Mumbai Mahabaleshwar Road Trip and Directions

How do you reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai Well there are two ways to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai Route 1: Bombay-Panvel -Lonavla-Pune-Shirwal-Khambatki Ghat -Wai-Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar (Total distance around 305 kms, driving time with break 7 hours) Route 2: Bombay-Kalamboli-Panvel-Pen-Mahad-Pholadpur-Mahabaleshwar (Total distance around 237 kms) The first one is preferable. That way you cover a major part of the route going along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and the remaining through reasonably good Pune-Satara ...

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Mumbai Mahabaleshwar Road Trip and Directions

6 Easy Steps to Making an Interactive Map Chart in Excel

Posted on 14 September 2008

6 Easy Steps to Making an Interactive Map Chart in Excel
Creating interactive map charts in excel is one of the easiest things to do.....that is if you know how. I recently created this map chart showing the top 50 tropical storms to hit the Unitef States since 1900. As you move ahead in time from 1900 to 2005, the map shows the states that were hit by the storm, the damage caused, storm category and rank. It takes about 5 lines ...
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So what are my chances mate !

Posted on 09 September 2008

So what are my chances mate !
WSJ ran this graph that shows the probability of a person's dying through various causes. Topping the "death chart" are heart disease (1 in 5), cancer (1 in 7), stroke (1 in 24) and motor vehicle accident (1 in 84). The probability that one will die by drowning is 144 times than being killed by flooding.
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Earth without humans

Posted on 09 September 2008

Earth without humans
This chart, appearing in an article titled Earth without humans by Alan Weisman shows the time it'll take for nature to reclaim earth if humans vanish from the face of the planet today. Within 50 years, environment makes rapid progress towards recovery, in a 1000 years most man made structures will be gone and CO2 levels would be back to pre-industrial age levels. Nuclear waste however would remain upto ...
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One off the charts

Posted on 06 September 2008

One off the charts
On a recent trip......... captured a masterpeice....... ...
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Storm chase

Posted on 03 September 2008

Storm chase
These beautiful maps on Wikipedia show the paths of all the storms in the past few decades. As you can see, these tropical storms are the most ferocious over the Pacific West. The entire region consisting of Japan, China and South East Asia frequently encounter these storm systems. ...
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The long march of evolution

Posted on 01 September 2008

The long march of evolution
Interesting to see how humans travelled from Africa and moved to Asia (75,000 years ago), Europe (50,000 years ago) and Americas (35,000 years ago). Here are the important learnings: 1. Adam and Eve lived in Africa and started eveything 2. The Russians were the first ones to discover America 3. It took man nearly 50,000 years to walk all ...
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Local crab vs. the Helix Nebula

Posted on 24 August 2008

Local crab vs. the Helix Nebula
The former is a local crab. Discovered by me and will probably only ever get a mention in its lifetime in this post. Radius around 5 cm. The later is the Helix Nebula located 650 light-years away in constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding, probably before 1824. (according to wikipedia). Often been refered to as the eye of the God. Radius 2.87 light years. Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. http://gallery.spitzer.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-016 The local crab is ...
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