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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Breakfast can help keep you lean


Eating within first few hours of waking kick-starts metabolism and gives energy•

Studies show people who eat breakfast concentrate better• Study:

.Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but be aware of what you're eating.
Overview
What exactly is it about breakfast that makes it so beneficial? And are all are breakfasts created equal? A study from Pediatrics, published in March 2008, looked at 2,000 teenagers and found that teens who ate breakfast weighed less, exercised more and ate healthier food than their classmates who didn't eat breakfast
Questions and answers-
Are all breakfasts created equal?
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent: No, all breakfasts are definitely not created equal. We talked to an expert at the American Dietetic Association to help us "grade" a few popular breakfast options. Let's start at the bottom with a breakfast that would get a "C" average grade: Fast food breakfast sandwich, pastry or sugary cereal.
These foods get a "C" for a number of reasons. The types of fat in these foods are the bad fats, and it certainly is not balanced. These foods are going to be high in sugar and carbohydrates and low in fiber and protein, which are essential for a balanced breakfast.
Let's flip to the foods that get a "B" average grade: bagel, breakfast bar, breakfast shake or pancakes with syrup.
These foods are a good start but aren't quite there. Take, for example, the breakfast shake: Many people blend up some milk and fruit. Although it's healthy for you, to make it a complete meal, you should add a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread.
OK, now for the winner, the "A+" breakfast: oatmeal with skim milk, a half-ounce nuts, berries and orange juice.
This is the ultimate breakfast because you've got a whole grain in the oatmeal, a protein in the skim milk, heart-healthy fats in your nuts, and the berries are a great source of antioxidants. You can wash the meal down with a nice glass of orange juice, which is loaded with vitamin C and potassium. Remember that you should be consuming a significant amount of calories at breakfast -- around 500, depending on the person. Eating a hearty breakfast will keep you full for several hours and prevent you from snacking at that morning meeting. And important to remember: If you wake up and are not hungry in the morning, it is a big indicator that you are overeating at night.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Top 25 All-Time Warren Buffett Quotes


1. “Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1″
2. “In a bull market, one must avoid the error of the preening duck that quacks boastfully after a torrential rainstorm, thinking that its paddling skills have caused it to rise in the world. A right-thinking duck would instead compare its position after the downpour to that of the other ducks on the pond.”
3. “The fact that people will be full of greed, fear or folly is predictable. The sequence is not predictable.”
4. “Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”
5. “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”
6. “When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact.”
7. “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.”
8. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.”
9. “If I was running $1 million today, or $10 million for that matter, I’d be fully invested. Anyone who says that size does not hurt investment performance is selling. The highest rates of return I’ve ever achieved were in the 1950s. I killed the Dow. You ought to see the numbers. But I was investing peanuts then. It’s a huge structural advantage not to have a lot of money. I think I could make you 50% a year on $1 million. No, I know I could. I guarantee that.”
10. “Whether we’re talking about socks or
stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down.”
11. “I try to
buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.”
12. “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
13. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”
14. “If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.”
15. “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”
16. “Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can’t buy what is popular and do well.”
17. “The line separating
investment and speculation, which is never bright and clear, becomes blurred still further when most market participants have recently enjoyed triumphs. Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball. They know that overstaying the festivities — that is, continuing to speculate in companies that have gigantic valuations relative to the cash they are likely to generate in the future — will eventually bring on pumpkins and mice. But they nevertheless hate to miss a single minute of what is one helluva party. Therefore, the giddy participants all plan to leave just seconds before midnight. There’s a problem, though: They are dancing in a room in which the clocks have no hands.”
18. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”
19. “Never count on making a good sale. Have the purchase price be so attractive that even a mediocre sale gives good results.”
20. “Investors making purchases in an overheated market need to recognize that it may often take an extended period for the value of even an outstanding company to catch up with the price they paid.”
21. “I like to go for cinches. I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out.”
22. “We don’t get paid for activity, just for being right. As to how long we’ll wait, we’ll wait indefinitely.”
23. “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”
24. “The investor of today does not profit from yesterday’s growth.”
25. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Health- Heart attacks


Heart attacks and drinking warm waterThis is a very good article. Not only about the warm water after your meal, but about heart attacks. The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you.! It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this "sludge" reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine . Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line.You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Health Medicine-

Make a Check list, check whether this medicine is in our home or whether it has recommended by our doctor... pls do not use it..
Please Read Very Carefully -
INFORM ALL YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS
India has become a dumping ground for
banned drugs; also the business for production of banned drugs is booming.
Plz make sure that u buy drugs only if prescribed by a doctor(Also, ask which company manufactures it, this would help to ensure that u get what is prescribed at the Drug Store) and that also from a reputed drug store. Not many people know about these banned drugs and consume them causing a lot of damage to themselves. Please Make sure u forward it everyone u know.
DANGEROUS DRUGS HAVE BEEN GLOBALLY DISCARDED BUT ARE AVAILABLE IN INDIA . The most common ones are
\action 500 & Nimulid. PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE : cold and cough.. Reason for ban : stroke. Brand name : Vicks Action-500 ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _
ANALGIN: This is a pain-killer. Reason for ban: Bone marrow depression. Brand name: Novalgin ____________ _________ CISAPRIDE: Acidity, constipation. Reason for ban : irregular heartbeat Brand name : Ciza, Syspride ____________ _________ DROPERIDOL: Anti-depressant. Reason for ban : Irregular heartbeat. Brand name : Droperol ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ __
FURAZOLIDONE: Antidiarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Furoxone, Lomofen ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ _ NIMESULIDE: Painkiller, fever. Reason for ban : Liver failure.
Brand name : Nise, Nimulid ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ NITROFURAZONE: Antibacterial cream. Reason for ban : Cancer. Brand name : Furacin ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ ____________ PHENOLPHTHALEIN: Laxative. Reason for ban : Cancer.
Brand name : Agarol ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ ____________ OXYPHENBUTAZONE: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Reason for ban : Bone marrow depression.
Brand name : Sioril ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ ___________ PIPERAZINE: Anti-worms. Reason for ban : Nerve damage.
Brand name : Piperazine ____________ _________ _________ ____________ _________ _________ ____________ QUINIODOCHLOR: Anti-diarrhoeal. Reason for ban : Damage to sight. Brand name: Enteroquinol

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A story - Heaven and Hell

Author Unknown
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.
"The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.In the middle of the room was a large round table.
In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
But the people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell.
'They then went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.
The holy man said, "I don’t understand.
""It is simple" said the Lord, "In this place the people have learned to feed one another."

Friday, July 17, 2009

WOMAN

Woman was out golfing one day when she hit the ball into the woods.
She went into the woods to look for it and found a frog in a trap.

The frog said to her, "If you release me from this trap, I will grant you three wishes.
" The woman freed the frog, and the frog said, "Thank you, but I failed to mention that there was a condition to your wishes.

Whatever you wish for, your husband will get times ten!
"The woman said, "That's okay.
" For her first wish, she wanted to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
The frog warned her, "You do realize that this wish will also make your husband the most handsome man in the world, an Adonis whom women will flock to".
The woman replied, "That's okay, because I will be the most beautiful woman and he will have eyes only for me.
"So, KAZAM-she's the most beautiful woman in the world!
For her second wish, she wanted to be the richest woman in the world.
The frog said, "That will make your husband the richest man in the world. And he will be ten times richer than you.
"The woman said, "That's okay, because what's mine is his and what's his is mine."
So, KAZAM-she's the richest woman in the world!
The frog then inquired about her third wish, and she answered, "I'd like a mild heart attack.
"Moral of the story: Women are clever. Don't mess with them. Attention female readers : This is the end of the joke for you. Stop here and continue feeling good.

Male readers :
.........
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The man had a heart attack ten times milder than his wife .
Moral of the story : Women are really smart ,not dumb.
Let them continue to think that way and just enjoy the show
PS: If you are a woman and are still reading this; it only goes to show that women never listen!!!
Forward this to all the guys for a good laugh, and to all the ladies who have a good sense of humour.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Warren Buffet

There was a one hour interview on NBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity.

Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:
1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!

2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.

3. He still lives in the same small three bedroom house in mid-town Omaha , that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence surrounding it.

4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.

5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.

6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year.


He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. He has given his CEO's only two rules.
Rule number 1: do not lose any of your share holder's money.
Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.


7. He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time, after he gets home, is to make himself some pop corn and watch Television.

8. Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.

9. Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone, nor has a computer on his desk.

His advice to young people:

Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself and, remember:
A. Money doesn't create man but it is man who created money.
B. Live your life as simple as you are.
C. Don't do what others say, just listen to them, but do what you feel good.
D. Don't go after brand name; just wear those things in which you feel comfortable.
E. Don't waste your money on unnecessary things; rather spend on those who really are in need.
F. It's your life; don't give others a chance to rule your life -

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The doe who saved her husband's life

Sent by - Shruti Aggarwal -


Once upon a time there was a fine stag who ruled a herd of deers in a forest and it had a beautiful wife. The doe was very devoted to her husband and helped him in all matters of life.
One day, the stag was caught in the trap of a hunter and the doe was very frightened as was the stag. All the friends of the stag left him. But the doe remained steadfast next to him and waited for the hunter to come. She was very devoted to her husband. As soon as the hunter came, she fell on his knees and begged, "Sir! please make a nice bed of leaves for me and my husband and then kill me first and then my husband and you can have a nice feast."
The hunter was so amazed and surprised by her love, that he went to first free the stag before he prepared the bed of leaves, and in a split second, the stag and the doe ran after being free.
Moral: Great love can achieve anything.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Good Trading Goals: Focus on what you can control


Sent by Sumit Aggarwal

Alex at My Trader’s Journal got me thinking about objectives with his 2009 Goals blog post. In it he discusses the goals he is thinking about setting for his trading this year. He’s got one or two things he talks about fixing in his trading moving ahead, but a big part of his thinking seems to be on performance.
Performance based trading goalsI am not personally a big fan of traders making goals to achieve some given % return for the year (or any given timeframe). The simple reason for this is that whether you achieve your objective or not tends to be based on things out of your control. By that I mean for most traders the market is the biggest deciding factor in whether a given performance objective can be reached (or exceeded) than anything else. If the market just doesn’t provide the good opportunities you need, there really isn’t anything that can be done. In that case, missing the performance objective doesn’t come down to anything you could do or have done.
The exception to that general rule is traders who have short-term strategies which produce a high trade frequency. That high trade volume tends to produce a higher level of performance consistency and predictability.
Execution based trading goalsWhat I do like to see traders have is objectives based on execution of desired actions - things they can control. For most traders this often boils down to not doing something which has consistently proven detrimental to performance. Trading against the longer-term trend is an example of that. Not trading in the US afternoon might be another some forex traders would have. Or, to put them more positively, trading with the trend and trading in the more active times of the forex trading day.
The idea here is to develop consistency of trading effort and execution. If you consistently do the things you should and avoid the things you shouldn’t, then the performance will tend to follow.
It’s like I used to tell my players when I was coaching: You cannot control what other people do or what external events may impact you along the way. You can only control your own mindset and efforts, and how you react to things. Focus on that and good things will happen.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

BEST LITTLE STORIES,



Sent by -Shruti Aggarwal

An 80 year old man was standing in his house along with his 40 year's old highly educated son. Suddenly Old man saw two crows through their window.
The Father asked his Son, "What is this?

"The Son replied "It is a crow".
After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, "What is this?
"The Son said "Father, I have just now told you "It's a crow".
After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time, "What is this?"
At this time some ex-pression of irritation was felt in the Son's tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff."It's a crow, a crow".
A little after, the Father again asked his Son t he 4th time, "What is this?"
This time the Son shouted at his Father, "Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times 'IT IS A CROW'.
Are you not able to understand this?"
A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary:-
"Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time he asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated. I rather felt affection for my innocent child".
While the little child asked him 23 times "What is this", the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.
So...
If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word; be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.
From today say this aloud, "I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me. They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the Society today".
Say a prayer to GOD, "I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave. When I am old, I do not want my child to repeat the words when the crow perches on my window".

Monday, June 1, 2009

WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN...???

Post by - Sumit Aggarwal

I dream that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. Wewalked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'ThisIs the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to GOD said in prayerare Received.

'I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so manyangels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets andscraps from people all over the world.

Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and DeliverySection. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for areprocessed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.

'I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels workinghard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested andwere being packaged for delivery to Earth

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at theDoor of a very small station To my great surprise, only one angel wasSeated there, idly doing nothing.

'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' My angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemedembarrassed 'How Is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings thatthey asked For, very few send back acknowledgments ..

''How does one acknowledge GOD's blessings?' I asked.

'Simple,' the angel answered. Just say, 'Thank you, GOD.

''What blessings should they acknowledge?' I asked.

'If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roofoverhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in adish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy .

''And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% inthe world who has that opportunity.'Also .......

' If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day .

''If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness ofimprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation .. You are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

''If you can attend a Place of Worship without the fear of harassment,arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than,three billion people In the world .'

'If your parents are still alive and still married ...you are very rare ..''If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you'reunique to all those in doubt and despair.
'Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing inthat someone was thinking of you as very special and you are moreblessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read atall.
Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass thisalong to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
CC:Acknowledge Dept.:
'Thank you GOD, for giving me the ability to sharethis message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Little Story



The Magical Mustard Seed
Author Unknown
There is an old Chinese tale about a woman whose only son died. In her grief, she went to the holy man and asked, "What prayers, what magical incantations do you have to bring my son back to life?
"Instead of sending her away or reasoning with her, he said to her, "Fetch me a mustard seed from a home that has never known sorrow. We will use it to drive the sorrow out of your life." The woman went off at once in search of that magical mustard seed.
She came first to a splendid mansion, knocked at the door, and said, "I am looking for a home that has never known sorrow. Is this such a place? It is very important to me.
"They told her, "You've certainly come to the wrong place," and began to describe all the tragic things that recently had befallen them.
The woman said to herself, "Who is better able to help these poor, unfortunate people than I, who have had misfortune of my my own?
"She stayed to comfort them, then went on in search of a home that had never known sorrow. But wherever she turned, in hotels and in other places, she found one tale after another of sadness and misfortune.
The woman became so involved in helping others cope with their sorrows that she eventually let go of her own. She would later come to understand that it was the quest to find the magical mustard seed that drove away her suffering.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Answer To Every Question


Sent by - Shruti Aggarwal

An Essay by Christine Schaefer

Love is the answer to every question.

Why are we here? Love.
Where do we come from? Love.
How do we create world peace? Love.
It may sound overly simplistic to the modern human being, since we are want to analyze andlook for complex answers to questions. We don’t believe that life is simple and the answers to its problems can also be simple: love.
In truth, what are anger, sadness, pain but the soul’sdesire for love?
If we learn to love ourselves without reservation, and to love the world in the same way, the answer is simple. It is impossible, when filled with love, to be aggressive or hate-filled or violent.
When we know that we are beautiful and wonderful, we see the world through those eyes. We see the beauty and wonder in all things around us.
We don’t need to look outside ourselves for the love we seek. It has been there all along. It is the voice of our self-esteem. It is our anger saying, ‘hey this is not right for me. I don’t want this in my life any longer.’
Self-love is saying no to abuse and betrayal. It is wanting the very best for yourself and accepting only that in your life. It is healing the wounds that you have carried all your life.
Self-love is walking away from those who mistreat you, knowing that you deserve better. It is taking the risk to pursue the career that will bring you joy. It is listening to your own inner voice – the one that will always guide you to what is best. It is trusting in yourself completely.
Self-love is following that little voice within that says, ‘ooh I want to do that today.’ Sometimes it means ignoring the voice of 'shoulds' and 'have-tos.' It is believing that, when you seek what you desire and fill yourself with joy, you will also be spreading that joy to those around you.
Love will fill you up so you will know there is nothing missing in your life.Love will lead you to every answer.

IF A DOG WERE YOUR TEACHER



Sent by- Sumit Aggarwal

Author Unknown

If a dog were your teacher

These are some of the lessons you might learn...
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your faceto be pure ecstasy.
When it's in your best interest practice obedience
Let others know when they've invaded your territory
Take naps and stretch before rising
Run romp and play daily
Thrive on attention and let people touch you
Avoid biting, when a simple growl will do
On warm days stop to lie on your back on the grass
On hot days drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree
When you're happy dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scoldeddon't buy into the guilt thing and poutrun right back and make friends
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm
Stop when you have had enough
Be loyal
Never pretend to be something you're not
If what you want lies buried
dig until you find it
When someone is having a bad day
be silent
........sit close by
....and nuzzle them gently.

Friday, May 8, 2009

I Am Powerful! (Essay)


Author Unknown

I am very powerful!
Whatever I set my mind on having, I will have.
Whatever I decide to be, I will be.
The evidence is all around me.
The power of my will has brought me precisely to where I am right now.
I have made the choices. I have held the thoughts.
I have taken the actions to create my current reality.
And I have the power to change it into whatever I want it to be.
With the choices I make, I am constantly fulfilling the vision I have for my life.
If that does not seem to be the case --
then I am deceiving myself about what I really want.
Because what I really, truly want, I will get!
What I truly wanted in the past, I already have.
If I want to build a billion-dollar business, I will take the actions necessary to do it.
If I want to sit comfortably watching TV night after night --
I will take the actions necessary for that.
Don’t be disappointed in my results --
they’re just the outward manifestation of my priorities.
I will be sure of what I truly want,
because I am sure to get it!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Love, Wealth and Success - Best Little Story


Sent by Shruti Aggarwal

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?" they asked. "No", she said. "He's out."

"Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in," he said.

The woman went out and invited the men in. "We do not go into a house together," they replied. "Why is that?" she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.

" The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!" he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?" Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the three old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest." Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him.

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, why are you coming in?" The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!"

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Best -Chanakya - Niti


Sent by- Sumit Aggarwal



“A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.”
“Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.”

“The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody! It will destroy you.”

“There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.”

“Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, what the results might be and will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead.”

“As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.”

“Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction.”

“Whores don’t live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don’t build nests on a tree that doesn’t bear fruits.”

“God is not present in idols. Your feelings are your god. The soul is your temple.”

“A man is great by deeds, not by birth.”

“Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.”

“Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.”

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Time, yoga and yourself


Sent by- P.Holani

Who ever seems to have enough time? And yet, time can widen to accommodate our needs. All it takes is a few moments to slow down and become more present and mindful. Time can be like an accordion, expanding and contracting, but it will expand the more we are able to be deeply present in each moment.



Try this soothing meditation whenever you feel stressed for time. Get comfortable and close your eyes. Breathe… Settle into the present, for this is where all life really takes place. Each moment carries you into the next… Each moment different from the one before -- alive anew, fresh experience.


Feel yourself settling down and relaxing in to the present -- welcoming the moment -- completely present, letting go of what was or what might be, being in the moment.



Breathe… your breath can always keep you present… just as gravity holds all in Earth's embrace. The present is the gravity that holds us in time's embrace… When you breathe, relax. Time carries you.



Imagine moving through your life fully present in each moment; as you open to each moment, each moment expands and opens to you -- welcomes you. Each moment carrying you to the next -- welcoming life… Only in present time can life be appreciated … Let go into the embrace of present time.


Breathe…


Each time you exhale, you settle into the present -- even more than before. Share in the presence of breath, of energy … Simply be with your breath. With each breath you settle more and more into the present… more of you settles. All of you present. Whole. Be aware of your exhalations. Follow your exhalations. Imagine following your exhalations moving out from your body . . Breath moves out into the expanses of space. Breathe.


Follow your breath. Imagine that your exhalations carry you into the expanses of space. Imagine it. Each time you exhale your horizons extend further and further. Breathe.


Follow your exhalations… Horizons expand--lots of space, infinite space… Breathe. Follow your breath… Quiet… Expansive.


So expansive… There is room for anything, room for everything. Follow your breath into the infinity of space. Quiet… Expansive…


Just as there is lots of space, experience how there is lots of time--all the time you need… As you follow your breath, experience the broadening of time… Sense how this is. You have all the time in the world--you always do… As you rest in breath, feel time open up… With each exhalation you settle into the present… Openness happens… Breath opens. Space opens… Time opens… With each exhalation, time and space expand out as you settle in. Sense this… Witness how as breath opens, space opens; time opens… Relax into time … Time carries you. Relax into it… lots and lots of time … All the time you need. It is true. In the present, time is infinite. Inhabit time. Don't chase it. Relax into it… It carries you. Time brings the gift of the future. Time holds the past. Time is a gift. Be friendly to it… Time carries you; relax into it. You needn't chase after it or try to get ahead of it. Relax into it and it supports you, carries you…


Time is generous. You always have all the time you need. It is true. In the present, time is infinite… In the present there is room for life. The present is where life lives… As you exhale, send your breath to those place in your life that feel cramped… Imagine that your breath opens space there… Lots and lots of space. Expansive. Breathe…


Dr. Vivek Nigam - Obesity Specialist


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Testing Life- LITTLE STORIES,


Sent by -Sumit Aggarwal

Anthony De Mello -

Before the young man began his studies, he wanted assurance from the Master.
"Can you teach me the goal of human life?
""I cannot," replied the Master.
"Or at least its meaning?
""I cannot.
""Can you indicate to me the nature of death and of life beyond the grave?
""I cannot.
"The young man walked away in scorn. The disciples were dismayed that their Master had been shown up in a poor light.
Said the Master soothingly, "Of what is it to comprehend life's nature and life's meaning if you have never tasted it? I'd rather you ate your pudding than speculated on it.


"Related Quote:
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves... Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you will not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Thought for the day,


Remember This One?

"Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the Earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know - the Earth does not belong to man - man belongs to the Earth. This we know."

- Chief Seattle

2 . How generous you are, Earth, and how strong is your yearning for your children lost between that which they have attained and that which they could not obtain. We clamor and you smile; we flit but you stay! We extract your elements to make cannons and bombs, but out of our elements you create lilies and roses.

Kahlil Gibran, 1883-1931
Lebanese Poet and Philosopher
Kahlil Gibran Quotes Kahlil Gibran Books

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Best- Every DAY


Every day can be a beautiful day.

Just take a look around you
And think about all of the wonderful things you have
To be thankful for.......the sunshine, roses, laughter, close friends, family, music, & beautiful dreams.

The storm is never half as bad as it seems. Don’t let the rain ruin your day.

When the dark clouds move in just smile, because the good times are on the way.



Friday, April 24, 2009

"THE BOY AND THE APPLE TREE"


Contributed By - Shruti Aggarwal

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to come and play around it everyday. He climbed to the treetop, ate the apples, and took a nap under the shadow.

He loved the tree and the tree loved to play with him. Time went by, the little boy had grown up and he no Longer played around the tree every day.

One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.” Come and play with me”, the tree asked the boy.” I am no longer a kid, I do not play around trees any more” the boy replied.” I want toys. I need money to buy them.”

“Sorry, but I do not have money, but you can pick all my apples and sell them. So, you will have money. The boy was so excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad. One day, the boy who now turned into a man returned and the tree was excited. “Come and play with me” the tree said.

“I do not have time to play. I have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you help me?

“Sorry, but I do not have any house. But you can chop off my branches to build your house.” So the man cut all the branches of the tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the man never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad. One hot summer day, the man returned and the tree was delighted.

” Come and play with me!” the tree said.” I am getting old. I want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” said the man.” Use my trunk to build your boat. You can sail far away and be happy. So the man cut the tree trunk to make a boat. He went sailing and never showed up for a long time. Finally, the man returned after many years. “Sorry, my boy. But I do not have anything for you anymore. No more apples for you”, the tree said. “No problem, I do not have any teeth to bite” the man replied.

“No more trunk for you to climb on.” “I am too old for that now” the man said.” I really cannot give you anything, the only thing left is my dying roots,” the tree said with tears.

“I do not need much now, just a place to rest. I am tired after all these years,” the man replied.

“Good! Old tree roots are the best place to lean on and rest, come sit down with me and rest. The man sat down and the tree was glad and smiled with tears.

This is a story of everyone. The tree is like our parents. When we were young, we loved to play with our Mum and Dad. When we grow up, we leave them; only come to them when we need something or when we are in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and give everything they could just to make you happy.

You may think the boy is cruel to the tree, but that is how all of us treat our parents. We take them for granted; we don’t appreciate all they do for us, until it’s too late. May GOD forgive us of our shortcomings and may He guide us.



Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nothing is impossible in life !!! SEE......


Sent by - Sumit Aggarwal


















>21 yrs back in his grandma's place..














">From one of the poorest family's chair to the most powerful chair in the world.....!!!



">Hmmm.......Very rightly my philosophy of life revolves around the three letters "Never Say Die"




Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Best...

Contributed By - Sumit Aggarwal

We should all wake up excited each and every day.
Remind yourself of the following each morning. And you will be a much happier person:


Today I can complain because the weather is rain yor...I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or...I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely And guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or...I can rejoice in that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me.When I was growing up or...I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thornsor...I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or...I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or...I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to goto school or...Eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do house work or...I can appreciate that I have a place to call home.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to beshaped.And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me.I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

I choose to have a fantastic day! What do you choose?




Do Must..............

Contributed By - Sumit Aggarwal

“If you feel depressed , sing.
If you feel sad, laugh.
If you feel ill , double your labor.
If you feel fear , plunge ahead.
If you feel,inferior wear new garments.
If you feel uncertain ,raise your voice.
If you feel poverty ,think of wealth to come.
If you feel incompetent ,think of past success.
If you feel insignificant ,remember your goals.
Today be the master of your emotions.”

Sunday, April 12, 2009

7 Ways To Increase Your Daily Water Intake

Sent by - Sumit Aggarwal

About 70% of the human body is made up of water. This is why water is essential for the proper functioning of our bodies. It is said that everyone should try and drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. However, even though we all know this, how many of us actually drink our daily quota of water?

Most people find it difficult to drink a lot of water mainly due to two reasons - either they don't feel thirsty enough, or they simply do not have a ‘taste' for water. If you don't feel thirsty enough, hours can pass without you drinking any water and you wouldn't even realize it. Thus, the only way to increase your water intake would be to actually keep a bottle of water with you at all times and drink one glass every hour, on the hour
And for those of you who don't drink enough water because they don't like its taste (or should we say the lack of taste), then here are some ways in which you can make water a lot tastier and thus increase your daily intake.7 Ways To Add Taste To Water


1. Squeeze a lime into the water: No, you don't have to go through the trouble of making lemonade every time you want to drink water, but simply squeezing a lime into it will also help to make water a lot more palatable. However, if you have high blood pressure, you may want to ask your doctor before adding lime to your water.

2 . Fresh fruit water: Ok, so you've heard of fresh fruit juice, but what exactly is fresh fruit water? Well, adding a few slices of fresh fruit to a glass of water is a great way to enhance its taste. A slice or two of orange, a couple of cut strawberries, or even some crushed watermelon can make your water a lot tastier. Fresh mint leaves and cucumber also enhance the taste of water considerably and is very refreshing to drink too.

3. Sparkling water: If regular plain water does not tickle your taste buds, you can try sparking bubbly water instead. Natural mineral water has a slight zing to it, which makes the water a lot easier to drink for some people, while at the same time giving you the additional benefits of the minerals too. Try it; it might just be the thing you were looking for!

4. Add some juice to your water: You've heard of diluting your juices with water, right? Well, this is the other way around. You don't add little water to juice, but add little juice to your water. The taste improves a great deal and you also get the added benefit of the vitamins and antioxidants present in the fruit juice. No additional sugar please!

5. Flavoured ice cubes: A lot of people find that they can drink more water if they add a couple of ice cubes to it. If that's the case with you too, you can try adding flavoured ice cubes to your water instead of plain ice cubes. Just add a few drops of your preferred flavouring to water when you freeze it. Alternatively, you can also add some tea or coffee to water and then use these flavoured ice cubes in your water.

6. Green tea: Drinking beverages such as tea, coffee, fruit juices etc does not count towards your daily water requirements. However, when you drink water that has been steeped with green tea, it still counts towards your daily water intake. Essentially, what you're drinking is mildly flavoured warm water, with the awesome benefits of green tea of course. Just remember not to add any sugar or milk to it.

7. Clear soups: If you are not too fond of sweet things but your palate leans towards the salty instead, you can increase your water intake by drinking clear soups. You can either make a vegetable clear soup, or make a light broth with chicken or lamb instead. You could also add flavoured soup cubes to make your water more drinkable.


Monday, April 6, 2009

10 Great Quotes from 10 Great Business People


Contributed By - Sumit Aggarwal

1. Jim Rohn - “Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.”

2. Henry Ford -“Paying attention to simple little things that most men neglect makes a few men rich.”

3. Walt Disney -“All our dreams can come true,if we have the courage to pursue them.”

4. Peter Drucker -“Business has only two functions - marketing and innovation.”

5. Edwin H. Stuart -“Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.”

6. Vincent Lombardi -“Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing”

7 J.PAUL GETTY -“To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.”

8. Sam Walton-“High expectations are the key to everything.”

9. Steve Jobs-“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

10. Warren Buffett- I like to shoot fish in a barrel. But I like to do it after the water has run out.”


HAVE A GREAT DAY

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thought for the day



"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams".

Ashley Smith Robinson
American Author and Speaker

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ALWAYS APPRECIATE THE LITTLE THINGS


Contributed By - Shikha Aggarwal

A married lady was expecting a birthday gift from her husband. For many months she had admired a beautiful diamond ring in a showroom, and knowing her husband could afford it, she told him that was all she wanted.

As her birthday approached, this lady awaited signs that her husband had purchased the diamond ring. Finally, on the morning of her birthday, her husband called her into his study room. Her husband told her how proud he was to have such a good wife, and told her how much he loved her. He handed her a beautiful wrapped gift box. Curious, the wife opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the wife's name embossed in gold.

Angrily, she raised her voice to her husband and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible? And stormed out of the house, leaving her husband.

Many years passed and the lady was very successful in business.. She managed to settle for a more beautiful house and a wonderful family, but realized her ex-husband was very old, and thought perhaps she should go to visit him. She had not seen him for many years. But before she could make arrangements, she received a telegram telling her that her ex-husband had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to her. She needed to come back immediately and take care of things.

When she arrived at her ex-husband's house, sudden sadness and regret filled her heart. She began to search through her ex-husband's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as she had left it years before.

With tears, she opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. Her ex-husband had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, "And if you, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly Father, who is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?
"As she read those words, a tiny package dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a diamond ring, with her name engraved on it -- the same diamond ring which she saw at the showroom. On the tag was the date of her birth, and the words...'LUV U ALWAYS'..

. How many times do we miss God's blessings, because they are not packaged as we expected? I trust you enjoyed this. Pass it on to others.

Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

IF YOUR GIFT IS NOT PACKAGED THE WAY YOU WANT IT, IT'S BECAUSE IT IS BETTER PACKAGED THE WAY IT IS! ALWAYS APPRECIATE LITTLE THINGS; THEY USUALLY LEAD YOU TO BIGGER THINGS!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched..
They must be felt with the heart.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thought for the day

"If you do not ask yourself what it is you know, you will go on listening to others and change will not come because you will not hear your own truth."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

ध्यान करिए और खुश रहिए


Contributed By - Sumit Aggarwal

मैं इन दिनों स्वामी बोधानंद लिखित पुस्तक ‘द गीता एंड मैनेजमेंट’ पढ़ रहा हूं। इसके अलावा पिछले सप्ताह मुंबई में मैंने ब्रह्मकुमारी द्वारा प्रस्तुत एक रूसी बैले के कार्यक्रम में हिस्सा भी लिया। इसी सप्ताह मेरी पत्नी श्री श्री रविशंकर के आर्ट ऑफ लिविंग से जुड़े एक कार्यक्रम में भाग लेने गई। उक्त तीन अलग-अलग कार्यक्रमों में एक समानता सामने आई। कोई एक ऐसी चीज है, जो इन्हें आपस में जोड़ने का काम करती है।
किताब के मुताबिक ध्यान इस व्यस्त जिंदगी में किसी इंसान को शांतचित्त और रचनात्मक बने रहने में मदद करता है। हर रोज ध्यान करने वाले न सिर्फ अच्छा स्वास्थ्य हासिल करते हैं, बल्कि उनका दिमाग भी तेज चलता है। इससे भी महत्वपूर्ण उनके भीतर अपने आसपास के लोगों के साथ सौहार्दपूर्ण वातावरण में रहने की इच्छी बलवती होती जाती है।
इस किताब में आगे बताया गया है कि नियमित ध्यान करने वाला कभी थकता भी नहीं है, हमेशा प्रेरित रहता है और लगातार किए जा रहे काम पर अपना फोकस बनाए रखता है। नियमित रूप से सुबह-शाम सिर्फ बीस मिनट ध्यान करने से ही अपेक्षित बदलाव आ सकते हैं। ब्रह्मकुमारी के कार्यक्रम में एक किस्से के जरिये बताया गया कि किस तरह हम अपने मन-मस्तिष्क पर बाहरी घटनाओं का प्रभाव पड़ने से रोक सकते हैं।
इसमें बताया गया कि नियमित रूप से कुछ घंटे राजयोग करने से खुशहाली हासिल की जा सकती है। दिन के चौबीस घंटे खुश रहना तो विद्यमान हालातों में संभव नहीं है, अत: राजयोग के जरिए पहले पहल कुछ घंटे खुशी हासिल कर सकते हैं। धीरे-धीरे यह अवधि बढ़ाई जा सकती है। वहां बताया गया कि अपने दिमाग पर नियंत्रण स्थापित कर और उसे दुनियावी बुराईयों की तरफ भटकने से रोककर हम ऐसा संभव कर सकते हैं।
चूंकि मेरी पत्नी श्री श्री रविशंकर के कार्यक्रम में भाग लेकर आई थीं, तो मैंने उनमें कई सकारात्मक बदलाव देखे। मैंने पाया कि अब वह हमारी किशोरवय बेटी को आसानी से संभाल सकती हैं।
जिन घरों में किशोरवय बच्चे होते हैं, वह इस बात को आसानी से समझ सकते हैं। फंडा यह है कि उक्त तीनों घटनाओं से पता चलता है कि नियमित ध्यान करने वाला कभी थकता नहीं है, हमेशा प्रेरित रहता है और वह पूर्णता का अहसास कर खुश भी रहता है। इसे एक बार करके देखने में क्या हर्ज है! आखिर इस कवायद से सिर्फ सकारात्मक चीजें ही तो मिलने वाली हैं, वह भी बगैर किसी साइड इफैक्ट के।


By - एन. रघुरामन



Friday, March 6, 2009

INDIA - Miniature Sheets


001-Nov 14, 1973 ........(1)
Indipex 73' India Exhibition

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Masks

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UPU Centenary

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Dream -A Beautiful Story


Contributed By - Shikha Aggarwal

He gently opened his eyes and the warm sun beat upon his face. He lay among the soft caress of the grass and a gentle wind embraced him. His father sat underneath a tree a few feet way beside the babbling brook.
"You are awake," his father smiled.
"I fell asleep dad."
"You did my son.
""I had a dream dad.
"His father rose and sat beside him. "Do you want to tell me about it?
""It was so real dad. I dreamt of missiles falling from the sky and little kids, even younger than I getting killed and maimed. The world was in a bad state. Millions were poor dad, not even with enough to eat. There were homeless people and destitute. There were huge storms and hurricanes and all types of disasters happening. People were fighting all of the time � over land, possessions, oil and money. Rainforests were dying dad and animals of all types were in danger and the earth was actually heating up! And I dreamt of growing up in this world and I was having happy times and sad times. And I lived a life dad. I did! I had a wife and kids and it was crazy fast you know. Everything went so quickly. And I felt so much. I was scared, full of joy, there was fear and hope. And so many times I felt helpless. And a lot of the time I felt so lonely. Worst of all dad, I didn't know where you were. I kinda knew you were there somewhere and I kept calling out for you. In fact sometimes I gave up hope and told myself that you didn't exist at all. But deep down I had a feeling you were somewhere. As I grew older I stopped searching for you out there and started looking within. Which was strange really but I kinda felt you were a part of me dad just as I was a part of you. It was full on dad and then I just woke up!
"His father looked at him with love in his wise eyes. "That�s some dream son!"
"How long was I asleep dad?"
"Mmmmmm perhaps 5 minutes... not much more."
"Wow! All of that in 5 minutes?"
The son looked knowingly at his dad for awhile.
"Dad that was my first dream."
"I know son... and your last... if you so choose."
"Dad?"
"Yes my son?"
"Did you know I was dreaming?"
"Why yes, of course.
"The son reflected on this for a moment.
"So dad, during the bad parts of the dream did you know I was suffering?"
"My son, you may have appeared to be suffering in the dream but were always perfectly safe with me here.
""You could have woken me?"
"I could, but I didn't. You would have woken with a start. It would have been a little frightening for you that way. You gently came out of the dream yourself. You choose to enter the dream state. It is best if you choose to exit.
"The son stretched out on the grass.
"Dad?
""Yes my son.
""I love you.
""I know my child. We are love."
By- Diarmuid Cronin

Thought for the day


Sent by Shikha Aggarwal

Use every letter you write, every conversation you have, every meeting you attend, to express your fundamental beliefs and dreams. Affirm to others the vision of the world you want. You are a free, immensely powerful source of life and goodness. Affirm it. Spread it. Radiate it. Think day and night about it and you will see a miracle happen: the greatness of your own life.

Dr. Robert Muller
Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Share Market

Sent by - Sumit Aggarwal

If you want to know where a market is going, all you have to do is this.(He threw his charts on the floor and jumped up on his desk.) Look atit, it will tell you!-Jack Boyd as told by Larry Hite


If you diversify, control your risk, and go with the trend, it just hasto work.-Larry Hite


The biggest public fallacy is that the market is always right. Themarket is nearly always wrong. I can assure you of that.-JamesB. Rogers, Jr.



Be aware of change. Buy change. You should be willing to buy orsell anything. So many people say, “I could never buy that kindof stock.”-James B. Rogers, Jr.


The psychological factor for investing has 5 areas. These includea well-rounded personal life, a positive attitude, the motivation to makemoney, lack of conflict [such as psychological hang ups about success],and responsibility for results.-Dr. Van K. Tharp


The realization that you are responsible for your results is the keyto successful investing. Winners know they are responsible for their results; losers think they are not.

-Dr. Van K. Tharp

Auspicious pose


Sent by - Shikha Aggarwal

Sit a simple, cross-legged pose.Adjust your feet: place your right sole against the left thigh.Using your hands, pull up the left foot, so the left sole is now against the right thigh.
If you feel the ankle bones on shin, just place a small towel in between to cushion the contact.You may find it comfortable to sit on a small cushion or a rolled up Yoga mat.Sit with the back erect for a few minutes, with eyes shut.
Avoid: all such cross-legged poses if having a severe lower back problem or knee pain.Benefits:
This cuts off the blood flow to the legs and redirects it to the brain, calming it tremendously.Is soothing for those who have been on their feet for long.Relieves fluid retention.Is a powerful distressed pose.


Remedies to Sore throat


Sent by - Shruti Aggarwal
A sore throat usually means you have a cold or the flu. Is can also be caused by dry air, pollution, or simply hooting and hollering too loud at a football game. When you are sick of course it may take a few days before your throat is entirely back to normal. But there are many ways to get quick relief.Have a soothing gargle: this is very effective traditional remedy. Add a tea spoon of salt to a cup of warm water and gargle away.Pause for a moment of silence: giving your voice a rest will help ease a sore throat by reducing strain on the vocal cords.Breathe soothing moisture: breathing in moisture – either by taking a long steamy shower or simply plugging in a humidifier will help protect to delicate linings inside the throat and make them less irritated.
Reach for tea and honey: any warm beverage can make a sore throat feel better, but tea is especially good because it contains compounds called tannins, which can ease the irritation.

Back pain


Sent by -Shruti Aggarwal

Your back is incredibly versatile. We adults, continue to take our backs for granted. We sit for hours at a time,which is extremely hard on the back.
Some back problem are serious,what can you do to get back in action is:
Spend a few days in bed if you are having more than mild pain. But don't lie around longer than that unless your doctor says so. Constant bed rest weakens muscles,which can make the pain worse.
Cool it: Several times a day, apply packs of ice wrapped in towels to your painful areas for sometime and repeat it several times.
Then warm it up: when the worst pain has died down, change your treatment to cold to hot. This will help improve blood circulation and allow the injury to heal more quickly.
Train your back to be ache resistant. Strengthen your back muscles and improve your overall flexibility.
Whenever possible, sit in chairs that provide good lower- back support and avoid back pain.