January 10,2007 saw the successful launch of PSLV-C7 by ISRO. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C7), carrying four satellites, lifted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Wednesday.
More details on the launch here.
This is incredible. True that the satellites still have to perform but it’s always great to see the success of ISRO, one mission at a time. That is not all. Here is another piece of news that made me feel all warm.
A few excerpts from the article:
“Space is an amazing place for all. Here there are no borders, and the world is very peaceful here,” said Sunita, chatting with an audience in India from the International Space Station (ISS), orbiting more than 400 km above earth.
Reiterating the words of the first Indian in space, Rakesh Sharma, who said that India is the most beautiful country, Sunita said: “I have the opportunity to look at India a number of times from the spacecraft and it looks beautiful. It’s a colourful country, with greenery and red mountains. Just great,” she said.
Commenting on the successful launch in India of an indigenously built satellite launch vehicle that carried four satellites, she said: “Congratulations. It’s a great achievement.”
To a question on India’s plan for a manned mission to the moon in the near future, Sunita said it was a great idea.
“It would be great if India goes for it. Space missions are engineering projects, biological projects and physics projects. They are the result of good coordination,” she said, citing the ISS, which is the result of coordination by 16 countries.
What more could I ask for?? India and Space together is my personal feel-good factor. That is India-Shining for me. It’s incredible…this union of two of my biggest passions in life. I know India’s launched satellites before, but with every passing day…the value of Brand India is increasing. India is making heads turn when She takes a step for progress in any field.
Happy Birthday, A R Rahman!!!! Wishing you all the success and everything great coming your way, now and always.
There’s nothing I can say that will be enough to express how much this man and his music mean to me. Reminiscing the years ever since A R Rahman surfaced in the music industry, I realise a lot of my memorable days have an ARR song associated with it. It’s been an incredible co-incidence.
When it comes to ARR, it’s not just the music. He’s an amazing person as well. Not that I know him personally, but all that I hear and read about him makes my respect for him grow everyday. He’s humility personified. He’s never one to say ‘I am number one’ or ‘I am the best’, which he so obviously is. He is one of the very few celebrities who use their fame for the right causes. Here are some examples :
Millenium Campaign :
“If a music artiste wants to blossom into a full-fledged person, it’s not enough if he knows only classical music; nor it’s enough if he’s well-versed only in raagaas and techniques. Instead, he should be a knowledgeable person interested in life and philosophy. In his personal life there should be, atleast in some corner of his heart, a tinge of lingering sorrow.” — A.R.Rahman
Every time there is something important to do, I think most of us find something else to do instead. I don’t know why it is so, but I’ve observed people doing that. I, myself, fall under this category. Procrastination…
For example, ideally, right now I should be studying. But instead, I have been doing this.
You Are An INFJ
You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.
Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision – no matter what it is.
You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.
You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.
You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.
Try it and let me know how you fared 😉
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment. ~Robert Benchley