Happy New Year 2014

WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS AND PURPOSEFUL NEW YEAR 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Facts and Figures-68:



A 2011 report says that for every 10 km of road extension, 2000 trees are destroyed.

Eyecatchers-190:



TULU is a Dravidian language spoken by 1.95 million speakers.  It is spoken in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka - EDEX, The New Indian Express, Jan.31,2011

A Thought for Today-656:



The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this:
DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT -  - Ben Stein

Friday, October 24, 2014

Facts and Figures-67: Slum-dwellers in India



As of 2011, 9.3 crore people live in slums in India.  In Tamil Nadu alone, this number is 86 lakhs.

Eyecatchers-189: A DIAMOND WITH A SOUL



A DIAMOND WITH A SOUL

ASHES TO DIAMONDS:  WE ARE ALL CARBON

A Swiss company founded by entrepreneur Ronaldo Willy provides a unique service: it converts a human being into a diamond.  “When a man of 80 kilos is cremated, he becomes 2.5 kilos of ashes,” Willy explains.  “With these ashes, we make a diamond of 0.2 grams.”  Every year, Willy’s company Algordanza receives more than 800 urns filled with human ashes. Converting them into small diamonds costs anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000.  The color of each diamond results from the combination of trace elements present in an individual’s body.  “Fake teeth, titanium hips, or the remnants of chemotherapy can all impact color,” says The Atlantic.  Many of Algordanza’s diamonds are eventually crafted into jewellery, worn by clients who want to be able to carry the presence of their loved ones with them.

For more: THEATLANTIC.COM

Courtesy: The Times of india, Chennai, Oct 16, 2014

Self-Improvement-131:



For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone – Audrey Hepburn