White Lotus in blossom…

Kailasanatha Temple – An overview

Posted in Temple Architecture, Temple Talks by ytelotus on May 23, 2020

Kailasanatha temple – An overview by R Gopu

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Vettuvan koil – Ellora of Tamil Nadu

Posted in Temple Architecture, Temple Talks by ytelotus on May 23, 2020

Vettuvan koil – Ellora of Tamil Nadu by Dr Badri Seshadri

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Development of Temple Architecture in India

Posted in Temple Architecture, Temple Talks by ytelotus on May 23, 2020

A talk on “Development of Temple Architecture in India” by Chithra Madhavan

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Bees and Trees

Posted in My musings by ytelotus on May 23, 2020

In the corner of our yard,
There is a hideout…
The cozy abode of the buzzing bees
At the far end, stands an avocado tree
Laden with flowers adorning its leaves

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The silent one

Posted in My musings by ytelotus on May 23, 2020

I have in me, a silent one
She has a lot to say, but she speaks to none
Her feelings are only for her to keep
The safe trove unto which none gets to peek

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Earth is not round, but not flat either!

Posted in Astronomy by ytelotus on May 9, 2020

The Earth is nearly a sphere, but not a perfect one in that.

What distorts the perfect spherical shape of the Earth?   Let’s find out.

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Arithmetic operations

Posted in Mathematics by ytelotus on June 24, 2013

Why is minus into minus a plus?

Why is minus into plus a minus?

For answers, read on…

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Number line

Posted in Mathematics by ytelotus on June 20, 2013

What are Natural numbers, Whole numbers and Integers ?

Why do we need Negative numbers?

Why is -1 less than 0?  How can there be something smaller than nothing?

Is there anything rational about Rational numbers?

What is behind the random sequence of unending decimal part in Irrational numbers?

For answers, read on…

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Angles – The seed of Trigonometry

Posted in Mathematics by ytelotus on June 1, 2013

Angle in degrees or radians? Which one to choose? 

Why do we express angles in terms of fractions or multiples of π i.e. 30°, 90°, 180°, 360°… as  π/6, π/2, π, 2π … ?

Why does a circle have 360°?  Why is 360° = 2π?

What is behind the periodicity of trigonometric functions?

For answers, read on…

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रिश्ता-ए-निहाँ

Posted in My musings by ytelotus on May 22, 2013

क्यों बदलती है तबीयत मौसम के बदलने से
जैसे भीगा हुआ एह्सास ओस के गिरने से
खिल उठता है दिल फूलों के खिलने से
उकसा जाती हूँ दरिया के समँदर से मिलने से
क्यों … ?

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