Friday, June 19, 2009


Drving down to Avalanche last week, we got a shot of the Radio Telescope at M.Palada, or Muthorai Palada a few km outside Ooty. Anyone expecting to see a giant telescope trained on the stars is doomed to disappointment. The blue looking thing on the hill slope is actually an array of antenna which detect and collect data on radio sources.
TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research ) put this small village on the map and it has remained fairly unspoilt until now. When the developers have discovered this area.

Moving On

My last post had pics showing carrots being washed the traditional way which is rather labour intensive.
Now, Ooty has a new machine installed - to wash carrots!

Some people, though are sad about the jobs lost though the process is faster. Machines are replacing people :-(