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Leopard of Rudraprayag

Leopard of Rudraprayag - Jim Corbett



In my childhood, I visited a place called Rudraprayag in the Himalayan Region. The guide who was taking our family to the tour took us to a spot where Jim Corbett killed THE leopard. Has anyone heard of a memorial being erected at a spot where a poor animal was killed? Well, the legacy of the leopard is so great, that it does deserve it.


At that time, I only heard about Jim Corbett and his exploits through my grandfather. I heard that he was one of the greatest hunters and killed many man-eaters.

I did not know about the significance of that terrible beast at that time. But now I know, after reading the book - Man Eating Leopard Of Rudraprayag.  It still chills my spine that I visited all those places haunted by that spectre.

Here is the story-


There was a severe epidemic(Influenza)  in that region(Gharwal) in 1918  and many lost their lives . The bodies were to be cremated. There was no sufficient supply of firewood to burn such a large number of …

Big Data - What is it and How is it used?

Big Data    Now -a- days, Big Data is a buzzword in the IT industry. Well what is it? I will try to explain it today.

Big Data is the ocean of information we swim in every day – vast zetabytes of data flowing from our computers, mobile devices, and machine sensors.

Big data is a buzzword, or catch-phrase, used to describe a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large that it's difficult to process using traditional database andsoftware techniques. In most enterprise scenarios the data is too big or it moves too fast or it exceeds current processing capacity. Big data has the potential to help companies improve operations and make faster, more intelligent decisions.
With Big Data solutions, organizations can dive into all data 
and gain valuable insights that were previously 
unimaginable. 


Big Data Analytics -
 Netflix’s House of Cards



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The "Real" Meaning of "Ring-a- Ring-a-Rosie"

I heard children using this rhyme while playing. They used to to hold hands together and spinning, used to chant this rhyme- "Ring a Ring o' Roses" or "Ring Around the Rosie" is a nursery rhyme or folksong and playground singing game. It first appeared in print in 1881, but it is reported that a version was already being sung to the current tune in the 1790s and similar rhymes are known from across Europe. Ring-a-ring o' roses, A pocket full of posies, A-tishoo! A-tishoo! We all fall down Meaning and Background of this are really shocking and grim- ---"Ring around the Rosie"--refers to a red mark, supposedly the first sign of the plague ---"A pocket full of posies"-- refers to sachets of herbs carried to ward off infection ---"Ashes, ashes" --either a reference to the cremation of plague victims or to the words said in the funeral Mass..."Ashes to ashes, dust to dust." Sometimes line three is rendered as &q…