Thursday, October 28, 2010

Calcium is an essential mineral for our body. Most people think that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but it is also important for many
other functions of the body.
Calcium :

· for strong bones and teeth

· minimise bone loss

· prevent osteoporosis

· for muscles

· for nerves

· blood clot

· manage weigh

· manage high blood pressure

· colon cancer

· kidney stones

· cardiovascular disease

Vitamin D helps to absorb and properly consume calcium.

Daily Calcium Requirement

Who need calcium? When you need calcium?

The optimal intake of calcium is crucial for children, men and women of all ages.
The calcium is needed throughout the lifetime and its daily intake value increases with age.
The growing children needs good amount of calcium for their growing bones.
After adulthood, the calcium is needed to keep the bones strong.

Pregnant and Lactating womenrequire more calcium.
Women after menopause also need more calcium to prevent osteoporosis.

For babies, breastfeeding is the best way to source of calcium.
Formula milk also provides adequate calcium for babies.

The recommended daily calcium intake for males and females is as under..

Daily Calcium Intake(mg)

0-6 month

7-12 month

1-3 year

4-8 year

9-18 year

19,50 year

Over 50 year

Food Sources of Calcium
Dairy foods are very high in calcium, see the values given in the following table.

mg per serving

Calcium in Dairy Products

Skim Milk 1 cup

Whole Milk 1 cup

Plain Low fat Yogurt 1 cup

Cow Milk Cottage Cheese (Paneer) 1 cup

Baffalo Milk Cottage Cheese (Paneer) 1 cup

Calcium in Beans & Grains

White beans 3/4 cup

Navy beans 3/4 cup

Black Turtle beans 3/4 cup

Chickpeas (Chhole) 3/4 cup

Tofu 150g

Soy bean curd slab 150g

Cooked Soy bean 1 cup

Instant oats, 1 pkt

Calcium in Nuts

Almonds roasted 1/4 cup

Almonds butter 2 Tbsp

Sesame seeds 1/4 cup

Calcium in Vegetables & Fruits

Cabbage/bok choy 1/2 cup

Turnip greens 1/2 cup

Broccoli 1/2 cup

Okra 1/2 cup

Orange 1/2 cup

Orange juice fortified with calcium 1/2 cup

From the above table you can chose foods high in Calcium.

Following is a list of foods that give you more than 300 mg of Calcium per 100 gm of that food.

1. Milk and milk products

2. Cereals and Grains

3. Vegetables: Green leafy vegetables are an excellent source of calcium. Beetroot greens,Drumstick leaves, Fenugreek leaves, Turnip greens,Lotus stems, Curry leaves

4. Spices:Cumin, Coriander, Cloves, Asafoetida (Hing),Oregano (Ajwain), Mustard seeds

5. Fish

Banyan Tree (Religion and mythology)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Religion and mythology

* In Hinduism, the leaf of banyan tree is said to be the resting place for the God Krishna, who, after consuming all the universepulsating theory and black hole theory that universe expands and contracts constantly. during the time of destruction, absorbs everything created and turns himself to a child as small as he could fit into the tiny leaf of the banyan tree and keeps floating in the void space, until he himself decides to recreate everything back out from him - this is equivalent to the pulsating theory and black hole theory that universe expands and contracts constantly.

* In Hinduism, the banyan tree is considered sacred and is called "Vat Vriksha." God Shiva as Dakshinamurthy is nearly always depicted sitting in silence under the banyan with rishis at his feet. It is thought of as perfectly symbolizing eternal life due to its seemingly unending expansion.

* Also in Hindu culture, the banyan tree is also called kalpavriksha meaning 'wish fulfilling divine tree'. In modern parlance in the Hindi language, it is known as Bargad, Vatavriksh, and Barh.

* In Buddhism's Pali canon, the banyan (Pali: nigrodha) is referenced numerous times. Typical metaphors allude to the banyan's epiphytic nature, likening the banyan's supplanting of a host tree as comparable to the way sensual desire (kト[a) overcomes humans.

* The Lam Tsuen Wishing Treesツ are banyan, and are a popular shrine in Hong Kong. They are located near the Tin Hau Temple in Lam Tsuen.

* In many stories of Philippine Mythology, the banyan, (locally known as balite) is said to be home to a variety of spirits and demon-like creatures (among the Visayans, specifically, dili ingon nato,meaning "things not like us"). Maligno (Mystical creatures) associated with it include the kapre (a giant), duwende (dwarves), and especially the tikbalang (a creature whose top half is a horse and whose bottom half is a human). Children at a young age are taught never to point at a fully mature banyan tree for fear of offending the spirits that dwell within them, most especially when they are new to the place.

* In Guam, 'Chamorro people believe in tales of taotaomona, duendes and other spirits. Taotaomona are spirits of the ancient Chamorro that act as guardians to banyan trees.

Healing Power Of Pipal Tree

This tree is commonly seen in India. It is also called as Bo tree. Botanical name is Ficus Religiosa.

It is a sacred tree to Hindus. It is one of the longest living trees. Lord Buddha found enlightenment while sitting under this tree. It is also known as The Bodhi Tree. It is also called as tree of knowledge.Flowers are hidden inside the figs of this tree.

Pipal tree is also called as Kalpvruksha, as all parts of this tree are very useful. It is believed that if you sit under Pipal tree regularly, your health will improve and you will live longer. The tree gives a lot of Prana which is good for health. If you meditate while sitting under the Pipal tree, you can get nearer to the Divine. You can be free from worries. You feel blissful.

When we were children, we used to always do 'pranam' to the Pipal tree. We also used to store the leaf of Pipal inside our book and sincerely believed that we get knowledge by doing this!

In Ayurveda, nearly all parts of this tree are used as medicine.

Such powerful is the 'healing energy' of Pipal tree ! So, do pay attention when you see a Pipal tree in your neighborhood !

Spend some time under this tree !

142 jokes

Sunday, October 24, 2010

1 A Teacher lecturing on population - In India after

Every 10 sec a

woman gives birth to a kid.

A Sardar stands up- we must find & stop her!.

2 Sardar-why r all these people running?

Man- This is a race, the winner will get the cup.

Sardar-If only the winner will get the cup, why r

others running?

3 Teacher: "I killed a person" convert this sentence

into future tense.

Sardar: The future tense is "u will go to jail".

4 Sardarji was filling up application form for a job. He was

not sure as to what to be filled in column "Salary


After much thought he wrote: Yes!

5 Sardar told his servant: Go and water the plants. Servant

it’s already raining. Sardar: So what? Take an

umbrella and go.

6 Sardar wins 20 cr from Rs. 20 lottery ticket. Dealer

gave 11cr after

deducting tax. Angry Sardar: "Give me 20 cr or else

return my 20 Rs


7 Postman:- I Have To Come 5 Miles To Deliver U This Packet

Sardar:- why did u come so far. Instead u could have

posted it....

8 Sardar's wish :when i die,i wana die like my grandpa who died

peacefully in his sleep not screaming like all the

passengers in the

car he was driving..

9 Sardar at an Art Gallery: I suppose this horrible

looking thing is

what you call modern art ?

Art dealer: I beg your pardon sir, thats a mirror!

10 Sardar was writing something very slowly.

Friend asked:" Why r u writing so slowly?

Sardar: "I'm writing to my 6 yr old son, he can't read very fast.

11 Flash news: A 2 seater plane crashed in a graveyard in punjab . Local

sardars have so far found 500 bodies and are still

digging for more..

12 A man asked sardarji, why Manmohan singh goes walking at evening not

in the morning. Sardarji replied "Arey bhai Manmohan is PM not AM".

13 Wife: You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why?

Darling : When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your picture and the problem disappears.

Wife: You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you?

Darling : Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, "What other problem Can there be greater than this one?

14 Girl: When we get married, I want to share all your worries, troubles

and lighten your burden.

Boy: It's very kind of you, darling, But I don't have any worries or


Girl: Well that is because we aren't married yet.

15 Son: Mom, when I was on the bus with Dad this morning, he told me to

give up my seat to a lady.

Mom: Well, you have done the right thing.

Son: But mum, I was sitting on daddy's lap.

16 A newly married man asked his wife, "Would you have married me if

my father hadn't left me a fortune?" "Honey," the woman replied Sweetly,

"I'd have married you NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE"

17 Father to son after exam: "let me see your report card."

Son: "My friend just borrowed it. He wants to scare his parents."

18 A teacher asked her class for sentences using the word "beans"..

My Father grows beans," said one student. "My father cooks beans," said


Then little Johnny spoke up: "We are all human beans."

19 Interviewer to Millionaire: To whom do you owe your success as a millionaire? "

Millionaire: "I owe everything to my wife."

Interviewer: "Wow, she must be some woman.

Interviewer: "What were you before you married her?"

Millionaire: "A Billionaire"

20 Its funny when people discuss over "love marriage" and "arranged marriage"

It is like asking a person if he would like to "hang himself" or "shoot himself".

21 What is a girl friend?

Addition of problems, subtraction of money, multiplication of enemies & division of friends.

22 Guide: "I welcome you all to Niagara Falls. These are the world's largest

waterfalls and the sound intensity of the waterfall is so high, even 20

supersonic planes passing by can't be heard.

Now may I request the ladies to keep quite so that we can hear the Niagara


23 Three patients in a mental institution prepare for an examination given by the head psychiatrist.

If the patients pass the exam, they will be free to leave the hospital. However, if they fail, the institution will detain them for seven years.

The doctor takes the three patients to the top of a diving board overlooking an empty swimming pool, and asks the first patient to jump.

The first patient jumps head first into the pool and breaks both arms.

Then the second patient jumps and breaks both legs.

The third patient looks over the side and refuses to jump.

"Congratulations! You're a free man. Just tell me why didn't you jump?" asked the doctor.

To which the third patient answered, "Well Doc, I can't swim!"

24 As a old man was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang.

Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him,

"Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Route 280. Please be careful!"

"It's not just one car," said Herman, "It's hundreds of them!"

25 Why do men chase women they have no intention of marrying?

For the same reason dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving.

26 What's the definition of lawyer?

The larval form of a politician

27 Sardar comes back 2 his car & finds a note saying "Parking Fine"

28 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.

29 once a Sardhar 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.

30 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?

(What Happened, My Son?)

31 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?" (These Maruti Car people are crazy! They have four gears for going forward, but only one for going back!

32 Santa Singh decided to start a chicken farm so he bought a hundred chickens to begin with. A month later he returned to the dealer for another hundred chickens .

because all of the first lot had died. A month later he was back at t he dealer for another hundred chickens for the second lot had also died

'But I think I know where I'm going wrong,' said Santa, 'I think I'm planting them too deep.'

33 2 Dost Suicide karne gae, Pahala : "Hey Bhagwan muje dunia ki saari

nafrat de Pareshani de Duk de!" Dusra dost : "Abe tu maut maang raha

hai ki Reliance mai Job.

34 Q - What is the Difference Between Mother & Wife ?

A - One Woman Brings U into this world crying... & the other

ensures U

Continue to do so.

35 Sardar to Shopkeeper: - Mujhe India Ka Flag Dikhao, Shopkeeper ne


Dikhaya, Sardar: - Isme aur Colour Dikhao.

36 .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.

37 A Chinese pair accidentally had twins without getting married, Guess

what they named them... Jo Hua, So Hua.

38 Wife : Honey ...... What are You Looking for ?

Husband : Nothing.

Wife : Nothing...?? U've been reading our marriage certificate 4 an

hour ...?? Husband : I was just looking 4 the expiry date.

39 Papa : beta har parai stri ko apni Maa samjho to tumhara character

thik ho jaaega.....Beta : Lekin Papa fir Aap ke character ka kya


40 Sardar: O Banno Car ki speed itani ky badha di..? biwi: Oji Car ki


fail ho gayi hai, Exident ho jaye iske pahale ghar pahunch jaate hai.

41 Sardar : Sitting on The Top of the Mountain and Studying.... When a

Person asked what he was doing.... He replied... Oye!! Higher



42 Mayawati came to Lalu's House with a Goat.....

Lalu : Bhaiswa ko kyun Layi ho....??

Maya : Dikhta nahi, Goatwa hai..??

Lalu : Hum Goatwa se hi Puch raha Hun..!!

43 Wife : Do you want dinner?

Husband : Sure, what are my choices?

Wife : Yes and no.

44 Man : How old is your father?

Boy : As old as me.

Man : How can that be?

Boy : He became a father only when I was born

45 Teacher : Correct the sentence, "A bull and a cow is grazing in the


Student : A cow and a bull is grazing in the field

Teacher : How?

Student : Ladies first.

46 Customer: If I post this letter tonight, will it get to Delhi in two days time?

Post Master : Yes sir, it definitely will.

Customer : I bet you, it won't.

Post Master : Why not?

Customer : It's addressed to Mumbai.

47 1st thief : Oh ! The police is here. Quick! Jump out of the window!

2nd thief : But this is the 13th floor.

1st thief : Hurry! this is no time for superstitions

48 Man before Marriage I like Airtel....”Aisi Azaadi Aur Kahaan”

After Marriage He's Like Hutch... " Where R U Go Our Network


49 Santa : That Cow is a Lovely Colour ,

Farmer : Yes, it's a Jersey.

Santa : Oh, I Thought it was its Skin...!!!

gaya... aur main...SWARGWASI. ..

50 They say that when a man holds a woman's hand before marriage, it is

love; after marriage it is self-defense

51 It is difficult to understand GOD. He makes such beautiful things as

women..and then he turns them into Wives !?!!!?!

52 It takes thousand workers to build a castle , Million soldiers to

protect a country

BUT Just ONE woman to make a Happy HOME! Let's Thank ......KAAMWALI

53 After Finishing MBBS, Dr. Munna Starts his practice. He Chcked 1st

patient eyes, tongue & ears by Torch

& finally said BOLE TO.......... TORCH THEEEEK HAI

54 What is the difference between a woman and a magnet? Magnets have a

positive side!

55 Ladka: Janeman is dil mein aaja.

Ladki: Sandal nikalu kya?

Ladka: Pagli mandir thodi hi hai, aise hi aaja!!

56 It's funny when people discuss LOVE MARRIAGE vs ARRANGED.

It's like asking someone, if suicide is better or being murdered

57 A person who surrenders when he's WRONG, is HONEST.

A person who SURRENDERS when not SURE, is WISE..

A person who surrenders even if he's RIGHT, is a HUSBAND.!

58 Mayawati came to Lallu's house with a goat.

Lallu: Bhaiswa ko kyon layi ho?

Maya: Dikhta nahin goatwa hai?

Lallu: Hum goatwa se hi to pooch raha hoon.

59 Do sardar jee motor cycle per bomb lay kar jarahay thay,

Rastay main speed breaker ki waja say jhatkay lag rahay thay,

Sardar jee ka dost bola yaar aaram say gari chalao kahi bomb na


Sardar jee...Oo tussi fiker hi naker assi kay pass dosra bhi tu bomb

hay. :)

60 aik sharabi raatkay waqat apnay dost kay sath jaraha hota hay. rastay

main talab per nazar parhti hay tu us main us ko chand dikhta hay woh

apny dost say

kahta hay yaar ye kia hay.dost kehta hay chand hay. sharabi hairan ho


yaar hum log itnay upper aagaiy

61 Santa Singh goes to a TV shop and asks, 'Aap ke paas color TV hai


'Haan' replies shopowner. Santa Singh says, 'Ek hara vala dena!'

62 A sardar calls another sardar on the phone & says "Hi, Main Bol Raha


The other sardar replies "Kamaal Hain,Ithe bhi Main Bol Raha Hoon!"

63 Ek pathan Cycle chalaty aur gungunaty howe kahin ja raha tha rasty

mein ek Aurat se takra betha.

Aurat chilla kar boli "Break nahi maar sakty thy kia ??? "

Pathan herat se... "Pora cycle mar deya abhi break mar kar kia faida."

64 Burhiya:Aray dekho iss kambakhat maare ko mere sath larki ja rahi he

osse nahi dekh raha kab se mujhe taare chala ja ria he...!

65 Aadmi:Aray.. ! amma darasal ye kabaria he purana maal dekh raha he.

66 Ustaad: Bete, aap jab hanste hen to aap ke dimples parte hen aap bohat

ache lagte hen dil chahta he aap ko piyar karloon.

67 Bacha: Sir, mujhse ziyada dimple to mere ammi ke parte hen.

68 Aik lerki apny boy friend k sath nai garri main long drive par

ja rahi thi

achanak larki kehnay lagi.....suno !

kia tum aik haath se garri chala saktay ho ?

kioon nahi.....larkay ne bare fakher se garden akraaii...

larki ne aahista se kaha........ ..

"to phir doosray haath se apni naak saaf kar lo "

69 Sardar : Apne bete se bola, Bevakuf...kaisa machis leke aaya hai, ek

bhi tili nahin jalti.

Beta : Kya baat karte ho papa, sab tili test karke laya hu.

70 Doctor : App ka aur aapki biwi ka blood group ek hi hai?

Sardaar : Hoga, Jarur hoga; 25 saalse mera khoon jo pee rahi hai....

71 Nurse - "Mubarak ho.. Sardarji.. aap papa ban gaye.."

Sardarji - " Meri wife ko nahi bolna.. main usey SURPRISE doonga..!"

72 Hum Ney Un Ki Yaad Main Ro Ro Kar Matkey Bhar Diye

Wo Bewafa Aye Aur Naha Kar Chal Diye

73 Neend mujhey raat bhar aati hai kam ,

Shayad macharon ko bi mil gaya hai sanam

74 Tujh bin zindagi ka tasawar hi nehi hai ,

Tere sang ho zindagi aisa bi koi scene nehi hai

Iss dunya mein, tum he sab sey haseen ho

mein aur kahon jhot kitna, ke tum ko yaqeen ho

75 rooz khawab mein nazar aatey ho tum

kio mujhey neend mein bi daratay ho tum

76 kal raat machar ne kata mere chehre par,

dil mien junoon tha...aankhoon mien khoon tha,

uthaya ussay masal dene k liye par khayal aya,

kambakht mien apna hi khoon thA

77 hi u all

i hv one puppy 4 u

1puppy 4 ur friend

1 puppy for ur fri ke fri

u know why???

becuz....... .....

ajj hi meray dogi nay 10 puppies ko janam dia hai

78 Civic VTI jisai kehete ho wo gadi tumaree hai

Jisey nokia 6600 kehte ho wo cell tumhara hai

Jinhai tum aamon k baghat kehte ho woh baghain tumharee hain

Kaho ik di kaho ik din

Ager sab kuch ye mera hai to sab kuch dedo ik din

Gari apni mujhe tum dedo cell dedo doosrey din

merey hathon mai kaghzat rakh ker dafa ho ik din

Dafa ho ik din dafa ho ik din...

79 dabe mein daba dabe mein kharghosh,

uncle nae ankh mari anute behosh...... :)

80 teen dost tha phalla patan dosra panjabe or tisra memon.Ramzan ka


tha dostoo na bolaa ka yar zakat dana ha too app log kasa datta ho.too

phala dost patan na bolla ka hum khali maidan ma za kar gol paira

banatha ha or asman ma paisa ushal tha ha zoo paisa paira ka bhair

zata ha

woo zakat kartta ha or zoo andar hotta ha woo humara hotta ha .fer

pajabe na bolla ka hum ak lakir kachtta ha or paisa ushal tha ha zoo


left hand par zatta ha woo zakat kartta ha or zoo right hand par woo

humara.fer memon dost sa pucha ka woo kasa kartta ha too usna kaha ka

astag feroollha app log assa zakat kartta ho yea lakir fakir keya ha


khali maidan ma zatta ha or asman ma husal tha ha zoo paisa asman ma

gheya woo zakat ka or zoo paisa necha aaya woo humara.

81 Admi Naai Se Meri TERE NAAM Wali Cutting Kar Do.

Naai Uski Tind Kar Deta Hai

Admi Ghussay Se Ye Kya Kiya Hai ???

Naai Main Kya Karoon Main Ne Dekhi Hi End Se Hai.

82 Sardarji is in Delhi. He is walking on a street which has Clock Tower

when someone asks him if he wants to buy the clock on the Tower.

Sardarji says "Yes".

"Give me a thousand rupees and I'll go get a ladder." The man took the

thousand and disappeared. Having waited for several hours the Sardarji

figured he was taken for a ride. On the next day the Sardarji is again

walking along the same street and the same man asks him to buy the

clock. "Give me a thousand rupees and I'll go get a ladder."

The Sardarji gives him the thousand and says "I am not a fool.This

time, you wait and I'll go get a ladder."

83 A lawyer is standing in a long line at the box office. Suddenly, he

feels a pair of hands kneading his shoulders, back, and neck. The

lawyer turns around.

"What the hell do you think you're doing?"

"I'm a chiropractor, and I'm just keeping in practice while I'm

waiting in line."

"Well, I'm a lawyer, but you don't see me screwing the guy in front

of me, do you?"

84 Q: Hear about the terrorist that hijacked a 747 full of lawyers?

A: He threatened to release one every hour if his demands weren't met.

85 Safed saari par jab tum laalbindi lagati ho

khuda ki kasam ambulance nazar aati ho

farq sirf itna hai ke wo ghayal ko le jati hai

or tum ghayal kar jati ho

86 janab patan: eak dookan per jata hai aor kata hai40 wala chawal hai.

dukan daar: je hai

janab patan:eak kulo dado

dukan daar: je janab

janab patan : 40 wala chawal kitna ka diya hai.

87 Aik haseen-o-jameel adaakara ke ghar aag lag gaee ..aag par qabu panay

main 10 minut lagay.....aor. ......aag bujhany walon per qabu panay


40 minut lagay

88 Aik aadmi apne dost ki qabar par phool daal raha hota he

Aur brabar men bhi aik aadmi apne dost ki qabar par chawal daal raha

hota he.

Pehla Aadmi doosre se kehta he " Ye tumhara dost phool sunghne kab

uthe ga?"

Doosra dost:"Jab tumhara dost chawal khane uthe ga

89 uncle aik bachay se kehte hain : beta aik acha sa jhoot bolo agar


pasand agaya to main tumhien paanch rupay doon ga

bacha masoomiat se : yeh lo ! abhi to das rupay kahay thay .... !!!!

90 aik dost dosray se : yaar har party mien tum yehi kurta kyun pehantay


dosra dost : kyun ke yeh mera khandani kurta hai mere par dada ne


phir dada ne pehna phir mere walid ne pehna iss liye main bhi pehanta


pehla dost : ohh acha .. khier yeh batao k tumhari umar hogai hai


ki tum kartay kyun nahi ..kya koi larki pasand nahi ati

dosra dost : nahi yaar larkiyaan to bohat pasand ati hain

pehla dost : to phir kyun nahi kartay

dosra dost : yaar mere par dada ne nahi ki dada ne nahi ki mere walid

ne nahi ki to phir main kaise karloon ??

91 Banta Singh happened to be in a queue at a railway

station ticket counter with two men ahead of him.

'Ek Punjab Mail dena.' demanded the man in front.

He was given a ticket. 'Ek Punjab Mail dena.'

the second man asked & was handed a ticket.

Then came the turn of Banta Singh, 'Ek Punjab female dena!'

'What do u mean by Punjab female?' asked the clerk.

'It is for my wife' replied Banta Singh

92 The Equation:

7 Glance = 1 Smile

7 Smile = 1 Meeting

7 Meeting = 1 Kiss

7 Kisses = 1 Proposal

7 Proposal = 1 Marriage -

And that 1 Bloody marriage has 777777777777 problems.

So beware of glance!

93 Plan For Future:

Teacher asks children, what do u wish 2 do in future?

Ram: I want 2 b a pilot.

Vinod: I want 2 b a doctor.

Deepa: I want 2 b a good mother.

Ravi: I want 2 help Deepa.

94 Exams:

Exams are like GIRL FRIENDS;

1,Too Many Questions.

2,Difficult to Understand.

3,More Explanation is Needed.

4,Result is always FAIL!

95 A man is dying of Cancer.

His son asked him, "Dad, why do u keep telling people u're dying of


Answer: "So when I'm dead no one will dare touch ur mom

96 Girlfriend : And are you sure you love me and no one else

Boyfriend : Dead Sure! I checked the whole list again yesterday.

97 Teacher : Which is more important to us, the sun or the moon?

Pupil : The moon.

Teacher : Why?

Pupil : The moon gives us light at night when we need it but the sun gives

us light only in the day time when we dont need it.

98 Teacher : What do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

Pupil : A teacher.

99 Waiter : Would you like your coffee black?

Customer : What other colours do you have?

100 My father is so old that when he was in school, history was called current affairs.

101 Teacher : Sam, you talk a lot.

Sam : It's a family tradition.

Teacher : What do you mean?

Sam : Sir, my grandpa was a street hawker, my father is a teacher.

Teacher : What about your mother?

Sam : She's a woman.

102 Tom : How should I convey the news to my father that I've failed?

David: You just send a telegram: Result declared, past year's performance repeated.

103 Teacher : Now, children, if I saw a man beating a donkey and stopped him, what virtue would I be showing?

Student : Brotherly love.

104 Teacher : Now, Sam, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating?

Sam : No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook.

105 Patient : What are the chances of my recovering doctor?

Doctor : One hundred percent. Medical records show that nine out of ten people die of the disease you have.

Yours is the tenth case I've treated.The others all died.

106 Teacher : " Hello boys, Remember !!! Nothing is impossible."

One of the 20 Students: "Ok Sir, You please take out all the toothpaste and put it back into the tube again.

107 Teacher : " Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE ?"

One Student : "Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the sameday, sametime."

108 Sardarji opens his lunch box in the middle of the road....why ?

Just to confirm whether he is going to or coming back from the office

109 A woman had 8 sons all named Kevin. On asking how she managed to call one in


She replied: That's easy. I call them by their surname !

110 koi apni biwi ka antim sanskar karke ghar ja raha tha ki achanak bijli

chamki, badal garje, jor se baarish shuru hui dukhi aadmi bola:

Lagta hai pahunch gai :-)

111 Sardar enters kitchen and opens the sugarbox. Sees inside and closes it.

Wife observes the whole episode

Again he comes and does the same stuff. Wife askes Why are you doing this?

Sardar replies: Doc told to check sugar level regularly

112 What is the full form of singh: S-sardar I-insaan N-nahi G-gadha H-hai.

113 Angry sardar-Oye mein is duniya ko mita dunga - mita dunga- mita dunga.

Another sardar standing besides said mein tujhe rubber nahi dunga.

114 Santa singh: Can u spell a word that has more than 100 letters in it?

Banta singh: Post office.

115 Sardar on cycle hit lady accidently, lady says," break nahi mar sakta tha kya?

Sardar replies "break ka kya hai, poori cycle to mar di....."

116 Sardarji zebra crossing ke black & white patte par bar bar idhar-udhar chalte the, woh kya soch rahe honge....think. ......... ...


117 Sardar:Aap kitna padhe ho?

Friend: B.A.

Sardar: kamal karte ho yaar sirf do word padhe aur woh bhi ulte.

118 A friend asks sardar how was ur exam?

Sardar: It was ok but i couldnt answer past tense of THINK. I thought, thought & finally i wrote 'THUNK'.

119 Sardar: Doctor help me, mein jab baat karta huun to muje sirf awaaz sunaideti hai, aadmi nahi dikhta.

Dr: Aaisa kab hota hai?

Sardar: Phone karte waqt.

120 Sardar jhad pe bethkar gaa rahe the, achanak ek sardar jhad se ulta

latak ke gaane laga, dusre ne pucha ki ulta kyon latka he, Sardar bola oye side B gaa raha hun.

121 Sardarni asks her lover,"Santa dear, if we get engaged, will u give me a ring?"

"Sure" replies santa. "Whats ur phone no?"

122 Sardarji is not sleeping with his wife! these days

because somebody had told him that it is wrong to sleep with married women.

123 One day sardarji was sitting in his office on the thirteenth floor of a

building when a man came running in to his office and shouted "Santa singh

your daughter Preeto just died in an accident" ....... since Sardarji was in panic.

Not knowing what to do he jumped from his office window while comming down when he was near the

tenth floor he remembered he didn't have a daughter named Preeto.

when he was near the fifth floor he remembered he was not married.

124 *** Banta Singh finished his English exam and came out.

His friends asked him how did he do his exam, for that he replied "Exam was

okay, but for the past tense of THINK, I thought, thought, thought ... and

at last wrote - THUNK !!!"

125 a sardar was going on the road.Then he sees a man who has met with an he picks him up puts him in his car and takes him to the

hospital.Then the sardar realises that the man should have brought by he takes him back where he picked him

sardar was driving a car. Suddenly one tyre was puncher.he took spear tyre

and changed in the place of punchered tyre. but unfortunately he misplaced

the four screws to fit the tyre on its place . he was so confused ,,now

what to do,, a pagal(mentally retaired) person was watching this incident.

He came near to sardar and said," do one thing,, take each one screw from

the remaining three tyre and fit it in this new tyre.There after u can go

where ever u want to. Sardar was so happy and said aree yaar Duniya tume

pagal kahate hai lakin i dont think u are a pagal. pagal replied sir,, i m

a pagal but i m not a sardar.

126 Once a Sardar ji rescued 6 people from a house burning on fire;

But still the Sardar ji was jailed, why?

Because all the rescued persons were fire fighters

127 TEACHER: Why are you late?

L-JOHNY: Because of the sign.

TEACHER: What sign?

L-JOHNY: The one that says, "School Ahead, Go Slow."

128 TEACHER: Johny, why are you doing your maths sums on the floor?

L-JOHNY: You told me to do it without using tables!

129 TEACHER: Johny, how do you spell "crocodile"?


TEACHER: No, that's wrong

L-JOHNY: Maybe it's wrong, but you ask me how I spell it!

130 TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water?


TEACHER: What are you talking about?

L-JOHNY: Yesterday you said it's H to O!

TEACHER: Johny, why are you doing your maths sums on the floor?

L-JOHNY: You told me to do it without using tables!

131 TEACHER: George, go to the map and find North America.

GEORGE: Here it is!

TEACHER: Correct. Now, Johny, who discovered America?

JOHNY: George!

132 TEACHER: Johny, name one important thing we have today that we

didn't have ten years ago.


133 TEACHER: Johny, why do you always get so dirty?

L-JOHNY: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground then you are.

134 L-JOHNY: Dad, can you write in the dark?

FATHER: I think so. What do you want me To write?

L-JOHNY: Your name on this report card.

135 TEACHER: How can you prevent diseases caused by biting insects?

L-JOHNY: Don't bite any.

136 TEACHER: Johny, give me a sentence starting with "I".

L-JOHNY: I is...

TEACHER: No, Johny. Always say, "I am."

L-JOHNY: All right... "I am the ninth letter of the alphabet."

137 Teacher: "Can anybody give an example of COINCIDENCE? "

L-Johnny : "Sir, my Mother and Father got married on the sameday


138 Question: There are 10 elephants swimming in a pond. A boy jumps inside and

swims underneath them and counts the number of legs.

There are only 36 legs.HOW??

Answer: One elephant was swimming BACKSTROKE!!

139 L-Johnny : Daddy, have you ever been to Egypt?

Father : No. Why do you ask that?

L-Johnny : Well, where did you get THIS mummy then?

140 Teacher : What a pair of strange socks you are wearing, one is

green and one is blue with red spots!

L-Johnny: Yes it's really strange. I've got another pair of the same

at home.

141 Teacher: Now, Johny, tell me frankly do you say prayers before


L-Johnny : No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook.

142 Teacher: Johny, your composition on "My Dog" is exactly the same as

your brother's. Did u copy his?

L-Johnny: No, teacher, it's the same dog!


• Different Phases of a man:
After engagement: Superman
After Marriage: Gentleman
After 10 years: Watchman
After 20 years: Doberman

• There is only one perfect child in the world and every mother has it.
There is only one perfect wife in the world and every neighbor has it

• Prospective husband: Do you have a book called 'Man, The Master of Women'?
Salesgirl: The fiction department is on the other side, sir.

• How Dogs and Women are alike?
Neither believe that silence is golden, neither can balance a checkbook,
and Both put too much value on kissing

• The world's thinnest book has only one word written in it: Everything
and the book is titled: "What Woman Want!"

• A man who surrenders when he's WRONG, is HONEST.
A man who surrenders when he's NOT SURE, is WISE.
A man who surrenders when he's RIGHT, is a HUSBAND

• Gal friends r like chocolates, taste gud anytime.
Lovers r like PIZZAS, Hot n spicy, eaten frequently.
Husbands r like Dal RICE, eaten when there`s no choice

• Man receives telegram: Wife dead-should be buried or cremated?
Man: Don't take any chances. Burn the body and bury the ash.

• Q: Why dogs don't marry?
A: Because they are already leading a dog's life!

• There was this guy who told his woman that he loved her so much that he
would go thruogh hell for her. They got married and now he is going thru

• Fact of life: One woman brings you into this world crying & the other
ensures you continue to do so for the rest of your life!

• Q: Why doesn't law permit a man to marry a second woman?
A: Because as per law you cannot be punished twice for the same offence!

• Life is a paradox-what u want u don't get (luv), what u get, u don't
njoy(marriage) , what u njoy is not permanent(galfriend ), what is permanent
is boring(wife)

• What men want: A woman who can cook, a woman who earns good money, a
woman who loves him & system to make sure that those 3 women never meet
each other!

• Lady 2 her maid: Oh Kanta, I hv reason to suspect that my husband is having an affair with his secretary."
Kanta : I don't believe it! U r just saying that 2 make me jealous!"

Breast Cancer

Friday, October 22, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time that we turn our attention to a devastating disease that strikes one out of every nine of our mothers, aunts, wives, sisters, cousins, daughters, and friends. However, precious little attention is paid to getting out the word on what the scientific community has already discovered relative to prevention.
This cancer is the most common cancer in women.
5 to 10% of these cancers have a genetic hereditary, 85 to 90% of cases (known as sporadic or non-hereditary) have misunderstood the origins, environmental. A significant proportion of sporadic breast cancers are induced by hormone treatment, with a predisposition of some women with this cancer.

Some lifestyle choices like
(alcohol, trans fats, obesity, physical inactivity) or

gynecological choice such as
(late first pregnancy, not breastfeeding, etc..) also promote cancer.

* The risk increases significantly with age between 30 and 60 years and is then evenly between 60 and 80 years.

10 Steps to Prevent Breast Cancer

1. Maintain a healthy body weight (BMI less than 25) throughout your life.

Weight gain in midlife, independent of BMI, has been shown to significantly increase breast cancer risk. Additionally, and elevated BMI has been conclusively shown to increase the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.

2. Minimize or avoid alcohol.

Alcohol use is the most well established dietary risk factor for breast cancer. The Harvard Nurses' Health study, along with several others, has shown consuming more than one alcoholic beverage a day can increase breast cancer risk by as much as 20-25 percent.

3. Consume as many fruits and vegetables as possible.

Eat seven or more servings daily. The superstars for breast cancer protection include all cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower) ; dark leafy greens (collards, kale, spinach) ; carrots and tomatoes. The superstar fruits include citrus, berries and cherries. Note: it is best to eat cruciferous vegetables raw or lightly cooked, as some of the phytochemicals believed to offer protection against breast cancer are destroyed by heat.

4. Exercise regularly the rest of your life.

Many studies have shown that regular exercise provides powerful protection against breast cancer. Aim for 30 minutes or more of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking) five or more days a week. Consistency and duration, not intensity, are key!

5. Do your fats right!

The type of fat in your diet can affect your breast cancer risk. Minimize consumption of omega-6 fats (sunflower, safflower, corn and cottonseed oils), saturated fats and trans fats. Maximize your intake of omega-3 fats, especially from oily fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, lake trout and herring). Consume monounsaturated oils (canola, olive oil, nuts/seeds, avocados) as your primary fat source, as these foods have potential anticancer properties. Specifically, canola oil is a good source of omega-3 fats; extra virgin olive oil is a potent source of antioxidant polyphenols, including squalene; and nuts and seeds provide you with the cancer protective mineral, selenium.

6. Do your carbs right!

Minimize consumption of the high glycemic index, "Great White Hazards" - white flour, white rice, white potatoes, sugar and products containing them. These foods trigger hormonal changes that promote cellular growth in breast tissue. Replace these "wrong" carbs with whole grains and beans/legumes. Beans/legumes because of their high fiber and lignan content are especially special.

7. Consume whole food soy products regularly, such as tofu, tempeh, edamame, roasted soy nuts, soy milk and miso.
Only consume organic, non-GMO (genetically modified) soy. Epidemiologic studies have shown a positive association between soy consumption and reduced breast cancer risk.

8. Minimize exposure to pharmacologic estrogens and xeno-estrogens.
Do not take prescription estrogens unless medically indicated. Lifetime exposure to estrogen plays a fundamental role in the development of breast cancer. Also avoid estrogen-like compounds found in environmental pollutants, such as pesticides and industrial chemicals. Buy organic produce if you can afford it; otherwise, thoroughly wash all non-organic produce. Minimize exposure to residual hormones found in non-organic dairy products, meat and poultry.

9. Take your supplements daily.
A multivitamin, 500-1,000 mg of vitamin C in divided doses, 200-400 IUs of vitamin E as mixed tocopherols, and pharmaceutical grade fish oil. Also take 200 mcg of the mineral selenium or eat one to two Brazil nuts as an alternative. If you have a chronic medical condition or take prescription drugs, consult your physician first.

10. Maintain a positive mental outlook.
Engage in self-nurturing behaviors regularly. Develop rich, warm and mutually beneficial relationships with family and friends. Get adequate sleep (7-8 hours per night). The mind-body associations with breast cancer are significant,thus avoiding STRESS.

And lastly,make it a habit to have
a ( BSE ) or breast self examination

Getting into the habit of examining your breasts can help you get used to the way they normally look and feel. When you become familiar with them, it will be easier to recognize anything unusual.

A BSE can help women detect cysts or other benign (noncancerous) breast problems between checkups. It 100% reliable helps women detect breast cancer

It's easy to perform a breast self-examination, and it only takes a few minutes. Although it might seem strange or inconvenient at first, BSE is a skill you can use throughout your life to help ensure good breast health.
How To Perform
Breast Self Examination

A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom,
motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?

Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I
know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did
and find the nearest mirror.

Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or
not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and
gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed
this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms,
changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure
that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall
is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e.,
they can see you, but you can't see them)? There have
been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in
female changing rooms . It is very difficult to
positively identify the surface by looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty
what type of mirror we are looking at?

Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your
fingernail against the reflective surface and if there
is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the
nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your
fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail,

"No Space, Leave the Place" So remember, every time
you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't
cost you anything.

REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place:


A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:

Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia : High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology inAustria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips.. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady..

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control:
Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance.. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase

Benefits of Murungai leaves

Roomba, Scooba and Tri - by CUSTOBOTS

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Resting laptop on legs can be dangerous!

Monday, October 4, 2010

LONDON: Beware -- people who work with a laptop on their legs can permanently damage their skin.

A medical report has found that placing the devices next to the skin for long periods can lead to "toasted skin syndrome", an unusual-looking mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure.

In one case, a 12-year-old boy developed a sponge-patterned skin discolouration on his left thigh after playing computer games a few hours every day for several months, reports the Telegraph.

"He sensed that the laptop got hot on the left side. But he still did not change its position," said Swiss researchers.

Another case involved a Virginia law student in the US who sought treatment for the mottled discoloration on her leg, according to the journal Paediatrics.

Kimberley Salkey, who treated the young woman, couldn't work out the source of the problem until she learned the student spent about six hours a day working with her computer propped on her lap. The temperature underneath registered 125 degrees Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius).

That case, from 2007, is one of laptop-related cases reported in medical journals in the past six years. The condition also can be caused by overuse of heating pads and other heat sources that usually aren't hot enough to cause burns.

In very rare cases, it can cause damage leading to skin cancers, said Swiss researchers Andreas Arnold and Peter Itin from the University Hospital Basel.

Read more: Resting laptop on legs can be dangerous! - The Times of India

10 tips to steer clear of breast cancer

Sunday, October 3, 2010

10 tips to steer clear of breast cancer

Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering research-based tip sheets related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship.

The series launches today with '10 Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention' provided by Anne McTiernan, director of the Hutchinson Center's Prevention Center, a member of the Center's Public Health Sciences Division, and author of "Breast Fitness" (St. Martin's Press).

10 tips for breast cancer prevention

1. Avoid becoming overweight. Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Try to maintain a body-mass index under 25.

2. Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken breast and eat red meat in moderation, if at all. Eat whole grains. Choose vegetable oils over animal fats.

3. Keep physically active, even when begun later in life. It reduces overall breast-cancer risk by about 10 percent to 30 percent. All it takes is moderate exercise like a 30-minute walk five days a week.

4. Drink little or no alcohol. Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

5. Avoid hormone replacement therapy. Menopausal hormone therapy increases risk for breast cancer. If you must take hormones to manage menopausal symptoms, avoid those that contain progesterone and limit their use to less than three years. "Bioidentical hormones" and hormonal creams and gels are no safer than prescription hormones and should also be avoided.

6. Consider taking an oestrogen-blocking drug. Women with a family history of breast cancer or who are over age 60 should talk to their doctor about the pros and cons of oestrogen-blocking drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene.

7. Don't smoke. Research suggests that long-term smoking is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in some women.

8. Breast-feed your babies for as long as possible. Women who breast-feed their babies for at least a year in total have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer later.

9. Participate in a research study. The Hutchinson Center is home to several studies that are looking at ways to reduce the risk for breast cancer.

10. Get fit and support breast cancer research at the same time. Regular physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. Ascend some of the world's most breathtaking peaks while raising vital funds for and awareness of breast cancer research by participating in the Hutchinson Center's annual Climb to Fight Breast Cancer. (ANI)

Hello Garbage - Green Pammal

Documentary on the terrace vegetable garden

Kitchen Gardening - Raised Seed Bed

Roof Top Gardening

Home Composting

Envirolet Composting Toilets Video

Envirolet Composting Toilets Video (Part 1)

Organic Waste Bins Video

Organic Waste Management

Saving the Planet: Living the change

Saving the Planet: Living the change

Humana people to People India Eco - service center, Tamil nadu

Biogas plant at SMV school, Trivandrum for waste management

Feeding a Revolution

Turning food waste into gas


Turning food waste into gas

Getting rid of waste, both food and human, is essential to hygiene. But waste is also a cost-effective and sustainable source of fuel. The evidence? Well, since 2004 BIOTECH has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Kerala, Southern India and saved several thousand tonnes per year of CO2 simply by getting rid of waste.

Their success is all down to their biogas digester. Designed to be easily installed, it comes in different sizes to process not only home waste but also market and municipal waste. Digestion produces biogas which in turn reduces reliance on more expensive and harder to access LPG.

BIOTECH has calculated that the average family can pay back the cost of the digester in three years. They also facilitate the government subsidies which may cover part of the installation costs. By 2009 they had installed 16,000 plants in total.

BIOTECH is a burgeoning organisation. It has tripled in size since 2006 and now employs over 140 people with a wider network of installers. It continues to refine and expand the digester model and to spread the word across the country. Unsurprisingly demand is growing. After all, here is a product that works.

Adding value to the residue from biogas plants

Alternative Energy - Biofuel from Algae

Alternative Energy Solution 1


First Look Inside World's Largest Cruise Ship

World's Largest Cruise Ship Oasis of the Sea's Arrives at Port Everglades Florida


Freedom of the Seas Cruise Ship

What's Inside a Black Hole?

Arrest Global Warming

Global Warming Facts

Global warming is caused by green house gases, which trap in the sun’s infrared rays in the earth’s atmosphere, which in turn heat up the earth’s atmosphere. These green house effect warming is called as global warming. The effects of green house effect are visible more prominently in the recent years, with number of natural calamities on the rise in the whole world.

The global warming has happened in the past few years and is evident from the rise in mean temperature of the earth’s atmosphere. The main causes for the global warming are attributed to release of green house gases by human activities. The main gases contributing to green house effect are carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane and nitrous oxide. The largest producers of these gases are the thermal power plants, which burn the fossil fuels and produce these gases in large quantities. The second biggest sources of these green house gases are the road vehicles and industries.

The global warming has led to increase in mean earth surface temperature and thus melting of polar ice. There are frequent melt down of glaciers that result in floods and other natural calamities. The melting of ice at the poles had led the mean sea level. And further increase in temperature may further melt the ice and lead to further increase in mean sea level, which will engulf low lying countries.

The effect of global warming is very evident on the animal kingdom also. Some animals have become extinct due to loss of their natural habitat or their inability to evolve to the rapid changes in the climate. Also there is a change in their life style because of the changes in the seasons. The migrating birds have changed their time of travel and also their place of migration.

The effect of global warming can be felt on seasons too. There is shift in season cycle, as the summers are getting longer than the winters. This has affected the animals and made them to change their lifestyle accordingly, and those who failed to do so have perished or on the verge of extinction.

The global warming is also responsible for the introduction of some new diseases. The bacteria are more effective and multiply much faster in warmer temperatures compared to cold temperatures. The increase in temperature has led to increase in the microbes that cause diseases.

Global warming is also effecting the crop production, as the crops are getting destroyed by the sudden change in temperatures or sudden on set of rains. Also the flash floods and other natural calamities affect the crop.

As a matter of fact, because of global warming, the earth’s atmosphere is getting more unpredictable with heavy rains in the areas, which have scanty rainfall or drought in the areas, which received good annual rainfall. The months of rainfall has also getting affected.

But there are some people on the other side of the wall also, they believe that the global warming is a natural process and cannot disturb our ecosystem. The earth’s surface mean temperature was even higher a long time ago, and the ecosystem has evolved from that temperature to this. So it can evolve further. But the changes that are happening now are rather fast compared to earlier times.

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe

Zero waste home.

Top (10) Robots

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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1. Qrio - the all-dancing bipedal robot
Qrio - short for quest for curiosity - is Sony's 58-centimetre-tall, all-dancing, bipedal humanoid robot. Qrio is famous for such feats as conducting the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in a unique rendition of Beethoven's 5th symphony, navigating an assault course, and even roller-skating.
See footage of four QRIOs performing a complicated dance routine, (Windows Media Player required) recorded in December 2003.
2. Roomba and Scooba - domestic robots
Starting in 2002, MIT spin-off iRobot, of Massachusetts, US, finally brought domestic robots to the masses, with their small and affordable Roomba and Scooba vacuuming and mopping robots - retailing at less than $200. Sales of all household robots have boomed, and in 2005 more than a million were thought to be in operation worldwide.
See videos of the Roomba Vacuuming Robot at work on the IRobot Corporation's web site (Macromedia Flash Player required).
3. The self-replicating robot
In 2005 Cornell University researchers, in Ithaca, New York, built the first robot able to create exact copies of itself. The device is built of small mechanical building blocks that can swivel, and also attach themselves to one another using electromagnets. Three or four blocks piled on top of each other to form a tower can create an identical tower by swivelling round like a crane to pick up other nearby blocks and pile them on top of each other.
See footage of the self-replication process (courtesy of Hod Lipson at Cornell University - Windows Media Player required).
4. The spherical security guard
This spherical roving robot designed to detect and report intruders was created in Sweden. It is based on a robot probe originally designed to explore other planets. The automated security guard is propelled by a pendulum suspended from an axis inside the casing, controlled by a motor. Moving the pendulum forwards causes the robot roll along, but the pendulum can also swing from side to side, giving the robot the ability to steer left and right.
See an animation and images of the robot on the Rotundus AB web site (Quicktime required).
5. Aibo - the robotic pet
Aibo - Japanese for companion - is Sony's robotic pooch. It can walk, sit, sleep, beg, yap and perform lots of other convincingly dog-like actions. When Aibo was first released in 1999 it sold out in 20 minutes in Japan - by 2002, 100,000 people owned them.
Brand-new Aibos all behave alike. But over time they develop their own personality as they interact with people. Just how they develop depends on the interaction between their environment and their innate abilities. Aibo owners can also use software to reprogram their pets and add new behaviours.
A short video, available from Sony's research and development lab in Paris, France (Windows Media Player required), shows an Aibo pup that has learnt to play with its toys and bark at another robot nearby.
6. Stanley - the autonomous car
Stanley, an autonomous racing car, has been developed at Stanford University in Palo Alto California. It bagged a $2 million prize in October 2005 for winning the DARPA Grand Challenge, a tough desert race for driverless vehicles.
Stanley has the body of a converted Volkswagen Touareg SUV, and navigates using seven onboard Pentium M computers and an array of devices that includes GPS, four laser range-finders, three cameras, a radar and inertial sensors.
See a video of Stanley at work here on the Stanford University web site (available in several formats).
7. Asimo - the first walking humanoid robot
Asimo, who stands at 130 centimetres tall and weighs 54 kilograms, was the world's first walking humanoid robot. The latest model can run at 6 kilometres an hour, jog in circles and zig-zag. A prototype unveiled in Tokyo, in December 2005, was capable of guiding guests to a meeting room, serving coffee on a tray and pushing a cart with a load of up to 10 kilograms.
See videos of Asimo running and delivering a tray of coffee on the Honda web site (Macromedia Flash Player required).
8. NASA's Mars rovers - labs on wheels
NASA's quad-bike-sized laboratories-on-wheels were built to last just 90 days on Mars and cover no more than 600 metres. But the roving robots have now logged more than an entire Martian year on the surface and collectively covered 12 kilometres of terrain.
See a NASA animation showing how the rovers work (Quicktime required).
9. The tiniest remote-controlled robot
In September 2005, researchers at the University of California in Berkeley created the tiniest mobile robot ever - narrower than a human hair. It is simply a sliver of silicon one hundredth of a millimetre thick. This can be precisely steered - like a remote controlled car - to move in any direction across the surface of a special plate. Powered by a grid of electrodes underneath a surface layer, the bot crawls around at a speed of about 200 micrometers per second and can push specks of dust, or other "dead" robots.
See videos of the tiny bot here here (courtesy of Dartmouth College, available in several formats).
10. The fly-eating robot
Last, but not least, is the unlikely-sounding, fly-eating robot. EcoBot II, designed at the University of West England in Bristol, is part of a drive to make "release and forget" robots that can be sent into dangerous or inhospitable areas to carry out remote industrial or military monitoring.
To survive without human help, a robot needs to be able to generate its own energy. EcoBot ii can do just that, by catching flies and digesting them in a special reactor cell that generates electricity. The downside is that the robot will has to attract the hapless flies using a stinking lure concocted from human excrement.
See videos of the fly-eating robot here on the researchers' web site (available in several formats).

Source: New Scientist

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