Monday, September 25, 2006

Overall, I scored as follows:

According to

2% scored higher (more nerdy), and
98% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean? My nerdiness is:

All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!

I am nerdier than 98% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

The week begins..........

Another week of development work begins, as I try to optimize spare home time, to allow MCA studies, reading, writing, and PC games, etc etc....
On Sunday went to dombivli to see a Marathi movie: Shubh Mangala Savadhaan
Nice movie, but in the concluding parts becomes a tear-jerker.
The core theme of the movie is modern v/s traditional values.
According to me, people should understand that both the western and Indian traditions have their pros and cons. So all that people should try to do is pick what is best for them, and leave everything else.
Think for yourself, what suits you better, in terms of benefit.
Don’t get carried away, either by western flashing techniques or by patriotic jingoism.
Basically, try to get both of best worlds, as long as it lasts, because in the end, we should never forget we all are humans.
Humans with one brain, two eyes, etc, etc.
So these cultural differences are superficial.

The train journey from kalva to dombivli is a very eye-pleasing.
If you can ignore a bit of industrial waste here and there, you can feast over the greenery in and around the mumbra hills....

In terms of workplace news:
Our cool sir invited everyone for the sankalp garba (mumbai folks know about it). But I had to say no,
Because I had already made plans to meet a good old friend of mine, whom I haven't seen since two years.

Bhajan’s sung inside train compartments are a weird experience in a good way.
I love them, for a while you are transported to another place.
Forgetting the sweat/dust/crowd, people sing songs of lord’s glory, wiping away all stress and tension that surrounds their lives.

That also brings me to another point, I like idling at temples.
As I sit there in peaceful environs of a temple, trying to make a spiritual connection with almighty. It relieves me of all the stress in the world.

When I used to wait for NIIT lectures to begin, I had frequently used the thane reservation center for studying.
Now don’t be shocked, that chaotic place, in a very very weird way, never disturbed me, as I sat there reading the Euler’s Theorem or Black Box testing.

My eye-lids are feeling heavier every passing second, signaling the arrival of heavy sleep. So that is all for now….

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sankoobaba's "Believe it or Not"

This is what BBC says about Taj Mahal:>
Never say it is a Tomb!!!
Let us find out why?

Aerial view of the Taj Mahal:

The interior water well:

Frontal view of the Taj Mahal and dome :

Close up of the dome with pinnacle :

Close up of the pinnacle:

Inlaid pinnacle pattern in courtyard :

Red lotus at apex of the entrance:

Rear view of the Taj & 22 apartments :

View of sealed doors & windows in back :

Typical Vedic style corridors:

The Music House--a contradiction :

A locked room on upper floor :

A marble apartment on ground floor :

The OM in the flowers on the walls :

Staircase that leads to the lower levels :

300 foot long corridor inside apartments:

One of the 22 rooms in the secret lower level :

Interior of one of the 22 secret rooms :

Interior of another of the locked rooms :

Vedic design on ceiling of a locked room :

Huge ventilator sealed shut with bricks :

Secret walled door that leads to other rooms :

Secret bricked door that hides more evidence:

Palace in Barhanpur where Mumtaz died :

Pavilion where Mumtaz is said to be buried :


No one has ever challenged it except Prof. P. N. Oak, who believes the
whole world has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal: The True Story, Oak says
Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz's tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of
Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya) . In the course of his research O
ak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from
then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh. In his own court chronicle,
Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra
was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial . The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur
retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for
surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as a
burial place for
dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers.

For example, Humayun,Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried
in such mansions. Oak's inquiries began with the name of Taj Mahal. He says

the term "Mahal" has never been used for a building in any Muslim countries
from Afghanisthan to Algeria. "The unusual explanation that the term Taj
Mahal derives from Mumtaz Mahal was illogical in atleast two respects.

Firstly, her name was never Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani," he writes.
Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters 'Mum' from a woman's
name to derive the remainder as the name for the building."Taj Mahal, he
claims, is a corrupt version of Tejo Mahalaya, or Lord Shiva's Palace . Oak
also says the love story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale created
court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists . Not a
single royal chronicle of Shah Jahan's time corroborates the love story.

Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates
Shah Jahan's era, and was a temple dedicated to Shiva, worshipped by
Rajputs of Agra city. For example, Prof. Marvin Miller of New York took a
samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests revealed
that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan. European traveler Johan
Albert Mandelslo,who visited Agra in 1638 (only seven years after Mumtaz's
death), describes the life of the cit y in his memoirs. But he makes no
reference to the Taj Mahal being built. The writings of Peter Mundy, an
English visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest the
Taj was a noteworthy building well before Shah Jahan's time.

Prof. Oak points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies
that support the belief of the Taj Mahal being a typical Hindu temple
than a mausoleum. Many rooms in the Taj ! Mahal have remained sealed
since Shah Jahan's time and are still inaccessible to the public. Oak
asserts they contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva and other objects
commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples . Fearing political
backlash, Indira Gandhi's government tried to have Prof. Oak's book
withdrawn from the bookstores, and threatened the Indian publisher of the
first edition dire consequences . There is only one way to discredit or
validate Oak's research.

The current government should open the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal under
U.N. supervision, and let international experts investigate.

Believe it or not!!!

p.s. These historical facts have not been personally verified by me, so if anyone thinks all this is rubbish and has enough proof, I would be glad to remove it, and add your proof here...