Sunday, November 11, 2018

Kanadukathan-Chettinad-Palace-Karaikudi-Tamil Nadu-India

Tamil Nadu a land of temples has known for it architectures and cultural convention has bestowed many items for us to explore like temples,palaces,dams,art etc. One among that is Kanadukathan Chettinad Palace near Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. Chettinad a land mass that is accustomed for its cuisine and architecture specifically the houses. Kanadukathan a small town panchayat with 4795 population. Kanadukathan Chettinad Palace a 110 year old royal residence built by Raja Annamalai Chettiar stand as an example of chettinad architecture. The decorations, construction materials, furnishings were imported from Europe and other east asian countries. Marbles from Italy. It spreads over 40000 sq feet.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Seed Bank one of the great initiative by Google for ML aspirants

Data science aspirants listen. Google has come forward to train and make people learn about the Machine learning algorithms from the basic machine learning to audio/video analysis.Seedbank a search engine collaborative notebooks for Machine learning explorations and learning. you can browse through that site and find out the machine learning problems along with the solutions and the most appreaciable part is that you can experiment it by executing it. You can also store that in your google drive and can refer it later. Here they are integrated with the Jupyter notebook where you can experiment the solution. You can use this solution for your similar Machine learning problems. Each problem and solution refer to a seed. Currently there are 91 seeds.  Hope Google will add more to the list. Do check the below link for SeedBank and enjoy experimenting ML solutions.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

38 Ideas with Plastic Bottles

World is now going towards environment friendly. Reinventions/recycling is now getting bigger scope as awarness among the people to reduce the global warming has increased. Top companies are tying to reduce the usage of plastics or reusability of those plastics in some other way. There are companies funding on reinvention of plastics or reusability of plastics in a wider way. Normal people also searching out possible ways to convert the used plastics into some other useful product.

Here are some cool creative ideas with plastic bottles for your attention. Lets watch out the video.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Mathur Aqueduct - Kanyakumari - Tamil Nadu - India

Aqueduct - an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge across a valley or other gap.

Aqueduct which has its own history behind it. Rome is renowned for Aqueduct. Ancient Romanian kings constructed this aqueducts to bring water into cities and towns for public baths, toilets,  private household usage, mining operations, farming, mills. Roman Aqueducts were considered as an architectural miracles as romans used their excellent engineering skills to build this.

Similar way, Mathur Aqueduct was constructed in Villukuri, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India. This 3km stretch long aqueduct quenches the thirst of the famers for their irrigation purposes. It was constructed in the year 1966 across the river Pahrali during the chief ministerial tenure of Mr. K. Kamaraj. During that period, it was considered as a drought relief measure for people in Kanyakumari. Pahrali was a small river originated in Western Ghats from which Pattanamkal canal was divided and from which this Mathur Aqueduct was further divided for irrigation. Below this 115ft tall Aqueduct, we have roadways to connect towns. Wow another architectural marvel right? More about that in this video

Friday, March 30, 2018

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden - Asia's Largest

Tulip Garden, By hearing this many could remember the Germany's Tulip festival which used to held Brizter Garden at Berlin, Germany or Amsterdam's Tulip gardens (Keukenhof Gardens). But at the same time we have an Asia's largest Tulip garden in Srinagar,India. A 30 hectare wide-spread, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, is situated in the foothills of Zabarban Range, Srinagar, India. We could experience the fascinating tulips from Dal Lake as well. Other species like Daffodils, Hyacinths can also be spotted here. As like in Germany, we could witness the Tulip festival here as well which showcases the range of flowers arranged by Government of Jammu and Kashmir every year during 1 Apr to 15th Apr. This inclined arrangement of flowers is definitely an mesmerizing eye treat. Currently around 12.25 lakh tulip bulbs planted belong to 40 varieties. Free WI-FI facility is also available for the visitors. The arrangement for the visitors to sit, relax and enjoy the bloom of tulips and other species were facilitated by the department officials.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Nelliyampathy - An Hill Station

Welcome to 150th Post of Info Barn. This post is all about the hill station located in south India.

Nelliyampathy is a non-commercialized hill station near Palakkad, Kerala. Housing the famous AVT tea factory, nelliyampathy offers excellent experience for those seeking adventurous trips and trekking. The ride on the mountains in jeep during rainy season is said to the most adventurous and a must-experience. Stay options are not much, so tremendous pre-planning is required.

More on this link.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Amazon's Go is now open

Amazon's Go? What is this? is it something like Google's Go app?. The answer for these questions are "No". Amazon's Go is a physical store where we can enjoy shopping. Ok, So what's new  here?
The way Amazon thinks for better ease of shopping is new. In other words, Amazon just rethinks the way the physical store should be. It is consistently changing the ways the in which the consumer think about shopping facility. Amazon Go is opened up at Seattle on Jan 22nd and in which customer can walk in to that physical store, fill up the basket with their wishlist items and walk away, they need not wait for the payment in the counter or bill desk. In other sense, the payment will be automatically taken up from your account. Let's see how it is working.
1. Customers have to install Amazon Go App and signup first.
2. While entering into the store, they have to open this app and swipe it in a turnstile available there
3. Then, Automatically, the sensors and cameras will capture the products they pick up from the racks and add that to their cart. If they replace it, it will be removed from the cart.
4. Then, while moving out, the amount will be automatically paid from your associated wallet or account.

As of now, it was opened in one only location and the timing is from 7am PST to 9pmPST. Lets look at the video of this.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Shibuya Crossing - Shibuya Tokyo Japan

We might already know about the rules of zebra crossings when roaming to places. As per the Zebra crossing rules, the pedestrians will cross the road only when they get the green signal or they have to press the button and wait for it until it turns green. What will happen if signal turn green on road which is having multiple zebra crossing from different directions and sides? Yes, Shibuya Pedestrian Scramble is having such numbers as lot of shopping zones are available nearby. Shibuya a special ward in Tokyo, Japan with the extent of 15.11 km sq which refers to shopping district of Tokyo. Shibuya

Station is one of the Tokyo's busiest railway stations. This is also known for its fashion centric in Tokyo. It is a busiest intersection in the world. During peak hours, we can witness a crowd throng to the station from streets as well as from station to streets. When lights turn red, (actually it will turn red on all sides) the entire traffic shut down and allow pedestrians to cross the intersection. We can witness people flow through every directions with every pulsing signal changes. There would around 700 to 1200 people crossing that intersection during peak hours looks like a marble spill. It would be a visual treat if we see this from the second story of Starbucks which is nearby.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Orange Festival - Netherlands

Orange festival most beautiful and colorful festival of Netherlands. The streets of Amsterdam covered with people heads on this orange festival day. It also called as "Koninginnedag of Netherlands". it usually followed on April 30th which is queens day and orange is the color of the royal family. It is preferable to wear orange color outfit during that day but still not mandatory. You could see likw the whole netherland turned into orange on that day. You may notice that the trading on that day go uncontrolled so you will see people selling different kind of items. Its good to satisfy your shopping thirst on that day. People who vist Netherland during April, please be part of this beautiful occassion.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Ashok Vatika - Hakgala Botanical Garden - Srilanka

Ashok Vatika also called as "Ashoka Vanam" during the Ramayana Mythological period.

Ramayana an Hindu Epic story which also have evidences in the current world and now believed that those characters were lived based on the evidences present in India and Srilanka.

Few Evidences like

1. Cobra Hood cave in Srilanka
2. Foot prints of Lord Hanuman
3. Hot Wells - Ramayana describes about some hot wells in Srilanka. It is still there.
4. Ram Sethu Bridge.
5. Ashok Vanam (Ashok Vatika) where Ravana abducted Sita and taken her to this place.

For readers who doesn't know about Ramayana, I am just giving here a small brief.

Lord Rama - 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu as per epic stories, was one of the son of King Dasaratha and his first wife Kausalya. Dasaratha has 3 wifes (Kausalya, Kaikeyi, Sumithrai). Rama has siblings like Lakshman, Barathan, Chatrugnan. Rama married Sita by breaking the toughest Bow to lift in a Swayambara (Marriage Ceremony during king rule). Rama, Lakshman and Sita were sent to forest for 14 years by his step mother Kaikeyi as she wants her son to take the kingdom. During that time Rama faced so many challenges. Ravana the king of Lanka (Present Srilanka) abducted Sita and kept her in Ashok Vatika. Then Rama rescued her by using his monkey troops headed by Hanuman and killed Ravana.

Sita stayed at Ashok Vatika till the end of war between Rama and Ravana. Ashok Vatika was destroyed by Hanuman.

The Present location is now believed as  Hakgala Botanical Garden. The area is now called as Seetha Elliya. It is at the base of Hakgala Rock forms. Seetha Amma temple is situated there. The garden is 5000 ft above sea level. Other connected site is a spot where Sita bathed in a stream at Sita Eliya, called Sita Jharna.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kumbhalgarh fort - Great Indian Wall - Rajasthan

Most of us know about Great wall of China which was built across china and one among the wonders of the world. But there is similar such kind of wall in India as well which was built by the king Rana kumbha in 15th century near Udaipur of Rajasthan. It is about 90 kms from Udaipur.
 Kumbhal fort is one of the world heritage place. The walls are thick enough. It is second largest wall in the world after Great wall of China. We could see a gigantic doors and a temple. It was occupied until late 19th century and later it was opened to public.  The length of the wall is 36 kms and width is 25 feet. It will take 8 hours to reach from one end to another. It was constructed above 1914 meters from the sea level. This beautiful fort has 7 massive doors and 7 ramparts.It was built in the Aravalli ranges. It is the birth place of Mewar Legendary king Rana Kumbh. You could see the light show in the evening which would be glorious. The best way to reach this place is via car and best time is October to February. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Melbourne City Circle Tram

Melbourne - A city with a hub of style, sport, culture and dining. There are many places to discover for a traveler like Federation Square, Great Ocean Road ( An wonderful way where you have mountains one side and sea on the other), Botanic Gardens, Philip Island and so many. Few spots are in the outskirts of Melbourne city and few within city . The Victoria Government has provided a public transport especially for tourism which revolves round the city. It is called "Melbourne City Circle Tram". The special features of this Tram compared to other local Trams are:

1. No charges are imposed for taking a ride in this Tram.
2. Running Commentary on the places of interest along its way.
3. 2 routes (one clockwise and another anti-clockwise)
4. Touches many city attractions

The frequency of this Tram is every 12 minutes between 10 am to 6 pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10 am to 9 pm Thursday to Saturday.

Clockwise service: Flinders Street > Harbour Esplanade > Docklands Drive > La Trobe Street > Victoria Street > Nicholson Street > Spring Street > Flinders Street.

Anti-clockwise service: Flinders Street > Spring Street > Nicholson Street > Victoria Parade > La Trobe Street > Docklands Drive > Harbour Esplanade > Flinders Street.

It also have wheel chair accessibility in it.

This city Tram touches the following attractions:

1.City Museum
2.Melbourne Aquarium
3.Parliament House
5.Federation Square
6.Princess Theatre

Do get into this Tram when you visit Melbourne, It would be wonderful experience.