I just wanted to share that there is a mention of my name in Pune Times of Jan 11th, 2010. There is an article on the upcoming eclipse (on Jan 15th) and I was quoted along with a few other Astro-Enthusiasts. The last names is spelled Chiidambar instead of ChiTambar. :)
Does the date of 11 ring a bell? :) I hope it is not taking it too far!! (I am April 11th Born!)
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
Puneites will get a great opportunity to witness an annular eclipse in the city. PT reports
SANAT SAVANAL Times News Network
IT is a moment that takes place once in a lifetime. On January 15, the city will be privy to a phenomenal event. The longest annular eclipse of the sun will take place this Friday from 11.17 am to 3.07 pm. This event takes place once in 40 years. And astrology enthusiasts in the city are very excited about the occurrence.
Film producer and director Rajendra Prabhu, who has also learnt astrology, explains the importance of the occurrence. “Normally, an eclipse is considered an unlucky phenomenon. The surroundings tend to seem very negative and unhygienic. The eclipse does affect a person to a certain extent. Most importantly, the eclipse should be looked at from a scientific point of view, without giving having any superstitious notions.” With such a rare occurrence taking place, a lot of astrology enthusiasts are taking steps to pass on the information regarding the phenomenon to others.
Project Manager for a software company and amateur astrologer Milind Chidambar explains, “Nothing happens without karma. The eclipse is very important as it delivers karmic effects on a particular person. It is always important to play it safe during this time.”
Astrology enthusiast Kiran Munagekar gives us the lowdown on the eclipse’s effect on our daily lives. “According to the Hindu astrology system, the eclipse will be coming during the period of Makar or Capricorn. The eclipse will have significance in certain areas. People may seem to be more distressed, especially in crowded functions. Accidents are likely to take place during this period. The weather will also be more erratic during this period till February 1.” Kiran also shares the effects on the signs. “Mesha (Aries), Sihn (Leo) and Brishchik (Scorpio) may observe some positive effects. The signs Tula (Libra), Mithun (Gemini), Makar (Capricorn) and Kumbha (Aquaries) may observe some negative effects from the eclipse.” Chartered Accountant Rupam Tripathi, who has a great interest in astrology, is interested in knowing about the effects of the eclipse in her life. “I would really like to know how the eclipse will affect my astrological chart and my daily routine in general. I have a close friend who is an astrologer by hobby, and I am going to consult him on how to make the best of this situation.” But one thing is for sure. This is an amazing phenomenon that shouldn’t be missed by anyone.
Kiran suggests, “The annular eclipse is called the ring of fire. Observe the event with safety, make sure you’re wearing proper glasses. Most importantly, enjoy the event and appreciate it for its beauty and magnificence.” Milind will be sharing his knowledge with his friends and family. “I will advise my near and dear ones to be careful during this period. They should drive safely, don’t hurry to get work done etc. I will do my best to defuse any negative situations amongst friends.”
Rajendra also advises, “There is no need to panic in such a situation. One should understand that astrology should be taken as a guideline, and not as a complete prediction. Be safe, go about daily work with gentle care, and you can enjoy this day like any other.” While one may never truly know what the future holds for us, at least one can take the opportunity to observe a rare event.