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THE LOST KINGDOM

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The Lost Kingdom - Khmer Empire Visit Timeshares
9th Century AD. Angkor was the largest city in the world. For the next 500 years, it was the capital of the Khmer Empire. The city witnessed the construction of hundreds of world famous temples built by the Khmer rulers. This sprawling complex of Angkorian ruins lies north of a safe, friendly and pleasant town of Siem Reap on the shores of Tonle Sap Lake. Siem Reap earned its name after the Khmer empire defeated and took over the Thai kingdom in the 17th century. It literally means ‘Siamese defeated’. Because of its proximity to Angkor Archaeological Park, it has turned out to be one of the lively and touristic cities of Cambodia over the last decade. We stayed at Hotel Visoth Boutique, which is very conveniently located in Siem Reap. It is truly a boutique hotel. Homely with a warm and hospitable staff. We started off for Angkor Wat early in the morning when it was still dark outside. We did not want to miss the sunrise over the thousand…

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF BLUE LIGHT

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Blue Light Hazards
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The optical pathway in a human eye is connected to the visual cortex (part of the brain which mediates the sense of light) via a nervous system. The nervous system comprises photo-receptors of two types – 1) Rods; 2) Cones (named on basis of the shapes of these nerve receptors). These photo-receptors, in turn, contribute to three types of visions with image forming functions, and are important for normal daily function and life quality.

Scotopic (Rod) Vision-When the field luminances lie between 10⁻⁶cd/sqMto 10⁻²cd/sqM. This is a vision in the darkness. The world is grey and there is no sensation of colour.

Mesopic Vision- Most important vision from a Lighting Designer’s point of view. This occurs when the field luminance is raised upwards from 10⁻²cd/sqM to 10cd/sqM. As the luminance moves upward the luminosity of red increases more strongly than that of the b…

In God's Own Country

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Kerala --- God’s Own Country


How green is my country? Most of it is. In varying degree and shades. But when we travelled from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari on a train, the green opened up. Something different from I have hitherto seen. Enthralling. Soothingly caressed our visual system throughout the journey. We were struck by the abundant creation of nature as our train glided through the green corridor. Lined up on both sides by coconut trees, some short and some very tall. Interspersed with fleeting views of giant banana trees, with some dark green, some light green, some heavy and thick in foliage only to be broken by sporadic patches of bright green meadows This continued till our train reached the land’s end. We put up at Vivekananda Kendra, not far from Kanyakumari station. A serene campus which induces an aura of meditativeness. So comfortable that we longed to prolong our stay. Getting up at three in the morning and sauntering down the pathway in darkness to the sea about one kilo…