Monday, September 22, 2014

27 Secrets Hogwarts Students Won't Tell You

How do they manage their mischief?


Receiving your letter from Hogwarts — even if you're from a wizarding family and know it is coming — is truly a magical experience.


Receiving your letter from Hogwarts — even if you're from a wizarding family and know it is coming — is truly a magical experience.


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There is nothing — NOTHING — in the world like visiting Diagon Alley for the first time.


There is nothing — NOTHING — in the world like visiting Diagon Alley for the first time.


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But buying your wand at Ollivanders is actually a TERRIFYING experience.


But buying your wand at Ollivanders is actually a TERRIFYING experience.


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The best way to pass time on the Hogwarts Express is to spend as many of your Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts on the trolley lady.


The best way to pass time on the Hogwarts Express is to spend as many of your Galleons, Sickles, and Knuts on the trolley lady.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

27 Things Judy Blume’s “Forever” Taught You About Sex

You read it under the covers every night… for research.


You can have a genius I.Q. AND get laid by at least six different guys.


You can have a genius I.Q. AND get laid by at least six different guys.


Legitimately the first line of this book is "Sybil Davison has a genius I.Q. and has been laid by at least six different guys." And when you were 12 years old it BLEW YOUR MIND.


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But if sex is all a guy is interested in, you should dump his butt.


But if sex is all a guy is interested in, you should dump his butt.


Katherine's first boyfriend Tommy Aronson told her he'd leave her if she didn't have sex with him, so she told him to go ahead, and he did. GOOD RIDDANCE.


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Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen.


Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen.


So, like, if a guy offers to wipe fondue off your chin, he is likely trying to hit on you and you should totally put him in his place by saying "I can wipe my own chin".


If he tells you his name, follow it up with "so?" like you really DGAF. This way he will fall in love with you. It worked for Katherine with Michael.


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Nice kisses are warm but not sloppy.


Nice kisses are warm but not sloppy.


"Finally he kissed me. It was a nice kiss, warm but not sloppy. Before he let me out at Sybil's house, Michael stopped the car and kissed me again. 'You're delicious,' he said."


And just like that, you hit puberty.


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The Books That Made Me Who I Am

I am the product of endless books.



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Nearly every day, a friend or acquaintance tags me on Facebook, asking me to share a list of 10 books that have influenced me. Nearly every day, I read such lists from the same circle of friends and acquaintances. I understand the tidy pleasures provided by such an exercise, but in truth, I am not merely influenced by books. I could not limit a list of important books to a number or a neatly organized list. The list, whatever it might look like, would always be changing because I too am always changing. I am not influenced by books. Instead, I am shaped by them. I am made of flesh and bone and blood. I am also made of books.


The sweetest, most wide-eyed parts of me are made from the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. They were some of the first books I read, and as a young girl in Nebraska, I loved knowing there were interesting stories to be told about life on the plains. This is also where my imagination began to swell. I imagined making candy with snow and maple syrup. I could hear the timbre of Pa's voice as he teased Half-Pint. I envied Mary's grace under pressure. I loved Almanzo Wilder. I loved him fiercely, that country boy. When he began courting Laura, I imagined what it would be like to ride in his sleigh with him, my face chilled against the brisk winter air, the rest of me warmed beneath heavy blankets and the rushing blood of Almanzo next to me, the thrill of his hand in mine.


The sweetest, most wide-eyed parts of me are made from Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maude Montgomery and Little Women, Louisa May Alcott.


I was a shy girl, but when I read, I was adventurous. Books made me bolder. I read stories, the titles of which I can no longer remember, about young girls embarking on thrilling adventures on wagon trains and fending for themselves, panning for gold. The Chronicles of Narnia made me believe I could slip into a wardrobe and emerge in a completely different world. Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time helped me embrace my intelligence, showed me how I was not merely bound to this world, not at all. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory made me believe anything was possible if I allowed myself to believe.





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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Future Of The Future Of Books

Thoughts on Amazon, e-books, and the future of how we read words.



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The year I graduated high school, the media was overrun with speculation about a new technology set to shake the foundation of the world. What was it? We weren't told, exactly. All we knew was that code name "IT" was so revolutionary that we would have to rebuild our cities from scratch. Techie god Steve Jobs declared it "as big a deal as the PC."


At the end of the year, the product that was about to blow our minds to the future was revealed: the Segway.


A dorky scooter.


Instead of forcing us to rebuild our major metropolises, the Segway managed to be a prop for blowhards on TV sitcoms. I think I've seen one twice in real life.


I was thinking about the Segway again as I've fallen into a hole of reading about Amazon versus Hachette, e-books, self-publishing, and Kindle Unlimited. Most articles and nearly every comment thread are filled with declarations that e-book dominance is already here. The publishers are "dinosaurs" who don't see the "paradigm-shifting" "sea change" and aren't creating "proactive" new "business models" in the wake of this "disruptive" "revolution." Anyone who reads print is a "luddite" propping up a "dying industry." If they don't get on board soon, they're doomed!


Strangely, you can read those same comments in articles from last year. Or five years ago. Or 10.


It's been over 15 years since the first dedicated e-readers were released, and over seven since the first Kindle. Today, about 15% of consumer spending on books is electronic and about 30% of books sold are e-books. The majority of book readers still only read in print, and only 6% of readers read e-books exclusively. It's clear that e-books are here to stay, but it's less clear that the complete dismantling of the publishing industry is around the corner.




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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Life

VHealthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.Never take today for granted, tomorrow might never come if Your First wealth is not health.

"Insaan,
Ghar badalata hai ....
Libaas badalata hai .....
Rishte badalata hai ...
Dost badalata hai ....

Phir bhi pareshaan kyon rehta hai .... Kyon ki wo khud ko nahi badalta " ....

isiliye to Mirza Galib ne kaha tha:"

"Umar bhar Galib yahi Bhool Karta raha, Dhool Chehre pe thi, aur Aina saaf karta  raha"..

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time for you

कल्पना कीजिय⏰े

एक बैंक अकाउंट की

जिसमे रोज सुबह

आपके लिए कोई

86,400 रुपये

जमा कर देता है ।

लेकिन शर्त ये है की

इस अकाउंट का बैलेंस

कैरी फॉरवर्ड नहीं होगा,

यानि दिन के अंत में

बचे पैसे आपके लिए

अगले दिन उपलब्ध नहीं रहेंगे ।

और

हर शाम इस अकाउंट में

बचे हुए पैसे आपसे

वापस ले लिए जाते हैं।

ऐसे सिचुएशन में

आप क्या करेंगे ?

जाहिर है आप

एक-एक पैसा निकल लेंगे।

है ना ?

हम सब के पास

एक ऐसा ही बैंक है,

इस बैंक का नाम है

" समय".

हर सुबह समय हमको

86,400 सेकण्ड्स देता है।

और हर रात्रि ये

उन सारे बचे हुए सेकण्ड्स

जिनको आपने

किसी बहतरीन मकसद के लिए

इस्तेमाल नहीं किया है,

हमसे छीन लेती है।

ये कुछ भी बकाया समय

आगे नहीं ले जाती है।

हर सुबह आपके लिए

एक नया अकाउंट खुलता है,

और

अगर आप हर दिन के

जमा किये गए सेकण्ड्स को

ठीक से इस्तेमाल करने में

असफल होते हैं

तो ये हमेशा के लिए

आपसे छीन लिया जाता है।

अब निर्णय आपको करना है

की दिए गए 86,400 सेकण्ड्स

का आप उपयोग करना चाहते हैं

या फिर

इन्हें गंवाना चाहते हैं,

क्यूंकि एक बार खोने पर

ये समय

आपको कभी वापस नहीं मिलेगा।

आप हर दिन

दिए गए 86,400 सेकण्ड्स का

बेहतरीन इस्तेमाल

कैसे करना चाहेंगे??

एक प्यारी सी कविता

वक़्त पर ...

" वक़्त नहीं "

हर ख़ुशी है लोंगों के दामन में ,

पर एक हंसी के लिये वक़्त नहीं .

दिन रात दौड़ती दुनिया में ,

ज़िन्दगी के लिये ही वक़्त नहीं .

सारे रिश्तों को तो हम मार चुके,

अब उन्हें दफ़नाने का भी वक़्त नहीं ..

सारे नाम मोबाइल में हैं ,

पर दोस्ती के लिये वक़्त नहीं .

गैरों की क्या बात करें ,

जब अपनों के लिये ही वक़्त नहीं .

आखों में है नींद भरी ,

पर सोने का वक़्त नहीं .

दिल है ग़मो से भरा हुआ ,

पर रोने का भी वक़्त नहीं .

पैसों की दौड़ में ऐसे दौड़े,

कि थकने का भी वक़्त नहीं .

पराये एहसानों की क्या कद्र करें ,

जब अपने सपनों के लिये ही वक़्त नहीं

तू ही बता ऐ ज़िन्दगी ,

इस ज़िन्दगी का क्या होगा,

कि हर पल मरने वालों को ,

जीने के लिये भी वक़्त नहीं ..

HAVE A MEANINGFUL LIFE...

           बिंदास मुस्कुराओ क्या ग़म हे,..
         ज़िन्दगी में टेंशन किसको कम हे..
          अच्छा या बुरा तो केवल भ्रम हे..
   जिन्दगी का नाम ही कभी ख़ुशी कभी गम हैं।

LOVELY MSG…

lovely msg..!!!!

"Insaan,
Ghar badalata hai ....
Libaas badalata hai .....
Rishte badalata hai ...
Dost badalata hai ....

Phir bhi pareshaan kyon rehta hai .... Kyon ki wo khud ko nahi badalta " ....

isiliye to Mirza Galib ne kaha tha:"

"Umar bhar Galib yahi Bhool Karta raha, Dhool Chehre pe thi, aur Aina saaf karta  raha"..

Sunday, September 7, 2014

power of love




Saturday, September 6, 2014

be positive



Friday, September 5, 2014

Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor