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  • Oats


    Carbohydrates make the brain produce more serotonin, the same relaxing brain chemical released when you eat dark chocolate. The more slowly your body absorbs carbs, the more steadily serotonin flows, according to Judith Wurtman, co-author of The Serotonin Power Diet. The result: a less-likely-to-snap you. Because thick, hearty oats are high in fibre, few things take longer for your stomach to digest, says Elizabeth Somer, author of Food & Mood. Wurtman also recommends topping it with a swirl of jam for a quicker release of serotonin. When you know it’s going to be a bastard of a day, avoid heavily processed varieties (eg, the sugary kind that come in packets meant for the microwave), which are digested more quickly, and take the time to cook old-fashioned oats, like Lotus Steel Cut Oats. But if two minutes for breakfast is all you have, you can still do your mood a favour by opting for instant oats over Coco Pops.


    (source : http://nz.lifestyle.yahoo.com/womens-health/nutrition/galleries/g/-/10445428/3/7-foods-you-should-eat-every-day/)

  • Meri dastan – e – hasrat

    Meri Dastan


    meri dastan-e-hasrat wo suna suna k roye.
    mare azmane wale mujhe azma k roye.
    koi asa ahl-e-dil ho k fasan-a-muhabat.
    main use suna k royon wo mujhe suna k roye.
    meri arzoo ki dunya,dil-e-natwan ki hasrat.
    jase kho k aaj shadman thy,use aaj pa k roye.
    teri bewafaon per,teri kaj adaon per.
    kabhi ser jhuka k roye,kabhi moun chupa k roye.
    jo sunyi anjman main shub ghum ki aap beeti.
    kayi roo k muskare,kayi muskara k roye.


    [Contributed by: User – Smile2u Q on 15/06/2013]

  • Sardarji Jokes!!

    Jokes…..some repeats and some new 

    1. Sardar comes back 2 his car & finds a note saying “Parking Fine” He writes a note and sticks it 2 pole “Thanks 4 d complement”

    2 .How do you recognize a Sardar in School? He is the one who erases the notes from the book when the teacher erases the board.

    3. Once a Sardar was walking and had a glove on one hand and not on other so the man asked him why did he do so? He replied that the weather forecast announced that on one hand it would be cold and on the other hand it would be hot.

    4. Sardarji bought a brand new Maruti and decided to drive down from Amritsar , where he lived, to Jalandar to meet his friend. He reached there in a few hours. After spending a few days there, he decided to return, and called up his mother to expect him in the evening. But he didn’t reach in the evening and not the next day either. When he finally reached home on the third day, his distraught mother ran and asked him ” Arre Puttar, ki hoya?” The Sardarji got out, obviously very tired from a long journey, and said, “Oy, ye Marutti wale pagal hain, agge jaane waaste chaar gear banaate hain, aur pichche jaane waaste sirf ik?”

    5. Teacher: Can you tell me something about Raja Ram Mohan Roy? Saradji: They were 4 best friends..!

    6. Sardar to Shopkeeper: – Mujhe India Ka Flag Dikhao, Shopkeeper ne Flag Dikhaya, Sardar: – Is mey aur Colour Dikhao.

    7. How can a Sardar Kill a Lion? Sardarji thinks N thinks hard & comes to a conclusion: I’ll drink poison n let lion eat me. O’ bolo ta ra ra.

    9. Sardar : Sitting on The Top of the Mountain and Studying…. When a Person asked what he was doing…. He replied… Oye !! Higher Studies Yaar…!!!

    10. Sardar with a new mobile called everyone from his Phone Book & said “My Mobile No. has changed earlier it was Nokia 3310 Now it is 6610″

    11. Sardar falls in Love with Nurse. He writes a Love letter to her, ” I LOVE U SISTER.”

    12. What is Common between: Krishna , Ram, Gandhi ji & Jesus..? Sardar ji Replied: All are born on Government Holidays.

    13. Santa : That Cow is a Lovely Colour , Farmer : Yes, it’s a Jersey Santa: Oh, I thought it was its Skin…!!!

    14. Sardar son: O God ! Please make New York the capital of Punjab . Sardar: Why are you praying for that? Sardar Son: That is what I have written in my exam.







    (contributed by : Krithivasan Sukumaran on 16.09.2012)

  • Bob and Blonde.


     Bob and Blonde

    Bob walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. He sat down next to a blonde at the bar And stared up at the TV.The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was covering the story of a man on the edge of a large building preparing to jump.The blonde looked at Bob and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?”

    Bob said, “You know, I bet he’ll jump.”

    The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.”

    Bob placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!” .


    Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, The guy on the ledge Did a swan dive off the building, falling to his death.


    The blonde was very upset, But willingly handed her $20 to Bob. “Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”

    Bob replied, “I can’t take your money. I saw this earlier on the 5 PM news, so I knew he would jump.”

    The blonde replied, “I did, too, but I didn’t think he’d do it again!”


    Bob took the money.

     (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 11.11.2011)



  • Birla Mandir, Hyderabad.


    Birla Mandir, Hyderabad

    Birla Mandir on the Naubath Pahad is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara, built entirely of white marble located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

    Birla Mandir in Hyderabad, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple is said that a whopping quantity of white marble, which is almost 2000 tonnes, was brought from Rajasthan for building this temple. Located on the top of a hill of 280 feet, also known as  Naubat Pahad, Birla Temple stands magnificently, drawing admiring glances from every passerby. Birla mandir one of the Top 10 tourist places to visit in Hyderabad. There are various Birla Mandir which have been built all over the country. These have been constructed by the industrialists Birlas and are thus popularly known by the the family that undertook the task.



    The Birla Foundation has constructed several similar temples in India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir.

    The temple manifests a blend of South Indian Rajasthani and Utkala temple architectures. In its entirety, it is made of 2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble.

    The granite of the presiding deity is about 11 ft (3.4 m) tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the roof. The consorts of Lord Venkateswara, Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft (13 m).


    The temple is built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called the Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) plot. The construction took 10 years and was consecrated in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple does not have traditional bells, as Swamiji wished that the temple atmosphere should be conducive for meditation.

    The Temple

    Though the chief deity is Lord Venkateshwara, the temple has pan-Hindu character with deities of Shiva, Shakti, Ganesh, Hanuman, Brahma, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Saibaba. The selected teachings of holy men and Gurbani are engraved on temple walls.

    Birla temples are open to all, as identified by Mahatma Gandhi and other Hindu leaders as one of the major social evil that was to be reformed in modern India as part of Freedom struggle.

    The temple complex overlooking the southern side of Hussain Sagar offers a magnificent panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It presents a colorful and spectacular sight when illuminated at night.

    Other nearby structures are Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Assembly and Birla Planetarium.

    Timings                                           —    7:00 am – 12:00 pm ,
    3:00 pm –   9:00 pm

    Birla Mandir Entry Fee                 —  Entry Fee: Free

    Birla Mandir Hyderabad Phone —  040 2323 3259



    (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birla_Mandir,_Hyderabad)

  • How on Earth did they film this

    click here to Enjoy


    (contributed by : A Mohan Rao on 13.05.2011)

  • Siddhagiri Wax Museum, Kolhapur

    This delightful museum is situated in the Siddhagiri Math in Kaneri, Dist. Kolhapur, 4 kms off the Pune-Bangalore National Highway (AH 17). The Math has a history that dates back to 1200 years and is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. The Math is in sylvan surroundings that have an abundance of flora and some fauna.

    The Museum is a unique project that showcases the self-sufficiency of village life as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi. Various aspects of a village life are recreated here. The project has come to life through the vision and efforts of the present Mathadhipati H.H. Kadsiddheshwar Swamiji.

    Great care and deep research has been gone into making this unusual museum. The museum currently spans over 7 acres of land where 80 scenes of village life and around 300 life-size statues of humans and domestic animals are on display in open natural surroundings. They depict various inter-dependent 12 caste-based professions and 18 related occupations that were then in existence in a largely agrarian society.

    Om Sairam Wax Musuem Siddhagiri


    Village Life Siddhagiri Musuem


    Mother feeding Child Siddhagiri MUsuem

    The  artistic and aesthetic rendition make the scenes come alive whereas the realistic dimensions and minute attention to detailing of how homes and places of work must have looked then are a visual delight for both children and adults. A visit to this unusual museum makes one long for the back-to-nature, simple, healthy, uncomplicated village life that was prevalent in India for several centuries.


    (source: http://www.kolhapurtourism.org/our-destination/siddhagiri-museum/)



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