My punjabi/kiwi lad is starting to forget how to speak and write punjabi
And no it's not my fault
And no it's not my fault
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Does india have access to contraception methods to prevent pregnancy/fertilisation? Such as birth control pills, sterilisation, vasectomy, male and female condom, diaphragm, injection etc? It seems to me that it doesn't. That or people don't bother to use pills or get vasectomy. Why isn't contraception or abstinence being encouraged?
« on: February 06, 2013, 04:20:04 AM »
I have so much stuff to give away like clothes, footwear, accessories i don't need, books, hats, educational things like stationeries, backpacks and strap bags, sports equipment, displays, games/gadgets/toys etc etc which i hope i can bring with me no matter what the cost. Most of these are in great condition, some i have barely used and a few have not even been used. I'm also planning to donate money to a few charities in india of my choice.
Over here in NZ, we have red cross, saint vincent de paul society, salvation army, all sorts of charities and non-profitable organisations, and they get enough things donated to them, so i'm not really interested giving most of my stuff to them. Does india have these type of charities and organisations?
A blonde is terribly overweight, so her doctor puts her on a diet.
"I want you to eat regularly for two days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for two weeks,” he instructs her: “The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds."
When the blonde returns, she's lost nearly 20 pounds.
"Why, that's amazing!" the doctor says: "Did you follow my instructions?"
The blonde nods: "I'll tell you, though, I thought I was going to drop dead that third day," she says.
"From hunger, you mean?" the doctor asks.
"No, from skipping."
"There's the miracle of childbirth. And then there's the miracle of a child shaking hands with her doctor before she's exited the womb.
In October, Randy Atkins was poised with camera as his wife Alicia gave birth via C-section. He was planning on capturing the moment for friends and family, but he didn't expect to snap an image that would captivate the planet.
In an unbelievable debut, Nevaeh Atkins, age one millisecond, reached out from her mother's belly and offered her own delivery doctor a hand.
"The doctor called me over and said, 'Hey, she's grabbing my finger.' So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it. It was such an amazing picture," Randy Atkins told the website AZFamily.com. The Phoenix-based Atkins and his wife Alicia shared the incredible photo on Facebook the day after Christmas. Soon after the image was shared by hundreds and viewed by more than 10,000 users, making it the first and most unexpected viral baby photo of 2013.
"We didn't think we were going to get such positive feedback. We thought we would get more negative 'that's disgusting…'" Alicia remarked. "[Instead] everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world."
In an age of doctored images that make the surreal seem almost possible, Atkins' very real image is particularly startling. According to staff at the Arizona hospital where Nevaeh was born, the "baby reaching" phenomenon has happened in the past - or so it's been said. But Atkins' image may be the first hard evidence of the womb handshake. Pretty impressive move by both big and little Atkins.
Alicia tagged her doctor Allan Sawyer, who also delivered her two other children, in the photo she posted to Facebook, and even presented him with canvas print of the image. That is, after all, Sawyer's big finger in the picture. But back to the far more incredible little hand.
"I am in awe of this photo," Alicia wrote beneath her post. "Something to remember forever."
It's also something to use in 20 years, when Nevaeh is filling out job applications. Go ahead, ask the kid who practically delivered herself if she's ambitious. Two words: see photo."
I have heard of an east indian and a south indian, but not north indian nor west indian. My partner and i actually discussed this and he said, north indians are punjabis and everyone else(meaning east, south, west indians) are classified as hindis(and he has nothing pleasant to say about them so moving on). Do you guys use the terms, north-east-west-south? Like i said, i've heard of east and south, and now apparently north as well, but what about west india(ns)? When i say "west india", i think of west indies. Reminds me of the cricket team
David received a parrot for his birthday. The parrot was fully grown with a bad attitude and worse vocabulary. Every other word was an obscenity. Those that weren't expletives, were to say the least, rude.
David tried hard to change the bird's attitude and was constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, anything he could think of. Nothing worked. He yelled at the bird and the bird yelled back. He shocked the bird and the bird just got more angry and more rude.
Finally, in a moment of desperation, David put the bird in the freezer, just for a few moments. He heard the bird squawk and kick and scream-then suddenly, there was quiet.
David was frightened that he might have hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door.
The parrot calmly stepped out and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'll endeavor at once to correct my behavior. I really am truly sorry and beg your forgiveness."
David was astonished at the bird's change in attitude and was about to ask what had made such a dramatic change when the parrot continued, "May I ask what did the chicken do?"
« on: January 04, 2013, 05:54:56 AM »
Certainly hope you guys are going to watch the hobbit. Yes, it's filmed in NZ. Yes the director is a kiwi. Yes the movie is very popular following the lord of the rings trilogies, which i know many people loved.
Here's the air NZ hobbiton video
That's right folks. I now have an indian parents. No, not my partner's parents but i'm sure they will love me as well. It's this married couple that i now consider 2nd parents after my own. The husband and wife love me they keep saying i have such beautiful combination of a sweet face and a fierce look aw how sweet right. Rofl. They're awesome. It's sort of new to me since we don't show much affection over here, it's why at first i didn't know how to react when the couple kept complimenting me, smiling and somewhat-hugging me. My eyes were rolling in all directions. My new parents treat me like i'm theirs i'm still getting to know them. I wouldn't mind if they adopted me they are so affectionate
Crap. Have to split my time between my partner + our mates and my family + relatives. I'll be busy busy busy wooh lots of food/drinks/desserts/bbq, combining that with a fun filled day out, playing a bit of sport, driving around, a bit of racing, lighting firecrackers/sparklers/fireworks, gift giving etc etc.
Seeing it's also a popular sport over here, thought i'd make a topic about it. Even though it's not exactly something i'm interested in. So basically another version of basketball, except the ball can only be thrown/passed from one player to another, and must not be bouncing on the ground and you cannot run with it. Also it is mainly played by females, however becoming more popular amongst men now too
Congrats to the silver ferns for winning the six nation tournament and the fast5 title
« on: November 25, 2012, 04:39:52 AM »
So basically, this indian woman living in ireland was pregnant. She wanted to have an abortion, but because ireland is a christian nation(our religion prohibits abortion because it's killing a human being), so then her request for her baby to be aborted was turned down. She died of septicaemia(blood poisoning) but if the irish hospital performed the abortion, chances were that the mother's life oculd have been saved. Thoughts anyone?
About 10,000 people marched through Dublin and observed a minute's silence in memory of the Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning in an Irish hospital after being denied an abortion.
Marchers, many of them mothers and daughters walking side by side, chanted "Never again!" and held pictures of Savita Halappanavar as they paraded across the city to stage a nighttime candlelit vigil outside the office of Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Saturday.
The 31-year-old, who was 17 weeks pregnant with her first child, died on October 28 one week after being hospitalised with severe pain at the start of a miscarriage. Her death, made public by her husband this week, has highlighted Ireland's long struggle to come to grips with abortion.
Doctors refused her requests to remove the fetus until its heartbeat stopped four days after her hospitalisation. Hours later she became critically ill and her organs began to fail. She died three days later from blood poisoning. Her widower and activists say she could have survived, and the spread of infection been stopped, had the fetus been removed sooner.
The case illustrates a 20-year-old confusion in abortion law in Ireland, where the practice is outlawed in the constitution. A 1992 Supreme Court ruling decreed that abortions should be legal to save the life of the woman, including if she makes credible threats to commit suicide if denied one. But successive governments have refused to pass legislation spelling out the rules governing that general principle, leaving the decision up to individual doctors in an environment of secrecy.
Kenny's government says it needs to await the findings of two investigations into Halappanavar's death before taking any action. It has declined to say if it will pass legislation to make the 1992 judgment the clear-cut, detailed law of the land. Many doctors say they fear being targeted by lawsuits or protests - or even charged with murder - if they perform an abortion to safeguard a pregnant woman's life.
Speakers from socialist parties, women's groups and abortion rights activists addressed Saturday's crowd from atop a flat-bed truck. They decried the fact that two decades had passed without any political decision to define when hospitals could, and could not, perform abortions.
"Twenty years is far too long. Ignoring women's rights is wrong!" the crowd chanted.
About 1,000 people staged a more prayer-oriented rally in the western city of Galway, where the Halappavanars settled in 2008. Some placed candles spelling SAVITA on the pavement in Galway's central Eyre Square.
« on: November 17, 2012, 05:41:39 AM »
I see it
Breaking the language barrier could be made easier than ever with new technology that translates speech in real-time - without even changing the sound of your voice.
Microsoft's chief research officer Rick Rashid demonstrated the technology at an event in China last month, and video of the event was posted online yesterday.
The clip shows Mr Rashid's voice being translated into Mandarin as he speaks to the crowd, with just a few seconds of delay.
"There's much work to be done in this area," Mr Rashid says in the video.
"But this technology is very promising and we hope in a few years that we'll be able to break down the language barriers between people.
"Personally, I believe this is going to lead to a better world."
Mr Rashid said the new system was not only fast but was more accurate than other speech recognition technology.
He said the technology had attracted public interest since the demonstration in China but researchers had not yet used it to speak to someone outside the company.
"What I've seen is some combination of excitement, astonishment and optimism about the future that the technology could bring," Mr Rashid told MIT Technology Review.
"We don't yet know the limits on accuracy of this technology - it's really too new.
"As we continue to 'train' the system with more data, it appears to do better and better."
A cat may come close to securing third place in the race for the US Senate seat in Virginia, after receiving more than 6000 votes.
Hank the Cat, a nine-year-old Maine Coon from Springfield, has been running for the Senate seat as part of a spoof on the modern election process.
Hank's owner and campaign manager Matthew O'Leary has launched a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account as part of the prank, and has even released a campaign advertisement.
Running on a pro-cat, job-creation platform, Hank may finish among the top three contenders for the seat behind Democrat Tim Kaine, who won the election, and close rival and Republican George Allen.
Online statements show Hank the Cat's campaign has helped raise and donate over $15,000 to animal rescue groups.
Former governor and now Senator-elect Kaine ended up winning by a margin of nearly 200,000 votes.
But polls leading up to Election Day put the race as neck-and-neck between him and former Senator Allen.
At the start of the year, the Democrats' hold of the Senate was seen as increasingly tenuous.
But a series of gaffes from Republican nominees handed the majority party the momentum heading into November.
There's a section for "birthdays" and other random, unnecessary sections that, well don't need to be there. But no forum sections for business, politics, education etc. If anyone else can think of others, type them down here.
Forget oranges, scientists are touting kiwifruit as the best source of vitamin C.
New research shows eating one kiwifruit a day is enough to a achieve a healthy vitamin C level, while two ensure an optimal level.
It also suggests food sources high in the vitamin should be the cornerstone of a healthy diet.
Associate Professor Margreet Vissers of Otago University says most other fruit and vegetables contain much less.
She says one kiwifruit delivers the full recommended daily allowance and will contribute more vitamin C than an orange.
Fruit of NZ. So if you guys want to help your system fight off germs, bacteria and diseases, as well ensuring normal growth and development. Buy lots of kiwifruit now.
Croquet is a competitive sport in which you hit either a plastic/wooden ball through wickets using a mallet. It's a sport played by both males and females. It's popular here in NZ, usa, uk and australia.
Current world rankings
2. New Zealand and australia
Congrats to jenny clarke(NZ) for taking the women's croquet title, beating alison sharpe 3-0 just recently. She's also the highest ranked female player in the world.