Sunday, July 31, 2011

Varanasi - The Holy City Of India


Varanasi - The Holy City Of India



Varanasi is a religious center in North India. It is regarded as a holy city by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest in India. Incineration of the deceased breaks the circle of reincarnation that's why cadavers are burnt on the banks of the Ganges river near Varanasi 24 hours a day.



Ashes left are dispersed in the river. Sacred ablutions and clothes washing are performed nearby. Dogs are running around trying to find unburnt pieces of flesh. Happy children are flying a kite. Boatmen are eager to offer a journey across the sacred river.



Varanasi North India


Recycles Old Maps - Amazing Painting

Recycles Old Maps - Amazing Painting


You¡¯ll probably never look at maps the same way again, after seeing the works of Ingrid Dabringer. She uses maps as canvases for amazing painted figure drawings.



Recycles Old Maps Painting






Saturday, July 30, 2011

India second biggest user of Google+




India is home to the second largest group of Google+ visitors of any country, accounting for 2.8 million, or 27 percent, of the world's 20 million Google+ visitors.

With 5.3 million cumulative unique visitors to Google+, the US has the highest number of Google+ users, market researcher comScore shows. In the US, 63 percent of Google+ visitors are male and more than half are between the ages of 18 and 34.

The US may be home to the majority of early Google+ adopters, but what is interesting about the social network's exponential growth "is its proliferation on a global basis," commented comScore's Andrew Lipsman in a July 22 post on the company's blog.

According to comScore's statistics, 867,000 people in the UK visited Google+ during the first 21 days of public existence, putting the country in third place behind the US and India. Canada (859,000 visitors), Germany (706,000 visitors), Brazil (622,000), Taiwan (515,000 visitors), France (498,000 visitors), Turkey (373,000 visitors) and Spain (365,000 visitors) made up the remaining top ten countries.

ComScore speculated about whether or not the social network was the fastest growing site in history, writing that, "It would be difficult to think of many sites that reached such a large number in such a short period of time. That said, Google does have a built-in visitor base of more than 1 billion to work with, so there is clearly potential to convert a high number of users to its new social tool - even if it is still invite-only." Lipsman noted that "these data are based on unique visitors (which is different than 'users' in that people who never sign up may visit Google+ pages) from home and work computers (which excludes usage via devices)."

While Google+ has grown from strength to strength over the last couple of weeks, 750-million strong Facebook has been plagued by a never-ending onslaught of video scams and privacy misdemeanors. Google+ is not without its own faults, however, and has recently come under fire for suspending the Google accounts of people who don't use their real names within the social network.



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The ice hotel

The ice hotel near the village of Jukkasjärvi, Kiruna, Sweden is the world's first ice hotel.

The entire hotel is made completely out of ice blocks taken from the Torne River - even the glasses in the bar are made of ice. The hotel has more than 80 rooms and suites, a bar, reception area and church. The hotel only exists between December and April. Each room is unique and the architecture of the hotel is changed each year.

All of the ice hotels are reconstructed every year, and are dependent upon constant sub-zero temperatures during construction and operation. The walls, fixtures, and fittings are made entirely of ice, and are held together using a substance known as snice, which takes the place of mortar in a traditional brick-built hotel.


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Amazing Photoshop



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What do software Programmers dream of?

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5 Most Mysterious Ancient Discoveries

5 Most Mysterious Ancient Discoveries
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Some of the most fascinating ancient discoveries in our history were found by complete chance. These accidental findings have left researchers puzzled for years and many of them remain shrouded in complete mystery. It is this mystery surrounding them though that makes them so fascinating. Here we0„30…4ll take a look at five of the most mysterious ancient discoveries that will leave you as baffled as those who discovered them and those who have tried studying their backgrounds.
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1. Horned Human Skulls
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In the 1880s very strange human skulls were found in a burial mound in Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. What makes them so strange of course were those horns protruding two inches above the eye sockets. It is believed the skulls, found along with seven foot tall skeletons, were buried around AD 1200. The discoveries were made by respectable men : the state librarian, a dignitary of the Presbyterian Church, and two professors. Little else is known about the skulls or skeletons because after they were sent to the American Investigating Museum in Philadelphia they were stolen and never seen again.

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2. The Dropa Stones
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CANNIBALISM -people who eat other people's

Cannibalism ¡§C People Who Eat Other People :
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Have you ever been so hungry you¡¯d eat just about anything ? You look in the fridge and search through your kitchen cupboards for something to fill that groaning hole in your stomach. Gathering together all the edible items you then set about mixing them into a bizarre, otherwise unthinkable concoction and, to your surprise, you like it. You wonder why nobody has ever thought of mixing powdered egg, banana yogurt and paprika before. That is probably how cannibalism was invented hundreds of thousands of years ago. Although there was probably much more slicing and dicing involved.
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Cannibalism is as old as mankind and certainly we are not the first to come up with the idea. Animals have been eating members of their own species since the dawn of time and think nothing of it. To them it is perfectly natural. Many species of arachnid, for example, instinctively begin to chow down on their mothers as soon as they are born and some mammals have been known to do the same thing. In fact, in some cases mammalian mothers will eat their own offspring if they feel the conditions needed to rear offspring have not been met.
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Our prehistoric ancestors can hardly be called civilized , however, and things have changed greatly since the dark days before KFC. Most of us now agree that the idea of eating another person is grim and stomach turning but, historically speaking, not all human cultures have shared this view. Many cultures have used cannibalism simply as a convenient way to dispose of the dead, others have even embraced it as a religious and ceremonial practice. The Aghori of India, for example, believe that eating the flesh of a recently deceased person (or not so recently deceased as the case may be) will give them magical powers. The Aghori, an extreme and widely condemned Hindu sect,get their kicks by removing bodies from cemeteries and funeral barges, sometimes eating them raw.
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Here are some examples of cannibalistic societies in recorded history:
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1. The Carib :
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