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Keukenhof

Keukenhof – undeniably one of the most beautiful spring gardens in the world. The amazing colours of the millions of tulips is a treat and if you are a photographer, you will love the opportunities that this place presents. The day I was there was a bit cloudy, but that did not take away the charm of the place. The fields around the park were equally impressive with tulips of all colours.

Tomorrow is the last day for visitors to this park. If you have missed it this year and are in the Netherlands next year, make sure you visit Keukenhof. It is one of the must see places in the Netherlands.

Barcelona – Part 2

The second day, we visited the Sagrada Familia in the morning and Park Guell, the beautiful beach and not to forget FC Barcelona in the afternoon. The weather was really pleasant and we spent a lot of time at the beach.

FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona

Road from Park Guell

Road from Park Guell

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia – The other facade

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia

Colon Columbus

Colon Columbus

Yacht at the beach

Yacht at the beach

The beach

The beach

Missile Interceptor Test

India today conducted a missile interceptor test which would form the basis of a future ballistic missile defence system. The test is reported to be successful.

More details here

It is a great achievement and  it was surprising to note that very little attention was given to it on the electronic media.

Beach!!

Three whole days at home and not a trip to the beach??!! Thats bad. And I know that is bad. So what I have decided to do for the evening, is to go visit the beach. The beach has undergone a lot of changes in the past 25 years. Well, more on that later. Here is a pic.

Beach

India puts 4 satellites in space

India today successfully launched 4 satellites using a single rocket. The PSLV – C7 rocket lifted two Indian, one Indonesian and one Argentine satellites. Of the two Indian satellites one is a recovery experiment (SRE-1) which is believed to help in building and specializing in re-entry technology. Theother was the Cartosat-2 remote sensing satellite

19.32 minutes after the lift off the PSLV offloaded the satellites into a 637 km high polar sun synchronous orbit (SSO). India’s Cartosat 2 was the first to be ejected, then came Pehuensat 1, SRE 1 and finally Lapan-Tubsat.

“It is a perfect mission. Everything went as planned. I can even challenge others to do a better job,” declared a beaming G Madhavan Nair, chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Happy New Year

Wishing you lights, laughter, love,
good health and prosperity this
New Year

Have a great year ahead.

Indian Independence Day – Aug 15

The great holiday season for the Independence Day celebrations is about to begin at the end of the day. Many people have already started leaving to their hometowns to join their family for the holiday. Others are busy making plans to go around the country and enjoy different cultures.

And taking into account, the foiled terror plot in London yesterday, everyone will be relieved if the day passess without any incidents

Salute the people who fought for our freedom and those who in the services who are keeping it intact.

Wish you all a great and safe Independence Day