Wednesday, November 30, 2005
World AIDS Day is an annual health campaign aimed at raising global awareness of HIV and AIDS. As well as tackling the stigma and ignorance that continues to surround HIV and AIDS, organizations such as the National AIDS Trust aim to highlight the fact that no one has been cured - despite recent advances in HIV drug treatments.
About HIV and AIDS
HIV is one of the biggest social, economic and health challenges in the world. It is a global emergency claiming over 8,000 lives every day. In fact 5 people die of AIDS every minute. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is the virus known to cause AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). If someone is HIV-positive, it means they have been infected with the virus.
A person infected with HIV does not have AIDS until the virus seriously damages their immune system, making them vulnerable to a range of infections, some of which can lead to death. HIV is transmitted through body fluids in particular blood, semen, vaginal secretions and breast milk, in fact there are only four ways you can become HIV positive.
In 2005, over 3 million people acquired HIV, which means there are now over 40 million people living with HIV and AIDS. Despite best efforts from governments, non-profit organisations and healthcare practitioners around the world, HIV and AIDS is still having huge global impact. In the UK, there are fewer people dying of AIDS but incidences of HIV in the UK. With testing and proper treatment, through anti-HIV drugs, many people in the UK are now able to halt or delay the damage caused by HIV.
How is HIV transmitted?
You can become infected with the HIV virus if you have unprotected vaginal or anal sex (without a condom), or share a needle with a person who is HIV positive. The HIV virus lives in blood, sperm and vaginal fluid.
Other routes of transmission for HIV include HIV-infected blood product or donated organs, and from mother to baby (a women who is HIV-positive may pass on the virus to her unborn child during pregnancy or birth, or while breastfeeding). It's important to point out, however, that there are a number of steps a pregnant woman can take to reduce the chance of passing on HIV to her child, and blood products and donated organs are routinely tested for HIV in the UK. HIV can't be transmitted through kissing, cuddling, shaking hands, insect or animal bites, using a public toilet or swimming pool, or by sharing food or drink.
Diagnosis and treatment
HIV is usually diagnosed using a blood test that detects antibodies to the virus. It may take up to 12 weeks after infection for these antibodies to be made, so an HIV test may initially be negative. However, all children born to infected mothers receive some of their mother's antibodies to HIV across the placenta. These may persists for up to 18 months, making antibody tests inaccurate. Newer blood tests can detect tiny quantities of the virus in the infant's blood, giving an accurate diagnosis in about 95 per cent of HIV-infected infants by three months of age.
AIDS is defined as a positive test for HIV combined with either an opportunistic infection (an infection that only occurs when your immune system isn't working properly, such pneumocystis carinii pneumonia) or an abnormally low level of a type of white blood cell called a CD4 lymphocyte (a count of 200 or less is abnormal - normal levels range from 600 to 1,000). Drug treatments, using a combination of several drugs known as highly active antiretroviral therapy, have greatly improved the outlook in AIDS. But drugs can't cure the infection and side effects and drug resistance are still a major problem. Other therapies can greatly improve quality of life.
The risk of transmission of the HIV virus from a mother to her child can be greatly reduced by using a combination of antiviral drugs. Choosing an elective caesarean delivery and, when possible, avoiding breastfeeding may also help to reduce the risk.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
On November 2, 2000, the first residents of the International Space Station entered. November 3 is also associated with a Space first: Laika, a Siberian husky, became the first living creature, when she was launched into orbit in 1957. Many years later, on November 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit a planet other than our earth: Mars.
The construction of the Kariba High Dam across the Zambesi River began on November 6, 1956. This dam altered the pulsing (seasonal flooding cycles) caused by the river, with many associated adverse effects on the ecology and estuary downstream. The Suez Canal was opened in Egypt on November 17, 1896.
Wilhelm Roentgen discovered X-rays on November 8, in 1895. Gottlieb Daimler unveiled the first motorcycle on November 10, 1885. Patents awarded include the electrical hearing aid (patented by Miller Reese on November 15, 1901), and the first zoom lens (patented by F. G. Back, on November 23, 1948). France witnessed the first balloon flight, which took place in Paris, on November 21, 1783. The world's first tidal power station also opened in this country, on November 26, 1966. The world's first videotape broadcast was aired on November 30, in 1956.
Sunday, November 27, 2005
The gave a 48-hour deadline to the Border Roads Organization, a Defence ministry organization that builds strategically important roads in border areas, to abandon its work and go home. Even the abduction and the subsequent news of Kutty’s murder were conveyed through a news agency on November 22, three days after he was abducted. They weren’t after ransom money. They just wanted us out and the road work to stop. Taliban-linked violence in Afghanistan has claimed 1,400 lives, including that of Kutty, this year. Kutty, who has been with the BRO for 16 years, was abducted along with three others. The incident raised a big question about the security of India’s overseas strategic interests. The BRO was involved with the construction of the 219-km road linking Delaram in Afghanistan with Zaranj in Iran. The road will provide landlocked Afghanistan an access to the Iranian ports of Chabahar and Bandarabbas. The road is also important for India, as Iran is the only entry point for India into Afghanistan.
It was this road and not Kutty who hails form Alappuzha district in Kerala that the kidnappers were after. Though New Delhi authorized Rakesh Sood, Indian ambassador to Afghanistan, to talk to the kidnappers, no one came forward to negotiate. Since the kidnappers left no number to call, Delhi had no option but to leave it to the Hamid Karzai government in Kabul to trace Kutty or his kidnappers. The kidnappers would have spared Kutty’s life only if India abandoned all its strategic interests in Afghan. However, it also appears that the abductors overplayed their cards. Undeterred by the cowardly and brutal murder of a brave Indian, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Conveyed to President Karzai India’s unshaken resolve to assist Afghan in rebuilding the country.
On the home front, the Central government promised Kutty’s family a Rs10-lakh compensation. His children’s would get free education up to the secondary level. Kutty’s wife would get a liberalized pension for life and a job in a public-sector undertaking. (This money and pension will not give them happy; it’s very hard to live without father). Meanwhile, in Afghan, work on some stretches of the road link has been suspended because of their isolation. But officials say the project will continue. Lt.-Gen. K.S. Rao, director-general of BRO, would soon leave for Afghan to inspect of his men, which is entrusted with the governor of Nimroz.
As many as 290 Indians are working on the road project alone. Many more work in scattered projects such as education, police training, hospital and civil transport. In fact, in some places like Mazar-e-Sharif, Heart, Shebargan and Kandaher, the only decent hospitals are those run by small Indian teams of four to six doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Our Indian went to Afghansitan to help them on the Development works; it’s the duty of Afghan government to give security for them, but they have failed to give security. When the Iraq militants kidnap 3 Indians the Central government take full action for there release, but this time terrorist dint give much time to think, so they have missed to take action.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Here is mine
Season: Spring (light cool and light hot)
Time: Early Morning
Ice cream: Vanilla
Food: Green rice
Feeling: very happy.
O/S: Window XP.
Windows open: Beautiful Island.
Mobile used: I have no mobile.
Show on TV: India vs. South Africa cricket.
Thought: really interesting tag.
Cloth: Shirt and shorts.
First nick: Jeeva
First kiss: from mom
First crush: **** my class met.
First computer: Win98, Pentium3.
First Vehicle: Cycle.
First Job: Ad Typiest (anna sumbalamma tharala, amathitan.)
First Movie: Anjali, (I think).
First pet: Mani, street dog.
First shave: 1 year back.
Chai (tea): I don’t like tea.
I drove: 7 years back (cycle).
Shaved: last month.
Website visited: Visithra’s (to see the method of tag).
Software installed: Windows media player 10.
Pill I had: for cold.
6 Have you evers:
Broken the law: in my school days, (currently no).
Been drunk: no
Climbed a tree: no memory (nayabakam illai).
Kissed someone you didn’t know: change the question.
Been in the Middle/close to Gunfire or Bomb Blast: when burst crackers on Diwali.
Broken anyone’s heart: my mom’s, (for not obeying her words sometime:(, not every time).
You can hear right now: a television sound.
On your computer table: Headphone, Magazine, Tamil-English dictionary and a floppy disk.
On your bed: pillow, Cell phone charger (my brother’s cell), and Kumutham (tamil magazine).
You ate today: sambar rice (lunch).
In mind: If I dint start this blog, will I be happy?
4 places you have been today:
3 people you can tell anything to
Black or White: Black
Hot or cold: cold
1 thing you want to do before you die.
Want to do some thing for India, to become a Developed Nation.
I like to Tag Jo and Awakeningcoma
Thursday, November 24, 2005
It has gone a month the Earthquake hit Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, but many people in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and J & K dint get any Relief. In Pakistan alone above 90,000 people have been died, thousands of people are injured and some are now also very series, what is the reason for very series, because they dint get proper medical treatment. They dint get any proper painkiller and medicine for infectious disease. In remote areas, people life was very pity. They have loss all there connection for the Global and live like an Island people. They dint get any food rightly, now there future is question?
The state Jammu and Kashmir is in India? I don’t know. I think, we all forget the People of J&K. And the people in Pakistan also our people, before our independence we all are Indians. Now our people are suffering in the Earthquake, they dint get proper relief. When the Earthquake attack Maharashtra in 1995 and Gujarat in 2000, when the Tsunami affect South India last year, we all give many relief to them, through Money, thinks clothes and food, Now the Quack attacked out J&K and Pakistan. What we people did for them? Nothing. This incident reminds me that we dint give much thing for our people.
When some incidents like Earthquacks, cyclones and Tsunami’s affect. The Satellite Channels and newspaper collect Relief funds and things, but now they also forget our people. Why we for get this incident? I am worried about our people, when they return to there normal life. I request all of you to help our people who are affected by earthquake, in Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan. Please.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
The main problem is lack of clarity about the details of the deal. Even senior officials, including those who negotiated the July 18 joint statement, are giving their own spins to the deal, throwing both the strategic and the scientific communities into confusion
The problem started when the non-proliferation hawks in the US Congress pointed out that the US was changing its laws once and for all whereas India was only making an executive decision from which it could backtrack any time. The state department then tried to pacify the Congress, saying India would first separate its military programme from the civilian programme. These are preconditions [before we] actually present this agreement to the Congress, the state department spokesman said. But the Indian Parliament and public had been told that there would be no preconditions. The joint statement had mentioned that the process of identification of civil and military facilities would be in a phased manner. The US was now asking India to first execute the separation, submit the civil installations to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards, and then ask the US to change its export control laws.
The Indian strategic community saw this as an act of arm-twisting. The trouble was that India, by filing its civil facilities before IAEA, would be making an international commitment, from which it could never go back. And still there was no guarantee that the US Congress would agree to change its export laws. As the criticism on the deal spread, Ambassador David Mulford did some firefighting. There is some misunderstanding on the eve of his departure for Washington to lobby for the deal with Congressmen. India [only] has to prepare a plan [of separation]. If the US [administration] finds the plan credible, it will take the legislation to the Congress. The actual separation and opening-up to IAEA will be required only after the US amends its laws.
Thus the who-does-what-first has been sorted out for now, but there are a lot more issues threatening to wreck the deal. For one, would India have the freedom to decide which facilities would be civil? A token separation will not be acceptable. "We can’t commit till they show the plan, which will be examined by US nuclear experts. There is total confusion on this. The July 18 joint statement had said that India would place its civilian facilities voluntarily under IAEA safeguards. This was interpreted to mean that India would decide which all facilities to be opened up. But US experts expect all our civilian facilities to be put under safeguards. Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran who, in a lecture at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, said complicated the issue, I see no reason why India should not put all its civil nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards.
The concern is that the US would not allow India to retain any major facility in the military list. The nuclear powers have placed only 11 centres [six of them in the US] under safeguards, pointed by national security advisers, whereas the Carnegie Endowment has already listed about 60 Indian facilities as civilian. So if the separation plan does not include a good number among the 60, the US is likely to call it a token separation. That would also mean, from the critics’ point of view, that India is not getting the same benefits and advantages as other such states, as promised in the July 18 statement. The five nuclear powers have the freedom to commit only a handful of there hundreds of nuclear facilities to IAEA, whereas, India would be opening the entire civil nuclear spectrum to inspection.
Another hurdle is about reversibility. The US view is that what we put under safeguards are forever, The US is allowed to sign an IAEA safeguards agreement on a list of civilian facilities of their choice, and the US government can withdraw any of these facilities from the list any time they wish. This option, the US has clarified, will not be given to India. Which means that the deal would tie the hands of any future Prime Minister. In case a hostile neighbour builds more bombs, India still would not have the freedom to acquire more plutonium to build more bombs, if all the civil facilities are put under safeguards.
Mulford, who is trying to salvage the deal, did not have much to offer here. The plan has to be shown to the Congress. Once these are put up under safeguards list that is permanent. Critics are also not happy with the commitment on no further testing. After the Pokharan tests of 1998, India declared a unilateral moratorium on testing. But by committing to continue, India’s unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing, India is now making it a multilateral commitment. This is seen as tantamount to restricting future governments from developing the arsenal in case need arises.
However, experts fears, If the moratorium is violated, even the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) can act against us. That means even the civil nuclear programme, which would be dependent on uranium supplies by the NSG, would go for a toss. Given the fact that India wants to develop 30,000 mw of energy from nuclear sources, this would send the economy into a tailspin. There is criticism even from the strategic far right. Defence analysis believes that the US has made India fall into a uranium economy trap. Since imported uranium will enter India’s nuclear fuel cycle at an early stage, all the facilities down the line will have to be put under safeguards. The US has wanted us to get into the uranium economy. If we get into plutonium economy, we are independent. Now with the deal, we are hampering the plutonium economy too. Experts believe that instead of trying to salvage the deal, India should let it collapse. Let the damn thing fail in the US Congress. That is our only hope.
Incidentally, here the left also agrees. Both the CPI (M) and the CPI have warned the government not to vote against Iran at the IAEA governing body meeting on November 24. If Manmohan Singh, to save his government, listens to the warning, an angry US Congress would refuse to legislate nuclear cooperation with India. Happy ending!
A small news : Miss Universe Natalie Gleboua will be in Chennai on November 25th. To participate in AIDS Awareness Program in Le ROYAL MERIDIEN, Chennai.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Baba’s name was Ratnakara Venkata Sathyanarayana Raju. Sathyanarayana was born on November 23, 1926, to Pedda Venkama Raju and Eshwaramma. He has two brothers Seshama Raju & Janakiramaiah and two sister Venkamma & Parvathamma.
The boy had an inclination for the spiritual. He dropped out of school in the 8th standard. At 13, he declared that he was the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi, a revered saga in Maharastra, who died in 1918. He announced that he had a mission in life; he did not belong to family.
08/03/1940 : Stung by a scorpion, his health was impaired. Medical consultations did not help and Sathya continued to be abnormal.
23/05/1940 : Announcement at Puttaparthi : I am Sai Baba.
19/10/1940 : Revelation as Shiva at Hampi temple.
20/10/1940 : Proclamation at Uravakonda : I am no longer your Sathya. I am Sai. My work is calling me.
25/05/1947 : Historic letter to his brother, explaining his mission and his determination.
23/11/1950 : Inauguration of Prasanthi Nilayam, his main ashram.
04/10/1056 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Hospital at Prasanthi Nilayam.
01/07/1957 : Planting of Vatavriksha (meditation tree).
06/07/1963 : Guru Purnima the miracle of compassion: Bhagwan takes upon himself the paralysis of a devotee. Announces that he is Shiva-Shakthi Swaroopa.
13/04/1964 : Establishment of his second ashram at Brindhavan.
16/05/1968 : First World Conference of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization in Bombay. Explains in details about his incarnation and mission.
17/10/1972 : Inauguration of Poorna Chandra auditorium.
26/08/1975 : Turns back the floods in Chitravathi to save the village of Puttaparthi.
28/08/1976 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Hospital at Whittefield.
17/11/1991 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Airport, Prasanthi Nilayam.
22/11/1991 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher medical Sciences (super speciality hospital), Prasanthi Nilayam.
12/07/1995 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Water Supply Project (Stage 1); 18/11/19995 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Water Supply Project (Stage 2); 23/11/1995 : Inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Water Supply Project (Stage 3) by President Shankar Dayal Sharma.
16/07/1997 : First Sri Sathya Sai World Youth Conference.
28/07/1999 : School for Music and Performing Arts at Prasanthi Nilayam.
22/11/2000 : A new railway station is inaugurated at Prasanthi Nilayam.
19/01/2001 : Inauguration of Sai Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hospital at Whitefield, Banglore.
19/01/2002 : Announcement by Baba to give water to chennai.
23/11/2004 : Shutters of Kandaleru-Poondi canal opens. Later renamed as Sathya Sai Ganga Canal.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Refresh camp for elephants start today in Mudhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, for 48-days. The Tamil Nadu government is taking full care of animals, current government had done any good things to people or not, but they have done a great job in take care of Animals, especially elephants.
This is the 3rd year, the refresh camp for elephants, all temple elephants and some forest elephants are participating in this camp. They give medical food, the special diet would comprise, rice, green gram, ashtachoornam, chyavanaprasam, liver tonic, protein supplement, multivitamins and mineral mixture. The animals would be bathed twice a day. This camp helps elephants to get good health. Hunters in forest kill many elephants, so this is the best way to protect the current elephant population.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Arjuna was look like a foreigner. It was a very happy meet; they too are very friendly and very enjoyable persons. It was a very fun. They too look smart; it was very nice chat with them. He brought me chocolate, I think he had thought me as a small kid. :) We took photos, and we exchange our words, Arjuna told about his love, he had loved atleast 13 girls!! including Asin Now he had changed his love, because all of them have a love with Asin, including me. Arjuna is very nice guy, i ask him did u saw all places in U.K., he told he will go to collage and come to home,(vedu vitta collage and collage vitta vedu) he had not much places.
My parents compel them to have lunch, but they have eaten some prasadham in Baba temple, that one is worry for me. Arjuna was a food lover. Aatma was a soft person, but Arjuna is opposite to him, (just a joke, don’t take it series Arjuna) Arjuna is a devote of Sri Satya Sai Baba. Aatma and Arjuna teasing each other and enjoying their life. Aatma is leaving to Vellore today evening to see his parents. Arjuna is a big fan of Captain Vijayakanth, when he see a vijayakanth film in TV he was tried to Wisely, he was telling about his thalaivar praise.
There were no words to tell about my happy, when I saw them. Thanks a lot to you Friends. I am very happy to see so many friends come and encourage me.
Arjuna and Aatma meet many friends and have a good chat with them. :)
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Yesterday I was reading the newspaper, I saw this cute little, V. Mahalakshmi. Who, was participated in a Fancy Dress competition conducted my BSNL Telephones, she got the first prize for acting like Chandramuke, she looks like Jothika.
Two politicians are talking : uzal patiallil Indiavukku 88aavathu edaam cha…cha… ninaithu parkkava kavalamairuku. Sania Mirza kuda tennisla 31vathu edathukku munnareirukkanga…!
Friday, November 18, 2005
More than Rs 100 crores has gone into Akbar Khan's Taj Mahal-An Eternal Love Story is at last releasing Today worldwide along with its dubbed version in Tamil. Sarya Jehan (granddaughter of the melody queen Noorjehan), a half French and a half Pakistani actress, plays the role of Mumtaz, the symbol of eternal love. Zulfi Syed and Kabir Bedi play the young and old Shah Jahan, one of the greatest lovers in history.
It took four years to complete this epic. Taj Mahal has haunting music by veteran Naushad. Choreography by Saroj Khan and costumes by Anna Singh are the other highlights of the film, which was shot in the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur, the Dal Lake in Kashmir and Mumbai studios. Taj Mahal is an eternal favorite with the audience. The first film on the subject, which came in the 1950s, was a hit. Akbar Khan is proud that he has been able to recreate the Mughal era in all its splendour.
A last the Sri Lanka’s Presidential election ends. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse had won as Sri Lanka’s President. The election commission had made no formal announcement. Wish for his new Post.
Sichya…! Naan illatha pothu, Aaseramathukku vandha Pennedam thavaraha nadaka muyarche saiethaya!
Aammam guruva…! Nengathana thangal valaikalaium saathu Parthuka soonnergal…!
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
|This Is My Life, Rated|
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Your Life Analysis:
Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score leaves room for improvement. You can make changes to improve your trouble areas, and this will bring you greater satisfaction. Focus on your weakest points and set about to change them. Do not delay your happiness and success.
Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is rather low, which means that your mental state is not in tune. Learn to filter out the noise of everyday life. Unplug, relax, read a good book. Take up a new area of study. Simplify and focus your mental energy and your mind function will improve.
Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. Your body score is fairly average, which means there is room for improvement. Keep a focus on your physical health. Protect your body as it is your most valuable physical asset. Nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise are key.
Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score is relatively high, which means you are rewarded by your beliefs. Spirituality is clearly important to do. Never let it slip, and continue to learn and grow.
Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. Your friends and family score suffers, yet it does not need to be this way. Strengthen your social network by reaffirming old bonds. Seek out new friendships, and they will provide you the reward you need.
Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. You have a rather low love score. While some are lucky, for most of us love doesn't fall in our laps. You must actively work on improving this area. Do not despair, there is someone out there for you.
Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your financial score indicates some trouble. Raise your score over time by making changes which will lead to greater prosperity in the future. Be sure to live within your means today.
Kanal: Chekechaiku varum noyalikall ketta Joke sollraa palakatthai antha Doctor vittutarunu unaku yappadi thorium?
Sanal : anga parunga Aaruuvai ilammal chekechai alikkapadumnu board vachirukkar!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Wish you a happy birthday Sania.
Profile of Sania:
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1986
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Residence: Hydrabad, India
Height: 5'7 1/2" (1.53m)
Weight: 130 lbs. (59kg)
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface: Hard
Coach: C.G.K. Bhupathi
Age Began Tennis: 6
Personal Interests: Swimming, Music
Other Information: Ambition in tennis: To be in the Top 20 of the World.
Favourite player: Steffi Graf
Monday, November 14, 2005
November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on this day in 1889. He was a great statesman and possessed a remarkable, charming and multi-dimensional personality. His affection for children was well known. Even in the midst of a hectic and relentless schedule, he always found time for children. He liked to mingle and play with them. They enjoyed his company as much as he enjoyed theirs. Every year on November 14, he used to meet many children at a mammoth rally. The children affectionately called him Chacha Nehru.
Nehru was born in an aristocratic family in Allahabad. His father, Motilal Nehru, was a lawyer and freedom fighter, and his mother was Swarup Rani. His ancestors were from the Kashmir valley. His father engaged Brooks, an English tutor, to coach him at home. After his early education, he went to England for further studies. He was educated at Harrow and later joined Trinity College, Cambridge. He was in the college for three years. At the same time, he came under the influence of socialistic ideas, the impact of which shaped his future political philosophy. In 1910, he graduated from Cambridge. He wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and joined the Inner Temple, London to pursue studies in Law. In the summer of 1912 he was called to the Bar and in autumn the same year he returned to India and joined the Allahabad High Court for legal practice.
He joined the Congress and was influenced by nationalists and freedom fighters like Annie Besant, Balagangadhar Tilak and Gopalakrishna Gokhale. Later, in 1916 he met Gandhiji who soon became not only his mentor but also his friend, philosopher and guide. Gradually, he was drawn deeper and deeper into the vortex of the freedom struggle.
The British imprisoned him many times but his jail terms proved a blessing in disguise highly productive in terms of creative writing. During his stay in prison he wrote Glimpses of World History, Discovery of India and his Autobiography. He presided over the destiny of India during the most tumultuous and turbulent period of its history. The post-Partition communal carnage witnessed unprecedented violence and mayhem. As the Prime Minister, he faced the greatest challenge of his life.
But he deftly handled sensitive issues like Partition of the country and tackled critical situations with a fair but firm hand and the nation, as Gandhiji had predicted, remained safe in his hands. He died on May 27, 1964. Though 40 years have elapsed since he left this world, Panditji continues to live in the hearts and minds of millions of children across the country.
Sorry Prathap, i dint read any new joke that's you i cant write, here is a Joke.
Joke - Ganesh: After telling, that your father is a Minister, Why the dint give you a seat in collage?
Dinesh: I asked a seat in Girls collage.:)
Diabetes Patents celebrate Diabetes Day today.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
My favorite Sania Mirza is appeared on KBC 2(Kon Banay Ga Karore Pati ) on Sunday 13th November at with Ex- Miss Universe Lara Dutta. You can watch it on Vijay TV and Star world. I am not sure how much they ended up winning, but knowing these brilliant women, we would not expect a small amount. Their winnings will generously go to the widows of the Indian Air Force personnel. They are in KBc-2 to enthrall us with strength, beauty, and their brains.
The charitable trusts that Sania supports, and works with two organizations. The first one being Concern India, works for the cause of the under-privileged children and women. The other organization, Sach stands for Save a Child's Heart. This organisation works for children under the age of one year, and suffer with heart problems.
The charitable organization Lara supports is called Mission Udan. It works for special children who are physically and mentally challenged. It also works for the cause of widows of Air Force pilots.
I am Glad to see my favorite Sania on the Hot seat. I also have many plans on TV tomorrow, Morning at 11.00am Visu Win Arratai Arangam to see the Kids Speech. At 11.30am See ‘Air-force’ 1 on KTV. And at 4.00pm watching Boss movie, you can ask me what is their in that movie, really I like National love movies, this movie has some interesting Fight scenes.
Today Evening I went out with my Family. First we went to Thiruvanmiur to see location for new ground floor house to buy (because It was difficult for me to walk on steps, currently we are living on 1st Floor). Then we went to Woodlands Drive-in and have some foods and then went to Merina Beach and spent some times seeing sight scenes and watching the children’s playing Skating on the new skating ground. And then came to Besanth Nagar Beach, and see some gal’s with there boy friends and some guys with there friends, and return to home and write this post. I think I will go to Majaa next Saturday.
Wish you all a Happy Weekend.
Friday, November 11, 2005
In Sarojini Market, the bomb was placed near a gas cylinder for maximum effect and in the DTC bus the seat where the bag was kept is said to be above the CNG cylinders. Iron nails and screws were packed into the bomb, a feature of the explosives used in Mumbai in 1993. (In the first major success in an extradition battle, the CBI today brought back one of India's most wanted terrorists Abu Salem, a prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts along with his girl-friend Monica Bedi after a three-year legal process in Portugal.)
But, in the Mumbai blasts, Dawood Ibrahim’s and Tiger Memon’s boys made crucial mistakes and a grenade went off accidentally in a vehicle carrying explosives. In the Parliament attack, the cell phones found on the body of one of the dead led the Special Cell to the others. This time the Delhi Police, with no specific clues, have adopted the only strategy they are left with: sweep every inch of the floor. On the night of the blast, the police called for dossiers of criminals linked with Kashmir-based groups and visited Zakir Nagar, a Muslim-majority locality near Jamia Milia University, for information about new tenants.
The walled city also had visitors from the Special Cell. More than 20 Kashmiri youths were taken for interrogation to the Civil Lines camp, but, Special Cell, denied having detained them. In-between, Kashmir-based Islamic Inqilab Mehaz claimed responsibility for the blasts. This group was set up in 1996 with Lashkar-e-Toiba connections. They dint take there words seriously. A possible lead is some cell phone numbers, which were active in the blast sites minutes before the incident. Some of these calls were made to Pakistan. One immediate lead was a man in Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh who had made a call to Pakistan. But it turned out that he had a relative there.
The suspect: Mohammad Nawab holding the police sketch
The police are checking whether LeT militant Mohammed Arif’s conviction in the Red Fort attack case the same week was the provocation for the blasts; the Intelligence Bureau and the Special Cell have questioned Arif and his wife. Investigators are interrogating a Mohammad Nawab, who allegedly resembles the police sketch of the man who left the bomb in the bus. This case might take some time to crack. What is worrying is that with terrorists still at large, the possibility of a second wave cannot be ruled out.
On 8th November Police and intelligence authorities in Jammu and Kashmir said they have made the first substantial breakthrough in investigations of the October 29 serial bombing of New Delhi.
Ghulam Mohammad Mohiuddin, an alleged Hizb-ul-Mujahideen operative from the Banihal area of the district of Doda, was detained by troops of the 12 Rashtriya Rifles in a search operation on Sunday. Police and intelligence authorities brought him to Jammu late on Monday night for interrogation. Mohiuddin told to Police that a Banihal area Hizb ul-Mujahideen commander, Abdul Hamid, assigned him to the New Delhi operation. Mohiuddin told his interrogators that his services were requisitioned by the Lashkar-e-Taiba, which said it needed someone familiar with the capital to aid an ongoing operation.
When the Earthquake attack the Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, Army and Police of India and Pakistan told all terrorist were died in Quack, what happened now?
Yesterday also The Al-Qaeda Terrorist done a serial bomb blast that targeted three U.S. owned hotels in Amman, Jordan, killed 57 persons and injuring 300 more.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Investigators tracking the Delhi blasts have realized that they are up against the best in the business. The three blasts that rocked the capital on October 29 were perhaps the cleanest leaving almost no clues serial bomb blasts in India. The police do not have a single lead to the culprits.
Synchronized bombing made the work of the police difficult. The bombs went off in three places, the police had to deal with too many other things than catching the criminals. They had to search for explosives at other locations, attend hoax calls, take the injured to hospital and also maintain order in other crowded parts of the city. The city went into panic mode, the terrorists made a quiet exit. Cell phone networks in blast affected areas Pahargunj and Sarojini Nagar were disrupted minutes after the blast. The Delhi Police had jammed the networks so that the bombers would not be able to contact their team members. Given that the lead-time the time the bomber had to escape after planting the bomb was suspected to be about 10 to 20 minutes, the police assumed that the terrorists were in the vicinity of the blasts. The priority was to prevent further incidents that night.
The Pahargunj and Sarojini Market are two of the most congested places in Delhi; it was difficult for people to recall having seen anyone suspicious. These are places where you have to wedge between the people in front of you to move on. The Sarojini Market and Pahargunj investigations seem to be leading towards dead-ends. The police believe the explosives were kept in a cycle-rickshaw in Pahargunj and inside a fruit-juice shop in the heart of Sarojini Market. In Govindpuri (third bomb blast area), the terrorists made a mistake. A third bomber (since the blasts happened in quick succession, it is believed that they were planted by three persons) had boarded a DTC bus and kept a bag on a seat.
When conductor asked him to take a ticket, the man quickly got out. Seeing an unattended bag on the seat, conductor became suspicious and took it to the driver. Driver, who saw wires inside, threw it out of the window immediately. The bomb went off, critically injuring him. The Special Cell sought the help of a passenger who supposedly sat near the bomber and the conductor to draw a portrait of the suspect. By then, three days had passed. The police admit the portrait is not accurate as none of the passengers or the conductor had a good look at the suspect.
Forensic science too did not help much in providing leads. Sources said that only pieces of the battery used in the detonators were found at the blast scene, though bomb squads from the National Security Guard scanned the area for two days. The explosive used is suspected to be RDX but police are not sure. Electronic timers are said to have been used.
Investigators believe that the blasts were… (Continue tomorrow)
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The 83 year-old Former President of India, K.R.Narayanan died in Army’s Research and Referral Hospital, Delhi, today morning. He went to coma for a week. Let his soul rest in Peace.
Will the Bird Flu affect India?. Is below.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
India prepares for a possible avian flu outbreak as migratory birds fly in.
The Kadris love to eat chicken daily. But with reports of the possibility of migratory birds bringing the avian flu virus to India and infecting poultry, they are fighting temptation. "Dry chicken is what is eaten these days. Now Kadris eat chicken only once a week.
Well-cooked meat won’t carry the virus H5N1 anyway. What Kadris should avoid is close contact with infected birds, their droppings or the air contaminated with faecal vapours. Kadris is only being extra cautious, like many others around the world these days, in case the virus should jump from birds to humans and trigger a pandemic. Like in 1957, when the H2N2 strain emerged in China and killed around 7,50,000 people worldwide, or In 1968, when the H3 strain showed up in Hong Kong and claimed 7,00,000 lives around the world.
Though some experts believe it may not happen because the virus might become less lethal after mutation, around 30 nations met recently in Canada to discuss the preparedness. In India, 3,207 blood and faecal samples of poultry from various states, sent to the High Security Animal Diseases Laboratory in Bhopal, India, from July to September, have tested negative. But with migratory birds starting to descend on the country, testing times are ahead for the government, which has set up an inter-ministerial task force to watch out and ensure availability of medicine. Government cannot wait for the outbreak to happen, they are coming out with a national strategy as per WHO codes.
Having warned all the Indian states, the government is monitoring 50 bird sanctuaries. So far they have not found any sign of the virus. They are working with the Bombay National History Society. Government are asked to report sick or dead birds, there is a little early to predict as India gets avian visitors till May. The danger areas are the eastern borders and the Himalayan range. While birds coming from China could be a cause for concern for the northeastern states, Siberian birds from Europe could pose danger for Kashmir. In Gujarat, which has five bird sanctuaries and over 20 big wetlands, bar-headed geese, which are believed to carry the virus, could show up in mid-November. The three species great cormorant, great black-headed gull and great brown-headed gull that come to Gujarat will also be watched. Bird watchers and farmers in the state have been told to report to the forest department if birds are found dull and shivering.
However, the Food and Agriculture Organization has discouraged their killing or destruction of their habitats. Destruction, authorities say, would disperse the population but not reduce the risk or change the course of the avian flu infection in poultry. The Bhopal lab has devised a method of testing by scanning the droppings
where the virus can survive for 105 days at temperatures less than 25 degrees C.
Were the flu to spread, experts fear India would be short of vaccines, drugs, hospitals and doctors. There is no specific medicine available, say Doctors. Vaccines are also not fully available in India. Symptomatic treatment is what they can give depending on cough or high-grade fever. Treatments are depending on the quantum of exposure, virulence of the virus and the person’s resistance. Though India is reportedly developing a vaccine, current treatment is to administer neuraminidase (a viral protein that helps release new virus particles from the host human cell) inhibitors, oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir. Since Tamiflu manufacturer Roche has no product patent on the drug in India, there are no legal hurdles for Indian companies to make a generic version of the drug. Other nations, too, are looking at making the drug as the WTO, in 2003, has allowed governments to overrule patents during health crises.
India has banned imports of poultry and poultry products from infected countries. Government set up border check posts and posted quarantine officers at airports. Meat-sellers hope that the avian visitors won’t upset business. So far no virus has been reported even among the birds, and World Health Organization has given a thumbs-up to India’s preparedness. Still, keep your fingers crossed.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Known as one of the finest marathons in the world, this is one not to be missed! This truly fabulous marathon is renowned world wide for its overall cosmopolitan buzz and the great atmosphere of its pre and post race celebrations.
Whether you're a first time marathon runner, an old hand or if you just need an excuse to visit one of the most exciting cities in the world then this challenge is for you!
Sunday, November 06, 2005
He thought Budhia might have stopped and resumed running when he saw him coming. But boys in the hostel that Biranchi runs and whom he trains, said Budhia kept running at the same pace through they asked him to stop. Amazed by the child’s stamina, Biranchi took him to a doctor, who found him fit. After this, my wife Gita [who is also a judo expert] and I wanted to make Budhia a marathon runner, says Biranchi. Call it coincidence, but the previous night I had watched a marathon runner from Kenya on TV and found that Budhia had a similar style.
Budhia is a rare child, says Doctor, who examined the boy. He is quite intelligent. He remembers the names of more than 100 judo trainees, says Biranchi. He has picked up some good judo techniques as well. The boy from a Goutam Nagar slum in Bhubaneswar lost his father, last year. His mother, who making Rs.250 a month from washing dishes, sent her two elder daughters to two household as maids and gave Budhia away to a hawker for Rs.800, keeping the remaining child with her. Biranchi, who visits the slum as president of the Kalingaputre Basti Basinda Association, brought Budhia to his center, along with his sister, after paying the hawker.
Of 6,000 boys and girls he trained in his 23-year career, 587-47 of them orphans-have got jobs in the police and paramilitary forces. He can get into the Guinness Book of Records with proper grooming, says Biranchi. Budhia covered the 60-km Bhubaneswar-Puri stretch nine times in the last four months, clocking his best time of 5 hours and 45 minutes. He runs barefoot as shoes cause strain and slow him down, says Biranchi, who plans to put hi in school next year.
Efforts are on to find a sponsor for Budhia. His stamina is unusual, says an IAS officer and president of the judo association. He needs regular health check-ups and a special diet. We want him to represent India in international events. Biranchi, who has declined offers to adopt the child, says the government has not given any help. But, minister for sports, says the government is thinking of supporting him.
Won’t the rigours take a toll on Budhia’s health? Says, a government coach: The experiment may affect the lungs and heart and growth. For marathon, one is trained after the age of 12. Even at that age, the maximum one runs at a stretch is 15km once or twice a week.
Dr.Bibekananda Tripathy, a 60-year-old vet who finished first at the January 16 international marathon in Mumbai agrees. Even if he is gifted he should be given the right load at the right age, he says. Otherwise when the real test comes his love for running won’t be there.
But Budhia seems to be enjoying it. He says he just wants to run.
Joke: A boy and a girl standing on the Bus stand. That boy tells, I like to have u r goluse (leg chain) on my chest. The girl said, like that, I also like to put my slipper on your face.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Friday, November 04, 2005
I wait for him, but he dint come alone, Balaji came with him. I was waiting a week for balaji. I dint expect his visit, it was very surprise. There are many difference on seeing him on the photo and see him in live. When he come alone, I can’t identify him, when I saw him, I was thinking who is he. I only identified after vatsan introduced him to me. He presented me a Painting set. I can’t imagine, a person will come from U.K. to see me, I think, I should be lucky. He talks very friendly, but u all know about me, I dint talk more, because of my Shy. For me it will take more time to talk with any new person, when I met any body for 3 to 4 time, it will be easy for me to talk. He took me on his camera, and I played some songs on my Keyboard, he also took that.
Balaji and Srivatsan saw some of my Photoshop pictures, they appreciate my work, and advice me to read more, and throw the shyness, come out and see the world. Balaji tell about his family, and ask about my family, he has two children’s. He was very busy for a week, in his busy time he spent some time with me, I should really thank to Balaji and Srivatsan. Balaji is Childhood friend of great Narayanna Venkitu. I should thank Venkitu to introduce me to him. Srivatsan said Jo also like to see me, but Jo has important composing with A.R.Rahman, so he dint come, hope to meet him in future. I heard some songs singed my Jo, his voice is like Jasudhas, I congrats him to come a big singer.
Anyhow it was very fun, it was unforgettable day.
Joke : A man is drinking, he asking his wife: aande kuudavE kadikka Ethaavathu irukkaa?
O! aduththa vitdu naay irukka!
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I also Celebrate the Diwali with new dress, sweets, crackers and watching TV. Morning I wake up at 7.00 and take a oil bath and sit in front of TV and watch some programs. What are the programs. At 8.00 I watch the sun News, 8.30 I saw new songs from Diwali release, I like the song ennatha solvenunggo from sivakasi and che che che che from Majaa, 9.00 I saw my favorite stare Vijay’s Singamla on Vijay TV, vijay went to sivakasi and visit his fans and done some program, because of that I was missed the Asin interview on Suntv, 9.30 I saw new movies programe.10.00 I went to burst crackers, I burst Bijili crackers my brother burst big crackers. At 10.30 I watch Aratai Arangam, in advertisement time I see Ilaiyarajas concert on JayaTV, I searched for Srivatsan and Siddharth on the show, my bad luck I can’t see them.
At 11.30 I saw all time favorite movie superstar’s Padayappa, I saw the move many times, but I like to see more times, I like the Rajini style’s. at 12.00 I get a surprise call from my Chat Friend Razick who is in Thirunelveli, he wishes me Happy Diwali hi is celebrating Ramzan on Friday. 5.00pm I saw Vadivelu’s interview and 5.30 actor Vijay’s interview. After 6.00 we start bursting crackers, we enjoyed the Diwali slowly, in my street many people burst crackers, first we watched the crackers burst my our street people, after they finished we started. I burst susurverthi, pencil, Bijili crackers. My brother burst, 2,000 wall, Out and many, my brother (Uncle’s son) challenged to his friends to put many Paper’s in front of our home, he was very happy to see many papers. I watched many rockets and out’s on the sky, we can see the rockets only on Deepavali, it was very nice to see. I eat my dinner at 10.00 because of watching crackers. And went to bed at 11.00pm. My sister also joined this Deepavlai with us. It was a very very happy and a forgettable day.
Day after tomorrow (4th October) is Ramzan. Wish you all a HAPPY RAMZAN.
Joke:) : Two childreans talking: youn pakkathil irukum soumiya inekku vaguppil thuinge, teacherketta mathikketa partiya!
Amma ava muttal! Teacherikku munnallaya thuingeta!