Weekly Photo Challenge: JOY=FRIENDS


We make many friends

Some become Dearest
Some become Special
Some We Fall in Love with
Some go Abroad
Some change their cities
Some Leave us
We Leave some
Some are in contact
Some are not in contact,(n)Some don’t contact because of their ego,
We don’t contact some because of our ego
Wherever they are
However they are
We still remember, Love, Miss, Care about them because of the part they played and JOY they brought in our Lives…!!


Learning From Mistakes

Human beings are designed to make mistakes; irrespective of age qualifications and past achievements,it’s possible for anyone to go wrong. However, it is so fascinating to learn how people respond after making mistakes.

A mistake loses its hold as soon as feelings of failure, resentment, anger or embarrassment are released. Some people get offended when they are told, You have made a mistake;they get defensive or argumentative; some cover up their mistake to avoid responsibility; some go into denial; some blame others and give themselves a clean chit.

Each of these responses has its own ill effects: the feeling of  failure destroys your confidence; anger makes you bitter and you hurt more people; embarrassment take away courage needed to face people;  covering up takes the pressure off for a while but takes away your sleep; blaming others may provide temporary relief; however, eventually the mistake will be traced back to you. To top it all, these negative actions make you a powerless and ineffective human being.

The truth is that mistakes provide a great platform for learning. Find out what went wrong and why. Take responsibility and admit your mistake and apologize for it.

It is crucial that you understand  that not accepting your mistake, particularly those involving  other people, could be bad for your reputation because it shows lack of character. People are more forgiving when you admit your mistake. So, be honest with yourself. If you feel you are at fault, then accept it and seek forgiveness.

Learn, also, to forgive yourself, there is no point in living in guilt and remorse. Mistakes are not intentional, you never do things to hurt your loved ones and they understand that, which is why they forgive you. So, learn to let go and give yourself  a chance to fix things in future.

As long as you live in this world, you will continue to make “SILLY” mistakes. It is however, important not to repeat the same mistakes; if you do then its a sure indicator that you haven’t learn anything.

In conclusion, remember these golden words by Hugh White and move on:” When you make a mistake,don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your powers.


1. A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT APPROACHES ARE BEING TRIED – We are still pissing in the wind.

2. EXTENSIVE REPORT IS BEING PREPARED ON A FRESH APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM – We just hired three kids fresh out of college.

3. CLOSE PROJECT COORDINATION – We know who to blame.

4. MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH – It works OK, but looks very hi-tech.

5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS DELIVERED ASSURED – We are so far behind schedule the customer is happy to get it delivered.

6. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAL TESTS WERE INCONCLUSIVE – The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.

7. TEST RESULTS WERE EXTREMELY GRATIFYING – We are so surprised that the stupid thing works.

8. THE ENTIRE CONCEPT WILL HAVE TO BE ABANDONED – The only person who understood the thing quit.

9. IT IS IN THE PROCESS – It is so wrapped up in red tape that the situation is about hopeless.

10. WE WILL LOOK INTO IT – Forget it! We have enough problems for now.

11. PLEASE NOTE AND INITIAL – Let’s spread the responsibility for the screw up.

12. GIVE US THE BENEFIT OF YOUR THINKING – We’ll listen to what you have to say as long as it doesn’t interfere with what we’ve already done.

13. GIVE US YOUR INTERPRETATION – I can’t wait to hear this bull!

14. SEE ME or LET’S DISCUSS – Come into my office, I’m lonely.

15. ALL NEW – Parts not interchangeable with the previous design.

16. RUGGED – Too damn heavy to lift!

17. LIGHTWEIGHT – Lighter than RUGGED.

18. YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT – One finally worked.

19. ENERGY SAVING – Achieved when the power switch is off.

20. LOW MAINTENANCE – Impossible to fix if broken.

Engineer’s Day in India

In India, Engineer’s day is celebrated on September 15. This day is celebrated in the honor of “Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya”1861-1962), who was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1919. Internationally recognised for his genius in harnessing water resources, he was responsible for successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India.

He served as the dewan of Mysore State and was considered to be the architect of the all-round development of Karnataka.

Among his most successful projects are the design and construction of the K.R. Sagar dam and its adjoining Brindavan Gardens, turn-around of the Bhadravati Iron and Steel Works, setting up of the Mysore Sandalwood Oil Factory and the founding of the Bank of Mysore.

EPE Assignment




                        ELECTRICAL POWER ENGINEERING




Assignment:-                         02

Topic:-                           Overhead line insulators and General Distribution System

Total No. Of Questions :-     08

Date Of Issue :-              16/8/11

Date Of Submission :-          24/8/11     


1)   Describe briefly with neat sketches any two types of insulators that are commonly used in overhead transmission lines.

2)   Explain why the potential distribution is not uniform over the string in a suspension type of insulators ?

3)   Explain string efficiency and methods to improve this for insulators.

4)   In a string of three identical suspension insulator units supporting a transmission line conductor ,if  the self capacitance of each unit is denoted as C farads ,the capacitance of each connector pin to ground can be taken as 0.1 farads .Determine the voltage distribution across the string if the maximum permissible voltage per unit is given as 20 kv .Also determine the string efficiency.

5)   Explain 2-wire dc system of distribution of electrical power.

6)   A dc two line distributor AB 600 metre long is fed at 440 V from substation A and at 430 V from substation B ,the loads are:

100 A at C,150 metres from A

200 A at D,150 metres from C

250 A at E,50 metres from   D

300 A at F,100 metres from E

If each line conductor has a resistance of 0.01 ohm per 100 metres ,calculate the current supplied from substations A and B and the voltage across each load.

7)   Expalin the methods of solving AC Distribution problems .

8)   Derive an expression for the voltage drop for a uniformly loaded distributor fed at one end.