‘Snoopy’ Digs the Archive for You: May 2013

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Visiting our blog now? Well, you could have missed a few interesting posts. Here we bring you “Snoopy” he will dig the archives and bring you the complete list of old posts in one place. Check out now what Snoopy found from May 2013.

 
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One question poll : Know what others say: Love or Hate their Job?

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5 Insights from the Movie 300 : A Recommended Reading

‚ÄúBeing happy doesn‚Äôt mean that everything is perfect. It means you‚Äôve decided to look beyond the imperfections.‚ÄĚ
Just one great Quote : Being HaPpY

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Understand Arguments : The Frog Story

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Slums Of Chennai : Needs Action

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Relax Off Serious Philosophies ūüôā Nothing but fun : A Teacher Terrorist¬†ūüôā

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A Funny Story of a Man and his Dog: Sure It Will Leave You Thinking

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Must Read : Inspirational Speech : Dalai Lama : Education & Warm Heart

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Three Life Changing Words : Teacher who made the Difference

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EcHo Of You

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Attitude n’ Choices

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Dream Thieves : Go Go.. Keep Going..

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The Missed Flight : Writer’s Digest Entry

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Be Thankful : Insights

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Bet you stay off tears? Ugly, The Cat : Value of Compassion & Love

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Insights : Time Bank

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Story of Jenny : The Real Pearl Necklace

Darkness needs Light
Picture Speaks : Darkness Needs Light, Money blocks Accessibility

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What exactly is ‚ÄúPropel¬†Steps‚ÄĚ?

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10 Unusually beautiful friends (Part 1) : We humans have lot to learn

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SAVE TIGER : Pictures Speak

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Choose one : You wanna be Victim or Creator : Personality Insights

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Instant Personality Self Test : Your brain thinks mostly left / right / both?

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Dont Miss it : Which direction the Train moves? It will as you wish.. Magical¬†ūüôā

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Blind girl gets to class XII merit list, tops humanities group

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Snippet Thoughts: Error at Start: Career Decision

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The Cab Ride I will Never Forget : Great moment in Life

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The Lost Watch

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Limpid Life

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You will say WOW : Miguel Claro’s Astrophotographs

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Why Dogs live less than us? : This Deserve a read.

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Who is the Daddy? Earth or Homo-Sapiens?

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There’s More fruit in Rich Man’s Shampoo than a Poor man’s Plate

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Box Full of Kisses : While reading you too realize having one Box¬†ūüôā

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Never Miss to Read this : A Miracle costs $1.11 : True Story

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Appreciate Talent : Siddhartha Rahi & Summa Hussain : Young Student Scientists From Ghazipur, India.

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Appreciate Talents : Adithyha Jayakumar ‚Äď A Musical Talent from South¬†India

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An Interesting Personality test : Just 5 mins

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Life is similar to filling our cart. We pay and enjoy for what we fill our carts with…

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The Little Firefighter : Relish helping others : Must feel Story

Peace is Cheaper than War Love is Precious of all Weapons
Pic : Peace is Cheaper than War! Love is Precious of all Weapons!

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Impressive Quotes from Finland Teachers

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Top 10 Beautiful flowers in the world

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Snippet Thoughts : Push

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Snippet Thoughts : A Humane day

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Poster #3 : Is there a True Friend?

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Poster #2 : Join Hands if you are against Caste Discrimination

Poster #1 : A Good Child is a Sign of a Good Society…

The Good Bye Kiss

Lesson to a Disciple Painter : Easy to point; hard to correct.

Just 3 words : Explains So much

The Cookie Thief : Must Read One

The empty soap box : Keep it simple lesson for every organisation

Need Expert Opinion: What will happen if there are no limitations to export / import taxes (arbitrage benefits)?

Four Fingered Pianist : Hee Ah Lee

Jessica Cox ‚Äď An Inspirational¬†Woman

18 Rules of HaPpInEsS¬†ūüôā

Our Life is Our Choice: Always do your best

Window of Happiness : Must Read One

Ways to judge people, things and life : Four Seasons’ Insight

Beautiful Oil Paintings : Realistic Ones

One of the most inspired story : Boy and Butterfly

Very Small Story, But Great Insight : Purpose of Goal

Home of Millions : Earth : Have no space for our little Sparrows?

Four Apples and Understanding others

Inability is just a belief : Story of Elephants

Hold on your emotions : This may make you feel the importance of understanding

Old one but Evergreen story : True Love is Unique

‚ÄúPaid in full with one glass of¬†milk‚ÄĚ

Difference : Optimist and Pessimist

Know Stats: List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions

Concert Freebies : Don‚Äôt miss to read¬†ūüôā

Funny Marriage of Princess : Cant stop laughing¬†ūüôā

Quotes from the Way of a Peaceful Warrior ‚Äď Dan¬†Millman

The Brick and the Jaguar : Listen to life

Reach and Touch Others’ life with Kindness : Story of Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

Appreciate Life : Story of a Blind Girl

A true story, happened in 1892 at Stanford University : Herbert Hoover & Paderewski

‚ÄĚHow heavy is this glass of water?‚ÄĚ : Stress is same as¬†this

Snippet Thoughts : Mistakes Matters @ workplace

50 Amazing Facts about Animals : I

“A Love Letter at my 60″ Heart melting Story. Never miss to read it.

Guys Vs Cats : These funny pics will relax mind¬†ūüôā

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Inspirational : Itzhak Perlman and a Three stringed Violin

Itzhak-Perlman-1On Nov. 18, 1995, Itzhak Perlman, a violinist, came on stage to give a concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.

If you have ever been to a Perlman concert, you know that getting on stage is no small achievement for him. He was stricken with polio as a child, and so he has braces on both legs and walks with the aid of two crutches. To see him walk across the stage one step at a time, painfully and slowly, is an awesome sight.

He walks painfully, yet majestically, until he reaches his chair. Then he sits down, slowly, puts his crutches on the floor, undoes the clasps on his legs, tucks one foot back and extends the other foot forward. Then he bends down and picks up the violin, puts it under his chin, nods to the conductor and proceeds to play.

By now, the audience is used to this ritual. They sit quietly while he makes his way across the stage to his chair. They remain reverently silent while he undoes the clasps on his legs. They wait until he is ready to play.

But this time, something went wrong. Just as he finished the first few bars, one of the strings on his violin broke. You¬†could hear it snap ‚Äď it went off like gunfire across the room. There was no mistaking what that sound meant. There was no mistaking what he had to do.

We figured that he would have to get up, put on the clasps again, pick up the crutches and limp his way off stage ‚Äď to either find another violin or else find another string for this one. But he didn‚Äôt. Instead, he waited a moment, closed his eyes and then signaled the conductor to begin again.

The orchestra began, and he played from where he had left off. And he played with such passion and such power and such purity as they had never heard before.

Of course, anyone knows that it is impossible to play a symphonic work with just three strings. I know that, and you know that, but that night Itzhak Perlman refused to know that.

You could see him modulating, changing, re-composing the piece in his head. At one point, it sounded like he was de-tuning the strings to get new sounds from them that they had never made before.

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When he finished, there was an awesome silence in the room. And then people rose and cheered. There was an extraordinary outburst of applause from every corner of the auditorium. We were all on our feet, screaming and cheering, doing everything we could to show how much we appreciated what he had done.

He smiled, wiped the sweat from this brow, raised his bow to quiet us, and then he said ‚Äď not boastfully, but in a quiet, pensive, reverent tone ‚Äď ‚ÄúYou know, sometimes it is the artist‚Äôs task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.‚ÄĚ

What a powerful line that is. It has stayed in my mind ever since I heard it. And who knows? Perhaps that is the definition of life ‚Äď not just for artists but for all of us.

Here is a man who has prepared all his life to make music on a violin of four strings, who, all of a sudden, in the middle of a concert, finds himself with only three strings; so he makes music with three strings, and the music he made that night with just three strings was more beautiful, more sacred, more memorable, than any that he had ever made before, when he had four strings.

So, perhaps our task in this shaky, fast-changing, bewildering world in which we live is to make ‚Äėmusic‚Äô, at first with all that we have, and then, when that is no longer possible, to make ‚Äėmusic‚Äô with what we have left.

Courtesy : James

Amazing Stephen Wiltshire : Just Look & Draw : Wins Autism

Stephen Wiltshire MBE, Hon.FSAI (born 24 April 1974) is a British architectural artist who has been diagnosed with autism. He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. His work has gained worldwide popularity.

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English: Stephen Wiltshire receives his MBE award at Buckingham Palace (Copyright: The Stephen Wiltshire Gallery http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wiltshire can look at a subject once and then draw an accurate and detailed picture of it. He frequently draws entire cities from memory, based on double, brief helicopter rides. For example, he produced a detailed drawing of four square miles of London after a single helicopter ride above that city. His nineteen-foot-long drawing of 305 square miles of New York City is based on a single twenty-minute helicopter ride. ¬†He also draws fictional scenes, for example,St. Paul’s Cathedral¬†surrounded by flames.

Wiltshire’s early books include¬†Drawings¬†(1987),¬†Cities¬†(1989),¬†Floating Cities¬†(1991), and¬†Stephen Wiltshire’s American Dream¬†(1993). His third book,¬†Floating Cities¬†(Michael Joseph, 1991), was number one on the¬†Sunday Times¬†bestseller list.

In May 2005 Stephen produced his longest ever panoramic memory drawing of Tokyo on a 32.8-foot-long (10.0 m) canvas within seven days following a helicopter ride over the city.

Since then he has drawn Rome, Hong Kong,Frankfurt, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem and London on giant canvasses. When Wiltshire took the helicopter ride over Rome, he drew it in such great detail that he drew the exact number of columns in the Pantheon.

In October 2009 Stephen completed the last work in the series of panoramas, an 18-foot (5.5¬†m) memory drawing of his “spiritual home”,¬†New York City.¬†Following a 20-minute helicopter ride over the city he sketched the view ofNew Jersey,¬†Manhattan, the Financial District,¬†Ellis Island, the¬†Statue of Liberty¬†and¬†Brooklyn¬†over five days at thePratt Institute¬†college of art and design in New York City.

In 2010, he made a series of drawings of¬†Sydney,¬†and visited¬†Bermuda National Gallery¬†where the sale of his drawing of¬†Hamilton¬†broke auction records. In June 2010,¬†Christie’s¬†auctioned off¬†an oil painting of his “Times Square¬†at Night”.

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Wiltshire started a tour of China in September 2010, with a first project taking him to Shanghai.

A 2011 project in New York City involved Wiltshire’s creation of a 250-foot (76¬†m) long panoramic memory drawing of New York which is now displayed on a giant billboard at¬†JFK Airport. It is a part of a global advertising campaign¬†for the Swiss bank¬†UBS¬†that carries the theme “We will not rest”,¬†The New York Times¬†reported.

Wiltshire’s work has been the subject of many TV documentaries. Renowned¬†neurologist¬†Oliver Sacks¬†writes about him in the chapter “Prodigies” in his bookAn Anthropologist on Mars.

In 2006, Wiltshire was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to art. In September 2006 Stephen opened his permanent gallery in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London.

On 15 February 2008, ABC News named him Person of the Week. In his first intimate interview with The Independent in 2009 he revealed his dreams, aspirations, idols and biggest regrets.

In July 2009 he acted as ambassador of the Children’s Art Day in the United Kingdom.

In 2011, Stephen Wiltshire was made an honorary Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration (SAI).

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Listening intently to his ipod throughout the artistic process – because music helps him – London-born Stephen uses only graphic pens as he commits his photographic memory to the high-grade paper.

‚ÄėStephen sketches his layout in pencil first and then scales it within the border, first adding in landmarks before filling out in more intricate detail,‚Äô said Iliana Taliotis, who works with Stephen and his family.

‚ÄėHe works methodically in short sharp bursts and is even being put on webcam by CBS as he puts his art to paper.‚Äô¬†

On his third visit to New York, this is Stephen’s first panorama of the world’s most iconic cityscape.

‚ÄėStephen feels this is his spiritual home,‚Äô said Iliana.

‚ÄėThere are many similarities between his home, London, and New York that he can relate to.¬†

‚ÄėThe only difference is that everything is on a bigger scale and with taller, more modern buildings.¬†

‚ÄėCities have always been his passion, and he is drawn to cosmopolitan lifestyles.‚Äô¬†

Diagnosed with autistism at an early age, Stephen’s talent for drawing emerged as a way of expressing himself.

Using his drawing’s to help him learn and encouraged by his family, Stephen created a series of 26 coded pictures to help him speak, all of which corresponded to a letter in the alphabet.

Going through up to 12 pens during his sketches which can take a week to finish, Stephen also draws heavily on music which he carries everywhere.

‚ÄėHe always listens to music while he works,‚Äô said Iliana.

Newyork‚ÄėThis work will encompass the five boroughs of New York, New Jersey, Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty.‚ÄėThis one is extra special and unique.¬†‚ÄėDue to his personal love of New York it contains far more detail and the perspective of the panorama is much more in-depth, giving a more realistic, 3-D view of the city.‚Äô

Courtesy : Wikipedia, Daily Mail UK and Google.