Merry Christmas Worldwide

christmas tree gifts cards Merry Christmas traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is also widely celebrated by many non-Christians too.
Popular modern customs of the Christmas holiday include gift-giving, music, an exchange of Christmas greeting cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various decorations; including Christmas trees, lights, garlands, mistletoe, nativity scenes, and holly. In addition, Father Christmas (known as Santa Claus in some areas, including North America, Australia and Ireland) is a popular mythological figure in many countries, associated with the bringing of Christmas gifts for children.

Tallah tank | 100 years of snag-free service

talla tank kolkata Tallah tank , Asia's largest elevated water reservoir turns 100 on November 18, 2009 with a rare record of snag-free service to the city Kolkata ( formerly Calcutta ) without a single shutdown in all these years over 100 years. Built by the British, the foundation of Tallah was laid on November 18, 1909, by Sir Edward Baker, the then lieutenant governor of undivided Bengal.
Clayton Son & Company of Leeds, England, built the project and all the materials ,including anticorrosion plates were shipped to Calcutta from England.
The tank retains over nine-million-gallon of water, if were to store aviation fuel in its belly, it would be sufficient to fuel 158 jumbo jets.

Chronophage clock | The time eater clock of Paa

chronophage corpus clock The Chronophage clock or Corpus Clock is a large sculptural clock at street level on the outside of the Taylor Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, England . The grasshopper (!) or 'chronophage', meaning 'time eater', advances around the 4ft-wide face, each step marking a second. Its movement triggers blue flashing lights which travel across the face eventually stopping at the correct hour and minute. But the clock is only accurate once every five minutes - the rest of the time, the pendulum may seem to catch or stop, and the lights may lag or, then, race to get ahead. According to Taylor, this erratic motion reflects life's "irregularity".

The clock will be shown in the Amitabh Bachchan starrer flick ' Paa ' as time as not on your side. The chronophage eats up every minute of your life. The charecter 'Auro' in the film also grows older than his age.

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