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BY YASHVI JAIN
Irregular power supply or frequent power cuts are prevalent across India- be it the urban areas or the small villages. Such situations can be challenging to manage daily chores, making a power backup system crucial for homes. An inverter is an ideal choice for your home, as it offers an uninterruptable power supply to run equipment during such a failure.
Today, many inverters are available in the market. You can buy the best inverter based on your power backup needs. There are certain factors that you should keep in mind while buying an inverter, like battery type, battery capacity; it is essential to choose a quality product. Reliable brands like Luminous offer a vast selection on their website that allows you to check inverter prices online from the comfort of your home; they offer the best inverters created using the latest technology.
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An inverter comes to your rescue when you face power fluctuation at home. It supplies an adequate amount of electricity to your home appliances. It is essential to understand the power requirements of your home to choose an inverter. These requirements vary from home to home. In addition to checking the inverter price online, some other key factors are involved in the selection.
We have enlisted such factors that will help you to select the best inverter for your home-
- Power Requirement
You should know the power requirements of your home, as it is one of the critical factors for choosing an inverter that is best for you. Calculate the daily usage of your electrical appliances and equipment which you want to run during a power failure. It may include your kitchen equipment, fan, CFL/LED lights, television, and tube lights. Your total power requirement will be the sum of power consumed by all equipment at home. This is peak load. Now, mostly all the devices would not be running simultaneously whenever there is a power cut, figure out the devices that you would want to simultaneously run during a power outage, this value gives an average running load.
- Inverter Capacity
Once you have calculated the peak load and the average running load in watts, convert it into VA. The capacity of a home inverter typically ranges between 600VA to 1500VA. To know your VA output, you can divide the average running load with the power factor. Power factor can be defined as the efficiency of an inverter operating at 0.8 pf.
It is advisable to purchase your inverter with a higher VA rating to keep a larger room for expansion in load subsequently.
- Battery Type and Capacity
A battery is the heart of your inverter. The life and performance of your inverter will depend upon the quality and type of battery you choose. The battery of your inverter is responsible for providing power backup, which is expressed in Ah (Ampere Hours). Battery capacity ranging between 80 Ah to 220 Ah is required for homes depending upon the time for which the backup is required. There are 3 types of batteries available Flat plate, tubular, and SMF. Flat plate batteries are more affordable, tubular batteries have a longer life and better efficiency whereas SMF batteries don’t require maintenance.
- Inverter Output
The output of your inverter differs for a pure sine wave, quasi sine wave, and square wave. You should know which type of waveform has to get optimum efficiency. It is advisable to invest in a pure sine wave inverter for better performance of your home appliances like washing machine, refrigerator, AC, kitchen appliances, and TV. If you want to run light electrical equipment at home, like fans and lights, you can opt for a square wave inverter. Sine wave inverters supply grid-like power to home appliances whenever there is a power failure and are a little expensive than similar rated square wave inverter. Reputable brands like Luminous provide a range of the best inverters in all waveforms to cater to your needs.
With technological advancements, the inverter got an upgrade too. From smart inverters, which can be connected to smartphones via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to advanced digital display which shows the real-time information of backup time and battery charging time, it has improved a lot. There are security features like the Input MCB, which protect against short circuit and Mains bypass switch which helps to bypass inverter if there is a fault in inverter without charging the wiring connections. Choose the inverter which is best suited for your needs.
Choose the Best Inverter for Home
It is important to consider these factors while buying an inverter for your home. While purchasing an inverter for your home, prefer reliable brands like Luminous that offer a range of inverters with the latest technology. Besides checking the price online, you can explore their collection of a sine wave and square wave as per your need.
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By Devakinanda Ji
Derived from the Sanskrit word muc ("to free"), the term moksha literally means freedom from samsara, release from the cycle of rebirth impelled by the law of karma. The transcendent state attained as a result of being released from the cycle of rebirth.
62) OṀ MOKṢHASĀDHAKABHŨMYAI NAMAH:
OṀ (AUM)-MOK-ṢHA-SAA-DHA-KA-BHOO-MYAI— NA-MA-HA
ॐ मोक्षसाधकभूम्यै नमः
(Mokṣha: Liberation, not returning to saṃsāra; Sādhaka: Seeking, spiritual discipline)
Mokṣha is liberation from the trans-migratory existence and from the cycle of birth and death (what we call saṃsāra). The topic of bandha (bondage) and mokṣha (liberation) has been widely discussed in all the systems of Hindu philosophy. It is the last pursuit of the human goals in life. The synonyms for mokṣha are: mukti, kaivalya and nirvāṇa.
There are other schools which advocate nishkāma karma (action not motivated by selfish desires) or bhakti (devotion to God resulting in His grace) as the means to mokṣha.
Bhārata bhumi is conducive for the practice of one or all the paths enjoined by the Vedas, i.e., Karma yoga, Rāja yoga, Bhakti yoga and Jnāna yoga. To pursue these paths, we have thousands and thousands of temples, puṇyatīrthās, discourses by swamīs and gurus and many others. We have the Vedas, Upanishads, purāṇas, Brahmasūtrās, āgamās and many more sacred texts and literature for answers and clarifications. Beyond showing us the paths to liberation, our scriptures tell us how to be liberated while living. One cannot ask anything better than that. The prayers from the Upanishads, is apt: 'Asatomā satgamayā; tamasomā jyotirgamayā' meaning- 'lead me from unreality to reality and from darkness to light'. Here spiritual ignorance is compared to darkness, and self-knowledge is compared to light.
The land which teaches us to worship God with 'karmaphala tyāgam, niṣhkāmakarmam, Īsvarārpaṇa buddhi' and attain 'mokṣham' is thus 'Mokṣhasādhaka Bhūmi'.
The Indian space agency is working on a fleet of medium to heavy lift rockets with a carrying capacity ranging from 4.9 ton to 16.3 ton, said a senior official. The five rockets are in the project report stage and would come into operation in the future, said N Sudheer Kumar, Director, Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was speaking at the International Space Conference and Exhibition, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in virtual mode recently. When that happens ISRO can not only launch its own communication satellites but also enter the global communication satellite launch market.
Kumar also said ISRO is working on upgrading Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mk III (GSLV-Mk III) which can carry up to four ton to Geo Transfer Orbit (GTO). Normally rockets eject the communication satellites into GTO. From GTO the satellites will be taken to geostationary orbit by firing their engines. India uses Ariancespace's Ariane rocket to orbit its communication satellites weighing over four ton. According to Kumar, ISRO is also working on upgrading the lifting capacity of GSLV-Mk III to six ton and 7.5 to GTO.
The Indian space agency is working on a fleet of medium to heavy lift rockets with a carrying capacity ranging from 4.9 ton to 16.3 ton, said a senior official. | Photo by Laurent Grattepanche on Unsplash
He said the six ton lift capacity will be achieved by miniaturization of avionics, uprating of its three stages/engines, structural mass optimisation and other means. Kumar said ISRO is on the verge of realising its semi-cryogenic engine - engine fueled by pure kerosene- which will soon power GSLV-Mk III so that the rocket can carry 7.5 ton payload to GTO with an upgraded cryogenic engine. (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: ISRO, heavy, ton, rockets, GSLV, fleet, India
In the recent past, Kalamkari has suddenly gained prominence in the wardrobes of Indian women. Commercial hubs in the city are filled with mannequins posing in kalamkari blouses, or sarees stretching out for yards on hangers.
As the name suggests, 'kalamkari' means 'craft from a pen'. Artisans draw on cloth with a pen, and colour it in with paints. This art form originated from the Mughal era and many of the scenes that artists choose to draw are scenes from Mughal gardens or palaces.
The Mughals were great patrons of art, and were known for their unique painting techniques. They would use a single haired brush to elaborate scenes from battle or from mythology. This technique was adopted by artisans of Hyderabad, who use a tamarind twig to paint cloth.
An artisan drawing with a tamarind twig on cloth with dyes Image source: wikimedia commons
These days, apart from mythology, kalamkari depicts scenes from everyday life too. The face of the Kathakali dancer, a pair of earrings, and the enlightened face of Buddha are some famous designs that people are seen wearing. The colours are usually dark blue, brown, olive green, or deep red.
Kalamkari, a 23-step dye process, is done in two different ways. The Kalahasti art type was a household form, where a brush is used to manually paint in the designs. Srikalahasti is an important center in Andhra Pradesh for this type of art. The Machilipatnam art form involves block painting, where designs are drawn on wooden blocks, dipped in the dye, and pressed on the fabric.
Kalamkari artist using wooden blocks to stamp designs on a sari Image source: wikimedia commons
One of the reasons why this handicraft has suddenly become popular could be due to the sustainable quality of its dyes and fabric. Kalamkari uses natural vegetable dyes and preferably cotton fabric as the base. It has grown as an art form, and in the fashion industry, it is being revered as an indigenous inclusion of heritage on an international platform.
Keywords: Kalamkari, Mughal, Art forms, Block painting, Andhra Pradesh