Making a Baby..its funny !!

>> Monday, September 22, 2008

There is not one dirty word in it, and it is funny.
The Smiths were unable to conceive children and decided to use a surrogate father to start their family. On the day the proxy father was to arrive, Mr. Smith kissed his wife goodbye and said, 'Well, I'm off now. The man should be here soon.'
Half an hour later, just by chance, a door-to-door baby photographer happened to ring the doorbell, hoping to make a sale. 'Good morning, Ma'am', he said, 'I've come to...'
'Oh, no need to explain,' Mrs. Smith cut in, embarrassed, 'I've been expecting you.'
'Have you really?' said the photographer. 'Well, that's good. Did you know babies are my specialty?'

'Well that's what my husband and I had hoped. Please come in and have a seat'.
After a moment she asked, blushing, 'Well, where do we start?'
'Leave everything to me. I usually try two in the bathtub, one on the couch, and perhaps a couple on the bed. And sometimes the living room floor is fun. You can really spread out there.'
'Bathtub, living room floor? No wonder it didn't work out for Harry and me!'
'Well, Ma'am, none of us can guarantee a good one every time. But if we try several different positions and I shoot from six or seven angles, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.'
'My, that's a lot!', gasped Mrs. Smith.

'Ma'am, in my line of work a man has to take his time. I'd love to be In and out in five minutes, but I'm sure you'd be disappointed with that.'
'Don't I know it,' said Mrs. Smith quietly.
The photographer opened his briefcase and pulled out a portfolio of his baby pictures. 'This was done on the top of a bus,' he said.
'Oh, my God!' Mrs. Smith exclaimed, grasping at her throat.
'And these twins turned out exceptionally well - when you consider their mother was so difficult to work with.'

'She was difficult?' asked Mrs. Smith.
'Yes, I'm afraid so. I finally had to take her to the park to get the job done right. People were crowding around four and five deep to get a good look'
'Four and five deep?' said Mrs. Smith, her eyes wide with amazement.Yes', the photographer replied. 'And for more than three hours, too. The mother was constantly squealing and yelling - I could hardly concentrate, and when darkness approached I had to rush my shots. Finally, when the squirrels began nibbling on my equipment, I just had to pack it all in.'
Mrs. Smith leaned forward. 'Do you mean they actually chewed on your,'
'It's true, Ma'am, yes.. Well, if you're ready, I'll set-up my tripod and we can get to work right away.'

'Oh yes, Ma'am. I need to use a tripod to rest my Canon on. It's much too big to be held in the hand very long.'
Mrs. Smith fainted"


History of The Middle Finger :

>> Sunday, September 7, 2008

Well,' s something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to share this post with my friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified. Isn't history more fun when you know something about it?

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English,proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking the yew" (or "pluck yew").

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew! Since 'pluck yew' is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute! It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as "giving the bird."

And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing.


September 1752 :Actually was not a month!!

>> Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Have you ever seen the calendar of 1952? If you have noticed you will find that you will fine that
eleven days are wiped off the face of the calender of september 1752.If you go through you can see the calendar of that year from where i have pasted this onto my blog . If you are a Linux user then you easily figure it out through following command.
At $ prompt ,type cal 9 1752.
You will get surprise when you see that 11 days have been swept away from the calender.

It is a month with whole of eleven days missing.This was the time when England shifted from Roman Julian calender to the Gregorian calender and the King of England ordered those eleven days to be wiped off the face of the month of September of 1752.What could't a king do in those days and the workers had to work for 11 days less ,but got paid for the entire month.That's how the "Paid Leave" are born.hail the king!!


Curious Tree House!!

>> Thursday, August 21, 2008


Flexible Kiss

Have u ever enjoyed this beautiful pose????


Google Launches AdSense for Feeds !!

>> Saturday, August 16, 2008

I noticed a new option in my AdSense account that is AdSense for feeds, a program that displays contextual and placement-targeted ads in FeedBurner feeds. FeedBurner announced in May that AdSense for Feeds will be available to a small number of publishers and now it seems that everyone can use it.

FeedBurner is a Chicago-based company that provides media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds. Its Web-based tools, including an extensive feed and blog advertising network, help publishers promote, deliver, and monetize their content on the Web and make feed-based content more accessible and manageable for its end users.

Google believes that feed-based content and advertising is a developing space where they can add value for users, advertisers and publishers. FeedBurner's technology and talented team are a great addition to Google's current solutions for advertisers and publishers. Google think there is great value in feed-based advertising. As more and more content emerges on the web, users are looking for an easier way to aggregate that content and create opportunities for advertisers to reach their target audiences while maintaining a high quality user experience.

The new AdSense for Feeds option lets you create a new ad unit that has a format automatically selected from 468x60 and 300x250. "Generally, the 300x250 size will display when there's more content and when your feed is being viewed in a device with a larger display," explains Google. You can choose if you want image ads, the ad frequency, the position (top or bottom of the post), the colors and a channel that tracks the ad performance.This is how we can activate the adsense set up for the feeds.

Presently, there is no connection between Adsense account and the Feedburner account .Therefore is is need to migrate from FeedBurner to Google Adsense.Google will soon provide a self-service process to migrate from an account on the original FeedBurner Website to a Google Account.

From AdSense, you can easily burn a new feed by entering the address of your blog and providing the Atom or RSS feeds options. The feeds can be managed , but there's no visible change other than the integration with Google Accounts and the new URLs for feeds:

After activating the new feed in the adsense account , google will automatically place the ads for feeds in your blog as soon as the the feeds are added by the Adsense user .
Feel free to share what you feel about this integeration , whether the feed based advertising and the integeration of FeedBurner's technology into Google increase the feed reading or not?
Whether the users will be able to aggregate the contents on the web through feed based advertising or not?
Feel free to share what you feel about this integeration.


Google !! Display New India Independence Day Logo ::

>> Friday, August 15, 2008

As India is celeberating the 61th anniversary of Independendence day , on 15 august 2008 ,the top websites like Google ,Yahoo,Orkut,Wordpress use to change their official logos on Independence anniversary to support indian independence day. I was accessing goolge wesite and saw a new logo for Independence day and try to find out more wesites that display India Independence logos as below.

Google displayed it logo as hoisting the flag for india....its cool.

Yahoo made it Logo look like as below.

Orkut logo was in for change to display tricolor in National Flag .

Indiatimes display its logo like this......

WordPress display a WordPress India Logo in its site which is a gift by Allan Fernandes on behalf of all the indian WordPressers.


How to remove RAVMON.exe virus without using any Antivirus?

>> Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Is your right click context menu showing some Chinese scripts ?
Is your show hidden files and folders not working ?
Is your command prompt , Registry Editor and task manager disabled ??

If all these things are happening to your Computer , the reason is that it has got infected by a virus named " RAVMON " .What can this Virus do ??

  • Disables task manager , Registry Editor and Command prompt .
  • Right click menu shows some Chinese scripts as shown in the figure.
  • Computer shutdown automatically and slogs a lot.
  • Folder Options disappear
  • Show hidden files and folders Option won't work.
With all these things not working , I can understand what can go with you !! because I have seen this problm in my friend's PC .But now you can be able to remove this virus completely as when i was searching for this problm I found a really good steps which are working quite nicely.

Follow the steps given below and you will be free from Ravmon.exe virus.

  • Confirm that you have Ravmon.exe virus . Right-click on any drive, if you see invalid characters in the menu, you are infected.
  • You have stop the process of virus,go to Task Manager(Ctrl+Alt+Del), go into Processes tab and find the progam named "SVCHOST.EXE", there will few more svchost in small case but you have to terminate the one which is written in CAPS, if you see more than one "SVCHOST.EXE" (all caps one) end the one with your username infront of it instead of LOCAL SERVICE, NETWORK SERVICE or SYSTEM.
  • Delete the virus files, for this you need to show system protected files.for this goto
My Computer>(Menu)Tools>Folder Options>(Tab)Views>Uncheck "Hide System protected files">Press OK
If you are unable to unhide the system files you can use 3rd party softwares to browse drive and delete files, try ACDsee or WinRAR.

Now you have delete these two files;



from all of drives.Access drives from by typing drive letter in the address bar.
  • Once you are done with it, Open Windows folder(by address bar) and delete SVCHOST.EXE, SVCHOST.dll and MDM.exe.
Now restart the explorer.exe process by killing it in taskmanager and runing it again [(winkey + R), type "explorer" and hit enter].

Right-click on any drive and you will find valid characters...Congrats virus is removed.
This is optional as files are deleted from drives.

Remove MDM.exe from start-up.Press Winkey+R, type "msconfig" hit enter.Goto>(Tab) Start-up>Uncheck

"MDM.exe">OK>Exit without Restart.


Amazing Shoe Trees !!

>> Saturday, August 9, 2008

Yesterday,I was going through my mails and i met really amazing shoe trees. I found it really interesting to keep aware of this fact to all the bloggers.Have u ever imagined that a creepy tree covered with shoes ???? ..Here it is !!

A Shoe tree, not to be confused with the shoe-preservation device of the same name, is a tree or, occasionally, a powerline pole or other wooden object that has been festooned with old shoes. Shoe trees are generally located alongside a major local thoroughfare, and may have a theme such as high heeled shoes. There are currently at least seventy-six such shoe trees in the United States, and an undetermined number elsewhere . Shoe Trees may be the greatest embodiment of the American Spirit you can find on the highway (free of admission charge, anyway)

The Shoe Tree in Beaver, Arkansas was on the road to Beaver Dam, a few miles from Dinosaur World . It was mysteriously chosen, one of many thousands of trees and woods lining an otherwise featureless highway. Hundreds of old sneakers and running shoes dangled, some over 30 feet off the ground.

A shrunken old desert tree near Vidal, California , on Hwy 62 northest of the junction with Route 177, bore both shoes and a variety of shirts -- until some maniac burned it down in 2004.

On Highway 50 near Middlegate , Nevada , a lone cottonwood stands, clotted with hundreds of shoes. One tipster tells us the first pair was thrown during a wedding night argument by a young couple; later, their children's shoes were added to the bough. Whatever its origins, the tree now seems to suck up all the discarded footwear in the county.

The original Mud Flat Shoe Tree south of Altura, California was cut down in 1993, but second generation Shoe Trees sprouted along Highway 395.

One of them, the Ravendale shoe tree , features scores of sneaker pairs dangling from branches, a strange ritual by bored locals. Not a fully developed shoe tree, but far from anywhere .


A "jogging flower" creeping away from trouble:

>> Thursday, July 24, 2008

The humble sea lily (Endoxocrinus parrae) is an ocean animal closely related to the starfish, sea cucumber and sea urchin. With a ring of feathery fingers and a stalk 50 centimeters long, it resembles an ocean garden flower. And it has a sophisticated method for avoiding danger as caught in the video after the jump which shows a sea lily crawling slowly across the ocean floor on its fingers, dragging its broken stem behind it.
The video was discovered by Tomasz Baumiller of the University of Michigan and Charles Messing of Nova Southeastern University's Oceanographic Center in Florida, both in the US, from archive footage captured over the last decade. It was presented at a meeting of the Geological Society of America on 16 October.

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Other footage and photographs captured suggest that the sea lily makes its ocean floor dash to escape the attentions of sea urchins, which have been seen lurking on the sea bed behind the traveling sea lilies –
"It's the lizard's tail strategy", Baumiller says. "The sea lily just leaves the stalk end behind. The sea urchin is preoccupied going after that, and the sea lily crawls away."


Global Warming May Cause Kidney Stone Cases To Rise:

>> Thursday, July 17, 2008

In a new study, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Dallas, have predicted that Global warming may increase the number of people affected by kidney stones.The researchers predicted that by 2050, higher temperatures will cause an additional 1.6 million to 2.2 million kidney-stone cases, representing up to a 30 percent growth in some areas.

"This study is one of the first examples of global warming causing a direct medical consequence for humans," said Dr. Margaret Pearle, professor of urology at UT Southwestern and senior author of the paper, which appears in today's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kidney stones are excruciatingly painful hard deposits of minerals and salts that can form in the kidneys that tend to be more common in hot climates, with dehydration a key risk factor for the condition.

Kidney stones currently are most common in the southeastern United States, but this "kidney stone belt" is forecast to grow to the northward and westward, the researchers wrote in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Researchers have found that people who live in warmer regions have a higher rate of developing kidney stones compared to people who live in other regions.

This is caused by the fact that sweating removes fluid from the body, increasing salt concentration in urine. Not drinking enough water and other fluids or losing too much fluids through dehydration more likely in hotter climates can leave one's urine with higher concentrations of substances that can form kidney stones.

The fear is that by the year 2050, global warming may progress to the point where there is a great spike in the number of kidney stone cases. The annual cost in the United States of treating kidney stone cases could increase by 2050 by about $1 billion per year i.e. 25 percent more than current levels.


Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions?

>> Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Today there are many active volcanoes worldwide .Is there anything we have so that we can predict how and when they will erupt?
Its a very important question, as the world population grows, many and many people live in the potentially dangerous volcanic areas.Volcanic eruptions continue--as they have throughout most of geologic time--posing ever-greater threats to life and property.
Mt. Rainier looms over the Seattle/Tacoma area, endangering a population of more than three million people.Tungurahua Volcano, near the town of Banos and the larger city of Ambato, is an active volcano in the Eastern Cordillera of Ecuador's Andes Mountains. Approximately 20,000 people live in the area below the volcano.
The Chaiten volcano in southern Chile has been erupting .It's last eruption was 9000 years ago.
It is pumping quite a bit of ash onto the atmosphere. In fact it has a thin trail from it's point of origin across the continent and over the Atlantic.More than 4,000 people have already fled.
Another million people living in the Naples area are threatened by Mt. Vesuvius' continued unrest. Rather the predictions can be performed by the volcanologists as they can use some proper toolkits aur techniques like measuring vapours for the particular volcano but if that could be possible then why should thousands of lives destroy ??
The need for planning is urgent because the life is in danger.


Check your Mental Health ::

>> Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hopefully the above mental picture will make you laugh.However there is a story behind this
picture .The slogan was originally devised by Ann Lander to draw the attention of her audience.
So do u think that all of ur three closest friends are cool and nice?????.....lolz.
I was going through some stuffs and i found that pic and thought that it should be quite gud to be posted.Sometimes humour plays a very important role to convey any message to the public.


Orkut Founder is ready to Marry his Boyfriend

>> Sunday, July 6, 2008

It is not still official ,but the rumours are coming in that the orkut founder Orkut Buyukkokten is all set to marry with his boyfriend Derek Holbrook .
Orkut Buyukkokten(right) , Derek Holbrook(left) and their lovely friend Marissa Mayer is shown in this frienly looking picture.
Marisa Ann Mayer is the Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at American search engine company Google . She acts as a gatekeeper for their product release process, determining when or whether a particular Google product is ready to be released to users. She has become one of the public faces of Google, providing a number of press interviews and appearing at events frequently to speak on behalf of the company.


Tips for Taking Great Baby Pictures

>> Thursday, July 3, 2008

Babies are such beautiful creatures that you want to capture every new movement and every smile that comes along. (Even if that smile is attached to a smelly gas bubble!).

These tips are from Alexis Dawes who is a real mom and working for the parents to portrit their babies in a very efficient way that it looks really great .She also run the website to ease the parents regarding with the photography where she teaches parents how to take better pictures of their little one.

However the problem many parents have is that their lack of good photography skills can translate into pictures that are too dark, too bright, blurred, out of focus, uncentered, and so on.

If so, don't worry. These problems are easily fixable. An album full of mishaps can quickly be transformed by following these 4 tips...

  • When taking pictures of babies lying on their backs, stand directly over them and shoot straight down.

take a solid color baby blanket and place it on the floor in a bright, sun filled room. When you are ready to take a picture , put baby on the blanket, and adjust it around baby, making sure not to put baby directly in the sunlight. Then get on your knees right over baby, aim straight down and snap away.

This technique will allow you to center the camera properly and you'll get some great close-up shots. The natural sunlight will often give you just enough light so your picture isn't too dark or too bright.

  • Capture a range of emotions.

Smiling babies are cute. But so are crying babies and pouting babies and messy babies and sleeping babies.

Be sure to take pictures of your little one in all phases of his or her emotion filled life. You'll be amazed at how truly beautiful they are in non-traditional picture taking situations.

  • Make bath time picture time.

While there are some babies who don't like water, most love it. They often become very expressive in the bath tub - laughing, cooing and splashing. So bath time often becomes a great opportunity to capture a few precious shots of your little one.

  • If you use a disposable camera, choose a good one.

Choice of camera is one of the most important thing for the better photography.If you use a low quality disposable camera then it might discourage you as it can give to very horrible photographs as i used to have .

I learned a good lesson that camera should be of good quality.

Kodak Max HQ disposable camera is a proper choice. It's one of the more pricey disposable cameras. However the quality is fantastic in comparison to other disposables .

You can usually buy them inexpensively on eBay. Popular retailers like Target and Wal-Mart also run sales on them quite frequently.


How to solve the error message in Firefox::"Firefox is already running but is not responding"

>> Friday, June 27, 2008

Firefox use only one profile at a time . It is made possible by putting a lock file in your profile folder when it starts and as soon as you exit Firefox the file is removed, if the lock file already exists when you open firefox then it shows the error message " Firefox is already running but is not responding" and a box is shown like that

It is required to close the existing firefox or restart the system.But this problem can be solved as follows.I found it from the Firefox websie and think that it should be fruitful for those who are new to the Firefox.There are different methods to overcome this error message for windos vista and windows XP .

Windows Vista
: If you are receiving the above error message while attempting to start Firefox, try to restart the program. If the problem persists, do the following:

  1. Restart your computer.
  2. Select the Start Menu in the Windows Taskbar.
  3. In the Search box, enter the following:
  4. Press Enter.
  5. From the Application Data folder, navigate to Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.
  6. Delete the file xpicleanup.dat.
  7. Restart Firefox.

Windows XP :

  1. Click on the Start button and select Search to open the Search Results window.
  2. On the left side of the Search Results window, click on the All files and folders link.
  3. Click to expand the More advanced options list.
  4. Put a check mark next to Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders.
  5. In the All or part of the file name field, type xpicleanup.dat.
  6. Click Search to begin the search.
  7. If any results are returned, delete them.
  8. Restart Firefox.


Mummy of Egypt's "Lost Queen" Found

>> Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This mummy is the body of gender-bending female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled ancient Egypt as both queen and king nearly 3,500 years ago, archaeologists announced on 27th June 2007.

mummified remains were first discovered in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings since King TUT. The body was left there unidentified until two months ago, when it was brought to Cairo's Egyptian Museum for testing.

The discovery of the Hatshepsut mummy is one of the most important finds in the history of Egypt.She was more powerful than Cleopatra and Nefertitis.She led the whole life dressed herself as a man,declare herself pharaoh .Though her power stretched over Egypt and her reign was prosperous her legacy was erased from the Egyptian history and all the records were removed and her corpse was remover from her town.

Computer Tomography (CT) scan allowed the scientists to go thought distinct physical traits of Hatshepsut mummy to that of her ancestors.So you must want to be aware of the facts that what is mummification and who is that King TUT . And for that I go through some search materials and find these which i wanna share with you.

It is very long and expensive process .Since the Egyptians believed that mummification was essential for passage to the afterlife, people were mummified and buried as well as they could possibly afford.First, the body was washed and ritually purified. The next step was to remove the deceased person's inner organs.
A slit was cut into the left side of the body so that the embalmers could remove the intestines, the liver, the stomach and the lungs. Each of these organs was embalmed using natron, which served to dry out the organs and discourage bacteria from decaying the tissues.

The organs were then individually wrapped using long strips of linen and placed in canopic jars.After the removal of inner organs ,the body cavity was stuffed with natron.The body was then placed on a slanted embalming table and completely covered with natron.The mummy was then prepared for bandaging.Once the mummy was finally prepared ,it was for the funeral.

King TUT : King Tutankhamen get his reigning at the age of just nine.It is thought that he was murdered by an official because his skull was bashed in and only a person of great importance could get near enough to harm him .Burial site of King Tutankhamen was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.

It is supposed that there exist a curse of King TUT.Because due to this great archaeological discovery,many other archaeologists went to the Valley of the Kings. Soon after, mysterious things began to occur. Many of the archaeologists that entered the tomb got ill and eventually died. It is recorded that during the 1920's, more than two dozen of these men died shortly after entering King Tut's tomb. This was the beginning of the curse of King Tut.

To many the curse of King Tut is still a mystery, to others it is just superstition, but yet there are still those who truly believe in the curse


Tips for Glowing Skin(naturally)

>> Friday, June 20, 2008

hi , i would like to share some of the tips for glowing skin and I read a lot about it and following certain things to have better skin and to be healthy...

1. After getting up drink lots of water about a bottle full( to detoxify)

2. Take some time and do jogging for 10 min initially or brisk walking for 1/2 hr initially then increase alternatively with some basic yogic exercise including breathing this is because when you workout you sweat and sweat throws out the toxins which cleans your skin and the blood circulates well , making your skin glow... do not forget to sip water while exercising ... on the whole exercise and water makes wonder for skin in turn helps in healthy body too...

3. Eat fruits everyday oranges, papaya, sweet lime are real good , include tomatoes in your food they are very good for skin.. eat curds everyday..

4. Do not take hot bath everyday only when you feel tired or sick else take cold or warm water bath..

5.Carry an umbrella in the hot sun .. after a sun tan apply tomato pulp and take a cold bath.. and wear warm clothes in the chill especially socks ( even at home) else you get a cracked feet

6. Do pranayama regularly atleast for 1/2 hr ... this will surly help you get good oxygen needed for the cells in turn helping in good skin, and good health..

7.Apply avacado oil which is natural for dry skin its real good non sticky better than creams and lotion .. apply it in the night even to your lips.. in winters it makes wonders get many brands , biotic is real good..

8. Avoid creams as much as possible they damage the skin rather helping.. use natural oil which suits your skin..they are in the amrket to make bussiness fooling us and adds completely fool us .. dont be carried away use your sense and be natural...

9. Avoid make up.. be natural... if needed apply but dont keep it for long ... in unavoidable situations use the best one do not go for the cheap saying its economical .. make good research before buying products .. since you get many fake ones in market..

10 For the cracked heels dip legs in warm water with milk cream for 10 min.. scrub it with honey and sugar for 5-10 min then rub with hot water towel..then apply oil... and wear a socks...

11. For oily face wash your face with cold water many times a day.. use the chick pea flour instead of soaps and face washes all time.. keep lime water ( lime squeezed in water ) in the fridge and apply it on the face in the evening after all the work outside is done ...then wash .. apply ice all over the face ... this not only removes oil but also prevents acne..

12. For the acne.. the best is not to apply any cosmetic creame... or make up over it .. follow the above , and exercises and drink lots of water to remove toxins... in addition drink bitter gourd , cucumber , juice tomato , carrot juices often... also use freshly ground neem leaves on the face as a pack often...

13.With all this you need to control the food habbits .. for oily skin- do not eat buttery, oil, heavy non veg ( veg is best you can get protiens from milk ,soya , grains) fried , junk food ..

14 For dry skin do not eat pungent sour food like use of tamarind , lime should be reduced very much ...

15. On the whole have a good diet full of fruits , vegetables, green leafy ones, fruits and vegetables, juices with very less sugar or without sugar use jaggery instead..use less oil , cut down coffee , tea , choclates ,chips , soda keep lots of gap eating them drink milk , buttermilk, curds , lots of water ... keep the mind cool do yoga , pranayama, and stretching exercises with walk or jog on alternate days .. sweat it out... and have a good sleep... and have a good routine...

i hope it will benefit you but to get the best results always have continuity and committment...


Miracle of QURAN

>> Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Apart from the miraculous characteristics of the Qur'an , it also contains what we can term "mathematical miracles." There are many examples of this fascinating Qur'anic aspect. One example of this is the number of repetitions of certain words in the Qur'an. Some related words are surprisingly repeated the same number of times. Below is a list of such words and the number of repetitions in the Qur'an.

  • The statement of "seven heavens" is repeated seven times. "The creation of the heavens (khalq as-samawat)" is also repeated seven times.
  • "Day (yawm)" is repeated 365 times in singular form, while its plural and dual forms "days (ayyam and yawmayn)" together are repeated 30 times. The number of repetitions of the word "month" (shahar) is 12.
  • The number of repetitions of the words "plant" and "tree" is the same: 26
  • The word "payment or reward" is repeated 117 times, while the expression "forgiveness" (mughfirah), which is one of the basic morals of the Qur'an, is repeated exactly twice that amount, 234 times.The number of times the words, "world" (dunya) and "hereafter" (akhira) are repeated is also the same: 115
  • The word "satan" (shaitan) is used in the Qur'an 88 times, as is the word "angels" (malaika).
  • The word faith (iman) (without genitive) is repeated 25 times throughout the Qur'an as is also the word infidelity (kufr).
  • The words "paradise" and "hell" are each repeated 77 times.
  • The word "zakah" is repeated in the Qur'an 32 times and the number of repetitions of the word "blessing" (barakah) is also 32.
  • The expression "the righteous" (al-abraar) is used 6 times but "the wicked" (al-fujjaar) is used half as much, i.e., 3 times.
  • The number of times the words "Summer-hot" and "winter-cold" are repeated is the same: 5.
  • The words "wine" (khamr) and "intoxication" (saqara) are repeated in the Qur'an the same number of times: 6
  • The number of appearances of the words "mind" and "light" is the same: 49.
  • The words "tongue" and "sermon" are both repeated 25 times.
  • The words "benefit" and "corrupt" both appear 50 times.
  • "Reward" (ajr) and "action" (fail) are both repeated 107 times.
  • "Love" (al-mahabbah) and "obedience" (al-ta'ah) also appear the same number of times: 83
  • The words "refuge" (maseer) and "for ever" (abadan) appear the same number of times in the Qur'an: 28.
  • The words "disaster" (al-musibah) and "thanks" (al-shukr) appear the same number of times in the Qur'an: 75.
  • "Sun" (shams) and "light" (nur) both appear 33 times in the Qur'an.
  • The number of appearances of "right guidance" (al-huda) and "mercy" (al-rahma) is the same: 79
  • The words "trouble" and "peace" are both repeated 13 times in the Qur'an.
  • The words "man" and "woman" are also employed equally: 23 times.
  • "Human being" is used 65 times: the sum of the number of references to the stages of man's creation is the same: i.e.
Human being 65
Soil (turab) 17
Drop of Sperm (nutfah) 12
Embryo ('alaq) 6
A half formed lump of flesh (mudghah) 3
Bone ('idham) 15
Flesh (lahm) 12
  • The word "salawat" appear five times in the Qur'an, and Allah has commanded man to perform the prayer (salat) five times a day.
  • The word "land" appears 13 times in the Qur'an and the word "sea" 32 times, giving a total of 45 references. If we divide that number by that of the number of references to the land we arrive at the figure 28.888888888889%. The number of total references to land and sea, 45, divided by the number of references to the sea in the Qur'an, 32, is 71.111111111111%. Extraordinarily, these figures represent the exact proportions of land and sea on the Earth today.238


Panda antivirus 2008 3.01.00(updated)

>> Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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NASA's Swift Satellite Catches a Star being Exploded

>> Sunday, June 15, 2008

When a gigantic star blows up, astronomers call it a "supernova." Over the past 100 years, astronomers have observed thousands of these explosions. But in every case, they were seeing the star after the explosion took place. They were seeing the hot debris from the explosion racing outward. It would be like seeing fireworks a few seconds after they go off, when the colorful lights are shooting away from the puff of smoke that mark the locations of the actual explosion.

On January 9, 2008, Alicia Soderberg and Edo Berger of Princeton University, in Princeton, N.J., were using Swift’s X-ray Telescope to observe a distant spiral-shaped galaxy known as NGC 2770. Suddenly, at 9:33 in the morning Eastern Time, the telescope picked up a powerful burst of X-rays coming from the galaxy. The burst lasted 5 minutes before it faded away.

The X-rays were due to a powerful blast wave bursting through the star’s outer layers, and blowing it to “Kingdom Come.” The blast wave itself was triggered deep inside the star, when the nuclear engine at the center ran out of fuel and collapsed. For decades, astronomers have been hoping to see such an explosion. And now, for the first time, they have actually seen what happens when a star goes supernova.

For years they have dreamed of seeing a star just as it was exploding, but actually finding one is a once in a lifetime event. This newly born supernova is going to be the Rosetta stone of supernova studies for years to come.

It was a gift of nature for Swift to be observing that patch of sky when the supernova exploded. But thanks to Swift's flexibility, they have been able to trace its evolution in detail every day since.


JetDrive : A new tool for Disk Defragmentation

>> Saturday, June 14, 2008

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History's Ghost in Old Lucknow

>> Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Baillie Gate at the British Residency which was subjected to some of the heaviest fire.

India’s history holds many ghosts. It is a land of old loves, ancient hatreds, tarnished dreams and fleeting glory. There are tales of tragedy, and tales of heroism. I am in Lucknow in North India, and I am drawn into a haunting story of courage in the face of insurmountable odds.

Lucknow was once ruled by the Nawabs of Oudh, until the British in the guise of the East India Company, removed the last ruler, Wajid Ali Shah whose profligacy outraged their sense of Victorian morality. The Province was of strategic importance to the Brits, and disregarding the fact that the Nawab was also a cultured nobleman and generous patron of the arts, his extravagant lifestyle provided a convenient excuse to take over the state.

It was a measure that they would regret.

The annexation of Oudh was just one of the many factors, which ignited the tinderbox of rebellion in 1857 and brought about the Great Indian Mutiny—now called The First War of Independence by Indian nationals. Insurrection had already broken out in other parts of the country, and Sir Henry Lawrence, the Chief Commissioner, prudently moved British and Anglo-Indian civilians (my great-grandmother among them) into the 60-acre British Residency in June 1857.

Today, 150 years later, I sit under a tamarind tree, on a bench bordering the lawns of the old Residency, listening to the drone of bees, and the harsh cawing of crows. The sunlight throws dancing specks of light through the leaves of my sheltering tree, dust devils whirl briefly in the warm breeze along the unpaved pathways, and the air carries the scent of marigold flowers. If I’d been here in June 1857, these sounds would have been drowned by the bursting of shells, the acrid smell of gunpowder, and the almost continuous bombardment of cannon. The surroundings would have been shrouded in the grey dust of crumbling masonry.

The main Residency tower and building complex

Within the buildings surrounding me today, was a defensive army of about 850 British officers and soldiers, backed by about 700 loyal native sepoys, and around 150 civilian volunteers. But also within these grounds were several hundred women and children, all of them huddled into a warren of underground rooms in the “Tykhana” or women’s quarters.

The Tykhana

As I walk into the cramped Tykhana today, it is as if the place still holds the shadows of women soothing the fevers of dying children, stanching bloody wounds and bandaging torn limbs—while cringing at the whine of bullets and the heavy crash of cannonballs, slamming against the walls of their embattled shelter. The searing heat of that year’s June gave way to torrential monsoon rains, and with them came renewed outbreaks of typhoid, cholera, malaria and dysentery. The rooms, even today, carry the miasma of death.

Two ant-sized visitors survey the view from the Residency tower

Emerging into the sunlight, I am glad to be free of the claustrophobic weight of so much sorrow—yet there are other reminders scattered throughout the Residency. The splendid ballroom, converted into a hospital, bears the scars of shellfire. A few residences still stand, their mildew-covered walls like rotted teeth lying open to the sky. A commemorative pillar erected by the British in heartfelt gratitude, pays tribute to the courage of Indian sepoys—many of them Sikhs—who defended the Residency alongside their British compatriots. Without their unswerving loyalty, the small English army contingent could not have held out against the rebels.

Commemorative monument

The cemetery headstones tell their own tales of loss and bereavement. Sir Henry Lawrence valiant to the end, was killed in the early days of the Mutiny, and his grave in the cemetery honours his last whispered request, “Put on my tomb only this: ‘Here lies Henry Lawrence, who tried to do his duty. May the Lord have mercy on his soul.’”

Sir Henry Lawrence's Tombstone

In appreciation of their loyalty

It would be 141 days before Sir Colin Campbell and his Highland battalion backed by other army detachments, came to the rescue of the besieged occupants of the Residency on November 17th. Only 800 soldiers and non-combatants, along with about 550 ragged and painfully emaciated women and children survived the ordeal.

The conflagration of the Mutiny blazed across the Indo-Gangetic plain and the carnage on both sides left enduring scars of bitter mistrust. As a direct result of the uprising, the British government took over the reins of administration from the East India Company, and assumed full military, administrative and judicial powers over the nation. In 1858, India became Britain’s “fairest jewel in the Crown.”

La Martiniere Boys' School

Another legacy from the days of the Raj, is LaMartiniere Boys’ School—unquestionably one of the most unique educational institutions in the world. Set within fifty acres (part of which now forms a public golf course) the building is an extraordinary edifice, lavishly decorated with rampant lions, Grecian statuary, gargoyles and fluted colonnaded pillars. The ceiling and walls of chapel and its entrance hall are plastered in Wedgewood pink and blue motifs. Although a former Marquess, derisively labelled it “an over-embellished wedding cake” I think of it more kindly as a whimsical folly on a grand scale.

Blue and white Wedgewood style decoration in the Chapel Hall

Named “Constantia” it was built by a wealthy French mercenary, Major-General Claude Martin as a palace for himself and the women of his harem—accommodated in a bibi-khana (women’s residence) in an adjoining wing.

Old Lucknow has the ambience of a medieval Turkish city, filled with crumbling, yet once splendid Islamic mosques, tombs and mansions such as the romantically named “Dilkhusha Palace”(Heart’s Delight”). I dismount from my rickshaw near the magnificent Rumi Darwaza, a gateway, to the old city, to explore an extraordinary building built in 1784. The Bara Imambara (once the residence of an Imam, or religious leader), originally built as a famine relief project, is a marvel of architecture: its 15-metre high vaulted central hall stretches for 50 metres (the longest in the world) without any intermediary supporting pillars. And the acoustics are remarkable. My guide gently tears a piece of paper at the far end of the gallery and I hear the ripping sound on the opposite side of the hall.

Gateway into the Bara Imambara

Views from the terrace of the Bara Immambara

The upper floor consists of labyrinthine passages, the “bhul-bhuliaya” and visitors are challenged to find their way out of the maze. Few succeed and guides are poised to come to the rescue. The acoustics here too are astonishing. A whisper against one wall can be picked up beyond several turns and twists of the corridors. Always suspicious of political and military conspiracies, this how the rulers of Lucknow guarded against disloyalty on the part of the keepers of the Imambara.

A corridor in the labyrinthine Bhul-bhuliya

Also within the Bara Imambara complex is a fine mosque, but it’s off-limits to non-Muslims, so I explore the baori instead. According to my guide, this is a well that is reputedly so deep as to be fathomless. He chucks a large stone in, and says, if I come back after a couple of hours, I just might be lucky enough to hear it hit the bottom!

Lucknow, like any other city, is, of course, much more than its historical monuments. The modern shopping area of Hazrat Gunj is blandly commercial with upscale shops and garish concrete buildings. By contrast, the narrow lanes of Aminabad bazaar in old Lucknow, seethe with colour and movement. Popular Bollywood film music blares out from small food kiosks, flower sellers offer marigold garlands, and fruit and vegetable stalls are piled high with produce. Cows amble through the crowds, unhindered by shoppers, and vice-versa. At a clothing store, I buy a strawberry pink cotton kurta (tunic) adorned with “chikkan” work—a type of shadow embroidery unique to Lucknow—for less than the cost of half a bag of groceries in Canada!



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