வாரம் ஒரு கவிதை…” சுனாமி சுவடுகள் ” …

 

ஆழிப்  பேரலை  இங்கு பதித்த சுவடுகள் என்றும் 
அழியாத வடுக்கள் அன்றோ ! ஆண்டு பன்னிரண்டு 
ஆனாலும் மறக்க முடியுமா  அந்த நாளை இன்றும் ?
சுனாமியின் சுவடுகளில் கால் பதித்து  மரம் பல பலி 
கொண்டு ஒரு நகரின் வாழ்வு  முடக்கி " வார்தா "
ஆடிய ஆட்டம் ஆழிப் பேரலையின் மற்றுமொரு 
அவதாரமா ?  பஞ்ச பூதங்கள் வரிசை கட்டி கொஞ்சமும் 
இரக்கம் இல்லாமல் ஒன்றன் பின் ஒன்றாக   அசுர ஆட்டம் போடுவது  
ஏன்  இந்த இசை  விழா மாதத்தில் மீண்டும்  மீண்டும் ?
வசை பாடவில்லை நான் உங்களை பஞ்ச  பூதங்களே! 
அசைக்க முடியாத நம்பிக்கை எனக்கு உங்கள் மீது !
எங்களைக் காக்கும் தாய் அல்லவா நீங்க ...பிள்ளைகள் 
எங்களை நீங்க தண்டித்தது போதும் ...உங்க அடிகளின் 
வடுக்கள் கட்டாயம் தடுக்கும் எங்களை உங்கள் கண்டிப்பான 
நெறி முறை  விதி முறை  மீறாமல் இனிமேல் ! நம்புங்க எங்க வாக்கை !
நம்பி எங்களை வழி நடத்துங்க ஒரு தடங்கல்  இல்லா 
பாதையில் நாங்கள்   எங்கள் பாத  சுவடு பதிக்க

Natarajan

www.dinamani.com ---26th Dec2016

 

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Unusual Airport Runways Around the World….!!!

1. Gisborne
Airport, New Zealand

This North Island airport is one of the few in the
World that has a railway line running through its runway. Both the railway
And the airport are active, so let’s hope they are precise about their
Scheduling.

2. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island

Blink and you might miss it. With only 400m in length, this Caribbean island has the shortest commercial

air strip on the planet. Obviously, this tiny runway is only suitable for small aircraft.

3. Courchevel Altiport, France

This airfield high in the French Alps is a convenient yet treacherous drop-off point for wealthy skiers

at the chi-chi Courchevel slopes. In fact, there are ski runs no far from the 1,762 ft (537 m) mountaintop

runway. Frequent fog, snow, ice and low clouds make it even more extreme. You’ll want to make sure your

small plane or helicopter pilot is well trained.

4. Don Mueang Airport, Thailand

There aren’t many airports in the world that have an 18 hole golf course right amongst the runways. Fore!

5. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal

If you’re planning on trekking to Mount Everest, chances are you’ll arrive via this small Nepalese airport

in Lukla. It has a short runway with a 9,334 feet (2900 meter) drop off the edge. Not for the faint of heart.

6. Agatti Aerodrome, Lakshadweep, India

This 4000 feet long island runway doesn’t leave much margin for error. A few more inches, and passengers

are going to be swimming sooner than they bargained for.

7. Barra International Airport, Scotland

Barra International Airport, on a remote northern island in Scotland, has the only beach runway for scheduled

flights in the world. At high tide, some of the runways are underwater..

8. Gibraltar International Airport

These are red lights you don’t want to run..

9. Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy

This runway is so tiny, only planes with a maximum of 20 people can land here. That helps keep St. Barts

an exclusive upscale Caribbean haven for the rich and famous.

10. Kansai International Airport, Japan

With land at a premium in Japan, they decided to build this major airport on an artificial island offshore in

Osaka Bay. If its ocean setting doesn’t give you chills, its also regularly subjected to earthquakes, typhoons

and storm surges. Oh, and the island is also sinking. This airport’s construction and constant reinforcement

makes it the most expensive civil works project in modern history.

11. Madeira Airport, Portugal

The previous airport on this Portuguese archipelago was notoriously challenging due to its short runway

surrounded by high mountains and the ocean. So, they extended it with an impressive – yet frightening –

platform supported by 180 columns off the edge of the land.

12. Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

This runway is short and sweet whether you’re coming or going. It is considered one of the world’s most

challenging approaches.. Pilots have to fly up a fjord known for its turbulence and wind gusts.

13. Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport

A pair of grave makers are embedded into Runway 10 at this airport, in remembrance to the Dotson Family who

used to own the land. One of the graves dates back to 1857. The law states that next of kin need to authorize

the moving of family graves, and when they couldn’t be located, the airport engineers let them be.

14. Wellington Airport, New Zealand

This airport in New Zealand’s capital city has a short runway, so only smaller aircraft can land there.

It’s known for turbulent landings due to the channeling effect of the Cook Strait creating gusty winds.

15. Princess Juliana International Airport, Sint Maarten

This beachside airport on the Dutch side of Saint Martin is right across the street from Maho Beach. It is

known for its extremely low-altitude flyover landing approach, and tourists flock here to experience the rush

of the planes overhead. Definitely one of the craziest airport runways you got to see to believe.

16. Ice Camp Barneo, North Pole

This snowy strip not far from the North Pole is open for just 4 weeks per year. Built on a drifting ice

base, it’s a fully functional runway suitable for cargo planes like the Antonov AN-74. Perhaps Santa

Claus uses it too.

 

” Humanity Amidst Calamity in Chennai…”

 

 

The Pillow Lavas of Oman Ophiolite….

You don’t have to be a geologist to appreciate these marvelous rock formation known as Pillow Lavas found in the Hajar Mountains of Oman. Pillow lavas form when hot lava flows into water and cools rapidly forming a skin over the still molten rock. Underneath the skin, lava continues to flow forming a lobe, until the pressure of the magma becomes sufficient to rupture the skin and start the formation of a new lobe. This process produces a series of interconnecting pillow-shaped mounds of rock that look like toothpaste squeezed from a tube. Pillow lavas are found not only in the ocean but also under glaciers that overlie volcanoes. The presence of pillow lavas indicate that the area was once under water.

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Photo credit: www.travelinggeologist.com

In the Hajar Mountains of Oman, pillow lavas occur in what geologists call the Semail Ophiolite — a large slab of the oceanic crust and the underlying upper mantle that was uplifted and exposed above the sea level. Covering an area of approximately 100,000 square km, it is the largest and best exposed of its kind in the world.

The pillow lavas are exposed in the cliffs along the south side of the valley. These formation became famous when they graced the cover of Geotimes magazine back in 1975, and since then have been referred to as the “Geotimes” lava or “Geotimes” pillow lavas. Locally, they are known as Wadi Jizzi.

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Photo credit: www.omanflorafauna.com

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Photo credit: The William & Mary Blogs

Sources: The William & Mary Blogs / Wikipedia

Source….www.amusingplanet.com

Natarajan

“கறுப்பாக காட்சியளித்த மெரினா கடற்பகுதி…. “…கடல் நீரே மாசு பட்டால் …?

மெரீனா கடற்பரப்பு மிகவும் மாசடைந்துள்ளது

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மெரீனா கடற்பரப்பு மிகவும் மாசடைந்துள்ளது

கழிவு நீர் கடலில் கலப்பதால் கடல் பரப்பு கறுப்பாக காட்சியளிக்கிறது

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கழிவு நீர் கடலில் கலப்பதால் கடல் பரப்பு கறுப்பாக காட்சியளிக்கிறது

சென்னையில் பெய்த மழையின் காரணமாக, ஆறுகளின் நீர் வங்கக் கடலில் கலந்ததால், மெரீனா கடற்கரைப் பகுதி மாசடைந்து கடல் நீர் கறுப்பு நிறத்தில் காணப்படுகிறது

சமீபத்தில் சென்னையில் பெய்த மழையின் காரணமாக, ஆறுகளின் நீர் வங்கக் கடலில் கலந்ததால், மெரீனா கடற்கரைப் பகுதி மாசடைந்து கடல் நீர் கறுப்பு நிறத்தில் காணப்படுவதோடு, துர்நாற்றமும் வீசிவருகிறது.

தமிழகத்தில் தற்போது பெய்துவரும் பருவமழையின் காரணமாக, இந்த வாரத் துவக்கத்திலிருந்து சென்னையில் கன மழை பெய்தது. இதன் காரணமாக சென்னையில் ஓடும் கூவம், அடையாறு ஆகிய நதிகளில் நீர் வரத்து அதிகரித்தது.

சென்னையின் மையப் பகுதிகளின் வழியாக ஓடும் இந்த ஆறுகளில் எப்போதுமே கழிவுநீர் மட்டுமே தேங்கியிருக்கும் என்பதால், இந்த மழையை அடுத்து அந்தக் கழிவுநீர் தற்போது வேகமாக கடலில் கலக்க ஆரம்பித்துள்ளது.

இதன் காரணமாக, சென்னைத் தீவுத் திடலை ஒட்டியுள்ள பகுதியில் ஆரம்பித்து, அடையாறு முகத்துவரம் வரையிலான சுமார் 7 கிலோ மீட்டர் தூரத்திற்கு கடல் நீர் மாசடைந்துள்ளது.

இதனால், கடற்கரைக்கு வரும் பொதுமக்கள் கடலுக்கு வெகுதூரத்திலேயே நின்றுவிடுகின்றனர். ஒருபோதும் கடல் இப்படியிருந்து பார்த்ததில்லை என்கிறார் இன்று கடற்கரைக்கு வந்திருந்த பொதுமக்களில் ஒருவர்.

குழந்தைகளும்கூட கடல் நீரிலிருந்து விலகியே அமர்ந்திருந்தனர்.

இரண்டு ஆண்டுகளாகவது கூவம், அடையாறு நதிகளை சுத்தமாக வைத்தால்தான் இதனைச் சரிசெய்ய முடியும் என்கிறார் ஒருங்கிணைந்த கடல்சார் ஆய்வாளரான ஒரிசா பாலு.

சென்னையில் தனமும் உருவாகும் ஐந்தரைக் கோடி லிட்டர் கழிவுநீரில் குறைந்தது 30 சதவீதம் தண்ணீராவது கூவம், அடையாறு ஆறுகளில் கலப்பதாகக் கணக்கிடப்பட்டிருக்கிறது. இதற்கு முன்பாக 2005ஆம் ஆண்டில் பெய்த கன மழையின்போது இதே போல நேரிட்டதாக இந்தக் கடல் பகுதியைக் கவனிப்பவர்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றனர்.

 

Source…..www.http://tamil.thehindu.com/bbc-tamil/

Natarajan

Images of the Day….Hunter’s Moon

See it! Great photos of Hunter’s Moon

Thanks to all friends who shared your fantastic images of the October 2015 full moon – Northern Hemisphere’s Hunter’s Moon – shining down on all the world.

Everything you need to know: Hunter’s Moon 2015

Photo by James Younger at Vancouver Island.

Photo by James Younger who wrote: “Hello and good morning to you! Truly one of my best wild life experiences ever while photographing the moon. I had to keep stopping taking photographs because Smokey my dog was swimming with the whales 30 feet off shore and would not come back to land. I was stuck between exhilarated and freaked out as I could see the whales breaching near Smokey … an awesome night out on the shore of Vancouver Island.” P.S. Smokey came back.

October 27, 2015 moon in Spain by Javier Martinez Moran.

October 27, 2015 moon in Spain by Javier Martinez Moran.

Lynne Pitts took this photo in New Hampshire on October 26, 2015.  Lynne wrote,

Lynne Pitts took this photo in New Hampshire on October 26, 2015. Lynne wrote: “Went to  the lake to enjoy the sunset and the moonrise. Had a beautiful evening with soft colors and a spectacular moon.”

Moonrise, New Delhi, India, October 25, 2015. Photo: CB Devgun

New Delhi skyline seen as a planet – with a moonrise to one side – a panoramic view! Photo taken from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2015 by CB Devgun.

“This is my wife and my two kids watching tonight’s full moon rise above the horizon … The moon is somewhat deformed in the lower half due to atmospheric refraction.” By FotografGöranStrand on Facebook

Moon on a cloud. Photo: Dinh Nguyen

Moon on a cloud. Photo by Dinh Nguyen

“Spooky moonrise behind clouds from southern Wisconsin, October 26, 2015.” Photo by Suzanne Murphy

Boston, Massachusetts Photo: KL Chipman

Boston, Massachusetts Photo: KL Chipman

Monterrey, Mexico, October 26, 2015. Photo: Raúl Cortés

Monterrey, Mexico, October 26, 2015. Photo: Raúl Cortés

Hunter's Moon, taken by Donna Matthie Pray. October 26, 2015 at Mud Lake in DePeyster, New York

Hunter’s Moon, via Donna Matthie Pray. October 26, 2015 at Mud Lake in DePeyster, New York

Source….www.earthsky.org

Natarajan

“Best Countries to Visit ” according to Tourists…

Condé Nast Traveller (CNT) just released the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and for the fifth year in a row, Italy is the No. 1 destination that travellers want to visit.

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine’s history.

Other Readers’ Choice Awards include the world’s best cruise lines, hotels, spas, airlines, and much more, all of which you can check out here.

 ITALY: Who can resist the call of pasta and beautiful people? Not many, according to the CNT readers who’ve voted for Italy as the world’s best country to travel for five straight years. Italy is all about leisure — sip wine for hours in Venice’s Piazza San Marco, make friends with a hammock on a villa in Tuscany, or find a spot on the cliffs of Riomaggiore with a good book.

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Riomaggiore, one of the colourful villages of Cinque Terre.

 FRANCE: The country that gave us cabaret, Champagne, and hundreds of cheese varietals is one of the most romantic places on earth. In the springtime — an excellent season for a trip to France — the editors of CNT tout Morzine for some of the most beautiful hiking you can imagine. Under two hours by car from Morzine, Lake Annecy is an enchanting detour.

The beauty of Lake Annecy in the French Alps.

AMERICA: CNT readers are highly drawn to America’s glittering metropolises, family-friendly theme parks, and beautiful nature. New York’s Catskill Mountains, Georgia’s Golden Isles, and an investment banker’s hotel passion project in Montana, The Ranch at Rock Creek, are a few of the destinations that the magazine’s editors recommend.

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Autumn in the Adirondacks.

SPAIN: Since Ferran Adria’s ell bulli restaurant rose in Catalonia, Spain has been the world’s undisputed epicentre of cutting edge cuisine. Planning an entire vacation around the fine dining restaurants you want to splurge at and the most famed tapas spots is a good idea. A Fodor’s forum suggests visiting Spain in April for the best weather. You can also catch Barcelona’s food-filled April Fair.

Paella sizzles at Barcelona’s annual April Fair.

GREECE: CNT named Athens, Greece, one of its cities to watch in 2015. In the midst of a financial disaster, a spate of new museums, hip hotels and shops, and pop-ups are spurring a cultural renaissance in the capital city. For travellers, the turquoise waters and salt air of Mykonos will always be a draw.

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A restaurant in Mykonos’ Little Venice neighbourhood.

NEW ZEALAND: This is destination for adventurers. You can rough it in a cabin with no electricity on the beautiful Great Barrier Island, submerge yourself in the healing waters of Maruia Springs, hike through volcanic terrains in Tongariro National Park, or enjoy world-class fly fishing in Queenstown, where you can also get what many say is the best burger on the planet at Fergberger.

Sheep on the mountains of the north island of New Zealand.  Shutterstock

THAILAND: Whether you choose to eat your way through Bangkok, island hop around Phuket, or board the glamorous Eastern & Oriental Express, Thailand will seduce you with its vibrant culture, exotic cuisine, and Utopian resorts. Recently there’s been a rise in holistic health and wellness resorts, where you can detox and refuel with yoga and Ayurvedic spa treatments.

Floating food purveyors tend to their stock………Shutterstock

TURKEY: Go to Turkey to see the gorgeous mosques, majestic castles, and natural wonders such as Pamukkale (aka ‘Cotton Castle’), a plethora of glittering white travertines filled with mineral-rich water. Also go for the newly built Soho House in Istanbul’s romantic Beyoğlu district.

Pamukkale, natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey.

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INDIA: From the sandy beaches of Goa to the ancient Buddhist caves of Ajanta, the sites to see in the second most populous country in the world are endless. Far from the crowds of Mumbai, the northern Kashmir is often described as India’s Switzerland, where the pace is slower the skiing is quite good.

The peaceful ebb of Dal Lake in Kashmir                        Shutterstock

SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town ranked No. 6 on CNT’s Readers’ Choice Awards for the world’s best cities. With the glorious Table Mountain and one of South African hotelier Sol Kerzner’s luxurious One&Only resorts, it’s certainly a draw, but the vineyards of Franschhoek and the safari lodges of Kruger National Park also beckon.

Table mountain, one of the seven new world wonders of nature, in Cape Town.

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VIETNAM: Wandering chef Anthony Bourdain says going to Vietnam changed his life. ‘It just seemed like another planet; a delicious one that sort of sucked me in and never let go,’ he told CNT. We’d be happy just to sip Vietnamese coffee and eat pho all day, but the adventurous can descend into the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Rice fields in Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam.                           Shutterstock

SRI LANKA: If you’re lost, this is where you can find yourself. Fill a backpack and take the island’s ‘charmingly decrepit’ railway to wherever. Buy fritters and curry dishes from train hawkers, look out onto seemingly endless fields of tea, and hop off to see sites like the Golden Temple of Dambulla and the famous markets of Pettah.

A train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy travels through the highlands of Sri Lank

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NETHERLANDS: Forget why twenty-somethings flock here. Go to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other crannies of this gorgeous country for the incredible museums, unparalleled coffee, and stunning countrysides. We suggest splurging on a stay at the newly built Waldorf Astoria — a collection of six townhouses with a Guerlain Spa — on Amsterdam’s oldest and most storied canal.

Dusk in Amsterdam.                                                                    Shutterstock

MEXICO: Look out Spain and Italy, Mexico’s culinary scene has entered the ring. The country logged three restaurants — Pujol, Quintonil, and Biko — on the 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurants List. All three are in Mexico City.

Mariachi on the streets of Campeche.                                     Shutterstock

PORTUGAL: Small but mighty, the Spain neighbour has a distinct culture, cuisine, and language. In the summer, head to the western village of Comporta, Portugal’s answer to Ibiza. And no trip to the country is complete without a glass of port wine from the Douro Valley.

Wooden footbridge to Camilo beach.                                      Shutterstock

IRELAND: From castle hotels to boisterous pubs and the greenest countrysides your eyes will ever behold, Ireland is a feast for the senses. CNT recommends renting a car and taking the world’s longest road trip on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Nightlife at Dublin’s Temple Bar quarter.                              Shutterstock Patricia Hofmeester

JAPAN: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka are a few of the hot spots to explore in Japan. Home to more than 2,000 breathtaking Buddhist temples and shrines, Kyoto was voted the No. 1 city in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine this year.

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Three geishas walk on a street of Gion in Kyoto.

CANADA: From wilderness camping on Vancouver Island to a stay at North America’s oldest Ritz-Carlton in Montreal, Canada nets travellers of all types. A ride down the toboggan lanes in Quebec City is a must in the wintertime.

Quebec City in winter.                                                                 Shutterstock

MOROCCO: The home of Casablanca is a treasure trove of spice markets, surrealist landscapes, jaw-dropping mosques, and world-class surfing. The cuisine is like none other, with a mix of Arab, African, Persian, and French flavours.

Camel caravan going through the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert.

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Source…..APRIL WALLOGA   http://www.businessinsider.com.au

Natarajan