Sunday, March 28, 2010

How does it start and how does it end??




I was just lazing around this afternoon when this question struck me like a grasshopper on the windscreen.
The thing that got me wondering(which I am sure has absolutely no answer except for some absurd theories) is how the hell did universe began to exist.
I mean how the fcuk did this start.Things need to start somewhere.They cannot start existing at their will.It needs a basic matter to start.For example,water got formed by mixture of hydrogen and oxygen.These elements are made from atoms and these atom are made up of protons,neutrons and stuff.These protons must be made from something.Let say,they are made from something but that something must be made from something and so on.But is there an end to this?If there is,then how was that stuff which makes everything came into existence.
Scientists say that before the Big Bang,the universe was just made of space and time.Then the question arises,"HOW WAS SPACE FORMED??". How were those empty spaces and time formed?
Time and space cannot exist without each other so they must have been created simultaneously long before the big bang.But how were they formed and what was before that?And if something was there before that then what was there before that something?
Some scientists believe that this is a continuous cycle of existence and non-existence.But then I feel,how can non-existance exist without the existance of existance because something needs to exist for something else's non-existance.
Talking about existance,the main questions that starts to exist due to this is that was there a begining to this and does it ever end?What makes stuff happen.
At this point(or long before),you people must be thinking that the answer to this is God.When Science has no answer,people tend to believe god did it.Gawd!
How did god came into existance?..Was there a f***ing beginning to all of this.
For those who can face their ignorance and turn to god can stop thinking now and for those few intellectual ones,this is something to think about.You may not find an answer because it does'nt exist!Looking for an answer may turn you into a victim of CFOD(Chill the F out disease)!

Check out my related aritcle on god,"Holy shit! The god is dead!"..and lemme know if u get an answer,though I aint expecting any!
Peace.
Mrinal

Friday, March 5, 2010

Global warming : Are we concerned ??

"Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed." -Francis Bacon.

There has been times when I am standing near my window looking at the chirping birds under the blanket of dawn,feeling the warmth of nature,absorbing it's beauty and wondering,"Will my grand-children be lucky enough to see them?" I, after that question, submerge into sadness(It can more accurately be described as a feeling of momentary grief)...The reason to this is because somewhere in the back of my mind I understand that inspite of knowing that we are killing nature by our bare hands, we do nothing about it and the fact that we can live with that in our conscience hurts me more.
I sometimes want to help solve the problem,help human kind by doing something about it but feel powerless enough to do so.I don't know why,but my burning need to do something about it is extinguished under the pressures of our society.The adrenalin shock I experience when I decide to do something is drowned under the fact that I am currently incapable(financially or the fact I am not as influential as Obama) of doing it.
But then I feel the need to tell people about it.I feel I need to let them know that it's time to change.Time to take these matters into our hands and do what is good for nature.
Global warming is on the rise from the past 100 years or more.Industrialization has made the condition much worse.Some people feel that it is not real.Infact 53% of all the surveyed newspaper articles about global warming tell us that it is not real.They feel that earth is going through a warming phase.But do you know that the 10 hottest temperatures ever that have hit the earth in the history of mankind is in the last 14 years.Yes, LAST 14 YEARS.And the fact that every degree rise in the temperature of the equator causes 12 degree rise to the temperatures of the pole worries me more.We need to face the facts: IF THE POLAR ICE CAP MELTS, WE ARE DOOMED!
I don't think I need to focus on these facts much because I feel you people must be quite aware of these facts thanks to the various educational programmes featured on television channels,some overhyped (India TV) .. or true facts(Nat Geo,Discovery).But there is one point I feel you people should know that there is not much difference between terrorism and global warming except the fact that when global warming will strike,we people won't be able to do anything about it.But still we treat them differently because we feel terrorism affects our near future.But if you must know,the time period it takes for the earth to get into ice age is only 9-10 years.Now that's something to think about, isn't it? I am not a scientist,nor am I some environmental hypocrite.These are the views of a 17 year old which have come straight from the heart and while I am not in the position of telling you what to do about it,my only hope is that I change the point of view of the readers about global warming.Then it is upon us to take further actions.We can't do anything about it.Concluding this, I would like to present a poem which I had written long back when I was into poetry(I called it rapping back then..:P))

Our nature,mother nature,is so very beautiful,
All the creatures living in it are so wonderful.

The herbs,the shrubs,the trees are so green,
Because mother nature was meant to be clean.
The sky is so blue,the clouds are so white,
This is mainly because the sun is so bright.

The rivers,the lakes,the streams,the oceans,
The hawks,the crows,peacocks and pigeons.
All this are a part of mother nature,
Which has blessed us with thousands of creatures.

But the best creation of the nature is us,
She gave us the power to change the world .thus,
It is our duty to protect the Earth,
Which is our home, the place of our birth.

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Learn Magic Tricks for free !! - Beginners Guide.

Ok,so here we are,you have lately been watching some street magic shows like David Blaine or more instrumental magic shows like Chris Angel and have been fascinated by it.Or maybe you saw someone do it in a party or a bar and you have been amazed by it.No matter what the reason is, now you want to learn it yourself, you want to do the trick and watch the shock your audience gets into when you do it just like when you got shocked when someone else did it.
So being a newbie,there is not much you can do.Here you wont learn the amazing feats performed by proffesional magicians(mostly because some of those tricks require you to buy the props and you want to do these tricks without spending a buck right ;) ).Here you will learn the two trickswhich are downright basic in nature (but not as easy as you think) which will guide you to the path of learning the more dificult ones.These two tricks will form the base of your other tricks.The fact is, most of the complicated stuff you see in magic is mostly a combination of multiple basic tricks performed in succesion.It's not a big deal.You just need to practice.
Ok so let's start with one of the most basic tricks in magic..The French drop coin illusion.
Its a very visual trick that takes the spectator by surprise.But this trick needs a bit of practice which I am sure you are ready to do.
Props: a coin,a wand or some stick(optional)
Take the coin and show it to the spectator.Ask him to make sure that the coin is real.Then take the coin in your right hand(doesn't matter which hand.here let's say the right hand) and hold it with your thumb and any one finger.Now take your other hand and pretend like you are grabbing the coin but in reality you just drop the coin into the palm of the hand you are holding the coin into under the cover of your other hand.The spectator will think that the coin is in your left hand but in reality the coin will be just in the palm of your right hand.Reach into your pocket with your right hand and pretend to take out a wand or a pencil or whatever suits you but drop the coin in your pocket in that process.Now tap the wand on your left hand and open it.The coin will have dissapeared!!.. Ok now this trick sounds a little complicated in writing so i am attaching a video with it so you can see how simple but visual the trick actually is!!


videoThis video is the sole property of expert village and I am in no manner affiliated to them.This video is displayed here for educational purposes only.. ;)

Ok,now for the basic card trick..Forcing the required card to your spectator
In this trick ,no matter what card the spectator chooses,the card comes out to be the one you want it to be.There are many variations of this trick.You can first name a card and then make your spectator choose a card from the deck.No matter what card the spectator chooses,he will always choose the card you named.Or you can even do it this way;Ask your spectator to choose any four cards from the deck.No matter what card he chooses,the card turns out to be the Aces or King or whatever you want it to be!!
Know what the top card is in your deck as you prepare to force a card during a card trick.

Hold the deck of cards so that the end card is facing up. Put the first three fingers of your hand against the face of the cards while your thumb and pinkie will be against the back of the deck.
Sort through the deck with your thumb and say stop. Try to time the moment the person says "stop" when you're about half-way through the deck.

Grab the half of the deck that's nearest your thumb by lifting straight up, leaving the top card behind. It will naturally fall against the other cards. If you do this movement quickly enough, it will be undetected by the spectator, who will remain unaware you are forcing a card during a card trick.
Tell the spectator to take the top card without showing you what that card is.

Instruct the spectator to put the card back in the deck after memorizing it, then put it back in the deck.

Shuffle the cards, and then pull out the top card. In this manner you will force a card in a card trick.
Here i am attaching one more video..It shows more than one card force tricks..although the third trick is the one you should stick to because that is the one which works for me all the time!!..



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These two tricks are the one you should really work on to progress into the world of magic.There are so many tricks that it is hard to post all of them here.I am linking some amazing websites that have some great magic tricks for you to work on and the best part is they are all free!!...Feel free to visit them and master the art!..Also some links to the right posted by google are also of great help..enjoy!!
1) Bartender tricks ..
this is one of the best website I have found..Currently it shows 99 tricks which are fairly easy and have a wonderful effect!
2)Classic magic tricks .. Coins,cards,cups..whatever classic magic tricks you saw but could never figure out how they are done...this is the site for you!..
3)Daily new magic videos.. The name says it all!

There are many other websites which are similar in taste but more or less offer same tricks.If there is a better website you wan't to tell me about, then feel free to send me an email..or just twitter it to me..;).. Hope you have a blast doing magic!!