Saturday, 6 October 2012


These are amazing photos.

Classic Rare Snaps Shots 
Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly
The Beatles and Mohammad Ali,
Martin Luther King Jr. And Marlon Brando
Marilyn Monroe Meets Queen Elizabeth II
Mother Teresa and Princess Diana
Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G.
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
Bill Clinton meeting John F.Kennedy White House in 1963
James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor
Elvis Presley and Tom Jones
Walt Disney and Shirley Temple
Mahatma Gandhi & Charlie Chaplin 

Friday, 5 October 2012

Butter vs. Margarine

This is interesting. .. .

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys...
 When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put  all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their  heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get  their money back..

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow
colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter.  How do you like
it?   They have come out with some clever new flavouring...

DO YOU KNOW... The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both  have the same amount of calories.
Butter  is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8  grams; compared   to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only  because  they are added!
Butter  tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of
other foods.
Butter  has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for
less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..
Very High in Trans fatty acids.
Triples risk of coronary heart disease .
Increases  total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and
lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
Increases  the risk of cancers up to five times..
Lowers  quality of breast milk.
Decreases immune response.
Decreases  insulin response.

And  here's the most disturbing fact.... HERE  IS  THE  PART  THAT  IS  VERY

Margarine  is but ONE  MOLECULE away  from being PLASTIC... and shares 27
ingredients with PAINT

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life  and
anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is  added,  changing
the molecular structure of the  substance).

You can try this yourself:
Purchase a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded
area.  Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:
no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it  (that should
tell you something)

it does not rot or smell differently because it has  no nutritional value ;
nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a
find a home to grow.  Why?   Because it is nearly plastic.  Would you melt
your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

Share This with Your Friends..... (If you want to butter them up')!
Chinese Proverb:  When someone shares something of value with you and you
benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.


Words like That

These fit so well they should be in a dictionary.  

ADULT: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.  
BEAUTY PARLOR: A place where women curl up and dye.
CANNIBAL: Someone who is fed up with people.
CHICKENS: The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.------------------------------------------------------------------=------------------------------
COMMITTEE: A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
EGOTIST: Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.

INFLATION: Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.
MOSQUITO: An insect that makes you like flies better..
RAISIN: Grape with sunburn.
SECRET: Something you tell to one person at a time.
TOOTHACHE: The pain that drives you to extraction.
TOMORROW: One of the greatest labour saving devices of today.
YAWN: An honest opinion openly expressed.
and MY Favourite!!
WRINKLES: Something other people have, similar to my character lines. ------------------------------------------------------------------


A young man sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it.  He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors inflamed and engulfed him. He jumped from his truck, screaming.  His neighbor came out of her house with a dozen eggs, yelling: "bring me some eggs!"  She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks.  The neighbor woman helped her to apply the whites on the young man's face.  When the ambulance arrived and when the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this.  Everyone pointed to the lady in charge.  They congratulated her and said: "You have saved his face."  By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her.  His face was like a baby's skin.

Healing Miracle for burns:

Keep in mind this treatment of burns which is included in teaching beginner fireman this method.  First aid consists to spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced and stops burning the layers of skin.  Then, spread egg whites on the affected are.

One woman burned a large part of her hand with boiling water.  In spite of the pain, she ran cold faucet water on her hand, separated 2 egg white from the yolks, beat them slightly and dipped her hand in the solution.  The whites then dried and formed a protective layer.

She later learned that the egg white is a natural collagen and continued during at least one hour to apply layer upon layer of beaten egg white.  By afternoon she no longer felt any pain and the next day there was hardly a trace of the burn.  10 days later, no trace was left at all and her skin had regained its normal color.  The burned area was totally regenerated thanks to the collagen in the egg whites, a placenta full of vitamins.

This information could be helpful to everyone: Please pass it on

Saturday, 16 June 2012

And Now The Great INDIAN Style Expresso

By actual I think he/she means real.

Think of the pressure cooker and hot COSTA coffee......................made in INDIA. Its actual.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Stress Busters

They Teach This at Stanford

In an evening class at Stanford, the last lecture was on the mind-body connection - the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman, whereas for a  woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.   At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time" helps us to create more serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being.

Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports? Yes.  Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf? Yes.  But their feelings?  Rarely.

Women do it all of the time.. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very good for our health.  He said thatspending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged— not  true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!

So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very, very lucky.  Sooooo… let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends.. Evidently it’s very good for our health.

Thanks to all the girls in my life who have helped me stay healthy, happy, and feeling very loved
and also to all those male friends.

Life isn't about surviving the storm; but how you dance in the rain.

Forward this to all your friends – and stay in touch!

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Have you ever noticed -girls who set their handbags on public toilet floors, then go directly to their dining tables and set it on the table? Happens a lot !
It's not always the 'restaurant food' that causes stomach distress. Sometimes 'what you don't know will hurt you'!
Read on..............
Mom got so upset when guests came in the door and plopped their handbags down on the counter where she was cooking or setting up food. She always said that handbags are really dirty, because of where they have been.

It's something just about every woman carries with them. While we may know what's inside our handbags, do you have any idea what's on the outside? Women carry handbags everywhere; from the office to public toilets to the floor of the car. Most women won't be caught without their handbags, but did you ever stop to think about where your handbag goes during the day.
'I drive a school bus, so my handbag has been on the floor of the bus a lot,' says one woman. 'On! The floor of my car, and in toilets.'

'I put my handbag in grocery shopping carts and on the floor of the toilet,' says another woman 'and of course in my home which should be clean.'

We decided to find out if handbags harbour a lot of bacteria. We learned how to test them at Nelson Laboratories in 
SaltLake , and then we set out to test the average woman's handbag.
Most women told us they didn't stop to think about what was on the bottom of their handbag. Most said at home they usually set their handbags on top of kitchen tables and counters where food is prepared.
Most of the ladies we talked to told us they wouldn't be surprised if their handbags were at least a little bit dirty.
It turns out handbags are so surprisingly dirty, even the microbiologist who tested them was shocked.

Microbiologist Amy Karen of Nelson Labs says nearly all of the handbags tested were not only high in bacteria, but high in harmful kinds of bacteria.
Pseudomonas can cause eye infections
staphylococcus aurous can cause serious skin infections
and salmonella and e-coli found on the handbags could make people very sick
In one sampling, four of five handbags tested positive for salmonella, and that's not the worst of it.. 'There is faecal contamination on the handbags' says Amy.. Leather or vinyl handbags tended to be cleaner than cloth handbags, and lifestyle seemed to play a role.
People with kids tended to have dirtier handbags than those without, with one exception.

The handbag of one single woman who frequented nightclubs had one of the worst contaminations of all. 'Some type of faeces, or possibly vomit' says Amy.
So the moral of this story is that your handbag won't kill you, but it does have the potential to make you very sick if you keep it on places where you eat. Use hooks to hang your handbag at home and in toilets, and don't put it on your desk, a restaurant table, or on your kitchen countertop.

Experts say you should think of your handbag the same way you would a pair of shoes. 'If you think about putting a pair of shoes on your countertops, that's the same thing you're doing when you put your handbag on the countertops.'
Your handbag has gone where individuals before you have walked, sat, sneezed, coughed, spat, urinated, emptied bowels, etc!
Do you really want to bring that home with you?

The microbiologists at Nelson also said cleaning a handbag will help.. Wash cloth handbags and use leather cleaner to clean the bottom of leather handbags.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Incident 1

It happened few months back.  We were traveling and I and my family was waiting in the A/C waiting room at Secunderabad Station. The attached bathroom was not clean and was giving bad smell. Added to this discomfiture, the bathroom door was not closing tight, and I also observed that shutter was not closing tight because of faulty door closer. I complained to the attendant.

I also sent an SMS “The bathroom of A/C waiting room on platform No 1 of Secunderbad Station is dirty and stinking. Pl arrange cleaning. Also the door is not closing properly". After few minutes we left the waiting room as our train arrival was announced. Within few minutes I received text reply from Railways,   giving an Id No and that action will be taken. After few hours I received a message that the bathroom has been cleaned.

After ten days I received another message that the faulty door has been repaired and thanking me.

Incident 2

Recently on 24th October I and my wife were traveling by Hyderabad Aimer Express on our Rajasthan trip. Next day morning, I noticed there was no water in the bathroom and the taps are all dry, whereas our journey will continue and we will be reaching our destination (Bhilwara near Aimer) after another 18 hours. I was worried that it is going to be a miserable time to travel without water. Water or No water, people will continue to use the bathrooms and the stink will become unbearable. I complained to the Conductor. I also sent a SMS "Traveling in the A1 compartment of Hyderabad Aimer express train No 12720. No water in the bathrooms. Pl arrange. Also replace leaking valves else problem repeats." Pat came the reply" Your reference id is 1110250019. For status visit<> <>. Or SMS as STATUS<SPACE><id> TO 8121281212. Thanks for registering complaint ". After about 20 minutes I received message that water will be filled at the nearest Railway station having water filling facility. At Itarsi station water was filled and we had no problem. After about a week I received another message that the faulty valves have been replaced. It was amazing.

I am thankful to the Railway authorities for introducing a system where one can complain from a running train and doubly grateful that they have acknowledged the complaint and attended.

I collected this help line number from the Railway waiting room!

Many times while traveling by train we are put to unexpected inconveniences and we react by cursing and criticizing. No other response. Of course once we reach our destination we just forget.

There is no use in cursing the darkness around you, do light a candle however small it be, it gives an inspiration and ten more candles will be lit . The process continues reducing the darkness.

The Railway Number to which you can SMS is   8121281212. Please pass on this message to your friends and it may help some one in need including you

What does a mother do?

I loved this mail.

I am a Mother

The officer at the Driving License counter asked the lady "What is your occupation?"

The woman seeking renewal of her license seemed to be puzzled. So the officer said "Ma'am, are you employed, have your own business or........

The woman replied "Oh, yes!! I have a full time occupation. I am a mother"

Officer: "We don't have 'mother' as an option for occupation. I will write it down as 'Housewife'. That takes care of all questions."

This had happened long ago, and was forgotten. Years later when I went to get my license, the Public Relations Officer was a somewhat pompous woman.

"Your occupation?" she asked in a rather authoritative tone.

I just had an inspiration and replied "I am a researcher in the field of Child Development, Nutrition and Inter-personal Relationships"

The lady officer stared at me in amazement. I calmly repeated my statement and she wrote it down verbatim. Then, unable to conceal her curiosity, she politely asked "What exactly do you do in your profession, Ma'am?"

 I was feeling good about having described my occupation so calmly and confidently. So I replied "My research projects have been going on for a number of years (Mothers never retire!!). My research is conducted in the laboratory as well as in the field. I have two bosses. (One is God and the other is my entire family). I have received two honours in this field. (A son and a daughter) My topic is considered to be the most difficult part of sociology.(All moms will agree!!). I have to work more than 14 hours every day. Sometimes even 24 hours are not enough and the challenges are tougher than many other professions. My compensation is in terms of mental satisfaction rather than money"
I could see that the officer was thoroughly impressed. After completing the licensing formalities, she came to the door to see me off.

This new viewpoint about my occupation made me feel much better on my way back home. I was welcomed by my 5 year old research assistant at the door. My new project (my 6 month old baby) was energetically practicing her 'music'.

I had earned a small victory over the Governmental red tape today. I was no longer 'merely a mother', instead I was now a highly placed functionary in a service vital for mankind -Motherhood!!

'Mother' - Isn't it a great title. Fit to be added to the nameplate on the door!! By this standard, grandmothers deserve to be called Senior Research Officers, and Great Grandmothers qualify as 'Research Directors'. Aunts and other ladies of that age group can be called 'Research Facilitators'

Please share this with all mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, all ladies currently holding posts like didi-tai-chachi-mami-mausi-bua ...... They will all shower you with blessings and life will be happier.

 "All husbands, fathers, please note. This is a must read for all"

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Home Remedies

Acidity, it is said, is worse than Cancer. It is one of the most common
dis-ease people encounter in their daily life. The home remedy for Acidity
is Raw Grains of Rice.

The Process:

1.    Take 8 - 10 grains of raw uncooked rice
2.    Swallow it with water before having your breakfast or eating anything
in the morning
3.    Do this for 21 days to see effective results and continuously for 3
months to eliminate acidity from the body

The Cure:
Reduces acid levels in the body and makes you feel better by the day.

Cholesterol problem accompanies with Hypertension and Heart Problems. This
is also one of the common problems in people who have High Blood Pressure
and Diabetes. The home remedy for Cholesterol problem is RAW SUPARI.

The Process:
1.    Take Raw Supari (Betel Nut that is not flavoured) and slice them or
make pieces of the same
2.    Chew it for about 20 - 40 minutes after every meal
3.    Spit it out

The Cure:
When you chew the supari, the saliva takes in the juice that is generated
and this acts like a Blood Thinner. Once your blood becomes free flowing, it
brings down the pressure in the blood flow, thereby reducing Blood Pressure

One of the simple home remedy cure for Blood Pressure is Methi Seeds or Fenugreek Seeds.

The Process:
1.    Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek Seeds, about 8 - 10 seeds
2.    Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morning

The Cure:

The seeds of Fenugreek are considered good to reduce the blood pressure.

There are 2 home remedies for Diabetes. One is Ladies Finger and the other
is Black Tea.

BLACK TEA: Due to high medication, the organ that is worst affected is the
Kidney. It has been observed that Black Tea (tea without milk, sugar or
lemon) is good for the Kidney. Hence a cup of black tea every morning is
highly advisable.

The Process:
1. Boil water along with the tea leaves (any tea leaves will do).
2. Drink the concoction without addingmilk, sugar or lemon.

The Cure:
Black Tea will help in enhancing the function of the kidney, thereby not
affecting it more.

Ladies finger is considered to be a good home medicine for diabetes.

The Process:

1. Slit the ladies finger into 2 halves vertically and soak it in water
2. The next morning, remove the ladies fingers and drink the water, before
eating your breakfast.

The Cure:
After the ladies fingers are soaked overnight in the water, you can observe
that the water becomes sticky in the morning. This sticky water is
considered to be good for people who suffer from Diabetes.
Look how our Indian food habits are good for our health.