बाबा जय गुरुदेव

बाबा जय गुरुदेव का परिचय: 

बचपन का नाम तुलसीदास। जन्म (तारीख का पक्‍का ज्ञान नहीं) इटावा जिले के भरथना स्थित गांव खितौरा नील कोठी प्रांगण में। जय गुरुदेव नामयोग साधना मंदिर के प्रकाशन में इस साल उनकी उम्र 116 साल बताई गई। वह हिंदी, उर्दू और अंग्रेजी में पारंगत थे। उन्होंने कोलकाता में पांच फरवरी 1973 को सत्संग सुनने आए अनुयायियों के सामने कहा था कि सबसे पहले मैं अपना परिचय दे दूं- मैं इस किराये के मकान में पांच तत्व से बना साढ़े तीन हाथ का आदमी हूं। इसके बाद उन्होंने कहा था- मैं सनातन धर्मी हूं, कट्टर हिंदू हूं, न बीड़ी पीता हूं न गांजा, भांग, शराब और न ताड़ी। आप सबका सेवादार हूं। मेरा उद्देश्य है सारे देश में घूम-घूम कर जय गुरुदेव नाम का प्रचार करना। मैं कोई फकीर और महात्मा नहीं हूं। मैं न तो कोई औलिया हूं न कोई पैगंबर और न अवतारी। 
सात साल की उम्र में ही तुलसीदास के मां-बाप का निधन हो गया था। तभी से वह मंदिर-मस्जिद और चर्च जाने लगे। कुछ समय बाद घूमते-घूमते अलीगढ़ के चिरौली गांव पहुंचे। वहां घूरेलाल शर्मा को उन्‍होंने अपना गुरू बना लिया। 

Queen Victoria's Last Love..

Royal loyal ... Abdul and Queen Victoria in the 1880s
Royal loyal ... Abdul and Queen Victoria in the 1880s

BRITAIN is set to go Diamond Jubilee crazy as the Queen marks 60 years on the throne.

London from 1887 to Present Day

It’s amazing what a difference 115 years can make. See how much  (and sometimes how little)  London has changed.
 London from 1897 to Present Day

Penitentes: Peculiar Spikey Snow Formation in the Andes

On very high-altitude glaciers, such as those in the Andes mountains, where the air is dry, snow can grow into spectacular narrow blades of ice up to several metres high. They are called Nieves Penitentes or simply Penitentes. They take the form of tall thin blades of hardened snow or ice closely spaced with the blades oriented towards the general direction of the sun. They usually formed in clusters and range from a few centimetres to 2 meters but penitentes as high as 5 meters has been recorded. These pinnacles of snow or ice grow over all glaciated and snow covered areas in the Dry Andes above 4,000 meters. Penitentes are a common sight in the regions between Argentina and Chile.
Penitentes were first described in the literature by Darwin in 1839. On March 22, 1835, he had to squeeze his way through snowfields covered in penitentes near the Piuquenes Pass, on the way from Santiago de Chile to the Argentinian city of Mendoza, and reported the local belief that they were formed by the strong winds of the Andes.
Snow penitents can be hell if you have to cross them. Photo credit

10 World’s Tallest Lighthouses

lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire, and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. Here are the tallest ones.

10. Storozhenskiy Light 233 feet (71 m)

Storozhenskiy Light, also known as Storozhno Light, is an active lighthouse in Lake Ladoga, Russia. It is located on a headland on the eastern side of the lake, separating the Svirsky lip of the lake from the Volkhov Bay, at the village of Storozhno. At a height of 233 feet (71 m) it is the seventh tallest “traditional lighthouse” in the world, and the fourth talleststone lighthouse. It is a twin of the slightly shorter Osinovetsky Light.

Vintage Cigarette Ads

Go back just one generation and you're in an alternative universe where smoking was promoted as a suitable pass time for doctors, and a young Ronald Reagan claimed he would send cigarettes to his friends at Christmas.
However, a backlash was brewing even while these glamorous posters were in their heyday. In 1962 the Royal College of Physicians were recommending stricter laws on the sale and advertising of tobacco and TV adverts were banned by 1965.

In 1971 the first health warnings appeared on cigarette packets and by 1986 you could no longer show a person smoking on a tobacco advert. A general advertising ban came into force in 2003.


Husband and Wife

This is the best and most civil way to have a fight between husband and wife instead of resorting to physical force...
Poems written by WIFE andHUSBAND.

The alphabet of friendship

World's FIRST ever..

World’s First Digital Camera (1975): Created by Kodak's engineer Steve Sasson

In December 1975, Kodak engineer Steve Sasson invented something that would, decades later, revolutionize photography: the world’s first digital camera. It was the size of a toaster, and captured black and white images at a resolution of 100×100 - or 0.01 megapixels in today’s marketing terminology. The images were stored on cassette tape, taking 23 seconds to write. The camera uses an ADC from Motorola, a bog-standard (for the 1970s) lens from a Kodak movie camera, and a CCD chip from Fairchild Semiconductor - the same technology that digital cameras still use today. To playback the images, a special computer and tape reader setup (pictured below) was built, outputting the grainy images on a standard TV. It took a further 23 seconds to read each image from tape.
World’s First Digital Camera

Quaint Amul ads in 2012

Amul, India's number 1 brand, also scores high on its witty, rib-tickling advertisements that like wine just keep getting better with time. The company has been running its popular advertising campaign since 1966, taking fond potshots at the nation's political, social, sporting and filmy arenas. For decades, the cute Amul girl has entertained us with her one-liners. She laughed with us, cried with us and been there through every defeat and triumphs. Here's a look at some of the most telling advertisements in the first four months of 2012:


May 2012: Amul girl's take on the new hairstyle being donned by Sachin Tendulkar


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