Monthly Archives: October 2011


Diwali or Deepavali is very commonly known as  the Festival of Lights. It is a festival of significant amount of importance to the Hindus and  the Jains. For various reasons Diwali is celebrated is celebrated throughout India.Some places celebrated Diwali as the day on which Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya after a long gap of fourteen years. Some others celebrate it as the day on Mahavira attained moksha.

The celebration starts on Dhanteras the day on which many business organisations start their annual year. The second day, Naraka Chaturthi is when it is believed that the demon king Narakasura was vanquished by Lord Sree Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. On the third day, Ammavasya , it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi is in her most happy mood and grants the wishes of her devotees. This day is also considered to be the day on which Lord Vishnu took the form of a dwarf and sent away the demon king Bali to Pathala. It is on the fourth day that Bali went to Pathala to take reins of the new kingdom. The next day is called Bhai Dooj, when sisters invite their brothers to their houses.

But at  the end of the day, the main message behind celebrating Diwali is to remove the darkness and bring in lightness and to rejoice in the atma or  the brahman.

Diwali - The festival of Lights

In India, Diwali is celebrated by lighting lamps and keeping them in front of houses. It is primarily for this reason that the festival is known as ‘The Festival of Lights’. On this day people distribute sweets among neighbors and friends. People do Lakshmi Pooja on this day.

Neck tie with a built-in camera

This post is about yet another spy gadget – a neck tie with a built in camera that was recently released by the Tokyo-based USB maker company – Thanko. It took them a period of 1.5 years to do the same. You even get a matching handkerchief and cuff-links along with the tie.

Thanko neck tie with a built-in mini camera

The gadget comes along with a remote control which the user can use to trigger the camera on or off. All the user needs to do is to press a button on the remote, while the remote can be kept in the pocket.

The remote control for the neck tie


  • 640 x 480 resolution at 30fps.
  • 4GB of internal flash memory.
  • Has a USB port.
  • Can store upto 2 hours of video at  a time.

According to the company, about 1GB is what is needed for a video recording of 30 minutes. The battery takes two hours to charge. The company also says that the users can record videos for 7 to 30 minutes continuously. The Operating System supporting this gadgets’s files are Windows XP or Vista.

Installation in different OS

Today I wanted to install something in Fedora Linux and I tried using the command :

sudo apt-get install <name of package>

But this did not work out. That was when one of my seniors said that this command works only for Debian-based files in Linux.

Fedora logo

For RPM based files the command that is to be used is :

  • sudo yum install <name of package>

The yum command can also be used to update already installed packages :

  • sudo yum update <name of package>

To see if a particular package has been installed, the below command can be used :

  • sudo yum list <name of package>

To removed a installed package you can use the command :

  • sudo yum remove <name of package>

To get information about a particular package that has already been installed, the yum command can be used in the following way :

  • sudo yum info <name of package>