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Yesterday evening I installed GNU/Linux, flavour: Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio.¬† I just love it. It’s fast, looks good and it’s free :) . However, today I installed Compiz to have some eye-candy effects on my laptop. Those of you who have no idea of compiz¬† please search it in youtube. Now I am working on a new look for my Desktop.

See you soon.

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A few weeks back I was in Ranikhet. It’s got a superb climate. It’s a tourist destination during summer as it’s got a good climate. It’s not very hot even in summer as it comprises of mountains. At a higher altitude one can always find low temperature. This is the main reason why tourists around the world and in India visit Ranikhet during summer. During winter the best thing is to stay at home near the fireplace or an electric heater. There’s a problem of water scarcity in the city but in the Army cantonment life is good.

A hill station, idyllic in its charm, Ranikhet with its majestic pine trees, is around 90kms from Kathgodam, which is the nearest railway station to Raanikhet. Ranikhet reflects the very best of the heavenly Himalayas: their lush green forests, majestic mountain peaks, exotic plant life and attractive wild life. To experience nature’s beautiful elements¬† in full harmony of Himalayas the right place is Ranikhet. According to a popular belief at this spot King Sudhardev had won the heart of Queen Padmini. She chose this scenic place to her abode and since then it had come to be known as Ranikhet, literally “Queen’s field”.

Ranikhet has always been known as a Military center and a land of bravery since British period. In fact Ranikhet was designed and developed in a very classical way by British for their troops. At present Ranikhet is a land of Kumaon and Naga Regimental center. Sir Henry Russell established the Kumaon Regiment as Hyderabad Regiment in the year 1700, under the Nizam of Hyderabad.

The following sites can be visited during your stay in Ranikhet:

  • Chaubatiya Garden: Around 10 km from Ranikhet, this place has fruit gardens with a government Fruit Research Center.
  • Bhalu Dam: It’s 3km from Chaubatiya. It is famous for fishing.
  • Upat, Kalika: 6kms from Ranikhet on the road to Almora the place has one of the very popular golf courses in India. It’s a 9 hole golf course. Also, surrounded by dense forest jusy one km away from Upat is a Kalika Devi temple.
  • Hairakhan Dham(Haidakhan Dham): It is 5 km from Ranikhet, ashram of Haidakhan baba is located here. Many foreign disciples of baba can be found here

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It’s been a long time that I have posted anything here. I am really sorry about it. Well I was trying hard to prepare for my GRE which I am going to take on October 23rd. I have to go to Hyderabad to attend my exam. Working really hard but no competitive exam is easy. Well I don’t know how’s the result going to be. Only 20 days left. So, my fingers are crossed.

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Recently, I was in Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh. I was there to attend three marriage ceremonies of my cousins. Therefore, it took me so long to write another post here. Last week in Hyderabad there were hell lot of people getting married. As I observed all the function halls were booked. Wherever I went I could see a board indicating a couple was getting married there.

I had a visit to the Microsoft Development Center near Hi-Tech city. Microsoft has a Research and Development Center in Hyderabad. It was really good. They have very good infrastructure. A whole building is used just for parking the vehicles. There are various facilities available to the employees. One of my Dad’s friend works there. So, I had no problem visiting the Microsoft R&D Center.

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The biggest question ever “What is Friendship?”

Would you define it on the basis of “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. Where can you get such a friend who’s always with u when u need a real friend. Wouldn’t this mean that we are acyually using our friends and we are friends because we need each other. This sounds selfish. Doesn’t it? No, it’s not my negative thinking. I was just wondering about this quote.

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Today I was just going back home after College. On the way, at market, I saw someone approaching me. The guy was around 35 to 40 years old. He was with his wife and son, I guess. He asked “Aap hindi janthe hain (Do you know hindi)”. I responded with no interest”Ha, Boliye (Yeah, tell me)”. He explained” Hum Maharashtra se aaye hain Tirupathi main baghwan darshan ke liye. Mere saare paise chori ho gaye train me. Subah se kuch nahi khaya hain hamne thode paiso ki jarurat hain khane ke liye. ( We have come here from Maharashtra to visit the temple in Tirupathi. All money I had is stolen. We haven’t eaten anything from morning I need some money to buy food.” After hearing this I first didn’t believe him and demanded more explanation on how he lost his money. He kept the money in a suitcase and during the night in train someone stole it. He also mentioned that now he wishes to go back but it would take around Rs. 600 for them to return and he couldn’t ask that much amount from anyone here so he’s just asking for one time meal. I didn’t know if I should believe him but I gave him a Rs. 10 note. He insisted me to help, but I couldn’t make my decision and said that I had Rs. 100 note and no change, if I gave Rs. 100 to him I couldn’t even go home.

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