Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
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.
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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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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
• 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
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.
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
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
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
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
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
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.
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.
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.
And the forth Accidental discoveries is
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...
As part of a large research program searching for medically useful ergot alkaloid derivatives
Monday, April 13, 2009
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.
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.