I can’t forget those days when I was absolutely crazy for Michael. Those days were silent, intimate days of my adolescence. When I first saw little Michael singing as a member of the Jackson 5 in a show telecasted by MTV, he seemed to me a precocious performer. I was enchanted by his black loveliness and elegant smile. My fondness gradually took the shape of strong fascination for Michael thereafter when I saw more of his earliest videos of solo performance. Then a time came when my young adolescent heart started yearning for his nearness. I cried for him, I dreamt him, screamed to be with him practically. I felt for some time, I am in love; so deep, profound, endless but it all halted when I met another crazy young heart equally in love, in fact more, with this inimitable icon. I consoled my broken heart that I am just a fan.
I was shocked when I got the news of his demise. My heart broke and felt wayward to believe the truth. How early he left us, all crazy fans who still hoped to see more of him, his wild performance and his sweet pleasing presence in this mortal world.
Michael was my first attraction who inspired my emotions to unfold its wings. He was the first fascination who introduced me to the world of western music. I will be his crazy fan forever. I loved you Michael.
By Pranati Saikia
By Pranati Saikia
Khaled Hosseini is a wonderful writer whose deep sensibility towards woman mind and sentiments really amazed me in his beautiful novel ‘A thousand splendid Suns’. His depiction of women characters and his perception of women psyche are convincingly realistic and immaculately ideal. Though the story of ‘A thousand splendid Suns’ deals with the lives of two Afghani women, yet the portrayal of woman mind carries so much reality and depth that it seems to be the story of every woman striving hard to survive with dignity in this male dominated society.
By Pranati Saikia, New Delhi
Basically a murder mystery, yet 'My Name Is Red' has however surpasses the conventional limits of the kind. The novel is an excellent blending of fact and fiction. The narratives of all the chapters are long philosophical discussions on the nature of art, the essence of 'Style', relationship between God and the artist, and profound psychological analysis of human emotions of Love, Guilt and Sin.
Pamuk has used wonderful theatrical style in the novel and dexterously presented the story through a series of dramatic monologues. Each character has unraveled different stories to form the conceivable scenarios tangled with confusion and ambiguity. Every character has been given voice, even the picture of a Tree, a Dog, a Horse and a gold coin to put forward opinions, which has made the story more interesting and appealing.
The story is set in the Ottoman Istanbul and the year is 1591. Ulema and the Ottoman traditionalists are agitating against the art of painting, especially in the 'European Style'. Traditionally the whole concept of representational art is regarded with great suspicion in Islam. It is given in the glorious Koran that 'creator' is one of the traits of God. It is Allah who is creative. It is He who brings that which is not into existence. He gives life to the lifeless. No one ought to compete with Him. The painters who claim to be as creative as Him are committing greatest of sins.
The main characters of the story belong to the Sultan's workshop. The artists of this workshop have passed their lifetime listening to stories in coffeehouses and studying the work of the great Islamic masters whose illustrations embellish the Persian mythology. They have spent years illuminating old stories with new pictures by following the methods of the old masters and operating on the strict guidelines set by imams who interpret the Koran as tolerating visual art only as an extension of writing.
Now a group of miniaturists have been hired by the master Enishte Effendi to work on a secret manuscript in the ' European Style' who has been commended by the Sultan. One of these miniaturists has been killed mysteriously and dumped in a well. Meanwhile, Black, the hero of the story has returned back to his native land Istanbul after an absence of twelve years. He has been summoned back by his master and maternal Uncle Enishte Effendi. All these years Black had been traveling into far-flung areas of Persia and working as a secretary in the service of the pashas. During these years he was also trying to visualize the vision of his beloved, Shekure, the daughter of Enishte Effendi with whom he fell in love desperately twelve years ago but her hand his Enishte had denied him.
Shekure is ravishingly beautiful yet devious woman and a mother of two young sons, Shevket and Orhan. After his arrival, Black learnt that Shekure has been recently widowed. He also discovered that one of his Enishte's illustrators has been murdered secretively. In his meeting with Enishte, Black has been told that the Sultan has commanded Enishte to complete a special illustrated book. “Our Sultan, refuge of the World, wanted to demonstrate that in the thousandth year of the Muslim calendar He and His state could utilize the styles of the Franks as well as the Franks themselves". So Enishte has been asked to conquer the west by imitating its culture.
But in the eyes of Nusrat Hoja (a cleric at the Bayazid Mosque) and his fundamentalist followers, imitating west will be blasphemy against Allah, against the East. During his meeting with Enishte, Black also met Shekure's youngest son and soon a feeling of restlessness has aroused in him to meet his beloved.
Pamuk has given a deep human touch to the love story of Black and Shekure. Initially Black's frantic love for Shekure seems to be extravagantly romantic at the surface but as the story progresses, it gradually becomes heart rendering and endearing. Then a second murder has been committed and the victim is Enishte Effendi- the mastermind of the secret manuscript. Soon after her father's death, Shekure get married to Black to protect herself and her sons from her ill-fated husband's brother Hasan, who has also fallen in love with her.
Now it has been fallen on Black to find out the murderer who is loitering among other artists. Undoubtedly the murderer is one of the artists who have driven insane by the implications of painting 'like the Venetians'. Black's quest with master Osman to discover the culprit takes the reader through long discussions on philosophies about the true nature of art and real meaning of Style.
The Sultan has granted only three days to Black to find out some clues, which could help in finding out the murderer's identity. Black and master Osman have been taken to the dark room of the treasury to find out some clues of the murderer. The illustrations of the various books on cultural history in the dark room of treasury inside which Black with master Osman were searching clues to identify the murderer is quiet substantial and gripping. The narratives of detection and desire have been magnificently amalgamated to form the rest of the plot. On one hand Pamuk's description of ravishing Shekure quickens the heart and on other hand, his perplexing clues to the identity of the murderer quicken the mind.
Sometimes conversation on various issues between the characters has made the tempo and sometimes expeditions into myth and history has pushed the story forward.
Orhan Pamuk is indisputably one of the greatest writers of Turkey and this masterpiece by him is also undeniably strikingly beautiful, observant and amusing.
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Success Mantra itself explains its meaning as it is the platform that contains all the resources for achieving Success in life, making our Dream into Reality or you can say “Dreams come True”.
All successful person have their own secretes of Success and they follow all their success steps in their own particular manner. The main thing of Success mantra is that, if you want to succeed in your life then you have to make a success mantra in life which can transform your Dreams into Reality.
Few Secrets of Success are here:
# 1: Think Big with Positive thoughts: Firstly, you have to Dream Big, then only you can get your Goal but with positive thoughts. Just keep in mind that it never goes to the negative side because negative thoughts also block the way of success. Firstly fix a Real Goal and leave your Brain free for imagination.
# 2: Take Small Steps: After fixation of Goal, start your journey with small steps and move on focusing your small steps. So make a series of small steps in chain manner and getting the steps towards the Success gradually and slowly.
# 3: Self Visualization: After every step you have to visualize yourself, WHERE ARE YOU NOW??? The best time of visualization is before you go for sleep and motivate yourself as ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN THIS WORLD. So move on….
# 4: Give Your Best: If you want to transform your dreams into reality then Be Prepare to Put your Best and required Hard work. Just keep in mind “If you want to get something then you have to do work hard”. Because there is no option.
# 5: Judge your Determination: By following all these tips you will get to know How much Capable you are…and How much dedication you have….just think about your determination power. You will be finding yourself very near to your Goal.
AND Now get ready to feel the Great Happiness for achieving your Goal
If you can follow all these steps of Success mantra definitely you can TRANSFORM your DREAMS into REALITY…..
Ok, have you heard the word “Hormones”??? Definitely yes… Actually Hormone is the Chemical Messenger of the human body between the organs which regulate throughout the Body. Only those Chemical messengers prepare our body in every situation like, when we feel bore or you can say, it affects our moods swings.
But the level of Hormones secretion is different in males and females which detected by many Psychiatrists during their studies.
Apart from all Hormones, here we are just talking about the Hormone which Affect our mood and we feel Good or Bad.
Everybody likes Happiness in their life even me, When Someone use to call me “Hormone” (Happy Hormone) and I use to call him “Glucose” ….Nice Na …… Ok we were talking about the happy hormones those are Serotonins and Endorphin. Whenever you feel happy only these hormones get secreted and give Positive affect on our mood. Due to Positive affect of Hormones we feel like, LIFE IS VERY BEAUTIFUL AND FULL OF HAPPINESS…
The level of hormones secretion increases when we see our favorite food or someone we love….etc etc. Secretion of Hormone can be enhances by exercising or by doing something favorite which stabilize the production of Hormones.
Do you know behind all the secretion of Hormones there is only one MASTER PIECE …Yes this is our BRAIN which is the powerful unit of our body. Brain decides How we have to react according to the situation and that also affect hormone level.
So try to Feel Good and Happy because only happiness brings positive thoughts and makes our life BEAUTIFUL….
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Do you believe in MAGIC OF COLOURS....??? Yes, I do believe in different shades of colours that brings various emotions in everyone's life.....this must be the answer..Am I right???
This was the same Day, Tuesday, I read another article which was based on "Different Shades of Colours" and the colour therapy. The name of the article was " Colour me Happy!".
It explained the Chromotherapy. Actually Chromotherapy is the therapy which is used for making the balance and regulation of energy in the Human Body by involving number of emotional reactions. They explained the CHAKRAS of the nine different colours - Red, Dark Pink, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. I think these are the main colours which really effect the emotional side of human being.
In ancient time, when the people were very much Spiritual and had faith in God from that time this therapy is working and even now it works. Firstly this therapy was used in Ayurveda. Under Ayurvedic Treatment, Patient with different diseases are made to sit in a particular room and treated in the Sunlight which is reflected from coloured glasses.
This therapy is helping in the treatment of various diseases or Skin problems. So we can conclude that the Science of Colour is really very amazing and effective like....
Red colour can make the Circulary and Nervous System strong.
Dark Pink colour gives Strength to Veins and Arteries.
Pink colour usually activates the System which removes the impurities from Blood stream.
Orange colour provides energy and eliminates Fat.
Yellow colour makes the System active.
Green colour as it is the indicator of Coolness so it makes the nervous system cool.
Blue colour (my favorite) regenerates the muscular cells, makes Nervous and Circulary System strong.
Indigo also acts like Blue colour because it is the supplement colour of Blue.
And Violet indicates the relaxation of nervous system and even lymphatic system also.
So after knowing about all these facts of Colour what are you thinking???
Isn't colours a magic that brings happiness in our life. You know after reading all this I felt very much fresh.....Interesting na!!!!
After reading this article, suddenly I got surprise !!!!!!..... Yessss, now my computer was working and I came back to my table but while doing my work the various aspects of colours were moving into my mind.
So, have you enjoyed in the world of colour??????????
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By Kusum Yadav, New Delhi
The article 'Kinesiology' was about the Human Body's Natural Healing Process. According to it, Kinesiology deals in the study of Human Body's movements including body's structural, emotional status and mainly the human body's energy. It specifically defined the flow of energy in the body which generates from muscles and tissues and that energy is used for the therapeutic purpose. By the flow of energy the evaluation can be done by testing muscular functions which maintains the Chemical and Emotional balance in the body. This energy balancing process helps in achieving their goal in any field like in relationships, sports etc etc…
In the whole concept of Kinesiology, which attracted me most is the term "Stress Removing Therapy" . It deals in the removal of negative thoughts, negative feelings etc etc. It also includes the physiological process, exercise physiologic process and many more. The great thing is the widen scope of this therapy, Kinesiology, which helps in the treatment of various diseases in a specific manner. NICE Na!!!!!!!!!
Then I finished my article and had a look at the office environment. But nothing new was there - same condition and same gossiping season. But, I was very happy and content, you know Why????????? Yesss! Because I got time for reading such a nice article and that was my Learning for The Day!!!!!!!!
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