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If I am neat, does that mean I am unusually messy (double negative=positive) or unusually neat (like it is unusual on how neat I am)? I am trying to fill out a form for my housing for college next year.In this context, “unusually” means “extremely”. Unusual is not a negative, so the concept of a double negative does not apply.Unusually messy = you cannot see your bedroom floor due to the things strewn all over it. There might be some unfinished food under there somewhere, too…Messy = yeah, there’s a bunch of stuff laying around, but you can see the floor and tell where the furniture is.Neat = pretty much everything is put where it belongsUnusually neat = absolutely everything has a place and you would find it annoying and distracting to share a space with someone who was not the same way.
How do I create forms for MySQL database? I have created a small database in Access and I’m planning to move to MySQL, but I am able to create only tables so far. How do I create forms for users to fill out the tables?You can't directly. MySQL is the data engine, and has no user interface capabilities.To do this, you must write an application of some kind.You might write a desktop windows app using C# and its UI framework. Or maybe a Java desktop app using JavaFX for the UI and JDBC to connect to MySQLYou might write a web application, and then have a browser based interface.Whatever you do, what gets sent to MySQL will be SQL commands.It's more difficult than access for sure. And you have to consider the effects of multiple users editing the same data at the same time.
If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?The things I’m taking into consideration are the following: -Access to military hardware stationed within a state-Access to oil and oil refineries-Access to ports on defensible waterways for supplies coming from abroad (I’m assuming the lack of foreign intervention is limited to military action; trade is still constant, as in previous US domestic wars)-Domestic agriculture and water supplies-Natural barriers After all of this, a matter of prime importance I take from Alexander Hamilton is the ability to borrow money. Credit is of prime importance to a war effort. Fiat currency would collapse overnight, and the ability to establish new capital and monetary markets to get lending moving again would be of major importance. I’ll start from my own home state of WA. The first thing to do would be for WA to hit AK. They're the only state in position to do so, and they would need to get a hold of the oil resources to remain standing. WA is home to three supercarriers, while CA only has one now. So taking Alaska would be fairly straight forward, especially given the reliance of Alaska on shipping to survive and the high proportion of the population near the coasts. This would put WA in position to quickly seize HI and its naval resources--an onslaught that HI could not resist--and thus put WA in position to gain control of all naval assets in the Pacific, including the supercarrier George Washington based in Japan. Controlling Oregon would only be valuable insofar as it was necessary to take control of the Columbia River, but Idaho is a second consideration after the short-term goal of domination of naval fleets. Idaho expands arable land, and covers a border with a major population center on it. California's biggest first concern would be controlling its water supply, so the bulk of its immediate effort in the outset should be directed to the Colorado river, with strategic interest in taking nuclear and petrochemical resources in NV, UT, and CO, with Arizona subdued to protect the Colorado River access. The big power that I feel is underestimated is Virginia. It has massive naval resources, including the best shipyards and the Pentagon with all of its resources. Their navy would very quickly subdue the massive coastal exposure of MD, and WV would be an obvious and relatively easy way to secure coal--those would both go quickly. It would then turn its attention to control of the Delaware river, where it would easily put the squeeze on Philly. Taking PA would be a good access of manpower, agriculture, industrial capacity, and natural gas. All would be important. Expansion to the south includes the tough nuts of NC and SC (with Fort Bragg, Camp Lejune, and the Naval Weapons Station). Fighting inland means trying to trek across the Appalachian Mtns. But most signNowly, no VA military would choose to fight southerners over shooting Yankees. So north it is. Meanwhile, NY, for all its strengths, is very, very vulnerable. NYC is a huge indefensible liability. Their interest would rapidly turn to two thinks: taking the low-hanging fruit of Vermont to secure the Hudson/Lake Champlain before Mass does, and getting the oil refineries of New Jersey. They may cross with MA a bit taking CT and RI to make sure Long Island is less exposed, but they'd win if Mass tried. MA may be better off taking the short-term gains of NH and ME (ME was once a part of MA, after all). But NY could not defend the shipping lanes to NJ very long. VA would move up the Delaware and perhaps the Susquehanna, and with PA secure, would put the squeeze on NJ by first striking the Capitol on the Delaware. NY would hit NJ from across the sound. NY would start sending children and seniors upstate out of NYC, and use its massive manpower for a land strike against VA by invading PA from the north. NY would also be able to use its massive gold deposits for collateral to get international financing. At about this point, VA would start sending its navy up the coast and begin a blockade of NY Harbor. NY would not last long. Further inland, Kentucky has two great resources (Ft Campbell and Ft Knox) but two huge liabilities (low population and landlocked). First they’d sucker-punch Tennessee to swell their ranks, then they’d go after Ohio to get access to shipping and lending from abroad. It would be brutal, but when Kentucky won, they’d be ready to start hammering at Indiana and Michigan immediately. Texas would consolidate by first hitting NOLA (as described by others). Succeeding there, they’d use their air force and conventional army forces in a grand march north to pick up all of those square states that always go red. With oil and oil refineries and both a solid harbor and international border, when the US currency collapsed under the scenario (a guarantee), few would be able to get financing from abroad. Texas would be an early favorite and have solid credit. So they’d push all the way up, seeking to secure both grain and the grand prize of the northern plains: the Bakken formation of oil in the MT/ND region. Bakken would also be Colorado’s goal. With NORAD, air force strength, and mountain seclusion, oil would be one of its biggest concerns. TX wouldn’t strike straight into the Rockies, because it would be a waste of resource. So as Colorado succeeds in taking WY and UT (also having petroleum plus cattle and copper and coal), they’d try to hit MT and ND before TX could. That’d be hard, because TX would be surging up the plains. WA would hit California in its Achilles Heel, with control of the sea making an inability for CA to draw credit or protect its shipping lanes. Though they’d take NV and AZ fairly easily, and though they have some oil and many refineries, if WA took AK and HI, WA would be in the cat bird seat to secure US military resources in Japan and S. Korea, much of which they’d bring home. By putting pressure on CA, their oil would run dry and their military would come to a grinding halt. Knowing that trying to wait out a siege would waste valuable time while Texas was growing stronger and stronger, their resolve would wane. For the sake of avoiding a fall to Texas, CA would instead fall to WA. NM would be the no-man’s-land that everyone wouldn’t bother to touch. All liability, not much advantage. Given that we’re assuming a conventional war, the nuke resources wouldn’t be worth all that much. Illinois would strike first at Wisconsin and then at Indiana. They’d be at a point of fighting the Kentucky forces in the middle of Indiana when Texas would take them by storm—first securing MN, then taking WI from IL, and then moving low draft boats to Lake Michigan to start shelling Chicago. It wouldn’t take long for them to fall. Not yet mentioned is Florida, which is also far stronger than is properly appreciated: air force, lots of navy, open supply lines, ability to drill in the Gulf. They’d be the only ones in a position to try to strangle TX at NOLA, but there’d be no point in the early rounds. First they’d bypass Georgia and hit the Carolinas for their military capacities, then hit the boggy Mississippi and Alabama (more difficult for Texas than its worth this early), and Georgia would be crushed easily by encirclement. So consolidating: WA takes basically everything west of the Rockies, Texas takes the full plains and Mississippi river, CO has the northern Rockies with WY and UT with skirmishes against TX in MT and ND, KY takes OH, TN, IN, and MI, FL takes MI, AL, GE, NC, and SC, and Virginia subdues NY to take everything else. Texas now loses its main advantage by having borders exposed to all major players except VA. They fight WA for CO, WY, and MT, with WA quickly taking UT from CO once they begin to press inland. Texas also fights KY for control of the Ohio River Valley, and they’ve been drained by their first major fight in subduing IL. KY and FL strike a détente (because FL has all the strength and knows VA will take care of KY for them), and while KY puts pressure on IL (now controlled by TX), FL strikes at MO to cut the Mississippi and disrupt the flow of control, all while finally launching its blockade of NOLA. Now VA is ready to press inland, and they start in OH. KY is overextended already, and VA’s northern block presses east, quickly consuming the remnants of KY. TX briefly makes headway in Indiana, but can’t consolidate—FL and WA are increasing the pressure. At about the time that TX makes a major victory and secures most of CO, they lose NOLA to FL, and MO falls shortly afterward. It’s a devastating blow. But it isn’t long before VA antagonizes FL and draws them into a full naval confrontation. TX rapidly regains what it had, and starts the long overland push through the Deep South. WA has good consolidation, but can’t make inroads past the Rockies. TX makes headway in WY and MT, while dog fighting occurs over NM between the rival air forces of CA (controlled by WA) and TX. As VA manages supremacy over FL (the battle to take Florida becomes among the bloodiest and most devastating of any in the war), the remainder of the South quickly falls under its control. It now has the full eastern seaboard. Final result: VA. Both WA and VA hammer TX, and once weakened, only VA has the clear route to subdue TX completely and regain the states. After that, the WA Pacific theater is doomed. The East has control of more money, more forces, more oil, more everything. It’s a long and bitter war of attrition, but the peaceniks on the West Coast don’t have the fight in them. VA wins. And so ironically we see that the battle was won when Jefferson sat Hamilton and Madison down to dinner to negotiate an agreement to help resolve the impasse in Hamilton’s move to have the Federal government assume all Revolutionary War debt held by the states, with Hamilton agreeing to bargain the nation’s capital for the sake of the funding scheme. It was agreed that night that the capital should have a temporary home in Philadelphia for 10 years, then move to a permanent site on the Potomac. Madison would free up some votes to pass the assumption initiative. The Virginians had the goal that the southern sensibilities of the region should dominate the Federal government and shape its character—a stark reversal of what the nation seemed to be developing into under Hamilton’s vigorous administration in which he essentially assumed the role of a Prime Minister under the generally aloof Washington. And for the next half century and some change, the Federal Government did fall under the sway of the South. The Bank that Hamilton had founded did not see its charter renewed, and the Jackson Democrats became the major drivers of the early 19th century. But in time, the direction of influence reversed. Today, rather than VA imparting a Southern perspective on DC, DC asserts a Federal character and national sensibilities to the Old Dominion. It is now the natural seat of power for the nation.
What are the landmarks in Bangalore? (e.g Gateway of India - Mumbai, India Gate - Delhi, Charminar - Hyderabad)here you go.Bangalore PalaceA scenic palace which bears striking resemblance to England’s Windsor Castle, Bangalore Palace is a scenic tourist hotspot with a majestic castle-like structure set amidst lush green environs. The huge palace grounds are used for organizing various types of events and musical shows, most of which include rock concerts. While you are here, don’t miss the immaculately designed interiors of the palace filled with magnificent paintings and stained glass windows. Photography is allowed within the premises so capture some of the greatness in your lens! Opening Closing Time 10 am to 6 pm (daily), closed on Sundays Entrance Fee Indians - Rs. 200 per personForeigners - Rs. 400 per person Still Camera - Rs. 500Video Camera - Rs. 1,000 Lal Bagh Lal Bagh is the most famous tourist attraction in Bangalore and is spread out over 240 acres. The botanical garden was built in the 18th century during the reign of Hyder Ali and his son Tipu Sultan. This enchanting garden has preserved some of the rarest species of flora and fauna and also houses a lake and a glasshouse. Flower shows held at Lal Bagh is something you wouldn’t want to miss out on!Tipu Sultan’s PalaceThe grand summer palace of Tipu Sultan has now been converted into a museum, and it is a must-see attraction in Bangalore. Magnificent figures, paintings and other artwork adorn this palace. A unique feature of the palace is that it had been constructed using pure teak wood, something that is hard to find in today’s world.Flight4Fantasy Ever fancied being a pilot? Ever thought of soaring high in the sky in your own air-plane? Well, Flight4Fantasy is a unique attraction in Bangalore where you can fly a plane without sitting in one! Flight4Fantasy is the first and only flight simulation centre in India, providing an experience of virtual flying to non-pilots. Live the moment of flying in this flight simulator of a Boeing 737 with a life size cockpit where you are the captain. Fly to over 20,000 different airports choosing from the 30 minute or 60 minute simulations.Entrance Fee Commercial Aircraft (Boeing 737):For 30 minutes - Rs. 1,200 (Monday to Thursday), Rs. 1,400 (Friday to Sunday) For one hour - Rs. 1,900 (Monday to Thursday), Rs. 2,200 (Friday to Sunday)Fighter Aircraft:For 15 minutes – Rs. 200 (Monday to Thursday), Rs. 250 (Friday to Sunday)Celebration Package:For 90 minutes – Rs. 3,000 (Monday to Thursday), Rs. 3,500 (Friday to Monday) Vidhan Soudha This is one of the most important structures in Bangalore. The 46-metre tall imposing building comprises 300 rooms, each of which reflects the impressive Dravidian style of architecture. Housing 22 departments of the Government of Karnataka, Vidhan Soudha also happens to be one of the one of the largest legislative buildings and is a must-see tourist attraction in Bangalore. Bannerghatta National Park Situated in the middle of the forests in the valley of the famous Champakadhama hills, the Bannerghatta National Park, a rich natural zoological reserve, works towards conservation of wildlife and promotes responsible wildlife tourism. Located just 22 kilometres south of Bangalore, it takes roughly one and a half hours to get there. It’s one of the few natural parks in the world that preserves wildlife in such close proximity to a city. It comprises a zoo, safari, butterfly park and rescue center that carries out conservation and rehabilitation of orphaned animals. The animals of the park are provided with an ambience that allows them to live in harmony with nature.For Kids This biological recreation centre is a great place for kids to learn about their surrounding flora and fauna in a fun way. The boat rides are an additional attraction! Shivasamudram Falls The island town of Shivasamudra in Karnataka is where the River Kaveri after winding its way through the Deccan Plateau drops off to form beautiful twin waterfalls. The falls are located about 39 kilometres from Bangalore.You can also visit a number of ancient temples including Shivanasamuram and Somanathpur Temple, which are located around this region. This is also the site of the first hydro-electric power station in India. The best time to visit the waterfalls is between June and September as the water swells up during the monsoon making the falls look incredibly beautiful. But the weather is nice all year round. ISKCON Sri Radha Krishnachandra Temple The Radha Krishnachandra Temple in Bangalore has idols of Radha and Krishna and is one of the largest ISKCON temples in the world. Inaugurated in 1997, the temple promotes Vedic culture and spiritual learning. The temple attracts people from across the world and offers a truly peaceful experience to its visitors. Don’t miss the delicious prasadam distributed for free to all the visitors during the darshana hours. The temple also has a guesthouse and you can send the authorities an email in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queriesSt. Mark’s CathedralFounded in 1808 and consecrated in 1816, St. Mark’s Cathedral is located on the popular M.G. Road in Bangalore. The cathedral is built in old colonial style architecture, with a beautiful dome over a semicircular chancel and Roman arches decorating the walls. It was built along the lines of the 17th-century St Pauls Cathedral. The church is also credited with having one of the best-maintained external bells amongst all churches in Bangalore. The delicate woodwork, carvings and stained glasswork add to the beauty of the church. Lumbini Gardens This is a beautiful water-front park stretches across 1.5 kilometres along the Nagavara Lake and offers multiple attractions to its visitors. It’s a great place to spend time with the entire family and try different leisure activities including boat rides.In addition to natural beauty, diverse plant species, and well-groomed lawns, the park also has a wave pool and an artificial beach. After indulging an array of entertainment activities you can go grab a bite at the food court, which serves multiple options for all palates. Opening Closing Time 11 am to 7 pm (Daily) For Kids The kids would especially enjoy the boat rides, the Spanish bull ride, the Twirling Vortex, the trampoline bungee, the wave pool and the children's play area. Wonderla Amusement Park OverviewA world of splashing waters, ecstatic children and thrilling rides – Wonderla is truly the wonderland of fun and joy. Treat yourself and your children to a day of pure thrill and excitement at the Wonderla Amusement Park. The rides at the park are divided in terms of kids’ rides, water rides, dry rides and high thrill rides. You can purchase you tickets online; the park also offers special discounts for students. Try to get to the park early so that you don’t need to queue up for your favourite ride and if you plan to get on the water rides then it’s a good idea to carry a change of clothes. Opening Closing Time Weekdays: 11 am to 6 pm, Weekends and Public Holidays: 11 am to 7 pm For Kids From toddlers to older kids, the park has rides that would be fun for all ages of kids. Innovative Film City Innovative Film City is a famous entertainment landmark in Bangalore and has been entertaining visitors since 2008. About 40 kilometres from the heart of Bangalore and spread across 50 acres of land, IFC is an entertainment hub with 27 different facilities ranging from an amphitheatre, an entertainment district, food courts and theme restaurants. It also boats of India's first Dinosaur Park, Haunted Mansion, Cartoon City, Aqua Kingdom, Ripley's Enchanted Mirror Maze, Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, Funplex within 4D - Theatre, Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum, Go-Karting, Mini Golf, Innovative Wannado City, Adventure Sports, Roller Skates, Fossil Museum, Fossil Hunt and Double Decker Carrousel amongst other fun activities. Entrance Fee Rs 599 per person (Standard Package), Rs 350 per person (School Package) Dodda Ganesha Temple The Dodda Ganesha Temple, a popular landmark of Bangalore, is located just next to the Bull Temple close to Bugle Rock Park. The Ganesha idol here is 18 feet tall and 16 feet wide. The idol is decorated in different ways during the week and one of the most popular attractions is when idol is coated with butter (Benne Alankara). It is said that more than 100 kg of butter is needed to apply on the idol. The temple attracts many devotees from all over Bangalore. Opening Closing Time 7 am to 12.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm Sri Vani Science Park The Sri Vani Science Park is a treasure trove of rare exotic plants and trees from different parts of the world and was built with the objective of making learning a fun and interesting exercise for children. The park spreads across four-and-a-half acres on Magadi Road in Bangalore and is a beautiful venue to relax amidst lush green surroundings. It also has huge installations of pre-historic animals. Some of the other attractions of this eco-friendly park include an open-air physics lab, a Geological and Physical Science Museum, a Rock Garden, a Biodiversity Park and a mini forest. The Rock Garden contains an 8.25-feet monolith wood fossil estimated to be 20 million years old.The Dhanavantri Park inside has a collection of over 80 medicinal plants. For Kids The kids will love a day trip to the Science Park and it will also encourage their love and curiosity for science. Kempfort Shiva Temple Inaugurated on February 26 1995, the Kempfort Shiva Temple has a 65-feet-tall Lord Shiva idol with a backdrop of the Himalayas and a surrounding pond, symbolic of the Mansarovar. The temple doesn’t have a roof, so the morning and evening sky lend it a charming and peaceful beauty. The shrine receives many visitors every year particularly from across South India and is popular for the sense of tranquility that it offers. Many visitors also come to touch the healing stone in the temple, which is believed to have curative powers. There temple has a Ganpati statue close to the entrance.Since Monday is a day dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has special activities through the day including an aarti every two hours and special live bhajans in the evening.Opening Closing Time All day Kote Venkataramana Temple Built in the late 17th century, Kote Venkataramana Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to god Venkateshwara. The temple was built in Dravidian and Vijayanagara style by King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar, the ruler of Mysore at that time. The temple was constructed next to the old fort, which was the home of the Mysore Wodeyar royal family before it became the palace of Tipu Sultan. Not overly ostentatious, the temple has moderate decorative work. Vaikuntha Ekadashi is a major festival celebrated here with thousands of devotees. Devanahalli Fort Originally built in 1501 the Devanahalli Fort has been under several rulers and has signNow historical and archeological relevance. Starting out with Mallabaire Gowda, the then Dalwai of Mysore, who built the fort, it was attacked by Nanjarajaiah in 1749, before it passed into the hands of Hyder Ali and finally Tipu Sultan. In 1791, during the Anglo-Mysore War, the fort went under the British after Lord Cornwallis attacked the fort.The fort is built of stone and is spread across an area of 20 acres of land. The structure has small entrances decorated with cut plasterwork at the east and west. You can also see the house in which Tipu and Hyder Ali lived. The birthplace of Tipu Sultan, is marked by a small plaque near the fort. While visiting the fort, you can also see the temples in the fort including Venugopalaswamy temple, Siddalingeshwara temple and Chandramouleshwara.The fort is located about 35 kilometers north of Bangalore city, at Devanahalli. It is on the side of National Highway 7, near the Bengaluru International Airport. Sree Siddaganga Mutt Established in 15th Century A.D. Sree Siddaganga Mutt follows an ancient model of the Gurukul that tries to provide service to the needy. Situated in the middle of a lovely and peaceful landscape, the mutt is an inspiring institute that offers education to over 8,000 poor children, between the age of five and 16 years. These children are also provided free food and shelter. The academy is free from any form of discrimination and admits children from all faiths and communities. The mutt also has a school for blind children, which has more than 100 kids. There ashram also has temples of Sree Siddalingeshwara and Sree Siddalingamma. The mutt is headed by Dr. Sree Sree Sree Shivakumara Swamiji, who is now 104 years old.Located in Tumkur, it is about 63 kilometres from Bangalore and would take approximately two hours to signNow by car. Fun World Located in the heart of Bangalore, Fun World is a theme park spread over a sprawling lush green area of 22 acres. A day at Fun World makes for a fun activity for all age groups as they offer entertainment and rides for adults as well as kids. Apart from rides like the Giant Wheel, Merry Go Round, Coloumbus and Tora Tora, Fun World also has a water park with more exciting rides. Some of these include the Amazing Cyclone, the Pendulum, Wave Pool and Water Slides. For those who don’t really feel like getting on any ride, there’s the lazy river. Another interesting feature of the Fun World is the Star City that has many electronic and semi-robotic games for children, and a 12-lane bowling alley. You can pick up quick bites from the small snack bar and juice corner.Opening Closing Time Fun World: 11 am to 7.30 pmWater World: 11 am to 4.30 pmStar City: 11 am to 8 pm For Kids Some of the rides that the kids would love include the mini scooter ride, the small parachute and the electronic games, virtual car races and basketball. The entire family can also go for a fun boat ride. Entrance Fee Fun World: Rs 400 per person; Water World: Rs 400 per person Jawahar Lal Nehru Planetarium The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium is a fascinating facility for non-formal science education. It is administered by the Bangalore Association for Science Education (BASE), which has also established a Science Centre in the Planetarium. The Planetarium has a 15-metre diameter dome and a seating capacity of 210. It has a projector that was installed in 1989. There are also about 200 smaller projectors that simulate the night sky for a given date, time and place. The projected images of constellations, panoramas and special effects like solar eclipse are worth viewing. The centre carries out diverse activities ranging from sky-theatre shows, science exhibitions and lectures and workshops for science teachers as well as students. The primary goal of the centre is to impart quality education and nurture creative talents in science to enable students at all levels to pursue a career in research and teaching. There are programmes for students from class III to graduate level.The Planetarium is located at the heart of Bangalore, only 2 kilometres from the city railway station and about 1.5 kilometres from the cantonment railway station. Entrance Fee Adults: Rs.35 Children: Rs.20 (upto 16 years)The entry is free for physically challenged individuals. Remember that children below three years are not allowed inside the sky-theatre. Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple The ancient Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a great example of the Indian rock-cut architecture. Believed to have been built around the 9th century, the temple was cut out of a monolithic rock. The deity in the main shrine is a Shivalinga. Apart from this, there is also Nandi sculpture in the front of the temple and a rare idol of Agni, the God of fire.Also known as Gavipuram Cave Temple, a fascinating characteristic of the temple are its mysterious stone discs in the forecourt and the precise planning that allows the sun to shine on shrine in certain time of the year. Makar Sankranti, which is held in the middle of January every year, is a special day for the temple when thousands of devotees come here. This is the day when sunrays fall on the Sivalinga for one hour as it passes between the horns of Nandi. This proves how advanced the architecture and astronomy of the ancient sculptors was as they could craft the horns of the stone bull outside the temple in a way that the sun's rays would pass through its horns and light up the Shivalinga inside the cave. The sun is supposed to illuminate the Shivalinga two times every year - from 13 to 16 January in late afternoons and from 26 November to 2 December.The temple is located at a distance of about 3 kilometres from the City Market and can be signNowed easily via buses, rickshaws or taxis. Oralakallu Teertha Oralakallu Teertha is a historical pilgrimage spot near Bangalore, which is visited by hundreds of people every year. It is believed that Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman stayed at this spot during their exile. Legend goes that Lord Rama wanted a few drops of water to put a tilak on his forehead, so he shot an arrow into a rock and water came out. This is why the place is also known as Namada Chilume, meaning the spring of Tilak. The natural spring coming out a rocky spot is a fascinating site. While visiting this place, you can also go to the Bhoganarasimha Temple, which has an exclusive shrine for Goddess Lakshmi, Khumbi Betta and Yoganarasimha Temple located nearby.A good time to make a trip here is between February and March during the annual car festival of Bhoga Narasimha temple. The festival has the chariot or Ratha of Sri Bhoga Narasimhaswamy drawn in the main Ratha beedhi of the hill town.As this spot is situated close to the city auto rickshaws, taxis and buses are readily available. Venkatappa Art Gallery and Government Museum A must-visit for all art and history lovers, the government museum in Bangalore established in 1865, is one of the oldest in the country. Many of the relics found in the museum are as much as 5,000 years old.The museum comprises two exhibition floors, which are further split into 18 galleries. These galleries cover various sections spanning sculpture, natural history, geology, art, music and numismatics.The museum is known for its rare collection of archaeological and geological artifacts such as old jewellery, sculptures and coins. The museum exhibits rare antiquities from Mohenjadaro, terracotta from Mathura, weapons from Kodagu, and is also home to Begur inscription, Aatakur inscriptional slabs and the Halmidi inscription, the earliest Kannada inscription ever found. You can see classic paintings of K Venkatappa, the court painter of the Wodeyars, and sculptures from the Hoysala, Gandhara and Nolamba periods. The museum also has rare paintings of Deccan, Mysore and Tanjore kingdoms.You will also find here a model of Srirangapatna, the fort of Tipu Sultan. The museum has a slab known to be from Tipu Sultan's times that has 12 Persian couplets. Opening Closing Time 10 am to 5 pm (Daily except Mondays) Manchinbele Dam Manchinbele is a small reservoir located about 40 kilometres from Bangalore. The dam was built for irrigation purposes and is also a source of water for the Magadi Town. Constructed across the Arkavathi River, the area is covered for cultivation under the Thore Saalu Project. A popular tourist spot, Manchinbele is a scenic place with the Savandurga Mountain in the backdrop. The area also offers water activities such as kayaking, but swimming is not recommended here.Snow City Snow City is one of the biggest and most popular snow parks in India. A favourite with kids and adults alike, it offers a memorable winter experience even as the temperatures soar in the rest of the city. The huge indoor park covers an area of 12,500 square feet filled with snow. Snow City offers exciting activities such as snow balling, mountain climbing, sliding, basketball and dancing. You will be provided with jackets, gloves, shoes and earplugs at the park itself, but it’s a good idea to carry your own socks along.Opening Closing Time 10 am to 8 pm For Kids Kids will really enjoy this unique snow experience, and the beautiful snow castle. Entrance Fee Weekdays: Rs 390 per person, Weekends and Holidays: Rs 490 per person .Ghati Subramanya Temple Ghati Subramanya is an ancient Hindu temple, built in Dravidian tradition, similar to many other temples around Bangalore and Mysore. It is located on the outskirts of Bangalore, about 60 kilometres from the city near Tubagere. It is a popular pilgrimage centre with the presiding deities of both Lord Subramanya as well as Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. It is also an important centre in South India for snake worship.The idol of Lord Subramanya faces eastwards and the idol of Lord Narasimha faces westwards. A huge mirror was placed strategically at the back in the sanctum sanctorum so that devotees can see both deities at the same time.The temple is especially popular with couples who seek blessings to have a child. One of the biggest festivals celebrated here is the Pushya Suddha Shasti. This is believed to be the birthday of Lord Subramanya. The other major festival observed in the temple is Narasimha Jayanthi. Skanda Shasti or the wedding anniversary of the lord is also celebrated in the temple. There are plenty of other attractions within 20 to 30 kilometres of the temple, making this a good option for a weekend getaway. The nearest railway station to the temple is Makali Durga on the Bangalore – Guntakal line.Sangama at Mekedatu Mekedatu meaning ‘goat's leap’ in Kannada, is a place along River Kaveri in Kanakapura Taluk about 100 kilometres from Bangalore. The place where River Arkavati meets Kaveri is called Sangama or the confluence. About 3.5 kilometers downstream, the river, which is more than 150 meters wide at the confluence, flows through the hardly 10-meter-wide gorge at Mekedatu. This is such a narrow spot that one would imagine that even a goat could leap across it. The place gets its name from an incident that is believed to have taken place a long time ago. Legend goes that a goat being chased by a tiger saved its life by leaping from one side of the gorge and crossing over the river, leaving the tiger behind. Another version of this myth says that the goat (meke) that is believed to have leapt across the river was Lord Shiva in disguise.National Gallery of Modern Art OverviewThe National Gallery of Modern Art in Bangalore is located in the grand Manikyavelu Mansion on Palace Road, which was once the property of the Mysore royal family. The heritage building is now a modern museum with a refurbished auditorium, an open air theatre, a library, offices and art storage, a cafeteria, and a museum shop cum facilitations block. The gallery has an impressive collection of India’s changing art forms over the last 150 years starting from about 1857. Opening Closing Time 10 am to 5 pm (Daily except Monday) Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum OverviewThe Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) is more like a Science Centre because it has interactive exhibits unlike the usual stationary models of a museum. Each floor of this museum is dedicated to a scientific discipline. The first floor has the ‘Fun Science Gallery’ that displays exhibits on sciences of sound, optics, fluids, math and perception. The ‘Engine Hall’ exhibits engines of automobiles, industrial machines, a jet aircraft engine, and other mechanical devices. Similarly, there is an ‘Electro Technic Gallery’ that contains interactive electrical exhibits that work on the basic principles of electricity, electronics and communication. The ‘Space Gallery’ is about rocket science and the history of space exploration.The museum also has a 3D theater, which uses technology from LightSpeed, USA. The theatre shows fascinating films on deep sea diving and the brain using 3D effects. Opening Closing Time Kasturba road, Bangalore | Phone: 080 2286 4114 For Kids The museum has a special gallery called ‘Science for Children’ that has exhibits, which engage children in fun science activities. The gallery has a giant piano and a pin-wall where children can make impressions of their body parts. Another virtual game area allows children to play music using virtual instruments. Entrance Fee Adults: Rs 20, Students: Rs 10 (Free for children below 5 years)