Sunday, June 29, 2008
Letter to Indian Railways.
This is a true story from Indian Railways.
Okhil Babu's letter to the Railway Department:
'I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly is too
much swelling with jackfruit. I am therefore went to privy.
Just I doing the nuisance that guard making whistle blow for train to
go off and I am running with 'lotah' in one hand and 'dhoti' in the
next when I am fall over and expose all my shocking to man and female
women on plateform.
I am got leaved at Ahmedpur station.
This too much bad, if passenger go to make dung that dam guard not
wait train five minutes for him.
I am therefore pray your honour to make big fine on that guard for
public sake. Otherwise I am making big report! to papers.'
Okhil Chandra Sen wrote this letter to the Sahibganj divisional
railway office in 1909.
It is on display at the Railway Museum in New Delhi.
It was also reproduced under the caption 'Travelers' Tales' in the
Far Eastern Economic Review.
Any guesses why this letter was of historic value?
It apparently led to the introduction of TOILETS on trains.
*received via e-mail
Haha! How funny is that??? Bear in mind, if u ever feel dissatisfied or "dishonored" by a service or etc, do log a complain(with self confidence, self confidence and self confidence i must stress!!!) because you might lead to an important improvisation too ! *chuckles*
I know I'm being ridiculous, but let the SUN shines all the way through your lives!!!! (^_^)
(the sun is contradicting my blog new colour!!! why don't you like it sun???? )
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Raja Ravi Varma is a excellent painter, who provided inspiration for many artists during the 19th century. Believe me or not, his talent is purely gifted as he did not undergo training in any art school. He developed his art mainly by his constant practice. Remember how the saying goes, Practice makes perfect! We had someone whom had proved the sayings.
Raja Ravi Varma became popular for his clear presentation of subjects from Ramayana and Mahabharata and stories about gods and heroes. His imaginations create charming figures and scenes like real life with skill and imagination won him recognition in India and also from abroad. Remember all the paintings with the lively eyes, those eyes he painted could speak words. I certainly wish that I could be blessed to admire the beauty of his paintings in person.
Raja Ravi Varma was born on 29th April 1848 in a royal family at Kilimanoor, Travancore (now part of Kerala State in South India). He started drawing in the age of six. He was trained by his uncle, and also guided by a British painter (to learn oil paintings), Theodore Jenson. He married Poororuttati Nal at the age of 17 and settled down in Mavelikara.
Raja Ravi Varma met various artists and studied other styles and the schools of paintings in India, He visited Hindu Pilgrim centers and studied ancient Hindu costumes in detail. He decorated the Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara (Baroda) with a series of Puranic Paintings.
His knowledge of Sanskrit and acquaintance with forms of beauty helped him to create paintings that were rich in mythological subject. The mythic stories often only describe the characters, but Raja Ravi Varma who was very good in imaginations creates and bring to live the characters by drawing it out. He won quite a few gold medals for some of his paintings.
There came a time when his paintings became popular. Several thousands of his paintings were printed. Through his paintings he brought the gods, goddesses and heroes- Shiva, Krishna, Rama, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Sita, Damayanti- to the Hindu Homes.
Raja Ravi Varma passed away at the age of 58 (2nd October 1906) in attingal near Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). At the time of his death, he was busy painting the Mysore Khedda (capturing wild elephants) operations.
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The exceptionally stunning saree is meticulously woven with 12 precious stones and metals to depict 11 of Raja Ravi Varma's popular paintings. Explicitly projected is 'Lady Musicians', one of the painter's very famous works that displays women belonging to diverse cultural backgrounds.
Besides, the border of the saree pictures 10 other paintings of the artist that pays tribute to 20th century artist. The best part of the saree being that the women in the paintings are intricately hand-woven and beautified with jewels of gold, diamond, platinum, silver, ruby, emerald, yellow sapphire, sapphire, cat's eye, topaz, pearl and corals.
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The painting of 'Lady Musicians' by Raja Ravi Varma.
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Sunday, June 15, 2008
Yetho Oru Mogam
This song is about 2 people guessing out whether the feelings that they had for each other is Love or not. A very melodic and Prem Ji Amaren will be the next great music composer if he continues to produce beautiful musics like this in future. Prem Ji Amaren is a funny actor on screen, and he will be always with his signature dialog " Enna kodumai Saravanan ithu". So, got an idea of who is he???
This song portrays two lovers questioning the reason for their break-ups....This song is also composed by Prem Ji Amaren,a very enjoyable music!
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Saturday, June 7, 2008
I'm totally speechless today as i found out i was nominated for MANYA BLOGGER AWARD. Totally stunned when i saw my name under the MOST POPULAR FEMALE BLOGGER...This is the first time in my life where i got to be nominated where i had no expectation at all. I started this blog out of my own interest as i want to share my thoughts with the reader. It's blossoming as a hobby for me lately, although it was not my initial intention at the first place. The nomination itself had awarded me and i won't forget about this in my entire life (pardon me for being so emotional) but this is what u can expect from me as i didn't expect it at all..
I thank all of you who had voted for me, and those who didn't vote yet u can do it HERE . hehehe...i'm really a happy gal today
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Sunday, June 1, 2008
Then i asked him the question-->where do he live?..he answer me--> the fourth house from bottom, and the one with aircondition. Then i was like--WHAT!!!!..because my house is just beside his'. That is why living in apartment don't benefit the people and doesn't promote the neighborhood bond.. people live beside each other and they don't bother to notice it until they got some problem or help. I only get to know him because he works in the same place i did...if not, i might never had seen him or spoke to him. but then, what a small world! (hehehe). The third friend, i had confusion at first whether to call her 'Kakak' or 'Auntie'. Although i know that she is way more older than me, i'm afraid that the way i address her could upset her. Then when we were talking more while eating, she herself addressed her as Auntie, which made me clear on how to call her. I really felt and talk(try only) like adults when i talk to one. As i am very talkative, whatever i felt inside my heart,i will just voice it out with 2% of consideration.I know if i go on doing that, i could earn myself enemies or etc. Sometimes i control myself from talking (i will be shy if i'm new to a place)but most of the time, i'm uncontrollable..hehehe..
Overall, the 8 hours work,the new friends, the free samples and so on unforgettable two busiest days made my weekends!!!!