## Kailasanatha Temple – An overview

Kailasanatha temple – An overview by R Gopu

## Vettuvan koil – Ellora of Tamil Nadu

Vettuvan koil – Ellora of Tamil Nadu by Dr Badri Seshadri

## Development of Temple Architecture in India

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

## Bees and Trees

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

## The silent one

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

## Earth is not round, but not flat either!

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.

## Number line

*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…

## Angles – The seed of Trigonometry

*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…

## रिश्ता-ए-निहाँ

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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