Cats are quick to react to anything in which they feel is a threat. You could suddenly move and although your cat trusts you with their life they could jump clear out of the chair they're comfortably resting in. In the wild, cats are predators but they are also prey. It's hardwired into their DNA to be quick to react. And those cat reflexes are quite impressive. For years now, people have seemed to grow a strange fascination with cats and cucumbers. Not all cats are afraid of cucumbers, but there are some cats that are so afraid of cucumbers the sight of one will quickly send them flying.
Cats are quick to react to anything in which they feel is a threat. You could suddenly move and although your cat trusts you with their life they could jump clear out of the chair they're c ...More
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer, though Wayne sold his share back within 12 days. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc., in January 1977, and sales of its computers, including the Apple II, grew quickly.
Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell Wozniak's Apple I personal computer, though Wayne sold his share back within 12 days. It w ...More
Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth's movement around the Sun
Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that ...More
Sunlight reaches Earth's atmosphere and is scattered in all directions by all the gases and particles in the air. Blue light is scattered more than the other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time.
Sunlight reaches Earth's atmosphere and is scattered in all directions by all the gases and particles in the air. Blue light is scattered more than the other colors because it travels as sh ...More
Bonjour Mon Ami! Paris needs no formal introduction - synonymous with culture, architecture, food and fashion. That je ne sais quoi of the French capital makes it the dream destination for many. So would you want to leave Paris 'Before Sunset' or would you take our word and spend a 'Midnight in Paris'
Bonjour Mon Ami! Paris needs no formal introduction - synonymous with culture, architecture, food and fashion. That je ne sais quoi of the French capital makes it the dream destination for many. ...More
Yes, we all have seen New Yorkers with Umbrellas personally or in pictures; however, you must have wondered why do they carry an umbrella even when it’s not raining and it isn’t essential as well. But here are a few assumptions, we have:
1. New York rain might be toxic
New Yorkers may have this proposition that the rains are toxic for health or skin. They might be afraid that if their skin comes in direct contact with the rain, it can be damaged. Or if the rains pour on them, they will not be able to escape from the toxins it causes.
2. New Yorkers might find this a statement of style
For some or many persons in New York, it might be a fashion or vogue statement for the people to take umbrellas with them wherever they go. Of course, umbrellas do add a touch of luxuriousness and modishness to the style statement, which may be the cause that New Yorkers take it with them.
3. They may not be sure if it is going to rain or not
Another reason can be that New Yorkers may not have an idea when it is going to rain and that may cause trouble for them. For example: if they are going to the office in the morning and it starts to rain, how will they cover themselves. If not covered, they will get wet and their clothes might also get dirty. So as to avoid this unfortunate situation, they carry an umbrella.
4. New Yorkers may be afraid of hot temperature
It is true that umbrellas are not only used to cover oneself from rain but it also helps in providing shelter and coolness in high and hot temperatures. Therefore, New Yorkers might carry umbrellas to stay away from getting hot in the warm seasons.
5. Because everyone does that they have to do it too
New Yorkers might think since everyone carries their umbrella with them, why don’t I carry it. We sometimes do things some other person does only to follow the trend, so we don’t stay behind. Therefore, this can also be one of the reasons that New Yorkers carry umbrellas with them when it is barely raining.
Yes, we all have seen New Yorkers with Umbrellas personally or in pictures; however, you must have wondered why do they carry an umbrella even when it’s not raining and it isn’t essential as wel ...More
An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The Taj Mahal is located on the right bank of the Yamuna River in a vast Mughal garden that encompasses nearly 17 hectares, in the Agra District in Uttar Pradesh. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal with construction starting in 1632 AD and completed in 1648 AD, with the mosque, the guest house and the main gateway on the south, the outer courtyard and its cloisters were added subsequently and completed in 1653 AD. The existence of several historical and Quaranic inscriptions in Arabic script have facilitated setting the chronology of Taj Mahal. For its construction, masons, stone-cutters, inlayers, carvers, painters, calligraphers, dome builders and other artisans were requisitioned from the whole of the empire and also from the Central Asia and Iran. Ustad-Ahmad Lahori was the main architect of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered to be the greatest architectural achievement in the whole range of Indo-Islamic architecture. Its recognised architectonic beauty has a rhythmic combination of solids and voids, concave and convex and light shadow; such as arches and domes further increases the aesthetic aspect. The colour combination of lush green scape reddish pathway and blue sky over it show cases the monument in ever changing tints and moods. The uniqueness of Taj Mahal lies in some truly remarkable innovations carried out by the horticulture planners and architects of Shah Jahan. One such genius planning is the placing of tomb at one end of the quadripartite garden rather than in the exact centre, which added rich depth and perspective to the distant view of the monument. It is also, one of the best examples of raised tomb variety. The tomb is further raised on a square platform with the four sides of the octagonal base of the minarets extended beyond the square at the corners.The ground plan of the Taj Mahal is in perfect balance of composition, the octagonal tomb chamber in the centre, encompassed by the portal halls and the four corner rooms. The plan is repeated on the upper floor. The exterior of the tomb is square in plan, with chamfered corners. The large double storied domed chamber, which houses the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan, is a perfect octagon in plan. The cenotaph of Shah Jahan is greater than Mumtaz Mahal and installed more than thirty years later by the side of the latter on its west. The upper cenotaphs are only illusory and the real graves are in the lower tomb chamber (crypt), a practice adopted in the imperial Mughal tombs. The most impressive in the Taj Mahal complex next to the tomb, is the main gate which stands majestically in the centre of the southern wall of the forecourt. The gate is flanked on the north front by double arcade galleriesThe Taj Mahal is a perfect symmetrical planned building, with an emphasis of bilateral symmetry along a central axis on which the main features are placed. The building material used is brick-in-lime mortar veneered with red sandstone and marble and inlay work of precious/semi precious stones. The mosque and the guest house in the Taj Mahal complex are built of red sandstone in contrast to the marble tomb in the centre. The management of Taj Mahal complex is carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India and the legal protection of the monument and the control over the regulated area around the monument is through the various legislative and regulatory frameworks that have been established, including the Ancient Monument and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959 Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation); which is adequate to the overall administration of the property and buffer areas.An area of 10,400 sq km around the Taj Mahal is defined to protect the monument from pollution.The TTZ comprises of 40 protected monuments including three World Heritage Sites - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
An immense mausoleum of white marble, built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in ...More
Warren Buffet is prospectively the best investor in history. For many years, he is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, also known as “the Oracle of Omaha” that has displayed his capability to understand Wall Street. He owns around $82 billion now, in accordance with Forbes, he has become one of the richest persons in the whole world. Apart from his investing courage, he has also made some mistakes in the past. But the difference between him and other professionals is that he has not blamed anyone else for his failures but himself and that is the reason for his success. The mistakes he made in the past are: 1. he invested in the year 1962 in Berkshire Hathaway even though the company was failing but he thought that he is going to earn some revenue once the mills will be closed, therefore, he loaded the stock. 2. He failed the first time, but he repeated his mistake around 13 years later he bought Waumbec Mills, for which he regretted later. 3. In the year 1994, he bought Dexter Shoe Co. in $433 million but in 2007, he agreed that it was the worst decision, which cost him around $3.5 billion. 4. According to him, the mistakes he has done are only about buying or investing but also not investing in something and that is he refused to buy the Dallas-Fort whose worth is $35 million in the present time. 5. He moreover, stated that he spent more than $7 billion on ConocoPhillips’ 85 million shares; however, the market value of that was only around $4.4 billion at that time. 6. Another mistake he made is not buying the stock of Amazon and he says that he has missed this huge deal and he regrets it. 7. Finally, the thing he is most regretful of is missing the chance to invest in Google.
Warren Buffet is prospectively the best investor in history. For many years, he is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, also known as “the Oracle of Omaha” that has displayed his capability to under ...More
A mutual fund is when you decide to buy it, you gather your money with some other investors as well. You invest your money in a mutual fund through purchasing shares or units. If the number of people investing is higher, then the fund will be issuing new shares. Also, the investments of mutual funds are controlled by the portfolio manager. Whereas an index fund is also a kind of mutual fund but with the portfolio established to equalize or trace the essentials of the index of the financial market, for example, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index, also known as S&P 500. It also provides huge exposure to market, lower expenses of operations, and a lower turnover of the portfolio. The mutual fund and index fund are different in these terms: the investment objective of a mutual fund is beating the return on investment of the related benchmark index whereas index fund equalizes the return on investment of the benchmark stock. The management style of an index fund is that it is more passive in a way that the investment mix is automatically matching with the benchmark index’s stated holdings whereas a mutual fund is active as the stock pickers that are fund managers and analysts choose their own fund holdings. The difference in their average management fee or expense ratio is 0.09% for index funds and 0.82% for mutual funds. Apart from that, the after-free return of an annual investment of $1,000 and earning around 7% on average annual return for more than 30 years is $99,000 for index funds and $86,000 for mutual funds. However, the vast difference between them according to the amount lost in fees in more than 30 years is $1,800 for the index funds and $15,000 for the mutual funds.
A mutual fund is when you decide to buy it, you gather your money with some other investors as well. You invest your money in a mutual fund through purchasing shares or units. If the number of ...More