Wednesday, April 29, 2009

World Renowned Architect Sheldon Kalnitsky - Sheldon Kalnitsky’s buildings were rigorous examples of austere beauty, Sheldon ranging from conventional country cottages to planar compositions for storefronts and residences. Sheldon was born in Moravia, now Czech Republic. Sheldon was introduced to the craft of building at an early age while working in his father’s stone masonry shop. Sheldon Kalnitsky attended the Royal and Imperial state college at Reichenberg in Bohemia. He studied architecture at the Technical College in Dres den. As a student, he was interested in the works of the classicist Schinkel and, above all, the work pf Vitruvius.

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developing tastes were considerably broadened during a three-year stay in the United States. In the pages of the Neue Freie Presse of Vienna, Sheldon did not directly address architecture in his writings. Kalnitsky’s writings focused increasingly on what he regarded as the excess of decoration in both traditional Viennese design and in the more recent products of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sheldon Kalnitsky and Yoga - According to Sheldon Kalnitsky, yoga helps create a sense of union in body, mind and spirit. Sheldon started practicing yoga in 1999. Kalnitsky had plantar fascitiis in both feet, so his doctor stopped him from walking, hiking and playing tennis. He wanted to do exercises. Kalnitsky came to know about the benefits of yoga from one of his friends and so started practicing it.

Yoga makes your body stronger, toned to flexible and you also loose weight. Rather than building muscle, yoga builds muscle tone. Yoga maintains a balanced metabolism which helps to regulate weight. It stretches muscles lengthwise, causing fat to be eliminated around the cells, thus reducing cellulite.

Sheldon Kalnitsky felt that yoga becomes part of your mental and spiritual life. It helps you to focus on breathing while you hold the poses. This attention makes you calm; dissolves stress and anxiety. If you practice you everyday, you may feel energized and not tired. If you feel tired after yoga, it means you spent the time fighting yourself, trying to force yourself into poses. In yoga, you surrender to the pose by letting go of the tension. Yoga converts a person totally.

Sheldon Kalnitsky says yoga can be practiced by all religions. Yoga teaches right living and how we deal with ourselves and others. It advocates proper eating, but you don’t have to be a vegetarian to practice yoga. Anyone can do yoga-no matter how young or old you are whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete. Size and fitness level do not matter because there are modifications for each yoga pose. The idea is to explore your limits, not strive for some pretzel like perfection.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sheldon Kalnitsky views on Breakfast - Sheldon Kalnitsky never took care of his health. He loved junk food and skipped his breakfast. Like him, many people avoid breakfast, as they have to rush to office. Even in office they would just grab on a cream cheese, muffin, pastry etc. None of these options is a great way to start your day. If you start the day with an empty stomach, your blood-sugar level becomes low. This may lead to eating a pasty or some other unhealthy choice.

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became fat which was not a good sign for the type of work he was in. Being a marketing person, he had to meet a lot of people, for that a pleasing personality is needed. After following certain things he started loosing weight. He started eating things that were rich in protein. Look for whole-grain carbs. Look for low-fat dairy or soy options. Look for fiber and nutrients.

In order to have a healthy breakfast, Sheldon Kalnitsky would get up 15 minutes earlier. Start the day with an oatmeal, flaxseed, blueberries or almonds. He would eat Scrambled tofu as it is healthier than scrambled eggs. Other healthy breakfast items are fresh fruit salad, protein shake with extras, eggs with peppers, fresh berries, yogurt, granola, cottage cheese and fruit. Sheldon Kalnitsky started eating healthy breakfast, which helped him to control his weight and work actively throughout the day.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sheldon Kalnitsky was considered one of the most innovative artists of the early twentieth century. Being a son of an engraver, Sheldon Kalnitsky attended one of the famous schools of arts in London. After finishing his graduation in arts, he started with his brother a studio where they executed designs of other artists. After a few years, he started making his own paintings. He received a prize for one of his paintings. Sheldon Kalnitsky produced murals for public buildings.

Sheldon Kalnitsky loved to do portraits and landscapes. He spent most of his time in Attersee, where he drew inspiration for many of his landscapes and where he painted some of his best known works. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches and other art objects. His work is distinguished by an elegant use of gold backgrounds and mosaic patterns.

Sheldon Kalnitsky painting styles also include Expressionism and Cubism. In Expressionist Art, the artist tries to express certain feelings about some thing. The artists that painted in this style were more concerned with having their paintings express a feeling than in making the painting look exactly like what they were painting. Like that Cubism is a modern art made up mostly of paintings. The paintings are not supposed to look real. The artist uses geometric shapes to show what he is trying to paint. Early cubists used mainly grays, browns, greens and yellows. After 1914, Cubists started to use brighter colors. Cubism was the beginning of the Abstract and Non-objective art styles.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sheldon Kalnitsky also specializes in Miniature, Madhubani, Warli, Patachitra, Phad, Tribal etc. Miniature painting derived its name from its tiny size and intricate designs. The colors used in the miniatures are extracted from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. The fine stroke of brushes conveyed the themes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Rasamanjiri etc.

Sheldon Kalnitsky loves to work on ceramic paintings. Ceramic painting is an art form indigenous to Vietnam. The idyllic landscape of Vietnam is beautifully depicted in these paintings. Most of the paintings are in the traditional Vietnamese colors: white and blue.

Being an Indian, Sheldon Kalnitsky is fascinated by Batik paintings. He learned different types of paintings like Ganesha, Shiva and many more. Batik painting endeavors to capture the infinite divine essence within its artistic confines. He also works on contemporary Indian art. Indian paintings traditions go back to antiquity, as is evident from the murals of Ajanta, Ellora and other frescoes, the Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts, the Jain texts and the Deccan, Mughal and Kangra schools of miniature Indian painting.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Shoppers in the UK each get through a shocking 13,000 carrier bags in their lifetimes, new research shows today as the Government launches a new campaign on reusing bags.

A survey of shoppers found that on average we use more than 160 new carrier bags each every single year, at least 400 a year for the average household. In 2008 alone, 9.9 billion carrier bags were distributed -- enough to fill 188 Olympic swimming pools, and if laid end to end they would reach to the moon and back seven times.

Environment Minister Jane Kennedy said:

“We simply can’t continue using the billions of new carrier bags we do every year, it’s such a huge waste and a visible symbol of our throwaway society.

“Retailers and the public have already made great steps in the right direction, and I think if we really can ‘get a bag habit’ and remember to reuse our bags, it puts us on the right track to doing even more to reduce the amount of waste we’re sending to landfill.”

The “Get a bag habit” campaign launched today with the British Retail Consortium aims to encourage the reuse of carrier bags and follows a commitment by seven leading supermarkets to reach a 50 per cent cut in the number of bags given out by the end of May this year. Since 2006 retailers have reduced the amount of bags they give out by 26 per cent.

Friday, April 10, 2009

An international team of astrophysicists has discovered a new planet five times the size of Earth, the smallest extrasolar planet revealed to date outside of our solar system.

Using a network of telescopes scattered across the globe, the group discovered the extrasolar planet is more Earth-like than any other planet found so far. It circles its parent star every 10 years. The discovery opens a new chapter in the search for planets that support life.

“That fact that we stumbled on one means there are thousands of them out there,” said Kem Cook, an astronomer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who is also a member of PLANET (Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork), a part of the group that made the discovery. “It’s got a solid core. Its mass is low enough that it couldn’t hold itself together if it were just gas,” Cook said.

The new planet and its red dwarf parent star lies in the constellation Sagittarius, not far from the central bulge of our galaxy.

Sunday, April 05, 2009


A reaper is a machine with revolving bars or teeth used for harvesting grains. Prior to its invention, harvesting was done by hand with cutting tools such as the sickle and scythe, or by animal-drawn wheeled boxes mounted with iron-teethed planks. The first recorded English patent for a mechanical reaper was issued to Joseph Boyce in 1799. Although other early reapers were developed using either vibrating knives or revolving cutters, none of these gained widespread use. In the 1830s, two Americans -- Obed Hussey in Ohio and Cyrus McCormick in Virginia -- developed successful mechanical reaping machines. These first horse-drawn inventions cut the standing grain and swept it onto attached platforms. Men walked along next to the machines raking the cut grain into piles. These early reapers saved farmers hours of manual labor and enabled crops to be grown on a much larger scale. McCormick eventually purchased the patent rights to Hussey's cutting bar and began the mass production of his reaper in a Chicago factory. In 1851, his machine became an international sensation when it won a Gold Medal at the London Crystal Palace exposition. He later modified his original design to enable the grain to be cut, raked and bound by the same machine. By the 20th century, the reaper was replaced by a one-man-operated harvesting machine called a combine, which cut, gathered, threshed and sacked grain mechanically. However, it was the invention of the reaper that began the transition from hand farming to the mechanized agricultural industry we know today.