Beehives – Inspiration for mankind

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Honey Bee Hive

I took this picture near my village last year. ¬†I wonder how so many bees can live and work in peace in such a small space yet mankind cannot live in harmony even in such a huge world. Who’s more civilized here, us or them? That’s the way of nature, to live in peace. But we never learn, and that’s why we always suffer and will continue to suffer until we change our mindset drastically, and respect the basic human rights and accept others regardless of race, language, religion or economical status.

 

Let’s lighten the mood here ! ūüôā

There’s also a second lesson, which mankind HAS LEARNT from the beehives. Have you ever wondered why this Bee Hives are made in this particular shape and not like the nests of other birds? The shape of this beehive is a Honey Comb structure. This structure allows the optimization of construction material, in this case wax. So the bees are able to build a colony for themselves utilizing the minimum resources.

 

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Honey Bee Hive Zoomed In

Man has also been inspired from the Honey Comb structure and that’s why its use has been known since 60 BC.

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Honey Bee Hive Further Zoomed In

Honeycomb materials are widely used where flat or slightly curved surfaces are needed and their high strength-to-weight-ratio is valuable. They are widely used in the aerospace  industry for this reason, and honeycomb materials in aluminum, fibreglass and advanced composite materials have been featured in aircraft and rockets since the 1950s. They can also be found in many other fields, from packaging materials in the form of paper-based honeycomb cardboard, to sporting goods like skis and snowboards.

Do you believe there is still room for mankind to learn from other species, even if they are seemingly insignificant such as small bees? ūüôā

 

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The Hidden Paradise – Neelum Valley, Pakistan

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Neelum Valley – The Hidden Paradise in Pakistan

Not sure what image of Pakistan you might have in your mind, but I can bet you didn’t have the image of a paradise. Here are some pictures of one of the places in Pakistan that is heaven on earth!

Neelum Valley is situated at the North & North-East of Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir, Pakistan running parallel to Kaghan Valley. The two valleys are only separated by snow-covered peaks, some over 4000m above sea level. Excellent scenic beauty, panoramic views, towering hills on both sides of the noisy Neelum river, lush green forests, enchanting streams and attractive surroundings make the valley a dream come true.

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By : Rashid Ali

Historical Gates of Lahore – Masti Gate

Masti Gate

Masti Gate is one of the thirteen gates of the Lahore Fort located within the Walled City of Lahore in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located on the east side of the Fort. The Masti gate, named after ” Masjidi ” or pertaining to a mosque. The mosque of Mariam Zamani, the mother of Mughal Ruler Akbar, is in its immediate vicinity. The people here love to eat heavy food and there are many shops of foodstuffs located here. Milk shops of this area are very famous and the milk available here is full of taste as they add many things to it, which make its taste a lot better then the original milk.

 by : Rashid Ali

From Isle to Front Seat – How blogging transformed me!

View from the seat by the side window

View from the seat by the side window

I travel 2 hours daily, one hour in the morning from my place to my factory & one hour back off course. I usually always deliberately sit on the isle seat or the seat beside the window. Why is that important? I think it describes how one is not interested enjoying the view from the front seat, the thrill of fast & furious turns & sudden brakes of the bus (Yes, our driver can be a lunatic at times!), witnessing the sights of so many people out there in the streets from the huge windscreen of the bus. Rather, this shows how one would prefer to either sit in the middle, avoid the sights & simply sleep or chat with your colleagues, peeking once or twice from the side window.

View from front seat

View from front seat

But after I recently started blogging, I had this desire to not only “see”, but to “observe”. The urge to scout¬†for some special moment, the sudden interest to preserve those moments with a click and to show to my fellow bloggers. That’s why now I sit in the front seat, and I am happy with it ! My sixty minutes of travel now seem like thirty and I feel more fresh. This is one of the many effects writing & sharing can have on you. Good to know, good to share !

By: Rashid Ali

Trip to meet Little Thirsty Chicks

Few months back,i got a chance to visit a Poultry Farm in a rural area of Punjab.It was a bright Sunday morning. I¬†wasn’t¬†in a good mood ¬†because my exams were near and all my student life i had been a complete restless geek who would get sleepless nights just because the exams were near-Well, a month away,but Near..

So,there i was, having a tour of the poultry farm which was quite boring on the upfront because there were no chickens in sight yet.Finally,when the boring tour of the outside shelter,the electric control unit,and huge exhaust outlets the guide took us to the Controlled Shed where chicken were kept. OMG! so many chickens in one place,stepping over each other like little balls of furrr.That was exciting and freakishly crowded.Smelly as well :@

Controlled Shed for Chickens

Controlled Shed for Chickens

Chicks were monitored by people who wore safety shoes and roam about in the shed to keep a thorough eye on them.i was surprised¬†and pleased to see that they were treated like babies.Feed was pure,ample and frequently provided.Temperature was maintained and automatically controlled through sensors so that chicks could get warm and cozy¬†environment.One thing i would like to mention here is that,there was a little “Hospital” portion for sick chicks where they were fed with medicines and diagnosed by¬†veterinary¬†doctors.How human of humans to be human with chicks!

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Hospital Area for sick chicks

Overall it was a good place to see but my curiosity to get to know more of everything insisted on staying there while everyone else moved out for lunch. i wanted to try something on my own,i wanted to interact with those chicks because they were ¬†stagnant in one place.Watching them in action would be fun. I thought to myself that they cant talk to me,they cant tell me how’s it going in there, so what should i do to see them in action. Aha! a water tap it is. Lets see who is thirsty today ! i opened the little water tap and WHOOF…so many thirsty little chicks ran down towards the tap.It was an awesome view.That view was worth sharing so i took a snap from my mobile’s camera.

Thirsty Chicks fetching water

Thirsty Chicks fetching water

So,i got the best of my tour with that view.I had enough.The view was¬†fulfilling¬† satisfying and it seemed as if my sole purpose to go there was to help those chicks to quench their thirst. Suddenly i was in a good mood. I went out and ate with others and then packed to go back to¬†home.Life is all about chances, grab a good chance to do something good with your life,with others life,chick’s life may be.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    (By: Dania.Rashid)