China, on Friday, launched a space plane into orbit. The launch took place on board the Long March 2F. The payload is called a Reusable Experimental Spacecraft. China carries out secretive launch of ‘reusable experimental spacecraft’ – Andrew Jones, Space News, September 4, 2020 China just launched a ‘reusable test spacecraft’ — possibly a spaceplaneContinue reading “China’s Reusable Satellite Experiment”
A week before my daughter’s school started, we were facing an issue where the laptop would switch off in the middle of a session. So, I decided to get it fixed before the school begins. I was not sure about road restrictions heading towards the laptop repair center. Hence, I picked a laptop repair centerContinue reading “Laptop issues”
Sometimes we call citizens heroes, which is a shame, because their actions should be commonplace, not rare. The myth of success based on short-term self-interest has been disproven again and again. It seems obvious that leaving things better than you found them is a powerful step forward, because you’ll probably be back this way againContinue reading “Citizen”
Om calls for a decade of self-control. I think this may be the culmination of my reading of Brett McKay at Art of Manliness, Mr. Money Mustache and Cal Newport, whom he quotes in his blog post. However, there are things we as people can do to take control of our own habits, our ownContinue reading “A decade of self-control”
They’ve flown a chair to space on my birthday ten years ago. I learnt about it just now.
We bought Jupiter home yesterday on December 2, 2019. The Contenders We were thinking of buying a scooter for Dhanya to help her get our daughter to school, do errands locally and give her some independent mobility. The scooters we considered were the TVS Jupiter and Honda Activa. Shopping Experience I really enjoyed the shoppingContinue reading “Activa called Jupiter”
The knack of our species lies in our capacity to transmit our accumulated knowledge down the generations. The slowest among us can, in a few hours, pick up ideas that it took a few rare geniuses a lifetime to acquire. Yet what is distinctive is just how selective we are about the topics we deemContinue reading “Quote: Emotional Education”
It has been about 5 days since my last post here. When we last left Vikram, we had left it incommunicado close to the surface of the Moon. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation with little or no information. There is no information from ISRO including what it seems to be doingContinue reading “Search for Vikram”
Happy New Year 2019 to all.
I’m writing this at the Waiting Room at the Jalna Railway Station. After four months, I finally got my leave sanctioned for one week. We’re going now to Mumbai on 17618 Tapovan Express. Then, we catch a train to Kolkata where we are going to attend my cousin Vishy’s engagement. Then, we fly to HyderabadContinue reading “Trip November 2018”