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Atri or Attri is a Vedic sage, credited with composing numerous hymns to Agni and other Vedic deities of Hinduism. Atri is one of the Saptarishi in the Hindu tradition, the one most mentioned in its scripture Rigveda; the fifth Mandala of Rigveda is called the Atri Mandala in his honour, the eighty seven hymns in it are attributed to him and his descendants. Atri is mentioned in the Puranas and the Hindu Epics such as the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Atri is one of the seven great Rishi or Saptarshi along with Marichi, Pulaha, Kratu and Vashistha. According to the legends of the Vedic era, sage Atri was married to Anasuya Devi, they had three sons, Dattatreya and Chandra. As per divine account, he is the last among the seven saptharishis and is believed to have originated from the tongue; the wife of Atri was Anasuya, considered one of the seven female pativratas. When instructed by divine voice to do penance, Atri agreed and did severe penance. Pleased by his devotion and prayers, the Hindu trinity, Brahma and Shiva appeared before him and offered him boons.

He sought all the three to be born to him. Another version of the legend states that Anasuya, by the powers of her chastity, rescued the three gods and in return, they were born as children to her. Brahma was born to her as Shiva in some part as Durvasa; the mention about Atri is found with the notable being in Rig Veda. He is associated with various ages, the notable being in Treta Yuga during Ramayana, when he and Anasuya advised Rama and his wife Sita; the pair is attributed to bringing river Ganga down to earth, the mention of, found in Shiva Purana. He is the seer of the fifth Mandala of the Rigveda. Atri had many sons and disciples who have contributed in the compilation of the Rig Veda and other Vedic texts. Mandala 5 comprises 87 hymns to Agni and Indra, but to the Visvedevas, the Maruts, the twin-deity Mitra-Varuna and the Asvins. Two hymns each are dedicated to Savitr. Most hymns in this book are called the Atreyas; these hymns of Rigveda was composed in the northern region of the Indian subcontinent, most between c.

3500–3000 BCE. The Atri hymns of the Rigveda are significant for their melodic structure as well as for featuring spiritual ideas in the form of riddles; these hymns include lexical, syntactic and verb play utilizing the flexibility of the Sanskrit language. The hymn 5.44 of the Rigveda in Atri Mandala is considered by scholars such as Geldner to be the most difficult riddle hymn in all of the Rigveda. The verses are known for their elegant presentation of natural phenomenon through metaphors, such as poetically presenting dawn as a cheerful woman in hymn 5.80. While the fifth mandala is attributed to Atri and his associates, sage Atri is mentioned or credited with numerous other verses of the Rigveda in other Mandalas, such as 10.137.4. In the Ramayana, Rama and Lakshmana visit Atri and Anasuya in their hermitage. Atri's hut is described to be in Chitrakuta, near a lake with divine music and songs, the water loaded with flowers, green water leaves, with many "cranes, floating tortoises, swans and pink geese".

A number of sages named. The mythical legends therein about Atri are inconsistent, it is unclear if these refer to different Rishis who had the same name. The Vaikhanasas sub-tradition within Vaishnavism found in South India near Tirupati, credit their theology to four Rishis, namely Atri, Marici and Kashyapa. One of the ancient texts of this tradition is Atri Samhita, which survives in inconsistent fragments of manuscripts; the text are rules of conduct aimed at Brahmins of the Vaikhanasas tradition. The surviving parts of the Atri Samhita suggest that the text discussed, among other things and ethics of living, with precepts such as: The Vaikhanasas continue to be a significant community in South India, they adhere to their Vedic heritage. Abhyasa Bhartrihari

Hana Kuyō–Sanbyaku Rokujū Go Nichi Koi Moyō

Hana Kuyō–Sanbyaku Rokujū Go Nichi Koi Moyō meaning "Flower Festival - 365 Days of Love", is the seventh studio album by Japanese singer Sayuri Ishikawa. The album was released on November 1976 by Nippon Columbia. All twelve songs in the album are original songs written for Ishikawa by Yu Aku as lyricist and Takashi Miki as composer and arranger. Hana Kuyō–Sanbyaku Rokujū Go Nichi Koi Moyō is a concept album; each of the twelve songs in the album represents a month of a year. In addition, most songs depict scenes of a particular place in Japan while some are not specific about its location. Ishikawa’s signature song "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki" appeared as the song representing the month of December in this album. Prior to the release of this album, Ishikawa sang "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki" on stage at her recital in Osaka; this first presentation of the song received critical acclaim, which led to the song’s subsequent release as a single in the following year. The album was released in 30cm LP format.

It was reprinted in 12 cm CD format in 1993 by Nippon Columbia. Time of each song is from the CD reprint; the sleeve of the original LP album does not have time of the songs. "Hana Kuyō" the main title of the album, was released as the fourteenth single by Ishikawa. "Tsugaru Kaikyō Fuyugeshiki" was released as Ishikawa’s fifteenth single following the release of the album. The album sleeve does not credit people other than singer Ishikawa and writers Aku and Miki

The Surprise Party (Smash)

"The Surprise Party" is the twenty fifth episode of the American television series Smash. It was written by Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky and directed by S. J. Clarkson; the episode premiered on NBC on April 6, 2013, the tenth episode of Season 2. With Liza Minnelli in town, Tom plans a surprise for Ivy in an attempt to find a balance between their work life and their friendship. Relations between Karen and Derek explode just as Hit List's rehearsal process nears its close. While Richard asks Eileen to spend less time at work and more time with him, Julia finds herself pulled away from Bombshell by an unlikely source. Karen Cartwright and Jimmy Collin rehearse a Hit List number called "Original" with the Hit List ensemble. Karen tells Jimmy she is uncomfortable with his request to keep their relationship a secret while they keep making out in the wardrobe closet. After talking it over with her roommate Ana Vargas, she tells Jimmy they are done unless their relationship is public. Derek Wills happens upon Karen working through her script on set and has been drinking a little, ends up hinting to Karen that he's interested in her.

She tells him that she's sorry about the timing. During a rehearsal, stewing that Jimmy and Karen are together, explodes at Jimmy's dialogue performance and things nearly come to blows between them and they end up revealing that Derek told Jimmy to stay away from Karen. Karen tells them not to control her and stalks out. Jimmy comes to Karen's apartment steps late at night and apologizes, he promises they can be public. Karen gives in and goes with him for a drink, but is concerned when she finds a bag of drugs in Jimmy's coat that he gave her to wear. Ivy Lynn is still mad at Tom Levitt for bringing her mother on board and clashes with him during Bombshell technical rehearsals, he laments to Julia Houston. Ivy is invited out by best friend Sam Strickland and the Bombshell cast for her birthday, but keeps it from Tom. Tom tries to make up with Ivy for dinner. Ivy is overwhelmed to see Liza and Tom and Liza sing "A Love Letter From the Times" to Ivy that he wrote. Eileen Rand, who Tom told about Liza, Agnes, Bombshell's publicist, arrange for the press to take pictures of Ivy and Tom with Liza to get press for Bombshell.

Theater critic Michael Riedel shows up. Ivy gets mad at Tom about it. Tom finds Ivy at her birthday party to return some keys she left with him and is sad that he wasn't invited to the party, they make up, but Ivy tells him that they can't be good friends while he's her director. We don't see Ivy singing "Bittersweet Symphony" over a montage of the various characters. Ivy's the last one at the party, a little bit drunk, when Derek walks in and gives her a present and wishes her happy birthday. Julia is still helping Scott Nichols with Hit List in how to enlarge The Diva's part, they meet with Kyle Bishop, one half of the Hit List team and Julia gets him to storyboard the musical and helps him figure out how to improve The Diva role. They decide to make The Diva a bigger presence in the musical in the second half, which will come at the expense of Karen's part. While Kyle is momentarily doing something else and Scott talk about the old days and Scott tells her he had a thing for her but she was married so he kept quiet.

The three present their Diva idea to Derek, still a little ticked about his fight with Karen and Jimmy. Scott asks Julia to continue as a consultant for Hit List, she agrees and tells him if he's still interested in her, he doesn't have to be quiet about it. Richard Francis and Eileen go out to dinner and he's a little upset that she did some work with the paparazzi when it was supposed to be just the two of them, he tells her that in his previous marriage, his wife didn't work and he got used to that, so Eileen as a working woman is something new to which he has to get accustomed. Eileen tells him she still has some baggage from her previous relationship, so they agree to take it slow. There were three songs featured in two originals and one cover. For the originals, the show's in-house songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote "A Love Letter From the Times", while Pasek and Paul wrote "Original". All three songs were released as singles for sale from's MP3 store. Sara Brady of Television Without Pity gave the episode a C rating.

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Doraemon Long Stories

Doraemon Long Stories is a manga series based on Fujiko F. Fujio's Doraemon, it was published in CoroCoro Comic magazine. The first 16 volumes were illustrated by Fujiko F. Fujio himself. After his death in 1996, the remaining volumes were produced by Fujiko F. Fujio Pro; the last six volumes have the company's name on their covers instead of his name. The series was adapted to a line of Doraemon films and various remakes, released in Japan cinemas between 1980 and 2004, back into a separate manga series with screenshots taken from the films; the first 17 were released digitally on Amazon Kindle in color, translated in English for the North American market, on December 27, 2017. Shogakukan Comic ドラえもんチャンネル Doraemon Movie official website

Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt is an American poet and critic. She is two books of poetry, her writing focuses on political and social issues from a left-leaning perspective, including abortion, welfare reform and poverty. Pollitt was born in New York, her father was a lawyer and her mother was an agent involved in real estate. Her parents encouraged Pollitt to pursue her interest in poetry, her father was Protestant and her mother was Jewish. Pollitt wrote extensively of her family in Learning to Drive, dedicated to her parents. Pollitt earned a B. A. in philosophy from Radcliffe College in 1972 and an M. F. A. in writing from Columbia University in 1975. Pollitt is best known for her bimonthly column "Subject to Debate" in The Nation magazine, her writing is featured in other publications such as Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, the London Review of Books, her poetry has been republished in many anthologies and magazines, including The New Yorker and the 2006 Oxford Book of American Poetry. She has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air and All Things Considered, Charlie Rose, The McLaughlin Group, CNN, Dateline NBC and the BBC.

Much of Pollitt's writing is in defense of contemporary feminism and other forms of identity politics and tackles perceived misimpressions by critics from across the political spectrum. S. foreign policy, the politics of poverty, human rights movements around the world. Pollitt coined the phrase "The Smurfette Principle" in 1991, in which she typifies the cartoon character Smurfette as the "lone female" in a group of males, a stereotypic figure. In 2003 she was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto. In 1994, Pollitt published Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism, a collection of nineteen essays that first appeared in The Nation and other journals; the book's title was a reference to a line in Mary Wollstonecraft's 1794 treatise, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman – "I wish to see women neither heroines nor brutes. On June 13, 2006, Random House published her book Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, a collection of 84 of her Nation columns.

In 2007, Pollitt published Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories, a collection of personal essays. Learning to Drive is a departure from her political commentary, covering a range of topics from webstalking a cheating boyfriend to what she learned about her parents using the Freedom of Information Act. Learning to Drive was adapted by screenwriter Sarah Kernochan and director Isabel Coixet into the 2014 film Learning to Drive, which stars Patricia Clarkson; the first book Pollitt published was a collection of poetry called Antarctic Traveler, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her second volume of poetry, The Mind-Body Problem, was excerpted at Granta. Politt has said that Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, was intended as a response to the "feeling among many pro-choice people that we need to be more assertive, less defensive". While the topic is always in debate, Pollitt posits that it needs to be discussed in a way that recognizes abortion as an integral component of women's reproductive lives.

Her argument is built upon the notion that abortion is a "positive social good" and "an essential option for women". Pollitt says abortion needs to be looked at as "back into the lives and bodies of women, but in the lives of men, families, the children those women have or will have", she argues that the issue brings about how we discuss menstrual cycles with young girls and the number of resources we have available for families, both single parent and two-parent. Further the decision should not be looked at as the action of a woman thinking independently because abortion requires the “cooperation of many people beyond the woman herself", she said in October 2014 that Jewish tradition "does not have the concept of the personhood of the fetus. In Jewish law, you become a person when you draw your first breath."A group of feminist scholars and activists analyzed Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights for "Short Takes: Provocations on Public Feminism," an initiative of the feminist journal Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

The commentaries include a response by Pollitt. On June 6, 1987, she married Randy Cohen, author of the New York Times Magazine column "The Ethicist." They divorced. They have a daughter, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen, author of the bestselling book The Notebook Girls, written while Pollitt-Cohen was a student at Stuyvesant High School. On April 29, 2006, Pollitt married the political theorist Steven Lukes, they reside in Manhattan. The Frost Place poet in residence * National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry National Endowment for the Arts Academy of American Poets Fulbright Scholarship Arvon Foundation Prize New York Foundation for the Arts John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation National Magazine Award Whiting Award Planned Parenthood Federation of America Freedom from Religion Foundation National Women's Political Caucus National Magazine Award American Book Award ("Lifetime

Brownie points

Brownie points in modern usage are an imaginary social currency, which can be acquired by doing good deeds or earning favor in the eyes of another one's superior. A popular etymology is an allusion to the merit badges or six points earned by Brownies for carrying out good deeds. Brownies were named after a kind of mythological elf. A popular marketing practice employed by many stores in post-World War II US was the distribution of stamps with each purchase; the number of stamps given out varied with the amount of the purchase. These stamps were collected by customers and redeemed for household gifts; the earliest of these stamps were brown in color and known as "brown stamps" or "brown points". The relationship between a purchase and the collection of these "brown points" equated with doing a good thing and getting a bonus. Purportedly, the collection of these "brownie points" evolved into the modern usage; the term Browniepoints is still used as a marketing practice in business today by a New Zealand power company and used by a gift service.

Another proposed etymology is that the term derives from the name of a 19th-century American railroad superintendent, George R. Brown who, in 1886, devised what was an innovative system of merits and demerits for railroad employees on the Fall Brook Railway in New York state. Accounts of his system were published in railroad journals, adopted by many leading U. S. railroads. American railroad employees soon began referring colloquially to "brownie points", at some point, the term entered the general vocabulary. In the 1930s, The Curtis Publishing Company, published several magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and the Ladies Home Journal; these magazines were distributed to subscribers through a delivery network that used youths boys, to go around to the individual houses. The boys received a small commission but, in return for meeting certain sales targets, they could receive company scrip, comprising green and brown vouchers; these vouchers were known as "greenies" and "brownies". Five greenies equalled one brownie.

The greenies and brownies could be redeemed against goods from the company's catalogue. The Oxford English Dictionary conjectures that this expression could have derived from U. S. military slang for sycophants, "brown-nosers", while mentioning the popular etymology that derives it from the awards system of the Brownies. The term "brownie" in the sense of "brown-noser" was in use in the 1940s, it has been suggested that the term was given impetus though its coincidence with related scatological slang. The earliest published citation given in the Oxford English Dictionary dates from 1963, but the term is in fact somewhat older, its frequent appearance in newspapers in the 1950s date back to the earliest known usage in 1951, where a man in the Los Angeles Times speaks of earning favor with his wife in terms of brownie points. Barnstar Egoboo wikt:kudos Whuffie The dictionary definition of brownie point at Wiktionary