Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Pushcart Prize

http://www.pushcartprize.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pushcart_Prize

Islam Q&A: Pilgrimage

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/search/Hajj/AllWords/t,q,a

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/cat/299

Islam Q&A: Affect of Hajj on the soul and life of a Muslim

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/2807/Hajj

Hardship

1. a condition that is difficult to endure; suffering; deprivation; oppression: a life of hardship. 2. an instance or cause of this; something hard to bear, as a deprivation, lack of comfort, or constant toil or danger: They faced bravely the many hardships of frontier life.

Love . . . .

Love . . . .

Love . . . .

Love . . . .

Integrity

1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Integrity

1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Integrity

1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Adopting a Cat from Feline Friends

FOR ADOPTING A CAT PLEASE CALL THE HOMING COORDINATOR:
050 823-1569 - Abu Dhabi
050 451-0058 - Dubai

http://www.felinefriendsuae.com/adopt.htm

What is Feline Friends?

Feline Friends is a non profit making organization that helps cats in the U.A.E. Volunteers rescue and re-home stray cats and kittens; promote the control of street cats by sterilization and re-release and provide care and relief to sick and injured cats and kittens.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Destiny


Destiny


Destiny


Destiny


Destiny


Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Unspoken

1. implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

http://www.robinwillyoumarryme.com/

http://www.robinwillyoumarryme.com/

Stop Child Labor


Stop Child Labor


Stop Child Labor


Stop Child Labor

Initiatives towards Elimination of Child Labour – Action Plan and Present Strategy

http://labour.nic.in/cwl/ChildLabour.htm

Child labor is done by any working child who is under the age specified by law. The word, “work” means full time commercial work to sustain self or add to the family income. Child labor is a hazard to a Child’s mental, physical, social, educational, emotional and spiritual development. Broadly any child who is employed in activities to feed self and family is being subjected to “child labor’.

http://www.childlabor.in/index.htm

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Panglossian?

characterized by or given to extreme optimism, esp. in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity.

Let's go to the movies: Taare Zameen Par

http://www.taarezameenpar.com/

Synopsis :
Ishaan Awasthi is an eight-year-old whose world is filled with wonders that no one else seems to appreciate; colours, fish, dogs and kites are just not important in the world of adults, who are much more interested in things like homework, marks and neatness. And Ishaan just cannot seem to get anything right in class.

When he gets into far more trouble than his parents can handle, he is packed off to a boarding school to "be disciplined'. Things are no different at his new school, and Ishaan has to contend with the added trauma of separation from his family.

One day a new art teacher bursts onto the scene, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, who infects the students with joy and optimism. He breaks all the rules of "how things are done' by asking them to think, dream and imagine, and all the children respond with enthusiasm, all except Ishaan. Nikumbh soon realizes that Ishaan is very unhappy, and he sets out to discover why. With time, patience and care, he ultimately helps Ishaan find himself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taare_Zameen_Par

Friday, November 21, 2008

Squelch

1. to strike or press with crushing force; crush down; squash. 2. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument.
—v.i. 1. to make a splashing sound. 2. to tread heavily in water, mud, wet shoes, etc., with such a sound.
—n. 1. a squelched or crushed mass of anything. 2. a splashing sound. 3. an act of squelching or suppressing, as by a crushing retort or argument. 4. Also called squelch' cir"cuit, noise suppressor. Electronics.a circuit in a receiver, as a radio receiver, that automatically reduces or eliminates noise when the receiver is tuned to a frequency at which virtually no carrier wave occurs.

Islam-QA: Death

http://www.islam-qa.com/en/search/death/AllWords/t,q,a

Everything by Lifehouse

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=fjDojEOiMcE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_(Lifehouse_song)
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/smallville/everything.htm

You Are Everything

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=1bB2NJXJ_ZE
http://www.lyricstime.com/diana-ross-and-marvin-gaye-you-are-everything-lyrics.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Are_Everything

Hoopla?

1. bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do. 2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo. 3. speech or writing intended to mislead or to obscure an issue.

Hoopla

1. bustling excitement or activity; commotion; hullabaloo; to-do. 2. sensational publicity; ballyhoo. 3. speech or writing intended to mislead or to obscure an issue.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreliable_narrator

Monday, November 17, 2008

Incommunicado

: without means of communication : in a situation or state not allowing communication

Untouchable

1. Hinduism. a member of a lower caste in India whose touch is believed to defile a high-caste Hindu; Harijan.

Friday, November 14, 2008

14th November: My Birthday! :(

14th November: My Birthday! :(

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Love is Sisyphean ordeal

1. of or pertaining to Sisyphus. 2. endless and unavailing, as labor or a task.
Sisyphus: a son of Aeolus and ruler of Corinth, noted for his trickery: he was punished in Tartarus by being compelled to roll a stone to the top of a slope, the stone always escaping him near the top and rolling down again.

Children's Day - 14th November


Children's Day - 14th November


Children's Day - 14th November


Children's Day - 14th November


Children's Day - 14th November


Children's Day - 14th November

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children's_Day#India
http://www.indif.com/nri/Festivals/children_day_india.asp
http://festivals.iloveindia.com/childrens-day/

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Project Nanhi Kali

Project Nanhi Kali was initiated in 1996 by K C Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET) with an objective of providing primary education to the underprivileged girl child in India.

http://www.nanhikali.org/

Virtue

http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/987.html

George Herbert

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Herbert

W. H. Davies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._H._Davies

Gabriel Okara

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Okara

Somebody's Mother

http://www.selfometer.org/poems/poems_by_title.asp?id=Somebody's%20Mother

Virtue

1. moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 2. conformity of one's life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. 3. chastity; virginity: to lose one's virtue. 4. a particular moral excellence. Cf. cardinal virtues, natural virtue, theological virtue. 5. a good or admirable quality or property: the virtue of knowing one's weaknesses. 6. effective force; power or potency: a charm with the virtue of removing warts. 7. virtues,an order of angels. Cf. angel (def. 1). 8. manly excellence; valor. 9. by or in virtue of, by reason of; because of: to act by virtue of one's legitimate authority. 10. make a virtue of necessity, to make the best of a difficult or unsatisfactory situation.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rose Fyleman

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Fyleman%2c%20Rose%2c%201877%2d1957

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Fyleman

Bachendri Pal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachendri_Pal

Helen Steiner Rice

http://www.helensteinerrice.com/hsrinfo.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Steiner_Rice

Another Chance

How often we wish for another chance
To make a fresh beginning
A chance to blot out our mistakes
And change failure into winning.

It does not take a new day
To make a brand new start,
It only takes a deep desire
To try with all our heart,
To live a little better
And to be always forgiving
And to add a little sunshine
To the world in which we're living.

So never give up in despair
And think that you are through,
For there's always a tomorrow
And the hope of starting new.

-- Helen Steiner Rice

Sunday, November 9, 2008

14th November: My Birthday! :-)

14th November: My Birthday! :-)

Copycat

—n. Also,cop'y cat". a person or thing that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another, as a child who says or does exactly the same as another child.
—adj. imitating or repeating a recent, well-known occurrence: a copycat murder.
—v.t. 1. to imitate or mimic: new domestic wines that copycat the expensive imports. 2. to copy slavishly; reproduce: The clothes were copycatted straight from designer originals.

Harry Houdini

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Houdini

Mousetrap

1. a trap for mice, esp. one consisting of a rectangular wooden base on which a metal spring is mounted. 2. a device, machine, or the like whose structure or function suggests a trap for mice. 3. a device, system, or stratagem for detecting and catching someone in an unauthorized or illegal act. 4. Football.trap1 (def. 11). 5. build a better mousetrap, to make or offer a superior product.
—v.t. 1. Informal. a. to trap or snare: traffic cops mousetrapping drunken drivers. b. to manipulate by devious or clever means; trick or outwit: to mousetrap the witness into a contradiction. 2. Football.trap1 (def. 20).

Patience

1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. 2. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner. 3. quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wish

1. to want; desire; long for (usually fol. by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning. 2. to desire (a person or thing) to be (as specified): to wish the problem settled. 3. to entertain wishes, favorably or otherwise, for: to wish someone well; to wish someone ill. 4. to bid, as in greeting or leave-taking: to wish someone a good morning. 5. to request or charge: I wish him to come.
—v.i. 1. to desire; long; yearn (often fol. by for): Mother says I may go if I wish. I wished for a book. 2. to make a wish: She wished more than she worked. 3. wish on, a. to force or impose (usually used in the negative): I wouldn't wish that awful job on my worst enemy. b. Also,wish upon.to make a wish using some object as a magical talisman: to wish on a star.
—n. 1. an act or instance of wishing. 2. a request or command: I was never forgiven for disregarding my father's wishes. 3. an expression of a wish, often one of a kindly or courteous nature: to send one's best wishes. 4. something wished or desired: He got his wish--a new car.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The unique signatures that Osho painted on the books he read are today known as Signature Paintings. Each painting is an example of Zen art to be meditated upon. Go ahead!

Dream Catcher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcatcher

Obama's leap of faith fired by Mahatma Gandhi

http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20081105/890/twl-obama-s-leap-of-faith-fired-by-mahat_1.html

Tuesday, November 4, 2008