Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Manjhi's Myth

We keep on telling ourselves stories that are awe inspiring because our conditions makes us think that we are inevitably small. Take the greatest athletes or the people rising from the dip, eventually we all want to matter. In this fierce competition to change the world, this story about what Dashrath Majhi did, takes the cake.. It's quite simply the stuff of myths. From wikipedia:

Dashrath Manjhi's claim to fame has been the herculean task of single-handedly carving a 360-foot-long (110 m), 25-foot-high (7.6 m) and 30-foot-wide (9.1 m) road by cutting a mountain of Gehlour hills[4] with a hammer, chisel and nails working day and night for 22 years from 1960 to 1982.[5] This passage reduced the distance between Atri and Wazirganj blocks of Gaya district from 70 km to just 7 km, bringing him international acclaim.[6] 

Thanks Subhrajyoti Ghatak

Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where that came from. You can also subscribe to Nuit Blanche by Email, explore the Big Picture in Compressive Sensing or the Matrix Factorization Jungle and join the conversations on compressive sensing, advanced matrix factorization and calibration issues on Linkedin.

No comments: