Gyaan time

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Did u know that John.F.Kennedy won the Pulitzer Prize for his book "Profiles in Courage"? It was about eight US senators who chose the paths less traveled in spite of all opposition.

Monday, March 26, 2007


Thanks to Daily Vedic Astrology. I got to know the meaning of "Mantra" today. Lemme share it with you.


Manas - mind
Tra- to protect

So basically a mantra has been created to protect our mind from negative thoughts. A mantra has been created to keep our mind in a positive terrain always. Wow! That just increased my affinity towards mantras.:)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Mobile phone

Do you know who invented the mobile phone that has become one of the necessities of today's generation? Dr.Martin Cooper invented the mobile. He was working at Motorola during this invention. The first mobile phone was much, much bigger than what is available in the market now.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


The word Upanishad literally means sitting down near. It connotes the student sitting close to guru to obtain knowledge. The longest upanishad is Brihadaranyaka. The Upanishads are considered to be the extensions of Vedas. They talk about one Brahma and our Aatma.

Monday, July 31, 2006


When someone says "Namaste" to you, it means that he/she is bowing or saluting the God in you. Bowing gesture actually is done out of respect and also to reduce one's ego. So next time, don't miss the opportunity of saying a "Namaste".:))

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Swastika denotes luck and goodness in India. But did you know that this Swastika was used as a symbol by Nazis? It was used in their flag. So it is considered as evil in western countries.

Addendum: Swastika was considered to be the symbol of Aryans. Since Germans believed that they were descendants of Aryans, the Thule society, which was a powerful secret folk organization had Swastika as its symbol. Hitler was a member of this society. Later he chose this as Nazi symbol.

Thursday, June 23, 2005


An Internet-attached server that acts as a decoy, luring in potential hackersin order to study their activities and monitor how they are able to break into a system. Honeypots are designed to mimic systems that an intruder would like to break into but limit the intruder from having access to an entire network. If a honeypot is successful, the intruder will have no idea that he is being tricked and monitored. Most honeypots are installed inside firewalls so that they can better be controlled, though it is possible to install them outside of firewalls. A firewall in a honeypot works in the opposite way that a normal firewall works: instead of restricting what comes into a system from the Internet, the honeypot firewall allows all traffic to come in from the Internet and restricts what the system sends back out.