Post No.7476

Date uploaded in London – 20 January 2020

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There is a saying in Tamil , “A IS KNOWN (SEEN) WHEN HE IS BORN” (Vilaiyum Payir Mulaiyile Theriyum). One can recognise a genius even at his early years. Picasso started his art work at the age of nine. And kept them all through his life and donated some of them to  Barcelona Museum in Spain. Now they may be worth millions of dollars or Euros. Two of them are just paper cutting figures of Dog and Dove. tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

London Newspapers have featured them because they are going to be exhibited in Royal academy until April 2020. They are among 300 works gathered from around the world for the show. The exhibition is called ‘Picasso and Paper’. He had a life long fascination for paper and would buy very expensive high quality paper to work with but would equally  draw on the back of an envelope. He never threw anything away and would keep even bus tickets and cinema tickets.

The exhibition also features a section looking at the materials Picasso used throughout his career including the salad bowl he used as a block for making an early wood cut. This reminds another Tamil saying ‘Even a blade of grass is a weapon for a skilled person’ (Vallavanukku Pullum Ayutham). tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Picasso’s father was an artist and his parents recognised his exceptional talent even as a child. He was very much taught and encouraged to develop his art.

Picasso drew incessantly as well as using paper to make sculptures, prints and photographs.  The exhibition includes works more recognisable by the master including the huge 4-5 metre long collage Women at their Toilette and his 1962 work Le Dejeuner Sur L’herbe d’Apres Manet.


Longest hair – Indian Girl in Guinness Book of Records

Another interesting news item featured in Indian and foreign newspapers is about the Indian girl Nilanshi Patel of Gujarat. She was entered as the girl with longest hair. Every woman wanted to know what hair oil she used to grow suh a long hair. But she dodged the question by saying that was a hair oli prepared by her mother with secret ingredients. Whatever the secret, hair oil companies will be ready to pay her millions of rupees to get that secret formula. Here is what the newspapers said about her:-

Source – news papers published in London and India


At the age of 6, Nilanshi Patel had her beloved long hair cut for the first time. She absolutely hated it and instantly regretted it.

That one bad hair experience resulted in Nilanshi’s vow to never cut her hair again. tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Well, it’s been 10 years since she made her personal pact, and her gorgeous dark, wavy hair has been growing ever since. It’s currently 5 feet, 7 inches long — making the 16-year-old from India an official Guinness World Record holder.

According to the 2020 edition of the Guinness World Records, the “real-life Rapunzel” now has the longest hair of any teenager in the world!

Nilanshi’s hair requires constant maintenance, but she’s more than happy to put in the time and care. Her supportive mother helps by massaging mustard oil into her locks every day. Other than that, the teen doesn’t use any special products or shampoos.

Her mother hopes her daughter will let her amazing hair grow longer so that she will be even more famous.

Patel says she washes her hair once a week and amazingly, it takes only a half-hour to dry. However, it takes an hour just to comb it — something her mother happily assists with. “My mother helps me to braid and to comb my hair,” she says, explaining that she has always been supportive of her decision to keep growing it. “I style it as a long braid and also as a bun” — the latter is her go-to style for special occasions and table tennis. tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Amazingly, Patel’s hair isn’t even a third of the length of the that of the adult woman with the longest hair. That Guinness World Record has been held since 2004 by China’s Xie Qiuping, whose hair measures more than 18 feet long. She started growing her hair at age 13 — seven years older than Patel when Patel started — so the 16-year-old could conceivably surpass hers one day.

Although she says her friends call her a “real-life Rapunzel,” Patel also gets questions from people who assume her hair gets in the way of everyday activities. “I don’t face any problems with my hair. I do all the sports and all the things with me hair,” she says. “It’s a lucky charm for me, clearly.”

Who is Rapunzel?

 It is a German fairy tale. Other languages also had similar stories.

A lonely couple, who want a child, live next to a walled garden belonging to a sorceress.[11] The wife, experiencing the cravings associated with the arrival of her long-awaited pregnancy, notices some rapunzel (a salad green in most translated-to-English versions)[12] growing in the nearby garden and longs for it. She refuses to eat anything else and begins to waste away, and the husband begins to fear for her life– one night he decides to break into the garden to get some for her. When he returns, she makes a salad out of it and greedily eats it. It tastes so good that she longs for more. So her husband goes to get some more for her. As he scales the wall to return home, the sorceress catches him and accuses him of theft. He begs for mercy, and she agrees to be lenient, and allows him to take all the rapunzel he wants, on condition that the baby be given to her when it’s born.[13] Desperate, he agrees. When his wife has a baby girl, the sorceress takes her to raise as her own and names her “Rapunzel” after the plant her mother craved. She grows up to be the most beautiful child in the world, with long golden hair.[14] When she turns twelve, the sorceress locks her up inside a tower[15] in the middle of the woods, with neither stairs nor a door, and only one room and one window. In order to visit Rapunzel, the sorceress stands beneath the tower and calls out: tamilandvedas.com, swamiindology.blogspot.com

Rapunzel!Rapunzel!Let down your hair

That I may climb thy golden stair!

One day, a prince rides through the forest and hears Rapunzel singing from the tower. Entranced by her ethereal voice, he searches for her and discovers the tower, but is naturally unable to enter it. He returns often, listening to her beautiful singing, and one day sees the sorceress visit, and thus learns how to gain access to Rapunzel. When the sorceress leaves, he bids Rapunzel let her hair down. When she does so, he climbs up and they fall in love. He eventually asks her to marry him, which she agrees to. But the sorceress prevented her escape. Prince also lost his eye sight

For years, he wanders through the wastelands of the country and eventually comes to the wilderness where Rapunzel now lives with the twins to whom she has given birth, a boy and a girl. One day, as she sings, he hears her voice again, and they are reunited. When they fall into each other’s arms, her tears immediately restore his sight. He leads her and their twins to his kingdom,[20] where they live happily ever after.

Tags – Picasso, paper art, London exhibition, Dog and Dove, Longest hair, Nilanshi Patel, Rapunzel

Xxx subham xxx

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