November 25, 2009


Few days back while playing with the TV remote, I
got a chance to watch a program titled 'Kaleidoscope'
in Indiavision channel. The title itself seemed to be catchy,
and the program too; being a weekly 30 minute news magazine
which brings us the various aspects of life in Kerala, which
will surely amuse, inspire, and inform and even provoke into a
thoughtful mood. It file best stories they zoom-on in camera
for the viewer to relish. The way of presentation by the anchor
is also quite different in his casual style.
Actually I'm here to share about my curiosity behind the
title: 'Kaleidoscope'. I was hearing that name for
the first time, didnt get any idea about Kaleidoscope.
After googling I got some interesting fasts about this stuff
and I would like to share the same with my friends.

A kaleidoscope is a tube of mirrors containing loose
colored beads, pebbles, or other small colored objects.
The viewer looks in one end and light enters the other end,
reflecting off the mirrors.
Typically there are two rectangular lengthwise mirrors.
Setting of the mirrors at 45° creates eight duplicate
images of the objects, six at 60°, and four at 90°.
As the tube is rotated, the tumbling of the colored
objects presents the viewer with varying colors and
patterns. Any arbitrary pattern of objects shows up as
beautiful symmetric pattern because of the reflections
in the mirrors.

Read more about Kaleidoscope:


PK said...

Sure..its a good program indeed.
Also thanx that I got a chance to recall my childhood, when I had my own kaleidoscope (we called it 'kalidoscope', bought on our temple festival).

Ramkumar said...

It'a the same one that we can buy from temple during festival season ......