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All the Best ISRO - for Successful Mars Orbital Mission (MOM)

Billion eyes are set on the India's Maiden mission to the red planet. ISRO's Mars Orbital Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan, is India's foray into interplanetary missions and space exploration. MOM will be India's giant leap in Space.

Mars Orbital Mission will be launched on November 5 from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The initial lauch date was October 28, which is postponed due to bad weather in Pacific Ocean.

If Weather God permits and everything else goes great, ISRO's MOM will be a huge Diwali Bonanza for the Indians. Otherwise, the launch window will remain open till November 19.

ISRO has deployed two ships, SCI Yamuna and SCI Nalanda hired from the Shipping Corporation of India, in Pacific Ocean to monitor and track the upper stages of the PSLV C25-Mars Orbital Mission.

One of the main objectives of the Mission is to develop the technologies  required for design, planning, management and operations of an interplanetary mission.

For more details on Mar…
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Sakleshpur - The Green Route Railway Trek, Waterfalls, Jungle Adventures and Much More

The breathtaking images of picturesque railway route from Sakleshpur to Kukke Subramanya captivated us to go for this trek. We had been planning to do "The Green Route trek" - that's what it is called, from last few months and then finally the day has come and we started for our journey to Sakleshpur - also referred as "Poor Man's Ooty".

We read some news about the ban on trekking in western ghats. But we were not sure if it is really banned. Before the conversion of the railway line from meter gauge to broad gauge along the Sakleshpur railway line in Karnataka’s Hassan district, it was one of the most sought-after trek routes.

We started our journey from Bangalore on Friday evening, had dinner enroute in a dhaba near Hassan and reached Sakleshpur at around the Midnight, Checked into Hotel. Next morning, We talked to some local people and We came to know "The Green Route" Trek is banned for sure. But, still we went to the donigal Railway station, 8 …

Dudhsagar Falls - An exhilarating rail trek in the picturesque Western Ghats

Usually the trips we plan gets finalized at the last moment - making all the bookings a day or two before. But, For this trip we just changed the usual way. This was a well-planned one. We had booked train tickets and stay almost a month in advance.
We boarded the train from Bangalore City station. We had our reservation in Rani Chennamma Express till Londa Junction. We reached Londa Junction at around 8:30 AM. We had breakfast at the station - Vada Pav and Idli Vada - were only things available there. Then, we bought General tickets and boarded Chennai Vasco Express at around 9:00 AM. We reached Castle Rock at around 10:00 AM.
We started our expedition From Castle Rock at around 10:30 AM. Weather was awesome - drizzling with cool breeze. View was awesome all the way - full of Jungles, Mountains, small and big waterfalls. The rail trek was an ultimate experience amidst the beautiful Western Ghats.


The rail trek is full of stones from the start till the end, So my suggestion would be to …

Christmas Weekend Trip to Pondicherry and It's awesome !

Last year we went to pondicherry for a weekend trip, just after Christmas (26th -28th of December 2014).

It all started with "Yaar ! Is weekend toh kahin ghumne jaana hai ? Kuch plan kar bhai !".(Yaar ! Let's plan for a weekend trip.) We were planning for a trip on 25th December for the coming weekend. Friends put forward few suggestions and ultimately we decided to go to pondicherry and the main reason for this decision was the availability of tatkal tickets in the only train from Bangalore to Pondicherry (16573/Yesvantpur-Puducherry Weekly Express). Thanks to IRCTC and everyone else who didn't book a ticket in this train otherwise tatkal tickets vanish in few seconds.


After we zeroed-in on a destination, we started asking friends and colleagues to join for the trip and finally 4 of us were in for the trip and sadly, the numbers were the same as it was at start.
It was peak season for tourists in Pondicherry and It was very difficult to get a hotel room booking done a…

Embed Images Directly into HTML

In HTML, images are defined with the <img> tag.

<img src="url" alt="some_text">
The src attribute defines the url (web address) of the image.
The alt attribute specifies an alternate text for the image, if it cannot be displayed.
If you want to show an image, you write something similar to this in your HTML :

<img src="html5_sticker.png" alt="HTML5 Sticker">
But, sometimes you may want to show an image on your webpage but you don't want to link an external image file. In that case, you can directly embed your image into the HTML without having to link to an external file.

The idea behind it is that the browser interprets the image file in encoded format. So why not we directly put the encoded data in the src attribute of <img> tag. One of the advantages of embedding the image directly into the HTML is Portability.

There are so many online Base64 Image encoder available on the web. Just google it and you can get a list of on…

Yes, You heard it right - Rohit Sharma does it Again

Eden Gardens’ 150years celebration could not be better than this. No one would have thought that this day will be written in golden letters in the history of ODI cricket. Cricket fans, who were watching this match from the stands, will cherish this day for their lifetime.
Returning from injury, Rohit Sharma played a fabulous inning of 264 in 173 balls in 4th ODI against Sri Lanka on 13th November, 2014. He was not out until the last ball of India’ inning was bowled. He falls off the last ball of the innings trying to play a big shot.
Rohit Sharma was on 4 when he was dropped by Thisara Perera at third man.
India Scored 405/5 altogether and in their effort to chase such a big total, Guests could garner a meagre 251 and lost by 153 runs. India leads 4-0 (undefeatable) in the 5 match ODI series. It was his first international match after he injured himself in the second ODI against England in August. This inning of 264 makes him the only person on the planet who has scored two Double Hundr…

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Vulnerability

Cross-site scripting(XSS) is a type ofcomputer securityvulnerabilitytypically found inWeb applications. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks are a type of injection, in which malicious scripts are injected into trusted web sites.
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) is generally believed to be one of the most common application layer hacking techniques.
XSS is the hacking technique that leverages vulnerabilities in the code of a web application to allow an attacker to send malicious content from an end-user and collect some type of data from the victim.
An attacker can use XSS to send a malicious script to an unsuspecting user. The end user’s browser has no way to know that the script should not be trusted, and will execute the script. Because it thinks the script came from a trusted source, the malicious script can access any cookies, session tokens, or other sensitive information retained by the browser and used with that site. These scripts can even rewrite the content of the HTML page.
There are …

Night trekking @ Skandagiri Hills

Skandagiri Hill is situated in Chikballapur district of Karnataka, which is approximately 70 km from Bangalore. Skandagiri is also known as Kalavara Durga. The peak is at an altitude of about 1350 metres.
It was an amazing adventurous night trekking experience. We were a group of three friends and joined a group of five law students at the base. 
One of the ancient and oldest mutt of Karnataka - Papagni Mutt is located at the base.
Skandagiri trek is a moderately difficult trek, but if you are trekking in night you need to be extra cautious.
We started our journey towards the zenith at around 1:45 AM. It was a beautiful night with a bit strong breeze and a very light drizzle. Stretches were a bit slippery due to the rain. So, we were climbing slowly and cautiously, relaxing after every 15-20 minutes of climb. 
Finally we reached at the top and it took around 3 hours, for us, to reach to the top. 
We stayed there for quite some time ( around 3 hours) - enjoyed the Campfire, hot maggie and te…