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PSLV C16 – successfully launched

It was indeed a goosebumps moment for me today morning. Although it was not the first time to see a launch vehicle going up, but it was all different feeling this time. When i went to ISRO website, I found out some amazing data which I’d like to share.

PSLV-C16, is the eighteenth flight of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV. In this flight, the standard version of PSLV with six solid strap-on motors is used.

PSLV-C16 will place three satellites with a total payload mass of 1404 kg – RESOURCESAT-2 weighing 1206 kg, the Indo-Russian YOUTHSAT weighing 92 kg and Singapore’s X-SAT weighing 106 kg – into an 822 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C16 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

The major changes made in PSLV since its first launch include changes in strap-on motors ignition sequence, increase in the propellant loading of the first stage and strap-on solid propellant motors as well as the second and fourth stage liquid propellant motors, improvement in the performance of the third stage motor by optimising motor case and enhanced propellant loading and employing a carbon composite payload adapter.

PSLV has also become a more versatile vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs as well as Low Earth Orbits (LEO) and Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). With sixteen successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers also. During 1994-2010 period, PSLV has launched a total of 44 satellites, of which 25 satellites are from abroad and 19 are Indian satellites.

India Shine !


You Grew Up in India in 90s if…

(1) You’ve read at least some Chacha Chaudhary or Tinkle comics.
(2)You watched Cartoon Network and then the late night movies on TNT that came after Cartoon Network ended.
(3) You know the song ‘Made in India’ by Alisha Chinoi
(4) You’ve seen Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge at the cinema at least once. You’ve also seen David Dhawan and Govinda movies and laughed at them.
(5) Barbies for girls, and GI Joes for boys were the ultimate status symbols. And later came, Hot Wheels.
(6) You’ve had endless packets of Parle Gluco G biscuits, and of Brittania Little Hearts biscuits. You also loved licking off the cream from the centre of Bourbon biscuits.
(7) You watched Baywatch on Star World even though (or because) your parents said you shouldn’t watch it.
(8) You bought packets of potato chips for the specific purpose of collecting Tazos.
(9) For the longest time, the Maruti 800, the Premier Padmini, THE Fiat, and THE Ambassador were the only cars you saw on the road, and the Contessa was cool because it was bigger.
(10) You used to Fuzen gum. You also chewed Big (big) Babool and/or Boom Boom Boomer chewing gum. They were bright pink and disgusting tasting, but you loved them for the temporary tattoos.
(11) You have at some point debated who was more beautiful- Aishwarya or Sushmita.
(12) When you would watch WWF keenly every evening/afternoon and really think that Undertaker had 7 lives and he made an “actual” appearance in the Akshay Kumar- starrer Khiladiyon ka Khiladi.
(13) You grew up reading Enid Blyton books.
(14) You absolutely HAD to go to Essel World if you went to Mumbai! “Essel World mein rahoonga main, ghar nahin nahin jaaonga main!”
(15) You watched the Bournvita Quiz contest on TV pretty religiously.
(16) “Jungle jungle baat chali hai, pata chala hai. Chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai, phool khila!”
(17) Maggi 2 Minute Noodles = ultimate snack (and tiffin, lunch, dinner)!
(18) you recall the nation’s obsession with Mahabharata on TV.
(19) This list made you smile 🙂

as per found on orkut group (originally ripped from FB group with the same tittle)


two incidents

Incident 1

Yesterday, at my regular visit to college gate for chai. I was slurping chai and I saw a man, 50-ish, cleaning out all those plastic bags, empty Balaji wafer packets and cigarette butts. Apparently I was inside the college premises and chai is delivered through the bars of the gate. The guy was removing all the weed that have grown after recent rains.

He was perspiring and apparently only one to clear such a vast area. So I offered to buy him chai.

“No thanks, I’ll buy with my own earned money !! ” he replied.

I was moved by this answer. A single cutting chai doesn’t cost more than 5 rupees. Yet he was so “imaandaar” that he simply denied the offer !!

I salute such people !!

Incident 2

Again while slurping chai I experienced something disturbing. The Kitli { Tapri for mumbaians} owner was making tea and some random customer came. The owner asked “chhotu” to serve tea to that guy. Chhotu gave him tea and a cigarette. After a while he discuss something with the person sitting next to him. Although i was least interested in what they were talking about. But i could figure out that they were talking about “chhotu”.

I was done with my tea so i went there to pay and heard him saying

“ye bachho log ko khana hi dena bandh karr dena chahiye, tabhi ye saley kaam kartey hai”

“din mein sirf 2 baar hi khana dena chahiye, toh thi unki akal thikane ati hai”

I was shocked to hear this and more sad that people still have such bullshit mentality!!? That kid works there since morning 7 to night 11. That is fucking 16 hour job. And that heartless man says he should be given food only twice a day !! How pitiful.

I really wanted to slap that man so hard at that moment.

{This happened later in the evening, venue had changed}



Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we will redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance …. We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again.”

This is what Nehru said in 1947. Let’s not talk about it..just consider it as just another quote. Coz to be frank it doesn’t matter anymore. The only thing matters is “us” {not united states}. Being the youth of this country what have I done to my country !?

I know it’s very easy to write all that crap {which I’m not going to..coz every1 knows everything}

So, I just want to say that “DO” something that can change a life. It doesn’t matter if that’s your life. Change..improvise..think..explore..take chances..execute. I’d really suggest that do something which can bring smile to face(s). It can be as simple as smiling at a stranger or helping some1 to cross the road. It doesnt matter how small is your act. But trust me it counts. Later it’s gonna be helpful. Directly, indirectly..doesn’t matter !! Most important thing I really want to convey to youth is to leave hypocrisy and poser-ism.

It’s good, in fact great, to explore new things..but there should be something innovative in it. Influenced by something is allowed but copying is totally disgrace. Here I’m talking about the musical aspect but I’ve seen this frequently in almost every field !! And this is for me as well. I, myself, somewhat doesn’t fit into it !!

anyway, happy independence day !! Hope you all go for flag hoisting tomorrow. It’s something that you should never miss. Trust me, It’s been 10 years since I’ve never missed any flag hoisting in my school..although I’m no more part of the school, yet i’ll be there for sure.

I’m posting our national anthem below. But I really suggest that you buffer the video before playing and please please please stand up when it’s been played. No matter if there’s no1 watching you around, you are alone in your room whatever..under any circumstances you MUST stand up and stand in “sawdhan” position. Just like our JAWAANs. If you can’t do this then plz don’t play the anthem !!

yeah, that’s me

pearls of wisdom

"Apparently people don't like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bullshit, then maybe just once, one of them will say, 'Oh! Wait a minute - I was wrong.' I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you."

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