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Milind Soman is known to set benchmarks every day with his fitness goals. At 55, the sporty actor can give all the health aficionados a run for their money. Recently, the actor-model had embarked upon an eight-day run of 416 km run from Mumbai to the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. Milind has broken many stereotypes in his life. From bold photoshoots in his early modeling days to running marathons barefoot, he has done it all.
In a candid conversation with IANS, Milind says: "I give a lot of importance to sports and how it has shaped my life and made me the kind of person I am. It gives you a self-belief in your own capability... What you can do and what you're good at."
"In life, people doubt so much like, 'am I doing the right thing?' I think when you do sports, you understand your body, mind, and spirit. You have better confidence and knowledge about what to do. You're not really influenced by people saying, 'oh, you shouldn't do this because it might be bad and you might fall down, anything can happen. You're not that influenced by other people's thought process," Milind says.
Milind was last seen in the OTT series 'Paurashpur'. He will be seen next as one of the judges on 'MTV Supermodel of the Year - 2' with Malaika Arora and Anusha Dandekar.
(Article originally published on IANS) (IANS/MBI).
Keywords: Milind Soman, Sports, Fitness, Life
Jupiter's clouds have water conditions that would allow Earth-like life to exist, but this isn't possible in Venus' clouds, according to the groundbreaking finding of research led by Queen's University Belfast scientists. For some decades, space exploration missions have looked for evidence of life beyond earth where we know that large bodies of water, such as lakes or oceans, exist or have previously existed.
However, the new research shows that it isn't the quantity of water that matters for making life viable, but the effective concentration of water molecules -- known as 'water activity. The new study also found that research published by an independent team of scientists last year, claiming that the phosphine gas in Venus' atmosphere indicates possible life in the sulphuric acid clouds of Venus, is not plausible. Through this innovative research project, Dr. John E. Hallsworth from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen's and his team of international collaborators devised a method to determine the water activity of atmospheres of a planet.
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Using their approach to study the sulphuric acid clouds of Venus, the researchers found that the water activity was more than a hundred times below the lower limit at which life can exist on earth. The research also shows that Jupiter's clouds have a high enough concentration of water, as well as the correct temperature, for life to exist there. The study has been published in Nature Astronomy.
This striking view of Jupiters Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.Wikimedia Commons
Hallsworth said: "Our research shows that the sulphuric acid clouds in Venus have too little water for active life to exist, based on what we know of life on earth. We have also found that the conditions of water and temperature within Jupiter's clouds could allow microbial-type life to subsist, assuming that other requirements such as nutrients are present.
"This is a timely finding given that NASA and the European Space Agency just announced three missions to Venus in the coming years. One of these will take measurements of Venus's atmosphere that we will be able to compare with our findings."
Co-author of the report, an expert on physics and chemical biology of water, Dr. Philip Ball, commented: "The search for extraterrestrial life has sometimes been a bit simplistic in its attitude to water. As our work shows, it's not enough to say that liquid water equates with habitability. We've got to think too about how earth-like organisms actually use it -- which shows us that we then have to ask how much of the water is actually available for those biological uses."
Co-author of the report, NASA-based planetary scientist Prof. Christopher P. McKay, said: "We derive water activity of atmospheres without a model of any sort, based only on direct observations of pressure, temperature, and water concentration."
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Intricate Clouds of Jupiter.Wikimedia Commons
Hallsworth added: "We have also performed calculations for Mars and earth and show that these calculations can be done for planets outside our solar system. While our research doesn't claim that alien (microbial-type) life does exist on other planets in our solar system, it shows that if the water activity and other conditions are right, then such life could exist in places where we haven't previously been looking."
Co-authors of this paper include planetary scientist Christopher P. McKay (NASA Ames Research Center, CA, the US); atmosphere chemistry expert Thomas Koop (Bielefeld University, Germany); expert on physics and chemical biology of water Philip Ball (London, the UK); biomolecular scientist Tiffany D. Dallas (Queen's University Belfast); biophysics-of-lipid-membrane expert Marcus K. Dymond (the University of Brighton, the UK); theoretical physicist Maria-Paz Zorzano (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC-INTA), Spain); micrometeorology and aerosol expert Juergen Burkhardt (University of Bonn, Germany); expert on acid-tolerant microorganisms Olga V. Golyshina (Bangor University, UK); and atmospheric physicist and planetary scientist Javier Martin-Torres (the University of Aberdeen, the UK). (IANS/KB)
Ashtottaram 49) OṀ ĀLAYABHŨMYAI NAMAH:
Ashtottaram 49) OṀ (AUM)-AA-LAYA-BHOO-MYAI—NA-MA-HA
ॐ आलयभूम्यै नमः
(Ālayam: Temple; house of God, the abode)
Alayam is a word derived from Sanskrit, meaning a sanctified and pure place of living, where Gods and Goddesses are consecrated in the form of images with powerful Veda-mantras according to the Vedic traditions.
The temple is a link between man and God, between earthly life and the divine, between the actual and the ideal. As such it has got to be symbolic. The history of mankind has shown that man cannot live without God. ‘If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him’ declared, Voltaire, a French philosopher, and writer. Recent polls suggest that even 60-75% of scientists believe in God and attend their churches.
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Atheists, while not believing in God, also agree that there may be some higher power than humans. Belief in God, in a cosmic power or cosmic Law, in a superhuman Spirit or Being, is basic to all cultures. It is as if it were in the very blood of mankind. Once this fact is recognized, it becomes irrelevant whether this belief has been brought about by man’s awe, wonder, and fear of the powers of nature, or by the teachings of god-men who are supposed to have had mystical experiences of that God.
Man is human and not divine. This is so, at least, as long as he is conscious of his frailties and impulses. It is exactly because of this that he turns towards the Divine in times of need. Though the Divine transcends all temporal limitations, the human, needs a temporal setup that can help him to visualize the Divine or establish contact with it. This is precisely where a symbol or an image or a place of worship comes to his rescue.
All religions have their sacred places, places of worship. All words that denote such places of worship, etymologically speaking, mean more or less, the same thing. Devālaya means- a house of God. Temple and Synagogue mean- a building for religious exercises and a house for communal worship. A Church also means the same thing. A Masjid (Mosque) is a place of prostration before God.
Temples do not seem to have existed during the Vedic age. The view is that yāgaśāla of the Vedic period gradually got metamorphosed into temples. Considering the vast size of our country, it is remarkable that the building of temples has progressed more or less on a set pattern because there is a basic philosophy behind the temple. The architecture and the style of the temple symbolically represent our gross human body. As the saying goes, ‘deho devālayaha’ meaning- the body is the temple.
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The temple also represents the subtle body with the seven psychic centers or chakras. Broadly speaking, temples are of northern and southern styles. These are nāgara (northern), drāviḋa (southern), and vesara (as a combination of the two). There is a comprehensive text called the Vāstu Sāstra laying down the formal architectural styles, and it has its sources in the sūtrās, purāṇās, āgamās and Bṛuhat Saṃhita. The temple helps us as a means of crossing the ocean of saṃsāra (transmigratory existence).
Thus, the temple was the all-in-all of the social life of our country for centuries and our country is thus ‘Ālaya Bhūmi’.
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