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Ithramel manamulla kudamulla
Poovinte swapnagal pookkalekkalum
Mrudhulavum soumyavum aayirikkum
Thaamara nool pol pozhiyum nilaavilum
Nithya vilolamaam swapnangalum njaanum
Ellaa rahasyavum panku vaikkum
Padarunnathaa raaga parimalamaayirikkum
Lyrics : O V Usha Music : Raveendran Sung by: Yesudas
Gist of the Poem: (for those who don't understand malayalam)
If the flowers are so fragrant and beautiful,
How beautiful would their dreams be...
The dreams of the flowers would be
Just as tender and gentle as they are...
“The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life, our whole life is solving puzzles. If you are hungry, you have to find something to eat. But everyday problems are very mixed - they're not clear. The Cube's problem depends just on you. You can solve it independently. But to find happiness in life, you're not independent. That's the only big difference.”~Erno Rubik
The Qutab Minar is one of the monuments in
King Qutubuddin Aibak of Slave dynasty laid the foundation of the Qutab Minar in 1199. Qutb-ud-din-Aibak had intended the Qutab Minar to stand as a symbol of his throne's might. However, he passed away before anything more than the base of the tower could be completed. It was his successor, Iltutmish, who completed this magnificent structure. The red sandstone
The complex also hosts an Iron Pillar in the courtyard of the mosque. The quality of the iron used for constructing the pillar is exceptionally pure and has not rusted even after 2000 years. An inscription in Sanskrit clearly indicates that it was initially erected outside a Vishnu temple, possibly in
Books are a man's (and woman's) best friends. Books not only enlighten and illuminate our lives but they also entertain, enrich, excite and take us where no one’s ever been before. They take us to worlds so different from our own, make us experience things which we would never experience in our lives and introduce us to people we would never meet. They are the essence of history and civilization and the harbinger of the future. They provide us an insight into great minds and the outlook to widen the horizons of our mind.
A passion for reading is a great gift. I am thankful to my parents for my first books....the amar chitra kathas they bought for me. And to the friend who took me to a public library for the first time. I still remember the time we would walk a long way to the library in the evening with the fervent hope to find some good books. It was a small library and you had to be lucky to lay your hands on the good books before somebody else did. Its amazing that even after all these years a good book still gives me the same satisfaction that it gave me when I was young.
To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.
~W. Somerset Maugham