Hokusai's most famous picture is a large wave that forms a yin to the yang of empty space—nature's yin and yang of life and death. According to Chinese philosophy all opposites that one experiences—health and sickness, wealth and poverty, power and submission—can be explained in reference to the temporary dominance of one principle over the other. All phenomena have within them the seeds of their opposite state and even though an opposite may not be seen to be present, no phenomenon is completely devoid of its opposite state. This is called presence in absence or as I see it we are all in a queue for the next big wave.
Worldchanging has just published a roundup of first-person accounts and news related to the tsunami disaster.
Wikipedia on the Indian Ocean earthquake.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned today that people should drastically reduce their salt consumption. High salt intake can cause high blood pressure, which is a contributing factor in more than 170,000 deaths a year in the UK.
Around 75% of salt in diets comes from processed food. Among the biggest contributors are bread, breakfast cereals, biscuits and pasta. Only 10% to 15% of the remaining salt is added during cooking or at the table, with a similar amount found naturally in certain foods.
Food Standards Agency has also launched a website where you can play a game featuring Sid the Slug!
Two flight crews of a Russian jet have attacked a passenger in an unprecedented case of reverse air-rage according to BBC. So it is not just the alphabet that is reverse!
What a day! Wayne Rooney's goals gave England a place in Euro 2004 quarterfinals and SpaceShipOne has rocketed into the history books to become the first private manned spacecraft to take an individual above the Earth’s atmosphere.
Today is the first anniversary of this site. It is hard to believe that I have been keeping this site for an entire year. Anyway thank you all for reading and commenting. Here are few of my favourite posts that you might have missed.
Insurance giant AXA is to cut 700 jobs in the UK and is planning to transfer jobs to India.