Archive for September, 2011

Horn OK Please

Posted: September 26, 2011 in INFO's
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 We have often talked about this grammatically incorrect sentence and joked about it whenever we saw it written on the rear side of trucks. But have we ever taken the trouble to find out what it really meant?  There is no mandatory rule in India to have such a ‘slogan’, still you find thousands of vehicles adorned with the phrase “Horn OK Please”. Today we explore its foundation on how this really started.

There are a lots stories to how this originated, but one such theory says the term bears its roots in World War II where the trucks were run on kerosene engines. Kerosene, being highly unstable in nature, would cause the trucks to explode at the slightest accident. Hence a warning would be painted on the back saying “Horn Please,OKerosene”. Gradually this became a norm and is still seen on most trucks even today. Slowly this evolved into a custom and nevertheless you see it in trucks and other vehicles which don’t even contain kerosene. But next time we see the slogan we know what OK stands for.

For more information – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horn_OK_Please

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Indian Rupee Symbol – Devanagari Script

Posted: September 25, 2011 in INFO's

Rupiah The Indian National Rupee Symbol was introduced in 2010 by the Indian Government and it contained the Devanagari Script “RA”  and the Latin capital letter “R” without its vertical bar.There are two horizontal line equidistant and parallel to each other representing the Indian Flag and also depict an equality sign.

What is this Devanagari Script? Well, it is a style which imitates handwritten letters. Over the years Devanagari has evolved into a highly cursive script. Many languages in India, such as Hindi and Sanskrit, use Devanagari and many more languages throughout India use local variants of this script.

Hindu scriptures are written in Devanagari. “Devanagari” is a compound word with two roots: deva means “deity”, and nagari means “city”. Together it implies a script that is both religious as well as urbane or sophisticated.

For more information – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_rupee_sign

India’s Geographical Centre

Posted: September 24, 2011 in INFO's
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Zero Mile Indicator in Nagpur

Most of us would have wondered whether India had a Geographical Centre and must have pondered where it could be. No worries even if you have not done it, but  just for your information that a place like that exists. Its the “City of Oranges”, Nagpur (Maharashtra) which lies at the heart of India. There is a place called as the “Zero Mile Marker” which indicates the geographical centre of India. The city was famous during the Maratha Empire for its oranges.

The zero Mile Indicator is a stone pillar carved on it are various distances to all the nearby cities, residing near it are four carved horses (which I presume are an indication for the four directions North-South-East-West). So don’t forget to have a look at the Zero Mile Indicator whenever you visit the City

For more information – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagpur

OOzing Male Brain Society

Posted: September 18, 2011 in INFO's
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OOMBS is the Acronym for OOzing Male Brain Society which is what I have named my new blog. Sometimes you stumble upon creative ideas when your are alone, and for me it often happens in the Loo. The only place where I am totally isolated from the entire world and my brain enters a creative space where ideas flow, hence most of the time people see me coming out in a hurry just to jot all those creative ideas into a rough sheet. This OOMBS was one such brain child of that solitude.

More things to come in this space.