Archive for October, 2007

Observatory Hill and The Mahakal Temple

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2007 by Barun Roy

Rest Shed at the Mahakal Temple

Rest Sheds erected in the memory of departed loved ones at the Mahakal Temple

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Observatory Hill and The Mahakal Temple

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2007 by Barun Roy

Situated in the heart of Darjeeling, and rising abruptly and steeply like some lone sentinelMahakal Temple is ‘Observatory Hill’ locally known as ‘Dara’. The steep climb up is well worth the magnificent view that is seen from its summit. The whole mountain range can be seen with all the surrounding country-side, right into the heart of Sikkim. More than 12 peaks of over 20,000 feet can be counted, with many other lesser peaks also in sight.

The Mahakal Temple occupies the summit where once a Buddhist monastery stood.  Continue reading

A visit to the Mahakala Temple

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2007 by Barun Roy

Barun RoyI had the good fortune to visit Mahakala Temple situated at the Observatory Hill in Darjeeling after almost five years. The visit was made even more memorable by my mother, my girlfriend, my aunt and her children who accompanied me to the temple. A lot of pics were taken as usual but this time I became the subject of most of the pics.

I strongly recommend all visitors to Darjeeling to visit the magnificient Observatory Hill and the Mahakala Temple.

Here are some of the pics from the visit. Most of these pics are people oriented as I love to work with them as my subject.

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Kinanthropometry

Posted in Personal Posts with tags , , , on October 27, 2007 by Barun Roy

[I was going to numerous material on Kinanthropometry but they have at best been too complicated for lesser mortals to understand. I like simpler words and hence here is some discussion on the subject which tries to explain Kinanthropometry clearly and lucidly. Please comment if you want to add some info]

Kinanthropometry can be defined as the quantitative interface between anatomy and physiology, or between human structure and function. It is a scientific specialization that employs measurements to appraise human size, shape,proportions, composition, maturation and gross function. Its purpose is to help us understand human movement in the context of growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. Many of the issues seen in the gymnastics literature (such as growth, eating disorders, talent selection, training at a very young age) relate to kinanthropometry. The discipline is central to the scientific foundations of women’s gymnastics. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a criticaloverview of the kinanthropometric literature related to female gymnasts.

Lenovo C100

Posted in Personal Posts on October 26, 2007 by Barun Roy

Lenovo C100I have misplaced the power/charger adapter cable for my Lenovo C100 and have so far not been able to procure one from any computer showroom in Darjeeling. I can order it from the Lenovo website but gees it seems to cost big money, can any body direct me towards a near and better location where I can procure the same.

Am Back!

Posted in Somethings I must say with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2007 by Barun Roy

I was not able to go online for quite a number of days. Gees things are not going well. I am physically sick and mentally a wreck. My relationship with my girlfriend has nose-dived (not a surprise eh!) I am almost sure now that we won’t be able to make it. She is a nice girl and almost everyone in her family loves me but I guess we are opposites of each other. My only hope now is that we live happily without each other in pursuance of our own separate dreams.