Some of the most powerful images from around the World


Racism/Segregation in the United States (Douglas Martin, USA)
1957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States . Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after 4 days. Related : More on this

Assasination (Yasushi Nagao, Japan)

January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student. Photo Credits: Yasushi Nagao, Japan, Mainichi Shimbun Protest (Malcolm W. Browne, USA) 1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning. Photo Credits:Malcolm W. Browne,The Associated Press.

Death (Hictor Rondsn Lovera, Venezuela)

1962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments. Puerto Cabello naval base, Venezuela, June 1962. A soldier who has been mortally wounded by a sniper clings onto navy chaplain Luis Padillo. Photo Credits:Héctor Rondón Lovera, Venezuela,Diario La República.

Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1965. Loc Thuong, Binh Dinh, South Vietnam, September 1965. Mother and children wade across river to escape US bombing. Photo Credits:Kyoichi Sawada, Japan, United
Press International.

Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1966. Tan Binh, South Vietnam, 24 February 1966. American troops drag the body of a Viet Cong soldier to be buried. Photo Credit: Kyoichi Sawada, Japan, United Press  International.

Vietnam War (Eddie Adams, USA)

February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier. Photo Credits: Eddie Adams, USA, The Associated Press.

Vietnam War (Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam)

1972. Trangbang, South Vietnam, 8 June 1972. Phan Thi Kim Phuc (center) flees from the scene where South Vietnamese planes have mistakenly dropped napalm. Photo Credit: (Nick) Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam, The Associated Press.

Assasination of Salvador Allende, Chili (Unknown photographer)

1973. A few seconds before Chile ’s elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup. Photo: NYT

Accident (Stanley Forman, USA)

1975. Boston, USA, 22 July 1975. A woman and a girl are hurled down as the fire escape of their apartment building collapses. Photo Credits: Stanley Forman, USA, The Boston Herald.

Hunger in Uganda (Michael Wells, U.K.)

April 1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger with a missionary.Karamoja district, Uganda. Photo Credits: Mike

Seizure of the Spain Parliament (Manuel Pirez Barriopedro, Spain)

Wells, United Kingdom. February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain . The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe. Photo Credits: Manuel Pérez Barriopedro,

Dead bodies of the Palestianian refugees in Lebanon (Robin Moyer, USA)

Spain, Agencia EFE. 1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut , Lebanon . Photo Credits: Robin Moyer, USA

South Korea (Anthony Suau, USA)

1987. A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for her son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections. Photo Credits: Anthony Suau, USA, Black

Protest in China (Charlie Cole, USA)

1989. Beijing, China, 4 June 1989. A demonstrator confronts a line of People’s Liberation Army tanks during Tiananmen Square demonstrations for democratic reform. Photo Credits: Charlie Cole, USA, Newsweek.

Hunger in Somalia (James Nachtwey, USA)

1992, November. Bardera, Somalia. Mother lifts up the body of her child, a famine victim, to bring it to the grave.. Photo Credit: James Nachtwey, USA, Magnum Photos, USA for Libération, France.

Torture in Rwanda (James Nachtwey, USA)

1994. Rwanda. Hutu man mutilated by the Hutu ‘Interahamwe’ militia, who suspected him of sympathizing with the Tutsi rebels. Photo Credits: James Nachtwey, USA, Magnum Photos for Time.

Civil War in Angola (Francesco Zizola, Italy)

1996. Kuito, Angola. Landmine victims in Kuito, a town where many people were killed and traumatized during the civil war. . Photo Credit:Francesco Zizola, Italy, Agenzia Contrasto.

Dead Afghan kid(Erik Refner, Denmark)

2001. An Afghani refugee kid’s body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan . Photo Credits:Erik Refner, for Berlingske Tidende.Denmark,

Digging graves in Iran after the earthquake (Eric Grigorian, USA)

2002. Soldiers and villagers in Iran are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father’s pants before he is buried. Photo Credits: Eric Grigorian, Armenia/USA, Polaris Images.

Iraqi prisoner with his child (Jean-Marc Bouju, France)

2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child. Photo Credits: Jean-Marc Bouju, France, The Associated Press

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Fried Ice-Cream !

To try @ home! 😉

A favourite Mexican dessert.
Preparation Time : 10 min.
Cooking Time : 1 min.
a few scoops of vanilla ice-cream
oil for frying
For the batter
1 teacup plain flour (maida)
For rolling
crushed corn flakes or desiccated coconut
For the batter
1. Mix the flour with 1 1/2 cups of water.
How to proceed
1. Chill the ice-cream scoops in the freezer.
2. Dip the ice-cream scoops in the batter and roll into the corn flakes.
3. Deep fry in oil for a few seconds.
4. Serve with the sauce of your choice.


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Wives in perspective..

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
David Bissonette

When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.
Hemant Joshi

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.

Woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.

The great question… which I have not been able to answer… is, “What does a woman want?
Sigmund Freud

I had some words with my wife and she had some paragraphs with me.

“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”
Henry Youngman

“I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years.”
Sam Kinison

“There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.”
James Holt McGavran

“I’ve had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn’t.”
Patrick Murray

Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming
1. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it,
2. Whenever you’re right, shut up.

The most effective way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once…

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.
Henny Youngman

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.
Rodney Dangerfield

A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.
Milton Berle

Marriage is the only war where one sleeps with the enemy.

A man inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Wife wanted”. Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”

First Guy (proudly): “My wife’s an angel!” Second Guy “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”

Amazing Facts of Human Body

-That the average red blood cell lives for 120 days!
-That there are 2.5 trillion (give or take) of red blood cells in your body at any moment!
-Considering all the tissues and cells in your body, 25 million new cells are being produced each second!
-A red blood cell can circumnavigate your body in under 20 seconds!
-Our heart beats around 100,00 times every day! and in n a year, a person`s heart beats 40,000,000 times.
-Nerve Impulses travel at over 400 km/hr (25 mi/min)!
-That our lungs inhale over two million litres of air every day, without even thinking. They are large enough to cover a tennis court!
-50,000 of the cells in your body will die and be replaced with new cells, all while you have been reading this sentence!
-Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions.
-In 1 square inch of skin there lies 4 yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, 3 million cells, and 3 yards of blood vessels.
-The structural plan of a whale’s, a dog’s, a bird’s and a man’s ‘arm’ are exactly the same.
-The world`s first test-tube twins were born in June 1981.
-There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
-Most people blink about 25 times a minute.
-Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
-Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
-Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks otherwise it will digest itself.
-Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
-You use an average of 43 muscles for a frown.
-You use an average of 17 muscles for a smile.
-Every two thousand frowns creates one wrinkle.
-The average human blinks his eyes 6,205,000 times each year.
-The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime.
-Every person has a unique tongue print.
-The average human’s heart will beat 3000 million times in their lifetime.
-The average human will pump 48 million gallons of blood in their lifetime.
-You burn 26 calories in a one minute kiss.
-The average human body contains enough: Sulphur to kill all fleas on an average dog, Carbon to make 900 pencils, Potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, Phosphorus to make 2,200 match heads, and enough Water to fill a ten gallon tank
-A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
-If you were freeze-dried, 10% of your body weight would be from the microorganisms on your body.
-According to the World Health Organization, there are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
-Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.
-When you eat meat and drink milk in the same meal, your body does not absorb any of the milk’s calcium. It is best to have 2 hours between the milk and meat intake.
-Only humans and horses have hymens.
-The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
-Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
-One human brain generates more electrical impulses in a single day than all of the world’s telephones put together.