Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Goa's Facts

1.       That the only state in India having two official state languages is Goa with Konkani and Marathi.
2.       That Goa is the smallest state of India  having a national highway road span of only 120 km N to S and around 80 kms E to W.
3.       That Goa’s official language, Konkani, is the only Indian language that is written in two scripts, Devnagri and Roman English script.
4.       That Goa is the only state where the state road transport is named after an old age dynasty called Kadamba.
5.       That Goa is the second state after Orissa  where the world famous Olive Ridley Turtles come to lay their eggs on Morjim Beach
6.       That Goa is the state having the whole non-decomposing miraculous remains of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa.
7.       That Goa is the only Indian state with an active and enforced uniform Civil Code implemented by the Portuguese.
8.       That if you are a Goan you can avail of Portuguese Nationality Passport.
9.        That the first printing press of Asia was installed in Goa at St Pauls’ college in 1556.
10.     That the first medical school of India was established in Goa set up in 1842 at Panaji, demolished in 2004.
11.    That Goa is exporting 60% of India’s Mineral Ore to Japan.
12.     That Goa is the first state in India to permanently host the international film festival.
13.     That Goa is the only place where one can hire a two wheeler taxi called “pilots.”
14.    That Goa’s only airport is military airport of the Navy.
15.     That the one and only one Naval Aviation Museum of Asia is located at Vasco in Goa.
16.     That India has only two temples dedicated to the Brahma of the Hindu Trinity. One is in Rajasthan and other in Goa; 17.7 km from Valpoi in the village of Carambolim Brahma Temple.
17.    That Mumbai owes its daily bread to Goa more precisely, to migrant bakers from Saligao and Siolim who brought with them the blessed Pao to Mumbai.
18.    That Goa, even though the smallest state in India, has the highest bank saving deposit.
19.    That Asia’s only floating casino is launched in Goa’s coastal waters at Panaji harbour known as “Caravela.”
20.    That India’s largest laterite stone carving of St. Mirabai is at ancestral Goa at Loutolim village.
21.    21. That Goa is the only state of India having the highest forest destiny cover of 33% of total land mass.
22.    22. That the first English medium high school in Goa was established in 1896 at St. Josephs’ High School, Arpora.
23.    23. Goa is the first state in India wherein one can register car, bike or other vehicle on line from the dealers directly which started in June '06 and one need not go to R.T.O. for registration.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Tongue Twiisters

1. If you understand, say "understand" . If you don't understand, say "don't understand". But if you understand and say "don't understand". How do I understand that you understand? Understand!
 2. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
 3. Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
 4. A sailor went to sea to see, what he could see. And all he could see was sea, sea, sea.
 6. If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
 7. I thought a thought.But the thought I thought wasn't the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought had been the thought I thought, I wouldn't have thought so much.
 8. Once a fellow met a fellow In a field of beans. Said a fellow to a fellow, "If a fellow asks a fellow, Can a fellow tell a fellow What a fellow means?"
 9. Mr Inside went over to see Mr Outside. Mr Inside stood outside and called to MrOutside inside. Mr Outside answered Mr Inside from inside and Told Mr Inside to come inside. Mr Inside said "NO", and told Mr Outside to come outside. MrOutside and Mr Inside argued from inside and outside about going outside or coming inside. Finally, Mr Outside coaxed Mr Inside to come inside, then both Mr Outside and Mr Inside went outside to the riverside.
11. The owner of the inside inn was inside his inside inn with his inside outside his inside inn.
 12. If one doctor doctors another doctor does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors? Or does the doctor doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?
 "When a doctor falls ill another doctor doctor's the doctor. Does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctor the doctor in his own way or does the doctor doctoring the doctor doctors the doctor in the doctor's way"
 13. We surely shall see the sun shine shortly. Whether the weather be fine, Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. Watch? Whether the weather is hot. Whether the weather is cold. Whether the weather is either or not. It is whether we like it or not.
 14. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
15. A flea and a fly in a flue Said the fly "Oh what should we do" Said the flea" Let us fly Said the fly"Let us flee" So they flew through a flaw in the flue
 16. If you tell Tom to tell a tongue-twister his tongue will be twisted as tongue-twister twists tongues.
 17. Mr. See owned a saw.And Mr. Soar owned a seesaw. Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw Before Soar saw See, Which made Soar sore.Had Soar seen See's saw Before See sawed Soar's seesaw, See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw. So See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.But it was sad to see Soar so sore Just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.

Useful Tips on Women Safety

Dear All,

We would like to share some useful tips on  Women's Safety..

This is must know information for all our lady colleagues and family members.

Feel free to share this  with members of your family.

1.       Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t let your guard down
a.       If things seem even a slight unsafe get out of that place immediately
2.       Please trust and make good use of your 'gut feel' or 'intuition' or 'sixth sense' in each & every place and situation
a.       There will invariably be signs, however small or seemingly insignificant, that tell or alarm you that all is just not OK. You may not understand it or be able to analyze it consciously, but please do NOT ignore it. It is your personal threat alarm beeping
b.      Make it a habit to read and notice these warning signs and go with your intuition to quickly retract yourself, move out or immediately get away from potentially unsafe situations
3.       Don’t take eve teasing lightly
a.       Respond with a stern voice
b.      Threaten to take a picture which might scare them away
c.       If the eve teasing still persists then immediately raise your voice to gather a crowd
d.      Don’t be afraid to hit the eve teaser
4.       As much as possible avoid late night travel using public transport
a.       If avoiding is not possible then be sure to travel only on crowded bus
b.      Avoid taking road side cabs
c.       Avoid using a bus which has no passenger’s or less passenger’s
5.       While using 2 wheeler be sure to wear helmet at all times (especially at night). Don’t stop for any stranger
a.       In case attacked, use your helmet to defend yourself
6.       While driving a car:
a.       Avoid parking at desolate area
b.      Look inside the car especially the back seat before unlocking & entering
c.       Lock the doors immediately after entering the car
d.      Start the car & drive off rather than call someone. Calls can wait
e.      Don’t give lift to strangers
f.        Don’t stop your car for strangers, especially at night
g.       Take known routes, avoid short cuts which you don’t know
7.       While travelling at night don’t keep your phone in your hand
a.       Remember phone is the first thing your attacker will throw away
b.      Activate your speed dials which can be used to dial numbers in emergency
c.       Keep it in your pocket or at a place from where you can easily take it out & dial a number & leave it on
d.      Once the number has been dialled start shouting & try to speak out your location so that the other person can inform police about your location
e.      If you have a smart phone then install emergency apps which can send sms to known people & can even dial police no. in case of emergency
8.       After getting dropped don’t stay outside to take a call
a.       Take calls on your phone only when you have entered your home & not outside
9.       If you feel that someone is following you immediately rush to a crowded place & if need to be don’t be embarrassed to shout & gain attention
a.       Don’t be embarrassed to share such things with your family & friends
10.   In case you are in a sticky situation don’t be afraid to use anything in your hand to defend yourself
a.       Use keys, bottle even your purse to inflict damage to your attacker
11.   Following are the most vulnerable areas to attack:
a.       Use your knees to hit hard between the legs of the attacker
b.      Using your fingers to poke hard in the eyes
c.       Hitting front part of the neck on the Adams apple will leave him in a shock
d.      Punching in the stomach will leave the attacker breathless & unable to chase you
e.      Hitting hard in the chest area
12.   In case you feel you are being stalked or regularly followed, don’t keep it to yourself because what might be on lighter side now might become dangerous if not controlled
a.       Seek help of friends & family
b.      If need be approach police immediately