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Meerabai The Mystical Singer

The Indian Mystical Singer of the 14th Century Meerabai (1498 -1547) was a Rajput princess born in Kurki a small village near Merta which is in the Nagaur district in Rajasthan. Her father was Ratan Singh Rathore who was a warrior of the Rathore clan. Her Mothers Name is not mentioned or known in any of the biography of Meerabai. Her mother was supportive of Meerabais religious tendencies but her mother died early.

When Meerabai was just six years old, her mother gave her an image of Krishna, with whom she would talk every day and night. Krishna became an integral part of Meera’s life. Meerabai was married to Prince Bhoj Raj at very early age. The new family did not approve of her devotion to Krishna as Meerabai refused to worship their family deity, and she would say that she was only truly married to Krishna. Meerabai lost her husband at very early age in the year 1527 in a battle against the Sultanate.

Meerabais devotion at first was confined to her and within the house, but at some time during her devotion she would be carried away with the joy and love for Krishna that she would dance away on the streets of the city singing the songs of praises and love for Krishna. Meerabai would get so engrossed in worshipping Krishna that she would forget herself. She has in that trance state created such beautiful writing which was the reflection of her heart. Meerabais poem and other composition reveal the different stages and experiences of her life. The prayer songs that she composed are still popular among the worshippers today.

Meerabais life story is pieced together from her poetry and stories and as recounted by her community. Her life story is debatable for its historical authenticity. Also what happened to Meerabai is a mystery. People still have a question as to how and where did Meerabai die. But as per the legend goes and the belief of the people Meeras unconditional love and devotion for Krishna, she vanished in the temple of Krishna in Dwarka. It is said that the sanctum doors closed on their own when she was inside and when the doors opened they found her sari wrapped around the image of Lord Krishna. Meerabai had disappeared.

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Iphone Apps That Put Makeup Artist Products Right On Your Phone

These apps help you check out your appearance and pick out makeup artist products without setting foot in a store!

Can your phone make you more beautiful? If a handful of iPhone apps have anything to do with it, the answer is a resounding yes! Here are three products that are helping women find makeup artist products and have fun with beauty right on their phones.

MakeUp This Apple App Store app lets users test out new makeup artist products without ever having to try them on or even set foot in a store. Users simply upload a photo of themselves to their phone and test out products theyre interested in right on the photo.

With 1200 real-life products to choose from, users simply use the apps facial recognition software to apply product to their virtual face and see what they like. If you love a product you can simply buy it right there on your phone or purchase it next time youre in your favorite makeup store.

RealBeautys Instant Celebrity Makeover Heres a great way to kill time on your commute: transform yourself into a red-carpet ready celebrity! This app gives your photo a virtual makeover. Makeup artist products are used to transform your visage with a celebrity hairstyle, makeup look, and designer outfit.

Once youre ready to face your own personal paparazzi, you can share your new look on Facebook or just save it to your phone.

Mirror App It doesnt get much simpler than this. DLP Mobile is busy readying an app for the iPhone 4 that turns your phone into a mirror. Instead of hitting the ladies room after lunch for that midday touchup, now all you need to do is use the app!

It seems the app uses the new phones front-facing camera to create a mirror-like image right on the screen. Can you think of a more high-tech way to check your teeth for leftover spinach?

More than just skin deep, these apps are big business for software developers.

Seven to 10 million iPhone or iTouch users have already downloaded a beauty-related app or indicated they are very interested in doing so, Sunil Verma, founder of mobile ad exchange network Mobiclix, told the New York Times.

While these apps are most popular with young women ages 14 to 17, Verma said many users are grown women interested in how these apps make their lives easier.

Were seeing a lot of single professionals and mothers downloading these apps, he said.

Copyright (c) 2010 John Howell

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Ukuleles Most Relaxing Musical Instruments

Since a few centuries back, almost when ukuleles was first created, this musical instrument has undergone varied evolutions and technical changes in the process of creation and applications as well. It is one of the best musical instruments that has gained immense popularity with increasing demands day by day.

Technical Facts and Variety

There are wide ranging accessories available for your best ukuleles. Although some of their uses are optional as just for instance, a stand can be bought for keeping the instrument off the ground. It depends on the choice and requirement of the user and you can simply buy a gig bag or a case instead of a stand just in order to keep your instrument safe and protected.

Some of the various common accessories for ukulele includes bags and cases, straps, tuner and many more. Among various types of ukulele Eddy Finn, Kamoa, Moku, RipTide, Eleuke, KoAloha, Ohana and Teton Ukuleles are famous. There is a great demand for ukuleles all around the world and hence leading producers of the contemporary market make more and more of the best ukuleles along with all other related accessories to keep balance between the supply and demand curves.

Design and Fabrication

The creation of the ukuleles is becoming just as popular as the trendy mainstream style of ukulele music. These instruments are usually made of wood, although there are certain different types that have been composed entirely or partially of plastic and other materials. You can also get cheaper ukuleles and these are generally produced by using laminate woods or ply in some cases.

The art of manufacturing these types of best ukuleles involves the use of soundboard made of an acoustically superior grade wood like spruce. Such instruments are typically less expensive than those manufactured with solid hardwoods as mahogany. There are also a some special category of ukuleles and producing them takes the uses of Hawaiian wood. These are rare type of ukuleles are highly expensive.

Typically ukuleles resemble any small acoustic guitar having a body shape of a figure-eight. They are also found in a number of non-standard shapes, such as an oval and cutaway shape and a boat-paddle shape. Occasionally, a square shape made of an old wooden box of cigar is also seen. These musical instruments usually consist of just four strings.

Simply log on to and order the new set of best ukuleles as per your choice.

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Bajo Sextos Nortena Musical Instrument

The Spanish words for “sixth bass” are Bajo Sextos. It is the name for a special type of musical instrument popular in a relatively small geographical area. The twelve string guitar is a strong component of musical groups formed and prevalent in the area of northern Mexico and southern Texas. It comes in both acoustic and electric forms.

The guitar-like instrument has twelve strings. They are arranged in six double courses. The strings are tuned from the lowest string to the highest string to the notes E, A, D, G, C and F respectively.

From the mid 1950s northern Mexican music has been listened to and enjoyed by Mexicans and Anglos alike. The music goes by several different names, musica mexicana-tejana and conjunto are the most common. The music genre is also known as Tex-Mex, but this is not totally accurate, since the nortena music predated conjunto.

Conjunto ensembles use the bajo to provide the low and rhythmic base line for the music. It enhances the musical line performed by the other instruments. The instrument also is used to carry the chord changes. The instrument is used to enhance other musical groups, but it is best known in the musical genre of nortena and conjunto.

Sextos instruments were originally used in a limited part of the Western Hemisphere. This means that the demand for the guitar might be somewhat limited too. Other stringed instruments such as guitars and banjos are well known. This instrument is not. The construction of a bajo gives you the variety of woods and finishes that are nothing but quality. The back and sides might be made of Indian rosewood, mahogany or cedar. The bridge and fingerboard is often made of rosewood. The top is typically cedar, but more exotic woods are found in some models.

The finish of the instruments is beautiful. The thickness of such instruments might vary somewhat, so the player can choose the instrument that is most comfortable. Many of such specialized guitars are finished with a decorative motif. Handcrafting is an art for those who create the instruments. Those bajos are highly prized.

For the serious performer who wants to be part of a quality group playing nortena music, the bajo sextos is almost a must. It is needed to provide a lower component to the melody and to move the chord changes along during the piece. The best made instruments are attractive to look at without being flashy and provide a sound that is unparalleled.

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Medical Instruments Part 3

Presenting an article discussing the different types of surgical instruments. HNM Medical releases articles describing in detail about medical procedures and medical instruments such as dilator, pessary, forceps and other medical tools.

Medical Instruments: Hurd Dissector Use: To Cut Info: Generally seen during surgery on the tonsils. A blunt retractor/dissector.

Medical Instruments: Jacob Tenaculum Use: To grasp Info: Common A clamp for grasping GYN.

Medical Instruments: Kerrison Ronguer Alias: Kerrison Punch Use: To cut the bone Info: To cut bone in spine & cranial surgery.

Medical Instruments: Key Elevator Use: To dissect

Medical Instruments: Klein Needle Use: Injection Info: Placed lipo fluid into the tissue to get the tissue for lipo suction.

Medical Instruments: K-Wire Cutter Use: To cut metal wires and K-wires.

Medical Instruments: Lambotte Osteotome Alias: Lambot Use: Dissection Info: Obtainable with both straight & curved at the tip. Often to take bone and hip grafts.

Medical Instruments: Grasper Alias: Debakey Grasped Use: Grasping Info: During laparoscopic surgery and for grabing the bowels.

Medical Instruments: Laparoscopic Trocar Use: Access for laparoscopic surgery. Info: The trocar is used for introduction of the port to the abdomen , but then removed to allow the instrument from the surgical instrument sets to be passed though.

Medical Instruments: Liposuction Cannula Alias: Lipo Cannula Use: To cut, mainly in saturated areas Info: Used to dissect and suction fat tissue during liposuction suction.

Medical Instruments: Curved Dissector Alias: Maryland Grasper, dolphin nose Use: Dissection Info: Used to dissect during cholecystomy surgery. Often is used to ligate vessels & is attached to a cautery cord.

Medical Instruments: Mayo-Hegar Needle Holder Alias: Needle Driver Use: To sutur Info: Available in a variety of sizes depending on the size of the needle to be used.

Medical Instruments: Metzenbaum Alias: Metz Use: Cutting Info: To cut tissue

Medical Instruments: Mouth gag extension Use: Postioning device Info: Mainly seen with patients with a bigger chest diameter, attaches to the Mayo stand.

Medical Instruments: Tongue Blade for Mouth Gag Use: Retraction Info: Attaches to the Davis Mouth gag to provide exposure for the tonsil procedure.

Are you interested in becoming a medical sales rep and work indepednetly? Then come to HNM Medical and see our independent medical representative application.

A “An Overview of Medical Instruments Part 2” article is by Tom O.

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Things To Consider While Buying Autosampler For Your Hplc Instrument

High Performance Liquid Chromatography has indeed brought a sea-change in the way complex samples are analysed and tested. HPLC instruments have found their way in various industries where these are used for quality assurance, testing and much more. There are several components which make up an HPLC instrument and out of these autosampler is one of the most important. Autosampler helps you introduce samples into the inlet. You might argue that manual insertion is possible than why the need for an autosampler? Well, it helps in time-optimization and reproducibility as well. Countries such as the United Kingdom, United States & Italy have been at the forefront when it comes to designing & developing the autosampler technology. While buying autosamplers for your HPCL instrument, you need to keep in mind some points which are briefly discussed as under-

Begin by asking how many samples actually you need in your laboratory on a periodic basis. If you analyze thousands of samples, then investing in autosampler is a great idea! On the other hand, if you deal with limited samples, a manual injector does the needful for you at a lesser price. However, if you prefer accuracy than the cost-factor, autosamplers offer amazing results. Once you have dealt with this point, its now the time to ask what exactly are the size of samples that you need to analyze. It is a proven fact that autosamplers are far more efficient than human beings. Investing in an autosampler is a good idea even if you have to deal with low-volume samples in your laboratory.

After having analyzed these points, you need to know how fast your instruments cycle time and the sample loading speed are. It is worth considering these points in case speed is important to you. It is very much crucial to choose the right supplier when you are buying an HPLC autosampler. Find out the kind of services, support the supplier offers including warranty. Most importantly, you also need to find out the cost of buying the autosampler and maintaining it. Go for a supplier who offers complete technical support to you all round the year, whenever the need arises. It is better to invest a substantial time in choosing the right supplier because the quality of autosampler and the kind of support you get matters a lot.

Considering factors such as the ones described above will help you decide whether investing in an autosampler is worthwhile. In nutshell, autosamplers are not meant for every lab use. Many researches still rely on manual insertion because of the cost-factor linked with autosampler. However, if speed and accuracy are your priority, then autosampler can help achieve your target objectives in quick time.

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The Musical Traditions And Instruments Of The Zulu

African music is the music of Africans who live in a large region of 50 nations, each with a special culture, history and language, South of Sahara. Zulu musical instruments are part of this multilingual culture. African music has some distinct characteristics: the use of repetition is one of them. Another important characteristic is the polyphony; this is the combination of different musical parts played simultaneously.

The history is marked by the awesome military strategies of the Zulu King Shaka. The King’s and his warriors’ campaign of expansion is well known in world history. Zulu rich traditional culture includes songs, dances and colorful rituals, Zulu musical instruments are spectacular and original. A variety of Zulu musical instruments are well known, s well as the traditional Mine dance; Zulus have longtime used their music as a cry for freedom.

African music is really rich in modes of expression: drum ensembles are using Zulu musical instruments from the percussion family. Each drummer uses special methods to produce sounds to distinguish his drum from the others. Iron bells are very popular Zulu musical instruments; they are used to produce a repeated sound to help the drummers to play at the correct time.

Zulu musical instruments, rare and very special
The akadinda is a king of xylophone; two groups of African musicians are playing simultaneously. The first group is playing repeatedly the same pattern; the second group plays to fill in the missing sounds. Groups of Zulu musicians play also using flutes, trumpets or xylophones. Each player plays a single note in a strange rotation with the other players. The result is a polyphonic piece, characteristic to African music.

Musical practices of South African people were observed from many years; Zulu musical instruments are obsolete. Venda mbila is an old Zulu musical instrument; it is not used anymore. Reed flutes, contrary, are still very popular. The influence of foreign cultures and civilizations causes many of old Zulu musical instruments to become obsolete.

Musical instruments such as tsonga – a horn, ingungu – a friction drum, nkoka – a drum, pedi – a flute, venda – musical bow and stick, deze and demba – thumb piano and resonatos, umfece – ankle rattles are almost obsolete.

To preserve this awesome heritage of Zulu musical instruments, the necessary information was entered into a database; each Zulu musical instrument was digitally photographed to preserve all information about it.

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Audio Mastering and Voice Over Recording – Features of Music Studio

Many people have a dream of becoming a singer or a band member. They want to enter in the music industry, share their talent and show their passion for music. However, the first question that comes in their mind is “where should I start?” Obviously, they should create their own music or sample of composition. Generally, it takes a lot of time as people need to practice more to present their best one with great lyrics and wonderful beats. Music studio is a best place to practice as it will help in giving the best output than home recording studio. Some studios also offer specialising services like mixing of voice, voice over recording, audio mastering, etc.

There are a few things that everyone should consider while choosing the best music studio to get completely satisfying results. An important part of the recording procedure is audio mastering. Getting music mastered by the right person is more important to increase the overall quality of the music. The qualified engineers, who have learned song mastering in their own way and time, are responsible for editing and fine finishing to the recorded music. You will understand the importance of audio mastering once you hear final recording done by professional and the recording done by you. Nowadays, audio mastering and voice over recording is no longer expensive, due to the evolution of digital mixers and digital mastering software. They have made visiting a music studio more affordable and setting up one easier. Despite the digital manipulation, it is still a lengthy process and should be done by only editing the music. For getting perfection, years of practice must be needed. That’s why, it is important to choose the right recording place with an established reputation for producing quality recording through qualified on-site recording engineer.

While choosing a music studio, you should also consider equipment like mixing console, studio monitors, multi-track recorder, and others that are required to do a good job. Many studios use the utmost quality analogue and digital softwares to finalise your mixes and to give it the commercial standard. There are many studios available in Melbourne, which provide the great services. You can find the best one by browsing the internet or taking help of your friends who have already practiced at one of them.

The best music studios are those which offer audio mastering and all the professional touches needed to make a dramatic difference to the impact and quality of your recording. Having a recording done at a professionally mastered recording studio raises the possibilities of success to a great extent, by understanding the potential your recording has and finalising it with voice over recording.

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Authentic And Genuine Singer Sewing Machine Parts

Are you looking for genuine but affordable sewing machine parts? Singer sewing machine parts is the only brand that could satisfy to your needs. It has been tested for so many years already even before some of us were born. They offer a wide range of sewing machines and also its parts. They have the most durable and authentic parts of a sewing machine. It could even last for a long time.

Some of the parts that you may need to keep your machine going include the following: singer balance wheel, bobbins, sewing machine oils, needles, bobbin winders, bobbin cases and light bulbs. Other parts that you may be looking for are: feed dogs, needle plate, foot and transporter, foot pedal or treadle or the foot controllers, knives and loppers for the serger, overlock and button hole machines and tension parts assemblies.

There are two main reasons to buy singer sewing machine parts:

1.Durability – Durability always comes first and proper maintenance will be very helpful. Remember, the word “proper maintenance”, it just mean a very careful way of cleaning the parts to avoid too much friction on the parts of the machine. Avoid excessive damage on the motor and this can be mainly due to the different fabric.

2.Quality – No question when it comes to durability. The name of Singer has been tested for almost 80 years now since its first release. How funny it is to think that even the clothing of your grandparents can be sewed from a Singer sewing machine. The quality of the whole machine is attributed by the quality of its parts which are also Singer sewing machine parts. The Singer Machine Company is the leading company in this field and they always assure that the machine you have purchased can be passed on to your next generation and not only the hobby of sewing.

The name Singer always carries a good quality and durability. The corporation has a wide array of products from compact, embroidery, electrical, industrial sewing machines to sewing machine parts.

With all the availability of these parts it makes you restore you’re old singer sewing machine and make them function like a new one. So, you don’t anymore need to buy new sewing machine thus additional money to your savings. The Singer Corporation is eventually the biggest manufacturer of sewing machines and sewing machine parts and has become the first company to soar internationally.

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The Highest Paid Hip Hop Artist 2011

But this time around Jay-Z has to fall back and settle for the second high ranking seat because P Diddy is the new boss with the money. Forbes revealed their list of the highest-earning hip hop artists, and the “Empire State of Mind” rapper is second tJay-Z, who also boasts a varied portfolio in addition to his Roc Nation record label, was a close #2 with $450 million.o fellow music mogul Diddy. Adding up Diddy’s stakes in Bad Boy Records, Sean John Clothing, and deals with Ciroc vodka, Diddy claimed the top spot with $475 million. The rest of the top five was rounded by by Dr. Dre (a distant third with $125 million), 50 Cent ($100 million), and Cash Money CEO Birdman ($100 million). If it’s any consolation, Jay-Z did top Forbes’ list for Top Earning Celebrity Couples, thanks to his partnership with the equally successful Beyonce. Big ups Diddy guess all those TV shows and the hustle has paid up. Who be balling BIG now??

Rap music is a genre of hip-hop culture which developed in the South Bronx during the 1970s. Rapping includes important elements like DJing, sampling and beat boxing. Rap music is a unique vocal style that combines spoken word with lyrics and rhyme and is accompanied by instrumental music. Since the 1970s the demand for rap music has grown rapidly and numerous rap artists have gained worldwide recognition.

Born in 1972, Diddy was raised in the suburbs of the Bronx, where he spent his adolescence amid the rising hip-hop scene. He interned with Uptown Records in the 1990s and became the vice president of the record label. He went on to form Bad Boy Records in 1994 and became the producer for various rappers, including The Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J Blige. In 1997 Diddy released his first album, “No Way Out;” he also launched a new clothing line under the label Sean John in 1998, earning him the Best Men’s Wear designer title by the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Although the two are no longer together, Diddy’s ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter, gives birth to his second child, Christian. (Diddy has a son Justin, 4, with fashion stylist Misa Hylton-Brim.) Fatherhood is “one of the greatest joys of my life. It has taught me about life and about how to love more.