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Jun 2012

eggier Edition

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Celebrating Peter Carl Faberge': Image credit:

This is an egg shaped ornament representing the winter season.

Editor's Desk

Faberge' Eggs - a Surprise package!

Fabergé eggs, named after the goldsmith Peter Karl-Faberge, are ornate eggs made in the style of genuine Easter eggs using precious metals and gemstones.

In 1846, Peter Karl-Faberge, also known as Karl Peter-Faberge, was born in a family of jewelers at St. Petersburg, Russia. After his apprenticeship with the greatest jewelers of Europe, he came to spot light when he received the gold medal for his jewelry work at the Pan-Russian exhibition in 1882. Impressed by his superb craftsmanship, in 1885, Tsar Alexander III ordered a jewelry to be made by Faberge. It was supposed to be a present for his wife, Empress Maria Feodorovna, for Easter. Faberge created the first of the famous "Faberge Eggs" for the Tsar. The first egg was made of gold and decorated with opaque white enamel . The egg was full of secrets. It's two halves would open to reveal a gold yolk, which would open to contain a golden hen with ruby eyes. The hen's tail contained a hinge that would open it up to reveal a gold and diamond replica of the imperial crown, and inside the crown was a ruby pendant.

The Tsar and Empress were so awe struck with the design that they ordered more of such eggs for every Easter. Fabergé continued to include secret compartments in each of his annual Easter gifts to the Tsar, and the tradition continues to this day.

Although the Faberge' is famed for his Imperial Easter eggs, he made many more objects ranging from silver tableware to fine jewelry through his company. It is believed that his company produced around 150,000 to 200,000 objects from 1882 until 1917. The October revolution in Russia made him and his family to leave Russia and he died later at Switzerland in 1920.

In addition to the best craftsmanship, "Surprise" was the hidden element in all Faberge' products. His approach and idea has permeated every industry and every product. Today, every product in this world is built to have a surprise factor. It may or may not surprise you, but an attempt is always made.

How about your life? Do you package with "Surprise"? Pack it, if not!

In this edition, we have picked few of Faberge' works and Faberge' inspired works to enrich our audience. In addition we have provided you the list of "Best English and Tamil songs of 2012" along with health awareness, humor, recipe, inspiration and thought sections.

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • Funny Anagrams: For your laugh!
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • Learn about headaches in the article "Haunting Headaches"
    • Learn about the latest finding - "Is Diabetes linked to Alzheimer's disease?"
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our 'Best English song picks for 2012 (So far)'.
    • Listen to the picked songs continuously with our Jukebox!
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the clip - "Some outdoor fun: Be safe"
    • Read the humor, "Glad we didn't catch anymore fish!"
    • Read the humor, "The biggest liar in the state"
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the thought "Anger is one letter short of Danger"
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 25 songs we reviewed for 'Best Tamil songs of 2012 (So Far)' theme.
    • new Anniversary Special: Enjoy the video picks continuously, on-demand in our new video channel.
    • Listen to the 25 best songs for 'Best Tamil Songs of 2012 (So Far)' theme.
    • Read the poem pick "Roja Malare" in the Tamil poem section.
    • View our recommended tamil movie - "Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OkOk)" - review for this month.
  • In the Recipe Spot section:
    • Learn how to make "Macaroni and Cheese-Indian Style" at home.
  • Nuggets:
    • Don't miss to reflect on the thought and humor nuggets.
      - "Lazy?"- in Editor's desk section
      - "Arab Proverb.." and "Life is a memory, except...." - in Health section
      - "Which season is this?" - in Surfboard section
      - "Summer redefined"- in Reader's footprint section
      - "A year without summer..." - in Your feedback section
  • Get Inspired by watching the video "Carrot, Egg and the Coffee Beans!".

As always, we are very confident that you will enjoy our picks. Write your feedback about this issue by clicking on the email icon. We value your opinion, thoughts and time.



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