Aylan Died On His Own

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The heart breaking images of a child lying dead at the Turkish coast by the photojournalist Nilufer Demur are not just to be watched ;showing amusement and then forgotten to lie amongst the piling trash of the internet archives. The 3 year old ,Syrian boy  Aylan Kurdi  was with his parents and a brother rowing over the Turkish coast ,trying to cross the sea to escape the atrocities of IS in his own country .The next day his dead body’s photograph went viral over the net and the world newspapers. His mother and brother too were reported dead the same day. Only his father was left repenting over his son Aylan’s corpse. Yes,Aylan died on his own. It was his own will .Aylan chose the path of death not because he wanted to sink into the sea of Oblivion but he wanted his Scarifice to be Counted .He died to convey a message. And as the photographer said in an interview ”The only thing I could do was to make his Outcry heard.”
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This sad death is what we can turn into those famed sacrifices in world history which reversed the world as we see it today. And who will change the History-the European countries who are taking up migrants? United Nations and its anticipated decisions? Or we the common man sitting in some corner of the world reading this article. Actually each and and every single person can! Or else the IS will! We can all hold hands in hands and walk together to irradicate this IS out before it takes up a place as big as that of Hitler’s in the world history. We can give our generations a gift of some nice pages in world history which they can read out aloud to their children, saying ”This is the image of Aylan who sacrificed his life to uproot IS out.”Lets offer our generations some ‘Peace’ to read out in the History Books to be written in the coming future rather than letting the chapters be based on ‘Violence’. Surely we are the generation making History right now. Let not the voice of Innocence be trodden by an Imhumane  Entity. And as Gita has its Message”Only the Good and the Just wins in the End.” So, why not draw the Victory much closer?

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From Animal Skins to Spacesuits(via Niqabs and Hijabs).

One stormy night when the winter was at its peak a  Homo sapien  who was already hiding in a stone cave found some warmth returning to his body when being covered by the skin of a deer .This was the moment  when ‘clothes’ were invented(or you may take it as a ‘cloth’)for the first time in history.That was also the time when cloth was used only for ‘comfort’sort of purpose;to save naked skin from the chilling wind or a scorching sun.If at that time a ‘sale’ had existed selling those animal skins ,this would have been written on the hoarding outside the ‘cave’(its hard to imagine something as a ‘showroom’ for that time so I better put it as a ‘cave’):”WINTER is Approaching .Why not buy some to SURVIVE well.”No words like ‘Fashion’,’Colours’,’Latest’,’Occasion’,’Fabric’,’Quality’,’Imported’ or ‘Hand-stitched’would have worked well for the business.Nothing but SEASON AND SURVIVAL.longevity

From that day the animal skin has Ever- Evolved. Evolved form a mere piece of ‘ leather’ to something such as “Rayon and Polyester”. Evolved Fabric. Evolved Cotton. Evolved “Social Sensibility” and “Shame”for those who didn’t cover the outermost layer of their  physical body-‘Epidermis’,with yet another social layer –“clothes”. Evolved”Veils”. Evolved ‘Black’ for mourning and ‘Colours’ for Joys. Evolved ‘Formalities’. Evolved “FASHION”.Evolved Quality. Evolved Imported Silk. Evolved Gold Strings.Evolved Silk Robes with stitches of Gold Strings.and Embedded Pearls.  Evolved Rags with Patches on the fragile bodies of those hands which hold an Empty Bowl.Evolved “Social Differences” and “Standards”and “Statuses”. Evolved Floor-touching Gowns,laden with laces ,hard to even move around ,weighing in pounds and pounds and pounds.Evolved Coat-Pent -Tie for the 21st century “upper High Class”. Evolved Laboratories.Evolved to hold a separate branch in Chemical Sciences.Evolved Swimsuits. Evolved Space Suits. Evolved a Burning Desire TO BE WHAT WE ARE NOT!  Evolved a Desire to Conquest!Evolved for the Worst of Worsts!

‘Comfort’ was the name of the Necessity  which gave birth to the  Invention called “Clothes”.Now in this 21st century everyone seems to forget comfort and is running in a rat race:for Fashion (will be writing soon over fashion too….sorry if my “soon” turns out to be a little longer than usual “soons”.),for social obligations,covering up their bodily glitches and putting up their Best Artificial.All Made Up!

Yet another class of “scolarly” people is busy telling their girls they should cover themselves up,from tip to toe.In some countries (a few)its even illegal to go out without a Niqab.I don’t say there’s anything wrong in a Niqab or Hijab.These are also some nice pieces of fashionable fabric.They can completely tranform your look and personality(in either way I must put it).Even I prefer covering my bare face with a sheet of cloth (it gives an appearance just like some of those Hijabs).Sometimes to save my skin when stepping out in sun and also on windy ,stormy days to prevent the dust.Its works as well as Goggles can do for your eyes(except the fact it is obviously not transparent).

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But hey !I wont ever wear it on a cloudy day with a zero wind speed ,Sorry but I dont want to boil myself up.And why would I wear it while I am working or when an Earthquake strikes and I do not rush out of my house and get myself trapped under debris just because I was busy finding a cloth to cover my head or face or silhouette .I will not wear it if it restricts me.And no one can ever stop me from wearing it if i think its protects me from dust.

There’s just no problem in the Hijab .The problem is in ‘Imparting it Upon Someone’. Moreover why should someone cover his or her face ? Face is just another mark of identity just as a DNA segment of a person.Aafteraal only your DNA is reflected on your face as well. Why would someone hide his or her identity?I wouldn’t have ever hidden my face even if it looked aal too bad,Oh! Afterall its me and my own property and No one is ever born so big or great enough or will ever take birth in the whole universe to make statements  on my covered/uncovered face.Has the one being asked to be covering his face has committed a crime,just like those criminals detained by police ,the one we see in newspaper photos.More over hiding your identity only makes it easy to commit one.Thats why its an mandatory instruction to be followed in banks and malls not to cover your face while you are in the premises;no shit whatever community you belong.No one can and should compromise with the security.

To sum up It all must be left to the person either he or she wants to wrap themselves up in clothes or go nude(in that case the person must take the danger of being laughed upon at by the surrounding faces,a rather brave act  I would put it).

Coming back to ‘Comfort and Clothes’,once again .Today when I was going through a daily I stumbled upon a piece of news “A 24 year old women lost her life on Highway no. 21 while heading towards Delhi ,sitting on the back seat of her husband’s motorbike.Witnesses include a 32 year old woman who was driving just behind the couple and saw the accident happen but couldn’t do much to stop it apart her efforts.”I could see the woman’s scarf clutching with every wheel rotation into the spokes of the wheel.Before I could rush my car tell her husband  to stop the bike,his wife had already choked to death.The woman was immediately took to the nearest hospital where she was reported dead by the doctors.” This news article  proved to me that there’s a very thin line left b/w fashion and our lives.We’ll have to be careful before we end up crossing it.

So basically what I wanted to say  and convey by what you just ended up reading —

> Wear Comfortable.

> Putting forward your own style statement is much better than following some kinda fashion.

>Don’t follow anyone but Yourself .

>Remember:the first cloth on Earth was wore as a protection from weather conditions !

Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos 03: Proverbs

Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos 03: Proverbs

A mix of science in philosophy

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by Shane L. Larson

On 19 April 1610, Johannes Kepler wrote an open letter to Galileo Galilei, musing on possible future voyages that would allow explorers — human explorers — to see what Galileo’s telescope had shown.  He mused that some day inventors might “provide ship or sails adapted to the heavenly breezes, and there will be some who will not fear even that void.” Kepler called on Galileo to join him in preparing the way for those so0n to be travellers, and create a new science to light their way: astronomy.

Yuri Gagarin and the Vostok 1 launch on 12 April 1961. Yuri Gagarin and the Vostok 1 launch on 12 April 1961.

It was almost exactly 351 years before Kepler’s speculations were realized — on 12 April 1961 the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space. In a flight that lasted only 108 minutes, Gagarin orbited the Earth in a capsule bearing the callsign Kedr (“

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What’s Left of the Past: The Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar in Sarasota, Florida

Nostalgia being a Modern Being

...said the Fox

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Taking my dad to visit a local institution that has withstood the ravages of ferocious growth. Some things remain intact in my hometown…

It’s a different town. That’s all I can say when anyone asks me what I think of Sarasota today. When I grew up here, there were few buildings higher than two stories. It was affordable, or at least affordable enough that a family of four could come down and start over in a stilt house on a shell drive in a part of town so close to the water that retiring baby boomers are willing to shell out half their life savings to live there now. Going back is strange, particularly because I haven’t lived there for almost two decades. It’s not a bad thing or a good thing. It’s just different.

When I go home, I go back for family. My 95 year-old grandmother who has…

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What it’s like to grow old in different parts of the world

What it’s like to grow old in different parts of the world

Oldage :When your Brawns loosens and your Brains tigthens!

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The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to advances in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities — but also a new set of challenges. So … How do we care for our elderly?

Writer and scholar Jared Diamond (TED Talk: How societies can grow old better) examines the vast differences in how societies across the globe view and treat their senior citizens. Some groups revere and respect their oldest members, while others see them as senile and incompetent, making them the butt of jokes. In some societies, children care for their parents at home; in others, children put their parents in homes where others care for them. Some cultures see their elderly as a burden and resource drain and opt for more violent approaches to senior care. Here’s a look at how people across the globe treat their old…

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Book excerpt: How we’ll live on Mars

Book excerpt: How we’ll live on Mars

A treat to our Mind and Imagination

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Stephen Petranek makes the case that humans will live on Mars in the not-too-distant future. He explains how and when this might happen — and what risks those who head there first might face.

Nearly a decade of anticipation has come down to this moment: the spacecraft inches to the surface as the blast effect of braking rockets kicks up red dust. An Earth-bound audience waits eagerly as an announcer reminds them of a press conference that took place years earlier—a meeting that shocked the world and embarrassed NASA, which was still at least two years from testing its Mars spacecraft with humans aboard. On that day, the company behind this private effort to reach Mars revealed that it was about to build a series of huge rockets to transport people to Mars, and that within a decade it would launch one or two of them to make the first manned landing…

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