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Shayari / The Cold Within
« on: March 29, 2011, 10:54:25 PM »

A beautiful Poem with a beautiful message by James Patrick Kinney

Six humans trapped by happenstance
In dark and bitter cold

Each one possessed a stick of wood,
Or so the story's told.

Their dying fire in need of logs,
The first woman held hers back.
For on the faces around the fire,
She noticed one was black.

The next man looking cross the way,
Saw one not of his church,
And couldn't bring himself to give
The fire his stick of birch.

The third one sat in tattered clothes,
He gave his coat a hitch.
Why should his log be put to use,
To warm the idle rich?

The rich man just sat back and thought
Of the wealth he had in store.
And how to keep what he had earned
From the lazy, shiftless poor.

The black man's face bespoke revenge
As the fire passed from sight,
For all he saw in his stick of wood
Was a chance to spite the white.

The last man of this forlorn group
Did naught except for gain
Giving only to those who gave
Was how he played the game.

The logs held tight in death's still hands
Was proof of human sin.
They didn't die from the cold without,
They died from ---THE COLD WITHIN.                                                                                               

Knowledge / Day Light Saving- Spring Ahead .. Fall Back
« on: March 11, 2011, 09:48:57 PM »
It’s an annoying ritual to some: Clocks go back in the fall and ahead for spring, but why do we do it, when did it start and how does it affect our lives?                                                                                                                           


WHY 2 AM ?

Yeah, yeah, we understand that time shifting began as a way to conserve energy, but why is the middle of the night official clock-tweaking time? It’s not like anybody sets an alarm to wake up so they can fix the clock and go back to sleep.Jeanna Bryner, managing editor of Livescience.com, said the federal government wanted people to be safely at home for the switch — and bars and restaurants to be closed.“They also didn’t want early shift workers and churchgoers to be impacted,” she said. “And they didn’t want it to change the day back to the day before, like if you did it at midnight and it became 11 p.m.”


In 1784, Benjamin Franklin lightheartedly suggested the idea to a Paris newspaper to conserve candles.

In Britain, builder William Willett, who adored early morning horseback rides, began fighting for it in 1905 but he died before his efforts were rewarded, said Bryner and David Prerau in his book Seize the Day: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time.
Germany was the first to introduce it, during World War I. Britain and the United States followed. Now, about 70 countries have some form of it, covering more than 1 billion people.

After World War I, daylight saving was left up to local governments. It was reimposed nationwide to conserve energy during World War II and lifted again after the war ended in 1945.Now, the U.S. government doesn’t require that states mandate daylight saving but does demand those on board do it at the same time on the clock and for the same stretch of the year.
Daylight saving begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are turned back an hour.

If daylight saving sends you into a jet-laggy tailspin, Bryner suggests hitting the sack 15 minutes earlier and waking up 15 minutes earlier for three nights in advance. If you’re lucky, your pets will follow your lead.
“You’re getting your body ready for the full hour,” she said. “Experts say not to sleep late that Sunday. Set an alarm if you have to.”
Sleep experts estimate millions of people are affected — however temporarily — by the return of daylight saving each spring. If the change proves troublesome long term, avoid reading, eating or watching TV in bed. Still awake? Go for complete quiet and darkness, and a slightly cooler temperature in the room.

“Light is the primary cue for our circadian rhythms,” Bryner said. “It tells us when to wake up and when to go to sleep.”
It’s also great for the bones, supplying vitamin D. A lack of light has been linked to seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that touches 1 percent to 10 percent of the population, primarily in the winter months, according to research.

Pics / Shoes for Kay P
« on: February 23, 2011, 10:33:18 PM »
Here are sum Shoes for Kay P... :pagel:

Sooo KP...which one do u like...:pagel:

Knowledge / weird wedding customs
« on: February 14, 2011, 01:10:37 AM »
Over the world, people practice numerous wedding customs that have been passed on through many generations. Although each has a long history of meaning and significance, many just seem strange and out of place in today’s culture.
Check out some of the historical wedding customs that are still practiced today, much to the intrigue and wonderment of its audience.

Blackening the Bride

To prepare for their marriage, Scottish brides-to-be must go through a very foul pre-wedding ritual. Friends of the bride take her by surprise and cover her with eggs, spoiled milk, feathers, pretty much anything disgusting. The blackened bride is then paraded around town. The purpose of this custom is to prepare the bride for marriage because after going through that, any marital problems will seem like nothing.


Polterabend is a German pre-wedding tradition where friends and family come together for an informal party. While that may not seem odd, what they do at these parties certainly is. They break dishes, flowerpots, tiles, toilets, pretty much anything except glasses or mirrors. To symbolize working together through future difficulties, the bride and groom must clean everything up. Due to the need to replace all the broken goods, I suspect that German sellers of housewares are quite fond of this custom.

Jumping The Broom

The “Jumping the Broom” is a ceremony practiced by African Americans, in which the bride and groom, either at the ceremony or at the reception, signify their entrance into a new life and their creation of a new family by symbolically “sweeping away” their former single lives, former problems and concerns, and jumping over the broom to enter upon a new adventure as wife and husband.
This “leap” into a new life (marriage as wife and husband is performed in the presence of families and friends. You can be as creative as you want when planning for this special ceremony.

Throwing nuts and Plums

Koreans believe that if the groom is smiling a lot at the wedding his first child is going to be a daughter. After the wedding groom's parents throw some nuts and plums to the bride. If the bride takes some nuts she'll get many sons.

Bathroom Ban

The Tidong are a group of people from northern Borneo with a particularly uncomfortable wedding custom. For the 3 days and 3 nights following the wedding, both the bride and groom are prohibited from using the bathroom. That means no urinating, no defecating, and no bathing. They believe that custom will lead to a long, happy, and fertile marriage. In order to achieve this, the newlyweds are allowed to eat and drink only very small amounts and are watched very closely by family members.
(Damn...This is seriously weird :laugh:)

Fun Time / Rhyming Couplets
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:35:45 PM »
A local newspaper (in England) ran a competition asking for a rhyme with the most romantic first line... But the least romantic second line.
Here are some of the entries they received.

My feelings for you no words can tell,
Except for maybe "go to hell" :woried:

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head. /:)

Oh loving beauty you float with grace
If only you could hide your face X_X

Kind, intelligent, loving and hot;
This describes everything you are not :he:

I want to feel your sweet embrace
But don't take that paper bag off of your face :loll:

I love your smile, your face, and your eyes -
Damn, I'm good at telling lies! :mean:

I see your face when I am dreaming.
That's why I always wake up screaming :pagel:

Pics / Creative Benches
« on: October 18, 2010, 12:20:02 AM »

Creative outdoor advertising by Nestle

The city of Istanbul is promoting reading with book benches

Purse sculpture outside GPO building , Melbourne australia

Book Bench in British library, London.

A bus shelter bench with a built-in scale that broadcasts their weight to the world at large.
This one in Amsterdam was created by the world’s third-largest gym chain, Fitness First.

No to Capital punishment”. Accompanying these words at a Barcelona bus shelter was a
bench designed to look like a pair of electric chairs.

Sum other creative benches

Partly a normal bench and partly spaghetti :pagel:

Bench which also accommodates a planter

Newspaper extendable bench

Probably it is made for those who feel alone so they always can have a buddy to sit and chat with.

Knowledge / Hi-tech tablet that will text patients
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:36:54 PM »
A 'smart' pill that texts patients' mobile phones if they forget to take their medication is being tested in the UK.
Around 40 volunteers are being recruited by NHS doctors to take standard versions of their heart pill fitted with a microchip.
The chips in the pills send signals to a patch attached to the patient's shoulder when swallowed.

The Raisin: The system contains a pill with an edible microchip and a
 patch that sits on the shoulder which texts information to either the doctor or patient

Technology in the patch monitors when the pills are swallowed and can send a text if the patient forgets to take medication.
The system, known as Raisin, also monitors heart rate, heart activity and how well the patient is sleeping  -  all of which may signal a deteriorating condition.
It costs a few pence per pill and was initially tested in the US, where it improved the rate patients consistently took their medication from 30 per cent to 80 per cent.If successful, the four-month trial being run by Imperial College Healthcare Trust, Imperial College London and the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, could lead to a year-long trial

Professor Nicholas Peters, professor of cardiology at Imperial College Healthcare, said the main aim was encourage heart patients to stick to taking their pills. With a stricter medication regime, it is hoped their health will improve and they will be less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency.

The system yesterday received the European Union's CE mark, certifying that it meets consumer and health requirements.
It paves the way for the system to be combined with a range of medicines, and clinical trials have begun in the US with drugs for diabetes, organ transplants, mental health and tuberculosis.

Knowledge / Signatures say about you !
« on: October 12, 2010, 09:15:06 PM »

The various types of Signatures you come across & the attitude of a person are listed below:


These persons are very confident and are good personalities.
They are a little bit selfish but believe in "Happiness of human life"

These persons are considered to be Romantic, can easily change
their fiancées as if they change their clothes. They prefer beauty in other persons &
they themselves try to look beautiful. They easily attract others.

These persons are more inclined towards classical arts, simple & are very cool.
If you loose faith with them, then these persons will never look back at you.
Hence its always better to be careful with these people.

These persons enjoy their life in their own way,
never pay attention to others views. These are considered to be
good natured but are selfish too.

These persons try to be very smart, hide each & every matter,
 never say anything in straight forward manner, never pay attention to the
other person of what he is talking of.

These persons are considered to be intelligent but never think.
These people change their ideas & views as fast as the wind changes its direction of flow.
They never think whether that particular thing is right or wrong.
You can win them just by flattering them.

These persons are very kind to us, have a good heart,
selfless, are ready to sacrifice their life for the sake of their near & dear.
But these seem to think a lot and may get angry very soon.

These persons are very kind hearted, can adjust themselves to any environment
& to the person they are talking. These persons are very firm on their views & posses
a lot of will power.

Introductions / New Friends / Happy Birthday Lalli Cheema
« on: August 09, 2010, 12:05:17 AM »

In soft gleaming night of stars,
may all your dreams come true.
May every star of every night,
bring love and joy to you.

May each and every passing year
bring you wisdom, peace and cheer
Wishing u a very Happy Birthday full of great surprises!

Pics / Kudrat's birthday Cake !
« on: August 08, 2010, 10:39:20 PM »
Dekho Kudrat ne apne birthday da cake aap hi khaa leya..... tahi sanu nai mileyaaaa

Thats not Fair!

Knowledge / Healing properties of colors
« on: August 07, 2010, 09:54:57 PM »
Color Healing, Light Therapy and Chromotherapy are all terms used interchangeably with Color Therapy, which is a set of principles used to create harmonious color and color combinations for healing. This form of energy medicine is based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields. When the energy is properly distributed and circulating freely, the body is healthy. Imbalances or abnormal amounts of energy are believed to indicate an excess or deficency. Color is energy. The energy vibration of that color is what you need, in the moment, in order to improve and balance your physical and emotional state.


It is used in photodynamic therapy to erradicate cancer.
Red is a warm color that promotes healing. It will warm
cold areas to reduce pain and releave stiffness.
Red stimulates circulation of blood and flow of adrenaline.
Persons with high blood pressure should use with caution.
Red energy governs the ROOT CHAKRA at the base of spine causing the adrenal glands to release adrenalin.
This results in greater strength. It is excellent for areas that have become stiffened or constricted.


also a color of energy. Orange stimulates mental enlightenment.
It is used to increase immunity and aid digestive
ailments. Stimulates digestion. Orange can be used to help heal
conditions of the kidney, bladder and lungs. Increases the activity of the thyroid.
Reliefs muscle cramps and spasms
Orange governs the SPLEEN CHAKRA


mentally stimulating. It strengthens the nervous system. Helps cure
dermatitis and other skin problems. Yellow can be used for conditions of the stomach,
liver, and intestines. excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments.
Yellow governs the SOLAR PLEXIS CHAKRA or psychic center.
It can be used for psychic burnout or other psychic-related conditions or ailments.
Activates and cheers up depressed and melancholic people. Gives lust for life.


promotes calmness. good general healing color because it stimulates growth.
The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used green as the primary color of healing.
A good color to help create an atmosphere of serenity.
Green governs the HEART CHAKRA. And thus affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart.
It has both an energizing effect and a moderating or soothing effect.
It cures hormonal imbalances. Stimulates growth hormone and rejuvenation.
Harmonizes the digestion, stomach, liver, gall.
Has a healing effect on kidneys. Increases immunity.
Builds up muscles, bones and tissues. Stimulates inner peace..


Blue is helpful in cooling, calming, reconstructing and protecting.
It is very good for burns. Solarized blue water is an excellent tonic for laryngitis or
inflammation of the larynx.
Blue governs the THROAT CHAKRA
Cools down inflammations , fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings,
reliefs the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger,
aggression or hysteria. Brings tranquility. Anti-itching.
Anti-irritation(for instance redness of the skin), anti-stress. Soothes suffering.


Indigo is used for conditions of the ears, nose and eyes and has
anesthetic properties. Indigo is cool, electric, and astringent.
Indigo governs BROW CHAKRA (third eye) and controls the pineal gland.
It governs both physical and spiritual perception


expands divine understanding It is good for mental and nervous problems.
Helps with pain, is used in deep tissue work and helps heal the bones.
Violet governs the CROWN CHAKRA .Bring sleep. Soothe mental and emotional stress.
Decrease sensitivity to pain.  helps in detoxification.
Leonardo da Vinci proclaimed that you can increase the power of meditation
ten-fold by meditating under the gentle rays of Violet, as found in Church windows.

Purity, Truth, Protection, Spirituality

White is all color in perfect balance and harmony. It is the color of the
awakened Spirit; the light of perfection; the light of the Christ and Buddhic
consciousness. It is also the Divine Light.
White light raises the vibration of one's consciousness and the body,
bringing harmony in all aspects of one's life.

Strengthens contact with your life purpose.
Stimulates adrenaline and heart activity. Magnetism, to attract or speed up things
Heals grief and sadness. Restores youthfulness. Brings you in contact with your feelings.

Increases intuition and sensitivity. Works disinfecting and antiseptic.
Tones the general system. Builds the skin. Relaxes sensations of stress.

Pics / Past ...Present and Future of Earth
« on: August 04, 2010, 12:23:08 AM »

News Khabran / Airport body scanners may cause cancer
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:08:43 AM »
At a time when airports around the globe are planning to install full body scanners to maximise security, the US Congress has been warned that the X-ray imaging could increase the risk of skin cancer in air passengers

Children and passengers with gene mutations are more at risk as they are less able to repair X-ray damage to their DNA.The body scanners emit radiation up to 20 times more powerful than previously thought and could be particularly risky for children, said Dr David Brenner, head of Columbia University’s centre for radiological research.

Although the “individual risks” associated with X-ray backscatter scanners are probably extremely small, it could multiply with the number of scanning, he said.

“If all 800 million people who use airports every year were screened with  X-rays then the very small individual risk multiplied by the large number of  screened people might imply a potential public health or societal risk. The population risk has the potential to be significant,” Dr Brenner  quoted.

There should be more research on the device to look at the way it affects specific groups who could be more sensitive to radiation, he said.

According to him, children and passengers with gene mutations — around one in 20 of the population — are more at risk as they are less able to repair X-ray damage to their DNA.

The most likely risk from the airport scanners is a common type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma, he said.

An insult is like a glass of wine. It only affects you if you accept it
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. it is because we are different that each of us is special.    . Noxious

How to take criticism gracefully   Kudrat

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness    Jhanda amli and Kudrat

Choose your words carefully…. Otherwise u can be misinterpreted  
Things are never so messed up that they cant be sorted out   Jhanda amli  

Wat u get out is directly proportionate to wat u put in  
Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.   Khand mishri
Smile is best way to start anything  Desi jatti  

Create your own  style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.
Don't let anyone tell you that you have to be a certain way. Be unique. Be what you feel…  Kismat

Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.  Laado

Never forget your roots your family your culture your origin... all those make your identity give you strength in life.  Hasmukh ,Desi jatti and Gurpinder Mand

Be in competition with urself… your goal should be to beat your last performance….  Muskaan

Skepticism is the first step toward truth.  Sonnen kinder  

Advice and critique are great,do wat u think is right….. and enjoy it…  Yamla jatt
Make the best of life's moments....what really matters at end of the day
is who you are and what is left in your life when all of the incignificant things are taken away....  Powerlifter

`Stop complaining!  Differentiate yourself from your competition.
Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd   Codename 47

Dont count what you lost Cherish what you have and planwhat to gain
bcoz past never returns but future may return the lost     Navi baraich  
Never be afraid to show who u really are   Pendu

Chase down your passion just like its last bus of night   Mann saab and Codename 47

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless   Miss Gill

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it…..
Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well…. Grenade Singh

There are many things in your life that will catch your eye
but only a few will catch your heart....pursue those...     Billu bakra

When u don’t like anything or u have different opinion … say it aloud   Pure poison

All human wisdom is summed up in two words – patience  and hope     Nadeem

We always try to control our life, Not knowing that not everything is up to us.. It's hard to accept but true  Mitro

I'll Keep on adding to this list in future also....
Thanks Everyone :)

Pics / Software engineers wanted !!!
« on: July 03, 2010, 02:07:37 AM »

Pics / Are u complaining about ur job....?
« on: July 02, 2010, 10:38:51 PM »

After seeing this...u 'll love ur  JOB .. I think :happy:

Fun Time / how smart is your right foot...?
« on: July 02, 2010, 09:42:38 PM »
This will boggle your mind. And
you will keep
trying it to see if you can outsmart your
foot. But you

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot
off the floor and
make clockwise circles with it.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the
air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction!!!

I told you so... And there is nothing you can do about

Gup Shup / Punjabi weddings..... views ??
« on: June 29, 2010, 01:25:45 AM »
Punjabis are known to celebrate all occasions with grandeur. Punjabi wedding rituals are fun and full of gaiety..Earlier marriage ceremonies were  more extended and…. Completed in traditional way…… whereas now..these are restricted to 2-3 days ……. Some are of the opinion that wedding should be a private affair, and there are plenty who think it's an occasion to make a statement...the louder the better!

What u say about the marriage ceremony rituals .. ...

Should be extended and should take place in completely traditional way
Its not worth spending time and money on marriage rituals….

News Khabran / South Asians Enigma of Heart Disease
« on: June 28, 2010, 11:01:36 PM »
People who are native to South Asia experience heart attacks at a younger age because of greater levels of heart attack risk factors such as smoking and diabetes at a younger age.
According to another report by Public Health Agency of Canada, certain populations, including Aboriginals and certain ethnic groups, such as South Asians, are at an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases.

The South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal account for about a quarter of the world's population and contribute the highest proportion of cardiovascular diseases compared with any other region globally.
Deaths related to cardiovascular disease occur 5 to 10 years earlier in South Asian countries than in Western countries, according to background information in the article. This has raised the possibility that South Asians exhibit a special susceptibility for acute myocardial infarction (AMI; heart attack) that is not explained by traditional risk factors.

Baldev Mutta, Executive Director at the Punjabi Community Health Services, comments that South Asians have a greater chance than any other ethnicity in having he
art disease.There are many reasons that can be attributed to answer why South Asians have such problem, such as genetics, lifestyle, stress, the food we eat, etc.

Furthermore, factors that increase the risk of CV diseases include family history and age, being a smoker, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating, being overweight, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and stress. According to recent research, nine in ten Canadians over the age of 20 have at least one risk factor, and four in ten have three or more risk factors.

I am not about to say that you should start worrying about getting heart disease, but I will say that we should at least create a healthy lifestyle.  It is always easier to start a good health habit early, and continue it into our later years, than start a new way of living later on.

Jokes Majaak / Professions and their meanings !!!
« on: June 27, 2010, 02:15:53 PM »
An accountant is someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

An actuary is someone who brings a fake bomb on a plane, because that decreases the chances that there will be another bomb on the plane.

An architect is someone who makes beautiful models, but unaffordable realities.

A psychologist is a man whom you pay a lot of money to ask you questions that your wife asks free of charge.

A consultant is someone who takes the watch off your wrist and tells you the time.

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you will look forward to the trip.

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

A lawyer is a person who writes a 10,000 word document and calls it a "brief".

A modern artist is one who throws paint on canvas, wipes it off with a cloth and sells the cloth.

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

A programmer is someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had in a way you don't understand.

A schoolteacher a is disillusioned woman who used to think she liked children.

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