Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Epic - The New Browser from India

We all know Microsoft - Internet Explorer
Mozilla - Firefox
Google - Chrome
Apple - Safari.

Now here comes one tiny tot who is going to compete big time with all these giants. Watch out for Epic - The first Indian Browser, based on Mozilla, launched last week (15th July 2010).

A variety of features like Inbuilt Antivirus (the only browser in the world with this feature) , social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, a transliterator, full featured text editor, games, Google maps, email apps several other web applications and what not.

Launched by a bunch of enthusiastic young software developers from Bangalore, The Epic is developed by this Bangalore based software company called Hidden Reflex (Founded by Alok Bharadwaj in 2008).

The Epic has right away started making waves in all forms of media in just a week after the ‘epic’ launch. And one notable factor is the fantastic logo, which has the national bird peacock in it and the logo is wrapped in with the tri-color of Indian national Flag.

You can simply download the Epic from Here and experience the features of your ‘New best friend’

The behind-the-screen young talents of 'Epic'

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Bahai faith

Bahaism the newest of all religious faiths, is a break away cult from the Islamic Shia sect.
A very interesting religion which insists on peace and harmony!

Bahaism was founded by Mirza Hussian Ali Nuri in the later part of 1800’s in Iran. Presently with 5 million followers across the globe, Bahaism is a faith which also combines the good practices and thoughts of all religions.

As per the volunteers, the faith suggests a peaceful co-existence and insists it is the only way out for a secured and fruitful future.

The Lotus Temple in India is a structure with a difference in terms of its architecture and design as you can see here in these snaps.

This is one of the most attractive Bahai worship centers of the world though the most prominent ones are situated in Israel.

The Lotus temple has a lovely interior design with amazing ventilation and natural light falling in from all sides. Pin drop silence is the hallmark even when 100s flock inside the hall for meditation and prayer.

(plz click on the images to have a closer look and read)

For more interesting reading about the faith, you can visit and


A lovely blend of ancient Devanagiri script and the modern Roman letter, India got its own symbol for its currency - Rupee.

The Devanagiri ‘Ra’ and the Roman ‘R’ is chosen to represent the word Rupiya or Rupee and the two parallel lines simply mean ‘equal to’ sign.

This means, RUPEE joined the elite club of currencies like US DOLLAR, EURO, POUND and YEN which have a separate identity for their currencies

The new sign is conceptualized by D Udaya Kumar, a post graduate from the prestigious and world-renowned institute - Indian Institute of Technology or simply called IIT's

Let's congratulate Udaya Kumar for presenting the Nation, a lovely and meaningful design.

Top software and hardware companies have already geared up to incorporate the symbol into their new peripherals as the union cabinet as already approved the new symbol

(pic taken from net)*

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Qutab Minar

Hi everybody...Hope you all had a wonderful time enjoying the matches last month and even I was right here cherishing every moment and cheering up for 'my team' ;-) (Always my team is the winning team ;-)...though Argentina and Messi is my favorite team and player)

However, now i am back with some interesting History stuff for you all. Last week I was in Delhi and luckily visited an amazing 800 year old structure - The Qutab Minar.

Delhi the capital city of the world's largest Democracy, has some of the most interesting and monumental museums and age old structure of India.

Qutab Minar is the world’s tallest brick minaret which stands tall above 70 meters in height and is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Verses from Quran are cleanly carved on the exteriors of this structure.

The construction started in 1193 by Qutabuddin Aibak the first Muslim ruler of India. Some historians believe that this is constructed to signify the victory over the then existing Hindu rulers and the beginning of Muslim rule in India.

There are many other structures including a mosque (the first one in India) in this vast complex. Qutab Minar, mosque and various other structures constructed in this complex have some other stories to tell as well. Some Inscriptions here, still states that the whole complex was constructed after demolishing one of the oldest Hindu temples and the materials used for the construction of this mosque and associated structures came from 27 other demolished temples.

Yet this is one of the finest and oldest existing examples of Islamic architecture in India

(Click on the image to get a closer look and read facts and figures)

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