Mishandling of issues...can cost lives.

Today, we have witnessed the 2 similar events in India and Pakistan where innocent people are killed by the extremists/terrorists/separists.
  • In India Maoists killed around 80+ people in train sabotage.
  • while in Pakistan Taliban militants attacked masques and killed around 70 people.
As an Indian I am commenting on indian issue.....

One thing is clear people in beaurocracy/politics are not handling the issues with much sincerity and seriousness , as it must be.for example :
1. Chidambaram - is saying it is sabotage by maoists and washing for state govt. to come up positively and strongly.Chidambaram has already confessed that he has a restricted mandate in dealing with Maoists.But his efforts still lack conviction.
2. Mamata is playing another card by not blaming the maoists directly and passed the buck by saying it is blasts ( by state elements ...may be to harm her as minister ????).As state elections are not too far so so became true politician and said - law and order was a state subject and demanded an investigation by a central Government team into the tragedy.
3. State govt(ruled by Left, Mamata's enemy No.1) is saying that railways is Mamta's department so she must take prime responsibility and if anyone else should do more then it is enter who is needed to do more to control the Naxal menace.
Read following 2 statements -
  • CM, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee- "They (Naxals) started from Andhra then came to Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Now they are trying to enter our territory. We are opposing them, politically and administratively opposing them,"
  • CPI Leader,Sitaram Yechury- "The Prime Minister must personally intervene to ensure that there is proper coordination between Railways, its protection force and the security agencies,".

Are above the kind of staements people of India from their politicians ??

State and Central both governments are not ready to understand :
-Naming( these people is not important ...important is to handle them and save the life of innocent citizens and dedicated forces.
- People who follows path of violance to achieve something are not well wishers of humanity. There is no doubt about the fact that top leaders of these organizations are anti-nationalistic and thus must be caught/killed ASAP.These top leaders are the people who uses the humble citizens againts the govt. machinary.
- These people must be handled with top most seriousness and comprehensiveness and so consensus is must.If people like Lalu/Mulayam/Mamta or Left becomes hurdle then handle them with utmost seriousness.

Examples :
Failures
1. Pakistan is not able to handle the extermists inside the pakistan.
Sucess

1. Srilanka an finish the LTTE because they just wanted it.
2. India rooted out the Khalistani extermists in 1990s.

So...we just need one nationwide con
sensus to solve this issue once and for all. Centre and states need to put their heads together and get the basics right. Like :
- motivating people
- arming and beefing up districts administration and thanas at the warfront.

- using the sphisticated technolgy to track/monitor the activities day-night.
- put up NGOs to help the people of affected regions to come to mainstream of life.

we have 2 world's number 1 performers....





He is world no.1
He is world no.1
king of 64 squares
sultan of 22 yards
One plays an indoor game
other sweats in outdoors
His achievements struggles to find some place in page 15
His 200 takes the front page

MAX MANUS - Inspired story

Few days earlier , a was part of expat gathering who got the opportunity to watch MAX MANUS - one of the best norwegian movies. The movie shows with an example - how norwegians took part in Norwegian resistance movement(againts German) during the period of 1940 to 1945.I like the movie because of following :

1. Movie is well directed+written and event sequence keep audience glued till end.
2. Impressive performance by Aksel Hennie as MAX specially in second part of film.
3. Movie tells the story of common citizens of Norway in Norwegian resistance movement in their fight against the Germans at that time.
4. Movie shows that monarchy did not play an active role in resistance movement but just directed from outside of country(which is not common in other wars).
5. Movie shows that even in time of adversities,native norwegians keep calm and cool and use the power/brain strategically rather than passion/anger.In the brutal war many of Manus' friends lost their lives but he did not lose his temper (although he blamed himself for being the one who survived) and waited for 'Right' opportunity.



Question : why there is no mention of Denmark/Danish people in movie ....long time partner(or superior) ?

I would recommend everyone who lives in norway to watch this movie....

Indians believe in different type of club...it is not football club

Some europeans complain that India does not have local sports club like they have football club but ....we do have clubs in India but not football club ( so often ) because for few of us it is more important to be successuful in education(than sports ) as education is our only weapon to rid themselves of poverty and social exploitation....read the following stats...

Name : Ramanujam School of Mathematics
Popular Name : Super 30
City : Patna
Type of org. : Club/project
Founder : Anand Kumar
Start Year : 1992
Objective : To track the talented bunch of students from economically
impoverished sections and hone their skills by providing a conducive environment.
Performance : Since 2003, 182 of a total 210 students have made it to one of the IITs.
2009 result : out of 30 students all selected in IIT i.e 100% result
Method : Club gives full scholarships, including room and travel, to every batch of 30 students. They pass a competitive test just to get into Super 30, and then commit themselves to a year of 16-hour study each day.



News : Super 30, Bihar's free coaching centre which helps economically backward students crack the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), has been selected by the Time magazine in the list of the Best of Asia 2010.

So..is it same kind of story again..

What these 2 Ministers have common :

Post Hold:
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests
Minister of State for External Affairs.

Education :
-IIT Mechanical engineer and degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
-PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at 22,the youngest in the history of the prestigious institute.

Common Personal traits :
Intelligent,articulate,columnist,writer and upper caste politicians with no mass base.



Guilt:
Guilty of forgetting their constitutional responsibilities as union ministers.

Fault:
-He questioned the home ministry's policies towards China.
-He was undone by the seeming impropriety of having acquired sweat equity for his sweetheart without informing the world.

Price paid:

-He may yet pay the price of his indiscretion by being switched from an environment ministry which has acquired a renewed energy and a forward-looking profile under his leadership.
-He paid for it by being banished from a ministry which could have benefited from his wide experience as a global diplomat.


Solution :
1. Once in politices , think twice (not once) before you speak...because traditional parties like BJP,SP,Left and (may be congress) are just waiting for one issue to prove that YOU ARE INCOMPETENT.
2. Sacrifice your high profile life.No twitter accounts, no page three parties, no ego trips, no dramatic statements,avoid staying in 5-stars for months.
3. Be a low profile leader specially in public life.

Example : Nandan Nilekani- who is now shuffling through data in a government office, with the singular focus of providing the country's citizens with a unique identification card.

Driving License in Norway

License in Norway : In words of a foreign guys who passed the license test :
Here's some details and tips about my experience on the test.
1.  You have to rent a car( you can't use your own) from license school. This vehicle is a special vehicle with pedals in the passenger side and extra mirrors that allow the instructor to keep an eye on you.
2.  When you rent the car, the people renting it will take you on a 1/2 hour driving 'lesson' which includes some details of the driving test and then will give you some tips on how to improve your driving skills.
3.  When you drive, make sure you don't do what I did (on the practice portion).  Don't let your hand ride on the stick as you're driving.  Keep your hands at 10 and 2 except when shifting.
4.  When shifting, be conscious of the RPM (yes, the do look at this). Shift at lower RPM's as this is said to be more eco friendly.  As an engineer, I learned that 4 stroke engines are more efficient at higher RPM's but whatever.
5.  Remind yourself to check the mirrors while on your test.  There are mirrors all over the place in the car so the instructor can see if you are looking into mirrors before you turn etc.
6.  Yield to the right on roads that are not freeways (those little signs that look like square eggs, white on the outside and yellow on the inside).

The Driving test
1.  The instructor met me at the vehicle and we sat inside.  He asked me if I wanted the test in English or Norwegian.  I said I could speak Norwegian but because it was a test environment, I preferred English.
2.  The instructor asked if I wanted to converse during the test or have him just tell me where to go.  Some people apparently like it quiet.  I opted for the conversation.
3.  The instructor let me select from a small stack of cards three questions at random.  The questions were about the performance of the vehicle.Basically, I had to know that I should look in the owners manual to find loads and stuff.  And then he asked me a general question about what happens if you overload the vehicle.  (During your practice run, make sure to ask about where to find the owners manual, where the spare tire is and general information about the car).
4.  The first part of the test was driving in the country.
5.  When conversing with the proctor, I would suggest talking about the positives experiences you have had in Norway rather than negative experiences like why gas costs so much, there's no Starbucks except at the airport, and you miss Mexican Food. 
6.  You will have to back the vehicle into a parking spot, once during the test, and once when you park at the test center.
7.  Verify with the car rental place the speed in areas that don't have signs.  I always forget but I think in the country the max speed is 80 and in the city it's 50 unless posted but I forget!
8.  You will have to go on the freeway at some point.  Whatever you do, don't roll down the window and tell someone off for cutting you off.


How long : Driving Test can lasts about an hour and I ended up driving from Risl√łkka to almost Lillestrom on my exam, lots of highway driving and roundabouts.
They aren't fussy about trivia like the UK test (i.e., failing you for not doing the stupid hand-brake thing at every and all stoplights) but simply want to see that you drive safely.  Don't stress, but don't drive like you would on the 405 either.just try to take Test before winter as sometimes in winter it takes more time ( eg. 2 hours).


Pricing :
Total price : car rental = 1900 to 2100 kroners( or more)
Test Fee = 600 ( 1 hr practice with car with rental company )
License  = 260 kroner for license.

PLUS: if you take any medical prescription, no matter how stupid or trivial it is, you have to attach a doctor's examination with the form, and that
exam costs extra. Mine involved blood and lab work, and I only take a prescription-strength heartburn medicine.  You'll also need something from an eye doctor if you wear glasses, but SpecSavers in town did that form for free.Total figure about 4000 in total.  It's better than the 30k you would need to start from scratch. 

When she forgot to sleep for days..

This is story of an Indian girl.....
Name : Sandeep Kaur
Age : 29 year
Father : Ranjit Singh(work as peon in revenue department)
Town : Morinda,Punjab(

Sheer hard work and inspiration from an old TV serial have helped her to crack the tough civil services exam,2009 and attained 138th rank in the open merit list of the All India Civil Services Examination.

"I am proud to be a peon's daughter and I want my father to complete his service with full dignity. I owe my success to my parents and god. Despite meagre resources, my father provided the best facilities to me," Sandeep told IANS.

"I was very motivated after seeing the serial 'Udaan', the tale of a lower middle class girl who became an Indian Police Service officer."

While recounting her difficult days, Sandeep, a civil engineer, said: "After completing my engineering, I first wanted to do a job to become economically independent before starting preparations for IAS. But for two continuous years, I did not find any job, as there were very few opportunities for girls in the civil engineering sector.

"There was nobody to guide me and we did not have enough money to pay the hefty fees of coaching classes. Therefore, I made the first two attempts (2005 and 2006) without taking any formal coaching," she pointed out.

Thereafter, her father took a bank loan to fund the cost of coaching institutes. She took coaching at Chandigarh, Patiala and New Delhi.

Despite her engineering background, she meticulously chose the subjects of sociology and Punjabi literature. In 2007, she missed the main exam by a whisker. She got 933 marks whereas the cut-off was 936.

"My extended family also supported me during the preparations. Every day at 4 a.m. my cousin went to Kharar town (around 10 km from here), to bring a copy of Hindu newspaper as we did not get it here.

"I have given preference to the Punjab cadre. I would certainly work against female foeticide and for the uplift of girls in the state," said Sandeep.

Since the declaration of results last week, Sandeep's house has been abuzz with media persons. Her family members are upbeat.

"We are from a small town of Punjab with very few resources but still my daughter has successfully cleared one of the most difficult exams of the country. The whole town is proud of her and I cannot express my feelings in words," a proud Amarjit Kaur, Sandeep's mother, told IANS.

"I wanted her to become an IAS officer since she was in Class 8 and now she has fulfilled my dream. It was certainly not an easy path and it was a journey full of disappointments and countless hiccups. But her strong determination helped her sail all the way," she said.

Gurpreet Singh, Sandeep's brother who is studying law, told IANS: "This time Sandeep was desperate to clear the exam as last time she had missed it by just three marks. During the prelims she studied for 18 hours and for the mains she increased it to over 20 hours. She had actually forgotten to sleep in pursuit of her dream.

"But my sister is still the same person. Reporters of many channels are coming to our house to interview her but she is very shy and afraid of facing the camera." he said.

Gurpreet now wants to crack the exam himself. "I will also start preparing for this exam under my sister's guidance."

Can we beat diseases with a better diet...I think so.

AS we move on in life , we brace more and more diseases like Osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer, diabetes and not but not least-a weak heart disease...
We think that taking right medicine will be the only thing which can solve our problem...But But But....right nutrition can also play an important role not only in prevention but also plays a pivotal part in speedy recovery as well.

Diet in Cardiac Diseases

The best diet for a healthy heart is a diet low in fatty and sugary foods and rich in fruits and vegetables which are quick foods that require little or no preparation time. They are loaded with important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, fiber and disease fighting antioxidants.

Unsaturated oils (refined oils) help maintain blood cholesterol levels if consumed in recommended quantities. Thus it is advisable to use only 4-5 teaspoons of cooking oil per day and a variety of refined oils should be taken. Select one from each group for your daily cooking purpose. Ratio of both oils should be 1:1. It is advised to use oil from Group A for 15 days and oil from Group B for 15 days or lunch with oil from Group A and dinner with oil from Group B.

Group A: Sunflower / safflower/ corn / soybean
Group B: Mustard / groundnut / olive/ rice bran

High fiber food items like whole cereals [whole wheat flour ( atta ), wheat bran, whole wheat bread, bajra , jowar , oats], whole pulses ( dals with skin, rajmah , chola, kala chana, chowli etc.), leafy vegetables, salad vegetables and whole fruits are recommended.

Good quality protein like egg white, soy, fish chicken and dairy protein (toned/ skimmed cow's milk and milk products like curds and paneer prepared with cow’s toned milk) is recommended. Oily fish like ravas (salmon), herring, bangda (mackerel), tuna , tarli (oil sardine) and nuts like almonds and walnuts are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and found to be beneficial for heart. All these food items are advised in recommended quantities.

It is advised to avoid fatty meats like ham, bacon, yolk of egg, red meat, organ meat, shrimps, lobster, prawns, etc as well as alcohol, aerated drinks, squashes, fruit juices (lack fiber), canned, tinned, processed and preserved foods e.g. tinned fruits, sauces, processed cheese.

Diet for Hypertension

A vegetarian's diet contains more potassium, complex carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C all of which may have a favourable influence on blood pressure. It can be a great benefit to start lowering your blood pressure naturally.

Calcium: Consume skim / toned milk and milk products (curds and paneer). This milk is low in fat, but very high in Vitamin D and calcium, both of which are known to combat high blood pressure. Calcium can also be found in fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel), nuts, sunflower seeds (unsalted) and green leafy vegetables (beetroot leaves, turnip greens, arbi leaves, chowlai , methi leaves, cauliflower greens, celery leaves, parsley, mint, curry leaves, drum stick leaves and radish leaves). Cereals like ragi (nachni) and whole pulses like kala chana and rajmah , soybean and tofu are also rich in calcium. Spices include hing , ajwain , khas khas , black pepper ( kali mirch ), cumin seeds ( zeera ), coriander ( dhania ), cloves ( laung ) and mustard seeds ( sarson ).

Magnesium: Magnesium rich foods such as pulses and legumes and dark green leafy vegetables are an excellent way to lower blood pressure. Other good sources of magnesium are almonds, walnuts, coriander seeds (dhania ), cumin seeds ( zeera ), ginger, turmeric, plums and mango figs, whole grains, soy products, broccoli, oysters and mackerel. Magnesium has the effect of relaxing the blood vessels which allows the blood to flow easier.

Potassium:
Restricting sodium (salt) intake to lower blood pressure appears to work better if accompanied by increasing potassium. Pulses and legumes, soybeans and cereals like bajra , jowar , ragi (nachni), whole wheat flour ( atta ) are good sources of potassium. Spices rich in potassium include coriander seeds ( dhania ), cumin seeds ( zeera ) and methi seeds. Vegetables like potato, sweet potato, yam ( suran ), tomatoes, karela , brinjal, drumstick, green papaya and dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, sarson ka saag , chowlai and coriander leaves are high in potassium. Potassium rich fruits include sweet lime, apricots, amla, bael, cherries, lemon, mango, muskmelon, watermelon, peaches, plums and seetaphal. Coconut water and vegetable soups are also rich in potassium.

Vitamin C:
It seems to expand blood vessels and constricted arteries, consequently helping to lower blood pressure. Vitamin C rich foods include strawberries, lime, sweet lime ( mausambi) , orange, guava ( peru ), amla, radish ( muli ) leaves, fenugreek leaves ( methi ), coriander ( dhania ), cabbage, capsicum, green chillies, cauliflower and bitter gourd ( karela ).

Research also shows that eating foods high in fiber, such as oat bran, fruits, and vegetables can significantly reduce high blood pressure, and even improve blood pressure in healthy individuals. Omega-3 fats, typically found in oily fish, garlic and flax seeds are known to have a lowering effect on blood pressure.

Avoid foods like pickles, papads and salted chutneys, biscuits and namkeens, all sauces and soy sauce, cheese, salted butter, margarine, mayonnaise, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, ajinomoto, breads, cakes, pastries, cornflakes, salted chips, nuts, popcorns, bacon, ham, sausages, malted beverages, boost, bournvita, preserved foods and canned foods.

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