We know TAJ MAHAL as a symbol of love But d other lesser known facts :
1. Mumtaz was Shahjahan’s 4th wife, out of his 7 wives (great)
2. Shah jahan killed Mumtaz’s husband to marry her (excellent)
3. Mumtaz died in her 14th delivery (wow)
4. He then married Mumtaz’s sister (amazing) Where d Hell is LOVE ???
(LOVE HAS GONE INTO THE SAMADHI)
LOVE IS IN THE EYES & MINDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED THESE STUPID STORIES AND WENT ‘GA GA’ OVER IT. ALSO, HOWEVER MUCH IT IS TOLD “OUR GREAT PEOPLE & HISTORIANS WOULD NOT BELIEVE, THAT EXISTED IN THESE STORIES. THE MOGHUL & INFACT MOST OF THE MUSLIM KINGS/COMMONERS CASE IS THE SAME. HISTORIANS DUPED US TO A GREAT EXTENT AND NOW THE THIRD RATE SECULAR POLITICIANS.
JAI HO ??????????????
AKBAR was called “GREAT” by Historians and SHIVAJI termed as the “MOUNTAIN RAT” by the same historians. How much GREAT AKBAR was seen in his NAVROSA conducted every POURNIMA day to draw beautiful ladies in to the Moghul garden – invitation sent in the name of QUEEN. There Akbar used to select His ‘bride’ for the night. AND where as SHIVAJI, was furious with his own General, for capturing a Muslim queen during a battle and sent her back with all the Honours. THIS IS THE CULTURE WE HOLD HIGH, BUT THE SECULARISTS & OTHERS SEE THAT WHAT AKBAR & OTHERS DID WAS GREAT.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 18.08.2011)
Gila cliff dwellings
Abo Ruins, south of Albuquerque, NM
Alamogordo Space Center and White Sands
Bisti wilderness area NM
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
[Contributed by: TUNA on 06/03/2013]
Ernest Hemingway’s typewriter reeked of brandy and cigarettes. The top cover was missing. Family members told the collector who obtained the typewriter that Hemingway likely tore it off in frustration.
“They said they would not be surprised the reason that cover was missing was because while he was trying to replace a ribbon, he got mad at the machine, ripped off the cover, and threw it,” said documentary filmmaker Gary Nicholson, citing Hemingway’s family members.
Some have polished wood and glass keys, others are lined with silver and gold. Each typewriter is unique, with its own fingerprint, and each grows in character with every keystroke beneath the hands of the writer who wields it.
Although they used to sit on the desk of every writer, typewriters have slowly faded into the liquid crystal glow of the computer age. In May 2010, Nicholson and filmmaker Christopher Lockett came across an article on Wired.com about the last generation of typewriter repairmen.
The two decided to set out and find out whether the typewriter is really dead. This became the premise of their upcoming documentary film, “The Typewriter (In the 21st Century).”
The answer to their question came quickly. “The typewriter is still around. It’s going to stay around for a very long time,” Nicholson said.
What they found was a whole community of people who still use typewriters, from filmmakers and authors, to bloggers and programmers.
“It’s definitely not dead,” Nicholson said. “It was really amazing how many people are still involved with typewriters, especially in this day and age.”
Everyone has their reasons for turning to the old fashioned machines. Some writers use them because there are no distractions—no e-mail, no chatting on Facebook and Twitter. “A lot of people have told us it’s about slowing down,” Nicholson said. “It’s simple. It does one thing: it types.”
Others just enjoy the feel of a typewriter. “They like the feel of the paper, and the smell of the ink, and that ‘tap, tap, tap,’” Nicholson said, adding that many writers believe the loud tap of a typewriter “gets their creative juices flowing, and without that they wouldn’t be able to really write.”
Many others began their work on typewriters and simply never moved on to computers.
They range from all walks of life. Some sit on street benches and type poetry for donations. Some typewriter users are better known, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Quentin Tarantino.
Others are simply drawn to the craftsmanship and story each typewriter has to tell.
Hemingway’s typewriter now rests in the home of Steve Soboroff, whose typewriter collection includes those once owned by the likes of John Lennon, Jack London, and Tennessee Williams.
Soboroff is among the many typewriter collectors Nicholson came across while filming.
“He collects the famous typewriters because for him it’s just fascinating that this person used this typewriter to do such amazing works of art—it’s what got them there,” Nicholson said.
Nicholson and Lockett are still in the process of making their film. They submitted the project to fundraising website Kickstarter to pay for a trip to the East Coast and for the theatrical release.
He hopes to get more on the high-tech typewriter crowd, including the inventor of the USB typewriter who sells a kit that makes typewriters usable as external keyboards for computers.
Nicholson says even the person who holds the patent for Apple’s iPhone touch screen collects typewriters.
The future of typewriters
There are still a few typewriter manufacturers, but they mainly sell to prisons. Much like all forms of modern craftsmanship, today’s typewriters lack the class and feel of the old fashioned ones. Many are built with clear plastic so guards can ensure prisoners aren’t hiding contraband inside them.
“In prisons they don’t allow them to use computers or the Internet. If they want to write letters, they can type on a typewriter,” Nicholson said.
He adds that the Los Angeles county sheriff’s department, which is the largest in the United States, still uses typewriters. Police use them to type out 3×5 cards, and typing them out on a typewriter is faster than formatting the document sizes on a computer. “They’ve tried several times to get rid of them, but they still need typewriters to do their carbon copy forms,” Nicholson said.
But as one street poet told Nicholson, the future of typewriters is going to rest on the younger generations.
While talking about the film, Nicholson said he met some young people who never heard of typewriters, but he notes “I like to turn them on to typewriters … A couple people actually went out and bought typewriters since I told them about making the movie.”
But there is also a growing movement around typewriters—fueled by crowd-based Internet shops like eBay and Craigslist.
“The interesting thing is the younger generation that I’ve talked to has really picked up on typewriters,” Nicholson said, adding “A lot of it is the hipsters.”
At the heart of it all though, what Nicholson and Lockett found is a timeless nature about typewriters that people are still drawn to.
“If you and I have a laptop and that laptop gets old, we think nothing of throwing it away and getting a new one. A typewriter never really gets old. It may fall into disrepair, but it doesn’t really get old,” Nicholson said.
He added, “I think the thing with technology now is it comes out so fast that we don’t actually have much time to appreciate it before something new comes out. Whereas with the typewriter, they’re really beautiful and they’re amazing works of art, and we have time to appreciate the things.”
Are you truly happy? Do you even know what it means to be happy and what it takes to achieve happiness? These are important questions for anyone who is seeking happiness to ask themselves. I live my life to maintain my own happiness while trying my best to not cause unhappiness to anyone else. If you want to be happy you need to understand that you can be happy and that you should be happy. Many people make the mistake of believing that they don’t deserve happiness and accept their unhappy state as their destiny. The truth of the matter is that happiness, like anything else in life, needs to be nurtured. The following are a few tips that I follow to create happiness in my life.
- Understand what it is that will make you happy. Everyone has unique requirements for attaining happiness and what makes one person happy may be very different from what makes someone else happy. Revel in your individuality and do not worry about whether or not your desires are comparable to those of your peers.
- Make a plan for attaining goals that you believe will make you happy. Your mood will very likely increase as your pursue your goal because you will feel better about yourself for going after something you value.
- Surround yourself with happy people. It is easy to begin to think negatively when you are surrounded by people who think that way. Conversely, if you are around people who are happy their emotional state will be infectious.
- When something goes wrong try to figure out a solution instead of wallowing in self pity. Truly happy people don’t allow set backs to affect their mood because they know that with a little thought they can turn the circumstances back to their favor.
- Spend a few minutes each day thinking about the things that make you happy. These few minutes will give you the opportunity to focus on the positive things in your life and will lead you to continued happiness.
- It’s also important to take some time each day to do something nice for yourself. Whether you treat yourself to lunch, take a long, relaxing bath or simply spend a few extra minutes on your appearance you will be subconsciously putting yourself in a better mood.
- Finding the humor in situations can also lead to happiness. While there are times that require you to be serious, when it is appropriate, find a way to make light of a situation that would otherwise make you unhappy.
- Maintaining your health is another way to achieve happiness. Being overweight or not eating nutritious foods can have a negative effect on your mood. Additionally, exercise has been known to release endorphins that give you a feeling of happiness.
- Finally, it is important to understand that you deserve happiness. Those who believe that they are not worthy of happiness may subconsciously sabotage their efforts to achieve happiness. If necessary, tell yourself each day that you deserve to be happy and remind yourself what steps you will take to achieve the happiness you desire.
Happiness is hard to define but most people are aware of whether they are happy or not. Many people believe that happiness is a form of luck and that some people are destined to be happy while others are destined to be unhappy. I try to incorporate the tips above into my life and have had great success in achieving happiness. The tips in this article are small but meaningful steps that you can take each day to lead you to true happiness.