Friday, 31 July 2009

- Sir Bobby Robson - A Legend

--Navratri - Story

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

- Facts about Cholesterol

- Marriage - Chinese


Marriage or Wedding is a social union or legal contract between individual that create kinship. Across the world there are different ways in which people get married. Some marriages are as simple as a contract while in some it's a sacred institution. Though there are so many different marriages but one thing is common among all is that it's a great time and celebration time for not only the two people but also for their family. Here I would like to share about some marriages of different religion with a hope that you will also enjoy......

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Remarkable use of cloning

South Koreans Custom service have deployed worlds first cloned sniffer dogs, to check for drugs at the main airport and border crossing. Agency says it's difficult to find good sniffer dogs, only about 30% naturally-born sniffer dogs make the grade.
Six puppies were cloned from a Canadian-born sniffer dog in late 2007,and after completing a 16 month training programme, they are deployed. They all are called Toppy. Official says that they are the world first sniffer dog deployed and perform better that natural-born sniffers.

Monday, 20 July 2009


Lord Shiva is worshipped in form of Shivlinga. Shivlinga symbolises the supreme creative energy. It is even believed that nothing is impossible for those who worship Shivlinga. There are many stories about Shivlinga and I'm mentioning one interesting one........

Once Brahma and Vishnu were arguing over who was supreme. Suddenly there appeared Shivlinga before them a huge column of fire. Both decided that who ever will find the end of the pillar and will come first will be acknowledge as supreme. Vishnu in the form of boar dug into earth and Brahma in the form of swan flew up. They searched for days in vain. Then Shiv appeared in the column and Brahma and Vishnu realised their mistake and acknowledged Shiv as supreme. Shivling represent that column of fire Jyotirlinga. There are 12 such jyotirlinga.

1. Somnath in Saurashtra, Gujrat.
2. Mallikarjun in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh.
3. Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
4. Omkareshwar in Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh.
5. Kedareshwar in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.
6. Bhimashankara in Dakini, Maharashtra.
7. Vishweshwar in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
8. Tryambakeshwar in Nasik, Maharashtra.
9. Vaidyanath in Deoghar, Jharkhand.
10. Nageshwar in Darukavam, Maharashtra.
11. Rameshwaram in Setubandam, Tamil Nadu.
12. Girihneswar in Ellora, Maharashtra.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Silent Killer

The title does not refer to a person or a slick Hollywood flick made of undercover agent, but to a very common but serious condition, and many people do not seem to know about it, even if they have it.

This Silent Killer is High Blood Pressure. Usually, high blood pressure has no sign or symptoms, but sometime some may have symptoms like headache, dizziness, blurred vision and nausea.

What is Blood Pressure:

When heart beats, it pumps the blood and as the blood moves pushing against the sides of blood vessels. The strength of this pushing is Blood Pressure. This is measured in millimeter of mercury and is written as two numbers like 120/80 mm of Hg. Ideally we should have our blood pressure at or below 120/80, at this level you are at low risk for attack or stroke.
The top number is Systolic Blood Pressure, this is the highest level of pressure when heart beats.
The bottom number is Diastolic Blood pressure, this is the lowest level of pressure as heart relaxes in between beats.

Reasons for High Blood Pressure:

1. Age: The older you get your artery get stiffer, so chances of developing High Blood Pressure go up especially systolic.

2. Race: African American have High Blood Pressure more often than whites. They develop Blood pressure at younger age and develop more severe complications sooner.

3. Heredity: You are at greater risk if other member of family have,or have had high blood pressure.

4. Sodium Sensitivity: Some people have high sensitivity to sodium (Salt), so the blood pressure goes up if there is intake of salt and comes down when intake is reduced.

5. Alcohol: High alcohaol intake also plays a part in raising the blood pressure.

6. Overweight: This is very closely related to high blood pressure.

7. Lack of exercise: Physical inactivity can make you obese and raise your blood pressure.

8. Drugs: Certain drug such as amphetamines, diet pills, birth control pills tend to raise blood pressure

9. In some people high blood pressure is also caused by some other disease (chronic kidney disease, thyroid dysfunction, pregnancy, contraction of aorta) so when the root cause is treated blood pressure comes to normal.

Effects of High Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure puts extra strain on heart and blood vessels. This can make then weak or
damage them. This can have a number of effects on body like
*Heart attack.
*Heart failure.
*Kidney Failure
*Eye damage with loss of vision.
*Peripheral arterial disease.
If you have other health conditions, such as diabetes or high cholesterol, this increases your risk of health problem even more.


1. Eat nutritious low fat diet.

2. Exercise regularly.

3. Reduce your salt intake.

4. Maintain your healthy weight.

5. Stop smoking.

6. Alcohol intake at sensible level.

7. get your blood pressure checked regularly.

8. Take medication as directed even if you are feeling better.

9 Reduce stress and relax.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Cruel Facts Behind Soft Silk

Silk, the most valued of all fabrics, makes an excellent clothing because it is soft, light weight, long lasting, and can be dyed in brilliant colours.

Sericulture is the process of raising silk moth and harvesting their cocoon to obtain silk fibres. There are several species of silk moth and they feed on different types of leaves, that's the reason why silk can have different characteristics.

When the eggs hatch into larva, it began to feed voraciously on leaves. They shed their skin four times during this stage. After a period of 4-5 weeks, the larva spin their cocoon. Cocoon is fibre which is made from all the leaves they have been ingesting mixed with saliva.

It takes about a week to complete the cocoon. Once cocoon is complete moths are killed before they emerges. If moth will break the filament it makes reeling difficult and produce a low grade of fibre. So in order to keep the cocoon intact, they are put into containers of hot water. This kills the moth and also loosen the filaments. Now the filaments from several cocoon are reeled together to make a strong thread.

About 2000 moths are killed to make just a pound of silk, which is probably the reason to make it so expensive. Imagine an industry which strives on killing living beings.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It is a feeling of apprehension or fear.The source of this uneasiness is not always identifiable. Anxiety is often accompanied by physical effects like heart palpitation, fatigue, nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach ache or headache. External signs may include pale skin,sweating,trembling and pupillary dilation.

Physical : like sweating,trembling, pupillary dilation, heart palpitation, fatigue,nausea, chest pain, shortness of breath, stomach ache, head ache.
Emotional: like feeling of apprehension, anticipating the worst, irritability, restlessness, feeling like your mind gone blank, trouble in concentrating.

Certain drug, both recreational and medicinal, can lead to a symptom of anxiety due to their side effects Such drugs include caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, bronchodialators, antidepressant, cocaine, amphetamines, ADHD medication and thyroid. Beside this poor diet can also contribute to stress or anxiety.In very rare case a tumour of adrenal gland may be the cause of anxiety. The symptoms are caused by over production of hormones responsible for feeling of anxiety.

1. Generalised Anxiety
It is common chronic disorder characterised by long lasting anxiety that is not focused on any one object or situation.
Those suffering from generalised anxiety experience non specific persistent fear and worry and become over concerned with every day.

2. Panic Disorder
A person suffering from brief attacks of intense terror and apprehension, often marked by trembling, shaking, confusion, dizziness nausea. These can peak in less than 10 min. and can lasts for several hours. Although special cause is not always apparent.

3 .Phobia
This include all cases in which fear and anxiety is triggered by a specific stimulus or situation. This is the largest category of anxiety disorder.

a. Agoraphobia
This is a condition when sufferer become anxious in environment which is unfamiliar or where he has little control. This anxiety is often compounded by a fear of social embarrassment.
Agoraphobics may experience panic attack in situation where they feel trapped insecure, out of control or too far from their personal comfort zone. In severe cases, the sufferer confined to his/ her home.

b. Social Anxiety Disorder
This is also called Social Phobia. This is described as an intense fear of negative public scrutiny or a public embarrassment or humiliation. This fear can be specific to particular social situation like public speaking or more typically, is experienced in social interaction. Person suffering from social anxiety tries to avoid the sources of the anxiety, in severe cases leads to complete isolation.

4. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
This disorder is characterised by intrusive thoughts resulting in compulsive behaviour and mental acts that the person feel driven to perform, according to rule that must be applied rigidly, aimed at reducing anxiety by preventing some imagined dreaded events. However these compulsive behaviour and mental acts are not very common disorder. In US 1 in 50 adult has obsessive compulsive disorder.

5. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
This disorder results from from a traumatic experience such as rape, serious accident or threat to physical or psychological integrity.

6. Separation Anxiety Disorder
This anxiety is due to separation from person or place. Though separation anxiety is common in all age group and its normal but if this feeling is excessive or inappropriate then we call it disorder. This disorder affects roughly 7% adult and 4% children.

- First of all you should find the source of your stress.
- Maintaining a diary of experiences and thoughts will make it easy.
- Then you need someone who will listen to you. Though it may not solve the problem but will help to ease out the pressure.
- Beside this healthy diet, good sleep and relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation helps a lot.
- If nothing is helping take an appointment with your doctor.