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  • President Tusk attends the European Ceremony of Honour for the former German Chancellor Helmut KohlStory On People & Places: God’s Favourites

    Witty story on leading Indian film celebrities, Indian politicians, and influential world leaders who died in 2017-18

     

  • Gupta empire map.pngInformative story: Golden Age Of India.

    Guptas oversaw a period of great cultural & artistic excellence...

    and remarkable achievements in many science & technologies...

  • From Andalur Kavu, ThalasseryInformative story: Greater India

    How India influenced the art and cultures of Southeast Asian nations like Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand & Sri Lanka etc.

  • Ghost"How do you make a ghost go away?" she asked again, staring wide-eyed into the darkness.

    He awakened fully now. He sensed her stiff body, her cold hands under the covers.

  • Ayurveda in Sri LankaInformative story exploring world’s oldest holistic healing (whole body) system Ayurveda.

    Comparisons with orthodox medical treatments & Maori medicine Rongoa.

  • PortraitI was surprised at my relief. My home was shattered, my neighbours burning, my brother was dead, and my mother was broken.

    Yet I felt relief and had thanked my creator, because my children had been spared. They were safe. For the moment.

  • Avian cloaca.jpg "Avian cloaca" by Jared Yelton, original uploader was Redtailed at en.wikipedia -  Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons."Really?" Josh was discovering a whole new world, "Do birds have no dicks at all?"

    "Some birds have them," answered Rosh, "and they use them too. Males of ostriches, cassowaries, kiwi, geese, and some species of swans and ducks, do not use cloaca for reproduction. They have a phallus."

  • 2014_06_210005 - tax avoidance“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”

    “Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."

  • ♪ ♫ ♫ ♪ ♪♪ ♫"Ethereal music flows from a blooming personality. It is the sound of Life, of Being."

    "But we live in a world that values Becoming over Being. If you must create, create that inner silence that metamorphoses naturally into music. Create that deserving conduit, through which the Anaahat can express its Naad."

  • Sower - Road“I’m Jesus’ Sower. And I’m tried.”

    The effort to speak was too much for him, and he felt tired and weak.

    As darkness descended on him again, he heard the nurse ushering his family out of his hospital room. He let the darkness take him again.

  • Uterine, Bile Duct and Breast CancerIs Cancer Not A Disease?

    Abnormal cell growth is an issue as it steals glucose from normal cells & grows at their expense.

    Hosh examines suggested natural cures

  • Sangre Flamenca"I know what music is. It is the rhythm in everything alive. Whether it flows through a didgeridoo or a flute, sounds from dead hollows in wood can make a moribund heart come alive."

    "Knowing comes from the head. But knowing about music can't create music. Music comes from the heart. When it is felt by the heart. Feeling is enough."

  • Falling'Amazing!’ he thought, ‘How God appears to those who are deserving. And miraculous, how they are able to get back through to Him.’

    ‘Yet these communication channels remain open to us all. As Intuition and Prayer. Intuition, when God phones us up. And prayer, when we are telephoning God.’

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, painted portrait DDC_0590"The institution of the Caliphate was thereafter inactive for almost a century. Then on June 29, 2014, the internationally unrecognized Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) declared a new Caliphate, naming Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the new Caliph."

    "Who's he?" asked Josh.

    "He is nicknamed The Invisible Sheikh," answered Rosh.

  • Author Unknown Trust is like a piece of paper. Once it's crumpled, it can't be perfect againA King invited a famous visiting astrologer to study his horoscope and tell him about his future.

    The astrologer was quite learned.

    He studied it thoroughly and did his calculations well. Finally, he gave his verdict.

  • Face of Jesus“Come back to me quickly. You can have your Kingdom of Heaven,” she impulsively spoke her thoughts aloud to him.

    He winced and thought a little. Then answered with great sadness, “But I can’t go on that journey anymore. I have nothing left to pay the fare.”

  • money-castle illustrationConcentration of Kiwi wealth in houses may be concerning, but it has helped NZ stand out as the best deliverer of prosperity in the world in the past decade.

  • Last of her Kind (HDR)If you overvalue your work, the world will likely step in to knock down your price.

    But if you undercharge yourself, it's unlikely that the world will step in to compensate you appropriately.

    You can’t rely on others to value you correctly. It is not in their best interests to do so.

  • Banksy in Boston: F̶O̶L̶L̶O̶W̶ ̶Y̶O̶U̶R̶ ̶D̶R̶E̶A̶M̶S̶ CANCELLED, Essex St, Chinatown, Boston“Will you leave us to beg on the streets?” Isha turned her face away in anguish, “while you illuminate the world. Why must Yashodharā always pay the price of Siddharth’s enlightenment?”

    Her world was falling apart, and she with it. Rosh felt pity. He knew how hard it was going to be for her.

  • Life of Pi"I have left so much behind", Pi said, "In the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go."

    "But what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye."