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  • How to Identify Citizens of India

    Scenario 1
    Two guys are fighting and a third guy comes along, sees them and walks on.

    That’s MUMBAI
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    Scenario 2
    Two guys are fighting. Both of them take time out and call their friends on their mobiles.
    Now 50 guys are fighting.

    You are definitely in a PUNJAB City !!!
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  • Expressions Explained.

     

    Expressions explained

    In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are “limbs,” therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, “Okay, but it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.”

    As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October)! Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn’t wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term “big wig.” Today we often use the term “here comes the Big Wig” because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

    In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The “head of the household” always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the “chair man.” Today in business, we use the expression or title “Chairman” or “Chairman of the Board.”

    Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee’s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman’s face she was told, “mind your own bee’s wax.” Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term “crack a smile.” In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt…therefore, the expression losing face.”

    Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in “straight laced,” wore a tightly tied lace.

    Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the “Ace of Spades.” To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead.

    Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren’t “playing with a full deck.”

    Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to “go sip some ale” and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. You go sip here” and “You go sip there.” The two words “go sip” were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term “gossip.”

     

     

     

    (source : http://interesting-amazing-facts.blogspot.in/search/label/strange%20facts?updated-max=2012-04-06T00:01:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=40&by-date=false)

  • Tension Headache

    A tension headache (renamed a tension-type headache by the International Headache Society in 1988) is the most common type of primary headache. The pain can radiate from the neck, back, eyes, or other muscle groups in the body. Tension-type headaches account for nearly 90% of all headaches. Approximately 3% of the population has chronic tension-type headaches.

    ( more at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tension_headache )

  • An Appropriate Wait!.

     

     An Appropriate Wait!

    A Texas police officer was patrolling very late at night, in a well-known Lovers’ Lane spot. He noticed a couple in a car, with the interior light glowing brightly.

    The cop carefully approached the car to get a closer look. He saw a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine and a beautiful very well built young woman in the rear seat filing her fingernails.

    Puzzled by this surprising situation, the cop walked to the car and gently rapped on the driver’s window.

    The young man lowered his window: ”Uh, yes, Officer?”

    The cop asked: ”What are you doing?”

    The young man answered: ”Well, Officer, I’m reading a magazine.”

    Pointing toward the young woman in the back seat, the cop asked: ”And her? What is she doing?”

    The young man shrugged his shoulders: ”Sir, I believe she’s filing her fingernails.”

    Now, the cop was totally confused. A young couple, alone in a car, at night in a Lovers’ Lane; and nothing is happening?

    The cop asked: ”What’s your age young man?”

    The young man answered: ”I’m 22, Sir.”

    Then the cop asked: ”And her? What’s her age?”

    The young man looked at his watch and replied: ”She’ll be 18 in 11 minutes and 39 seconds, Sir.’

     

     

    (Contributed by : Ajmal Khan on on 03.10.2012)

     

  • Diwali Aarti – (English).

     

     Diwali Aarti – (English)

     

    Shree Ganesh Aarti
    Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha Jai Ganesha Deva
    Maata Jaaki Parvati Pitaa Mahadeva
    Ladoowan Ka Bhog Lage Sant Karen Sevaa
    Jai Ganesh Deva
    Eka Dant Dayavant Chaar Bhujadhari
    Maathe Par Tilak Sohe Muse Ki Sawaari
    Paan Chadhe Phool Chadhe Aur Chadhe Mevaa
    Jai Ganesh Deva
    Andhe Ko Aankh Det Kohin Ko Kaaya
    Banjhan Ko Putra Det Nirdhan Ko Maaya
    Surya Shama Sharan Aaye Safal Kijye Sevaa
    Jai Ganesh Deva

     

    Maa Lakshmi Aarti
    Jai lakshmi maataa, Maiyaa jaya lakshmi maataa
    Tumako nishadina dhyaavata, Hara vishnu vidhaataa

    “Glory to you, O Mother, glory to you, mother Lakshmi. Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma meditate on you everyday and night.”

    Brahmaanii, rudraanii, kamalaa, Tuuhii hai jaga maataa
    Suurya chandramaa dhyaavata, Naarada rishi gaataa

    “You are yourself the consort of Brahma, Rudra and Vishnu and the mother of the world. The sage Narada sings your praises and the Sun and the Moon meditate on you.”

    Durgaa ruupa nirantara, sukha sampati daataa
    Jo koi tumako dhyaavata, riddhi siddhi dhana paataa

    “As Durga, you grant both happiness and prosperity; and he who centres his attention on you becomes a recipient of all riddhis and siddhis-Prosperity and Accomplishment.”

    Tuuhii hai paataala basantii, Tuuhii shubha daataa
    Karma prabhaava prakaashaka, Jaganidhi ke traataa

    “None but you dwell in the nether regions of the earth and you alone ensure good luck, bring to light the effect of Karma (action) and protect all worldly treasures.”

    Jisa ghara mein tuma rahatii, saba sadaguna aataa
    Kara sake koii kara le, mana nahin ghabaraataa

    “All the virtues collect themselves where you have your dwelling ; with your grace and favour even the impossible becomes possible without causing any nervous agitation.”

    Tuma bina yagya na hove, Vastra na koii paataa
    Khaana paana kaa vaibhava, Saba tumase hii aataa

    “No sacrifice can be performed without you (your grace), no one can obtain any garment (to cover his body); it is from you that one obtains one’s sustenance (food and drink).”

    Shubha guna mandira sundara, Kshirodadhi jaataa
    Ratana chaturdasha tuma hii, Koii nahiin paataa

    “O daughter of the Ocean of Milk and the beauteous temple of all propitious virtues, you are a living mass of all the fourteen gems with which none else is endowed.”

    Aartii lakshmii jii kii, Jo koii nara gaataa
    Ura aananda umanga ati, Paapa utara jaataa

    “Whosoever hymns this prayer to Lakshmi is purged of his sins and experiences the ecstasy of joy.”

    The Universal Aarti
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
    Swami Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
    Bhakta janonke sankat
    Bhakta janonke sankat Kshan me door kare
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “Om! Victory to You, Hari, Ruler of the Universe, You make the troubles of your devotees vanish in a second”

    Jo dhyave phal pave
    Dhukh bin se man ka
    Swami dhukh bin se man ka
    Sukha sampati Ghar ave
    Sukha sampati Ghar ave
    Kasht mite tan ka
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “Whoever thinks of You, gets results without any mental grief, Happiness and wealth come to his home, And his bodily woes vanish.”

    Mata pita tum mere
    Sharan padum mi kis ki
    Swami sharan padum mi kis ki
    Tum bina aur na dooja
    Tum bina aur na dooja
    Asha karum mi kis ki
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “You are my mother and my father, Who else can I seek refuge from? There is no one else other than You for me, Who shall I yearn for?”

    Tum pooran Paramatma
    Tum Antaryami
    Swami Tum Antaryami
    Parabrahma Parameshwara
    Parabrahma Parameshwara
    Tum sab ke Swami
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “You are whole and You are the Supreme Self, You are the Indweller in every being. O Supreme God, O Supreme Ruler, You are the Master of everybody”

    Tum karuna ke sagar
    Tum palan karta
    Swami Tum palan karta
    Mi sevak tum swami
    Mi sevak tum swami
    Kripa karo bharta
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “You are the Ocean of Mercy, You are the Ruler, I am Your servant and You are the Master, Please show mercy my Lord”

    Tum ho ek agochar
    Sab ke pranapati
    Swami sab ke pranapati
    Kis vidhi miloom dayamaya
    Kisi vidhi miloom dayamaya
    Tum ko mi kumati
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “You are the Unseen, You are the Master of everyone’s life, How can I meet You, O Abode of Kindness”

    Deena bandhu dukh harta
    Tum rakshak mere
    Swami tum rakshak mere
    Apane hast uthavo
    Apane hast uthavo
    Dwar khada mi tere
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “O friend of the downtrodden, O remover of grief, You are my protector, I am standing at your door, Please raise Your hand to assure me.”

    Vishaya vikar mithavo
    Pap haro deva
    Swami pap haro deva
    Shraddha bhakti badhavo
    Shraddha bhakti badhavo
    Santan ki seva
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “Please eradicate all material desires in me, And remove my sins, Increase my love for You and let me serve You”

    Tan man dhan sab kuch hi tera
    Swami sab kuch hi tera
    Tera tujh ko arpan
    Tera tujh ko arpan
    Kya lage mera
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “My body, my mind, my wealth, And my everything belongs to You, I offer what is Yours to You, What is there that is mine?

    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
    Swami Jaya Jagadheesha Hare
    Bhakta janonke sankat
    Bhakta janonke sankat
    Kshan me door kare
    Om Jaya Jagadheesha Hare

    “Om! Victory to You, Hari, Ruler of the Universe, You make the troubles of your devotees vanish in a second”.

     

    (source:http://www.diwalifestival.org/diwali-aarti.html)

  • Wonderfully defined

    Wonderfully described definitions…….

    Wonderfully defined 1

    CIGARETTE:
    A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other!+

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  • Gorgeous Birds !!

    1. Himalayan Monal

    2. Formosan Magpie  

    3. Flamecrest 

    4. Golden Pheasant  

    5. Green Jay

    6. Kingfisher

    7. Lady Amherst’s Pheasant  

    8. Bleeding Heart Pigeons  

    9. Nicobar Pigeon

    10. Quetzal 

    11. Winson’s Bird Of Paradise

    12. No Idea What Bird This Is, But It’s Totally Rad  

    13. Peacock

    14. Sup, Polish Chicken  

    “Every sunrise delivers opportunities, while every sunset asks what we did with those opportunities.” 

    (contributed by: Mohan Rao on 22.03.2012)




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