Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370/MAS370) was a scheduled international passenger flight from Kuala Lumpurto Beijing that lost contact with air traffic control on 8 March 2014 at 01:20 MYT less than an hour after takeoff. At 07:24, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) reported the flight as missing. The aircraft, a Boeing 777-200ER, was carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers from 14 nations.

A multinational search and rescue effort, later reported as the largest in history, was initiated in the Gulf of Thailandand the South China Sea. Within a few days, this was extended to include the Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea. On 15 March, based on military radar data and radio “pings” between the aircraft and an Inmarsatsatellite, investigators concluded that it had first headed west across the Malay Peninsula, then continued on a northern or southern track for approximately seven hours. The search in the South China Sea was abandoned. Three days later the Australian Maritime Safety Authority began searching the southern part of the Indian Ocean.

On 24 March, the Malaysian government confirmed two independently made analyses by the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) and Inmarsat, and concluded “beyond any reasonable doubt”, that the aircraft had gone down in the southern part of the Indian Ocean with no survivors. This conclusion led to all earlier search areas being abandoned, and efforts being concentrated on the Australian-led area.

Since 22 March, marine debris has been recovered from the search area in the southern part of the Indian Ocean – but none found to be related to Flight 370 and although search vessel ADV Ocean Shield detected acoustic signals consistent with those emitted by underwater locator beacons (ULBs) mounted on flight recorders on 5 and 8 April, there has been no confirmation of a crash site.

An international team has been established to investigate the incident, following International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) protocols.


Dilip Kumar

dilip kumarDilip S Kumar (born 11 December 1922, as Muhammad Yusuf Khan) is an Indian film actor known as Tragedy King,  and described as “the ultimate method actor” by Satyajit Ray. He debuted as an actor in the film Jwar Bhata in 1944 produced by Bombay Talkies. His career has spanned over six decades and with over 60 films. He starred in films of a variety of genres such as the romantic Andaz (1949), the swashbuckling Aan (1952), the dramatic Devdas (1955), the comical Azaad (1955), the historical Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the social Ganga Jamuna (1961).

In 1976, Dilip Kumar took a five-year break from film performances and returned with a character role in the film Kranti (1981) and continued his career playing character roles in films such as Shakti (1982), Karma (1986) and Saudagar (1991). His last film was Qila (1998). Dilip Kumar has acted with actress Vyjayanthimala the most, where they both had acted seven films together including the former’s home production Ganga Jamuna resulting in great on-screen chemistry and an alleged affair between them.

The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 for his contributions towards Indian cinema and nominated him to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian parliament for a term. He is the first recipient of Filmfare Best Actor Award (1954) and shares the record for the most number of Filmfare awards won for that category with Shahrukh Khan with eight wins. Critics acclaimed him among one of the greatest actors in the history of Hindi cinema. In a blog post,Amitabh Bachchanhas described Dilip Kumar as the greatest actor ever.


Hopetoun Falls.

Bachalpsee in the Swiss Alps

Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the naturalphysical, or material world or universe. “Nature” refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic  to the cosmic.

The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or “essential qualities, innate disposition”, and in ancient times, literally meant “birth”.  Natura was a Latin translation of the Greek word physis (φύσις), which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord.The concept of nature as a whole, the physical universe, is one of several expansions of the original notion; it began with certain core applications of the word φύσις by per- Socratic philosophers, and has steadily gained currency ever since. This usage was confirmed during the advent of modern scientific method in the last several centuries.

Within the various uses of the word today, “nature” often refers to geology and wildlife. Nature may refer to the general realm of various types of living plants and animals, and in some cases to the processes associated with inanimate objects – the way that particular types of things exist and change of their own accord, such as the weather and geology of the Earth, and the matter and energy of which all these things are composed. It is often taken to mean the “natural environment” or wilderness–wild animals, rocks, forest, beaches, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention. For example, manufactured objects and human interaction generally are not considered part of nature, unless qualified as, for example, “human nature” or “the whole of nature”. This more traditional concept of natural things which can still be found today implies a distinction between the natural and the artificial, with the artificial being understood as that which has been brought into being by a human consciousness or a human mind. Depending on the particular context, the term “natural” might also be distinguished from the unnatural, the supernatural, or synthetic.



Do you drink beer?

Man: Yes

How many beers a day?

Usually about 3

How much do you pay per beer?

Man: Rs. 300 which includes a tip

And how long have you been drinking?

About 20 years, I suppose

So a beer costs Rs. 300 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at Rs. 27,000. In one year, it would be approximately Rs. 3,24,000 …correct?


If in 1 year you spend Rs. 3,24,00 , not accounting for inflation, the past
20 years puts your spending at Rs. 64,80,000 correct?


Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?

Do you drink beer?

Where’s your Ferrari?

National Tree of India


The national tree of India, banyan is a very huge structure, long and deep roots and branches symbolize the country’s unity. One can find banyan trees in throughout the nation. The huge sized tree acts as a shield, protects from hot sun. This is the reason why the tree is planted near homes, temples, villages and roadsides. In the rural parts of the country, banyan tree is considered as the focal point of the Panchayats and the gathering place for village councils and meetings. The tree is also considered sacred by the Hindus of India. With high medicinal value, banyan is often used as a herb to treat and cure many diseases. Given below is the trivia of banyan trees

  • The name ‘banyan’ is derived from Banias, who rested under the trees to discuss their strategies regarding business.
  • The widest tree in the world – the Great Banyan – is located in Kolkata. The tree is about 250 years old.
  • Historical records say that Alexander the Great camped under a banyan tree that was large enough to provide shelter to his army of 7000 men.
  • In many parts of the world, the wood and bark of the banyan tree are used for making paper.
  • People even make use of the roots of the tree to make ropes, in order to secure wood bundles.
  • The sap produced by banyan tree is often used to produce shellac, a strong adhesive. It can also be used to make surface-finisher.
  • Women in Nepal crush the root of the banyan tree with a paste to make a herbal product, which is used by them as a hair and skin conditioner.
  • In India and Pakistan, the twigs of banyan tree are sold as toothpicks in order to promote dental health.
  • Banyan tree is well known for its medicinal uses. Its sap is a medicine for treating external skin inflammations and bruising, dysentery, toothaches and ulcers. Its bark and seeds are used to produce a herbal tonic that can cool the body. Diabetic patients are also treated by the tonic made from banyan tree.