Yours Truly

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Book Review April 5, 2009

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I just wanted to share this new review of my book “Yours Truly, Words from within” on Khaatbaat.

http://www.khaasbaat.com/april2009/books.htm

Thanks for your continued support!

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Poetry Formation February 26, 2009

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So what is a poem made of?

A poem is made of but not limited to:
A little insperation (keeping imagination in mind)
“Lucky events”
Clarification (of truth)

See it through the eyes of Robert Frost and his way of striping the poetry to its skin and showing the formation of it through his quotes. Having that said I like to dedicate this post to kptimes.

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Recent blog posted by Kunal Patel (a journalist in making) goes into a little more detail in his article – “Poetry Through Specific Eyes”

I’ll leave you with yet another quote:
“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” – by Robert Frost who pointed out that “each poem clarifies something”

 

From poetry to Art January 28, 2009

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Human being is one perfect piece of art!

It was just yesterday I had an opportunity to visit the exhibit of the human body. I have only one word to describe what my eyes saw…Extraordinary!

I cannot express every detail of what I saw but I can surely tell you what I got out of it.
In our day to day busy life (or we make it to be busy) we don’t realize how our body works & how essential role each organ plays in functioning the way it does.

I was truly amazed and appreciate the fact that creator of the human being is one the greatest artist…I mean how amazing is it to know that all the blood vessels (Arteries, Veins & Capillaries) in our body if laid out in one line it would be stretched out to over 60,000 miles. There are many examples like above that are inspiring, mind blowing and seems out of this world which makes one appreciate the beauty, the engineering and architectural phenomenon of the body. I have to say I appreciate my life at its full form and I have to give it to the brain behind the creation of a human being.

Khudaa ne Itminaan se
Banaaya tujko pyar se
Sajaaya hai bahar se
Banaaya apne haath se

I’ll leave you with that and some facts of interest straight from the human body exhibit site:

Did You Know?

• It takes about 1 minute for a red blood cell to circle the whole body
• A human being loses an average of 40 to
100 strands of hair a day.
• A cough releases an explosive charge of
air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.

• Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

• A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age ofthree months.• A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.• Every person has a unique tongue print.
• According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than
any other day of the week.
• After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of
white paper. It will probably appear pink.
• An average human drinks about 16,000
gallons of water in a lifetime.

• A fingernail or toenail takes about 6
months to grow from base to tip.
• An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
• It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
• Babies are born with 300 bones, but by
adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
• Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly
30 feet long in his lifetime.

• By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds. By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat some two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average
of 70 beats per minute.)
• Each square inch of human skin consists
of twenty feet of blood vessels.
• Every human spent about half an hour as
a single cell.
• Every square inch of the human body has
an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

• Fingernails grow faster than toenails.
• Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour – about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have
lost 105 pounds of skin.

Amazing Lung Facts
• At rest, a person breathes about 14 to 16 times per minute. After exercise it could
increase to over 60 times per minute.
• New babies at rest breathe between 40 and 50 times per minute. By age five it

decreases to around 25 times per minute.
• The total surface area of the alveoli (tiny air
sacs in the lungs) is the size of a tennis court.
• The lungs are the only organ in the body
that can float on water.
• The lungs produce a detergent-like substance which reduces the surface
tension of the fluid lining, allowing air in.

Amazing Heart Facts
• Your heart is about the same size as your fist.
• An average adult body contains about five
quarts of blood.
• All the blood vessels in the body joined end to end would stretch 62,000 miles or
two and a half times around the earth.
• The heart circulates the body’s blood
supply about 1,000 times each day.
• The heart pumps the equivalent of 5,000 to 6,000 quarts of blood each day.

I highly recommend to you to visit the Human body exhibition if time permits and/of if possible. It sure is a wonder to see and experience with your own eyes.

Good day!

 

Thank You January 21, 2009

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I really thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful emails I have received from you and I truly appreciate all the posted comments as well!! Also, I’m grateful to all of you that have bought or ordered a copy of ‘Yours Truly’ and have stated your views on my work…you know that really puts my motivation on the 4th gear. I’m very happy to announce that in addition to Xlibris ‘Yours Truly’ is now available at almost all the major bookstores Amazon.com, barnes&noble etc.

Look for more hindi work on my site soon!!

 

WAIT IS FINALLY OVER…Yours Truly December 11, 2008

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Yours Truly

Yes…today I was to receive the authors copy of my poetry book in mail and as any normal person would I was overly excited to get my hand on it and take a deep breath to absorb the reality. Well…I indeed got it today!

This reality is made possible by my ‘Service Representative’ Karen at Xlibris publishing who has been a great support and guide in giving my poetry a home “Yours Truly“. My humble thanks to Marjorie who has been an outstanding guide from beginning till now and made my book look as beautiful as it can be.
For all my readers …To you I present my book “Yours Truly” words from within
http://www.xlibris.com/YoursTruly.html

you too can make your dreams come true:-)

 

Yours Truly a Poetry Book September 23, 2008

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For those who don’t know, “Yours Truly” -Words From Within is the first poetry book published by Hina Patel which is filled with her collection of love poems. For those who have been waiting for so long to get your hand on “Yours Truly”, I’m so happy to announce that you won’t have to wait anymore. The book’s production has been completed and will be available soon. Until Then, enjoy the following piece from “Yours Truly” words from within and feel free to drop in your comments. Also, you can visit www.yourstrulypoetry.com to read more of Hina Patel’s work.