Sunday, August 17, 2008

Tadkod Eeranna Temple

Rear view of the temple.

The enterance.

Shiva Linga.

Lord Ganapathi.

Shivananda, the temple poojari's son posing on the Tadkod Lake bund.

Rain drops . . .

White denotes purity. Rain water is pure. Pure meets purity

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Springs in nature

I was checking out creepers this morning and found them interesting.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


It's been raining continuously for the last... say 10 days. Yesterday was the only clear day. Now I feel it's rainy season.

Even the stream flowing between Hangarki and Hangarki is 3/4 full. A month ago, I thought that I would never see it flow this year. I'm relieved!

It's so nice to see plants and trees sway while it's raining.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ganja plant stolen!!

Sunday morning, I went with Shedappa to get few leaves (not to smoke but to keep in a book between two sheets). But the plant was missing.

Anyway, I found two little ones close by. I'll have to wait another 6 months till they grow up and flower.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Ancestral Marvel

The greenest, most down-to-earth off-road vehicle ever built on the face of this planet. It’s been around for ages without any major changes in the design. The design was engineered by farmers to suit their needs centuries ago. For a farmer, it’s an all purpose vehicle- farm machine, family transport and sports vehicle. You don’t need a license to drive one and absolutely no age limit.

Powered by twin engines, the maximum output is two ox-power. Yes, ox-power. (a unit of ox-power is much higher than horse-power). The engine and gearbox are built into one unit with intelligent control system. Controls are through reigns- both speed and direction, assisted by voice commands. The driver has all the freedom of position- sit, squat, stand or lie down. Who cares! When the route is fixed, the vehicle can go into auto-pilot- the driver can catch with his sleep.

The vehicle is designed to carry as much as a farmer can load it- it’s self limiting. It cannot really be over-loaded. The vehicle can go into tipper mode; driver can dump cargo if required.

This vehicle runs on both, fresh or preserved fuel, straight from Mother Earth- no need of processing it. The exhaust too is nature-friendly; in fact it converts to manure, contributing to the farmers’ resources. Relatively, this vehicle is a step ahead in being eco-friendly- no sound pollution or light pollution.

Man invented automobiles, did everything to make them powerful and fast, made them luxurious and finally realized he had polluted the very air he breathed. With fuel prices sky-rocketing, man started thinking about alternative and renewable energy. Undisturbed by the modern man's circus, the simple Indian farmer still relies on wonderful age old invention of his ancestors.

Want to see what this marvel is?


Click on these links…

The green vehicle.

Personal transport.

Transport mode.

Sport mode.

Family vehicle.

Parking mode.

Vehicle’s engines refueling.

Team Ojoin

Harish,Sanjay, Shreesha and Prasanna