Sunday, 31 January 2010
The Kite festival included night flying and this was a first for me. I had not seen Kites all lit up with LED lights take to the skies and do those wonderful dances they did. There was a dazzling display of kites with Lites at night, looking like a UFO invasion. Watch LED Kite flying videos in this blog.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Sunday, 24 January 2010
This is the story of one such harkara.
Saturday, 23 January 2010
The emergence of Economic Diplomats was the result of the dynamic character of Diplomacy, which is understandably very receptive to the changes in world affairs. And it is this dynamic characteristic of Diplomacy that is today signaling the need of another specialized wing of Diplomacy – Environmental Diplomacy. More
So do I have any suggestion? Yes, I do, though I am not sure about its practicability. And I also do not know whether any decision to this effect has already been taken or being considered. All I can say is that I have a suggestion, and I will love to share it with everybody. More
Fine. But why are people, mainly the shopkeepers, so unwilling to follow the ban? Is it merely a callous attitude towards the cause of environment? No! We all know that the actual reason is something different. More
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Try as I could, I found no explanation for the date. The son helpfully said - "No Mom, there is no 'double leap' year"...
Monday, 18 January 2010
It's always a pleasure to discover and rediscover treasures from the past. And we did just that all day Sunday on a visit to the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi.. more
This super food packs a healthy punch. It's no coincidence that Popeye's strength had its foundation on a diet rich in spinach.
The health benefits of this easily-available green leafy vegetable are tremendous, and it is a powerhouse of energy. Spinach is chock-full of vitamins like Vitamin B, Iron, and Folate. Best of all it is....MORE
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
We protest over Indian students being attacked, while we conveniently forget that Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt alive in our country and thousands of people lose their lives every year in communal and caste clashes.
We condemn racist taunts conveniently forgetting that we attack pubs and beat up women and harass young couples who dare to walk together in broad daylight and impose silly restriction on people due to our inherent intolerant nature!...more.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Okay, so enough of rubbing it in. What can you do to prevent these ulcers?
You can: MORE
"I believe that when you stop renewing, and are no longer open to change and the possibilities that continually unfold, you stop being alive and are just getting through the years. Transformation doesn't happen unless you're willing: It's your choice."
Saturday, 9 January 2010
If one has to juxtapose something in between, he needs something of equal grandeur. Thus I choose the story of Suleiman from Malabar in Europe. It is a very charming but at the same time sad story of a man’s indulgence and pompousness. If I were to tell you that this magnificent creature (presumably from the Nilambur forests, but I must admit that one source indicates it could have been from Sri Lanka – nevertheless my love for the elephant does make me tell this story) died of loneliness and poor diet while in a rich king’s stable, you may be surprised. I will get to it by and by, for when I delved into the story, it proved to have a life of its own, the story of an emperor’s pet that had captivated Europe since 1505, has been immortalized in currency, medal’s and sculptures, and has finally been resurrected into a Spanish novel by a Nobel Prize winner, soon to be published in English.
Still here I am, writing for strangers and friends alike, writing for myself. For writing is the best medicine for me. Medicines, often as costly as the doctor thinks you can afford, have also been prescribed...
Friday, 8 January 2010
De-cluttering = Health, Wealth and Happiness
It is. Getting rid of clutter is equal to freedom, both mental and physical and I am enjoying this everyday. After probably months and months of reading tips about Feng Shui, and how de-cluttering improves life, I have finally begun to act on it. Of course, I did plan to do a certain set of things before the New Year began, but hey, I did get a pretty good score of 32 out of 40 things done. That's a major achievement for me...considering my routine since the last few months.
However, I managed to do the following...MORE
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Every year the turnover of the liquor outlets keeps increasing. This is not because of any escalation in prices. More quantity is sold. Even when the prices are hiked the quantity of spirit sales is on a high. And according to one report the demand for premium brands is growing...
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Apparently you can choose the intensity of your hangover based on the color you choose to drink!
It's winter - and the cup that cheers is most likely booze, followed by that unmistakably nasty hangover.
While most people might have their patented cure for a hangover, the good news is, you...MORE
Sunday, 3 January 2010
No, please do not get me wrong. I do not mean that I have found it to be enchanting what happened to unfortunate Ruchika, who was prevented by destiny from growing up into a successful lady (apart from being an asset for the Indian tennis fraternity). I also do not mean that I have relished the harrowing and nightmarish experiences that Ruchika’s family had to go through. More