How much we should (technically/theoritically) eat ?

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Enter you height,weight and Exercise level and get the calorie intake in 3 categories.
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Give us reason....We give you performance

KOLKATE: The CPM's hartal on Tuesday turned into Moin Khan's marathon. Soaked in sweat, the fiftyish handrickshaw-puller ran 18 km from Sealdah station to the airport, hauling a load of over 150 kg two passengers and 40 kg of luggage in the summer heat.

He wasn't alone. His friends Asman Ansari, the youngest at 50, and Sheikh Nurul Hassan, the oldest at 65, trotted the same distance, carrying four other Mumbaikars. It was the longest any of them had gone. And the first time anyone at the airport had seen handrickshaws dropping off fliers.

For their toil, Khan, Ansari and Hassan got Rs 500 each three times more than they make in a day.

Khan was doing a round of Sealdah station at 8am, looking for stranded passengers who would travel to nearby localities, when a group of six tourists approached him and asked if he could take them to the airport. Khan was taken aback. No one had asked him this before (and he has seen many a bandh in the

30 years as a rickshawpuller). He hesitated. The distance was too much. The sun was getting hotter. He had seen many of his friends collapse from heat stroke this season.

But what if he pulled it off? He turned back to the group. "I saw a chance of making some money on a lean day. I told them they would need three rickshaws and asked if they were ready to shell out Rs 500 for each," said Khan. The Mumbaikars readily agreed.

"We had a wonderful vacation in Darjeeling. We knew about the hartal but we had no idea that it would be total shutdown. So, we got a little panicky when we found there was no transport outside the station to take us to the airport. There was not even a government bus to be seen," said tax consultant Abhay Kulkarani, who was vacationing with his wife Rajlaskmi and some colleagues.

The group of 35 had arrived at Sealdah station in the morning by Darjeeling Mail. Only six of them were adventurous enough to take the long rickshaw ride. As soon as the tourists agreed to pay

the amount, Khan called Ansari and Hassan. With a last swig of water and a tinkle of the bells, the trio set off at 8.30 am, hauling between them nearly 500 kg.

"Thankfully, it had rained last night and it was quite breezy in the morning," said Ansari. "Otherwise, this heat drains the life out of you." The three quick-marched at a steady 150 steps a minute. They had a free run of the deserted road, passing flag-waving bandh enforcers on the way, but no one bothered to stop them.

As for the tourists, they had a rare view of Kolkata without its maddening traffic and choking pollution. "We had a lovely ride on the empty road. I was a little worried about the rickshawpullers because of the distance. We asked them to ferry us at a speed comfortable to them," said Rajlaskmi.

The Mumbaikars had only heard of hand-pulled rickshaws and seen them in the iconic Do Bigha Zamin' and City of Joy'. "We had heard about this mode of transport that plies only in Kolkata. We had a wonderful time in Darjeeling and the end of the journey was just as memorable," said Sachin Bhisi.

The rickshaw convoy pulled into the airport at 10.40am, two and a half hours later. The few passengers and employees that were at the airport departure terminal stared in amazement.

"We don't know where time flew," said the tourists. Khan and his friends did. Panting, but grinning at their adventure and the crisp notes in their grimy money bags the trio ran off, this time to shuttle between VIP Road and the airport to make some more money.

"This is the highest fare a single trip has ever fetched me. Our average earning a day is just about Rs 150. Now, it will really make my day if I get some passengers on my way back to Sealdah," said Ansari, smiling from ear to ear.

Nice Quote

A train station is where a train stops. A bus station is where a bus stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

Rajesh Singh : Another Social High performer

While I was going thru my daily dose of Indian News I found the following inspiring news and just cust and paste it , so that I can take lessions from it and share it with others who are like me :
This is story of one of the different kind of guy from Bhubaneswar(Orissa) who did not want to join the MNC to go abroad or earn millions. In my opinion this is social high performance:
1. He is true 'Value Creater'
2. He is dedicated 'People Developer'
3. He is intelligent 'Business Operator'

Stats :
Age : 29 years
Resident : Jharkhand's Sahebganj district
Education :mechanical engineering diploma holder
Parents : Father is a teacher and mother an employee in an insurance company.
Year 2000: Rajesh Singh dropped out of his engineering(National Institute of Technology,formerly known as Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, Orissa) course after seeing the plight of orphan children at the platform and decided to educate them and bring their careers on track."I had always wanted to do something for children. Moved by the plight of children at the platform, I had to make a hard choice whether to go for my engineering degree or teach orphan children and help them achieve their dreams. I decided on the latter," Singh told IANS.

Acievements :
# : In the last decade, he has helped educate more than 150 orphaned and underprivileged children. He has also set a target to make engineers out of 100 orphan children in this part of eastern India.
# : Now Singh has built a small four-room school and orphanage named New Hope near the Rourkela railway station where he stays with a dozen other orphans. This year he is grooming half a dozen children for the Navoday Vidyalaya entrance test at his orphanage.
# : Singh also teaches preparatory classes for competitive exams and spoken English, taking a bit of money from local students to sustain himself.

History :
He used to enjoy teaching underprivileged children right from childhood. And for him it was also a way to divert his attention from family problems."Teaching children was a way to keep myself diverted from family problems as there were some differences between my parents," Singh said. But when he decided to shape the career of orphan children he faced stiff resistance from his parents and society.

The eldest of four children, he was literally disowned by his parents for the next five years. He said they were disappointed and angry with him for dropping out of studies to help poor children.

"My parents broke ties with me for five years. They were opposed to my choosing this path till my sister's marriage when my mother gave me a call to invite me for the marriage," he recalled.

"My parents have now accepted my decision. My mother, who strongly opposed my decision, now sponsors excursion trips for these orphan children once a year," he said.

Even the residents of Rourkela initially found it difficult to accept a young man who "lived like an orphan along with orphan children". Initially M.D. Mukherjee, principal of the Indo-English School in Rourkela, helped him financially and morally.

Mukherjee used to provide him with books and money in the early days when he used to teach the children at the Rourkela railway station. Railway officials, including the station master, helped him too. Soon members of the local Rotary club also extended help for the cause.

"The locals ostracised me initially as I used to mingle with orphaned children at the railway platform. I myself felt like an orphan. But their perception changed gradually. They now appreciate my work," he said.

Groomed by him, more than two dozen orphans are now doing professional courses from engineering colleges in Orissa. "Thanks to Rajesh sir, I am now pursuing a degree course in IT from a good college. Otherwise, I can't imagine what I would have been doing now," said Babita, an orphaned girl.

"I am grooming these orphan children to get through the Navoday Vidyalaya entrance test as they would get quality education without spending any money. I am hopeful that this year three or four of them will crack it," he said.

Ten years after dropping out of further studies, he has now started preparation to complete his engineering degree.

It is not IPL or Satyam or Commonwealth-games ..IT IS ALL ABOUT INDIA

I know if it is right to say that I am not sad or disappointed but Actualy I am frustated by looking at the scams/corruption/mismanagement by Indian companies/organizations.

If you want new ideas, you have to push yourself into the periphery

Title of this post is the line which inspired Mr. Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad(CKP),A University Professor and top management consultant to transform himself and lead by example.
He died yesterday but his teachings and knowledge will remain with us forever.
May God bless Him....

He was teaching at IIM in 1970 when he noticed that fervently nationalistic India had little use for a globally oriented thinker. With his ideas under constant political attack, Prahalad decided he had no choice but to go US. The Prahalads arrived in Ann Arbor with $18.His was exceptionally skilled following...

Prahalad, a mustachioed, bespectacled, slightly round man, filled the room when he speak. He was a contagiously high-energy guy. His language, while complex and academic, was sprinkled with expressions meant to draw in the listener. "Is it not?" he asked often. "Okay?"
Later in life ....
His story is the story of an REAL Indian who not only wants to strive success for himself but also wants to try and get benefitted by his experience and that is why at one point of his life he decided that it wasn't enough.
In his own words - "I was in a very good zone of comfort and I felt that this opportunity was so large that I needed to experiment with it myself. What we're selling is a new way to run a business. Our ultimate motivation is to make a difference."
He wanted to create a laboratory for the application of the ideas that he had been preaching to others.Instead of slowly lowering the flame on a white-hot career, In 2000, He lit an entirely new flame. He has taken a leave from US Universiry job, dramatically scaled back his consulting work, put up several million dollars to get Praja(his own company) going.He took financial risk, professional risk, reputational risk, and personal risk for the
This was his 'personal test'- a search for self-knowledge that has defined Prahalad's life.

In 2000, the collapsing economy has made that job tougher than Prahalad had ever imagined when he abandoned his life. But he appeared to be more committed than ever.
"You have to have faith,You cannot lead if you don't believe."- he said.

He was so impressive and reliable that Larry Page, co-founder of Google, made a quiet visit to the Madurai(temple town) from US just to see an eye care institution(Aravind Eye Hospital), which Prahalad described as "gem at the bottom of the pyramid" in his book.

Don't be Evil - We can make money without doing evil

This post has source in Inam's recommendation. I read this interesting and inspiring book 'The google story' by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed and just finished it yesterday. I must say that I was forced to finish this by myself ASAP.
I like this book because of following reasons:
1. I am using 'Google' search engine for around 8 years but never seriously thought how Google earn money...This book gave me that detailed insight in the simplest possible manner.
2. I got to know more about the way google give us the search result. Now I know that it uses 'page rank' (PR).One can use the following to find out the Page rank of any page on internet:

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3. Following lines of sergey's father touches my heart too as it describe me somehow as well :
You are growing stronger
In Body, spirit and mind
I am getting older
Leaving decades behind

You are tough , you mine data
you surf first and think later
And your fast as light
Wanders dmadly in the night
You lived abroad on the sunny coast....

these lines describe not only his son but all the people of todays world who solely depend on google before they start anything whatever it may be....

4. The google guys made their fundas clear and straight right from the start as they knew that if their product is good(cheap+innovative+fast+reliable) then only they can sustain in the market and convince the people most and so instead of wasting money on advertising or high-end computing they bought the motherboards and other componenets to inexpensively build computers themselves.
For them advertisement was - "word of mouth" and for this they took the approach:
"Build something of value and deliver a service compelling enough that people would just use it."
5. In my opinion one reason of their success is that they did not start with the objective of 'Earning Money' and just wanted people to use 'the Best'.
6. Convincing people is not easy task but their approach was more human. For Example:
He explained his product to non-technical people but for those with the inclination and time to get more technical explainations,Brin invited them to sign up for a course that he and Page were teaching that semester , on search engines, and promised them access to "resources which they an not find anywhere else in the world"
7. They are honest and ethical in everything ( at least this is what I can visualize with this book ) :
- They have rented the space for $1500/month but they choose instead $1700/month so that all fees and taxes would be paid and everything is done properly from the start.
8. They offered the people 10 reasons to work for google including cool technology, stock options, free snacks and drinks and the proposition that -million of people will use and appreciate your software.
9. Some times it helps to take vacation not just from regular life but from the way the world works- concept Burning man.There was nothing a billion dollars can buy them at burning man except a cup of coffee.
10. What people do not understand that google was a potent googleware blend of software+hardware gave company more computing power than anyone else in world.They are like 'Dell'-customize everything.
10. They don't want to do the old fashioned things :
- They make their words fit all the time - 'Google is not conventional company and we do not intent to become one'( stated in Founder's letter - part of IPO filing documents).

Doing well by doing good is simply good business

Thanks to Mr. Francis for referring this article about an Indian enterprise which is becoming more and more global every year. This enterprise is nothing but the 70.8 billion dollar flagship indian group called TATA(established in 1868 by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata) which is conglomerate of around 90 companies.Tata group employed around 350,000 people in 80 countries and have presence in industries like hotels, consumer goods, mining, steel manufacturing, telecommunications, trucks and cars , electric power, credit cards, chemicals, engineering, and IT services and business process outsourcing..
Money :
Year Revenue Profit
1992 : $5.8 Billion $320 Million,
2008 : $62.5 billion $5.4 billion

* CSR related social expenditures in 2009 - $159 million

International Acquitions :

2000 : Tetley Tea Company, Britain for US$450 million
2007 : Anglo-Dutch steel giant Corus Ltd. for $12.1 billion;
2008 : Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) for $2.3 billion

Key people :

  • Alan Rosling , executive director of Tata Sons
  • Ratan Tata , Group chairman


Examples of corporate social responsibilities(CSR) :

  • One of few those company who believes in relationship and moral values and thus TATA became live example by selling Tea plantations business to its own former employees.
  • In 1892, he created one of the world’s first charitable trusts, the J.N. Tata Endowment for Higher Education. This scholarship program sent bright young Indians of limited means overseas for training in science, engineering, law, government administration, and medicine. One early grant recipient, a woman named Freny K.R. Cama, would go on to become India’s first gynecologist. It was especially important to Tata that Indians be admitted to the civil service, which was closed to them under the British Empire; this would show that they were capable of governing themselves. By 1924, with some restrictions lifted by the British, one out of every five Indians in the civil service would be a J.N. Tata Scholar. (Today, the same scholarship is one of the most prestigious education awards in the country.)
  • After the November 26, 2008, terrorist attack on Tata’s flagship Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai Tata responded back and the hotel was repaired and reopened less than a month after the attack. Tata provided best of the world medical treatment to injured staff members and paid generous health and school tuition benefits (including the assignment of a “counselor for life”) to the families of all slain individuals, including railway employees, police officers, and passersby who had had no direct connection with the hotel before the attack. “The organization would spend several tens of millions of dollars in rebuilding the property,” noted Dileep Ranjekar, a management speaker who met with Tata Hotels senior executive vice president H.N. Srinivas after the attack. “Why not spend equally on the [people] who gave their lives?”
  • All Tata businesses annually earmark part of their operating expenditures for social, environmental, and education programs. For example, Tata Steel sets its budget for social services in the community as a % of pretax operating income. In good years, it might be 4%, and in lean years, 18%, but the absolute amount does not change. At Tata Steel, money goes to employ doctors, teachers, rural development experts, athletic coaches, geologists, social workers, and others - often known internally as members of corporate sustainability teams - in ongoing community service activities in Jamshedpur and the surrounding rural villages.

Who control TATAs - A chiritable trust :

Tata has 11 charitable trusts that together own 66 percent of Tata Sons and that are intimately involved in its governance. (Family members own only 3 percent.) . The trusts fund a variety of social projects ; they founded and still support such cherished institutions as the IIS, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Tata Memorial Hospital, an innovative cancer treatment center in Mumbai. Each Tata company, in turn, channels more than 4 percent of its operating income to the trusts, and every generation of Tata family members has left the bulk of its wealth to them. This makes the Tatas noticeably less wealthy as individuals than their counterparts at other Indian family-owned megacompanies.

Values :

  • Tata’s leaders believe the group can survive on the world stage only by being both too big to beat and too good to fail.
  • “We had set ourselves certain goals, chief among which was to go global - not just to increase our turnover but also to go to places where we could create a meaningful presence and participate in the development of the country.” - Ratan Tata
  • It operates on the premise that a company thrives on :

    • social capital (the value created from investing in good community and human relationships).
    • Hard assets for sustainable growth.

With every generation, Tatas has nurtured and improved their capability for “stakeholder management”: basing investments and operating decisions on the needs and interests of all who will be affected. For Tata, this means shareholders, employees, customers, and the people of the countries where Tata operates - historically India, but potentially anywhere.

  • Tatas have always carefully avoided any activities with even a tangential link to “sin” industries - a term that for the Tatas encompasses not only tobacco, liquor, and gambling but also motion pictures, given the association in India between Bollywood and organized crime.
  • “We may be among the few companies around the world who think and act first as a citizen,” says R. Gopalakrishnan, an executive director of Tata Sons Ltd., the privately held holding company of Tata, and a director of several Tata companies. Indeed, the primacy of citizenship - a philosophy associated historically with J.N. Tata - continues to be used as a corporate credo: “In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but is in fact, the very purpose of its existence.”
  • If social benefits are one major goal of Tata’s strategies, another is rapid and continuing growth, in as many industries and venues as possible, on behalf of both philanthropic and fiduciary commitments. “We are hard-nosed business guys,” says Gopalakrishnan, “who like to earn an extra buck as much as the next guy, because we know that extra buck will go back to wipe away a tear somewhere.”
  • Tata’s leaders argue that their emphasis on “family values” represents a critical aspect of their corporate culture. It is strong enough, they say, to hold Tata’s family of companies together as it diversifies and expands outside India. It is also essential to the group’s sustained financial success. Moreover, Tata’s corporate image, as measured by independent groups such as the New York-based Reputation Institute, is viewed more favorably than that of Google, Microsoft, GE, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Intel, and Unilever. And, as billions of people move up from the bottom of the pyramid (as writer C.K. Prahalad calls the economic milieu of the poorest third of the world’s population), the group’s combination of developing-country experience and socially progressive business values may give it a distinctive edge.

Shashi Tharoor : Why great scholar like him involve himself in Controversy

I do not understand why such an educated and intelligent and hard working guy like Shashi Tharoor can not stay away from controversies. In my opinion he one of few high profile indians, who have proved himself in all corners of life whatever it may be - hard working scholar,actor,substantitive writer,novelist( I like some excerpt of book 'The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cellphone' ),UN Under-Secretary General ,good speaker,articulate columnist and good human being( I will add clever politician if he gets over with controversies as well).

Example of what I said :
When he was contesting Lok Sabha seat from Thirvuvananthapuram in 2009, He came out to the streets of TVM yesterday to remove his posters from the street walls. He said
“This is a beautiful town, and I don’t want politics to disfigure it.”

I understand that he may also be regretting some of his latest controversies ...or may be thinking them as ...slip of tongue. His being more frank/generous may cause him the seat of Minister of State.I guess he is thinking as if :
- He is minister in US and thus can be more open-minded.
- CEO of MNC , who can whatever he likes.


This is Indian politices where Mayawati,Lalu yadav and Jayalalita kind of politicin survives ...may not be Him.

Anyways Best of Luck Mr. Tharoor.

Heat Effect :Should be give subsidy on AC or Plant more Trees ?

This weekend , ultimately I got the opportunity to see the 'An Inconvenient Truth' and appreciated the Al Gore's campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show that.I was talking to my father in India and he said "Is saal garmi bahut par rahi hai, jaldi hi temperature 42 degree ho gaya(In Lucknow)" - shows that we have to do much more in this direction as people of developing nation do not look this issue as long term issue and keep forgetting the past years as matter of past.I agree that their priorities are different but ....

So what is Global warming ?
In the simplest possible manner 'Global warming' says that we are emitting too much CO2.

This is mid of April and temperature in Main North Indian states(Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh) are soaring as high as 41-42 degree Centigrade.
Read Following scary news:
1.Temperature was above average by four to 12 degrees Celsius in Himachal as compare to 2009.
2. After 1970 Not only days are getting more warmer day by day across regions and seasons but night temperatures is also rising 0.2 degrees Celsius per decade significantly in almost all parts of the country.
3. Length of time changes in the earth's surface temperature, rainfall, and sea level will remain even after CO2 emissions are completely stopped TODAY.Geologists tell us that the residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is on the order of 5 to 10 years. In contrast, the IPCC says it is 50-200 years. Does this means that we are missing the train...
4. 70% increase in the rate of Greenland's ice melt over the last 5 years.

This has resulted many socio-economic issues :
1. The rise in night temperatures — could have potentially adverse impact on yields of cereal crops like rice. Minimum temperatures have a link with rice fertility. At higher than normal night temperatures, rice grains aren’t properly filled up, leading to a drop in yield.
2. No 'poorwai' anymore : cooling trend in much of north India seen in the 1950s and 60s has been reversed, possibly because the effect of aerosols in the air can no longer compensate for greenhouse gas warming.
3. Hill-station : I remember in north India people always talk about going to himachal,Uttarakhand and Jammu and kashmir to get rid of Summers but these 3 states are also hit hardest( as they are part of western Himalayas).Here the mean temperature rise in the last century was 0.86 degrees while, more recently, temperatures have been going up by as much as 0.46 degrees per decade. The rapid warming of the region would have obvious fallouts on glacier melts.Pachouri ji ki report factual galat thee....lakin wo din door nahi jab wo sahi ho jae...
3. Deforestation and poor plantation: Although we do not plant many trees and whatever we plant get dried out in heat wave without proper irrigation( as water level is going down every year - another prominent issue to talk about). Trees are not just a thing but provide many benefits to all of us, every day. They provide cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities. Hey why I MISS THE FACT THAT as trees grow, they help stop global warming by removing CO2 from air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
4. To avoid heat people use air-conditioned vehicles and these vehicles again emmit the one more side effect of Heat wave.
5. The Indian middle class(most popular segment of society-growing super fast ) cares for itself, its status and image(many Cars,ACs...). The hot air it emits leaves its holiest rivers like Ganga flowing with raw sewerage, its indifference watches on as millions steal scarce electricity, and its corruption looks the other way as bent industrialists pollute the air.But this segment is the most adorable , as it gives real money to private companies.

Solution :
Carbon tax : It works like a sales tax, individuals and businesses would pay a tax based on the amount of carbon emissions they produce. The plan is that the extra tax would be an incentive to pollute less and to seek out clean energy alternatives.
Pros : Putting a cost on the harmful greenhouse gas is the only way to send the appropriate message to people about the state of the climate crisis. By hitting businesses and consumers in their pocketbooks, especially the affluent who contribute the most, tax proponents hope to encourage energy conservation.
Cons : A tax on energy use would hurt the poor and middle class the most. Since introducing a new tax always draws opposition, backers of the carbon tax suggest tax shifting, a concept that would lesson the burden of other taxes and offer rebates to those with financial hardship. The idea is to target the wealthy who consume up to four times as much fuel and energy as the poor.
Another criticism of the carbon tax is that raising prices will destroy the economy. By making it more expensive to travel, heat and cool homes and commute to work, people will have less money to spend on other consumer goods. Plus, if companies are forced to pay more towards production, they may cut wages or other benefits to compensate. Also, if the price of native goods goes up, people will look overseas market like china for more affordable products, driving Indians out of the marketplace.

Being more structured so that kids understand 'Money matters!!'

After few days of analysis of my son's behaviour , I decided that I need to be more structured in dealing with 'Money' issues with him. I came up with following :

1.As soon as kids learn counting, start giving them pocket money and ask them to decide what they want to do with it.

2.Take kids for outing then tell them they have a choice between the 2 like it can be..

a. Eating out.

b. Buying toys

so they can choose between the two and not create hassle while you are there.

3. Discuss their demand with 3 words Want,Wish and Need and discuss the meaning of these with them regularly.

Lets see how it goes .......

It requires substantial understanding of Indian understand Gandhi

I just read the interview of British historian Mr. Jad Adams about his new book - Naked Ambition. As per his interview this book gives explicit details of Gandhi's sexual experiments with his followers' wives and his teenaged grand-nieces.
I do not know how much he got extra from the others(including Sushila Nayar, Pyarelal's sister) then what Gandhi himself has mentioned in his autobiography.In his own words 'I have worked with countless records both written by him and about him(Gandhi)' but infortunately he just worked not understand the real meaning of Gandhi's work. I am quite sure No british or foreigner for that matter can ever understand it better than Indians.It requires cultural understanding not the literal/historical understanding alone.

Yes , I agree that uptil certain certain age he was more inclined towards sex but he said(in 'My experiments with truth') this much more CLEARLY then anybody do ever.
But he sacrificed his life for the people.I am giving more relevant examples about his personality , which are more important then SEX:
1. He did study abroad but came back to India?
2. He went to S. Africa for job but did more for the Indian (or BLACK) people ?
3. After establishing himself well in S.Africa , he left that country for India.
4. He came back to India for Indian people and then he travelled whole India(mostly in 3rd class ) before starting the public life.
5. He practiced satyagraha in India and did not goto the world to teach Satyagraha(like Baba Ramdev and other moden sants are doing).
6. He did not take any official important post in INC.
7. He sacrificed his own son's welfare because he never want to be biased ?
8. He asked his wife to return all the gifts and presents that he(and his family) got, for his service in S.Africa.
9. He did not accept big donation from the big business houses for people's welfare projects.
10.He tested himself whole life and improve upon all the time without being worried about the failures.

Above are just few examples that I can think now about the great soul.....Being Indian of liberated India , I understand that most of us indians including me can NEVER do all the above 10 things (and many more not mentiuoned here)...we try and fail and try and fail .........
Most of the India young people want to :
a. Get job in foreign multinational firms.
b. Go to foreign country and feels proud in being called 'NRI'
c. Talk about the Indian issues from outside but do not want to go and live and improve the things in India itself.
d. preach the world about the greatness of India ( like Baba Ramdev and ...)
e. do all the things for their own kids. for them their life is limited to their kids only.
f. Have have a 'POST' of one or the other organization to show others that they are different.


I would be happy if his book gets backlash from Indians across the globe.

10 most common mistakes while planning a business

Planning Errors:
1. No Sound Business Idea: Without a sound idea, how will you develop your business plan? Without a plan, how will you develop a successful business idea?
2. No Business Plan: Your business plan is the core of your business. Without a solid business plan, there is no way that you will ever be able to turn your business into a successful operation.
3. No Market Research: Market research will determine the viability for your product or brand. If you don’t know your market, do you really know your business?
4. Poor Timing: There is a right time to start a new business, and a wrong time. If you roll out your business when the market is not ready for it, you may fail before you ever even get off the ground.
5. Poor Location: Location is everything for many businesses. Choosing your location is one of the most important decisions that you make when planning a business.
6. Poor Choice of Suppliers: The quality of the products and supplies that you offer is vital to the success of your business.
7. Underestimating the Competition: Every business and every concept has competition. If you do not recognise it, you are missing something important. Identify your competition before you launch your business.
8. Choosing the Wrong Type of Business: Sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC? Choosing the right business form is vital.
9. Failing to Seek Advice: It is important that you turn to successful people for advice in the planning process of your business; otherwise you will not be successful.
10. No Financial Preparedness: Simply put: If you’re not financially ready to launch your business, prepare to crash and burn.

ORAC - antioxidant scores

For over 20 years scientists have demonstrated a probable link between various chronic diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and the actual aging process itself - to free radical damage. Antioxidants, on the other hand, are chemical compounds that have been shown to prevent, stop, or reduce oxidative damage.

What is an antioxidant? - An antioxidant is any substance that reduces oxidative damage (damage due to oxygen) such as that caused by free radicals. There are hundreds of different antioxidant compounds that include various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and phytochemical antioxidants. Since scientists don't know every antioxidant in a plant, a test-ORAC was developed that indicates the total antioxidant potential.

eg 1: To get daily ORAC dose from apples, you would need to eat 2,294 grams of apple (or about 22 apples).

eg 2: Although ORAC(strawberries)> ORAC(Spinach) but spinach has been shown to be more effective than strawberries in boosting blood antioxidant scores. So, although eating a large amount of antioxidants is always a plus, it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods, not only for their antioxidant levels, but for their other nutritional properties as well.

eg 3: 1/2 cup of Red kidney bean(Rajma) contains ORAC=13259

What is Goji berry(wolfberrie)-Super duper ORAC score ?
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1. Eating just 20 grams/day of goji berries will give 5000 ORAC units which is the standard and best antioxidant requirement for adult.
2. High in minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, it also has polysaccharides, one of a kind phytochemicals and compounds.
3. Goji berry has :
..1. 18 amino acids ( i.e 6 times higher than is in bee pollen)
..2. More Beta Carotene than is in carrots
..3. More iron than is found in spinach.
..4. 21 trace minerals
..5. vitamins B1, B6, B2 as well as Vitamin E.
..6. 13% of protein.

ORAC score of some easy veg/fruit:
2400 Orange
2100 Raisin
1900 Garlic
1400 Apple
1100 Red garpe
200 Carrot

What are your intentions if you do phone marriage ?

As the date of one of the celebrity marriage is coming closer , controversy related to first marriage of Shoaib and Ayesha is taking first-page of media coverage.Even the family of Shoaib is not denying Shoaib's involvement with Ayesha. They are just denying the level of involvement(fake pictures/names(Maha Siddiqui/Ayesha) are same girl) or Nikahnama or Nikah ).

The question here is ?
1. What was Shoaib's intention when he involved himself in Phone-marriage(at least his family members are NOT denying this )?
2. What prompted him to say 'This is my wife's home town' and what forced him to accept in-camera 'congratulations' in front of thousands of people?
a. He did not say his fiance/to-be-iwife or friend he used the word 'wife' , which has same meaning in all religion.
b. He was not any pressure to say this in front of media and thousands of people.
c. He was not drunk.
video link

3. Who forced him to say the folloeing lines in GEO TV interiew "You will get me in trouble," he saw in a very light-hearted manner. "I am married to a Hyderabad based girl." ..."Her name is Ayesha."
4. Mr. Imran(Shoaib's brother-in-law) says the videos that Siddiquis have is also fake as in it they made him say 'yes'.( He was member of International team them...was he small boy ?). Why they did not finished this whole issue then and there?
5. Why the Ayesha Siddiqui's family is doing all this now? I don't think any common Indian Girl just come out and say I am married to Shoiab( A Pakistani ) just for publicity and attention. At least a common INDIAN girl would never be interested so much becoming the wife of him ?.
6. Is it important to know 'nikah' over the phone was not valid or not
( Islamic law )
to know that they did this at that time or not.
( Human Law )

Sania says she and her family know all the truth ? Then She/her family should defend the Shoaib.But they are not defeending him but just staying away from the controversy.

This shows that there was something wrong with Shoaib's relationship with Ayesha.

Shoaib's Character :
1. We heard Ayesha's involvement with another girl Sayali Bhagat-who as well said that 'She would not have been marrying Shoaib). Which is another indicator that Pakistan’s former cricket captain does not hold reputation with other girls involved with him in past.
2. I spoke to another pakistani friend of mine - who said that 'Shoaib is not good Guy' and I take his word as another testomoney to Shoaib's character.
3. While reading about the past of Shoaib I found the following news (, where he said he was not in a position to annoy his parents who has some serious reservations over marrying an Indian girl.This statement shows what ???
4. Former Andhra Pradesh minister Basheeruddin Babukhan says he was invited for an engagement ceremony at the Siddiqui household and witnessed the ceremony.

I have some questions fo Sania-who I am very much sure knows that Shoiab was married to Ayesha ( and I am sure as well that she will never read my blog but ..)?
1. Is it good to marry a person who has controversial past ?
2. Is it good to marry a person who looks for wife through photo and internet?
3. Is it good to marry a person who accepts 'congratulations' in front of world and who himself had acknowleged his marriage in an interview to GEO TV in 2004?
4. Why can't Sania's family and Shoiab's family just solve this all for all and find out who cheated whom?

Proof Controversy :
This issue is becoming another Pakistan-India controversy( like 26/11), where India is saying that it has proof but pakistan is saying 'Your proofs are not sufficient enough?'. In this case proof-Nikahnama says that Nikah was performed on June 3, 2002. It was signed by Nasir Hussain, the Registrar. Hafiz Mohammad Khaled performed the Nikah. It also shows 500 rupees was paid as meher. But crucially, the Nikah registration number is missing and there are no dates for the witness signatures.

I know people can say that it should not concern anyone with whom Sania is in love and whom she wants to marry, but still we know that she is just 23 and does not know the tricks people do(when she is madly in love with somebody ) .......
I hope Sania would not get the fate actress Reena Roy who had a bitter experience after marrying Pakistanis and had to return to India highly disappointed.

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