Diving Deep – Human Occupied Vehicles

Humans are the most curious animals on earth. Their quest for knowledge and to explore the world around them and beyond has led them on innumerable explorations. Man reached the moon (literally) on 20 July 1969. Thereafter man has sent several probes into deep space reaching and crossing the expanse of the solar system. However, … Continue reading Diving Deep – Human Occupied Vehicles


Vehicles of the S400 Triumf System

"S400 Triumf" is a Russian Air Defence System. This system is a successor of the S300 system and was  inducted into the Russian Armed Forces in 2007. S400 is an integrated system with a multi-function radar,  autonomous detection and targeting system, anti-aircraft missile system, launchers and command and control system. It is capable of engaging … Continue reading Vehicles of the S400 Triumf System

Got Abhilash – Shivalik Class

My last post was dedicated to the brave Indian sailor Cdr Abhilash Tomy of Indian Navy. His boat "Thuriya" had rolled over and dis-masted in stormy seas in the South Indian Ocean. The officer was injured and confined to his bunk in his boat till he was rescued by the French fisheries research vessel "Osiris" … Continue reading Got Abhilash – Shivalik Class

Finding Abhilash – P8-I

The "Golden Globe Race" is a race to circumnavigate the world solo in a sailing boat. This race is being held to commemorate 50 years of "Sunday Times Golden Globe Race"  held in 1968-69. The original race was sponsored by the British "Sunday Times". This race led to the popularity of similar races like "BOC Challenge" … Continue reading Finding Abhilash – P8-I

Lifeline of Siachen – Cheetah

Siachen glacier is the second longest glacier in the world excluding the polar regions. This area is so desolate that several times it is called the "third pole".  Average snowfall in the winters is more than 1,000 cm (35 ft) and the temperatures dip routinely to -50 deg C (-58 Deg F). It is the … Continue reading Lifeline of Siachen – Cheetah

Workhorses and Angels – Mi 17V-5

India is a huge country. It is rightly called a sub-continent. The geography and topography across the country varies from a desert in the west, to some of the world's highest snow-capped mountains in the north and north-east. Vast riverine plains in the central and eastern parts and a 1.9 million sq-km plateau in the … Continue reading Workhorses and Angels – Mi 17V-5

Angels in Kerala – Sea King Mk42C

Kerala, also known as "God's own country" is one of the most beautiful provinces of India. The state is gifted with abundant water and greenery. Its a labyrinth of backwaters and rivers interspersed with palm fronds. An area full of long, unpronounceable tongue twisters for names of towns and villages. Inhabited by a friendly and … Continue reading Angels in Kerala – Sea King Mk42C

Future of Rail Travel – Hyper Loop

I stay in Pune. A city which has been the hub of industrialisation in India. Pune is home to some of the largest manufacturing companies from across the Globe. A city that started its modern life as a quaint cantonment built by the British for resting their troops. The proximity to Bombay (now Mumbai), a … Continue reading Future of Rail Travel – Hyper Loop

Tintin’s Shark Submarine

Professor Calculus, the hard of hearing genius created by Herge built several innovative products and gadgets in various books of Tintin. His biggest achievement was the nuclear powered rocket in "Destination Moon" and "Explorers on the Moon" which took Tintin, Captain Haddock and other characters to the Moon and back. A very ingenious invention of … Continue reading Tintin’s Shark Submarine

Trains of Tintin – The Last Train – Baldwin 2-8-0

Herge published the first Tintin, "Tintin in the Land of Soviets" in 1930 and the last "Tintin and the Picaros" in 1976. How people travelled across the world changed a lot over these 46 years. Travelling on land by train and long distance by sea was the norm in the 1930s, and 40s, and the … Continue reading Trains of Tintin – The Last Train – Baldwin 2-8-0