the Waldo Canyon fire


 
 
 
 
  Colorado wild fires photos: The Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs
        
 
A three-day-old wildfire erupted with catastrophic fury Tuesday, ripping across the foothills neighborhoods of Colorado Springs, devouring an untold number of homes and sending tens of thousands fleeing to safety in what was shaping up as one of the biggest disasters in state history. “This is a firestorm of epic proportions,” said Colorado Springs Fire Chief Richard Brown. The Waldo Canyon fire in El Paso County — which had been growing in the forested hills on the city’s west side — blew into an inferno late in the afternoon, raging over a ridge toward densely populated neighborhoods. An apocalyptic plume of smoke covered Colorado’s second-largest city as thousands of people forced to evacuate clogged Interstate 25 at rush hour trying to get to their homes or to get out of the way. By nightfall, roughly 32,000 people left their homes, chased out by the flames.
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood in near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (The Denver Post) #
Waldo Fire
A neighborhood west of the intersections of Vindicator Drive, Centennial Blvd and Flying W Ranch Road burns near the foothills of Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire took a turn for the worse as the fire exploded and made a run northward taking homes and thousands of acres with today June 26th,2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Firefighters get ready to head into neighborhoods which were caught by the Waldo Canyon Fire after it swept down into western portions of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 leaving a trail of destruction, burning homes and buildings in its path. Heavily populated areas in the fire’s path have been affected. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller) #
Waldo Fire
People flee the Waldo Canyon Fire with little time to spare as the fire burns through neighborhoods west of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The blaze left a trail of destruction, burning homes and buildings in it’s path. Heavily populated areas in the fire’s path have been affected. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller) #
Waldo Fire
The skies are orange as flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire race through a neighborhood in west Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 leaving a trail of destruction, burning homes and buildings in its path. Heavily populated areas in the fire’s path have been affected. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood in near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) #
Waldo Fire
Fire from the Waldo Canyon wildfire burns as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire burns an entire neighborhood in near the foothills of Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire burns homes near Colorado Springs, Colo. Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) #
Waldo Fire
Fire from the Waldo Canyon wildfire as it moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler) #
Waldo Fire
A plume of smoke is seen over Interstate 25 as the Waldo Canyon wildfire moved into subdivisions and destroyed homes in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Gaylon Wampler) #
Waldo Fire
Flames from the Waldo Canyon Fire move quickly move through the western side Colorado Springs, Colo. causing several structures and homes to burn on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. The fire made a massive run late in the day leaving a trail of destruction, and burning homes and buildings in it’s path. Heavily populated areas in the fire’s path have been affected. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller) #
Waldo Fire
Homes are destroyed by the Waldo Canyon fire in the Mountain Shadows area of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. A stubborn and towering wildfire jumped firefighters’ perimeter lines in the hills overlooking Colorado Springs, forcing frantic mandatory evacuation notices for more than 9,000 residents. (AP Photo/The Gazette,Jerilee Bennett) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon Fire, burns out of control, threatening homes Tuesday June, 26, 2012. (AP Photo/RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post) #
Waldo Fire
A helicopter is dwarfed by the flames of the Waldo Canyon Fire as it races down into western portions of Colorado Springs, Colo. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 leaving a trail of destruction and burning homes and buildings in it’s path. Heavily populated areas in the fire’s path have been affected. (AP Photo/Bryan Oller) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire made a run into Colorado Springs Tuesday night, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire made a run into Colorado Springs Tuesday night, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire made a run into Colorado Springs Tuesday night, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire made a run into Colorado Springs Tuesday night, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire jumped into Colorado Springs Tuesday evening. Residents of the Lower Mountain Shadows subdivision evacuated the neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire jumped into Colorado Springs Tuesday evening. Residents of the Lower Mountain Shadows subdivision evacuated the neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Houses are engulfed by flames in northwest Colorado Springs neighborhoods after the Waldo Canyon Fire exploded Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012. Steve Nehf, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
An entire neighborhood burns near the foothills of Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th,2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
An entire neighborhood burns near the foothills of Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th,2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
An entire neighborhood burns near the foothills of Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th,2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
An entire neighborhood burns near the foothills of Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th,2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Waldo Canyon Fire burns out of control, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Authorities blocked Garden of the Gods Road at North 30th Street Tuesday evening. Residents of the Lower Mountain Shadows subdivision evacuated the neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012. Flames from the Waldo Canyon fire jumped into Colorado Springs forcing emergency evacuations of some neighborhoods. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire explodes today June 26th, 2012. A traffic jam of cars fleeing the city heads east on both sides of Woodmen Road. The road is closed to westbound traffic. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th, 2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Steve Rosburg covered his mouth with his shirt as he waited for friends on Centennial Boulevard. Traffic was streaming south on Centennial Boulevard on both sides of the median. Residents of the Lower Mountain Shadows subdivision evacuated the neighborhood in northwest Colorado Springs Tuesday evening, June 26, 2012. Flames from the Waldo Canyon fire spread into town Tuesday evening. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
What looks like a firestorm, the Waldo Canyon fire exploded today June 26th, 2012. The fire raced over 2 miles northward onto the Air Force Academy land. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th, 2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post#
Waldo Fire
What looks like a firestorm, the Waldo Canyon fire exploded today June 26th, 2012. The fire raced over 2 miles northward onto the Air Force Academy land. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th, 2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post#
Waldo Fire
Colorado Springs Police officers direct traffic and secure the corner of Garden of Gods Rd. and Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Colorado Springs Police officers direct traffic and secure the corner of Garden of Gods Rd. and Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Colorado Springs Police officers direct traffic and secure the corner of Garden of Gods Rd. and Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Colorado Springs Police officers direct traffic and secure the corner of Garden of Gods Rd. and Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Tayor Salamon, 11, holds on to his dog as they pile in the back seat, Tuesday June 26, 2012, as his family rushes to leave their home in the path of Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Colorado Springs Police officers direct traffic and secure the corner of Garden of Gods Rd. and Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Fire fighters are heading to West of Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Police officers direct traffic and secure the corner of Garden of Gods Rd. and Centennial Blvd. in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire invades the Mountain Shadows neighborhood of Colorado Springs, Colorado Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (Mark Reis/Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire explodes today June 26th, 2012. A traffic jam of cars fleeing the city heading north on I-25 seems enveloped by the orange haze of smoke. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th, 2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire explodes today June 26th, 2012. A traffic jam of cars fleeing the city heading north on I-25 seems enveloped by the orange haze of smoke. The Waldo Canyon fire continues to burn northwest of Manitou Springs, Colorado today June 26th, 2012. Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Residents in the path of the Waldo Canyon Fire rush to get out, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon fire spread spot fires to the north as afternoon winds spread embers into the air Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
A Colorado Springs Police Officer rushes to get residents out of their homes in the path of the Waldo Canyon Fire, Tuesday June 26, 2012, in Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
More evacuations were ordered as the Waldo Canyon fire spread to the north when afternoon winds spread embers into the air Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
Waldo Canyon Fire continues to grow, Tuesday June 26, 2012, near Colorado Spring. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
A helicopter flew towards the flames as the Waldo Canyon fire spread to the north as afternoon winds spread embers into the air Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to grow in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Teller County officials warned residents east of U.S. 24 and north of the El Paso/Teller County line to be prepared to leave. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Hyoung Chang) #
Waldo Fire
The Waldo Canyon wildfire continues to grow in Colorado Springs, Colo, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Teller County officials warned residents east of U.S. 24 and north of the El Paso/Teller County line to be prepared to leave. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti) #
Waldo Fire
A C-130 makes a drop on the Waldo Canyon wildfire northwest of Manitou Springs, Colo., Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Colorado has endured nearly a week of 100-plus-degree days and low humidity, sapping moisture from timber and grass, creating a devastating formula for volatile wildfires across the state and punishing conditions for firefighters. (The Denver Post, Helen H. Richardson) #
 
 
           
 

Dear All,This i…


Dear All,

This is to inform you that, in our country medicines are  usually prescribed (by our great doctors) by brand name and not by the generics (ingredients). Hence we often end up paying more money for the same medicine.
 
Follow these few steps to know more and start saving on your medical bills. Refer to the attached screen shots.
 
1. Log on to www.medguideindia.com
 
2. Click on ‘Drugs’
 
3. Click on ‘Brand’
 
4. Type the brand name which you are using e. g., Metocard XL (50 mg). The site will also help you with drop down menu. Click on ‘Search’
 
5. Click on ‘Generics’. It will display the ingredients of the tablet.
 
6. Click on ‘matched brands’
 
7. Don’t be surprised to see that same drug is available at very low cost also. And that to by other reputed manufacturer. e. g., Metocard XL 50 is for Rs. 62.00 and the same drug by Cipla (Mepol) is available @ Rs. 7.00 only!
 
If you are convinced with the result, do forward this message to your near & dear ones.

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Be Safe Take care of your GPS


 
 
 
 
 

 

It appears that GPS too is vulnerable.

This is worth sharing with all our family and friends who are using GPS in their cars 

GPS was placed in its bracket in the windshield and left in the sun. The battery overheated and exploded!


16 MOST EXPENSIVE MATERIALS OF THE WORLD





Everything in this world is made up of some materials. Without materials there is nothing in this world, that is the world is itself will not exist. But there are also some material which are very expensive and some of this expensive material we would have hardly seen.


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WHY OUR BODY ACTS LIKE THAT ?


Why does our Body do that?

Learn the common causes behind your body’s little quirks. Whether uncomfortable, embarrassing or just plain weird, there are some pretty funky things that our bodies do. Curious about the causes of such reactions as hiccups, goose bumps and eye twitches, Eric Plasker, DC, Author of The 100 Year Lifestyle, gives the real scoop. Read on to discover the common reasons for 14 peculiar bodily functions.

 
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WHY OUR BODY ACTS LIKE THAT ?


Why does our Body do that?

Learn the common causes behind your body’s little quirks. Whether uncomfortable, embarrassing or just plain weird, there are some pretty funky things that our bodies do. Curious about the causes of such reactions as hiccups, goose bumps and eye twitches, Eric Plasker, DC, Author of The 100 Year Lifestyle, gives the real scoop. Read on to discover the common reasons for 14 peculiar bodily functions.

 
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A needle can save life of stroke patir



A NEEDLE CAN SAVE THE LIFE OF A STROKE PATIENT
 

From a Chinese Professor . 
Keep a 
syringe or needle in your home to do this… It’s amazing and an unconventional way of recovering from stroke, read it through it can help somebody one day.

This is amazing. 
Please keep this very handy. Excellent tips. 
Do take a minute to read this. 
You’ll never know, ones life may depend on you.

My father was paralysed and later diedfrom the result of a stroke.  I wish I knew about this first aid before.
When stroke strikes, the capillaries in the brain will gradually burst. (Irene Liu)

When a stroke occurs, stay calm.

No matter where the victim is, do not move him/her. Because, if moved, the capillaries will burst.

Help the victim to sit up where he/she is to prevent him/her from falling over again and then the blood letting can begin .

If you have in your home an injection syringe that would be the best.

Otherwise, a sewing needle or astraight pin will do.

1.     Place the needle/pin over fire to sterilize it and then use it to prick the tip of all ……10 fingers.
2.     There are no specific acupuncture points, just prick about an mm from the fingernail.
3.     Prick till blood comes out.
4.     If blood does not start to drip, then squeeze with your fingers.
5.     When all 10 digits is bleeding, wait a few minutes then the victim will regain consciousness.

6.     If the victim’s mouth is crooked , then pull on his ears until they are red.
7.     Then prick each earlobe twice until two drops of blood comes from each earlobe.
After a few minutes the victim should regain consciousness.
 

Wait till the victim regains his normal state without any abnormal symptoms then take him to the hospital. 
Otherwise, if he was taken in the ambulance in a hurry to the hospital, the bumpy trip will cause all the capillaries in his brain to burst.

If he could save his life, barely managing to walk, then it is by the grace of his ancestors.
‘I learned about letting blood to save life from Chinese traditional doctor, Ha Bu Ting, who lives in Sun Juke.

Furthermore, I had practical experience with it. Therefore, I can say this method is 100% effective.
In 1979, I was teaching in Fung Gaap College in Tai Chung.

One afternoon, I was teaching a class when another teacher came running to my classroom and said in panting,
‘Ms Liu, come quick, our supervisor has had a stroke !’. I immediately went to the 3rd floor.
When I saw our supervisor, Mr. Chen Fu Tien, his colour was off, his 
speech was slurred , his mouth was crooked – all the symptoms of a stroke.

I immediately asked one of the practicum students to go to the pharmacy outside the school to buy a syringe, which I used to prick Mr. Chen’s 10 fingers tips.

When all 10 fingers were bleeding (each with a pea-sized drop of blood), after a few minutes, Mr. Chen’s  face regained its colour and his eyes’ spirit returned

But his mouth was still crooked . So Ipulled on his ears to fill them with blood.
When his ears became red
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pricked his right earlobe twice to let out two drops of blood .
When 
both earlobes had two drops of blood each a miracle happened .
Within 3-5 minutes
 the shape of his mouth returned to normal and hisspeech became clear.

We let him rest for a while and have a cup of hot tea , then we helped him go down the stairs, drove him to Wei Wah Hospital . He rested one night and was released the next day to return to school to teach.. Everything worked normally. 
There were no ill after effects.

On the other hand, the 
usual stroke victim usually suffers Irreparable bursting of the brain capillaries on the way to the hospital. 
As a result, these victims never recover.’ (Irene Liu) 
Therefore, stroke is the second cause of death.
 
The lucky ones will stay alive but can remain paralysed for life.

It is such a horrible thing to happen in ones life.

If we can all remember this blood letting method  and start the life saving process immediately, in a short time, thevictim will be revived and regain 100% normality.

IF POSSIBLE PLEASE FORWARD THIS AFTER READING . YOU NEVER KNOW IT MAY HELP SAVE A LIFE FROM STROKE 




The Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra


 
 
 

Shri Jagannath Sharanam Mamah 
 
The Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra 
 
The Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra also known as The Gundicha Jatra, Ghosa Jatra, Navadina Jatra
 or Dasavatara Jatra, is the most important 10 days Famous Hindu festival of Lord Jagannath.
 
This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya (second day in bright fortnight of Ashad month).
This year it commenced on 21st June 2012 and ends on 30th June in Puri, Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa.
 
 
This festival also symbolizes  Lord Sri Krishna meeting his relatives and friends at Dvaraka
 travelling from Kurukshetra after long gap.
 
 
Lord Shri Jagannath is believed the Daaru Brahma – 
The Wooden Prime Soul incarnation of Lord Vishnu in Kali Yug.  
 
 
The very short story in simple form 
 
There are many versions, Traditional, Vaishnavite, Puranic and Sarala dasa Mahabharatha
of Lord Jagannath’s origin . But in most of the versions character of King Indrayumna plays important role. 
 
According to Hindu Mythology Lord Vishnu in Divine form of Imdranila (Blue Diamond)
 establishes himself near a Banyan tree, at Seashore, Puri, during the end of Threta Yuga,
 as the original image of Jagannath.
 
The sparkling rays of this Nilamani has so much power to grant Moksha to the people
 in its vicinity with prosperity to all and including the place.
 
This became a problem to the God Of Dharma, Yama who decided and hides it from the Earth.
 
But the search for the Powerful Nilamani continued till the begining of Dwaparayuga by
  the Malwa King Indrayumna performed staunch and rigorous Penances to find The Nilamani.
 
Pleased with his devotion Lord Vishnu instructed him to go back to Sea shore of Puri, 
to find a Log Of Wood floating on the sea and follow his instructions to carve images
 designed by Viswakarma (Lord Brahma).
 
As said The King found the log of wood and did a yajna from which God Yajna appeared.
He Instructed the King to make fourfold expansion, i.e. Paramatma as Vasudeva
his Vyuha as Samkarshana, Yogamaya as Subhadra
and his Vibhava as Sudarsana of the wood.
 
  Visvakarma, the architect of Gods gave the design to Lord Vishnu. 
And also he made a magnificent temple to house the idols.
King engaged most skilled carpenters to fine finish the would before carving the Idols.
 
But to eveyone’s surprise even the sharpest and strongest of the chisels
  could not even make mark on the wood.
 
 And the worried King summoned all the  Expert carpenters from other places. 
But nothing could be done. 
 
And Lord Sri Maha Vishnu himself approached the King in disguise of a very old carpenter
 and told him that he can cut and carve the wood in to the idols as per the design. 
 
But he put a condition that he would work with the doors of the temple lock closed
 and not to be disturbed till he completes the work in three weeks .
 
The works started and the beat of Chisels carving the wood resounded
 every day and night outside the temple. 
 
But after two weeks the Queen and the King Indrayumna on their routine visit to the temple, 
found the sound of Chisel stopped all of a sudden. 
 
And the queen out of curiosity about the old carpenters health, suspecting he died, 
requested the king to open the doors. 
 
As the King himself much worried took no time in breaking the promise by getting the Doors  opened. 
And when the doors were opened, they found Lord Vishnu at work on carving the Idols.
 
But Lord Vishnu finding the King and queen seeing him doing the work vanished from the site
 leaving the idols unfinished devoid of any hands and feet.
 
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But the Divine  voice of Lord Vishnu instructed King Indrayuman to install the idols.
He told the King that the Idols are equally sacred as they are carved by Him.
 

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The Ratha Yatra is one of the largest processions in the world with 50-foot high ornate 
and decorated wooden chariots seated with Lord Jagannath, the Lord of the Universe, Lord Balabhadra 
and Goddess Subhadra are paraded throughout the city to give Darshan to all their Devotees. 
It is said that those who participate in the Jagannath Yatra in Puri earn their ‘passage’ to heaven.
 
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Suna Besha of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra at Puri, Odisha, India 
 
 
 
An interesting information of  Rath Yatra Chariots 
 
 
The 3 towering and royal chariots resemble Lord Jagannath Temple architecture. 
 
Lord Jagannath Chariot, called  ‘nandighose’ is 35 feet high with 18 solid wheels 
 
Lord Balabhadra’s chariot called ‘Taladwaja’ is 33 feet high and has 16  solid wheels 
 
Goddess Shubhadra’s Chariotcalled ‘Devadalan’ is 30 feet high and has 14 solid wheels 
 
Every year New chariots and wheels are made with the same ancient chariot-specifications. 
 
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Thousands of devotees pull the chariots by long ropes.
 
 And millions of hands struggle to merely touch the Chariot or pull the rope as it is  believed lucky, pious, holy and prosperous for the devotee. 
 
The whole Rath Yatra moves in a large procession amidst loud beating of percussion instruments, gongs and blowing conch shells. 
 
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About the  side Deities on each of the chariot. 
 
Sudarsana is seated by the side of Lady Subhadra in Her chariot, Madanamohana sits in the Lord Jagannatha’s chariot, and small Deities of Lord Rama and Krisna take their seats in the Balabhadra chariot. Thus total seven Deities are seated on the three chariots and are pulled by the devotees by the ropes tied to the chariots and taken to the Gundica temple which is about 3 km away from the main temple.
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Sri Jagannatha Ratha Yatra NOW
 
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Sri Jagannatha Ratha Yatra in 1909
 
THE BIG RISK AND HAZARD AND A SAFETY ALERT

A FLOOD OF MILLION VISITORS ARE EXPECTED EVERY YEAR FOR 10 DAYS AND THEY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF STAMPEDE AS LIVES ARE KNOWN TO BE LOST MAKING THIS FESTIVAL A FUNERAL FOR THEM.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT HEALTH HAZARD IS LOSS OF BREATHING DUE TO SUFFOCATION 



ALL THE MATERIAL IS EXTRACTED FROM THE WEB AND MADE EASY FOR THE READERS.
KINDLY PARDON ME FOR ANY MISTAKES. 


Shri Jagannath Sharanam Mamah.
 
I Pray The Lord Sri Puri Jagannatha Swamy 
to Shower his blessings on all of us. 



In the services of Lord Shri Jagannath 

Regards & Blessings
GOPU
 
 
 
 
 

5 Steps to Improve Your Mood Instantly


 

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5 Steps to Improve Your Mood Instantly

Many situations and people tend to hurt us, annoy us and be a complete mood spoiler. 

In such circumstances it is important to do
Something you like and lighten up your mood. Below are a few steps to help you do so:

1. Listening to Music

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One of the most instant stress relieving techniques could be listening to your favorite music . Music not only calms you down but also acts as an instant mood changer. It can entertain you and divert the mind from the thought that is bothering you.

2. Cup of Coffee/Tea

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There are times you do not wish to sit at home when you’ve had a terrible fight with a friend/parents. You should immediately step out for a cup of coffee or tea at your favorite hang out spot. Redirecting your mind to lighter issues can brighten up your mood.

3. Chat with your best friend

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The moment you are frustrated and your mood is spoilt, pick up the phone or run to your best friend and vent out your anger or sorrow. This technique will not only make your heart feel lighter but will also improve your  mood  quickly. Friends prove to be your best companions when in need.

4. Chocolate

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Grab a bar of your preferred chocolate to ease you off the stress and make you feel like a child all over again. Scientifically chocolate, especially dark chocolate is known to reduce the level of  stress  hormones in the body resulting into improvement of your mood immediately.

5. Bond with Nature

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Taking a stroll down the park or on the beach can instantly freshen your mind. Breathing fresh oxygen and bonding with elements of nature can prove to be absolutely relaxing for the mind and body. Fresh flowers, birds, green grass, the sea can be perfect companions to make a dull day lively.

Deriving joy out of small things in life can help in reviving your mood instantaneously and easing you off all the stress. Doing something that you totally love and diverting your mind from the pressure point can prove to be a perfect medicine to peace and happiness.

AVOID JUNK FOOD TO REMAIN HEALTHY



Worst Junk Foods Ever

All of us like some sort of junk food.

 
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Yes, totally swearing-off junk foods is probably impossible but there are some junk food items that you should try to resist the most because of the immense damage they can cause to your health. The list of worst junk food items includes:

1. Burgers

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Burgers are the unquestioned king of worst junk food choices . Burgers combine everything we shouldnt be eating. This includes:

  • Deep-fried patties that are heavy on trans fats, raising our cholesterol levels
  • Sauces high in sugar and sodium
  • Layers of cheese containing high amount of dairy fat
  • Mayonnaise concentrated with preservatives and egg yolks

2. Candies

 

These are among the easily available but most sinful junk food items. For starters, candies are nothing but a concentrated form of sugar. Even those that claim to include some goodness of fruits are essentially just flavored forms of sugar. The high sucrose or fructose content ensures that you immediately get a sugar spike this causes that typical feeling of goodness that makes candies admired by nearly everyone. Whether it is the lollipop, toffees or gummy bears, a couple of candies in any form, can spoil your entire days calorie control .

3. Sugary Cereals

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These are sinful junk food items since they function under a false claim. Advertised as healthy breakfast cereal, cornflakes or other breakfast cereals coated with sugar aren’t healthy. Having a bowl of plain oatmeal or porridge is better than having fruit loops that contains a high concentration of synthetic suga r having high-sugar breakfast means being more prone to getting sugar cravings during the daytime.

4. French Fries and its Counterparts like Samosas

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It is not just French fries but basically all deep fried snacks including the Indian favorites like samosas apart from eternal favorites like potato chips that are extremely detrimental to the health. These are supreme sources of cholesterol and Trans fats that work towards clogging the arteries. A single serving of French fries or a couple of samosas account for nearly 40% of your daily, recommended intake of fat. High in salt, many of these fried food items are accused of having carcinogenic properties. This means they are capable of causing cancer apart from making you prone to developing high blood pressure, obesity and cardiovascular problems! French fries and potato chips are loaded with Sodium that raises blood pressure. Many of the popular fast food chains have been found to serve fries that include Acrylimide an established cancer-inducing entity.

5. Carbonated Beverages

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Most carbonated drinks contain a very high concentration of synthetic sugar. A single, 300 ml serving of any popular cola-like beverage, equals your entire days quota of sugar. The ones sporting the sugar-free tag contain sweeteners like aspartame that are known to be harmful if consumed over a period. Aerated beverages tend to induce acidity and make us more prone to storing fat.

6. Ice-Creams

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Ice creams make it to this list of all time worst junk foods simply because of their inherent nature where the creamier, sweeter versions are like more. A single serving of most retailed ice creams is known to contain more than 15 grams of fat along with high amounts of sugar. The cold nature of the ice creams ensure that the overall metabolism is impaired for a few hours while the high fat content makes a direct contribution to the waistline.

7. Creamy Cakes

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Many people seem addicted to having cakes for desserts or whenever they are feeling low. However, the enticing slice of cake contains plenty of features that make it one of the worst junk foods ever . Firstly, cakes contain a highly processed, uncooked form of carbohydrate. This kind of white bread has a high glycemic index which in combination with the high amount of sugar ensures that the blood sugar levels are boosted instantly. The high chocolate content and eggs used for making the cream ensure that cakes are concentrated with harmful fats. An occasional slice of cake doesnt do any harm but eating it every few days, is injurious to health.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA, USA


 
Yosemite National Park, California , USA
 
This park was gazetted as a national park in 1890. It is world famous for its rugged terrain, waterfall and century-old pine trees. It covers 1200 sq km and the “fire” waterfall of El Capitan is one of the most spectacular of all scenery.
 
The spectacular view of the waterfall is created by the reflection of sunlight hitting the falling water at a specific angle. This rare sight can only be seen at  a 2-week period towards the end of Feburary. To photograph this rare event, photographers would often have to wait and endure years of patience in order to capture them. The reason is because its appearance depend on a few natural phenomenons occuring at the same time and luck.
 
1st, Is the formation of the waterfall – The water is formed by the melting of snow and ice at the top of the mountain. It melts between the month of December and January and by the end of February there might not have much snow left to melt.
 
2nd, is the specific angle of the sunray hitting the falling water – The sun’s position must be exactly at a particular spot in the sky. This occurs only in the month of February and at the short hours of dusk. If it is a day full of clouds or something blocking the sun, you can only take pictures of your own sorry faces on the waterfall. It coincides with the fact that the weather in the National Park at that time of the year is often volatile and unpredictable. It compounds the difficulty of getting these pictures.
 
Someone did !!! and we all get to see it !!!
 
 
 
 
 

COMPLAINT- INDIAN RAILWAYS-MUST READ




From M.V.Ramana Murthy ,
Incident 1 

It happened few months back.  We were traveling and me & family were waiting in the A/C waiting room at Secunderabad Station. The attached bathroom was not clean and was giving  bad smell. Added to this discomfiture, the bathroom door was not closing tight, and I also observed  that shutter was not closing tight because of faulty door closer. I complained to the attendant . 


I also sent an SMS ” The bathroom of A/C  waiting room on platform No 1 of Secunderbad Station is dirty and stinking. Pl arrange cleaning . Also the door is not closing  properly”. After few minutes we left the waiting room as our train arrival was announced. Within few minutes I received text reply from Railways, giving an Id No and that action will be taken . After few hours I received a message that  the bathroom has been cleaned . After ten days I received another message that the faulty door has been repaired and thanking me. 


Incident 2
 
Recently on 24 th October I and my wife were traveling by Hyderabd Ajmeer Express on our Rajasthan trip. Next day morning, I noticed there was no water in the bathroom and the taps are all dry, whereas our journey will continue and we will be reaching our destination ( Bhilwara near Ajmeer)  after another 18 hours. I was worried that it is going to be a miserable time to travel without water. Water or No water, people will continue to use the bathrooms and the stink will become unbearable. I complained to the Conductor. I also sent a SMS “Traveling in the A1 compartment of Hyderabad Ajmeer express train No 12720. No water in the bathrooms . Pl arrange. Also replace leaking valves else  problem repeats.” Pat came the reply” Your reference id is 1110250019. For status visit 
www.scr.indianrailways.in. or SMS as STATUS<SPACE><id> TO 8121281212 . Thanks for registering complaint ”  . 

After about 20 minutes I  received message that water will be filled at the  nearest Railway station having water filling facility. At Itarsi station, water was filled and we had no problem . After about a week I received another message that the faulty valves have been replaced . It was amazing.


I am thankful to the Railway authorities for introducing a system where one can complain from a running train even and doubly grateful that they have acknowledged the complaint and  attended. 


I collected this help line number from the Railway waiting room !


Many times while traveling by train  we are put to unexpected inconvenience, we react by cursing and criticizing. No other response. Of course once we reach our destination we just forget.


There is no use in cursing the darkness around you, do light a candle however small it be, it gives an inspiration and ten more candles will be lit . The process continues reducing the darkness.

The Railway  Number to which you can SMS is   8121281212 . Please pass on this message to your friends and it may help some one in need including you ._________________________________



 
 
“Apologizing does not mean that you are wrong and the other one is right…
It simply means that you value the relationship much more than your
 ego”

EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR A H


 
 
 
 
 

 


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It’s always nice to be able to recommend people eat more of something, so here goes: eat more fruit and vege, in fact, eat lots.  They’re full of good stuff.

Michael Pollan (famous food author) said it well “eat food, not too much, mostly plants”.  Try thinking of fruit and vegetables as an essential part of meals – no meal is complete without one or the other.  Fruit also makes a tasty, convenient, portable snack; or sweet treat after a meal.

A simple way of knowing you’re getting enough vegetables is to make about half your lunch and dinner non-starchy vegetables.   They are full of goodness and help fill you up with few calories.   

About one-quarter of your plate should be starchy foods.  This includes the starchy vegetables: potato, kumara, parsnip, sweetcorn, cassava, tapioca, manioc, breadfruit, and green banana.  All other veges are non-starchy.

Finding it hard to make vegetables a bit more interesting?  Here are some ideas that might help you get started:


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Broccoli: cut broccoli into small florets and add lemon juice and lemon zest; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds; or make a broccoli salad


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Cabbage: stir fry with lime juice, baby sweetcorn, and coriander leaves; or spice up your standard coleslaw with red capsicum and corn kernels


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Corn: barbeque corn on the cob until lightly chargrilled

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Pumpkin: sprinkle with cumin or nutmeg and roast; roast or boil then add reduced-salt chicken stock and blend to make pumpkin soup; or cook and mix with wilted spinach and feta, coat with breadcrumbs and pan fry


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Green beans: cook beans, then top with canned Moroccan flavoured tomatoes

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Spinach: wilt and serve with sliced almonds or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese

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Parsnip: make a mash with parsnip, carrot, and orange zest


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Potato: mash potato and kumara together, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and edam cheese and grill; alternatively you could grate them, mould into patties and pan fry; or pop a whole spud in the microwave, cook and stuff with your favourite fillings

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Tomatoes: drizzle lightly with olive oil, slow roast in the oven at a low temperature for an hour along with some garlic cloves and rosemary

 


Recipe for Gol Gappas , Paani Poori , Puchkas


 

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Ingredients For Paani Poori.(.gol gappa)
 
 
 
For The Puris
1/2 cup fine semolina (rava)
1/2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
3 tbsp soda water (bottled)
�salt to taste
 
For The Pani
1 1/2 cups chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/3 cup tamarind (imli)
25 ginger (adrak)
4 to 5 green chillies
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
�salt to taste
 
Other Ingredients
1 recipe khajur imli ki chutney
1/2 cup mixed sprouts , boiled
1/2 cup boondi , soaked and drained
 
 
 
Method
For the puris
1.Combine the semolina, plain flour, soda water and salt to make a semi-stiff dough and knead well. Allow it to rest under a wet muslin cloth for 10 to 15 minutes.
2.Divide the dough into 40 equal portions and roll each portion into 37 mm. (1�”) circles.
3.Place these circles under a damp cloth for about 5 minutes.
4.Deep fry in a kadhai in hot oil on a medium flame till they puff up and are golden brown (press each puri using a slotted spoon till they puff up in the oil).
5.Remove, drain on absorbent paper and store in an air-tight container.
 
For the pani
1.Soak the tamarind in � cup of water for approximately 1 hour. Strain out all the pulp through a sieve.
2.Combine this pulp with the remaining ingredients except the black salt in a blender and grind to a fine paste using a little water.
3.Transfer the paste into a large bowl and combine with 1 litre of water, the black salt and salt and mix well.
4.Chill for at least 2 to 3 hours after making so that all the flavours have blended properly.
 
How to proceed
1.Crack a small hole in the centre of each puri.
2.Fill with a little sprouts or boondi, then top a little khajur imli ki chutney, immerse it in the chilled pani and eat immediately.
 
Tips1.You can use ragda instead of the sprouts or boondi.�
 

 

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Ingredients For Paani Poori.(.gol gappa)
 
 
 
For The Puris
1/2 cup fine semolina (rava)
1/2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
3 tbsp soda water (bottled)
�salt to taste
 
For The Pani
1 1/2 cups chopped mint leaves (phudina)
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1/3 cup tamarind (imli)
25 ginger (adrak)
4 to 5 green chillies
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
�salt to taste
 
Other Ingredients
1 recipe khajur imli ki chutney
1/2 cup mixed sprouts , boiled
1/2 cup boondi , soaked and drained
 
 
 
Method
For the puris
1.Combine the semolina, plain flour, soda water and salt to make a semi-stiff dough and knead well. Allow it to rest under a wet muslin cloth for 10 to 15 minutes.
2.Divide the dough into 40 equal portions and roll each portion into 37 mm. (1�”) circles.
3.Place these circles under a damp cloth for about 5 minutes.
4.Deep fry in a kadhai in hot oil on a medium flame till they puff up and are golden brown (press each puri using a slotted spoon till they puff up in the oil).
5.Remove, drain on absorbent paper and store in an air-tight container.
 
For the pani
1.Soak the tamarind in � cup of water for approximately 1 hour. Strain out all the pulp through a sieve.
2.Combine this pulp with the remaining ingredients except the black salt in a blender and grind to a fine paste using a little water.
3.Transfer the paste into a large bowl and combine with 1 litre of water, the black salt and salt and mix well.
4.Chill for at least 2 to 3 hours after making so that all the flavours have blended properly.
 
How to proceed
1.Crack a small hole in the centre of each puri.
2.Fill with a little sprouts or boondi, then top a little khajur imli ki chutney, immerse it in the chilled pani and eat immediately.
 
Tips1.You can use ragda instead of the sprouts or boondi.�
 

 

Diabetes Cure a true story


Confessions from a person , who himself was a diabetic.

Dear friends,
I was a diabetic for last 8 years and will be 38 years on june 21st.
Also I had kidney stones, gall stones, high uric acid, cholesterol, triglycerides , and to top it all I had epilepsy since childhood 12 years old.
When I used to visit the clinic I tried to do regular check up with at least 3 to 4 specialist in one visit.

Since I was staying in dubai and fully insured I gave a damn and a stage had reached where I was eating fixed 11 tablets everyday.

 

The icing on the cake or the nail on the coffin happened during my annual vacation when a famous endocrinologist in kolkata , whose appointment I got after a waiting period of 10 days told me that I should immediately start insulin injections or else I will die. He literally scared me and I went under a depression for a couple of weeks. He was so criminal that within 3 minutes of diagnosis and reading my reports he pocketed 1200 rs and called the insulin injection company and gave them my no and asked me to immediately purchase.

 

I consulted one of my childhood friends who is an allopathy GP and he also agreed to the wicked doctors views and told me start insulin. I got more depressed and almost felt like dying immediately.

A miracle happened and thru my very good friend mr sanjay tathed who is a member of this august forum I got relief.

While visiting mumbai When sanjay saw that I was taking 11 tablets in a day he strongly suggested dr bhavsar who uses time motion and space theory to cure diseases. So I should meet him and take his advice . Dr bhavsar near pune railway station. He heard me for more than an hour and adviced me to stop all medicines with immediate effect.

Showed me some exercises I should do regularly. And religiously I should take icecreams or milk shakes everyday after dinner . And chocolates I should take whenever I am extra work loaded or stressed out.
I love dr bhavsar from pune. Long live dr bhavsar . He is like god to me . I met him on 9th of jan 2012 , same day I stopped all my medicines and started doing the pranayams and eating ice cream and chocolates everyday. Lost more than 10 kgs and living a healthy disease free life.
I dance in the rain and have no side effects even after stopping all medicines.

 

My doctor friends also are confused and has no answers.
I myself is a living example that indian system rules.

If any diabetic friend is interested please email me I will be glad to share dr bhavsars co ordinates. He is helping people to free themselves from the unholy nexus of doctors, medicine companies and diagnostic companies for more than last 30 years.

After travelling to around 23 countries I proudly say my india is the best , I love my india , I love my india the way it is, I love my india as it is. JAI HIND.

Regards,
Rajib Roy
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Two wheeled Self balancing Car


 

 

Now, a two-wheeled, self-balancing car!

Described as a “motorbike-car” hybrid, the Lit C-1 two wheeler uses a set of futuristic electronic gyroscopes to ensure it remains upright and balanced, similar to the technology used by Segway scooters and the recent Honda UNI-CUB.

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Described as a “motorbike-car” hybrid, the Lit C-1 two wheeler uses a set of futuristic electronic gyroscopes to ensure it remains upright and balanced, similar to the technology used by Segway scooters and the recent Honda UNI-CUB.

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A group of scientists have announced that within a few years it may be possible to sell a two-wheeled vehicle that can’t tip over.

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Described as a “motorbike-car” hybrid, the Lit C-1 two wheeler uses a set of futuristic electronic gyroscopes to ensure it remains upright and balanced, similar to the technology used by Segway scooters and the recent Honda UNI-CUB.

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The technology allows drivers to sit and use a steering wheel, as in a car, but allows the C-1 to stay perfectly balanced, even at slow speeds or a standstill.

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The secret to the balance are the gyroscopes under the floor, which spin rapidly in response to electronic sensors to keep the vehicle balanced at all times — even, says Lit, if the vehicle is involved in a collision.

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Gyroscopes, which harness the unique propensity of a spinning flywheel to stay upright, have been used for some time for stabilization, including on aircraft and on cruise ships to reduce roll caused by waves.

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However, this will be one of the most unique applications to date, potentially enabling drivers to switch to smaller vehicles which offer the benefits of a bike with the comparative safety of a car.

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The model can even cope with some luggage and an extra passenger, says Lit, although it’s likely to involve some considerable acrobatics from the rear passenger given the small size of the device.

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The C-1 uses electric drive and offers a battery pack capable of 200 miles (321 km/h) from a single charge, as well as reaching a top speed of over 120 mph (193 km/h) — far faster than most electric cars available on the market today.

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The C-1 uses electric drive and offers a battery pack capable of 200 miles (321 km/h) from a single charge, as well as reaching a top speed of over 120 mph (193 km/h) — far faster than most electric cars available on the market today.

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ISMAIL CHOHAN

Breakfast Guide – The importance of eating a healthy breakfast and the disadvantages of skipping the first meal of the day.


Breakfast Guide – The importance of eating a healthy breakfast and the disadvantages of skipping the first meal of the day..

PARALYSISIntrod…



Paralysis could be one of the most terrible conditions that a human body can be afflicted with. A paralyzed person loses the capacity of voluntary movement in some part of the body, like the hands, legs or torso; and hence becomes an invalid. The most terrible aspect of paralysis is when the person has to become overtly dependent on someone else to accomplish the most routine of tasks.
 
Minor paralyses can be treated and the person can become healthy again (in this case it means that the person can move all his or her body parts in a normal manner again). But treatment of major paralysis, such as loss of movement in the hands, legs or the whole torso, can be a very long and arduous process. it might require a lot of cooperation from the patient as well as the family members. Some people afflicted with paralysis remained paralyzed all through their lives, as tissue and muscle wasting can cause irreparable damage to the body.
  
Definition of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
Paralysis is defined as the loss of muscle movement and coordination in some part of the body. The loss of movement of muscles occur in systems of muscles, such as hand muscles, leg muscles, facial muscles, etc. leading to paralysis in that particular region.
 
The loss of voluntary muscle movement is accompanied by numbness, or loss of sensation, in the affected part. Due to this, the person does not feel any pain or climatic changes like heat, cold, etc. in the paralyzed part of the body.
 
After some time, due to paralysis, the circulation and other metabolic activities of the affected part may come to a stop. This could cause disuse atrophy, which could change the shape of the affected part. Prolonged disuse atrophy could lead to ˜death™ of the part, and the person may lose the use of it permanently, even after the condition of paralysis is treated.
 
Ayurveda regards pakshavadha as a vataja, i.e. a disorder caused due to imbalance of the vata, the air element of the human body. Vata dosha is responsible for the proper coordination of all voluntary movements in the human body. A block in the proper movement of the vatadosha can bring about pakshavadha in the person.
 
Types of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
Depending on where the paralysis has occurred, it can be classified in the following types:-
  • Monoplegia, in which only one limb “ hand or leg “ is affected
  • Diplegia, in which both the limbs are affected
  • Paraplegia, in which both the trunk and the legs are affected
  • Hemiplegia, in which only one side of the body is affected
  • Quadriplegia, in which the trunk and all the four limbs are affected
 
Causes of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
Paralysis is always caused due to the impairment of the central nervous system, i.e. the brain and the spinal cord, or due to the impairment of the peripheral nervous system, i.e. the system of nerves radiating outwards from the brain and the spinal cord.
 
The following are the reasons why these nerve impairments might take place, leading to paralysis:-
 
(1) Strokes “ Strokes are the leading cause of paralysis. Strokes are the sudden loss of function of a particular portion of the brain. Hence, the brain is not able to send reflexes or receive stimuli from the corresponding nerves. Usually strokes can cause the paralysis of arms and legs, but the torso is not affected.
 
Further, the stroke itself can be caused due to the loss of blood supply to the brain. The causes for this erroneous blood supply are:-
  • Atherosclerosis, which may result in clogging of the blood vessel carrying blood to the cranial region
  • Hemorrhage, which may be the rupturing of a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain
  • Hypertension, which increases blood pressure and makes it more difficult for blood to reach the brain
  • Diabetes, which also increases blood pressure and makes it difficult for blood to reach the brain
(2) Tumors “ Tumors in the brain or the spinal region can cause pressure to be exerted on the blood vessels to these regions. Consequently, the blood supply to the brain and/or the spinal cord reduces, which may cause paralysis.
 
(3) Trauma “ Trauma refers to direct injuries. These injuries could result into internal bleeding (hemorrhage), which would reduce the blood supply to the central nervous supply. Direct falls on the head or fracture of the vertebral column could cause such traumas.
 
(4) Multiple Sclerosis “ Multiple sclerosis is a chronic ailment that causes the damage to the mucilaginous sheath that covers the nuclear sheath. Due to this the sensory and motor nerves are damages and are not able to carry impulses and bring back responses to particular parts of the body.
 
(5) Cerebral Palsy “ Cerebral palsy is a condition that occurs in babies during their birth. If their central nervous system is impaired either during or shortly after their birth, then their coordination becomes faulty, leading to paralysis.
 
In addition, there are the following conditions which pertain to the malfunctioning of the spinal cord:-
 
(1) Slipped Disk or Herniated Disk “ This happens when the vertebra of the backbone get dislocated. The fractured vertebra could cause an injury to the spinal cord, thus making the portion of the spinal cord permanently impaired.
 
(2) Neurodegenerative Diseases “ The neurodegenerative diseases are several conditions that cause serious and permanent impairment of the nerves of the spinal cord (or the brain). These diseases are also associated with loss of memory and dementia.
 
(3) Spondolysis “ Spondolysis is the medical term to the pain and stiffness in the joints of the vertebral column. This condition can cause impairment of the spinal cord.
 
The above is not a complete list, for there are much too many conditions that can cause paralysis. However, the above are the common causative factors
 
Symptoms of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
Paralysis is very easily diagnosable because its symptoms are too apparent. The following are the common symptoms of paralysis:-
 
There is loss of tactile inputs and outputs in the affected part of the body. That means, the person cannot feel it when something touches him/her or even when someone else touches him/her. 
The person also cannot feel pain in the affected part. In fact, it has been said that the most painful aspect of paralysis is the painlessness.
 
·        Numbness to weather is common. The person cannot feel heat or cold.
·        There could be tingling sensations in the unaffected parts of the body.
·        There is generally an impairment of vision.
·        The person becomes incontinent.
 
Complications of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
If paralysis lasts for a long time, then the biggest danger is that of the ˜death™ of the affected part. Due to the constant depletion of blood from the affected part, the part may become seriously damaged. As a result the muscles and tissues in that part will also get wasted, leading to disuse atrophy, as mentioned earlier. In quadriplegia, the most serious form of paralysis, the person™s body becomes like the mere ˜skin and bones™ within a few months of the affliction.
 
Speech impairment is also a very common byproduct of paralysis. Along with speech impairment, there could be loss of auditory senses and visual senses as well. If the person is paralyzed on one side of the body (hemiplegia), then there is a great chance that the eye on that side would lose its power of sight.
 
Transmission of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
There is no danger of transmission of paralysis from one person to another as this is not an infectious condition. Paralysis is caused due to impairment of a person™s nervous system, and that is an internal problem of the human body.
 
Prevention of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
Pleurisy is caused due to a host of other ailments with the body. People suffering from any of these diseases can suffer from pleurisy. In order to see a complete list of the diseases in people that can cause pleurisy, look at the causes section.
 
Diet for People with Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
The diet provided for people with paralysis must be a vata pacifying diet. For balancing the vata, the following guidelines must be followed:-
 
·        Warm foods are preferable to cold foods. Eat food when it is freshly cooked.
·        Sweet, sour and salty are the tastes that are good for creating a balance of thevata. Avoid foods that are bitter, pungent and astringent in taste.
·        Nuts are very good for balancing the vata.
·        Rice and wheat both are okay, but barley, millet and rye must be avoided.
·        The fruits that you consume must be the juicier ones such as bananas, mangoes, oranges, etc. Dry fruits such as apples, figs, pears and pomegranates must be avoided.
·        Asparagus, okra, beet, carrot are the vegetables that must become an important part of the daily diet.
·        Among the meats, white meats such as poultry and fish are much better as compared to red meats such as beef, pork and mutton.
 
Ayurvedic Treatment of Paralysis (Pakshavadha)
Ayurveda has prescribed a few herbs that are beneficial for the treatment of paralysis. The following are a few of them:-
 
Ayurvedic Name of the Herb Biological Name of the Herb Common English Name of the Herb Action on the Human Body
Ashwagandha Withania somiferum Winter Cherry Ashwagandha is prescribed for the treatment of paralysis due to its anti-vata properties.
Bala Sida cordifolia Country Mallow Country mallow is used as an effective remedy in all kinds of paralyses. Its potency is due to the presence of alkaloids in it that are similar to ephedrine.
  
The herbs mentioned above have been expertly mixed into preparations. These preparations contain just the right proportions of herbs so as not to produce major side effects.
The preparations that are effective in the treatment of paralysis are the anti-vata drugs. The following drugs are beneficial:-
  • Vata Chintamani Rasa
  • Ekanga Veera Rasa
  • Vata Gajankusha Rasa
 
In addition to the above rasas, there are several Ayurvedic techniques that can be employed.
Snehana “ It is the Ayurvedic technique of massaging affected regions with medicated oils.
Pinda Swedana “ It is the Ayurvedic technique of fomenting the affected region with medicated oils and mixtures.
 
Nasya “ It is the Ayurvedic technique of putting special herbal drops directly into the nose.
Basti “ It is a special type of enema therapy that is used in Ayurveda .
All these therapies are used in a specially formulated regimen (which depends on the condition of the person who is suffering from the paralysis). The main intention of these therapies is to expel the toxins from the body. This directly helps to clear the channels of nervous coordination and hence treat the paralytic condition
 
It must be borne in mind that while taking any Ayurvedic preparation, the doctor must be consulted first. Most of the herbs do not have any side-effects (and are indeed a regular part of the diet), but some people may be allergic to certain herbs and may show adverse reactions.
 
 
Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
This information is solely for informational purposes. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor.

How to remove Black Heads naturally


REMOVING BLACKHEADS

The oil ducts lying at the base of the sebaceous glands get blocked with oil, the daily dust and grime of the environment, and result in blackheads. Some people try and remove them by pricking them with a needle, pin or tweezers. These are incorrect and unhygienic measures, and will only make the blackheads worse. Blackheads extraction is a professional job. Never pick at them, or try to remove them yourself. Not only will you damage skin tissue, but cause the skin to get infected, resulting in an acne condition.

Causes of Blackheads.

  • Genetics.
  • Hormones.
  • Prescribed Medications.
  • Oil Based cosmetics.
  • Skin picking or squeezing.
  • Stress.
  • Physical irritation.
  • Humidity and Environmental pollutants.

Symptoms of Blackheads.

Blackheads are small, tallow-like plugs formed in the pores by the accumulation of dirt, oil, and bacteria. They are black, at the exposed end, because of oxidation rather than the presence of germs. They generally cause no itching or pain, but are unsightly.

Natural home remedies for the removal of blackheads.

  • Regular washing of the skin and applying any of the cleansing packs suggested for pimples, e.g. the dried orange peel, tomato-puree and onion-seed packs will all help in cleansing the pores and softening the skin. Gentle yet firm pressure applied to the base of the blackhead with a clean cotton bud will extrude the grimy contents. Wash the face again with cold water and pat it dry. Helps to get rid of blackheads.
  • Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.
  • Peel cucumber and place in blender. Blend until cucumber is of a pasty consistency, but not too watery. Take the mixture and apply as a face mask leaving it on face for 25 min’s. This procedure not only clears the acne, blackheads but also cools down your face leaving you feeling refreshed. Helps to get rid blackheads.
  • Using a yoghurt-lentil mask twice a week will keep the skin clean and soft.
  • Apply a paste of fresh methi (fenugreek) leaves over the face every night for 10-15 minutes and washed with warm water. This will prevent pimples, blackheads, and wrinkles.
  • Mix Cornstarch With Vinegar, plaster on the area for 15-30 minutes; wash off with washcloth and warm water, this helps to get rid blackheads.
  • Make a paste of turmeric powder in mint juice. Apply on affected area. Wash it off after 20-30 minutes with lukewarm water.
  • Warm a little honey and apply on the trouble spots. Wash off after 10-15 minutes.
  • Mix groundnut oil with an equal amount of fresh lime juice and apply on face. leave for 10-15 minutes and wash. It may be applied daily to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples.
  • A solution made out of one and a half cups of hot water and half a tablespoon of boric powder is an ideal concoction for blackheads, Saturate a face napkin in this hot solution and press on to the skin, repeat twice. Extract blackheads carefully with a blackhead remover and sterilized cotton wool. Pat on an astringent. Helps to get rid of blackheads.

Vedic Mantras for Success Part II


 

 

Vedic mantras for success Part II

 

Education and Intelligence

Hayagreev Moola Mantra

Uthgeetha pranavoth-geetha sarva-vaageeshwara-eshwara sarva vedha-maya-sindhya sarvam bodhaya bodhaya

 

Saraswathi Mantra

Aum Aim Saraswathyai namah

 

Saraswathi Gayathri

Vaag devyai cha vidmahe bramha patniyai cha dheemahi

Thanno Vaani Prachodayaath

 

Good Speech

Vaak Vaadhini Moola Mantra

Aum Aim kleem sau vatha vatha vaak vaadhini swaha.

 

Protection from all Negative Forces

Gayathri Mantra

Aum Bhoor bhu vas suvaha

Tat savithur Varenyam

Bhargo dhevasya dhemahi

Dhi yo yona prachodayaath 

 

Mantras for Neutralizing Sarpa Dosha

Naagakannika Moola Mantra

Aum shreem hreem aim kleem saum

Sri naaga-kannika devatha

Mama sarva visham naasaya naasaya

Bheem bheem hreem hoom phut

 

Sarpa Gayathri

Sarpa raajaaya vidhmahey sahasra panaaya dheemahi

Thanno anantha prachodayaath

 

Bhujang-keshaaya vidhmahe sarpa raajaaya dheemahi

Thanno naaga prachodayaath

 

Sudharshana Gayatri Mantra

OmSudharshanaya Vidmahey Maha Jwalaya Dheemahe
Tanno Chakra Prachodayaat !

Sudharshan Maha Mantra

Om Kleem Krishnaya Hreem Govindaya Shreem Gopi Jana Vallabhaya
Om Paraya Parama Purushaya Paramathmane!
Mama Para Karma Mantra Yantra Tantra
Aushada Ashtra Sasthara Vadha Pridhivadaani
Samhara Samhara Mrythyor Mochaya Mochaya
Om Maha Sudharshanaya Dheepthre Jwalaah
Pareevruthaya Sarvathik Shobana Karayah
Humpatt; Parabramane Swaha
Om Maha Sudharshanadhaaraya Nama Itham !

 

 20 Most Incre…


 


20 Most Incredible Desert Oasis

 

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The yellow sand dunes stretch to infinity, whilst the scorching sun of the Sahel beats down on your head. You’re tired and you’re thirsty — you’ve been travelling for miles, searching for water. Yet nonetheless you are cautious: nothing is as it seems in this land of smokescreens and mirrors. “Water! Water!” you begin to scream. No, even imagination is playing tricks on you. But what if in the distance, past the undulating sand dunes, lay the waters of sand-locked lagoons and waterfalls surrounded by palm trees?

It is this vision of utopia, surrounded by barren wasteland that inspired us to catalogue some of the most incredible desert oases before they are devoured by the desert sands and become mirages themselves.

1. Ubari Lakes are part of Erg Awbari Oasis in the Sahara. Located near Fezzan and 30kms north of Germa in Libya, these salt water lakes are a central trading point for many locals, who gather at the edges of the lake selling souvenirs and other goods.

 

 

 

sfivat 

Umm Al-Maa, meaning Mother of Water, is one of the largest lakes in the oasis but unfortunately, like all the lakes, the water table in the area is so low that the lakes are drying up. 

As well as the waters being extremely dirty, the saline levels are now similar to the Dead Sea (which is great news if you like floating in crud). The abandoned city of Gebraoun is also relatively nearby with its impressive ruins, the settlement is testament to the life-sustaining qualities that the lakes once had.

 

 

10 Ninjas Steve

 

 

dwhaynes2214

 

 

10 Ninjas Steve

 

 

 

LucaG 

2. Huacachina is a small oasis town in the Ica region of southwest Peru. This oasis, named ‘Oasis of Americas’, is a popular resort with local families and tourists. A legend says the lagoon was created when an inquisitive young hunter disturbed a beautiful princess bathing. She fled, leaving the pool of water behind which became the lagoon.

 

 

dwhaynes2214

 

 

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kanjiroushi

 

 

Eric Bronder 

3. Turpan, or Tulufan as it’s also known, is an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uygur Region in China. It is just 8km west of the ruined city of Jiaohe, a border garrison town destroyed by Genghis Khan during the Han dynasty.

 

 

 

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4. We’re not entirely sure where this desert oasis is but we had to include it because, surely, this is what most people perceive as the typical oasis mirage? If anyone has been there, shoot us the location.

 

 

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5. This wonderful desert lake is set within Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhao, Brasil. It forms part of a system of fresh water lagoons which fill up with rainwater during the first six months of the year and then gradually evaporate over time to be topped up again the following year. Some of the lakes within the park are dotted with palm trees. This lonely lake, however, has one solitary dry branch decorating its banks.

 

 

 

Ric e Ette 

6. Crescent Lake in China’s Gobi Desert sits on the edge of an ancient city that once saw traders embark on their journey along the Silk Road to the West. Today it is drying up and has dropped more than 25 feet in the last 30 years, in part due to water being redirected for local farmers and a doubling of population, resulting in the slow disappearance of a lake that has existed for thousands of years.

 

 

Michael Zhao 

7. The beautiful oasis of Chebika in Tunisia is probably one that most people know about without realizing it. It is where Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was filmed. The story goes that the oasis was actually named after one of the characters, Chewbacca.

 

 

Bartek Kuzia

 

 

Howard.Gees

 

 

Howard.Gees 

8. This stunning image shows three men quenching their thirst at a small waterfall in the Saharan oasis of Timia, in Niger. It’s a picture perfect portrait of everyday oasis life for local desert dwellers.

 

 

nygus 

9. There are always small enclaves or villages dispersed near bodies of water, no matter how small, and this image shows why. Even in desert areas wholes farms can exist with the life giving powers of water.

 

 

Wikimedia commons 

10. This remote desert lake, fringed by sand dunes is located in Khar Nuur, Mongolia. It’s a refreshing swimming spot for travelers who manage to venture into one of the world’s vast desert plains.

 

 

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11. Nahal David is a quiet oasis found near Bethlehem, Israel’s Palestinian West Bank. It’s certainly a far cry from the war-torn images often associated with that part of the world.

 

 

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12. This sprawling oasis is the village of Tinerhir, located at the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Todra Gorge and oasis are about 14km away so travellers normally visit both oases on the one trip.

 

 

 

Jon keegan 

13. Ghardaia is the main town in M’zab oasis in northern Algeria. Founded in the 11th century, the city was built around a cave which was reputedly inhabited by the female saint Daa, and is still revered by M’zabite women today. The oasis offers some wonderful examples of original Arabic medieval architecture and is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

 

 

Addounya

 

 

 

Masen 

14. This castle is part of an oasis on the western shore of the Persian Gulf in Saudi Arabia, called Qatif. The city dates back to 3,500 BC and was for many years the main town and port in the western Gulf, which meant it was a popular spot for invasion and take over by ruling powers through the ages. This resulted in an eclectic mix of architecture and the area now boasts some of the best archaeological sites in the kingdom.

 

 

Alib_ahj 

15. This oasis is hidden in the depths of the Oman desert, where a number of green oases dot the landscape. A few oases in the tiny Sultanate, on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula, are hotspots for botanical studies into agro-biodiversity where many of the ancient oasis are in rapid decline; researchers want to figure out why.

 

 

loufi 

16. Nakhl Fort sits overlooking a lush, green date-palm oasis in Oman. These impressive forts were strategically placed across much of the Oman desert, like many places, to protect villagers from invasion.

 

 

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17. This beautiful unnamed oasis is situated in Niger. If you have any further info, we’d love to hear about it in the comments section. Considering the recent unrest in the country it’s amazing to find places like this still.

 

 

 

unknown 

18. The lush green carpet of shrub land and fields sit in stark contrast to the barren hills in the background of this typical oasis village. Any clues to where it is?

 

 



20 Most Incredible Desert Oasis

 

unknown 

The yellow sand dunes stretch to infinity, whilst the scorching sun of the Sahel beats down on your head. You’re tired and you’re thirsty — you’ve been travelling for miles, searching for water. Yet nonetheless you are cautious: nothing is as it seems in this land of smokescreens and mirrors. “Water! Water!” you begin to scream. No, even imagination is playing tricks on you. But what if in the distance, past the undulating sand dunes, lay the waters of sand-locked lagoons and waterfalls surrounded by palm trees?

It is this vision of utopia, surrounded by barren wasteland that inspired us to catalogue some of the most incredible desert oases before they are devoured by the desert sands and become mirages themselves.

1. Ubari Lakes are part of Erg Awbari Oasis in the Sahara. Located near Fezzan and 30kms north of Germa in Libya, these salt water lakes are a central trading point for many locals, who gather at the edges of the lake selling souvenirs and other goods.

 

 

 

sfivat 

Umm Al-Maa, meaning Mother of Water, is one of the largest lakes in the oasis but unfortunately, like all the lakes, the water table in the area is so low that the lakes are drying up. 

As well as the waters being extremely dirty, the saline levels are now similar to the Dead Sea (which is great news if you like floating in crud). The abandoned city of Gebraoun is also relatively nearby with its impressive ruins, the settlement is testament to the life-sustaining qualities that the lakes once had.

 

 

10 Ninjas Steve

 

 

dwhaynes2214

 

 

10 Ninjas Steve

 

 

 

LucaG 

2. Huacachina is a small oasis town in the Ica region of southwest Peru. This oasis, named ‘Oasis of Americas’, is a popular resort with local families and tourists. A legend says the lagoon was created when an inquisitive young hunter disturbed a beautiful princess bathing. She fled, leaving the pool of water behind which became the lagoon.

 

 

dwhaynes2214

 

 

unknown

 

 

kanjiroushi

 

 

Eric Bronder 

3. Turpan, or Tulufan as it’s also known, is an oasis city in the Xinjiang Uygur Region in China. It is just 8km west of the ruined city of Jiaohe, a border garrison town destroyed by Genghis Khan during the Han dynasty.

 

 

 

Wikimedia commons 

4. We’re not entirely sure where this desert oasis is but we had to include it because, surely, this is what most people perceive as the typical oasis mirage? If anyone has been there, shoot us the location.

 

 

unknown 

5. This wonderful desert lake is set within Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Maranhao, Brasil. It forms part of a system of fresh water lagoons which fill up with rainwater during the first six months of the year and then gradually evaporate over time to be topped up again the following year. Some of the lakes within the park are dotted with palm trees. This lonely lake, however, has one solitary dry branch decorating its banks.

 

 

 

Ric e Ette 

6. Crescent Lake in China’s Gobi Desert sits on the edge of an ancient city that once saw traders embark on their journey along the Silk Road to the West. Today it is drying up and has dropped more than 25 feet in the last 30 years, in part due to water being redirected for local farmers and a doubling of population, resulting in the slow disappearance of a lake that has existed for thousands of years.

 

 

Michael Zhao 

7. The beautiful oasis of Chebika in Tunisia is probably one that most people know about without realizing it. It is where Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was filmed. The story goes that the oasis was actually named after one of the characters, Chewbacca.

 

 

Bartek Kuzia

 

 

Howard.Gees

 

 

Howard.Gees 

8. This stunning image shows three men quenching their thirst at a small waterfall in the Saharan oasis of Timia, in Niger. It’s a picture perfect portrait of everyday oasis life for local desert dwellers.

 

 

nygus 

9. There are always small enclaves or villages dispersed near bodies of water, no matter how small, and this image shows why. Even in desert areas wholes farms can exist with the life giving powers of water.

 

 

Wikimedia commons 

10. This remote desert lake, fringed by sand dunes is located in Khar Nuur, Mongolia. It’s a refreshing swimming spot for travelers who manage to venture into one of the world’s vast desert plains.

 

 

unknown 

11. Nahal David is a quiet oasis found near Bethlehem, Israel’s Palestinian West Bank. It’s certainly a far cry from the war-torn images often associated with that part of the world.

 

 

unknown 

12. This sprawling oasis is the village of Tinerhir, located at the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Todra Gorge and oasis are about 14km away so travellers normally visit both oases on the one trip.

 

 

 

Jon keegan 

13. Ghardaia is the main town in M’zab oasis in northern Algeria. Founded in the 11th century, the city was built around a cave which was reputedly inhabited by the female saint Daa, and is still revered by M’zabite women today. The oasis offers some wonderful examples of original Arabic medieval architecture and is now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

 

 

Addounya

 

 

 

Masen 

14. This castle is part of an oasis on the western shore of the Persian Gulf in Saudi Arabia, called Qatif. The city dates back to 3,500 BC and was for many years the main town and port in the western Gulf, which meant it was a popular spot for invasion and take over by ruling powers through the ages. This resulted in an eclectic mix of architecture and the area now boasts some of the best archaeological sites in the kingdom.

 

 

Alib_ahj 

15. This oasis is hidden in the depths of the Oman desert, where a number of green oases dot the landscape. A few oases in the tiny Sultanate, on the corner of the Arabian Peninsula, are hotspots for botanical studies into agro-biodiversity where many of the ancient oasis are in rapid decline; researchers want to figure out why.

 

 

loufi 

16. Nakhl Fort sits overlooking a lush, green date-palm oasis in Oman. These impressive forts were strategically placed across much of the Oman desert, like many places, to protect villagers from invasion.

 

 

unknown 

17. This beautiful unnamed oasis is situated in Niger. If you have any further info, we’d love to hear about it in the comments section. Considering the recent unrest in the country it’s amazing to find places like this still.

 

 

 

unknown 

18. The lush green carpet of shrub land and fields sit in stark contrast to the barren hills in the background of this typical oasis village. Any clues to where it is?

 

 


Explanations in…



Explanations in Chinglish, but more or less understandable

 

 

The World longest high speed railway.

Beijing – Shanghai (1318 Km) Train

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail Beijing departure station

  

June 30, the official carrier of the first riders of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail train 
pulled out from the Beijing South Railway Station, bound for Shanghai. 

Through the Beijing South Third Ring Road. 

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The crew to board the first Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail train. 

 

 

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail crew staff are preparing food.

With the design speed of 350 km, the maximum speed of 300 km initial operation is completed.
Put into trial operation of trains is divided into 
first-class car, second-class cars, dining cars, business cars and VIP tourist area. 
To meet the special requirements of passengers, 
there are dedicated disabled riding area, wheelchair accessible bathrooms and corridors. 
The initial operation, plans to open daily operations EMU trains arranged 90 pairs, 
the implementation speed of 300 km and 250 km running mixed mode. 
Shortest time from Beijing to Shanghai for 4 hours and 48 minutes. 
The full fare: second-class seat 555 yuan, 935 yuan first-class seat, 
seat (including tourist seats, seat first-class package) 1750 yuan.

 

Currently, a team of 90 conductor, 313 crew consisting of 
the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail passenger section of Shanghai crew team
has been gearing up to meet the community review.
 



Shimla


SHIMLA

The British empire may have ceased to exit, but its echo lingers on in Shimla (2205m). As the Summer Capital of the British in India, Shimla was the country’s focus for the better part of every year and now, is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions making it one of India’s most popular hill resort. Situated in the lower ranges of the Himalayan mountains, it is surrounded by pine deodar, oak and rhododendron forests. Towards the north lie the snow-covered high-ranges, while the valleys breathe whispering streams and swaying fields. Within the town are host of splendid colonial edifices, quaint cottages and charming walks. Shimla offers a variety of shopping, sport and entertainment activities

ACCESS The airport is at Jubbar-Hatti, 23 km away. Shimla is connected to Kalka by an enenchanting narrow gauge railway line where even a quaint rail car ply. By road, Chandigarh is 117 km, Manali is 280 km, Chail is 45 km and Delhi is at a distance of 370 km. From Delhi, Manali and Chandigarh, luxury coaches and taxis ply to Shimla. During tourist season HPTDC also operates regular deluxe buses from Delhi and Manali to Shimla.

CLIMATE In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy woolens are required. Summer temperature are mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended.

PLACES OF INTEREST

THE RIDGE: This large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla’s landmarks – the neo- gothic structure of Christ Church and the neo – Tudor library building – are worth seeing.

LAKKAR BAZAR: Popular for its wood crafts and Souvenirs, this is just off the Ridge.

JAKHOO HILL (2.5 km): At 2455m, this is the town’s highest peak and a famous point for Shimla’s famous views. The summit is crowned with a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The hill is full of paths and narrow roads which are enjoyable walks.

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHEDRAL: This dressed-stone church with fine stained glass has a cruciform design. It is located just off the Mall, below the District Courts.

STATE MUSEUM (3km): This houses a representative collection of Himachal’s rich heritage. Exhibits include archaeological artifacts, carvings, paintings and sculptures. Closed on Monday and holidays.

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDY (4 km): At 1983m, this magnificent English renaissance structure was the former Viceregal Lodge. Its lawns and woodland are added attractions. Entry by ticket ( nominal charge ). A portion of the interior is also open to the public, except on Sundays and holidays.

THE GLEN (4 km ): At 1830m, It is a thickly wooded ravine through which a stream flows. It is a popular picnic spot.

ANNANDALE (4.5 km): Surrounded by a thick deodar forest, this large glade has an ancient temple on the edge.

PROSPECT HILL AND KAMNA DEVI ( 6 km): At 2125m and crowned by a temple dedicated to Kamna Devi, the Hill offers spectacular wide views of the city and its environs.

SANKAT MOCHAN (7 km): This is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

TARA DEVI (11 km): 2044m, A thickly wooded hill with a temple dedicated to Tara Devi.

MASHOBRA (12 km): At 2149m, this beautiful suburb is surrounded by thick forests. From here, a track leads down to Sipur which is an exquisite glade shaded by ancient deodar trees. There are old temples a fair is held every April.

KUFRI (16 km): At 2501m, this is famous for its wide views and ski slopes. An enjoyable walk leads up to the Mahasu Peak. At Kufri, Himachal Tourism runs Cafe Lalit.

FAGU (22 km): At 2510m, Fagu has some enchanting views. Himachal Tourism run Hotel Peach Blossom offers spectacular views.

CHAIL (45 km): This was a former Summer Capital of the Patiala State. The Palace has been converted to a Luxury Hotel by Himachal Tourism.

TATTAPANI (51 km): At 656m, there are hot sulphur springs believed to have medicinal value.

SIGHT-SEEING TOURS: Himachal Tourism conducts a variety of sight-seeing tours from Shimla. These tours can be reserved from the Himachal Tourism Tourist Information Office, Scandal Point, The Mall, Shimla. Tel: 0177 – 2652561, 2658302 Email: shimla@hptdc.in

touch healing


 

 

 

Touch
Healing Our Bodies

Incorporating human touch in to our everyday lives is vital to the healing of our emotional and physical selves.

Sometimes we might concentrate so much on our spiritual lives that we overlook the wonders of being present in our physical form. When we are more aware of the fact that our bodies are also important in terms of our personal growth, we may find it easier to nurture them. One of the most powerful ways to do this is through human touch, for a loving, comforting touch allows us to access the part of ourselves that yearns for a sense of oneness with the world around us. Even simple forms of touch connect us not just to our bodies but also to the energetic presence of other people. 

There are so many ways to incorporate touch in our daily lives, one of the easiest being a heartfelt embrace. Just making a point to hug someone on a daily basis and really feel our energy pass between each other can strengthen the bonds that keep us together. Hugs help us heal any hurt or upset we may have recently experienced by letting us release into the moment of the embrace and realize that no matter what happens to us, we have someone in our lives who supports and cares for us. 

Another nourishing form of touch is massage. While we may think of massage as a luxury, it is actually an ancient form of healing that enables us to open up our energetic pathways in order to receive unlimited energy from the universe. It doesn’t matter whether a simple massage comes from a loved one or a massage therapist, but by giving ourselves the gift of massage every once in a while, we are doing something healthy and beneficial for our bodies. Massage helps our bodies activate their own restorative powers, creating a wonderful way to engage fully in our own healing. 

Letting ourselves take advantage of the healing nature of touch creates space where we can truly live in and experience the world through our bodies, allowing us to completely immerse ourselves in the loving sense of joy and wonder that is our life.

 

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Turn It Around
Labouring under a Label

Many of us find ourselves labouring under a label that has a negative connotation, but this can be reversed.

We live in a culture that uses labels as a means of understanding the world and the people living in it. As a result, many of us find ourselves labouring under a label that has a negative connotation. Unless we can find a way to see the good in such a label, we may feel burdened by an idea of ourselves that is not accurate. It is important to remember that almost nothing in this world is all good or all bad, and most everything is a complex mixture of gifts and challenges. In addition, different cultures revere certain qualities over others, but this does not mean that these qualities are inherently good or bad. For example, a culture that elevates outgoing behaviour will label an introvert in a negative way, calling them antisocial. In truth, the ability to spend time alone is one that most great artists, mystics, and visionaries share. Owning the positive side of this label can lead us deeper into our gifted visions and fertile imaginations. 

When we look into the lives of any of the great people in history, we always find that they had quirks and eccentricities that earned them less than ideal labels from the societies in which they lived. Many famous artists and musicians were considered to be isolated loners or disruptive troublemakers, or sometimes both, yet these people altered history and contributed to the world an original vision or advances in our understanding of the universe. If we can remember this as we examine our own selves and the labels people use to describe us, we find that there is a bright side to any characterization. 

If you have been labelled, remember that all you have to do to see the positive side is to turn the label around. For example, you may be considered to be overly emotional, and the fact that you are perceived this way may make you feel out of control. But notice, too, the gifts of being able to feel and express your emotions, even in a world that doesn’t always encourage that. You might begin to see yourself as brave and open-hearted enough to stay alive to your feelings. You may also see that there are certain paths and professions in which this is a necessary ability. As you turn your label around, the light of your true nature shines to guide you on your way.

 

 

51 ways to Redu…


51 ways to Reduce Plastic Uses ♥
1. Bring your own cloth bags to
the grocery store (or any store!).
2. Don’t buy beverages bottles in
plastic. Glass is great.
3. Carry your own reusable steel
or ceramic beverage container. If
they’re too pricey, use a glass
mason jar! Heavy, but cheap.
4. Don’t get to-go coffee or hot
drinks. Your drink lid and cup
will live on for over 100 years!
The lids and lining are plastic.
Bring your own or ask for a
ceramic, reusable cup.
5. Go to the farmer’s market and
purchase fresh fruits and veggies
(not packaged in plastic).
6. Don’t buy convenience foods
packages in plastic.
7. Make your own bread.
8. Buy bread from bakeries that
package in paper.
9. Clean with baking soda and
vinegar instead of cleaners
packaged in plastic.
10. Buy laundry detergent in
boxes, not liquid in plastic
containers.
11. Buy farm fresh eggs in
reusable paper containers.
12. Get your cheese from the
deli and place it in your own
container (glass or a plastic one
that you already have, don’t
waste what you already have!) or
get it wrapped in paper.
13. Buy your meat from the deli
and have it wrapped in paper.
14. Package your leftovers in
corningware.
15. Bring your own containers to
restaurants to package leftovers.
16. Use bar soap to wash your
dishes. Dr. Bronner’s is perfect.
17. Stop using deodorant or
antiperspirant. It’s not natural to
prevent yourself from sweating.
Use perfume in a glass bottle if
you want a nice smell.
18. Do not use air fresheners.
Light a candle or incense instead.
19. Store all your food in glass
containers. If you purchase
something bottled in glass, clean
it and reuse it!
20. Buy bulk cereal, bring your
own paper bags.
21. Buy tortilla chips packaged in
paper bags.
22. Buy bulk coffee packaged in
paper or in cans, or bring your
own bags.
23. Buy milk in paper cartons.
24. Buy peanut butter that is
packaged in glass containers.
25. Buy bar soap, not liquid body
wash.
26. Compost your trash, reduce
your use of plastic trash bags.
27. Line small trash bins in your
house with paper bags.
28. When ordering drinks, say
“no straw please!”
29. Buy real maple syrup (comes
in glass bottles) we get ours at
Trader Joes.
30. Buy toilet paper that is
wrapped in paper, not plastic.
31. Don’t use ziploc. If you need
to keep things like half an onion
(happens to us all the time!) use
aluminum or waxy paper.
32. Use cloth rags for clean up
around the house, no paper
towels – reduces your trash and
need for trash bags.
33. Use matches instead of
plastic encased lighters. They
usually give them to you for free
at the liquor store.
34. Use cloth napkins. They feel
nice and reduce your waste and
use of plastic trash bags.
35. If you want a fun drink, buy
chocolate milk in a carton or
apple juice in glass bottle. You
can also ferment your own
drinks in glass mason jars.
36. Bring your own bag to all
stores you shop in and say “no
bag needed, thanks!”
37. Put empty cardboard boxes
in your car to transport heavy
items to and from your car
without a bag.
38. Say “paper not plastic” at the
grocery store.
39. Don’t use plastic cutting
boards. Use wood or glass.
40. Use baby bottles made of
glass.
41. Use stainless steel sippy cups
for kids.
42. Use cloth based toys for your
pets, like catnip mice and soft
squishy balls.
43. Buy cloth diapers. Many
great varieties available and
better for your baby. We fill a
super bowl size hole every day
with disposal diapers that will
leach toxins into the
environment for centuries to
come.
44. Buy CDs packaged in
cardboard sleeves or buy your
music online.
45. Use junk mail and other
paper to stuff into big packages
to ship instead of bubble wrap
or air filled plastic.
46. Use real silverware for parties
instead of plastic.
47. Use rechargeable batteries to
reduce buying batteries
packaged in plastic.
48. Make a compost heap to
reduce your food waste and put
it back into the earth.
49. Use a reusable cloth bag or
old fashioned steel lunch box to
carry your lunch to work or
school.
50. Make your own yogurt in
glass mason jars. It’s easy!
Last but not Least!
51. Re use your own plastic bags till you can, reducing fresh man

Spread the word! Tell people
about the harmful chemicals in
plastic, the pacific garbage patch
and help reduce plastic use by
example!

History (for th…


History (for this Black Day) will say:
When the government was robbing the country,
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The Indians were busy in watching IPL (!)
 
New Greetings:
May your happiness increase like Petrol Price,
May your sorrow fall like Indian Rupee, and
May your joy fill your heart like corruption in India …!!!
 
Congress is fulfilling its promise, when they said: GDP will rise this year.
The only thing we forgot to ask him its full form:
G= Gas & Gold
D= Diesel & Dollar
P= Petrol & Penny
 
Pleasure & Pain come at the same price: Rs.80/- for a Beer Bottle OR 1 Litre Petrol.
Decision is yours… झूम लोया घूम लो.!!!
 
All Girls’ Dream come True!
All Girls’ Dreammen will come on horse!
All thanks to the Petrol Price Hike!
 
Dear Father-in-Law,
I deeply regret taking a Car in dowry.
Please take your Daughter or Car back…
I cannot afford both.
 
Now Tata Nano’s fuel cost will be more than its EMI !
 
Soon, Rupee will be SENIOR CITIZEN (above Rs.60 per US Dollar);
Petrol has already become VERY SENIOR CITIZEN in Bangalore (Rs.81 per litre) !!!
 
Finally it has happened…
After decades,
Beer is now cheaper than petrol !!!
Now, there will be new slogan: JUST DRINK; DON’t DRIVE !!!
 
Expensive petrol will help solve the problem of traffic jams!
 
Drink and drive should not be a problem now.
After all, how many will be able to afford alcohol and petrol on the same day?
 
We have the world’s cheapest car and the world’s costliest petrol. रिकॉर्ड बन गया!!!
 
Sign board at Petrol pump: Buy Petrol worth Rs. 20,000 and get a TATA nano absolutely free.
(scheme for आम आदमी J Now he can get car with petrol!)
 
Good News!!!
Please forward this to MAXIMUM people you know, शायद किसी को काम आ जाए:
जिसको petrol Rs.7/- per litre चाहिए,
वो इस petrol pump से जा कर ले ले: