Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Golf...my favorite...

Golf is my favorite game. I have learnt it from my father. Not only for me, but for many people in the world, golf is remaining as the most favorite game. It gives me pleasure when I play golf. I would like to say a few word about my most favorite game, which is golf. Many people think that golf is an expensive game and they stay away from playing golf. It is not true. Any one who has interest and passion in golf can enjoy playing it.
A courage strains after the corpse.

It is the most exciting part of my year. Every year, I make plans to play golf and I search for many golf packages. Every time I get satisfied with golf and they stay in my memory all the time.

If you are looking out for golf vacations or golf packages, I would like to suggest you to go for Beach Golf. They are offering a good service and guidance in Golf. They have a variety of golf vacations and golf packages from which you can pick the one that attracts or well, interests you.

In my every single year planner, there will be a space for Beach which makes my whole year a pleasure one. I would like to thank the Myrtle people for giving me a memorable golf events every year. You can check out the Myrtle golf web site to know more about their services and guidances. You can also get helps from them which will guide you in making your golf vacation plans. I welcome every one in to the world of Golf, which is exciting and makes your life, a happy one.

EMILY ELIZABETH DICKINSON:-2

EMILY ELIZABETH DICKINSON



Her artistic technique minimizes smoothness, especially its disregard for niceties of rhyme and places full emphasis on substance.



Because of her shyness, she did not circulate her work widely, and only a handful of her poems were published during her lifetime.



After her death, hundreds of her lyrical jewels were discovered and brought to life in the pages of posthumous works. Many were finished and studiously copied, while others were clearly not yet where the author wanted takes them. The first collection of Emily Dickinson’s work was published in 1890, but the third was not issued until 1945.



Her poems speak of great renunciation and hint that the “atom” she preferred was an unnamed married man, but this attachment seems to have been more a matter of introverted devotion than outgoing passion.

EMILY ELIZABETH DICKINSON:

The daughter of a prominent lawyer, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, where the spent nearly her entire life. She attended Amherst Academy and spent one year at Mary Lyon’s Female Seminary in South Hadley, now Mount Holyoke College. An extremely shy and introspective person, she remained quietly at home and did not travel, from the time she was 19 until her death. After she was 30 she withdrew more and more from casual contact with the world in order to concentrate on her writing.



Emily Dickinson’s work is remarkable for its defiance of Victorian convention, for its absolute honestly, for its intensity and for the way that the author displayed such reverence for intrinsic values.

Alarm to save a life...

No one in the world will deny a particular statement. It is none other than a saying which tells the importance of having a good health. The statement goes like this, "If health is lost, every thing is lost". It is very true. We can get back wealth, assets, friends and every other things if we lost them. But when we lose our health, we will lose everything. Therefore we have to give more prioritry to health. When it comes to elders' health like our grand father or grand mother or both of their health, we have to be even more careful about it.

Let me ask a question. What will you do when you come to know about a news that your grand father or your grand mother fell down at his / her place when he/she was alone at home?
You will get a shock ultimately right? Most of the grand parents in the world are helpless when they stay alone at home. That too when they meet with some accidents like falling down or any other things happen, they will be helpless to the extent that they cant contact any one and report about the problem.

Technology, as usual, comes here to help the man. You can now fix Alarm at your home, which will help your grand parents greatly when they are alone. There are cases where the grand parents are not even able to push a button. This Alarm would help them to get help in such situtations. Check out the web site to get more information about the new two products that ensure security to your life.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jules Verne

Jules Verne sought to convey mystery by setting his works in places which were unfamiliar, yet believable and realistic. The Mysterious Island (1875) was set on the same, while Captain Hatteras (1866) and The Sphinx of Ice (1897) took place at the poles.



Readers also loved Jules Verne’s books because they had thrilling, fast-paced plots. In the immortal classic Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), the engaging hero Phineas Fogg is constantly in motion, never pausing for more than a couple of days in any one place, because he is taking part in the race of his lifetime.



He had an amazing insight into the trend of scientific invention, and many of his imaginary creations, from the submarine to the fax machine, were actually invented.

JULES VERNE-1

Jules Verne smooth, fast-paced writing style and his detailed descriptive passages truly anticipate the style of twentieth century science fiction. Riding the crest of public interest in science and invention in the nineteenth century, Verne’s books became immensely popular. Not only were they well-paced adventure stories, but they also transported readers to places they had never been. Verne focused the action of his novels in yet unexplored locations like outer space, the bottom of the ocean and deep inside the Earth, but in novels such as The Children of Captain Grant (1868), he carried his readers to South America and Australia, lands that were just as remote and exotic for most Europeans as the moon.

JULES VERNE

The father of modern science fiction, Jules Verne was born in Nates, studied law in Paries, and wrote for the stage before he began contributing science fiction to the Magazine of Education. His enormously successful Five weeks in a Balloon (1863) was the first of a long series of imaginative tales which exploited popular interest in the actual and potential achievements of nineteenth century science.

His success continued with A Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864 and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea in 1870. The latter of which featured the legendary arch-villain Captain Nemo, skipper of the enormous submarine Nautilus.

FYODOR DOSTOEVSKI-3

While he was out of Russia, he wrote The Idiot (1868) and The Eternal Husband (1870) and began The Possessed. Back in St. Petersburg, he completed this tale, which attacked the embryonic Russian revolutionary movement. HE also composed the novels A Raw Youth (1875) and The Brothers Karamazov (1879-1880), his crowning achievement.



In his last years he took time off from the writing of fiction to start work on his memoirs. He commented on current events and his opinions on a wide variety of topics, including the virtues of Russian folklore and Russia’s messianic destiny. He contributed these to a conservative weekly which he edited in 1873.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

WALT WHITMAN-3

The 1860s saw the beginning of a growing recognition of Whitman. The year 1871 saw the publication not only of the fifth regular edition of Leaves of Grass, but also of Democratic Vistas, a book about post-Civil War America. On February 22, 1873, in Camden. Partially recovered, he spent several summers on a nearby farm and traveled extensively in the East, the Far West (1879) and in Canada (1880). He published Specimen Days and Collect (1882) and November Boughs (1888). In 1888, another strike confined him to a wheelchair, but he continued to write and to visit with the many admirers who traveled to Camden.

WALT WHITMAN-2

Whitman refused, as a rule, to employ regular rhythms. Although his poem in conventional meter, “O Captain! My Captain!” is his most popular. His verse is not rhymed, and the line lengths are not metrical units, but units corresponding to the cadences of oral delivery.

Between 1857 and 1859, Whitman was an editor of The Brooklyn Daily Times. When the Civil War began, Whitman became a volunteer nurse in Washington, supporting himself by reporting for various newspapers and by working part time in an army paymaster’s office. After the war, he worked in the attorney general’s office.

Drum Taps, based on his war experiences, was published in 1865. Although he was never in actual combat, some scholars have called him, with some justification, “a war-born poet” because he drew so much from the soldiers he met.

WALT WHITMAN

Considered by some to be the greatest American poet of the nineteenth century, Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Long Island. His temperance novel Franklin Evans; or The Inebriate was published in the magazine The New World (1842), and he also published a number of sentimental poems.

In 1848, Whitman became editor of an antislavery newspaper, The Freeman, and between 1850 and 1854, he supported himself by working for several newspapers, contributing to various periodicals, and in partnership with his father, building and selling houses.

In 1855, Whitman published the first collection of his new poetry in free verse, Leaves of Grass. It was an extraordinary publication, and is considered one of the most interesting first editions in American literature. His thoughts were influenced by that of the Quakers and of the French and American romanticists, particularly Ralph Waldo Emerson. “I was simmering, simmering,” wrote Whitman. “Emerson brought me to a boil.”

GEORGE ELIOT-3

The result was Romola (1863). It was her longest and most complex work, but lacked the charm of her earlier fiction. Felix Holt, the radical (1866) was a melodramatic story of a young political reformer. Poetry in this book prepared her readers for The Spanish Gypsy (1868), a laborious effort in verse which enjoyed popularity though it never approached true poetry.

Her last works were Middlemarch (1871-1872), in which she returned to the study of provincial manners, Daniel Deronda (1876), a fictionalized view of Zionism, and Impressions of Theophrastus such (1879), was a collection of short stories. After Lewes’ death she edited some of his unpublished work and established the George Lewes scholarship to aid students engaged in scientific work. In May 1880, she married John Walter Cross, an intimate friend of both Lewes and herself, but she died in December of the same year.

GEORGE ELIOT-2

George Eliot tales of country life formed the collection Scenes from Clerical Life (1858), which made her one of the most important English writers of her time. However, because of discrimination against women writers, she wrote under the pseudonym “George Eliot”.

Adam Bede (1859), her fist novel, brilliantly displayed her talent for evoking background and atmosphere, and won her an even wider audience. In 1860, she published the auto biographical Mill on the Floss, a revealing analysis of a child’s emotions and reactions. It was followed by Silas Marner (1861), a story of a country miser. In 1861 she visited Italy in search of a theme for a historical novel.

GEORGE ELIOT

Known by her pen name, George Eliot, Mary Ann Evans was born in a village in Warwickshire and attended school in Coventry. From 1853 she was assistant editor of a local newspaper, The Westminster Review and formed close friendships with a number of distinguish writers and philosophers, notably Herbert Spencer and George Henry Lewes. She fell in love with Lewes and lived happily together until Lewes’ death in 1878; although Lewes remained married to his estranged first wife.

At the suggestion of Lewes she made her first attempt at fiction, and in 1856 produced a short story, “The Sad Fortune of the Reverend Amos Barton,” which was published in Blackwood’s Magazine (1857).

Friday, July 3, 2009

reasons for failure - 2

Constantly seek approval and validation from others
Bragging
Submissive or timid behavior
Lack of assertiveness
Conformist Behavior – Giving in to peer pressure in order to be accepted.
Attention seeking behavior and the class room - Clown

• Indecisiveness due to lack of courage and fear of criticism
• Anti-Social and withdrawn
• Lack of sense of direction and an I don’t care attitude
• Cannot give or accept compliments graciously
• Too much emphasis on material things
• Shabbily dressed
• Taker not contributor

REASONS FOR FAILURE - LOW SELF ESTEEM OR THINKING “I’M AVERAGE”

Self Esteem is the way we think about ourselves. Our opinion of ourselves critically influences performance, relationships and accomplishment. Low self Esteem does not entertain conviction, competence or Accountability, causes pessimism, unfulfilled relationships, and insensitivity and drives away ambition away ambition.

CHARACTERISTICS:

• Gossip Mongers
• Criticize every thing and everyone
• Egoistic, Arrogant and mistakenly believe they know it all
• Close – Minded, prejudiced
• Constantly make excuses – always justifying failures
• Never accept responsibility – always blaming others
• Fatalistic Attitude, waiting for things to happen
• Unwilling to accept criticism, become defensive, jealous by nature
• Exhibition of vulgarity
• Cannot cultivate genuine friends because of lack of genuineness in their part.
• Make promises they know they are not going to keep
• Irritate, bored and also uncomfortable when alone
• Erratic, senseless and imbalanced behavior, sweet and nice to you one day and insulting venomous the next day
• Touchy – Gets hurt easy and becomes dejected, frustrated and depressed
• Lack Confidence:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CHARLOTTE BRONTE and EMILY BRONTE…8

In 1854 Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, who had been a clergyman at Hawoth and returned to aid her father. Charlotte died in the following year, having already written two chapters of a promising fifth novel, to be called Emma.
The revenging character, Heathcliff, is a tragic figure who despite his cruel and brutal traits wins a measure of the reader’s admiration.


Wuthering Heights is a monumental work of English literature. Though it has been widely praised, critics cannot even begin to express the full essence of the novel. Not even Charlotte, who wrote the introduction to the second edition, could summarize the full breath of its power.

CHARLOTTE BRONTE and EMILY BRONTE…7

The symbols of light and darkness in the characters are used with a subtlety and consistency which suggests an influence on William Conrad and James Joyce.

A middle-aged housekeeper tells the story to a gentle young man from the south without really understanding the full importance of the incidents related. HE adds to her story, but, despite his greater range of understanding, he falls short of grasping the essential meaning. These persons serve as the reader’s representatives in the midst of a strange world and aid him in believing in the remarkable events and experiences which are the heart of Emily’s subject.

Friday, May 22, 2009

google pr update

I have got news from my friend. It is going to give shock to few people and happiness to few people. Google is going to do page rank update. This is going to be done for next three days. Bloggers who mainly do blogging for the sake of earning money be careful in these three days. Even I am very scared about my blogs. Those who have weird posts should remove it to save themselves from getting chucked out of page rank. Put as many original posts as possible to save your page rank. I wish all bloggers a good luck to get page ranks and to get saved from the existing one.

RITZ

As a competitor to Tata nano, the maruti company has released a car called maruti ritz. The cost of the car ranges from 3 lakh to four lakhs. The basic model comes with the price 3.25 lakhs. Around five people can go comfortably and it’s a small car similar all other small sized car. The introduction of the car was held recently in india. The manager for sales in india released the car. They are expecting around one million cars sale in india. Let us wait and watch the show.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

India and elections

The elections in India got over recently. Everybody would have seen the media about the results. It is the congress party that won the game. The exit polls and other reviews about the election were always confusing this time. No one got a clear picture about the winner till the results came. Even during the day of result counting, the results were fluctuating. Only the top leaders have got concrete results. Few top most leaders of a party got chucked out of the game since they have got very less number of votes. This is not BJP’s year. They got screwed to the core. If allowed, the entire BJP leaders may commit suicide. The results went very bad for the BJP. BJP has started the election campaigning a year ago. They have been campaigning in internet, public toilets and in many places. But the sad news is, the time doesn’t turn for them. BJP can wind up their venture and should run away from India.

SSLC results…

The SSLC (secondary school leaving certificate) exams got over a month ago. Now it’s the results time. Like the Newton’s law, “For every action, there is an equivalent re action”, the results are going to be announced tomorrow. The controller of exams told the media that the results for 10th standard (both matriculation and state board) will be announced on 23rd may 2009 at 9:00 am. I pray that the results would be a positive for all and I wish all the tenth standard students a good luck and get success in every good thing they do in their life.

Friday, May 1, 2009

AMBITION OF LIFE...

A person without ambition is like a ship floating aimlessly. Such a person has no destination to reach. He gets nowhere. He achieves next to nothing in life.
Having ambition in life is very worthwhile. But just having one is not enough. Whatever the ambition, there has to be continuous effort towards achieving it. If a person has a target but does nothing, it is like day dreaming or just having a pious resolution.
There are different ambitions with different persons. The ambition varies from person to person depending on family background, upbringing, social position and economic condition. Some people have an ambition to amass wealth no matter how. That is why some parents ask for huge dowries at the time of marriage of their sons. At times, persons with such aim get into anti-social activity like smuggling, black marketing. Thus corruption spreads.
However, money is not everything in life. Man does not live by money alone. Some wish to become famous like artistes, journalists, scientists, sports persons and others. Along with getting well known they earn a lot of money too. There are others who neither want wealth nor fame but wish to serve humanity at large. Under this category come people like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa gave abundant care and love to the destitute.
For glamorous life, some young folk may choose to become film artistes. If a person succeeds in this profession, both wealth and fame are there. At present times, many wish to go abroad for settling down there. Here one earns a lot and has also to spend a lot. As far as I am concerned, I wish to have neither untold wealth nor fame. And working for the cine world does not appeal to me. Becoming a politician is also ruled out as it is said politics is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I have ambition of becoming a teacher. There are justifiable reasons for my choice. First, less than 50 per cent of the country's population is illiterate. They are steeped in ignorance. They are superstitious. By becoming a teacher I will be able to do something about widespread illiteracy, ignorance and superstition.
Second, though there is not much money in the profession, it is yet a noble profession. The profession will enable me to bring into action the Gandhi’s principle of simple living and high thinking.
Third, my aim will enable me to serve the cause of education. According to Plato, education is the turning of the inner eye towards light. My being a teacher will help me in this task.
Fourth, the teaching profession calls for missionary zeal and a sense of dedication. I think I have these qualities in good measure. There is aptitude for the teaching profession. My work as a teacher will give me job satisfaction. I will get what I have aimed for in life.
Last, students of today are citizens of tomorrow. The profession will enable me to make my contribution in the building of pupils' character. As Swami Vivekananda has said they will become men. I will also instill the spirit of nationalism and patriotism in them. My ambition is character-building and I will spare no effort achieving it Dr S. Radhakrishnan is my role model.

FULL OF LOVE...

Meditation is way of living full of love and consciousness. It is not about going to temples, praying hurriedly and yet continues living life mechanically and accidentally. Meditation means to bring spiritual awareness to each act big and small.

The quality of love and acts of meditation go hand in hand. If you meditate, says Osho, you will be simply loving; it will be just a quality of your being. And then it has a different flavour and does not create a bondage. Then you share unconditionally and your love is just the way you naturally are.

Osho tells a story. Once a mystic was traveling with his disciples. They come to a sarai. In the morning, the keeper of the sarai offered tea and snacks. While they were drinking their tea, suddenly, the keeper fell at the master's feet, ecstatic crying with joy.

The disciples were puzzled. How could he know that this person was the master? It was supposed to be a secret and the disciples were told that nobody ought to be told who the master is. They were all dressed alike.

The master was moving incognito. Who has told this sarai-keeper? The disciples looked worried. They inquired, but nobody had told; nobody had even talked to that man, the owner. The master said: "Don't feel puzzled. Ask this man himself, how he recognized me. Nobody has told him; he has recognized."

So they asked: "We cannot recognize. Even we are suspicious about whether he is truly enlightened or not, and we have lived with him for many years. Still, a suspicion somewhere goes on lurking. How have you recognized?"

The man said: "I have been serving tea and breakfast and food to thousands of people. I have been watching thousands of people, and I have never come across a man who has looked with such deep love at the teacup. I could not help but recognize. I know all sorts of people passing from here but I have never seen anybody looking at the teacup with such love, as if somebody is looking at one's beloved."

Osho explains that this man must have had a totally different quality; he must be full of love. Otherwise, who looks at a teacup with such love? A teacup is a teacup. You have to use it. It is a utility. You do not look at it with love.

In fact, you do not look at your own wife with love. She is a utility, a teacup is just to be used and kept aside. You do not look at your husband with love. The husband is a means.

Love is possible only when everything becomes the end. Then even a teacup has the quality of the beloved.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Microcontroller

A single chip of microcontroller is obtained by integrating all components of a microcomputer in one IC package. Hence it will contain its own clock generator, ROM or EEPROM, RAM and I/O parts with some additional features like timer/counter. It can act as master as well as slave. It is more reliable and cost is less. For the memory and the less cost we are using P89V51RD2 controller.

The P89V51RD2 is an 80C51 microcontroller with 64 kB Flash and 1024 bytes of data RAM.A key feature of the P89V51RD2 is its X2 mode option. The design engineer can choose to run the application with the conventional 80C51 clock rate (12 clocks per machine cycle) or select the X2 mode (6 clocks per machine cycle) to achieve twice the throughput at the same clock frequency. Another way to benefit from this feature is to keep the same performance by reducing the clock frequency by half, thus dramatically reducing the EMI

GSM

This block diagram explains the work flow of the project. Here the controller is having the bidirectional path with gsm modem that enables to receive and send sms to the user. Numerical keypad is used to get the input from the user and the display used to show the status to the user. RTC will be having the current time and that will fed to the controller. Finally the print out will obtained from the thermal printer.
Each station will have a destination code, user have to type the destination code in-between two hash symbols and sent it to the toll free no (system end) So that the controller verifies the destination code and checks whether the user have sufficient balance, if so then it generates random no then sends it to the user mobile no simultaneously assigns printer to hold print certain data until a second enable from the controller , as soon as the user enter the random no via key pad controller sends printer the second enable , so that the user can collect the print out(ticket).

IMPLEMENTATION- GSM

 The user will send the SMS to the system end (tool free number) for railway ticket.
 The system end will send reply SMS (5 digit random number) to user’s mobile phone.
 The cost of the railway ticket will be reduced from mobile balance.
 The random no along with the user ph no has to be entered in the keypad for collecting ticket.
 Railway ticket will be collected from the thermal printer.

GSM

The system we have microcontroller unit , thermal printer , display unit, keypad , real time clock(RTC) and GSM modem. The RTC is used for which time and date the person getting reply message.
The GSM device receives all the data through the serial communicating device with a microcontroller kit and then sends data to the corresponding mobile. We have the data displayed in a mobile, which is considered as the SYSTEM END .

GSM

The main objective of our project is to provide an effective railway ticketing system that is based on GSM technology .It includes getting railway tickets via our own mobile phone. The cost of ticket will be debited from our mobile balance .It is a time saving application where no need to read the board (please tender exact change).This project is used for getting railway ticket in easy way instead of searching for exact change. (rupee changes)
In this project we have two main units one is USER END (mobile phone) and another is SYSTEM END (Automatic Ticket vending machine which is placed in railway ticket counter).The user just have to send an SMS to get the railway ticket in reply from the SYSTEM END , user will receive FOUR digit password. This password has to enter in machine to receive a railway ticket. That cost of the railway ticket will be reduced from user mobile balance.

STEPHEN KING-3

As an actor, King has appeared in Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), Maximum Overdrive (1986) and Creepshow II (1988). He was the creator and writer of the TV miniseries The Stand (1994).

Having read horror and science fiction from an early age, King had developed an intuitive sense of what readers enjoy in a good horror novel. He uses abrupt plot twists for shock value and loves to create imaginary worlds where his characters no longer control their environment. In a Stephen King novel, the characters are completely at the mercy of others, whether those “others” are dark supernatural forces, strange monsters, flesh and blood villains or demons from within themselves.

Among his other interests, King occasionally finds time to play guitar in a rock band called the Rock Bottom Remainders, which is composed entirely of fellow authors, including humorist and columnist Dave Berry and Amy Tan.

STEPHEN KING-2

His major break came with his novel Carrie, (1974), a runaway best seller about a young girl whose psychic powers include telekinesis.

His subsequent works explore witchcraft and various aspects of the occult to both frighten and delight the readers that make each one into a best seller. Notable among them are, which Salem’s Lot (1975), The Shining (1976), Firestarter (1980), Cujo (1981), Different Seasons (1982), Christine (1983), Pet Semetary (1983), Skeleton Crew (1986), The Tommyknockers (1987), The Dark Half (1989), The Stand (1990), Four Past Midnight (1990), The Darj Tower III: the Waste Lands (1991), Needful Things (1991), Gerald’s Game (1992) and Dolores Claiborne (1992). King also created an original screenplay for Sleepwalkers(1991).

TOM CLANCY-3

In Debt of Honor (1994), Clancy examined the real world issues of Japanese American economic competition, the fragility of America’s financial system, and the hazards of US military downsizing.

An avid supporter of the US military, Clarcy works in an office lined with war games, books on weapons and government produced maps, all tributes to his lifelong fascination with technology and the military. In turn, he uses his books to advocate a strong American military posture.

The success of his books has resulted in his access to a wide variety of sources and information within military and intelligence intelligence circles that sets Clancy apart from other writers of military thrillers.

TOM CLANCY-2

Clancy, who originated the literary genre known as the technothriller, established himself as a master at building realistic fictional scenarios by “turning up the volume” on current events and foreign relations. His second novel, Red Storm Rising, took on a US-Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern was scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Subsequent best seller included Patriot Games, which dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin, which focused on spies, secrets and star wars; Clear and Present Danger, concerned a war on drugs; and The Sum of All Fears centered on post Cold War attempts by terrorists to rekindle US-Soviet animosity.

TOM CLANCY

In 1984, Tom Clancy was an obscure Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history and only a letter to the editor and a brief article on the MX missile to his credit. Decades earlier, he had majored in English at Baltimore’s Loyola College and dreamed of writing a novel. It was his passion for military facts and figures and his deep him the necessary background to achieve that dream.

His first novel, The Hunt for Red October (1984), is about a Russian submarine captain who defects, along with his sub, to the United States was a best seller. The book reached The New York Times best-seller list after President Ronald Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn” and “non-putdownable.”

ALICE WALKER

Alice walker was a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholar in 1966 and took first place in the American Scholar essay contest (1967)

Notes for her strong advocacy of social justice Alice Walker’s early work included Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems (1973), which earned a National Book Award nomination and a Lillian Smith Award from the Southern Regional Council and In Love and Trouble (1973), a series of stories about black women. Her book Meridian (1976) is considered one of the best novels of the Civil Rights struggle and You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down (1981) combines that theme with her feminist ideals.

ALICE WALKER

The Color Purple, published in 1982, is a family epic that deals with the theme of the abuse of women as seen through the eyes of Celie, a southern black woman. The novel earned a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the American Book Award for 1983, as well as a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination.

Since the early 1980s, Alice Walker’s works have included In Search Of Our Mother’s Gardens (1983); Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (1984); To Hell With Dying (1988); The Temple of My Familiar (1989)l and possessing the Secret of Joy (1992). She contributed to Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers & Daughters (1993) and Everyday Use (1994).

ALICE WALKER

Alice Malsenior Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia, the daughter of a sharecropper. Her life in the rural South gave her the first hand knowledge of social injustices that would later be so influential to her writing. Her book, The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), dealt with the story of a black tenant farmer who deserted his family and returned after suffering humiliation in the North to kill his wife.

Having graduated from Sarah Lawrence Collage in 1966, she was writer in residence and a teacher of black studies at Jackson State Collage (1968-1969), Tougaloo College (1970-1971), and a lecturer in literature at both Wellesley and the University of Massachusetts from 1972 to 1973.

In the 1960s, she was active in the support of the Civil Rights movement and she became an outspoken feminist in the 1970s.

SAM SHEPARD

Among his non theatrical fiction is Hawk Moon: A Book of Short Stories, Poems and Monologues (1981) and Rolling Thunder Logbook (1987), as well as Motel Chronicles.

His rough, angular face is best recalled, however, from his work as an actor in such films as Renaldo and Clara (1978); Days of Heaven (1978); Resurrection (1980); Raggedy Man (1981), Frances (1982); and as test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983), for which he was nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar. In this role, he portrayed a man much like the heroes in his own plays. He went on to play the lead in the film version of his own Fool For Love in 1985.

He has also appeared in Country (1984); Crimes of the Heart (1986); Steel Magnolias (1989); Hot Spot (1990); Bright Angel (1991); Defenseless (1991); Thunderheart (1992), and The Pelican Brief (1993)

SAM SHEPARD

His more recent works include States of Shock (1991) and Sympatico (1993).

Sam Shepard has also penned a number of screenplays that pursue his themes of rebellious loners in a violent or hostile world, many of which are based on his plays. Among them are Me and My Brother (1967) Zabriski Point (1970) and Renaldo and Clara (1978) as well as his great Fool For Love (1986). In 1983, German director Wim Wenders commissioned him to adapt his 1982 book motel Chronicles for the screen. The result was the screenplay for Paris, Texas (1984), which won the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival. It was the story of a reunion of father and son.

SAM SHEPARD

His early work included Cowboys (1964) and The Rock Garden (1964). He received Obie Awards for Chicago (1965); Icarus’ Mother; (1966) La Turista (1967);Forensic and the Navigators (1867); Action (1974) and Curse of the Starving Class; (1977, Obie Award 1977); Buried Child (1978) earned him the Pulitzer Prize in Drama as well as an Obie. This play, along with Savage Love (1979) and True West (1981), were violent portrayals of American family life told through black humor.

His best-known work is the 1983 play Fool for Love, which won an Obie Award. It is a story of love and incest set in the American West.

Continuing to explore the mythic dimensions of Western lore, he published The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Even of Killing His Wife in 1983. He followed this with A Lie of the Mind (1985), which won the New York Drama Critic’s Circle Award 1986).

Friday, April 17, 2009

ROLE OF INTELLECTUALS…

An intellectual is a person who relies on intellect rather than on emotion or feelings. His faculty of thinking is of a very high order. He seeks knowledge of a high order in his field. He is a rational to the hilt. He presents new ideas. Verily he represents the brain of society.

Socrates, a Greek philosopher, preached the principle that knowledge is also power. Plato, another Greek philosopher, gave his people the idea of philosopher king’s rule. He favoured a government run by intellectuals and specialists.

Great intellectuals have worked for the welfare of the people. In India, we have the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House, comprising intellectuals representing different walks of life. Their expertise is made use of. Members of the Rajya Sabha deliberate with a view to prodding the government to take welfare measures for the welfare of the people. They give liberally of their time and would not brook any injustice.

Their sacrifice is tremendous. For instance, Socrates had to drink hemlock. Jesus Christ was crucified. Karl Marx, who wrote Das Kapital suffered hardships. Swami Dayanand was poisoned. Mahatama Gandhi was shot by a fanatic.

Karl Marx, died in squalor, but he gave new hope to the neglected working class. Jesus Christ who gave a message of love and compassion to mankind became immortal when he was crucified. Gandhi gave his life preaching non-violence, truth, service and brotherhood. Intellectuals have a humanizing role in society.

Intellectuals, by and large, live for others. Lenin devoted his life for the upliftment of the working class. In India, Gandhi preached truth and non-violence as a way of life. He wrested power from the British through satyagraha a novel peaceful technique. Gandhi became a martyr like Socrates and Jesus Christ.

By their revolutionary ideas, intellectuals were able to bring about vast changes in the state and society. The ideas evolved and propounded by Gautam Buddha, Adi Shandaracharya, Nanak, Dayanand, Ramakrishna Paramhans, Vivekananda and others have had profound affect on the life of Indians. Their teachings hold good to this day. Today there is so much stress and strain around the life and teachings of these intellectuals give us peace and show us the way. We learn the art of living.

India, now needs most the intellectuals in different professions. Communalism is raising its head. Regionalism is dividing the people on linguistic lines. Anti-national and separatist forces are surfacing. Terrorism sponsored by a neighbor is on the increase.

Social evils remain. Corruption is found here and there. The country stands at the cross roads to follow the same path as in the past or to follow a new path leading the country to lasting peace, progress and prosperity. In the latter case, intellectuals have a great role to play.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

AIN'T IT CUTE...







THIS IS TERRIBLE !!

WHOH!!!... CHECK THIS OUT...THE MOST DANGEROUS SPECIES IN THE PLANT

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Before making any commitments......... Wash her face! !
[NOTE:NO HARD FEELING WOMEN]

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Accidental discoveries count 5 & 6 & 7

Teflon:
Teflon was invented accidentally by Roy Plunkett of Kinetic Chemicals in 1938. Plunkett was attempting to make a new CFC refrigerant, the perfluorethylene polymerized (say that 3 times fast!) in a pressurized storage container. In this original chemical reaction, iron from the inside of the container acted as a catalyst.
Artificial Sweetener:

Like many artificial sweeteners, the sweetness of cyclamate was discovered by accident. Michael Sveda was working in the lab on the synthesis of anti-fever medication. He put his cigarette down on the lab bench and when he put it back in his mouth he discovered the sweet taste of cyclamate. Cancer inducing Aspartame was discovered in 1965 by James M. Schlatter, a chemist working for G.D. Searle & Company. Schlatter had synthesized aspartame in the course of producing an anti-ulcer drug candidate. He discovered its sweet taste serendipitously when he licked his finger, which had accidentally become contaminated with aspartame.


Brandy:

Initially wine was distilled as a preservation method and as a way to make the wine easier for merchants to transport. It was also thought that wine was originally distilled to lessen the tax which was assessed by volume. The intent was to add the water removed by distillation back to the brandy shortly before consumption. It was discovered that after having been stored in wooden casks, the resulting product had improved over the original distilled spirit. No one is sure who it was that discovered the delightful taste of this distilled liquor, but he was clearly guided by God in its discovery for the betterment of man.



Accidental discoveries count 3 & 4

the third discovery was the
Potato Chips:
Wierd huh...yeah the first potato chip was invented by George Crum (half American Indian half African American) at Moon’s Lake House near Saratoga Springs, New York, on August 24, 1853. He was fed up with the constant complaints of a customer who kept sending his potatoes back to the kitchen because they were too thick and soggy. Crum decided to slice the potatoes so thin that they couldn’t be eaten with a fork. Against Crum’s expectation, the customer was ecstatic about the new chips. They became a regular item on the lodge’s menu under the name “Saratoga Chips” and a large contributing factor of the Western world’s obesity problems.

And the forth Accidental discoveries is

Microwave:

Percy LeBaron Spencer of the Raytheon Company was walking past a radar tube and he noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket melted. Realizing that he might be on to a hot new product he placed a small bowl of corn in front of the tube and it quickly popped all over the room. Tens of millions of lazy cooks now have him to thank for their dull food!


now don't just sit around go bake something for you to munch on...


Accidental discoveries count 2

Now here for the second accidental discoverie...

LSD:
As part of a large research program searching for medically useful ergot alkaloid derivatives,Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann LSD was first synthesized Its psychedelic properties were unknown until 5 years later, when Hofmann, acting on what he has called a “peculiar presentiment,” returned to work on the chemical. While re-synthesizing LSD-25 for further study on April 16, 1943, Hofmann became dizzy and was forced to stop work. In his journal, Hofmann wrote that after becoming dizzy he proceeded home and was affected by a “remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness”. Hofmann stated that as he lay in his bed he sank into a not unpleasant “intoxicated like condition” which was characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. He stated that he was in a dreamlike state, and with his eyes closed he could see uninterrupted streams of “fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors.” The condition lasted about two hours after which it faded away.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Accidental discoveries count 1


Some of man’s greatest discoveries have been made entirely by accident. If it weren’t for many of these things, life would be very different for us.

Penicillin:

A Scientist named Sir Alexander Fleming was studying Staphylococcus long ago(seriously i don't know whats that).He turned up at work one day and discovered a blue-green mould that seemed to be inhibiting growth of the bacteria. He grew a pure culture of the mould and discovered that it was a Penicillium mould.After further experiments, Fleming was convinced that penicillin could not last long enough in the human body to kill pathogenic bacteria, and stopped studying it after 1931, but restarted some clinical trials in 1934 and continued to try to get someone to purify it until 1940.



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