Archive for October, 2011

Baskin Robbins & 31

Posted: October 29, 2011 in INFO's

Baskin-Robbins global chain of ice cream parlors was founded by Burt Baskin and Irvine Robbins in 1953 after merging their respective outlets in Glendale, California and currently the company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts.

The Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors started as separate ventures from Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, owning Burt’s Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream respectively. Snowbird Ice Cream featured 21 flavors, a novel concept for the time. When the separate companies merged in 1953, this concept grew to 31 flavors. Baskin-Robbins is known for its “31 flavors” slogan and their new logo of BR even has the number 31 cleverly hidden in it.  The number 31 was chosen so a customer could have a different flavor every day of any month. Burt and Irv also believed that people should be able to sample flavors until they found the one they wanted to buy ― hence the iconic small pink spoon.

Blockbuster word Origin

Posted: October 23, 2011 in INFO's

The word originated after bombs used in WWII, and to appear in the American press in the early 1940’s, at first describing the largest of aerial bombs, and later by extension referring to anything making a public impact. Blockbuster or “cookie” was the name given to several of the largest conventional bombs used in World War II by the Royal Air Force (RAF). The term Blockbuster primarily referred to a bomb which had enough explosive power to destroy an entire city block. Although some entertainment histories apparently cite it as originally referring to a play that is so successful that competing theaters on the block are “busted” and driven out of business. Whatever its origin, the term quickly caught on as a way to describe a hit, and has subsequently been applied to productions other than plays and films, including novels and multi-million selling computer/console game titles. Ironically, the term bomb in show business or publishing means a complete failure, while a blockbuster is a huge success.

Preamble to the Constitution of India

Posted: October 18, 2011 in INFO's

Preamble to the Constitution of IndiaWondering what a preamble is ? Well, a preamble is a brief introductory statement that sets out the guiding purpose and principles of the document. The Preamble explains the documents underlying philosophy in brief and is distinct from the long title and the enacting formula of a law.

The preamble is not an integral part of the Indian Constitution was first decided by the Supreme Court of India in 1960 therefore it is not enforceable in a court of law. However, Supreme Court of India has recognised that the preamble may be used to interpret ambiguous areas of the constitution where differing interpretations present themselves.

While preambles may be regarded as unimportant introductory matter, their words may have effects that may not have been foreseen by their drafters. In India, the Supreme Court frequently rules unconstitutional amendments which violate the Basic Structure of the Constitution, especially its Preamble.

Swastika

Posted: October 2, 2011 in INFO's

Swastika Fort Strategy Indians were great minds, and once again this proves that point. We all know the religious significance of Swastika in the Hinduism, but Swastika was an object which played an important role in the real lives of people  It actually originated as a blueprint for a fort “Su Vastu” from which its name “Su+astika” was amalgamated.

In the conventional type of a fort, the fall of one of the gates to the attacking army would lead to the Enemy’s pouring into the fort and lead to massacre or capture of all or most of its inhabitants. But under the Swastika grids fall of one of the four gates could still keep, at least three-fourths of the fort safe. Under such an arrangement it was difficult for an enemy to storm into all parts of the fort simultaneously. There are some historical references to forts built in the shape of a grid resembling the Swastika for defensive purposes.