Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013

MIT research: Indian Plate Collided with Asia later than previously thought

Most of the highest peaks of the world stand tall in the chain of The Himalayas. The peaks of the Himalayas are a modern remnant of massive tectonic forces that fused India with Asia tens of millions of years ago. The Himalayas believed to have into existence because of collision of Indian and Asian plates engulfing thethys sea and island arch in between. Previous estimates have suggested this collision occurred about 50 million years ago, as India, moving northward at a rapid pace, crushed up against Eurasia. The crumple zone between the two plates gave rise to the Himalayas, which today bear geologic traces of both India and Asia. Geologists have sought to characterize the rocks of the Himalayas in order to retrace one of the planet’s most dramatic tectonic collisions.

Now researchers at MIT have found that the collision between India and Asia occurred only 40 million years ago — 10 million years later than previously thought....


Date: 12 Feb 2013 , Author: / Category: India, Science / Views: 4353/Rating:3.8

Saturday, 22 Dec 2012

Astra Missile Tested Successfully

India on 21 December 2012 test launched its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air interceptor missile Astra at the interim test range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The missile was fired from the launch pad number two of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) run missile testing centre at around 13.30 hours to confirm its reconfigured propulsion, control and guidance systems.


Date: 22 Dec 2012 , Author: / Category: India Defence / Views: 2374/Rating:5

Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012

Dance- the Soul Liberator

What will you do if you are happy? – You may smile, laugh and even cry. What if you are very, very happy? You may sing. What if you are very, very, very … happy? You must be dancing. I feel dance is the ultimate expression of joy, a joy which is beyond all calculations. Dance may also be the expression of other emotions but the joyful dance  is more predominant and versatile. Its a state of eternal bliss where you get lost and rediscover yourself. Animals may not smile or laugh, but they also dance to communicate and express their joy. It is the animal instinct surviving predominantly in man however civilized he may become. It preceded all civilized inventions like language, culture, art and civilization. There are various forms of dances all over the world and some new forms may be getting added. Dance is always accompanied by music. Dance and music must have evolved together entangling each other and might have got separated with evolution. Music can exist without dance but dance can't exist in separation. Dance played a major role in all most all civilizations


Date: 7 Nov 2012 , Author: / Category: My Life / Views: 2892/Rating:5

Monday, 22 Oct 2012

www.dilipkumar.in reached one lakh thirty thousand in last one year

 It has been more than seven months that I am scribbling something on this website. Life has become busy with some bits and curves. So when I got some time and while wandering in my random thought sphere - I just checked the Google Analytics of this website. The figure even though low, made me a bit happy -

In the last one year http://dilipkumar.in/ has reached One Lakh thirty thousand (unique) visitors across the globe - not a boast worthy feat (facebook may be doing it in milli or micro seconds :D) , but a bit happy to know that this layman's musings have been heard by so many ...

Interested in launching new website - on environment, energy and society related issues and broaden the existing one. Will be glad if any one is interested and (serious!) to join ... 


Date: 22 Oct 2012 , Author: / Category: My Life / Views: 2246/Rating:5

Monday, 5 Mar 2012


NASA stands as the symbol of Human Quest and desire to look beyond boundaries - be it to set a foot on moon or send man-made objects to end of the universe or to build a Castle in the Space . All some great events and achievements are summed up in this video - watch and drop your views ...

NASA : Why do we explore? Simply, it is part of who we are, something we've done throughout history. NASA's new video, "We Are the Explorers," looks at that tradition of reaching for things just beyond our grasp, and how it's helping lay the foundation for our greatest journeys ahead.  


Date: 5 Mar 2012 , Author: / Category: Science / Views: 2401/Rating:4.8

Sunday, 4 Mar 2012

India Closer To Developing it's own "Eye in the Sky"

India amid challenging neighborhood,  already participated  in four wars with Pakistan, including one undeclared war and one war with China since the partition in 1947, as well as many border skirmishes and military stand-offs. Additionally, India has accused Pakistan of engaging in proxy wars by providing military and financial assistance to violent non-state actors. So India is pulling all it's resources to update and to equip it's defence forces with the Modern warfare. India is following a two prong approach, buying from the world players through defence deals with various countries and producing in-house by developing the skill  bank and industry. The indiginizing effort now a days gained good momentum even though not up to the required extent. LCA tejas , Kaveri Engine , Medium Combat Air Crafts etc. are at various stages of development. 

In th urge to develop advance technology in-house , India has moved a step closer to developing it's own Airborne Early Warning and Control System



Date: 4 Mar 2012 , Author: / Category: India Defence / Views: 4782/Rating:3.2

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012

India Scores in the Polio Battle - removed from WHO Polio List

India marked a major success in its battle against polio Saturday by being removed from the World Health Organization's list of countries plagued by the crippling disease.India, which has been polio-free for over a year now, was on Saturday taken off the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organisation.

This announcement was made by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad at the polio summit 2012 here in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.


Date: 28 Feb 2012 , Author: / Category: India, India Happenings / Views: 2417/Rating:5

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