Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Geology - a good career option

Geology (Geo means earth and logos means science) is the science of study of earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It includes the study of organisms that have inhabited our planet. An important part of geology is the study of how Earth’s materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time. It is an inter-disciplinary science related to physics. chemistry, biology and mathematics. It is important to be interested in science and the environment. There are many branches of geology such as physical geology-study of work of natural processes which bring changes upon the earth’s surface; mineralogy-study of different kinds of minerals; petrology-study of different kinds of rocks; palaeontology-study of fossils; geomor-phology-study of morphology of earth’s surface; stratigraphy or historical geology- study of rock in relation to their deposition and age; structural geology-study of structures of rocks: volcanology-study of volcanoes; hydrogeology-study of water bearing capacity of rocks; economic geology-study of mineral deposits and fossil fuels; environmental geology-study of environment in relation to living and non-living; seismology-study of earthquakes; engineering geology- study of applications of geology to civil engineering works; mining geology-study of applications of geology to mining engineering; geophysics-applications of physics in geological study; rock mechanics- study of rocks under different civil engineering properties; geochemistry-study of different kinds of elements and their compounds in the earth.

What is the work like?

Geologists are concerned with the structure, composition and evolution of the Earth and its natural resources. Geolo-gists work in a wide variety of different areas, including:
• Energy exploration – using knowledge of how energy sources, such as oil, gas, coal and uranium, are formed and may be found. Geologists produce geological maps, select sites for surveys and production, conduct seismic surveys and interpret the results. They advise on drilling operations and collect and analyse samples from drilling.
• Mining and quarrying – Using information from surveys and underground geological features to give advice on sources of materials such as slate, limestone, sand, gravel, clay, silica, gypsum and metallic ores. Geologists advise on exploration, produc-tion and future developments.
• Water supplies - Studying the movement, behaviour and quality of groundwater (water beneath the Earth’s surface) and potential sources of pollution. Geologists also design exploration programmes for new water supplies, especially in developing countries.
• Civil engineering - assessing the effect of ground conditions on the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, etc, and advising on how to avoid or reduce problems caused by subsidence, landslides and earthquakes.
• Environmental geology- advising on the design and safety of potential sites for waste disposal and advising on contaminated land.
• Geological mapping and surveying – studying and mapping the distribution of rocks exposed at the Earth’s surface to produce geological maps and databases.
• Research - study ranging from pure academic geology to applied research directly relevant to industry.
• Teaching - lecturing at universities on various aspects of geology or teaching geology in schools or colleges.
• Volcanology and seismology - studying volcanoes, earthquakes and seismic waves, particularly with the aim or predicting volcanic and seismic events which may affect human population.
• Palaeontology - studying fossil records in order to better understand the origins and development of life.

Things Geo Professional do:

Search for minerals in remote areas and use a range of skills to identify minerals deposits (gold, copper, iron, coal, oil, gas…)
Be involved in joint ventures; industry/university, industry/government, industry/industry, government/ govern-ment banks, investors...
Make comparisons between modern processes (eg. reefs, volcanoes, earthquakes...) and their ancient equivalents
Assist in the rehabilitation of contaminated land
Produce plans and maps using high tech electronic equipment
Evaluate today’s pollution problems
Interact with other disciplines (chemistry, engineering, technology, management, economists)
Travel throughout the world
Geoscientists follow paths of exploration and discovery in quest of solutions to some of society’s most challen-ging problems:
Predicting the behaviour of Earth systems and the universe.
Finding adequate supplies of natural resources, such as ground water, petroleum and metals.
Conserving soils and maintaining agricultural productivity.
Developing natural resources in ways that safeguard the environment.
Maintaining quality of water supplies.
Reducing human suffering and property loss from natural hazards, such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, and tsunamis.
Determining geological controls on natural environments and habitats and predicting the impact of human activities on them.
Defining the balance between society’s demand for natural resources and the need to sustain healthy ecosystems.
Understanding global climate patterns.

Scopes as Geo Professionals

Geology graduates can seek careers with local authorities. Post graduate degree holders have better career opportunities. Apart from working in the below areas of joining the teaching profession as associate professor, assistant professor and head/professor in universities and colleges, Education Officers, Geologists and Researchers can develope programmes for media. Scholars of geology can also work as abovementioned area; they can also work independently as researchers. Some other fields are as under.:
Oil and gas companies
Water companies
Mining and quarrying companies
Civil engineering and construction companies
Consultancies and service companies that support exploration and production and advise on environmental issues
Local authorities
Geological Survey
National Environment Research Council bodies
Environmental protection bodies.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good living magazine : Outlook India

Good living magazine

Outlook India

Outlook India magazine is a fully loaded magazine. Outlook India has four editions :

  • News
  • Profit
  • Business
  • Money
  • Traveller
  • Career 360
Online version of above Outlook magazine can be accesed at below link :

Outlook Profit : http://www.outlookprofit.com/
Outllook Business : http://business.outlookindia.com/
Outlook News : http://www.outlookindia.com/
Outlook Traveller : http://travel.outlookindia.com/

Good eating good living - Prawn Curry

Good eating good living

Prawn Curry

  1. Prawns : 4
  2. Turmeric 1/2 tsp
  3. Chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
  4. Corainder powder : 1 tsp
  5. Mustard powder : 1/2 tsp
  6. Sliced Onion : 1
  7. Coconut milk : 1/2 tsp
  8. Oil : 100 ml
  9. Green Chilies : 4
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Lemon : 1
  12. Green Corainder : 1/2 bunch

Method :
  1. Marinate prawns with salt , turmeric and lemon
  2. Heat oil , saute the prawns and keep aside
  3. In hot oil , add other masala and saute for a while
  4. Prepare coconut milk and add at the end. Do not boil after that.
  5. Garnish with slit green chillies and green corainder.

Good colors for living rooms

Good colors for living rooms

Colors give the important character to any place in the house. Colors of living rooms also influences moods and emotions of people living in it.  Colors also help in making us feel healthy and energetic every day.
Choosing colors for your home especially living rooms is very important.

Pista and yellow color gives an ideal and restful look in living room.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pine Forest , Kodaikanal

Pine Forest , Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal valley has Pine Forests. Pine forests has pine tree.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Mannavanur Lake , Kodaikanal

Mannavanur Lake , Kodaikanal

Mannavanur lake is around 1 hour drive from Kodaikanal city.It provides an amazingily beautiful view of lake between green mountains. Sit next to lake and feel  calmness and peace of Mannavanur lake.

Kodai Lake , Kodaikanal

Kodai Lake , Kodaikanal

Kodai Lake is star shaped lake located very near to bus stand. One can enjoy good boating experience especially during evening. One can also enjoy walking around the lake in the evening around 6-7 pm . Cycling and Horse riding is also available around the lake. Cycles are available for rent and one can cycle around the lake and enjoy the lake's beauty.

Kodai Lake , Kodaikanal - Photo 1

Kodai Lake , KodaiKanal - Photo 2

Kodai Lake , Kodaikanal - Photo 3

Pillar Rocks , KodaiKanal

Pillar Rocks , KodaiKanal

Pillar Rocks has three boulders . These boulders stand vertically shoulder to shoulder measuring height of about 122 meters i.e. 400 feet. These three boulders provide a very beautiful view and attract number of tourists to Pillar Rocks. This is about 8 Kms from Kodai Lake. The chamber between the two pillars is called Devil's kitchen.

Pillar Rocks Photo 1

Pillar Rocks , Kodaikanal - Photo 2

Beautiful View Next to Pillar Rocks , Kodaikanal

Pillar Rocks , Kodaikanal - Photo 4


Kodaikanal a hill station in Tamil Nadu is 7200 feet above sea level.

Aprroximate distance of Kodaikanal from few major cities :
  • Madurai - 120 Km
  • Palani - 65 Km
  • Ooty - 285 Km
  • Bangalore - 500 Km
  • Chennai - 520 Km
  • Coimbatore - 175 Km
  • Trivandrum - 450 Km
Few places of interest or visting places in Kodaikanal :

Valley Tour

  1. Coakers Walk
  2. Green Valley View
  3. Golf Course
  4. Pillar Rocks
  5. Devils Kitchen ( Guna cave )
  6. Pine Forest
  7. Moier Point
  8. Upper Lake View
  9. Santhi Valley View
City Tour
  1. Bhadra Kaliamman Temple
  2. Kurinji Andavar Temple
  3. Chettiar park
  4. Bear Shola Falls
  5. Kodai City View
  6. Palani View
  7. Jain Temple
  8. Brayant Park
  9. Kodai Lake
Forest Tour
  1. Silent Valley View
  2. Fire Watching Tower
  3. Berijam Lake View
  4. Caps Valley View
  5. Berijam Lake
Village Tour
  1. Observatory Pine Forest
  2. Gundar Falls
  3. Poombarai Village View
  4. Sheep Farm
  5. Lake View
  6. Mannavanur Lake
  7. Mahalakshmi Temple
Trekking Tour
  1. La Saleth Church
  2. 500 years Old Tree
  3. Vattakkanal Falls
  4. Dolphin Nose
  5. Echo Rock
  6. Pambar Falls
  7. Lions Cave
  8. Mountain Beauty

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Indian Railways : PNR Status Enquiry

PNR Status Enquiry ( Internet )

Step 1 : Visit the site :  http://www.indianrail.gov.in/enquiry/PNR/PnrEnquiry.html?locale=en
Step 2 : Enter 10 digit PNR to find the current status and click on Submit button.

Passenger Current Status
Enter the PNR for your booking below to get the current status. You will find it on the top left corner of the ticket.

Step  3 : Note down the current status for entered PNR

PNR Status Enquiry ( Mobile )

SMS your PNR  to 139 from Mobile

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