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International Women’s Day 2012!!!

Hi all Lovely Women out there….. Its ATINYTOES wishing you all INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with all my heart 🙂

Me being a woman i feel the best in wishing you all today and may all your eternal wishes come true and have a cheerful life ahead with prosperity 🙂 

 – Women

“A symbol of modesty and mercy

Healing for the whole of humanity

Gentle her touch, so her words

Bless the women for her powers

 

Women, the truth and the love

Showers on children and her love

Looking nothing, seeking no rewards

Only piety flowing through her glance”

 

 

 

 

Have a Happy & Joyful Women’s Day!!! 

 

Epic of Love!!!

Dad why don’t you try to understand us. We haven’t done anything crime. Please dad we love each other for the past 5 years and you knew it well. Why can’t you accept us dad?” pleaded Janaha with tears running down all over her face.

Just forget that rouge you idiot. I am just leaving you alive based on some kindness as you are my daughter. Get out of my sight and never again speak of him” yelled Vasudev at his daughter.

Dad please. It’s been 5 long years ever since we started begging for our life and why can’t you even consider us once in your life? How long do you think of house-arresting me? Though we both knew everything what you’re been doing to separate us, we trust each other and thus our love becomes stronger each and every day not even seeing each other for the past 8months.

Shut up your blabbering and go in Janaha. Don’t make me take a tough decision

What do you mean by tough decision dad? Are you gonna kill me?

I said you to go in now!

Stop it dad. I’m done with all your dramatic expressions. Why don’t you act a bit human? Whats your problem dad? Mithun is our neighbor and you knew him well from his childhood. And above all he is our caste too. What is that hinders you from accepting our love. It’s just your useless ego that made us shed tears with all the tortures that we’ve been through. Everything has a limit dad. He means a lot to me. And now do listen carefully dad. I love him and I no more gonna wait for your approval. It’s my life and being 24 years of age I have the sole right to take my own decision. I waited so long for your approval but everything went in vein. So I’ve made my decision and I need you to get to know this dad

Well done my girl. That takes a lot of courage to you to speak up to your dad like that. I’d appreciate it. But don’t act lame and just get to bed now. I can find you all grown up now and stand here threatening your dad but you haven’t understood the fact that you can never do anything that makes me or my prestige by letting it down. I am least cared about your immature love feelings and all. Now go to your bed” ordered Vasudev in a mystifying tone.

Janaha knew it well that there is nothing gonna change her dad anyways. So she decided to elope with Mithun finally with everything kept ready before hand with a secret message which she passed out to her love a week before. And for a final try she was standing there pleading her dad for his acceptance. Finding her dad’s decision she left to her room silently and locked her up as usual and started to wait for the time to struck 1 a.m.

And the time has come. The clock struck 1 a.m. and Janaha got up from her bed and tried to elope through the secret passage which Mithun has made for her escape. He is been waiting on the other end of the passage for more than a hour restless with fear running all over his veins and when he saw the clock striking 1 a.m. his heart begun pounding as though it might jump off through his mouth.

Janaha kept each of her steps with more care and made sure that nobody watches her until she reaches that passage. Once she reached the passage she is free from worries as none of their family can find that passage so easily. She was moving ahead with a nostalgic feeling that was filled over her whole body and she was sweating like a dead meat with all the fear in her heart.

All of a sudden she experienced an electric shock that passed over her body and she fell down to the ground with a loud noise. Unluckily she had stepped on the electric wire which is been kept half done. Somehow she managed to get up and move forward to the passage. In the mean time hearing the noise her dad and her brother got up and came out looking for the reason and found her trying to escape.

Vasudev and Varun went to the peak of rage and they caught her red-handed and dragged her inside the home.

You little brat. How dare you try to elope with that worthless fellow by cheating us? Who gave you so much courage to do this? Is it Mithun? Now its time for me to payback to both of you. Enough of my lenience. Even if I don’t react now, I have to stand mortified in front of my relatives and friends because of you. Varun get that venom from the freezer.” Yelled Vasudev at his son.

Dad, are you serious? Should I really take it?” asked varun puzzled.

Yes varun. I mean it. Just do what I say and no more questions

Ok dad” said Varun and bought the venom.

After all these fury Janaha made no hustle and she stood there tough.

Look at her. How stubborn she is? It’s not going to happen any better leaving her alive. She will be creating shame to us and our family only” saying so Vasudev compelled her to drink the venom and he threw it away emptying the full content of the venom into her throat.

Janaha was still brave and she didn’t make any move for rescuing herself. Instead she spoke her last words with much strain which made her father turn pale.

Bravo dad. You’ve done it. You have succeeded in you ego and useless stature. But you know what? Even now I have won the battle. You can kill me now but you cannot stop me and Mithun living happily after our death. And just remember dad. Lovers die and not the true love and it lives forever. Am proud of dying for the sake of our great love. Thanks dad” saying so died Janaha creating an epic for her true love.

Mithun stood there, on the other side of the passage, waiting for Janaha’s arrival till the crack of dawn with a lot of emotions and thoughts running through his mind. Hearing the expression of grief from Janaha’s mom he rushed in her home and found Janaha lying there speechless and frozen. Thus ended his life of joy and pleasure and unable to take over the huge shock he turned out to be upset mentally and he was found laying over the grave of Janaha for 4 long years unaware of who he is and where he is and finally one day his soul left his body and united with his love after so long years of battle and rivalry. Thus lived the most beautiful lovers of the earth blissfully ever after in the kingdom of heaven without any interference.

Note: This is an actual anecdote of a couple, who are a relative of mine, who lived in interiors of South India in early 80’s where the caste and status played the major role in the minds of human beings. I have heard a lot about them and their sufferings to succeed in love from my parents which is so hard to put into words and thus I have made it in short and presented it for all of you on this Valentines Day. This post is dedicated to both of them and I hope they will still love each other. Happy Valentines Day!

Expressions – Photography Challenge

Hiya guys!!!

Its a  tiny toes back with another post over my photography challenge for expressions…

I had this picture taken 4 to 5 years back… But what’s so special in this picture kept me saving this picture is the varied expression of all these men… You could find all men in this picture with a grin over their face except the hero of this pic… Yeah you’re right… Its the old grandfather who spreads out his smile which is so lovely to sense it…

A smile is always the energizing stimulant to human beings undoubtedly 🙂 🙂 🙂

Its the one other picture of the sweet little girl Dharshini 🙂 A bunch of balloons is the reason behind her smile… And the balloons are colorful though 🙂

Did You Know?

Hey guys,

We know many information regarding health aspects… But when i came across this one i felt a bit surprised as i haven’t heard of many things in this list… So i liked to share it with you all 🙂 Guess it’ll be of atleast a minor use to you 🙂

  • Toxic synthetic chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and our personal care products.
  • There are many health benefits of coffee when used in moderation.
  • Many household products, processed foods, and beauty products are leading contributors to the growing rate of cancer.
  • Laughter is the best medicine according to many doctors. In fact, a single laugh may boost your immune systems defenses for up to 3 days.
  • Coconut water is an all natural health drink that can add years to your life.
  • A new natural product called ASEA is being coined as the “single greatest health science breakthrough of the century.
  • Soy is the only vegetable containing all eight essential amino acids, making soy a complete protein.
  • As your mental health declines, your physical health can wear down, and if your physical health declines, it can make you feel mentally worn down.
  • Alcohol consumption may provide you with many health benefits.
  • Eating raw radishes can help prevent some viral infections like the cold and the flu.
  • Children who are prescribed an antibiotic for an illness should eat yogurt with active cultures to maintain a positive balance of good bacteria.
  • A good to know health tip is that beer and wine can actually be good for you and help you to live longer.
  • There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
  • Redox signaling uses reactive molecules and is a process that impacts our health at the cellular level. These molecules are only found in the body and in a product called ASEA.
  • Those Living Healthy Lifestyles are many times more likely to live longer lives and lead fuller, more active “golden years”
  • Two out of three Americans are overweight.
  • Research shows that Americans are spending nearly $2.7 billion daily on natural substances to avoid having to use drugs.
  • People from the Baby Boomer generation are spending an average of more than $4,000 a year prescription drugs.
  • There are over 2 million serious Adverse Drug Reactions every year with 100,000 deaths yearly.
  • Chocolate was once used as currency in ancient times. Today it is known for containing antioxidants like pyruvate. It moderation, chocolate is actually good for you.
  • Antibiotics can actually make you sick. The prolonged use of antibiotic treatments has been know to causes an overgrowth of fungus called candida. Treatments for this candida include a challenging diet and physical limitations.
  • Get outside and collect some rays. Sunshine will lift your spirits by boosting your vitamin D production.
  • A cactus juice from the Sonoran desert, called Noplea has been show to reduce inflammation as well as over the counter drugs.
  • Herbal teas like chamomile, passion flower and lavender calm the nervous system and facilitate a good night’s sleep.
  • Age spots respond well to Aloe juice being applied twice per day, virtually eliminating discoloration.
  • Folic acid has been shown to lessen depression symptoms. This can be found in orange juice, Spinach and Kail.
  • One out of three Americans has either diabetes or pre-diabetes.
  • During your lifetime, you’ll eat nearly 60,000 pounds of food.
  • Two-thirds of all office visits to family physicians are due to stress-related symptoms.
  • Eating a naturally healthy breakfast every morning makes you less likely to suffer a heart attack.
  • Strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges.
  • You are around 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening!
  • Sour flavors like those found in pickles and lemons can curb your appetite.
  • Blackberries have the highest concentration of antioxidants of any food.
  • A 4-5% reduction in your water intake may reduce your concentration and performance by as much as 30%
  • The artificial sweetener aspartame interferes with dopamine production and aggravates ADHD syndromes.
  • School Cafeteria Food is mostly a collection of processed foods that fall far short of modern nutrition standards.

Friends… Do have a balanced diet with continued exercise and all these precautionary tips to have a healthy and wealthy lifestyle 🙂 🙂 🙂

History of Christmas Trees and Ornaments

The fir tree has a long association with Christianity, it began in Germany almost 1,000 years ago when St Boniface, who converted the German people to Christianity, was said to have come across a group of pagans worshipping an oak tree. In anger, St Boniface is said to have cut down the oak tree and to his amazement a young fir tree sprung up from the roots of the oak tree. St Boniface took this as a sign of the Christian faith. But it was not until the 16th century that fir trees were brought indoors at Christmas time.

CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION HAS ANCIENT ORIGINS

King Tut never saw a Christmas tree, but he would have understood the tradition which traces back long before the first Christmas, says David Robson, Extension Educator, Horticulture with the Springfield Extension Center.

The Egyptians were part of a long line of cultures that treasured and worshipped evergreens. When the winter solstice arrive, they brought green date palm leaves into their homes to symbolize life’s triumph over death.

The Romans celebrated the winter solstice with a fest called Saturnalia in honor of Saturnus, the god of agriculture. They decorated their houses with greens and lights and exchanged gifts. They gave coins for prosperity, pastries for happiness, and lamps to light one’s journey through life.

Centuries ago in Great Britain, woods priests called Druids used evergreens during mysterious winter solstice rituals. The Druids used holly and mistletoe as symbols of eternal life, and place evergreen branches over doors to keep away evil spirits.

Late in the Middle Ages, Germans and Scandinavians placed evergreen trees inside their homes or just outside their doors to show their hope in the forthcoming spring. Our modern Christmas tree evolved from these early traditions.

Legend has it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas. One crisp Christmas Eve, about the year 1500, he was walking through snow-covered woods and was struck by the beauty of a group of small evergreens. Their branches, dusted with snow, shimmered in the moonlight. When he got home, he set up a little fir tree indoors so he could share this story with his children. He decorated it with candles, which he lighted in honor of Christ’s birth.

The Christmas tree tradition most likely came to the United States with Hessian troops during the American Revolution, or with German immigrants to Pennsylvania and Ohio, adds Robson.

But the custom spread slowly. The Puritans banned Christmas in New England. Even as late as 1851, a Cleveland minister nearly lost his job because he allowed a tree in his church. Schools in Boston stayed open on Christmas Day through 1870, and sometimes expelled students who stayed home.

The Christmas tree market was born in 1851 when Catskill farmer Mark Carr hauled two ox sleds of evergreens into New York City and sold them all. By 1900, one in five American families had a Christmas tree, and 20 years later, the custom was nearly universal.

Christmas tree farms sprang up during the depression. Nurserymen couldn’t sell their evergreens for landscaping, so they cut them for Christmas trees. Cultivated trees were preferred because they have a more symmetrical shape then wild ones.

Six species account for about 90 percent of the nation’s Christmas tree trade. Scotch pine ranks first, comprising about 40 percent of the market, followed by Douglas fir which accounts for about 35 percent. The other big sellers are noble fir, white pine, balsam fir and white spruce.

Courtesy: http://www.christmas-tree.com

St. Boniface Story

Why do we have a decorated Christmas Tree? In the 7th century a monk from Crediton, Devonshire, went to Germany to teach the Word of God. He did many good works there, and spent much time in Thuringia, an area which was to become the cradle of the Christmas Decoration Industry.

Legend has it that he used the triangular shape of the Fir Tree to describe the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The converted people began to revere the Fir tree as God’s Tree, as they had previously revered the Oak. By the 12th century it was being hung, upside-down, from ceilings at Christmastime in Central Europe, as a symbol of Christianity.

The first decorated tree was at Riga in Latvia, in 1510. In the early 16th century, Martin Luther is said to have decorated a small Christmas Tree with candles, to show his children how the stars twinkled through the dark night.

Courtesy: http://www.christmasarchives.com