Thursday, June 30, 2011

Very Funny and Creative Sketch - Mouse After 100 Years

Some History About Kandivali

Kandivali was inhabited in the Stone Age. The township was semi-rural up to the 1980s, with agricultural land, huts and villages. With the real estate boom in the 1980s and 1990s, many residential projects started to shift northward.

The Kandivali railway station was built 100 years ago in 1907, then known as Khandolee. The station probably derived its name from the Marathi word "Khaan" meaning mine. The area around Western Express between Malad and Kandivali had numerous stone quarries and was once famous for Malad Stone. Many heritage buildings in Mumbai were constructed with Malad stone between 1860 and 1930, notable among them are David Sasson library, Bombay House, Western Railway building at Churchgate. The original inhabitants were the Koli (fishermen) of Charkop village.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Funny Presentation on Indian Politics - 7 Scams of Congress

Very Funny Presentation on Indian Politics in Bollywood Style, Shows Sonia Gandhi in place of Priyanka Chopra of 7 Khoon Maaf, and says 7 Scam Maaf.

Uttar Pradesh Village "Shiv Nagar" - changes its Nagar . . . Read Why?

A small village from Uttar Pradesh in India has decided to rename itself from ‘Shiv Nagar’ to ‘ Nagar’ (nagar means town) which is apparently named after an online deals website – Apparently, the village itself decided to name themselves after the website, to thank the company to install manual water pumps around the village, bringing the inhabitants clean drinking water for the very first time.

Well, there goes a +1 for their PR, this was a indeed a huge success. CEO, Kunal Bhal

    “We honestly did something very simple – didn’t even cost that much – and installed 15 hand pumps, which now enable clean water within a distance of 50 meters for all the residents of the village.”

    “We must have spent a total of $5000 on getting this and the really cool part about this is that these 15 hand pumps will give clean water to the villagers for the next 15-20 years!”

He also added how a small company can improve a few things is small village and how other large organizations can do the same.

    “Ours is a fast growing, yet relatively still-to-get-there company with 500 people.”

    “There are 640,000 companies incorporated in India, many many of them much much larger than ours. Assuming even 10% have the resources to do anything (and $5000 isn’t really a lot), we can solve water problems for 64,000 villages and millions of people in India. Something to think about.”

While this is definitely going to help the company create a better image and maybe had a lot to do with their brand marketing, the fact is we don’t care. Clean drinking water for 15 years, for a village where even the government showed no interest, makes me proud to be a user. They have definitely earned it and let there be Nagar!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Funny but Important Story - Management Lessons - Boss doesn't Know What he is doing

A young engineer was leaving the office at 5:45 PM, when he found the CEO standing infront of a shredder with  piece of paper in his hand.

"Listen" said the SEO, "This is very sensitive and important document, and my secretary is not here. Can you make this thing work ?"

"Certainly," said the young engineer. He turned on the machine, inserted the paper and turned on the start button.

"Excellent, excellent", said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside machine, "I just need one copy "

Lesson : Never, never, ever assume that your boss knows what he's doing.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Treasure of Satya Sai Baba - Almost 98 kg gold, 307kg Silver and Rs.12 crore cash found in Sathya Sai Baba's chamber

Hyderabad: Around Rs.12 crore in cash and nearly 100 kg of gold were found from Yajur Mandir, the personal chamber of late spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba, at Prashanti Nilayam in Puttaparthi of Anantapur district, a trust official said.
A day after the Sathya Sai Central Trust opened the locks of Yajur Mandir, trust member and Baba's nephew R.J. Ratnakar Friday evening announced details of the cash and valuables found inside.

He told reporters at Puttaparthi that they found Rs.11.56 crore, 98 kg gold and 307 kg silver. Ratnakar said the cash would be deposited with State Bank of India (SBI).

Some bank officials and about 15 disciples of Baba, in the presence of trust members, have since Thursday counted the cash and valued the gold jewellery.

Ratnakar, however, denied that they found any will of Baba. He also evaded queries if the trust found any documents about Baba's personal caregiver Satyajit. There are speculations that the spiritual guru wanted Satyajit to be a member of the powerful trust.

Yajur Mandir, also known as Yajurveda Mandir, had remained closed ever since Sathya Sai Baba was hospitalised March 28 with multi-organ dysfunction. He died April 24.

The trust, which manages the huge spiritual empire led by Baba, owns assets in Puttaparthi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and other cities.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Green tea & its Benefits

Green Tea and Its 25 Health Benefits_25 Reasons Why u should Drink Green Tea.

Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide
because of its immensely powerful health benefits.

It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health.
And if you're not drinking 3 to 4 cups of green tea today,
you're definitely NOT doing your health a big favor.

Here Are The 25 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea
Right Now:

1. Green Tea and Cancer

Green tea helps reduce the risk of cancer. The antioxidant in green tea is 100 times
more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E.
This helps your body at protecting cells from damage believed
to be linked to cancer.

2. Green Tea and Heart Disease

Green tea helps prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering
the level of cholesterol. Even after the heart attack,
it prevents cell deaths and speeds up the recovery of heart cells.

3. Green Tea and Anti-Aging

Green tea contains antioxidant known as polyphenols which fight
against free radicals.
What this means it helps you fight against aging and promotes longevity.

4. Green Tea and Weight Loss

Green tea helps with your body weight loss. Green tea burns fat
and boosts your metabolism rate naturally.
It can help you burn up to 70 calories in just one day. That
translates to 7 pounds in one year.

5. Green Tea and Skin:

Antioxidant in green tea protects the skin from the harmful effects
of free radicals, which cause wrinkling and skin aging.
Green tea also helps fight against skin cancer.

6. Green Tea and Arthritis

Green tea can help prevent and reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis.
Green tea has benefit for your health as it protects the cartilage
by blocking the enzyme that destroys cartilage.

7. Green Tea and Bones

The very key to this is high fluoride content found in green tea.
It helps keep your bones strong. If you drink green tea every day,
this will help you preserve your bone density.

8. Green Tea and Cholesterol

Green tea can help lower cholesterol level.
It also improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol,
by reducing bad cholesterol level.

9. Green Tea and Obesity

Green tea prevents obesity by stopping the movement of glucose
in fat cells. If you are on a healthy diet, exercise regularly
and drink green tea, it is unlikely you'll be obese.

10. Green Tea and Diabetes

Green tea improves lipid and glucose metabolisms, prevents sharp
increases in blood sugar level, and balances your metabolism rate.

11. Green Tea and Alzheimer's

Green tea helps boost your memory. And although there's no cure for Alzheimer's,
it helps slow the process of reduced acetylcholine in the brain,
which leads to Alzheimer's.

12. Green Tea and Parkinson's

Antioxidants in green tea helps prevent against cell damage
in the brain, which could cause Parkinson's. People drinking green tea
also are less likely to progress with Parkinson's.

13. Green Tea and Liver Disease

Green tea helps prevent transplant failure in people with liver failure.
Researches showed that green tea destroys harmful free radicals
in fatty livers.

14. Green Tea and High Blood Pressure

Green tea helps prevent high blood pressure.
Drinking green tea helps keep your blood pressure down by
repressing angiotensin, which leads to high blood pressure.

15. Green Tea and Food Poisoning

Catechin found in green tea can kill bacteria which causes food poisoning
and kills the toxins produced by those bacteria.

16. Green Tea and Blood Sugar Blood sugar tends to increase with age, but polyphenols and
polysaccharides in green tea help lower your blood sugar level.

17. Green Tea and Immunity

Polyphenols and flavenoids found in green tea help boost your
immune system, making your health stronger in fighting against infections.

18. Green Tea and Cold and Flu

Green tea prevents you from getting a cold or flu.
Vitamin C in green tea helps you treat the flu and the common cold.

19. Green Tea and Asthma

Theophylline in green tea relaxes the muscles which support the
bronchial tubes, reducing the severity of asthma.

20. Green Tea and Ear Infection

Green tea helps with ear infection problem.
For natural ear cleaning, soak a cotton ball in green tea
and clean the infected ear.

21. Green Tea and Herpes

Green tea increases the effectiveness of topical interferon treatment
of herpes. First green tea compress is applied,
and then let the skin dry before the interferon treatment.

22. Green Tea and Tooth Decay

Green tea destroys bacteria and viruses that cause many dental diseases.
It also slows the growth of bacteria which leads to bad breath.

23. Green Tea and Stress

L-theanine, which is a kind of amino acids in green tea,
can help relieve stress and anxiety.

24. Green Tea and Allergies

EGCG found in green tea relieves allergies. So,
if you have allergies, you should really consider drinking green tea.

25. Green Tea and HIV

Scientists in Japan have found that EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate)
in green tea can stop HIV from binding to healthy immune cells.
What this means is that green tea can help stop the HIV virus
from spreading.