Sunday, November 27, 2016

ॐ सूर्याय नमः

ॐ सूर्याय नमः

How sweet it looks when we say that electricity tariff for electricity consumption is ₹3.20/unit for first 50 units, ₹3.90/unit for next 150 units and ₹4.90/unit for remaining unit. For 500 odd units consumption in two months, the average unit cost will come around ₹4/unit. But when you pay the bill, you pay ₹6.30/unit.

There is FPPPA (fuel and power purchase adjustment cost) ₹0.90/unit; the Regulatory Charges ₹0.18/unit; the Fixed Charges ₹0.22/unit (for load consumption), Govt tax @ 20%, and the fixed meter rent.

With the modern inventions on renewable energy, the Solar and Wind energy are getting cheaper. If we manage our roof top with solar panels well, the dependency of the electricity company can go away. Though Govt has offered subsidy but with the profit margin of the Solar Electricity manager, the CAPEX may not be attractive or affordable for the common men at present.

The knowledge and literacy is not limiting us in only the skill of reading and writing. We are in Digital phase and aiming for cashless economy, we should acquire technology literacy. If more and more people are evolved than the CAPEX can further go down and get us free electricity from our Great Father, the Sun.

Save money, save electricity and capture free electricity from the Sun if you wish to become free from different jargons of electricity bill, charging your pocket. Meantime, don't forget to move to LED to save the units of consumption, the fixed and other charges😊

ॐ सूर्याय नमः

Punamchand
27 November 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wish to become a Memorial Diamond after the death?

Wish to become Memorial Diamond after the death?

Everything in the universe is energy and light, the vibration and electromagnetism. Energy can't be destroyed, it changes. There is a belief in many communities all over the world that when we die, we become 'Star'. When our dear ones die, we look them up in the stars of the sky. We feel that they are watching down over us and shower their blessings. Stars and human are made of Carbon. Both have a life cycle of birth, life and death. Both turns into ashes to ashes and dust to dust. There are references in religious books regarding human like starts. People in limelight are referred as Stars.

When someone dies, the spark of the life light may go up and settle in the Star, but do you know, the ashes of his/her body can be turned into a diamond, the earth star?

Real diamonds are created by nature over thousands of years. It's a mineral consists of 99.9% carbon. As the real diamonds are very expensive and are in limited supply, synthetic diamonds are taking over the market. They share their chemical, physical as well as optical features with natural diamonds. There are Chinese companies making synthetic diamonds, look the same like real, failing the human eyes to judge. There are special machines to check. Beware, when you buy diamonds.

Hindus have rituals of cremating the dead bodies and then flowing the ashes into the water of the river/rivers. But imagine, the same ashes, instead of flowing into the river, turn into a diamond, and presented you as a diamond ring or a pendant, how do you react? Can you imagine, to make a synthetic diamond from the ashes of father/mother/spouse/siblings and hold it over the ring or pendant and feel their connection with you permanently? Your dear one remains with you as burial memorial diamond forever. The family instead of carrying the photos of ancestors, can store the diamonds in memories. People who burry the dead bodies can save the space of burial grounds.

Now with the modern techniques of making synthetic diamonds, it becomes possible to make burial diamond. Diamond is a Carbon and the human ashes are also a Carbon element.

There is a company Algordanza in Swiss, making synthetic memorial diamonds from human ashes. In order to create a Memorial Diamond, they simulate the natural environment in which a diamond grows over hundreds of years inside of the earth. Human body consists of 20% carbon. During cremation, majority of carbon escapes as carbon dioxide. 1-5% of Carbon remains in the ashes. The laboratory isolate this Carbon and use it as the foundation for making the memorial diamond. The Carbon from the remains converts into graphite under the high pressure and high temperature. And this graphite become the foundation for the subsequent diamond transformation inside the high pressure (60,000 bar) high temperature (1200 – 1400° C) machines. A diamond starter crystal within the growth cell triggers the growth of memorial diamond. The diamond crystals slowly crystalize on the surface of starter crystal. Once the desired size of memorial diamond is made after a process of  few weeks, the starter crystal the removed from the surface of the synthetic rough diamond. The Carbon atoms arranged in a three dimensional grid gives strength and hardness to the diamond. Then it is hand cut sand polished by the experienced experts. It takes two weeks to make a ring and cost around $ 3-13,00,000, depending upon the size of the memorial diamond.

Do you wish to become a Memorial Diamond? Or wish to carry the dear once with you after their death in form of memorial diamonds? You may approach the Swiss company. If the demand increases, more companies will come into the market and the cost of memorial diamond will come down.

If aiming Starlight of the Sky, shine with the acts (not acting) like a Star. Lol.

Punamchand
16 November 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

Besan Gujarati

Besan Gujarati

Beso in Gujarati and Basa in Marathi is an invitation to a guest or a friend to sit down. The word basti/vasti has derived from the human settlements. Once an offer of beso, means it is an invitation of a cup of tea with a snack. Snacks made from Besan (gram flour). Gujarati people are very fond of snacks. It is called 'na-sto'; say no but have it. All breaks are their munch time. There are many varieties of Gujarati snacks/nasto : Ganthia, sev, fafda, fafdi, khaman, dhokda, khandvi, handvo, bhajia, jalebi, chavanu, sev-mamara, fulvadi, samosa, etc. And each of these items has many sub varieties, carrying different tastes.

Gandhia in Saurashtra and Bhajia in Gujarat are the most popular dishes. Gujarati meal has more carbohydrate and fat but less protein. Therefore, their snacks are mostly made from gram flour that meet with the deficiencies of protein diet. But there is one more reason, interesting too. Gujarati life style is smart, less physical activity and more of resting. Their long time sitting habits make their bowels movement slow. Besan items provide the push that solve their problem of constipation! If you want to tease a Saurastrian, give him a food without besan and butter milk. His day will pass in uneasiness, fighting with amebiasis and constipation.

Fried items are considered health hazard but Gujarati can't avoid their tasty fried items. Many old men in Saurashtra have proved that eating Ganthia Jalebi everyday don't break the lifeline. 

Meetings are interactive but meeting without eating doesn't deliver fruitful result. It is a Gujarati way of making business and building relation through besan. To keep the tongue sweet, we add jaggery/sugar in our hot vegetables, but keep the snacks away from the heavy load. However, if no sweetness is added in the food item, it can't be called a Gujarati dish. 

Don't say no to a Gujarati when he says 'beso'. You will enjoy the Gujarati taste of Besan at the home of every Gujarati. And there are hundreds of street venders to serve the need of the shop keepers and office bearers.

Population of Gujarat is 62 million, but more than 10 million Gujaratis are living in many countries of the world. Wherever they live, they make it Gujarat, their mark of sweetness. "Besan Gujarati, ghana Pardeshi". Lol

Punamchand
7 November 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Life beyond Death (PEA)

Life beyond Death (PEA)

In old age, the death is approaching with signs of slowed breathing, weakened heart rate and a change in colour of the body due to fall in blood pressure. When some one dies; the process of shutting down of the organs starts: pulse stops, heart stops beating, breath stops. But it is not death. There are two stages of death. Clinical death and Biological death. In clinical death, the heart stops beating, but the brain is alive. Body as a whole may be dead but certain parts within are alive. The brain cell starts to die about 4-6 minutes later from the loss of oxygen and the biological death occurs. Doctors may be able to delay biological death of VIP patients by cooling the body (to slow down metabolic rate) for extension of window of resuscitation. There are customs in many communities to wait for a day or a night before the cremation of the body. There are examples, where dead resuscitated.

Now doctors have started explaining PEA. Even in clinical death when the heart is stopped/arrested and not producing pulse, there is life. It is called Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA). Doctors apply CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to maintain cardiac output to preserve brain function until further measures are taken. 

Death has a distinct smell. One may smell it within an hour. The living bacteria in the bowels start decomposition of the body, that generate the death odour. Therefore, Hindu tradition of cremation in the fire is the best method of disposal of the dead bodies. They use cow dung and do washing, cleaning of the place to keep it free from bacteria. The custom of bathing etc, for the people who carried the dead body, linked with maintaining very high standards of personal hygiene to maintain good health of the living.

It has not been proven, but it is believes that hearing is the last of the senses lost before death. Therefore, when death seems imminent, the family members express their love and support through talk. There is a tradition to read religious book at the time of departure. After the death, the family and relatives do talk to the dead body as if it is listening.

It is also believed that the life flashing before the eyes of the dying person. People return from cardiac arrest do talk about seeing light, or their tour beyond the body. There is something more beyond the organs. Hinduism believes that consciousness continues even after death. The physical body is dead but subtle body is alive. It can't express but can see, hear and feel. It takes rebirth till moksha.

Death is a mystery for the humans. His search for the life beyond death is still on. Many customs and rituals for disposal of dead bodies have been followed all over the world for centuries. There are religious directions. Some bury, some cremate, some flow the dead bodies into the holy rivers, some hang them in the well for the  vultures to eat. For special people, pyramids, tombs, samadhi temples are built over their ashes/remains to hold their memories. 

There are two stages of death: clinical and biological. But these are deaths of a body. The driver of the body, the Atma, the Spirit never dies. It may wait till the kayamat, or may take rounds of rebirth till finally merged into the Almighty, the Brahman, the Universal Consciousness.

Punamchand
5 November 2016
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