age of four and, by her mid-twenties, she was also proficient in odissi and kuchipudi.

 

Audiences received Thakkar’s 1972 Canadian tour with great enthusiasm, which encouraged Thakkar to ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:22)
Coimbatore team wins ‘Freescale Cup 2013′ intelligent car race...

Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and is part of Freescale’s initiative to promote innovation and creative thinking in engineering students across the world.

 

The 3rd edition of the Freescale Cup drew 225 teams from 70 colleges, of which 50 teams faced off in the grand finale. Freescale provided model car kits, development tools based on Freescale microcontroller technology, and technical support for the students, who had to develop a prototype ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:21)
Upliftment of Burmese Refugees by students from IIT Delhi...

 

 

 

While few Indians are busy ingraining feelings of regionalism,  a larger number are devoting themselves towards fostering a harmonious world. These students of SIFE-IIT Delhi give us a glimpse of the power of  brotherhood that is keeping humanity alive.

 

SIFE (Student In Free Enterprise) - is an international non-profit organization that aims to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities and become socially responsible business leaders.

 

SIFE IIT Delhi ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:19)
Vellore Institute of Technology University breaks Guinness world record with its giant hand...

 

 

 

India’s premier engineering college, Vellore Institute of Technology has set a new world record.

 

In a first of its kind record in India, 3,005 people formed a giant human hand in the open ground near the silver jubilee tower at Vellore Institute of Technology University campus in Vellore, Chennai, India,setting the new world record for the Largest human hand, according to the World Record Academy.

 

The world record attempt was done under the banner Pragathi to beat the previous ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:08)
Indian teenager invents self defence device for women...

Delhi teenager, Manu Chopra,  has designed a device which can be worn like a wrist watch that delivers an electric shock once it touches the attacker’s skin...

 

The average speed of nerve impulses transmitted from the brain to other parts of the body is 60 metre per second. In case of any attempt of molestation, the speed of the nerve impulses increase to 119 metre per second. It is then that this device detects the increased nerve impulse and stings the attacker with a small electric shock ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 15:02)
India committed Rs 10,000 crore (2.5 B$) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017...

India committed Rs 10,000 crore ( 2.5 Billion$ ) to indigenously develop the world’s fastest supercomputer by 2017. The Planning Commission agreed in principle to provide the funds to the Indian Space Research Organsiation (ISRO) and Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore to develop a supercomputer with a performance of 132.8 exaflops (132 quintillion floating operations per second). A quintillion has 18 zeros (a million has six)...

 

The world’s fastest supercomputer right now is a ...

(Wednesday, 26 June 2013 14:47)

The Early History of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond...

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The Koh-i-Noor (means “mountain of light” in urdu) is one of the most famous diamonds in the world. This name was given after the exclamation of admiration coming from Nadir Shah when he first saw it. Before this one, in his long history, it is encountered with other names like Syamantaka, Madnayak (“King of Jewels”), and “the Diamond of Babur”...

 

The Koh-i-Noor was once the largest diamond in the world, weighing 186 carats:

 

The Koh-i-Noor and his brother, Darya-ye Noor (means “Sea of Light”, or “Ocean of Light” in persian) were mined at the Golconda mines, in Andhra Pradesh, India.

 

The Koh-i-Noor in legend

 

Characters:

  • Surya - the Sun God
  • Satrajit - Yadava ruler
  • Prasen - Satrajit brother
  • Vishnu - a Vedic Supreme God
  • Jambavan - immortal hero and son of Vishnu
  • Krishna - incarnation of Vishnu
  • Satyabhama - daughter of Satrajit and wife of Krishna
  • Satadhanwa - friend of Akrura
  • Akrura - commander of the Yadava army
  • Karna - great hero and the son of Surya
  • Arjuna - great hero and the son of Indra
  • Indra - God of Weather and War 
  • Raja Yudhisthira - leader of Pandava

 

It’s believed that the diamond is 5000 years old and Mahabharata, an ancient Sanskrit epic writing, mentions it. The Koh-i-Noor is associated with Syamantaka, a famous blessed jewel in Indian mythology. Syamantaka was the source of the magnificent appearance of Surya, the Sun God, who wore it around his neck. Also the jewel protected the land from calamities and brought prosperity to it.

 

Delighted by the faith of his worshiper Satrajit, a Yadava ruler, the Sun God appears before him and gives Syamantaka to him. Enchanted by its beauty, Prasen, Satrajit brother, wears the jewel often. During a hunt, Prasen is killed by a lion that flies with the diamond. On his way he meets Jambavan, an immortal hero who could transform himself into a sloth bear. A fight starts; Jambavan kills the lion, takes the jewel and gives it to his daughter.

 

Meanwhile, for the death of Prasen and the disappearance of the jewel is suspected Krishna, because of a rumor about his interest in the diamond. Krishna was the incarnation of Vishnu, a Vedic Supreme God.

 

To clear his name, he start an investigation at the murder site, tracking the dead lion and following Jambavan bear footprints to his cave. Here a great battle begins. After 28 days of fighting, Jambavan, all bruised and weakened, realizes who his opponent is and submits. He gives his daughter to Krishna, as wife, along with diamond.

 

Krishna returns the jewel to Satrajit, telling him the hole story. After hearing the truth, the Yadava ruler, full of remorse, gives the hero the hand of his daughter. But Satyabhama, the princess, was first promised to Satadhanwa. This person planes to assassinate Satrajit and to steal the jewel. Profiting from the absence of Krishna, he carries out his vengeance in the cover of the night.

 

Later Krishna avenges Satyabhama father by killing the assassin and leaves the jewel to Akrura, a friend of both men, with the condition that it will remain in the city of Dwaraka.

 

Other stories say that Krishna gives back Syamantaka jewel to the Sun God. And Surya passes the diamond to his mortal son, Karna. Karna is maybe the greatest warrior of Mahabharata and an example of courage and generosity. Because of a twisted fate (three curses, Gods plots against him, mother request) he falls in the battle of Kurukshetra, against Arjuna. Arjuna, undefeated hero of Mahabharata and the son of Indra (God of Weather and War) takes the diamond and gives it to Raja Yudhisthira at his coronation.

 

Later a curse is put on the jewel: “He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity...“

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