Different Strokes : Handwriting

August 14, 2012

“Handwriting an Art as well as a Science”

Most of us spend a lot of time on understanding ourselves and knowing ourselves, our true inner strengths and weaknesses so as to make our life better. Wish an Angel from the heaven advising on Life Management. I am sure all of us have many similar feel in different magnitudes. As an Architects be very clear about our angles of looking at things.

Recently I met renowned Grapho-therapist and a profound Graphologist from India working upon handwriting styles making all the differences. His decades of extensive research reflects in split seconds of our conversation. How slight changes in grip, different strokes of alphabets, pressure of hand, curves and lot more affects the handwriting patterns in turn identifies the individual personality types and traits. He says these days graphology is used for variety of ways  not only by police and legal departments identifying criminal traits but also in identifying the compatibility status and a lot of trainers are uses analysis tools for proper psychological study of patients and behavior.

Handwriting can do a lot of things like suggest us turn into better Professionals, business associates, partners. It also mends our decision making ability, confidence and creativity. It applies to our attitudes, our strengths and weaknesses, these days handwriting is also used in identifying our spouse many people consider matching or reading handwriting analyst before taking their important decisions of life. It  enhances our risk bearing and risk taking tendencies, rise our student instincts, helps fight the negative traits in our personality, mellow-down negative traits as well. Conventionally it was restricted in the hands of few but now this Art as well as Science is used more often in changing our perspectives and reflects in our day-to-day actions and deeds he says.

Handwriting analysis can also help us achieve our Professional, Personal and Spiritual Objectives. It works on physical, emotional and mental well being and is a tool which also helps in understanding ourselves in our daily life discos and understanding the elements attached to it.

Handwriting analysis is one of the ways to understand ourselves better. It is as old as the first manuscript used by mankind to communicate himself to others.

This is one step towards our objective of understanding the qualities we would require to cater to Humanity in  ‘Human Infrastructure’.


Abraham Lincoln – The 16th President of USA

October 15, 2009

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The last known high-quality photograph of Lincoln, taken March 1865

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led his country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a country lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives.

All about the White House President:
Abraham Linclon – 1861 – 1865

“I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families–second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks…. My father … removed from Kentucky to … Indiana, in my eighth year…. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up…. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher … but that was all.”

Lincoln made extraordinary efforts to attain knowledge while working on a farm, splitting rails for fences, and keeping store at New Salem, Illinois. He was a captain in the Black Hawk War, spent eight years in the Illinois legislature, and rode the circuit of courts for many years. His law partner said of him, “His ambition was a little engine that knew no rest.”

He married Mary Todd, and they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity. In 1858 Lincoln ran against Stephen A. Douglas for Senator. He lost the election, but in debating with Douglas he gained a national reputation that won him the Republican nomination for President in 1860.

As President, he built the Republican Party into a strong national organization. Further, he rallied most of the northern Democrats to the Union cause. On January 1, 1863, he issued the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy.

Lincoln never let the world forget that the Civil War involved an even larger issue. This he stated most movingly in dedicating the military cemetery at Gettysburg: “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain–that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom–and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Lincoln won re-election in 1864, as Union military triumphs heralded an end to the war. In his planning for peace, the President was flexible and generous, encouraging Southerners to lay down their arms and join speedily in reunion.

The spirit that guided him was clearly that of his Second Inaugural Address, now inscribed on one wall of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. C.: “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds…. ”

On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington by John Wilkes Booth, an actor, who somehow thought he was helping the South. The opposite was the result, for with Lincoln’s death, the possibility of peace with magnanimity died.

All sources taken from http://www.whitehouse.gov

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International Day of Non Voilence – 2nd October

October 11, 2009

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“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for.”
Mahatma Gandhi
The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,Mahatma is a sanskrit word for “Great Soul”, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

The wide and diverse co-sponsorship of the UN resolution reflects
the universal respect that Mahatma Gandhi commands and the enduring
relevance of his humane philosophy. In his own words, “Non-violence is
the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the
mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”. His
“novel mode of mass mobilization and non-violent action” brought down
colonialism, strengthened the roots of popular sovereignty, of civil,
political and economic rights, and greatly influenced many a freedom
struggle and inspired leaders like Badshah Khan, Nelson Mandela, Martin
Luther King Jr. and many others.

Time magazine named Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930. Time Magazine named The Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, Dr. Martin Luthur King Jr., Ceasar Chavez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Benigno Aquino, Jr., Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela as Children of Gandhi and his spiritual heirs to non-violence. The Government of India awards the annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize to distinguished social workers, world leaders and citizens.

In 1996, the Government of India introduced the Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes in rupees 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 denomination. Today, all the currency notes in circulation in India contain a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1969, the United Kingdom issued a series of stamps commemorating the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The wide and diverse sponsorship is a reflection of the universal respect for Mahatma Gandhi and of the enduring relevance of his philosophy. Quoting the late leader’s own words, he said: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”.


India – The Golden Bird

September 18, 2009

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India is the only society in the world that has never known slavery.

India was the richest country on Earth until the time of British in the early 17th centaury. 

India has never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years.

Robert Clive’s personal wealth amassed from the blunder of Bengal during 1750’s was estimated at around 401,102 pound.

It has been estimated that the total amount of treasure that the British looted from India had already reached 1,000,000,000 pound by 1901.

Taking into consideration interest rates and inflation this would be worth close to 1,000,000,000,000  (1 trillion) pounds in real terms.

India invented the Number System. Aryabhatta invented zero. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size, diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.

The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC.  Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.

The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization.

Christopher Columbus was attracted India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.

The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

In Siddhanta Siromani  (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton.  He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.

Bhaskaracharya II discovered theory of Continued Fraction.

Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.

Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton.

Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.

Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.

Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.

Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta.

Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.

Boudhayana first calculated the value of “pi”, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. This was ‘validated’ by British scholars in 1999.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Sridharacharya propounded quadratic equations in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 1012.

Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.

Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used.

Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.

RigVedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.  This is in fact refers to the speed of light.

The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.

The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created the game of snakes & ladders. It was originally called  ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ’80-tonne’ piece of granite.

Source: Google search – History of India.


September 14th, Hindi Divas (day)

September 14, 2009

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Hindi is our National Language and we all should be proud of it. September 14th every year is celebrated as a mark of acknowledgement of the Indian official language. Hindi adopts the true spirit of Indians in terms of tolerance. Hindi is also called as a ‘link language’, which connects the united India.

It’s spoken by almost 500 million people over the world, the third most spoken language. It’s the official language of India, the country with the second largest population in the world. As defined in the Constitution of India, Hindi is one of the two official languages of communication (English being the other) for India’s federal government.

Figures prove the rise in viewer ship rating for Indian Television Industry in Hindi channels is gaining a rise not only in India but also in USA, UK, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.
The total revenue shared by Hindi channels has crossed over 1 billion. These days we find Hindi English mixed jingles over the TV advertisements and radio etc for ease of understanding.

The Role played by Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry, in promoting, popularizing and projecting the language globally is praise worthy. Bollywood has played a vital role in the growth of Hindi among the people of Indian origin, particularly among the younger generation and in maintaining and strengthening Indian heritage.

Hindi is truly going Global you take Microsoft programs, google frames, even websites like e-bay, face book are comming up with Hindi version for increasing multi users. Programs like text to speech, voice to text, are all in available in “Devnagari lipi” on the net. Hindi has achieved its prominent place in the global village. Mentality of people is changing giving due importance to language.

Hindi has a history behind; it belongs to Indo–Aryan branch of indo European language family. The word ‘Hindi’ itself is a gift of Persian, Mughals added to its flavor, Amir Khusro was first to write Hindi Poem.

Globalization becomes easy when we use Internet in English language.
Comparison in any way is harmful. Critics says that Hindi is loosing its grip over English in India, whereas both are just languages a medium of communication which comes from Heart and we need to understand as Smile is a universally accepted language. It is a link between hearts that knows no official language.

Foreign nations are also studying Hindi for better understanding of the Indian Culture and its rich heritage. Figures from universities and educational institutions prove the inclination of foreign nationals towards studying Indian culture and language. Many foreign nationals come on tourists visa and extend their stay here to study Indian Classical Music and Dance. I personally know many foreign tourists who not only reads but understand all Hindi newspapers published in India and have learnt to speak and write our Hindi language as Nationals of The Indian Republic Offering due respect to our Mother Tongue. I really offer my gratitude to all my friends living abroad and learning Hindi as an International Language. I salute their student learning instincts.

Today when we talk of building “Supreme Humans Beings”, society again plays an important role in curbing the young generations Like in case of kinder garden kids (2-5 years old) all depends on how we mould there thinking and condition there young minds limiting them the way we have been taught. Teaching them to discriminate between the righteous and the evil in our own predecided manner. Let us not stop dominating the comming Generations by overloading our thinking on them and leave them learn on their own as Children are the face of God on earth.

Gandhiji used this language to unite the whole India and used this language as ‘language of unity’. The word Swadeshi revolutionize the freedom struggle, and its entry into the Oxford dictionary marks its importance in world history.


Humanism a bond beyond.

September 10, 2009

No Two Persons are exactly the alike. Yet, despite these differences, there is a common thread of humanity. If I am sure of anything, it is this humanity, which is common to all. So it is the Universal Religion, which runs through all the different geographical regions of the world uniting varied cultures, languages, lifestyles and living and thus respect all the national flags as we do for our own country.

This unique ability drives us over and above all political, defense, external relations but we directly touch the soul of our brothers and sisters across the globe. We are able to connect to them with our simplicity, honesty and open mind. It is the unconditional love for our mankind that we mingle with our counterparts in the other parts of the world.

The main driving force is the love, compassion which follows smiles which is a universal language. Smile wins heart and resolves all queries and doubts. The day is not far ahead when we will have no cold wars, no competition, no domination when we start introspecting all our deeds and actions.

Suppose we all go with vessels in our hands to draw water from lake. One has a cup, another has a jar, another has a bucket, and so forth, and we all fill our vessels. The water in each case takes the form of the vessel carried by each of us, but in every case, water, and nothing but water is in the vessels. God is like that water filing these different vessels, and in each vessel, the vision of God comes in the form of vessel. Yet he is one.

Art forms like Music, Dance, Theater dramas or skids is one binding force that connects directly with the spirits and soul of the nation. Music comes from spirit and so is Dance and Theater reflect the expressions rich movements winning hearts worldwide.

The time has come to collectively stand by for our evolution and win over the problems we are facing at the Global Front viz. Alcoholism Corruption etc.


2nd September, World Internet Day

September 5, 2009

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In this Aug. 25, 2009 photo, Internet pioneer Len Kleinrock poses for a portrait next to an Interface Message Processor in Los Angeles. The Interface Message Processor was used to develop the Internet.

Internet’s beginnings on September 2, 1969 at the ARPANet was quite humble. Not many knew about it and it was free in every sense of that word. But at its 40th year, with more and more regulations, barriers and threats, it seems to be a far cry from what it once was”

We all know what impact the Internet has had on a global scale.

Changing the way we communicate, network, learn, earn and play, to name but a few things. It is beyond any doubt that the Internet has brought the world closer together than any other media could do.
It’s here to stay and will grow beyond any of our dreams and expectations.

We aim to celebrate all that is good about the Internet.
An interesting statistics from http://www.internetworldstats.com highlights amazing figures.

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Now let us look at Internet penetration in Asian Region.

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In a nutshell,
Indian Population 2009 (Est.) 1,156,897,766,
Internet Users Year 2000 5,000,000
Internet Users latest data – 81,000,000
Penetration (% Population) 7.0%
Users Growth (2000-2009) 1,520.0%
User (%) In Asia 11.6%.
All sources taken from http://www.internetworldstats.com


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