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Sep. 2nd, 2010

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Dec. 7th, 2007

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this cold weather makes one feel like wraping up in a soft, silky shawl, and curling fingers around a warm cup of hot chocolate--while watching the fire dance and crack over logs in the fireplace.

if one gets into it, there are actually several grades of wool scarves to choose from. most common being lamb wool, marino and cashmere. however, there are a couple grades of wool higher than cashmere, if one is looking for a very smooth and light shawl, mainly for the purpose of accessorizing. these include pashmina and the next higher grade--shahtoosh.

pashmina is a very fine quality wool shawl that comes in a variety of sizes, colors and designs. These are usually sold as 70% pashmina and 30% silk shawls that can be found at any of the large marketplaces in the major cities of Pakistan--at commercial in Rawalpindi, Liberty in Lahore--or in the big name department stores in posh regions of the major cities in the West. pashmina itself is synonymous with posh.

real pashmina, 100% pashmina, is harder to find. for a shawl made with pure pashmina, it takes a determined and patient eye to locate it. these shawls, smooth and soft to the touch, come with price labels in the range of $450 to $1000, depending on where the shawl is sold.

when it comes to shahtoosh, nothing compares to it as the symbol of the wealthy, fashionable, and controversial. shahtoosh shawls are made from the ultra fine underhairs of a tibetian antelope, the chiru. the antelope, few in numbers and already struggling to survive on scarce vegetation on the tibetian plateau, must first be killed in order to obtain their fine hairs.

demand for the shawls is high, as is their price. a women's 1mx2m weighs only 100 grams, costs the lives of 3 chiru and can be priced between $800 and $5000 if sold within india. men's size can cost the lives of 5 chiru and be priced as high as $17000 if sold in western stores.

sources:

http://www.wpsi-india.org/images/shahtoosh_brochure-29-08.pdf
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/dfiles/file_16.pdf

Dec. 5th, 2007

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Who is cleverer? Teacher or student?One night 4 college students were playing until late night and didn't study for the test which was scheduled for the next day. In the morning they thought of a plan. They made themselves look as dirty and weird with grease and dirt. They then went up to the Dean and said that they had gone out to a wedding last night. On their return the tire of their car burst and they had to push the car all the way back, and that they were in no condition to appear for the test.

So the Dean said they could have a re-test after 3 days. They thanked him and said they will be ready by that time.On the third day they appeared before the Dean. The Dean said that as this was a special condition test, all four were required to sit in separate classrooms for the test. They all agreed as they had prepared well in the last 3 days.

The test consisted of 2
questions with a total of 100 points.
Q.1. Your Name........ ......... ........( 2 points )
Q.2. Which tire burst ?........... ....( 98 points )
a) Front Left
b) Front Right
c) Rear Left
d) Rear Right



True story from IIT Bombay, 1992.

Mar. 22nd, 2006

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I saw this article on yahoo news:
ROME - They're high around the waist, wide around the leg and have lots of pockets for holding watches, bracelets, glasses and other knickknacks. A new line of jeans designed by a small company in northern Italy caters to ...

Jan. 20th, 2006

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yes! the secret of cocao has been found.
now it is official: chocolate is awesome.

Jan. 14th, 2006

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Jan. 5th, 2006

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the true cost of electricityCollapse )

Nov. 15th, 2005

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its_electrical  has a good layout

Jun. 27th, 2005

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May. 14th, 2004

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credit:sui_</span>thank you ^^;;
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