Jan 282014

Social science is an academic discipline concerned with society and the relationships among individuals within a society, which often rely primarily on empirical approaches. It includes anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology. In a wider sense, it may often include some fields in the humanities such as archaeology, history, law, and linguistics. The term may however be used in the specific context of referring to the original science of society, established in 19th century, sociology , Karl Marx and Max Weber are typically cited as the principal architects of modern social science by this definition.

Positivist social scientists use methods resembling those of the natural sciences as tools for understanding society, and so define science in its stricter modern sense. Interpretive social scientists, by contrast, may use social critique or symbolic interpretation rather than constructing empirically falsifiable theories, and thus treat science in its broader sense. In modern academic practice, researchers are often eclectic, using multiple methodologies. The term social research has also acquired a degree of autonomy as practitioners from various disciplines share in its aims and methods


 Posted by on January 28, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Jan 222014

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is a smart phone developed by Samsung Electronics, first announced on November 26, 2013.The phone has a quad core 1.2 GHz processor and a RAM of 1.5 GB, with an internal memory of 8 GB which can be extended to another 64 GB by use of micro SD cards. The device also supports internet connectivity through 2G and 3G, apart from Wi-Fi. Navigation systems including A-GPS and GLONASS with Google Maps. The phone runs on the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS.

The Galaxy Grand 2 features an 8 MP rear camera that is capable of high resolution photos and video capture. The primary camera is capable of Full HD video recording at 1920×1080p at 30 frames per second. The quality can be adjusted between HD ready to Full HD depending on the amount of space to be utilized for each video file. The camera comes with an LED flash that is capable of illuminating your subjects quite adequately even in low light conditions. The secondary front facing camera is composed of a 1.9 MP camera. Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus and Face Detection are some of the advanced features supported by the phone, as well as an image stabilizer and smile detector, and basic image editor.

The Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 is powered by a 2600 mAh Li-Ion that is capable of lasting up to 17 hours. The 5.25 in (13.3 cm) TFT WVGA, multi-touch screen is capable of 16 million colors.


The Galaxy Grand 2 is released with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Samsung has customized the interface with its Touch Wiz Nature UX software. As well as apps from Google, including Google Play, Gmail and YouTube, it has access to Samsung apps such as Chat ON, S Suggest, S Voice, Smart Remote (Peel) and All Share Play.

The Galaxy Grand 2 is available 3G single sim, 3G dual sim variants with a possibility of having an LTE variant in the future. Internal storage is 8 GB, with a micro SDXC card slot for expansion. It has a 5.25-inch High Definition TFT screens with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It also features a 1.9 MP front camera without flash and 8 MP rear-facing camera. It also has the ability to record HD videos.



 Posted by on January 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM
Jan 222014

First Name Mahendra
Last Name Dhoni
Birth Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nick Name Mahi
Date of Birth Tuesday, July 07, 1981
Place of Birth Ranchi, Jharkhand
Mother Devaki Devi
Father Pan Singh
Sister Jayanti
Brother Narendra
Wife Sakshi Rawat
Education DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir,
Height 5 ft 9 inch (1.75 m)
Marital Status Married
Occupation Cricketer
Batting Style Right handed
Bowling Style Right Hand Medium
Role in Team Captain and Batsmen/
Wicket keeper
Test Debut: Vs Sri Lanka, 2
December 2005
ODI Debut: Vs Bangladesh, 23
December 2004
T20 Debut: Vs South Africa, 1
December 2006
Highest Batting Rankings: Tests: 26 on 15 February 2010
ODI: 1 on 13 April 2006
Highest Bowling Rankings: Tests: 99 on 16 November 2009
ODI: 218 on 30 September 2009
Awards And Achievements:
Man of the Series Award: 4 Times
Man of the Match Award: 15 Times
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, 2007-08
Padma Shri, 2009
ICC ODI Player of the Year, 2009

 Posted by on January 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM
Jan 212014

student is a learner, or someone who attends an educational institution. In some nations, the English term (or its cognate in another language) is reserved for those who attend university, while a schoolchild under the age of eighteen is called a pupil in English (or an equivalent in other languages), although in the United States a person enrolled in grades K–12 is often called a student. In its widest use, student is used for anyone who is learning, including mid-career adults who are taking vocational education or returning to university.

 Posted by on January 21, 2014 at 1:57 PM
Jan 212014

Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software and personal computers. Its best-known hardware products are the Mac line of computers, the iPod media player, the iPhone smart phone, and the iPad tablet computer. Its consumer software includes the OS X and iOS operating systems, the iTunes media browser, the Safari web browser, and the iLife and iWork creativity and productivity suites.

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. on January 3, 1977, and was renamed as Apple Inc. on January 9, 2007 to reflect its shifted focus towards consumer electronics.

Apple is the world’s second-largest information technology company by revenue after Samsung Electronics, and the world’s third-largest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia.Fortune magazine named Apple the most admired company in the United States in 2008, and in the world from 2008 to 2012. On September 30, 2013, Apple surpassed Coca-Cola to become the world’s most valuable brand in the Omnicom Group’s “Best Global Brands” report. However, the company has received criticism for its contractors’ labor practices, and for Apple’s own environmental and business practices.

As of May 2013, Apple maintains 408 retail stores in fourteen countries as well as the online Apple Store and iTunes Store, the latter of which is the world’s largest music retailer. Apple is the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, with an estimated value of US$415 billion as of March 2013. As of September 29, 2012, the company had 72,800 permanent full-time employees and 3,300 temporary full-time employees worldwide. Its worldwide annual revenue in 2012 totaled $156 billion. In May 2013, Apple entered the top ten of the Fortune 500 list of companies for the first time, rising 11 places above its 2012 ranking to take the sixth position.



 Posted by on January 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM
Dec 242013

Camp Mistea Valley is a romantic tented colony situated amidst tea gardens.

Season: Throught the year
Location: Aravenu, Kotagiri, the Nilgiris
Altitude: 1954 mts
Places of interest: Kodanad View Point, Gene Pool, Coonoor, Ooty, RS Pillar
Activities: Trekking, Camping, Rappelling, Rope courses, Obstacle courses, Outbound training, Photography, Birding, Wildlife, Culture, Yoga, Tea, Ayurveda,

Camp Mistea Valley is a romantic tented colony situated amidst tea gardens. An ideal base to explore the fascinating countryside, trekking, rappelling or just lazing in a mountain stream watching exotic birds flit by and if you are lucky, gaze at a wary bison as it examines you over a comfortable distance.

Our cooks know what “Food” means to those who feel fresh, free and recharged. They will dish out an amazing spread of mouthwatering cuisine of the home cooked variety.

Round off your day around a roaring log fire under the canopy of bright stars, singing, dancing or just plain ruminating with good company and great food to rejuvenate your spirits.

 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 2:39 PM
Dec 242013

Battle of Hydaspes 326 B.C.—Alexander the Great, defeated Porus, the Paurava king. Impressed by the valour of Porus, ultimately Alexander returned his kingdom to him.

Battle of Kalinga 261 B.C.—Ashoka defeated the king of Kalinga. Ashoka embraced Buddhism and preached it during the rest of his life after this war.

First Battle of Tarain or Thaneswar A.D. 1191  Prithvi Raj Chauhan defeated Mohammed Ghori. Second Battle of Tarain A.D. 1192—Mohammed Ghori defeated Prithvi Raj Chauhan. Ghori’s victory paved the way for the establishment of Muslim rule in India.

First Battle of Panipat 1526—Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi. This laid the foundation of the Mughal rule in India.

Battle of Khanwah 1527— Babar defeated Rana Sanga of Mewar. This battle resulted in the defeat of the powerful Rajput confederacy.

Second Battle of Panipat 1556—Bairam Khan (Akbar’s General) defeated Hemu (the Hindu General and right-hand man of Mohd. Adil Shah). It also ended the Afghan Rule and Mughal Rule began instead.

Battle of Talikota 1564- 65—United alliance between Bijapur, Bidar, Ahmednagar and Golkonda under Hussain Nizam Shah defeated Ram Raja of Vijayanagar. It destroyed the Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar.

Battle of Haldighati 1576—Akbar’s forces headed by Raja Man Singh defeated Rana Pratap, the brave Rajput king. Though defeated, Rana Pratap refused to accept Mughal authority and carried on warfare till his death.

Battle of Plassey 1757— The English under Lord Clive defeated Siraj-ud-Daulah.It brought Muslim Rule in Bengal to an end and laid foundations of the British Rule in India.

Battle of Wandiwash 1760—The English defeated the French. The battle sealed the fate of the French in India and paved the way for English rule in India.

Third Battle of Panipat 1761—Ahmed Shah Abdali defeated Marathas. It gave a terrible blow to the Maratha power. It made the field clear for the English.

Battle of Buxar 1764— Fought in 1764 between the forces of the English and the combined forces of Mir Qasim, Shuja-ud-Daulah (Nawab of Oudh) and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam. The English victory at Buxar finally riveted the shackles of the Company’s rule upon Bengal.

First Mysore War (1767- 68)—In 1768, Haider Ali was defeated by the English relinquishing all his rights over Mysore in favour of the English.

Second Mysore War 1780— A grand alliance between Haider Ali, the Nizam and the Marathas was formed and Haider Ali. He defeated the English and took possession of Arcot and became the undisputed master of the Carnatic.

Third Mysore War 1790- 92—Fought between the English and Tipu Sultan. Tipu Sultan had to submit and was compelled to sign the Treaty of Seringapattam stripped him of half his territory.

Fourth Mysore War 1799— The British forces under Arthur Wellesley defeated Tipu Sultan, which brought the end of the Tipu Sultan. Maratha War 1803-05—It weakened the Maratha power. The English annexed Tanjore, Surat and Carnatic.

Fourth Maratha War 1817- 18—The British forces defeated Marathas and this campaign finally extinguished the Maratha Empire.

Battle of Cheelianwala 1849—Forces of the East India Company under Lord Hugh Gough defeated the Sikhs under Sher Singh.

Burmese War 1885—As a result of this War, the whole of Burma was occupied by the English and made a part of India.

Afghan War III 1919—As a result of this War, Treaty of Rawalpindi was signed by which Afghanistan was recognised as an independent State.

lndo-Pak War 1965—This was Pakistan’s second attack on India. While India had the upper hand, the fighting was brought to a stop by a call for ceasefire issued by the Security Council. Later on, Tashkent accord was signed between the two nations. lndo-

Pak War Dec 1971— Pakistan started the war attacking India on Dec 3. India defeated Pakistan on all fronts. Pakistani occupation forces, numbering about one lakh, in East Bengal (Bangladesh) surrendered. Bangladesh emerged as an independent nation.

 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 2:38 PM
Dec 242013

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of 11 players on a field at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard long pitch. Each team takes it in turn to bat, attempting to score runs, while the other team fields. Each turn is known as an innings.

The bowler delivers the ball to the batsman who attempts to hit the ball with his bat far enough for him to run to the other end of the pitch and score a run. Each batsman continues batting until he is out. The batting team continues batting until ten batsmen are out, at which point the teams switch roles and the fielding team comes in to bat.

In professional cricket the length of a game ranges from 20 over’s of six bowling deliveries per side to Test cricket played over five days. The Laws of Cricket are maintained by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) with additional Standard Playing Conditions for Test matches and One Day Internationals.

Cricket was first played in southern England in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had developed into the national sport of England. The expansion of the British Empire led to cricket being played overseas and by the mid-19th century the first international matches were being held. The ICC, the game’s governing body, has 10 full members. The game is most popular in Australasia, England, the Indian subcontinent, the West Indies and Southern Africa


 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 2:37 PM
Dec 242013

teacher or schoolteacher is a person who provides education for pupils (children) and students (adults). The role of teacher is often formal and ongoing, carried out at a school or other place of formal education. In many countries, a person who wishes to become a teacher must first obtain specified professional qualifications or credentials from a university or college. These professional qualifications may include the study of pedagogy, the science of teaching. Teachers, like other professionals, may have to continue their education after they qualify, a process known as continuing professional development. Teachers may use a lesson plan to facilitate student learning, providing a course of study which is called the curriculum.

A teacher’s role may vary among cultures. Teachers may provide instruction in literacy and numeracycraftsmanship or vocational trainingthe artsreligioncivics, community roles, or life skills.

A teacher who facilitates education for an individual may also be described as a personal tutor, or, largely historically, a governess.

 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 2:35 PM
Dec 242013


From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.

 Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 2:32 PM