Friday, July 20, 2018

Another test for this Moron…

Another test for this Moron,
The only hope of the Society of Morons,
A tool of some villains,
Distorting facts,
And attributing motives,
To destroy what is right,
And the best,
And project this Moron,
As a messiah,
A panacea,
For everything!
Today he will be taking some tests,
Along with his supporters,
Enthusiastic of a great victory!
But it is obvious to the whole world,
Which is aware of his worth,
That he shall fail,
And fail miserably!
What a disappoint it would be,
For all these Morons,
And their blind followers,
Jealous of the mighty,
And popular,
Those dedicated to do good.
Pity the fate of such idiots,
Born to be destroyers.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

On a breezy morning…

On a breezy morning,
Amidst plants and flowers,
As the Sun was rising,
The feeling was joyous!
Happily as we strolled,
Pictures were clicked,
And this dreamlike imprint,
At our house; stands out,
Because in it,
Elation, scene and breeze are caught!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Congratulations! Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, on recognition as “Institute of Eminence”.

This is my facebook update today, on receipt of subject news, as I am an Alumnus of this great Institute:
CONGRATULATIONS! MANIPAL ACADEMY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, MANIPAL, on recognition as “INSTITUTE OF EMINENCE", one of the six Universities to be selected for this honour!
Extremely happy and proud to be an Alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal!
And my brother, Dr. N. Lakshminarsu is an Alumnus of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, which has always been the top most Dental College in our Country!
The six Institutions selected for this honour are:
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
IIT – Bombay.
IIT – Delhi.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
Jio Institute. 

You may read about this news in the following Newspapers by clicking on the following titles:
You may read about my recent visit to Manipal Institute of Technology, my Alma mater, Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Manipal by clicking on the following link:

Monday, July 9, 2018

A trip to reminisce and enjoy Southwest Monsoon!

The four-month long Monsoon season, which runs from June to September, brings 70% of our country's annual rainfall. It is most intense along the Malabar Coast and further north sometimes even up to Mumbai. The Malabar Coast, in historical contexts, refers to India's Southwestern coast, which lies on the coastal plain of Kerala and Karnataka States between the Western Ghats range and the Arabian Sea. But the Malabar Coast I am referring to is generally used as an all-encompassing term for the entire Indian coast from Konkan to the tip of the subcontinent at Kanyakumari. This coast, named by Rayner the Great, is over 845 km (525 mi) long and stretches from the coast of Southwestern Maharashtra, along the region of Goa, through the entire Western coast of Karnataka and Kerala, and up to Kanyakumari. It is flanked by the Arabian Sea on the West and the Western Ghats on the East. The southern part of this narrow coast is referred to as the ‘South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests’.
I resided in the main region of this rainy terrain for five years that is for five rainy seasons amounting to well over 20 months of rain. This was at Manipal close to the Arabian Sea on the West and the Agumbe Ghats that is Western Ghats on the East. Between Manipal and Agumbe in the Western Ghats is a very dense rain forest with extraordinary fauna and flora famous for the King Cobra too. Agumbe area is commonly called as the ‘The Cherrapunji of the South’ after Cherrapunji, in Northeast India. While the average rainfall in Cherrapunji is 11,777 mm (463.65 in), it is 7,624.5 mm (300.17 in) in Agumbe. Nowhere in India is such high rainfall recorded. During rainy seasons I have witnessed at Manipal; not a day passed off without some rain. During one of the rainy seasons I witnessed 19 days of non-stop rain, ranging from heavy to medium!
In contrast the average rainfall in my city, Hyderabad is 828.5 mm (32.62 in), and this causes flooding in most areas of the City!
Though visiting these coastal and high rainfall areas on a vacation during monsoon is not advisable, I purposely visited Goa in recent times just to enjoy the monsoon at its peak. From our hotel room which was located almost in the Arabian Sea and its balcony we could constantly witness day and night the rain bearing clouds, the lovely rain and the sound of it, the damp and chilly weather and added to it the beauty and constant roar of the turbulent Arabian Sea by our side. And to enjoy the rain outdoors we rode long distances in rain by car and visited some beaches and historic places. Here is a video to give you a glimpse of the rain, the clouds, the hills, the trees, the roads, the houses and the weather we witnessed:

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Happy Doctor’s Day!

Happy Doctor’s Day!
To all the Doctors in the family,
And all the Doctor’s known to our family,
You have kept us healthy and happy,
Thanks a lot to every one of you.
It is your Special Day!
And on this day it is our moral duty,
To thankfully remember you,
And bless you…
May God keep you all healthy and happy!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Why doesn’t it rain in Hyderabad? As in the past!

It is three weeks since the first rain occurred in Hyderabad on the morning of 8th June 2018. The rain was just for some time. And as forecast and awaited since many days, it was announced with much fanfare that the Southwest Monsoon has arrived in Telangana State and that the rainfall would be above normal this year.  
In these three weeks, after the first rain it has hardly rained in Hyderabad. There was light rain here and there in the City. It drizzled for some time twice in our area and there was one heavy rain for few hours one evening and that night. This year, June rain in Hyderabad is only 46 mm against a normal of 104 mm.  Due to lack of sufficient rains the summer temperature has not come down substantially and the weather outside during daytime is still an irritant.
However the Districts of Telangana State are receiving good rain as you can see in the attached charts. As a matter of fact the districts have received 31% excess rain so far in June. Against an average (Telangana State) June rainfall of 125.2 mm, the State has received 164.5 mm! Extremely good for agriculture in the Districts.  
In the past; the Twin Cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad used to have very good rains right from the onset of monsoon. I wonder what has gone wrong with the climate of Hyderabad now. This makes me put the question ‘Why doesn’t it rain in Hyderabad, as in the past?’ Is it because of felling of trees in the city and deforestation in the outskirts of the City? Or is it just a delayed Monsoon because we have another three months of rainy season!
Hopefully the rains will pick-up!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What better than a seasonal gift for today’s double celebration!

Today is a day of double celebrations in our family, celebration of our daughter-in-law’s birthday and celebration of our granddaughter’s winning of the ‘All Rounder Award’ at School and her selection as ‘Prefect’. My greetings and blessings to them for a very happy future... may all their wishes and dreams come true.
My gift to them on this happy occasion is the cake you see in the attached pictures. I wanted to bake a special cake for them and after a little thinking I made up my mind to present a seasonal fare…a Mango Cake! And for this I choose the best Mangoes…the Alphonso Mangoes. The cake is very delicious and everyone liked it. 
With any Mango pulp the cake would have tasted good but with little more care and love in selection of ingredients and in preparation, there is always a difference in the ultimate result. I chose Alphonso Mangoes because they are the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. This interest and dedication in preparation of any dish gives me satisfaction and makes all family members and guests happy.

Another test for this Moron…

Another test for this Moron, The only hope of the Society of Morons, A tool of some villains, Distorting facts, And attribut...