Let us Start
1.Notice at Church:
” Do not leave your mobile; purses, wallets, hand-bags, girl friends unattended…….
Others may think it is an answer to their Prayers:”..
2. Who is a Psychiatrist?..
A qualified person who gives you an expensive and critical analysis about yourself, which your spouse gives for free, daily too..!
3. Scotch is a brilliant invention……….
One double and you start feeling single again..;
4. Global recession and financial crisis have become so critical and serious now-a-days that the majority of men have started…loving their own wives..!!
5. A construction worker accidentally cut his ear off with the electric saw. He called out another worker “Do you see my ear below”. The other worker picks up the ear and asks him ” Is this it”. The Construction worker replies” No mine had a pencil behind it”!
6. A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft’s electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds and haze, the pilot could not determine the helicopter’s position. The pilot saw a tall building, flew toward it, circled, and held up a handwritten sign that said “WHERE AM I?” in large letters. People in the tall building quickly responded to the aircraft, drew a large sign, and held it in a building window. Their sign said “YOU ARE IN A HELICOPTER.”
The pilot smiled, waved, looked at his map, determined the course to steer to SEATAC airport, and landed safely. After they were on the ground, the co-pilot asked the pilot how he had done it.
“I knew it had to be the Microsoft Building, because they gave me a technically correct but completely useless answer.”
(contributed by: amr on 12.12.2012)1.Notice at Church: ” Do not leave your mobile; purses, wallets, hand-bags, girl friends unattended……. Others may think it is an answer to their Prayers:”.. 2. Who is a Psychiatrist?.. A qualified person who gives you an expensive and critical analysis about yourself, which your spouse gives for free, daily too..! 3. Scotch is a brilliant invention………. One double and you ...
Day 1: Dhanteras
The first day of Diwali is Dhanteras. It is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi and sometimes spelled Dhan Teras. The name originates from Dhan which translates to Wealth. The day of Dhanteras is considered an auspicious day in Hinduism. It is a day for buying precious metals such as gold or silver for good luck, a day for worshiping Laxmi (the Goddess of wealth) with Lakshmi Pujas and diyas of clay. It is also the beginning of a new accounting year for many businesses.
Dhanteras falls on the 13th day of the Lunar month of Ashvin in the Hindu calendar on the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha Ashvin). Houses and business properties are being decorated with Rangolis. Lamps are kept burning during the night in adoration to God Yama (the God of Death) who did not manage to take the life of King Hima. He was doomed to die by a snakebite according to the legend. That’s why this day is also called Yamadeepdaan.
Also, Dhanvantari (the physician of the Gods, an incarnation of Vishnu) is said to be born on this day during Samudra manthan, the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons. Hence people also celebrate his Birth Anniversary (Jayanti) on Dhanteras.
Day 2: Choti Diwali / Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Chaudas
The second day of Diwali is Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali (Small Diwali). It is being celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of the Hindu month Ashwin. This day is also known as Kali Chaudas in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Kali (meaning dark) is the “Goddess of Time, Change and Death”. According to the legend, on this day Krishna (an incarnation of Vishnu) killed the demon Narakasura, an evil yet powerful overlord of the earth and the heavens. Krishna beheaded him after a long lasting fight with his Sudarshana Chakra, a powerful weapon in the form of a rotating disc. For this reason, the day celebrates to victory of good over evil and light over darkness.
To celebrate this day, many people perform Poojas for Lakshmi and Rama. They offer different foods to their Gods and wear new clothes after taking a fragrant oil bath. The next morning women make beautiful Rangoli in the house and in backyards. In South India this is the most important day of the festivities. People wake up before dawn to take a bath while the stars in the sky are still visible. It is said that this is equal to taking a bath in the holy river Ganges. This is the day where families and friends meet to get together for a hearty breakfast or lunch and singing songs.
Day 3: Diwali / Lakshmi Puja
The third day of Diwali is the most important day for people in North India and West India. This is the 15th day of the month Krishna Paksha Ashvin, the new moon day (Amavasya). Hindus devote this day performing Lakshmi Puja, worshiping the Goddess of wealth, prosperity and beauty. Also Ganesh as the God of auspicious beginnings and remover of obstacles is being worshiped. Diya lights (clay oil lamps) are lit in houses and streets to light up the path for Lakshmi who brings prosperity and wealth. All houses must be kept clean and pure during Diwali. It is said that Goddess Laxmi visits the cleanest house first as she really likes cleanliness.
Day 4: Padwa / Bali Pratipada / Govardhan Puja / Annakoot
The fourth day of Diwali (1 Kartika) celebrates the victory of Krishna over Indra, the god of heavens and the rain. When lord Indra tried to submerge Gokul, it is said that Krishna lifted Govardhana Hill with his little finger to save the people and cattle from the floods. In North India this day is also known as Annakoot (mountain of food). People cook huge amounts of foods during the night that are being piled up before the deities, symbolizing the Govardhan hill, as an offering to Krishna. In South India this day commemorates the victory of Vishnu over the demon-king Bali. It is also the first day in the Vikram Samvat calendar, marking the coronation of King Vikramaditya. Some men give little presents to their wives on this day.
Day 5: Bhaiduj (Yama Dwitiya)
The fifth and last day of Diwali is Bhaiduj, celebrated on 2 Kartika (Hindu month), the second day after new moon (“Dooj”). It is also known as Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Duj. The words Bhai or Bhaiya mean brother. It is based on a story when Yama (God of Death) had a feast with his sister Yami. She put an auspicious tilak mark on his forehead for his well-being. Yama gave her a gift in return. That’s why this day is also called “Yama Dwitiya”. Until today, the same tradition is still being followed. Sisters pray (perform pujas) for their beloved brothers to protect them from harm and evil and also for their welfare. The brothers in return give gifts to their sisters as a sign of appreciation. Both often also enjoying meals together on this day. Bhai Duj is celebrated to strengthen the love between brothers and sisters.
(Source : http://www.diwali2012.in/diwalidays.htm)Day 1: Dhanteras The first day of Diwali is Dhanteras. It is also known as Dhantrayodashi or Dhanvantari Triodasi and sometimes spelled Dhan Teras. The name originates from Dhan which translates to Wealth. The day of Dhanteras is considered an auspicious day in Hinduism. It is a day for buying precious metals such as gold or ...
Ira Brown is only 2 years old, but she is already a well-known model in the USA. Her parents have signed contracts with a couple of famous brands in childrens clothing. The girl is a real cutie doll. According to her parents, she loves to pose for the camera and enjoys castings and childrens fashion shows.
(source : http://interesting-amazing-facts.blogspot.in/search/label/amazing%20pictures)Ira Brown is only 2 years old, but she is already a well-known model in the USA. Her parents have signed contracts with a couple of famous brands in childrens clothing. The girl is a real cutie doll. According to her parents, she loves to pose for the camera and enjoys castings and childrens fashion ...
It is very important that you drink a huge amount of water. Not coke, not sprite, not root beer. Only water. 70 per cent of human body is filled with water. As water goes through your system, it washes off all the old stuff that had been stuck on your organs, and that is already a lot of weight. I know it is hard to believe, but that is scientifically proven to be true. And those remains stuck on the wall of your organs impedes the process of good digestion, and more and more food gets stuck there, and your organs are no longer active, which makes your metabolism run very slow.
Make small goals. It is easy to dream about a slender body and make that your goal. This goal does however often end in disappointment. It is better to make many small goals on the way. This way it is easier to reach your goals and you feel that you are making progress which makes it easier to stick to a diet.
Keep a chart of some kind or a food journal so that you can track your progress to that special day. At the very least, mark the days down on your calendar. Visuals can be very motivating!
When eating remember to eat “naturally from the earth”, the less processed the food is the better.
What this means is eat healthy carbohydrates such as brown rice or potatoes, rather than pizza.
With fat it’s the same unstaturated rather than saturated fats. When consuming proteins make sure its lean protein.
Take inventory of the foods that you eat now and choose lower fat versions. Switch from whole milk to 2% or skim, use low fat cheese and try whole wheat low fat crackers. Even these small changes in the way that you eat can make a big difference. Starving yourself while doing some exercises may get you to lose weight but will be temporarily as you have not implemented and goals for a successful path for achieving the weight you desire. Below are some simple weight loss tips that will get you to your goal weight. By simple I mean the concept is extremely easy to grasp but the difficulty is our own selves. These Weight Loss Tips will get you to where you want you just have to apply some effort.
Eating more smaller meals a day is a way for you to keep your metabolism rate high for the whole day. A metabolism rate will help your body will burn fat faster and help you lose your stomach fat. This is like calorie shifting, which confuses the metabolism rate, allowing you to control fat burning hormones.
Author is an online researcher on natural weight loss. Nutritionist.
(contributed by user caizecong on 21.05.2011)It is very important that you drink a huge amount of water. Not coke, not sprite, not root beer. Only water. 70 per cent of human body is filled with water. As water goes through your system, it washes off all the old stuff that had been stuck on your organs, and that is already ...
The New Year is one of the oldest festivals of the world, dating back to the pre historic era. The New Year History itself forms an extensive area of study. The history of New Year has undergone a series of changes over the ages to achieve its global form. The urge of celebrating New Year as a vibrant festivity emerged at the dawn of civilization. At present, New Year is celebrated on January 1 and it had been an essential part of the cultural and traditional practices of the different communities inhabiting the world. This had been the practice for the last few centuries but the New Year History had its root to yet far off times. Therefore, this is the principal reason that the New Year traditions vary from country to country.
The earliest instance of New Year is found in Mesopotamian culture. It was about 2000 BC, when the people of Babylon used to observe New Year celebrations on the day of the Vernal Equinox that is during the middle of March. It was the Romans, who recognized March 1 as New Year Day in their calendar. At that time there were only ten calendar months beginning from March. The relevance of this fact can still be seen in the names of some months, which were been set according to their respective sequences in the calendar. As in the calendar of the present time the months from September to December are placed as the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth months respectively, previously they were positioned as the seventh, eighth, ninth and the tenth months. In Latin, ‘Septem’ means, seven, ‘Octo’ means, eight, ‘Novem’ means, ninth and ‘Decem’ means ten.
The Roman calendar also passed through an array of rectifications. The calendar was attributed with the months of January and February in 153 BC, by Numa Pontilius, the second Roman king. Thus the festival of New Year got shifted to the month of January for the first time, although people carried on observing New Year on March 1 for quite a long time after that.
This is still not the end of the New Year History. Several new calendars were been devised. Julius Caesar implemented the Julian calendar which was created based on the solar system whereas the previous calendar were based on the lunar cycle. The Christianity has added up new meaning to the New Year Celebration by lionizing the Christmas Day, the Annunciation Day and The Easter as New Year Day at various times. There had also been times when January 1 had been abolished to be celebrated as New Year altogether.
It was in the Gregorian calendar established by Pope Gregory XII , New Year was firmly positioned on January 1. It was readily accepted by the Catholics and then by the Protestants and soon became a holiday recognized by the entire world slowly and steadily.
(source:http://www.123newyear.com/history/)The New Year is one of the oldest festivals of the world, dating back to the pre historic era. The New Year History itself forms an extensive area of study. The history of New Year has undergone a series of changes over the ages to achieve its global form. The urge of celebrating New ...