Indian Music

Indian music has a special appeal not only within the country but also throughout the world. The traditional pattern of Indian music has survived throughout the ages and entertained not only the common people in this country but lovers of music and art throughout the world.

Although there are regional styles in Indian music yet the basic unity, i.e. of ragas and talas concept is uniformly prevalent. No wonder India has its influence on the musical patterns in other parts of the world. The Afghani music, the Persian music, the Russian music and even the western music carry the impact of Indian ragas and talas.

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Must watch Movies of the Decade (2000-2010)

9.There will be blood

The voice of the oil man sounds made of oil, gristle and syrup. It is deep and reassuring, absolutely sure of itself, and curiously fraudulent. No man who sounds this forthright can be other than a liar. His name is Daniel Plainview, and he must have given the name to himself as a private joke, for little that he does is as it seems. In Paul Thomas Anderson’s brutal, driving epic “There Will Be Blood,” he begins by trying to wrest silver from the earth with a pick and shovel,and ends by extracting countless barrels of oil whose wealth he keeps all for himself. Daniel Day-Lewis makes him a great oversize monster who hates all men, including

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March 20: International Day of Happiness

Do you believe we need an official holiday to remember to be happy? The United Nations thought so. In 2012 the U.N. General Assembly proclaimed that, forevermore, March 20 would be observed as the International Day of Happiness, “recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being,” according to the U.N. resolution, “as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world.”

A holiday in honor of happiness may seem a little like one to celebrate romance. But as much as we grumble about the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, the day sometimes serves to remind us how much we love our partners and how much we are adored in return. A reminder now and then is nice, even if it’s mandated by the calendar. Continue reading “March 20: International Day of Happiness”

Red: The color of Cupid

Red is a powerful color. It’s the color of Cupid and the Devil, the color of love and hate. It brings to mind hot-blooded anger and Scarlet Letter shame. It means luck in China, where bridal wear is red, mourning in parts of Africa and sex in Amsterdam’s red-light district.

Some of the hue’s significance has a biological basis. Many humans get red in the face from increased blood flow when they are angry. A similar process activates a flush of embarrassment or a more flirtatious blush. Seeing red also triggers some surprising behaviors. For instance, drivers blocked in traffic by a red car react faster and more aggressively than drivers barred by vehicles of other colors.

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Can Technology Delete Death?

Few prophets of the technological revolution are more respected than Ray Kurzweil, and his answer is Yes. One day, soon enough, science will deliver us from physical death, from the awful reality of mortality, and from the snubbing out of our conscious existence on earth.

Human evolution now demands such steps, Kurzweil says. “Our bodies are governed by obsolete genetic programs that evolved in a bygone era, so we need to overcome our genetic heritage” (The Singularity, 371). The idea of transhumanism is that we can evade our biological bodies — like a man fleeing out the top hatch of a damaged submarine, or maybe more like a thumb drive escaping the top hatch of a damaged submarine.

Kurzweil is talking about a form of mind uploading — the ability to extract the cognitive dimension of the human experience, digitize it, separate it from biological mass, discard the biological body, and end up with some sort of consciousness contained inside a computer who is you, eternal you, deathless you. Continue reading “Can Technology Delete Death?”

Need of the Hour-A Visionary Politician

India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi showed great signs of a visionary and well-established leader when he became the 16th Prime Minister of India in 2014.His Oratory skills bamboozled the Opposition parties, His Unique ability to grasp the full attention of the people formed an Unprecedented force which led to his massive landslide victory for his party in 2014 General elections.

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