Friday, 15 November 2013

Love Is....












Thursday, 24 October 2013

Women around the World.

Beauty can be different, beauty can be unusual, beauty can be international - but it is always beautiful.

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting.” 
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



“You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her”



A woman's head is always influenced by heart~ Lady Marguerite Blessington



“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it”~Confucius



“Love of beauty is Taste ” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.”
~ Oscar Wilde



God gave women intuition and femininity.~ Farrah Fawcett



“Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful” Ralph Waldo Emerson


"When you're a beautiful person on the inside, there is nothing in the world that can change that about you."~ Sasha Azevedo



“For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”~ Ivan Panin


“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”



“The difference between pretty and beautiful is - pretty is temporal - whereas beautiful is eternal.”



“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart”~ Kahlil Gibran




"The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart”~ Helen Keller






"Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” ~ Sophia Loren




“When you look closely people are so strange & so complicated that they're actually beautiful.”



"Women are always beautiful." ~ Ville Valo


"To get to a woman's heart, a man must first use his own."

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Animals in Uniform

For centuries, animals have been used to help fight wars. Before there were tanks, soldiers rode their horses into battle. Pack animals such as camels, mules, and horses carried ammunition and supplies. Many other animals have been called upon to do their duty. Here's a salute to animals in war.

Elephants

  • Battle elephants were used by Hannibal of Carthage when he crossed the Alps to fight the Romans. Elephants with carriages on their backs were able to hold four soldiers. Hannibal's elephant, Surus, was said to be extremely brave.
  • Alexander the Great conquered India with the help of elephants.
  • The Greek king Pyrrhus and his men rode elephants into battle against the Romans. Although the Greeks won, many men and elephants died. Today “Pyrrhic victory” means a victory won at great cost.
  • In the sixteenth century, Emperor Akbar of India used elephants in battle. The elephants were hung with bells in order to sound frightening, and their trunks were bound to straighten them so that poisoned daggers could be attached to their ends.

Dogs

  • The ancient Romans and Gauls used dogs trained to fight in battle.
  • In the fifteenth century, the Spanish used dog warriors. The dogs wore quilted overcoats into battle.
  • Christopher Columbus used dogs to fight Native Americans.

Cats, Canaries, and Mice

These animals didn't fight, but they were very useful in World Wars I and II.
  • Cats lived with soldiers in trenches, where they killed mice during World War I.
  • Canaries and mice were used during World War II, when soldiers sent them into the tunnels being dug behind enemy lines to detect bad air and poison gas.

Pigeons

  • During World War I, before radiotelephones were used, carrier pigeons took messages between ships at sea.
  • In nineteenth-century Europe, messenger pigeons were sent out two at a time because falcons were trained to attack them, thereby intercepting the message.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Oil paintings of indian village women.

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.


“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” 



The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.” 




We have art in order not to die of the truth.




Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.




A picture is worth a thousand words.




 “When I say artist I mean the one who is building things … some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.”



“Art doesn’t have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful.”




 “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing” ~Pablo Picasso









“As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.”


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Healing Power of Cat.

Those crazy cat ladies might be onto something. According to today’s infographic, our feline friends provide us with more than just emotional support. House cats may actually be contributing to our physical well-being. When a cat purrs within a range of 20-140 Hertz, nearby humans may be therapeutically benefiting from these vibrations. Purring has been linked to lowering stress, decreasing symptoms of Dyspnoea, lessening the chances of having a heart attack, and even strengthening bones.
Pet therapy is apparently gaining momentum in many medical communities, and according to Animal Planet’s website, there is scientific research that suggests pet owners live longer than those without pets.
It seems that our own animals have the ability to relieve us of our troubles, or at least make our worries seem less important. The bond between pets and their owners may never be fully understood (cats in particular have always struck me as magical and mysterious–and now they have healing powers?!) but it’s nice to know having a furry confidant around can add years to our lives.
So, if you’re trying to convince Mom and Dad to let you get a kitty, go show them this info graphic, and stop by your local animal shelter! 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Say It with Flowers.

If you send someone a single rose you are sending a message of love. You can send all kinds of messages with flowers. Florigraphy is the language of flowers. Hundreds of flowers and trees have been given meanings and here are some of them.

Flower/TreeMeaning
American ElmPatriotism
American LindenMatrimony
AnemoneExpectation
AppleTemptation
ArborvitaeUnchanging friendship
Ash TreeGrandeur
Aspen TreeLamentation
AzaleaTemperance
Beech TreeProsperity
Birch TreeMeekness
BluebellConstancy
ButtercupIngratitude
ChamomilleEnergy in adversity
CandytuftIndifference
Carnation (Red)Alas! My poor heart!
CedarStrength
Cherry TreeGood education
ChrysanthemumSlighted love
ClematisMental beauty
CoreopsisAlways cheerful
CyclamenShyness
CypressMourning
DandelionWisdom
DaffodilRegard
DaisyWe feel the same
DogwoodDurability
ElmDignity
Fig TreeProlific
Forget-me-notTrue love
FuchsiaTaste
GeraniumComfort
HollyhockAmbition
HoneysuckleGenerosity
Horse ChestnutLuxury
HydrangeaHeartlessness
IrisPower
IvyFidelity
JuniperProtection
LilacFirst Love
Lily of the ValleyReturn of joy
LocustElegance
LupineImagination
MagnoliaLove of nature
Morning GloryAffectation
MulberryWisdom
NasturtiumPatience
Oak TreeHospitality
Orange TreeGenerosity
Pear TreeComfort
Plum TreeFidelity
PoplarCourage
RoseLove
SunflowerHaughtiness
Sweet PeaDelicate pleasure
SycamoreCuriosity
TulipFame
VioletFaithfulness
Walnut TreeIntellect
Weeping WillowMourning
ZinniaAbsent friends

Monday, 17 June 2013

American Sign Language and Braille.


Sign language for the deaf was first systematized in France during the 18th century by Abbot Charles-Michel l'Epée. French Sign Language (FSL) was brought to the United States in 1816 by Thomas Gallaudet, founder of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Conn. He developed American Sign Language (ASL), a language of gestures and hand symbols that express words and concepts.
In many respects, sign language is just like any spoken language, with a rich vocabulary and a highly organized, rule-governed grammar. But in sign language, information is processed through the eyes rather than the ears. Thus, facial expression and body movement play an important part in conveying information.
In spoken language, the relationship between most words and the objects and concepts they represent is arbitrary—there is nothing about the word “tree” that actually suggests a tree, either in the way it is spelled or pronounced. In the same way, in sign language most signs do not suggest, or imitate, the thing or idea they represent, and must be learned. Sign language may be acquired naturally as a child's first language, or it may be learned through study and practice.
Sign language shares other similarities with spoken languages. Like any living language, ASL grows and changes over time to accommodate native users' needs. ASL also has regional varieties, equivalent to spoken accents, with different signs being used in different parts of the country.


American Manual Alphabet

Along with sign language and lip reading, many deaf people also communicate with the manual alphabet, which uses finger positions that correspond to the letters of the alphabet to spell out words and names.

Manual Alphabet

Sign Language: 'Last Year' or 'One Year Ago'


Braille Alphabet

Braille is a system of printing and writing for the blind created in 1824 by Louis Braille (1809–1852), a French inventor who went blind from an accident when he was three. Each character in Braille is made up of an arrangement of one-to-six raised points used in 63 possible combinations. Braille is read by passing the fingers over the raised characters. A universal Braille code for English-speaking countries was adopted in 1932.

Braille Alphabet

Louis Braille, who became blind from an accident at age 3, developed the Braille System to help teach blind children to read and write. The system of letters, numbers, and punctuation marks consists of six raised points or dots used in 63 possible combinations.

the alphabet in Braille
Alphabet in Braille


numbers and punctuation in Braille
Numbers and Punctuation Marks in Braille

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Biggest Conspiracy Theories of all Times

There are so many conspiracy theories out there, and obviously, many of them are ridiculous. However, it seems equally ridiculous to presume that all conspiracy theories are false. Therefore, I’m sure almost everyone here would agree that at least some conspiracy theories are true. So what I’m wondering is, what are some of the biggest ones?
Here I have compiled some of the biggest conspiracy theories of all times. I may have missed some so feel free to comment and correct me.
Apollo Moon Landing
The Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969 is said to be an elaborate hoax by the US accordingto  some space conspiracy theorists. NASA footage of Moon’s surface is bogus according to some theorists, who claim glaring anomalies such as shadows going in different directions and the US flag blowing in the wind show it was faked.
9/11 Pentagon Conspiracy Theory
There’s a theory that no plane actually hit the Pentagon on September 11 and that the explosion was actually caused by a missile fired from inside it by the Americans.
The Bermuda Triangle
A number of aircraft and ships are alleged to have gone missing in mysterious circumstances in the Bermuda Triangle. Strange goings on and supernatural activity has been reported since the 1950s.
Paul Is Dead
There is an urban legend alleging that Paul McCartney of The Beatles died in 1966 and was replaced by a look-alike and sound-alike. He was supposedly replaced by William Campbell- the winner of a look-alike contest.
Princess Diana’s Death


Some believe that the death of Prince Charles’ ex-wife in a Paris car crash 12 years ago was a murder plot by the Royal family to prevent her from marrying again
The Roswell cover up

Many believe that the US military covered up the crash of an alien spacecraft in Roswell, New Mexico. It has been claimed that various parts of an alien spacecraft and even bodies of extra-terrestrials were retrieved from the scene.
The Illuminati Run the World

The illuminate conspiracy theory holds that the world’s corporate and political leaders are all members of an ancient cabal: Illuminati, Rosicrucian’s, or Freemason.
The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
The JFK assassination is perhaps the most discussed and most widely-accepted conspiracy theory. 
Global Warming is a Fraud

William Gray made a list of 15 reasons for the global warming hysteria. The list includes the need to come up with an enemy after the end of the Cold War. According to him, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stopped giving him research grants, and so did NASA.
Pearl Harbor Was Allowed to Happen

This theory states that President Roosevelt provoked the attack to make Hitler to declare war, since the public and Congress were overwhelmingly against entering the war in Europe. It was his backdoor to war.