Monday, February 28, 2005

Little Brush

Just a moment ago, I was away for a while from my computer when I came back... my 3 & half year old little monkey was sitting in front of computer and drawing this (ms paint was open when I left)

and when I asked what you did, he replied I am a picture taker.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

my First हिन्दी Blog

I have been thinking to start a blog in my own mother tongue since a very long time. Today finally that day arrived and I started my first hindi blog निठल्ला चिन्तन. It will take a while for me to familiar with hindi keyboard but still I am happy because finally I have started my own hindi blog.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Smoking! Is this addiction or Allergy?

Chiropractor Dr. John Crandall has very unusual approach to treat people who want to stop smoking. He believes smokers with a tough addiction to cigarettes are actually allergic to tobacco, so he treats smokers with an allergy elimination technique. Dr. Crandall, who has offices in New York and Connecticut.

If you'd like to contact Dr. John Crandall, you can visit his website: N.A.E.T. of New York City. If you'd like more information on the allergy elimination you can visit Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Valentine's Day! What's the History Behind?

Every February, all over the world, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Valentine. But few of them know that it's actually St. Valentine, who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? We do know that February has long been a month of romance (as well my birth month too). So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred.

According to the some stories that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.

Some says, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

In Great Britain, Valentine's Day began to be popularly celebrated around the seventeenth century. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers in all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. By the end of the century, printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one's feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine's Day greetings. Americans probably began exchanging hand-made valentines in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began to sell the first mass-produced valentines in America.

According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. (First is Christmas with An estimated 2.6 billion cards.) Approximately 85 percent of all valentines are purchased by women.

(Source: History Channel)

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

A Beginning of new Planet

Better to mark today's date on your memory book as new planet is found in this universe or should I say technology is so advance that I am able to move my planet from other part of universe to right here in this side of universe..............or whatever! Welcome to my Lonely Planet.