Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Notice the guy squatting in the Trailer, a guy in the Jeep and
another on his motorbike busy text-ing on his Mobile....
Therefore the alternative title for this post - "Absorbed"
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The District and Sessions Court of Karwar was established during the British Rule in 1856, and the Court continues in the same building. But now there is a new building coming up, and soon the Court will be shifted to the new building.
This Corridor is the witness to the Trials and Tribulations faced by the innumerable Litigants over a period of two centuries, including the one sitting in the picture.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
The river is the lifeline to some 40 M people in the district and supports livelihoods of tens of thousands of people including fishermen on the coast of Karwar. Among other fauna, the Kali offers a perfect natural corridor for wild elephants and black panthers.
Already, the six Hydro Electric Projects on the river have submerged over 12 800 Ha of forests in the region.In addition to this, the river is threatened by the continued discharge of untreated effluents from the West Coast Paper Mill at Dandeli. Since the flow in the river has been restrained on account of dams and diversions along its course, the farming and the fishing communities have felt the enhanced impact of accumulated pollutants in the river.
Kali might be a lesser-known river than the famous Cauvery and Krishna in Karnataka but is no less significant in terms of the contribution it makes to the livelihoods security of people and the ecosystems it sustains in the Western Ghats.
Researchers have confirmed that this short west flowing river, whose farthest point by crow flight along its course is just 32 km from the sea, cannot withstand any more interventions both to fulfill its ecological functions as also to ensure livelihoods security to people. However, current developments along the river may eventually choke and dry the annual flow of 9,000 MCM in the Kali. The river is home to six hydel projects and the Kaiga Nuclear Power Project. Thanks to the large obstructions along its course, the Kali flows uninterrupted for just about 18 km along its 184 km course in the Western Ghats.
After this 18 km, the Kali flows Quietly and almost Lifeless.....
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Fountain-head and source of rivers,
And napkin spread by fays;
Drifting meadow of the air,
Where bloom the daisied banks and violets,
And in whose fenny labyrinth
The bittern booms and heron wades;
Spirit of lakes and seas and rivers,
Bear only perfumes and the scent
Of healing herbs to just men's fields!
Henry David Thoreau
Friday, November 21, 2008
Langhorne Slim - Spinning Compass
THERE'S SUMMER YET LEFT at said the gramophone
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The word Rangoli has its origin from the word Rangaavali where Rang means colour in Hindi and the word aavail stands for a row of colours. The origin of Rangoli can be dated thousands of years back because it finds its mention in many manuscripts as well. The Rangolis are typically drawn outside the homes of people and outside temples and buildings. They are drawn outside pooja (prayer) halls and even in the balconies. They are considered to be auspicious and lucky at the time of festivals. They are drawn to appease Gods and Goddesses. Specially at the time of the festival of Diwali, the Rangoli is drawn to appease Goddess Lakshmi, who is considered to be the Goddess of Wealth by the Hindus. The Rangolis are a form of showcasing the hospitality which the Indians have to all visitors who come to their houses at the time of festivals. Source Some patterns.. Plenty here on Google Search...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
The law report Supreme Court CasesTM, started in 1969 and now running into over 260 volumes, is the leading law report of India with a very wide circulation, and is cited in all courts in India and in all standard works of law. The standards of legal reporting set by it, have earned the respect and admiration of the entire legal community. EBC has done pioneering work, by creating for the first time a complete index/digest of the case law of the Indian Supreme Court in its 35 volume publication, 'The Complete Digest of Supreme Court Cases'. The work comprehensively covers the judgments delivered by the Supreme Court since its inception in 1950 till date. The second edition of this monumental work is currently under print.
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
A Brand New Day at the Rabindranath Tagore Beach at Karwar.
This time of the year, that is from November to February its very pleasent here, and every day is a beautiful day. During this time, there is no sweltering heat and the incessent rains that take up the rest of the year.
Karwar's idyllic beauty inspired the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, to pen down his first play.
As said by Rabindranath Tagore, “ The sea beach of Karwar is certainly a fit place in which to realize the beauty of nature is not a mirage of imagination, but reflects the joy of the infinite and thus draws us to lose ourselves into it."
Karwar Beach then....
Source Link - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22217/22217-h/22217-h.htm
Monday, November 3, 2008
Karwar Port is in the background. My earlier post of Karwar Port is here...
Wikimapia Link of Karwar Port.
Karnataka, with a coastline of more than 300 km, has nine minor ports, apart from a major port in Mangalore. Karwar, Belekeri, Tadri, Honnavar, Bhatkal, Hangarkatta, Malpe, Gangolli, and Old Mangalore come under the category of minor/intermediate ports. Except