Mujhe be-khudi ye tuu ne by Abida Parveen

  Sufi song: mujhe be-khudi ye tu ne Vocalist: Abida parveen Album: Raqs-E-Bismil - Dance Of The Wounded  Lyrics: Hazrat Shah Niaz Type: Sufi Ghazals Lyrics...  Hairat maraaz-e-har do jahan, bee-niyaaz kard (Wonder has made me needless from both worlds) ein khhwab kaar-e-daulat-e-bedar-e-mi kunad(RUMI)   (This sleeping has made me like awaken )   khuli jabke chashm-e-dil-e-hazeen (when the eye of this sad heart opened) to woh nam raha na tarii rahee (no wetness and dampness is left) hoi hairat aisee kuchh aankh par (my eye got such amazement that) be-asar ki be-asarii rahee  (the effect of effect less got on me )   padi gosh-e-jaan me ajab nida  (that sound was heard by the ear of life)   ke jigar na be-jigaree rahee (only thing left was oblivion) khabar-e-tahiyyur-e-ishaq sun na junoon raha  na pari rahee na to tuu raha na to main rah  jo rahee so be-khabarii rahee  ---------------------------   Mujhe bekhudi yeh tu ne,  bhali chaashni chakhai  Kisi aarzo ki dil mein,  nahi ab

If you plant corn (32 amazing facts about corn)

“If you plant corn, corn will grow. If you plant wheat, wheat will grow. If you act in a wholesome way, you will be happy. If you act in an unwholesome way, you water the seeds of craving, anger, and violence in yourself. Right view is to recognize which seeds are wholesome and encourage those seeds to be watered.” -  Thich Nhat Hahn 32 Amazing facts about corn 1. In most countries of the world, corn is called maize. 2. The word maize derives from the Spanish form of the indigenous TaĆ­no word for the plant, mahiz. It means “sacred mother,” or “giver of life.” And corn is an American English word. 3. Corn is a cereal grain which was first domesticated by indigenous people in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago. 4. The ear or cob is part of the flower, while the individual kernel is a seed or fruit. 5. The average ear has 800 kernels in 16 rows. 6. Maize has become a staple food in many parts of the world. 7. Corns have many types like Sweet corn, popcorn, flour corn, Dent

Know about Common Myna ( Acridotheres tristis)

Today I am going to talk to you about some interesting and amazing facts about an omnivorous bird locally known to public as Lali. 1. Its scientific name is Acridotheres tristis and it is also sometimes called as Common Myna.  2. It is a native bird of south Asia and it is found abandoned in this part of world where I live. 3. They are regular visitors of my garden as they spent a lot of their time here searching for food, collecting straws and usually chirping happily. 4. They are lively, aggressive and noisy birds that love to live in pairs or in flocks of twenty to thirty birds. This summer I have an opportunity to observe their breeding nature quite closely when a pair of mynas decided to make a nest in our garden.  It was fun and gradually became my favourite past time activity to observe their day to day activities and how they collect straws, twigs and rubbish to use them as the nesting materials.  5. They mostly build their nests in trees holes, in abandoned nests of

Why I like Petunias?

  It's been a while since I post anything and  I have to start writing again.  Thinking of what to write, I look around my surroundings and find  these attractive trumpet shaped flowers which are known for their vibrant colours and delicate petals. The reason why I like petunias revolves around the fact that they do best in the full sun and repeatedly bloom throughout the summer. And this fact made them the most reliable plants in my lawn for spring and summer season.  They are ornamental flowers and can be used in flower beds, hanging baskets and in vases etc.  Further reading: Here are some useful links  to see through Petunia Petunia fast facts Growing: Petunias

The Divine Farmer [Reblog]

The history of tea is literally steeped in legend. No one really knows if all of what you're about to read is really true, but the story is definitely entertaining — so read on. Perhaps the most widely acclaimed legend is about a Chinese emperor who is believed to have lived about 5,000 years ago (there is actually some controversy over whether he was actually an emperor at all, but we won't get into that). His name was Shen Nung or Shennong (literally, the "divine farmer") and he was famous for identifying the properties of hundreds of herbs (including poisonous ones) by personally tasting them. Some say his fascination with herbs turned his skin green and eventually killed him! Legend has it that Shen Nung was boiling his drinking water — a common practice in China, even today — one day when a light breeze blew the dried leaves of a nearby shrub into his cauldron. When the liquid turned brown, the emperor’s curiosity was piqued. Of course, he couldn’t resist th

Top ten uses of tea bags

I love tea but don't know what to do with tea bags?  Instead of throwing them away, this is  perfect time to be creative as there are many ways of using the tea bags. I would like to share some of these uses with you. 10) Soothe  tired eyes: Yes, you can. You can now soothe pain around your tired eyes  with two warm, wet tea bags and placing then over your closes eyes for few minutes. The tannins in the tea is effective in reducing puffiness and soothe your tired eyes. 9) Relieve pain from injection: Try wetting a tea bag and placing it over the site of the injection. Hold it gently in place until the crying stops. The tannic acid in the tea will soothe the soreness. 8) Use as a mouthwash: Why not reuse teabags to ease toothache or other mouth pain, rinse your mouth with a cup of hot peppermint tea mixed with a pinch or two of salt. Peppermint is an antiseptic and contains menthol, which alleviates pain on contact with skin surfaces. A wet tea bag ca

I read this tonight

“My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.” — Jack Kerouac “I love this world,” he added. “That is what rules my life. When I die, I want to have done all in my power to leave it in a better state than it was when I found it. At the same time I know that this can never be. The world has grown so complex that one voice can do little to alter it any longer. That doesn’t stop me from doing what I can, but it makes the task hard. The successes are so small, the failures so large and many. It’s like trying to stem a storm with one’s bare hands.” — Charles de Lint (The Little Country)