Sunday, 14 Feb 2016

Peasant turned King - Devi Sigh of Raya Mathura- Unsung Hero of 1857 Revolt

When one speaks of 1857 revolt, the first names that strikes us are Jhansi Laxmi Bhai, Nanasaheb and at max Tantia Tope. But there  there were many opportunists as well as established local leaders, and numerous individuals took up arms on their own initiative without waiting for the Emperor's appeal, or for feudal aristocrats to tell them what to do. Devi Singh was perhaps the quitessential subaltern insurgent, acting entirely on his own without any contact with outsiders. He came from a Jat dominated region centred around the small rural town of Raya in Mathura district.

When zamindars and villagers in the locality heard of the King of Delhi's proclamation, they rose up against the moneylenders and attacked the town.

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Date: 14 Feb 2016 , Author: dilip / Category: 1857 Revolt / Views: 1312/Rating:4

Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015

Six months of exploring Mars - ISRO's MOM has enough fuel for six more months

After the tremendous success of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission launch, ISRO maintained surprisingly near silenece baring release of one or two pictures by the Mars Color Camera. The USD $71 million mission, launched on November 5, 2013, had a planned six-month life span once in orbit. The probe entered the Martian atmosphere on September 24, 2014 and was due to complete its mission yesterday (March 24).Now when the planned six months of mission life came to an end, ISRO has released breathtaking views of the RED PLANET.

And one more good news is that the orbiter has enough fuel for extended mission of six more months..

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Date: 25 Mar 2015 , Author: dilip / Category: India Space / Views: 1090/Rating:1.5

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015

The All Success ISRO's Mars Mission Wins Space Pioneer Award

 ISRO's Mare Orbiter Mission - Mangalyaan's scintillating success was recognized across the globe as a feat in itself. Now the ISRO Mars Mission team gets another international recognition in the form of National Space Society's 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category.

 

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Date: 13 Jan 2015 , Author: dilip / Category: India Space / Views: 1111/Rating:0

Thursday, 25 Sep 2014

India's rendezvous with THE RED PLANET - a stupendous success

India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars, becoming the fourth nation or geo-bloc to do so. The Mangalyaan robotic probe, one of the cheapest interplanetary missions ever, will soon begin work studying the Red Planet's atmosphere.

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Date: 25 Sep 2014 , Author: dilip / Category: India Space / Views: 981/Rating:0

Thursday, 12 Jun 2014

India's Mars Mission Cruising on Precise Trajectory after successful corrections

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) kept its ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission on sound footing when its ground controllers successfully corrected the spacecraft’s trajectory on Wednesday (11th June). This complex trajectory correction manoeuvre (TCM), as it is called, puts the spacecraft on the right celestial path to reach Mars on the scheduled day of September 24.  

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Date: 12 Jun 2014 , Author: dilip / Category: India Space / Views: 2958/Rating:3.3

Friday, 10 Jan 2014

What cryogenic engine success means for Indian Space Research

We hear people often chiding , "its no rocket science" implying that rocket science is the most advanced of the technologies.The advancement in space research is no doubt the reflection of the advancement of science and technology of the country. Escaping out from the earth's gravity well, placing satellites in to the orbits of moon and other planets is no simple thing.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) since its inception in 1970s always kept pace with advancements in the space field. Chandrayaan-I and recent Mission to Mars are the most astounding examples of its capability. But its the success of indigenous cryogenic engine that was alluring ISRO for more than a decade.

After failure of the first attempt in August 2010, the Indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage was successfully flight-tested onboard GSLV-D5 launch vehicle on January 05, 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. In this successful flight of GSLV-D5, a communication satellite - GSAT-14 - was launched very precisely to its intended Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.

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Date: 10 Jan 2014 , Author: dilip / Category: India Space / Views: 2716/Rating:5

Saturday, 21 Dec 2013

Tejas surmonts a major hurdle- gets the much awaited Initial Clearance

 

A joyful moment for all those who were waiting for years (rather more than a decade since the first prototype flown  in 2001)  puzzling "When will LCA Tejas take to the Air Force..." . The much awaited IOC-II finally succumbs and LCA tejas finally gets in to Indian Air Force.

On 20th december,2013 the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony  handed over the Release to Service Certificate of the country’s own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas, to the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, at a function in Bengaluru, marking the fruition of a long and difficult journey of three decades of efforts to make a fighter aircraft of international standards

 

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Date: 21 Dec 2013 , Author: dilip / Category: India Defence / Views: 3156/Rating:5

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