stone cutter


The Stonecutter
Benjamin Hoff
There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with
himself and with his position in life.
One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house and
through the open gateway saw many fine possessions
and important visitors.
“How powerful that merchant must be!” thought the
stonecutter. He became very envious, and wished that
he could be like the merchant. Then he would no longer
have to live the life of a mere stonecutter.
To his great surprise, he suddenly became the
merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he
had ever dreamed of, envied and detested by those less
wealthy than himself. But soon a high official passed by,
carried in a sedan chair, accompanied by attendants,
and escorted by soldiers beating gongs. Everyone, no
matter how wealthy, had to bow low before the
procession.
“How powerful that official is!” he thought. “I wish that I
could be a high official!”
Then he became the high official, carried everywhere in
his embroidered sedan chair, feared and hated by the
people all around, who had to bow down before him as
he passed. It was a hot summer day, and the official felt
very uncomfortable in the sticky sedan chair. He looked
up at the sun. It shone proudly in the sky, unaffected by
his presence.
“How powerful the sun is!” he thought. “
I wish that I could be the sun!”
Then he became the sun, shining fiercely down on
everyone, scorching the fields, cursed by the farmers
and labourers. But a huge black cloud moved between
him and the earth, so that his light could no longer
shine on everything below.
“How powerful that storm cloud is!” he thought. “I wish
that I could be a cloud!”
Then he became the cloud, flooding the fields and
villages, shouted at by everyone. But soon he found that
he was being pushed away by some great force, and
realized that it was the wind.
“How powerful it is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be
the wind!”
Then he became the wind, blowing tiles off the roofs of
houses, uprooting trees, hated and feared by all below
him. But after a while, he ran up against something that
would not move, no matter how forcefully he blew
against it — a huge, towering stone.
“How powerful that stone is!” he thought. “I wish that I
could be a stone!”
Then he became the stone, more powerful than
anything else on earth.
But as he stood there, he heard the sound of a hammer
pounding a chisel into the solid rock and felt himself
being changed.
“What could be more powerful than I, the stone?” he
thought.
He looked down and saw far below him the figure of a
stonecutter.

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stone cutter


The Stonecutter
Benjamin Hoff
There was once a stonecutter who was dissatisfied with
himself and with his position in life.
One day, he passed a wealthy merchant’s house and
through the open gateway saw many fine possessions
and important visitors.
“How powerful that merchant must be!” thought the
stonecutter. He became very envious, and wished that
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he could be like the merchant. Then he would no longer
have to live the life of a mere stonecutter.
To his great surprise, he suddenly became the
merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he
had ever dreamed of, envied and detested by those less
wealthy than himself. But soon a high official passed by,
carried in a sedan chair, accompanied by attendants,
and escorted by soldiers beating gongs. Everyone, no
matter how wealthy, had to bow low before the
procession.
“How powerful that official is!” he thought. “I wish that I
could be a high official!”
Then he became the high official, carried everywhere in
his embroidered sedan chair, feared and hated by the
people all around, who had to bow down before him as
he passed. It was a hot summer day, and the official felt
very uncomfortable in the sticky sedan chair. He looked
up at the sun. It shone proudly in the sky, unaffected by
his presence.
“How powerful the sun is!” he thought. “
I wish that I could be the sun!”
Then he became the sun, shining fiercely down on
everyone, scorching the fields, cursed by the farmers
and labourers. But a huge black cloud moved between
him and the earth, so that his light could no longer
shine on everything below.
3
“How powerful that storm cloud is!” he thought. “I wish
that I could be a cloud!”
Then he became the cloud, flooding the fields and
villages, shouted at by everyone. But soon he found that
he was being pushed away by some great force, and
realized that it was the wind.
“How powerful it is!” he thought. “I wish that I could be
the wind!”
Then he became the wind, blowing tiles off the roofs of
houses, uprooting trees, hated and feared by all below
him. But after a while, he ran up against something that
would not move, no matter how forcefully he blew
against it — a huge, towering stone.
“How powerful that stone is!” he thought. “I wish that I
could be a stone!”
Then he became the stone, more powerful than
anything else on earth.
But as he stood there, he heard the sound of a hammer
pounding a chisel into the solid rock and felt himself
being changed.
“What could be more powerful than I, the stone?” he
thought.
He looked down and saw far below him the figure of a
stonecutter.

Africa


Africa is a unique place. Along with its share of horror, it also has some 
scenes to offer that you wouldn’t see anywhere else in the world!
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 Goats on top of a box van?
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 Some kind of parade…
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An ostrich in a gas station – the bird is so much used to humans & vice versa
 
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  A giraffe in a game reserve hotel for a handout. 
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They carry anything/everything on a vehicle 
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This site may remind many about life back home: makaara (coal). They carry them to their
maximum capacities…
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In Africa in game reserve parks, the “animals have the right of way.” 
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 I Now I will never lose my mobile (cell) phone and talk ‘hands-free’ manner.
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Don’t ever mess with an Ostrich. It can kick and outrun you – anytime! 
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A bride, sandwiched on a motor bike, on her way to her wedding – without helmets! 
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The sign in broken Einglish, carries a lot about the hospitality of the owner.
 
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 An outdoor exhibition about what?
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 The staple food of Ugandans – matoke (unriped bananas). 
The Bugerere matokes are considered to be the best in Uganda.
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 They travel every which way they can…
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 Being at the right place at the right time for a snap!
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They make the most of what’s available to them!
 
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Any kind of ‘head protection’ is good; even if it happens to be a plastic bucket.
 
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 Whatever they can use – for a barbecue. A bed-spring-grill and half-cut drums 
serves the purpose well outdoors for many. 
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You must have heard about ‘mountain goats.’ But, goats on a tree? 
That’s Africa for you!
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 A mans’ needs make him come up with ‘innovative’ ideas, although the ride may be very bumpy!
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 A man has to carry his on weight – all for a survival!
An outdoor furniture vendor! How laborious would that be!
 
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What a catch! African rivers & lakes have as big or 
bigger catches than this one. 
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Who the hell is going to steal that car? Not with an African python in it.
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 It’s like getting on a bus. So informal.
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At a football/soccer game. Smuggled in some home made booze
and kept cool with ice. 
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A home-made, with branches & mud, American pool table in some African village.
Wonder what they use for the pool balls!
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This is a monstrous size of a Nile crocodile, over 18 ft – 6 mtr long


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Africa


Africa is a unique place. Along with its share of horror, it also has some 
scenes to offer that you wouldn’t see anywhere else in the world!
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 Goats on top of a box van?
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 Some kind of parade…
Click here to join World Malayali Club
An ostrich in a gas station – the bird is so much used to humans & vice versa
 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
  A giraffe in a game reserve hotel for a handout. 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
They carry anything/everything on a vehicle 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
This site may remind many about life back home: makaara (coal). They carry them to their
maximum capacities…
Click here to join World Malayali Club
In Africa in game reserve parks, the “animals have the right of way.” 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 I Now I will never lose my mobile (cell) phone and talk ‘hands-free’ manner.
Click here to join World Malayali Club
Don’t ever mess with an Ostrich. It can kick and outrun you – anytime! 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
A bride, sandwiched on a motor bike, on her way to her wedding – without helmets! 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
The sign in broken Einglish, carries a lot about the hospitality of the owner.
 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 An outdoor exhibition about what?
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 The staple food of Ugandans – matoke (unriped bananas). 
The Bugerere matokes are considered to be the best in Uganda.
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 They travel every which way they can…
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 Being at the right place at the right time for a snap!
Click here to join World Malayali Club
They make the most of what’s available to them!
 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
Any kind of ‘head protection’ is good; even if it happens to be a plastic bucket.
 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 Whatever they can use – for a barbecue. A bed-spring-grill and half-cut drums 
serves the purpose well outdoors for many. 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
You must have heard about ‘mountain goats.’ But, goats on a tree? 
That’s Africa for you!
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 A mans’ needs make him come up with ‘innovative’ ideas, although the ride may be very bumpy!
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 A man has to carry his on weight – all for a survival!
An outdoor furniture vendor! How laborious would that be!
 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
What a catch! African rivers & lakes have as big or 
bigger catches than this one. 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
Who the hell is going to steal that car? Not with an African python in it.
Click here to join World Malayali Club
 It’s like getting on a bus. So informal.
Click here to join World Malayali Club
At a football/soccer game. Smuggled in some home made booze
and kept cool with ice. 
Click here to join World Malayali Club
A home-made, with branches & mud, American pool table in some African village.
Wonder what they use for the pool balls!
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This is a monstrous size of a Nile crocodile, over 18 ft – 6 mtr long

 
 


PREMATURE GREYING HAIR



Premature Greying of Hair

The hair has a tendency to lose its natural colour with advancing age and turn grey, but premature greying is a morbid condition and it makes even the young look older. The hair is an appendage of the skin. It is composed of the same kinds of cells as are found in the outer layer of the skin, which is known as the epidermis. Hair grows from hair follicles which are deep recesses in the epidermis. The sebaceous glands of the scalp secrete an oily substance called sebum, which is the source of nutrition, lustre, and blackness of the hair. The hair cannot be fed externally, for such nourishment, as the scalp requires, must come to it from the bloodstream.
Symptoms of Premature Greying of Hair
Causes of Premature Greying of Hair
Faulty diet, Mental worries and lack of vitaminsA faulty diet and mental worries are the two primary causes of premature greying of hair. Lack of some of the B vitamins, iron, copper, and iodine in the daily diet is said to be a contributory factor. Mental worries produce extraordinary tension in the skin of the scalp; this interferes with the supply of vital nutrition necessary for the health of the hair.
Heredity, unclean condition of scalp etc

Other causes of premature greying of hair are an unclean condition of the scalp, washing the hair with hot water, drying it with an electric dryer, and use of hair dyes. Heredity is also a predisposing factor.

Home Remedies for Premature Greying of Hair 

Premature Greying of Hair treatment using Indian Gooseberry

The use of Indian gooseberry is the foremost among the home remedies found beneficial in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair. This is a valuable hair tonic for enriching hair growth and hair pigmentation. The fruit, cut into pieces, should be dried, preferably in shade. These pieces should be boiled in coconut oil till the solid matter becomes like charred dust. This darkish oil is very useful against premature greying. The water in which dried amla pieces have been soaked overnight is also nourishing for the hair. This water should be used for the last rinse while washing the hair. Massaging the scalp every night with a teaspoonful of amla juice, mixed with a teaspoon of almond oil and a few drops of lime juice, also proves beneficial in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair.

Amaranth is another effective home remedy for hair disorders. Application of the fresh juice of the leaves of this vegetable helps the hair to retain its black colour and prevents it from premature greying. It also helps the growth of the hair and keeps it soft.

Premature Greying of Hair treatment using Curry Leaves

Liberal intake of curry leaves is considered beneficial in preventing premature greying of hair. These leaves have the property of providing vitality and strength to hair roots. New hair roots that grow are healthier and contain a normal pigment. The leaves can be used in the form of chutney, or may be squeezed in buttermilk. When the leaves are boiled in coconut oil, the oil forms an excellent hair tonic to stimulate hair growth and bring back hair pigmentation.
Premature Greying of Hair treatment using Ribbed Gourd (Jhina in hindi)

Ribbed gourd boiled in coconut oil is also an effective remedy for premature greying of hair. Pieces of this vegetable should be dried in the shade. These dried pieces should be soaked in coconut oil and kept aside for three or four days. The oil should then be boiled till the solid is reduced to a blackened residue. This oil should be massaged into the scalp. It will help enrich the hair roots and restore pigment to the hair.

Premature Greying of Hair treatment using Butter

The butter made from cow’s milk has the property of preventing premature greying of hair. A small roll may be taken internally and a little quantity may be massaged into the hair roots twice a week.
Premature Greying of Hair treatment using Vitamins

The vitamins considered useful in guarding against premature greying of hair are pantothenic acid, para-aminobenzoic acid (paba), inositol. The minimum daily requirement of these vitamins appears to be 10 mg of pantothenic acid, 100 mg of para-aminobenzoic acid, and 2 gm of inositol. To obtain satisfactory results, all three of these vitamins belonging to the B group should be supplied at one time, preferably in a form which supplies all the B vitamins, such as yeast and liver. The three anti-greying-hair vitamins can also be produced in the intestinal tract by bacteria. Thus, taking a sufficient quantity of yoghurt daily and a tablespoonful of yeast before each meal is an excellent remedy for the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair. If one wishes to take tablets of calcium pantothenate and para-aminobenzoic acid (paba), they should be taken in addition to the yeast and yoghurt, and not as a substitute for them.

Dietaries for Premature Greying of Hair

Take nutrients rich diet

Diet is of utmost importance in the prevention and treatment of premature greying of hair and persons suffering from this disorder should take a diet rich in all essential nutrients.
Avoid devitalising foods, soft drinks etc

Devitalising foods such as white flour, refined sugar and all products made from them, soft drinks, pastries, jams and jellies should be avoided. These foods take away energy, cause wrinkles, unattractive skin, grey hair, and premature old age.

Other Premature Greying of Hair treatments

Massage of scalp with almond oil

Massage of the scalp with almond oil is recommended.
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

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HAIR CARE


HAIR CAREA typical adult has near about 100,000-120000 hairs on the head. It is normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs a day, though most us are not willing to part with any one of those. Americans are expected to spend approximately $1.5 billion on hair growth therapies annually. Hair loss triggers several medical situations such as the following:
Alopecia – Baldness or loss of hair.
Alopecia totalis â€“ This means loss of all scalp hair.
Alopecia universalis – Loss of all body hair, plus eyebrows and eyelashes.Alopecia areata – Unexpected loss of patches of hair
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) or Male pattern baldness – Is ordinary in men. It is very often genetic or hereditary. Connected with the presence of androgens- male sex hormones. Researchers recommended that the hair follicles of individuals susceptible to AGA may have receptors programmed to slow down or shut off hair production under the pressure of androgens. Men can begin suffering hair loss as early as their teens or early twenties, while most women don’t experience visible thinning until their forties or later.Involutional alopecia  Regular thinning of hair with age.
Telogen effluvium – Extreme shedding of hair, but not complete baldness, associated with various illnesses and drug treatments, rapid weight loss, anemia, stress, or pregnancy.Trichotillomania  Pieces of broken hairs and incomplete hair loss, usually on the scalp but sometimes involving the eyebrows. This is found particularly in children. The child is most likely rubbing or pulling away hair.
Causes of Hair LossAlthough the most general cause of hair loss in men is Male Pattern Baldness, there are many other ailments and conditions which cause or donate to premature hair loss and substandard appearance of hair in both men and women.
These situations can be genetic, environmental, or biological in origin.
1. Aging
2. Heredity
3. Hormones
4. Poor circulation
5. Acute illness
6. Surgery
7. Radiation exposure
8. Skin disease
9. Sudden weight loss
10. High fever
11. Iron deficiency
12. Diabetes
13. Thyroid disease
14. Drugs such as those used in chemotherapy, antidepressants, etc.
15. Exposure to chemicals such as those used to decontaminate swimming pools, bleach, dye, and perm hair.
16. Burns
17. X-rays
18. Scalp injuries
19. Poor diet
20. Vitamin deficiencies
21. In women following child birth
22. Stress
Home remedies for hair care

1.A diet rich in zinc should be followed, as the main cause of dry hair is the lack of mineral zinc.2. Rosemary is an useful hair tonic and conditioner. Rosemary also aids retain color especially in dark hair.
3. Chamomile and lemon juice have a soft bleaching effect on hair. Mix chamomile tea with lemon juice and use as a clean to lighten hair. One of the good home remedies for hair care.4. For troubles with dandruff, add rosemary and/or patchouli essential oils to your shampoo or mix with almond oil as a hair treatment for your scalp.
5. Wash hair with peppermint or spearmint tea to support hair growth.One of the besthome remedies for hair care.
6. Use flat beer to help avoid spit ends do it once or 2 times a month but it straight on your hair, wrap it in a towel for 1 to 2 hours and rinse out. Apply raw egg and olive oil to avoid hair loss. One of the effective home remedies for hair care.
7. To a cup of coconut milk put in two tablespoons of gram flour. Apply on the scalp and massage softly. Wash the hair after five minutes. Use this practice one time in a week.
8. Make a conditioner by mixing one tablespoon of castor oil, one tablespoon of glycerin, a teaspoon of cider vinegar, a teaspoon of protein to a tablespoon of soft herbal shampoo. Apply it on scalp and leave it on for 20-25 minutes and then wash the hair. One of the simple but useful home remedies for hair care.
9. Add a teaspoon of lavender oil to the coconut oil and heat it for a few seconds. Massage the scalp at night and then shampoo the hair in next morning. Follow this method twice a week for soft and shiny hair.
10. For hair growth apply coconut milk with aspirin and leave in hair for 2 hours then wash and wash hair.
11. A tea and beer rinse is one of the oldest habits to bring shine to your hair. Boil used tea leaves in sufficient water, let it cool and then use this liquid as the last rinse.
12. In the parallel fashion you can use flat beer (i.e. after letting the bubble out). This is a immense conditioner to be used for your hair.
13. To get that shine one can use honey to keep your scalp moisturized. You can make honey lotion for your hair by adding 3 teaspoons of honey for pint of water. One of the popular home remedies for hair care. 
14. The use of henna as a natural conditioner proves to be very helpful for your hair. It helps to bring back the bounce and flair of your hair which has been deficient for quite a while.
15. For a enormous hair treatment/conditioner try 1 egg yoke, 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil, and 2-3 drops Vitamin E. Merge these, wet hair, mix combination into hair. Let set for 3-5 minutes, feels/looks/smell strange but it works so fine and then wash out with shampoo.

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Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.Rest in Next “1 who asks a question is a fool for 5 Mins; 1 who does not ask a question remains a fool 4ever.”