the Flintstones…


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A nice place called bedrock… with a nice family called the Flintstones. They are the central characters of this cartoon. their neighbor and best friend is Barney Rubbles. The kind of life they live in the stone age with a tinge of technology (in the form of animals for washing, ironing, electric razor, etc.), is the main theme of this cartoon series which is my all-time favourite :).


The cartoon that started being aired on September 30, 1960 turns 50 today 🙂 It was created by  William Hanna  and  Joseph Barbera. 


Happy birthday Flintstones 🙂









Is this engineering?


>i’m annoyed at the way we are made to study engineering.

there is nothing that i’m learning worthwhile 😦 it’s only in the exam point of view and not in the life point of view. the engineering is something i need to remember for a life time and not forget within just one semester.
but i’m not generalizing each and every college in the country… just some like my college. 😦 and on statistics, my college has been placed number one among the affiliated colleges in my state for Civil Dept. so i hope you get the scenario.

We are made to learn the problems by writing them some number of times (I hate to call it… “Imposition“) instead of getting the basics right and then proceeding, that too in the structural design paper. This is not the way I want to learn engineering. The trainings we took up at the construction sites, for some two weeks during the summer, proved to be more fruitful than two years of my engineering put together. 
i’m seriously considering quitting my engineering and joining as an apprentice at some construction site, at least that way i’l get the knowledge i want and do some real engineering. 😉 *just kidding*

The Lost Symbol – book review


This is one book that created all hype before it’s release. Reason: the previous books of Dan Brown were best sellers.

This book starts of with robert langdon reaching Washington in the idea that he is gonna present a lecture on masons at the capitol building. only when he reaches the building he realizes that he had walked unwittingly into a trap from which his escape seemed impossible. there is a double responsibility shouldered on robert. he has to save his friend peter solomon from the jaws of death as well as protect the secrets that have been hidden with mastery by the masonic brotherhood. there begins the action. 


The one night seems long and unending for him. the hidden and fascinating mysteries of the ancient symbols hidden in america are interesting and gripping. the story keeps us rooted to the book till the last. 


but i have to say one thing. the sequence of events in this book kept reminding me of da vinci code. it has a lot of scenes like in da vinci code and the order of events too were almost same. and the final parts were becoming monotonous.not his best book for sure.

but it is surely worth a read 😀

NATURE’S ENVY…


Civil engineering is the mother of all engineering say some. I’d say civil engineering is the other name for innovation. One sees innovations coming up in all new constructions around us. Each and every building rising around us have a unique feature in them and are each a marvel. Nowadays “spectacular” is the bench mark for any new construction. 

If we take the world’s tallest man made wonder every one can immediately name burj kalifa. The unique feature in this is the height and looks. But we all know that engineers don’t stop with one endeavor. He tries to break his own record. Now the plan to construct the building taller than this is underway. Another wonder is the capital gate of Abu Dhabi. Though it is a mind blowing wonder it was not as popularized as the previous one. This capital gate was built as the “world’s farthest leaning man made tower”. Civil engineers have creators of today’s world and taken the nature’s job in their hands. The artificial palm islands of Dubai stand an example for this. The recent Indian wonder is the bandra worli sea link. One can go on listing the recent marvels of civil engineering.  

A big salute to the engineers who have put in a lot of effort to build these wonders and set new bench marks for others to cross in construction field.

Here is one poster that I and my friend designed to explain.