Monday, April 6, 2009

Condemn to the error in the report regarding H.H. Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burahnuddin TUS

Media manipulates information...
This is the original picture which was edited unacceptably by INDIA TV

Rohit Bansal

Subject: Condemn
to the error in the report regarding H.H. Dr. Syedna Mohammed
Burahnuddin TUS

Mr. Bansal,

9 p.m. show on 6th of April on India TV, telecast the information and
report on the remarriage of a Taliban Terrorist Baitullah in
Waziristan in Afghanistan.

between this report, the pictures of His Holiness Dr. Syedna
Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS)
 performing nikah were been
inserted and constant background talk of terrorism was given. In what
accordance do you think His Holiness is connected to the terrorists?
Do you even know who you are talking about?

holiness is amongst the four persons in the world who is awarded with
the address of "His Holiness" including
Dalai Lama and the Christian Pope.

His Holiness is also awarded with the title of "Ambassador
of Peace"
 from many major countries of the world.

India TV does not know such a unique personality, then its not our
fault. You are the News Channel and you ought to know better and more
than us. This is the proof of your knowledge, information, and lack
of professional journalism.

this the way you follow the ethics of journalism?

are now apologizing for the error you have committed. But merely a
line on the bottom of the screen stating the word "afsos"
won't do. You have to telecast the apology of your misconduct as long
as and as repeatedly as you did the error, at the same show on the
same time, which should grasp the same audience that have been
watching on the evening of 6th April.

is we think the only way the reputation of His holiness Dr. Syedna
Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS) can be mended (but only partially).

the damage has been done. We the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim Community
demand a full fledged apology(as stated above) from India TV.

also demand the necessary action be taken on the reporter for such
grave mistake.

you understand that we are hurt to the depth of our soul. And this
letter is been written from a crying heart. Because, this is the
matter of great insult to our Maula(TUS) and the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim
Community as a whole.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Art with our Moon

So, finally I have collected enough new Moon optical illusions to justify posting them as a collection. Individually posting each one, wouldn't make sense any more. Agree? Even though the idea isn't something we haven't already seen before (through relative sizes category), still each photo uses the Moon as an illusion in a slightly different manner. If my memory serves me correctly, the first illusion of this kind that made me "wooow" was The Man holding a Sun. Afterwards, they just kept coming. While I was writing this article, I came to a conclusion how I subconsciously choose the illusions I post. If my method interests you, just keep reading - First and most important ingredient is the illusion itself. If the optical illusion isn't obvious enough, no matter how cool the photo is, I won't publish it. After all, this website is entirely dedicated to illusions. Now if the illusion itself is good enough, I look at the picture (or photo) as a whole. It has to be visually keen, or plainly - look nice. In the end, I try to choose among illusions that are original enough, but weren't already posted in every corner of the internet. Sometimes the illusion itself is so awesome or new that it (rightfully) overrides my other criteria, and sometimes just the artistic touch or the coolness of the photo override the first (illusion) criteria. Here, now you have it... Please share your thoughts. Advices are always welcome.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Japan’s Spectacular Floating Airports

What happen when there’s no suitable land to build a new major airport or there are protest about the new construction without hesitation due to noise pollution or other environmental implications?

If you travel to Japan in the near future, you may witness a solution to these problems in the form of floation airports. At present there are four such constructions in Japan (there are also examples in Hong Kong and Macau). Each built on its own artificial island offshore and each backed by the community it serves. The first of these incredible engineering wonders to be built and the first of its kind in the world was Kansai International Airport in Osaka Bay. Just to build the 4 kilometres long island called for 21 million cubic metres of landfill plus the assistance of 80 ships, then there was the small matter of connecting the airport to the mainland by way of a 3 kilometres bridge. In total the project has so far cost around $20 billion, but has already saved some expense by surviving both an earthquake and a typhoon in the last 15 years, in addition being open 24 hours a day due to its location.
Here are Japan’s four floating airports :

Kansai International Airport

See the airport on Google Maps

New Kitakyushu Airport

See the airport on Google Map.

Kobe Airport

See the airport on Google Map.

Chubu Centrair International Airport

See the airport on Google Map.
For those airports situated near the coast, it makes a lot of sense to follow the examples in Japan for a number of reasons. Most importantly environmental impact and space consumption.
However, there are also other innovations to welcome. One of the most intriguing being a Rotating Floating Airport invented by Van Den Noort Innovations BV in Netherlands. As far as we know, the idea hasn’t been realised yet but the concept seems like a good one. The RFA’s main circular body (arrival and departure lounges, transport stations) would sit below sea level. Its base embedded in the sea, whilst the runway platform would float on the water, rotating according to wind direction. In essence the entire structure would resemble a gigantic propeller lodged in the ground, air traffic landing and taking-off on its blades.