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  • The Brick

     

    THE
    BRICK

    A young and successful
    executive was traveling down a neighborhood street,
    going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was
    watching for kids darting out from between parked
    cars and slowed down when he thought he saw
    something.

    As his car passed, no children appeared.
    Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door!
    He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to
    the spot where the brick had been thrown.

    The angry
    driver then jumped out of the
    car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up
    against a parked car shouting,

    ‘What was that all about and who are you? Just what
    the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that
    brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why
    did you do it?’ The young boy was apologetic.
    ‘Please, mister…please, I’m sorry but I didn’t
    know what else to do,’ He pleaded. ‘I threw the
    brick because no one else would stop….’ With tears
    dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth
    pointed to a spot just around a parked car. ‘It’s my
    brother, ‘he said ‘He rolled off the curb and fell
    out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him
    up.’

    Now sobbing, the boy
    asked the stunned executive, ‘Would you please help
    me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and
    he’s too heavy for me.’

    Moved beyond words,
    the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling
    lump in his throat… He hurriedly lifted the
    handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took
    out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh
    scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything
    was going to be okay. ‘Thank you and may God bless
    you,’ the grateful child told the stranger. Too
    shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy!
    push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk
    toward their home.

    It was a long, slow
    walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very
    noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair
    the dented side door. He kept the dent there to
    remind him of this message: ‘Don’t go through life
    so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to
    get your attention!’ God whispers in our souls and
    speaks to our hearts Sometimes when we don’t have
    time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s
    our choice to listen or
    not.

    Thought for the
    Day:

    If God had a
    refrigerator, your picture would be on
    it.

    If He had a wallet,
    your photo would be in
    it.

    He sends you flowers
    every spring.

    He sends you a sunrise
    every morning Face it, friend – He is crazy about
    you!

    Send this to every
    ‘beautiful person’ you wish to
    bless.

    God didn’t promise
    days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun
    without rain, but He did promise strength for the
    day, comfort for the tears, and light for the
    way.

    Read this line very
    slowly and let it sink
    in…

    If God brings you to
    it, He will bring you through
    it.

     

    (source: user A Mohan Rao on 07.09.2012)

  • Height of Laziness

     

    1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

    2. A whale swims all day, eats fish, drinks water and is fat.

    3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

    4. A tortoise doesn’t run, does nothing ..yet lives for 450 years.

    AND YOU TELL ME TO EXERCISE!

    (source : use amohanrao)

  • India is Great

    Quote of The Year : For the first time in the history of mankind

     

     

     

    ‘Need’,  ‘Comfort’ and  ‘Luxury’ are sold at the same price in India!

     

    Onions Rs.65.00,

    Petrol    Rs.65.00,

    Beer       Rs.65.00


    Every thing is possible in India

  • Ahoi Ashtami Puja.

     

     

    Ahoi Ashtami Puja


    Ahoi Ashtami festival is specifically meant for mothers who have sons. Mother’s keep fast on this day and this is celebrated in the month of November (Karthik Mas).Pure water is offered to stars during the evening time by the mothers and they prey for their long life of their sons. Many stories are associated with this festival which pertains to asking for wish and and blessings for their sons.The Ahoi Ashtami fast and prayer are almost similar to that of Karwa Chauth. People from different parts of North India celebrate the fast with a few variations. But broadly the following method is followed to observe the fast and prayer.

    Mothers fast all day and offer prayers to Ahoi Mata. They wake up before sunrise, have some refreshments and proceed to the temple to offer prayers for their children. The fast ends in the evening when the moon appears. Some families also break their fast once they see the stars in the sky.

    The picture of Ahoi Mata is painted on a wall and a bowl of water is placed on it. Printed calendars, posters and pictures of Ahoi Mata are now available and can be used in place of the wall painting. An untwisted red colored thread is wrapped around the bowl of water and the edges are smeared with turmeric powder and placed on the left of the picture. Then the story of Ahoi Mata is read out by an elderly lady in the household. All the other women sit down to listen to the story.

    The other essentials required for the prayer include grains that are placed in a plate and positioned in the center of the picture. The food offerings include puris, halwa, boiled channa and jowar, etc. Of late, people have been offering sweets that their children like to eat. Money offerings are also placed before the Mata’s picture. Once the reading of the story is done, the sweets and money are distributed among children and elders of the family. Some families also have the tradition of making a garland with silver coins or keepsakes. They keep adding to this garland when a child is born in the family or a son gets married. Every year the Ahoi Mata picture is adorned with this garland and this tradition is passed on to future generations.

    Legend

    Once upon a time, there lived a woman in a village. She had seven sons. One day she went to the forest to bring soil for the renovation and painting of her home (this was in the month of kartik just before the Hindu festival Deepawali). She started digging soil with axe nearby a den. Suddenly the woman’s axe fell on the cub in the den and the cub died. The woman felt very sorry and sympathetic. She took soil from the forest and came back.

    Few days later, all her seven sons died within a year. She was very sad. One day she narrated her woes to old ladies in her village, she was crying and told them that she didn’t commit the sin and it happened unintentionally. She narrated to the ladies that once when she was digging for the soil in the forest her axe fell on the cub and thereafter within a year all my seven sons died. The ladies appreciated for confessing her guilt and then these ladies told that by confessing the sin she has atoned her half of the sin.

    They suggested the woman to pray the goddess Ashtami Bhagwati by sketching the face of the cub. By the grace of god your sin will cast off. The woman kept fast on the Kartik Krishna Ashtami and then onwards she started praying and keeping fast regularly. By the power of her prayer the God’s grace showered and she could get back her all seven son. Since then, it became a ritual to worship the goddess Ahoi Ashtami Bhagwati religiously every year.

     

     

    (source:http://www.religiousportal.com/AhoiAshtami.html)

  • Acrobatic Couple – Video.

     

    Acrobatic Couple – Video

     

    This acrobatic couple performed in a French Nite-Club in 2009

    You will be amazed at their dexterity

     

    Acrobatics in a Nite Club in 2009

     

     

    (source:http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=5hIc2ODfRxQ)

  • 15 Inspirational Quotes From The Greatest Business Movies.

     

    Inspirational Quotes from the Greatest Business Movies


    Gordon Gecko smoking a cigar

    Gordon Gecko is probably Hollywood’s most infamous businessman. Followed by “American Psycho’s” Patrick Bateman. Both movies were so loved that “Wall Street” received the redo treatment in 2010 and a remake of “American Psycho” is rumored to be in the works.

    It’s no suprise that two of America’s favorite things—movies and capitalism—are a match made in heaven.

    Here’s a look at some of the best business films that have inspired generations of Wall Streeters, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Thanks to MyComeUp for gathering most of these quotes.

    “I don’t build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build..”
    "I don’t build in order to have clients. I have clients in order to build.."
    – Howard Roark, The Fountainhead (1949)

    “So I went the white boy way of slinging crack-rock: I became a stock broker.”
    "So I went the white boy way of slinging crack-rock: I became a stock broker."
    Seth Davis, Boiler Room (2000)
    “Show Me the Money.”
    "Show Me the Money."
    – Rod Tidwell, in Jerry Maguire (2006)
    “Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?”
    "Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?"
    – Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

    “I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don’t know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.”

    "I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust. Something horrible is happening inside of me and I don't know why. My nightly bloodlust has overflown into my days. I feel lethal, on the verge of frenzy. I think my mask of sanity is about to slip."

    – Patrick Bateman, American Psycho (2000)
    “You’re born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son.”
    "You're born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son."
    – Eddie Temple, Layer Cake (2004) 
    “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
    "Good artists copy, great artists steal."
    Steve Jobs, in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
    “Well, it’s no trick to make a lot of money… if all you want to do is make a lot of money.”
    "Well, it's no trick to make a lot of money... if all you want to do is make a lot of money."
    – Bernstein, Citizen Kane (1941)
    “There’s no such thing as too far. You understand? You push everything as far as you can. You push and you push and you push until it starts pushing back. And then you push some goddamn more.”
    "There's no such thing as too far. You understand? You push everything as far as you can. You push and you push and you push until it starts pushing back. And then you push some goddamn more."
    – Walter Abrams, Two For The Money (2005)
    “Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!”
    "Don't tell me I can't do it; don't tell me it can't be done!"
    – Howard Hughes, The Aviator (2004)
    “Every penny you think I’m pissing away here, comes back to us dressed up like a nickel.”
    "Every penny you think I'm pissing away here, comes back to us dressed up like a nickel."
    – F. Ross Johnson, Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

    “You don’t understand. I want to be surprised…astonish me, sport, new info, don’t care where or how you get it, just get it…”
    "You don't understand. I want to be surprised...astonish me, sport, new info, don't care where or how you get it, just get it..."
    – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987)
    “Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.”
    "Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse."
    Frank Abagnale Sr, Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    “There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that’s it, I’m done.”
    "There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can't. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that's it, I'm done."
    Jim Young, Boiler Room (2000)

    “A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing.”
    "A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing."
    – Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
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    Now Take A Look At This Slideshow On How To Be A Charismatic Leader
    (source:http://www.innovationamerica.us/index.php/innovation-daily/19182-quotes-about-success-from-great-movies-about-business)

     

  • Kidney Infection

    Kidney Infection

    Definition of Kidney Infection

    Two of the most common kidney disorders due to infections are glomerulonephritis and bacterial pyelonephritis(pyelos means pelvis of the kidney).

    Description of Kidney Infection:-

    Glomerulonephritis

    Acute glomerulonephritis is an inflammatory disease involving the renal glomeruli of both kidneys. It is thought to involve antigen-antibody reaction which produces damage to the glomerular capillaries.

    Chronic glomerulonephritis is a slowly progressive disease characterized by inflammation of the glomeruli, which results in sclerosis, scarring and, eventually, renal failure. This disorder usually develops insidiously and without symptoms, often over many years.

    Acute glomerulonephritis usually follows a streptococcal infection of the respiratory tract or, less often, a skin infection such as impetigo. However, most often it is due to an allergic or immune response to infections in other parts of the body.

    There are many different kinds of infections that lead to glomerulonephritis, including pneumonia, syphilis, malaria, hepatitis, and measles. If the cause is not treated immediately, or adequately or kept on

    antibiotics for a long enough period to eliminate the infection, then the disease continues to progress. Chronic glomerulonephritis also may be caused by structural abnormalities or systemic disorders.

    If the disease is still present after one to two years, it may be considered chronic. This occurs in a very small percent of patients. Typically, the damage to the kidneys continues to progress, but so slowly that the patient is without symptoms. A normal life may be possible for 20 to 30 years, until the kidneys can no longer function. At that time, a kidney transplant or dialysis is necessary.

    Pyelonephritis

    Pyelonephritis is an inflammation of one or both kidneys with variable manifestations. It may be acute, relapsing or chronic. The complications of this disorder are hypertension, chronic infection, renal insufficiency and renal failure. The course is extremely variable but typically the chronic disease progresses extremely slowly, with patients having adequate renal function for more than 20 years after onset.

    Most cases of this condition are caused by bacterial infection. Infecting bacteria usually are normal intestinal and fecal flora that grow readily in urine. There are certain conditions that increase the likelihood of such an infection which include scars from previous infections, urinary tract infections, abnormal growth of the prostate gland, kidney stones, tumors, stagnation of urine due to backflow from the bladder, diabetes mellitus, trauma and even pregnancy.

    Causes and Risk Factors of Kidney Infection

    Strep infection is the most common cause of glomerulonephritis. Pyelonephritiscan be caused by any of the organisms that cause lower urinary tract infection (E. coli, klebsiella, etc.)

    Symptoms of Kidney Infection

    Symptoms and signs of acute glomerulonephritis are often vague and ill-defined. On the other hand, symptoms associated with pyelonephritisare often acute with fever, chills, back ache, and nausea.

    Diagnosis of Kidney Infection

    Glomerulonephritis is diagnosed through tests of kidney function and determinig if protein is being passed in the urine.

    Pyelonephritis is diagnosed by means of assessment of the clinical history (fever, chills, back pain) and clinical exam (tenderness over the involved kidney). Definitive evidence is obtained by means of culturing the offending organism from the urine.

    Treatment of Kidney Infection

    For glomerulonephritis, treatment consists of rest and antibiotics for any bacterial infection. The treatment may continue for one to two weeks after tests of blood, blood pressure, and the urine indicates that the kidneys are back to normal. Sodium and protein may be restricted.

    For pyelonephritis, the most important measures are to eliminate the bacteria with antibiotics given orally or intravenously and to correct any obstruction. When obstruction cannot be eliminated and recurrent infections persist, then long-term antibiotic therapy may be required.

    Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Kidney Infection

    What tests need to be done to diagnose and to determine the cause?

    What type of infection is it?

    What is the cause of the kidney problem?

    How serious is it?

    What is the prognosis?

    What treatment do you recommend?

    Will any medications be prescribed?

    What are the side effects?

     

    (source: http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/343/main.html)




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