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3671  Fun Zone / The Video Zone / FILM DE 1944...INCREDIBLE (Watch it to the very end!) on: May 22, 2010, 12:18:52 PM
FILM DE 1944...INCREDIBLE (Watch it to the very end!)

A 1944 film clip

Unbelievable! Do see to the very end.

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3672  General Category / The Newsroom / 13-year-old becomes youngest to top Mount Everest on: May 22, 2010, 12:14:44 PM
13-year-old becomes youngest to top Mount Everest - TOI News

BEIJING: A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, coming one step away his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.

Jordan Romero called his mother by satellite phone from the summit of the world's highest mountain, 29,035 feet (8,850 metres) above sea level.

``He says, 'Mom, I'm calling you from the top of the world,''' Leigh Anne Drake told The Associated Press from California, where she had watched her son's progress on a GPS tracker online.

``There were lots of tears and 'I love you! I love you!''' Drake said. ``I just told him to get his butt back home.''

The teenager with long curly hair _ who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa when he was 9 years old _ says he was inspired by a painting in his school hallway of the seven continents' highest summits.

``Every step I take is finally toward the biggest goal of my life, to stand on top of the world,'' Jordan said earlier on his blog.

The former record for the youngest climber to scale Everest had been held by Temba Tsheri of Nepal. He reached the peak at age 16.

Jordan's climbing team reached the summit hours earlier than expected.

``The first thing, they all hugged each other and said, 'I love you, I can't believe we're finally here' and started crying,'' said Rob Bailey, the team's spokesman, by phone from the United States.

Jordan, from Big Bear, California, was climbing Everest with his father, his father's girlfriend and three Sherpa guides. He left for the peak from the base camp on the Chinese side.

Everest was his first challenge above 26,240 feet (8,000 metres). Unlike neighboring Nepal, the other approach to Everest, China has no age limit for climbers. Jordan registered with Chinese officials in April, said Zhang Mingxing, secretary general of China Tibet Mountaineering Association.

No interview with Jordan would be possible until he returns to advance base camp, which could take a couple of days, Bailey said. Climbers stay overnight at three or four camps before the summit, depending on their route and pace.

Jordan carried a number of good luck charms, including a pair of kangaroo testicles given to him by a friend who has cancer.

``That's the one that probably meant the most,'' Bailey said. At the summit, Jordan left behind his lucky rabbit's foot and planted some seeds that a Buddhist monk at a local monastery had given him for luck on his journey, Bailey said. Then he took the satellite phone and called his mom.

Just one mountain remains in the quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, the Vinson Massif in Antarctica.

Jordan's team leaves for Antarctica in December, Bailey said. ``A piece of cake,'' his mother said.
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3673  Fun Zone / The Video Zone / INDIA INSPIRED (a must watch for every indian) on: May 21, 2010, 12:35:28 PM
INDIA INSPIRED (a must watch for every indian)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/te7JkdUZhIY&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/te7JkdUZhIY&rel=0</a>
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3674  Fun Zone / The Video Zone / For Indians and every Brit must watch! on: May 21, 2010, 12:15:14 PM
 Every Indian and every Brit must watch this

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/3KsN0fM3KJI&rel=0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/3KsN0fM3KJI&rel=0</a>
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3675  General Category / Health and Fitness / Protect yourself from Hepatitis on: May 20, 2010, 03:03:06 PM
Protect yourself from Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a dreaded disease that’s more rampant than you could imagine — millions of people around the globe are battling Hepatitis (mainly B and C) as you read this.

Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Philip Abraham reveals that the word ‘hepatitis’ means liver inflammation. “The lay person confuses this with ‘jaundice’, which is yellow discolouration of the eyes. Jaundice has many causes, and hepatitis is the most common among them. Hepatitis itself has many causes, and the most common is viral hepatitis, which can be caused by many viruses, the most common being the hepatitis A and E viruses, followed by the B and C viruses.”

Explaining further he says, “Patients with acute hepatitis A and E usually present with low fever, loss of appetite and nausea or vomiting, followed by jaundice. The condition usually resolves in a few weeks. Prevention is by standard hygienic measures for food and water.”

He adds, “World Hepatitis Day is observed mainly to mark (chronic) hepatitis B and C, because these are the ones that can lead to long-term liver damage (cirrhosis and liver cancer). Patients with hepatitis B and C usually harbour the virus silently, till the liver is damaged permanently years later.”

General physician Dr Vimal Pahuja says that hepatitis B is spread by exposure to infected blood or body secretions. In infected individuals, the virus can be found in the blood, semen, vaginal discharge, breast milk, and saliva. “Hepatitis B isn’t spread through food, water or by casual contact. Unprotected sexual contact is the most common means of transmission, followed by using contaminated needles for injecting illicit drugs, tattooing, body piercing, or acupuncture. It can also be transmitted through sharing toothbrushes and razors contaminated with infected fluids or blood. Hepatitis B may spread from infected mothers to their babies at birth,” he informs.

The hepatitis C virus is transmitted mainly by contact with blood or blood products.

Sharing of contaminated needles among IV drug users is the most common mode of transmission. Using a needle to inject recreational drugs, even once several years ago, can cause transmission. Hepatitis C cannot be transmitted by living with, being near, or touching someone with the disease.

Talking about the vaccine that could help in preventing hepatitis B, Dr Parul Sheth says, the hepatitis B vaccine is given as a series of three injections over a period of six months. “Almost anyone can receive the vaccine, including infants, older adults and those with compromised immune systems. Also, if you’ve been exposed to the hepatitis B virus, your doctor can give you an injection of hepatitis B immune globulin within 24 hours of coming in contact with the virus. This can protect you from developing hepatitis B,” she says.

Unfortunately there is no vaccine available for hepatitis C. But to protect yourself from hepatitis C infection, stop using illicit drugs; do not share needles, if you choose to get a tattoo or body piercing done, look for a reputed place, make sure that the needles used are sterile. “Most importantly practice safe sex — avoid engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners,” she says.

Early detection can help arrest the disease at the initial stages.

- If your liver profile suggests hepatitis, test for it.

- If you’ve ever received transfusion of blood or blood products; have undergone any surgery; or come in close contact with a person with hepatitis B or C, test your blood for the same.

- It is a good idea for all to test and (if required) vaccinate against hepatitis B; there is no vaccine against hepatitis C.

- Avoid sharing anything sharp (needles, blades, tattoo instruments) with anyone; use disposable ones instead.

- Avoid receiving transfusion of blood or blood products unless your doctor feels it is essential.

- When transfusion is indicated, obtain the blood only from recognised and registered blood banks where prior testing of the blood is mandatory, although this may make the product more expensive.

Gastroenterologist Dr Prasanna Shah says that the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection recognised nearly 40 years ago remains a global health problem. “If routine infant HBV vaccination with three doses is given to the population, 68 per cent of HBV related deaths can be prevented.

A common example — we commonly see barbers on the road side shaving and cutting hair. People belonging to the lower income strata of society have no choice, but to go to these barbers. More often than not, there is a possibility of the virus being transmitted through contaminated blades and scissors. The least they can do is insist on changing the blade in front of their eyes.

However, if you are already infected, here’s what you can do...

- Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Follow a healthy diet comprising fruits and vegetables with added carbohydrates because they provide calories.

- Avoid medicines and substances that can cause harm to the liver. Call your doctor for advice if your condition worsens or new symptoms appear.

- Avoid drinking alcohol until your healthcare provider okays it. If your infection becomes chronic, you should avoid alcohol for the rest of your life.

- Avoid using drugs, even legal drugs, without consulting your doctor. Do not start any new medication (prescription or nonprescription), herbs, or supplements without first talking to an expert.

- Try to eat enough for adequate nutrition. Eat foods that appeal to you, but try to maintain a balanced diet. Many people with hepatitis have the greatest urge to eat early in the day.

- Avoid prolonged, vigorous exercises until symptoms start to improve and any activity that may spread the infection to other people.

- Call your doctor for advice if your condition worsens or new symptoms appear.
The HBV infection is a potent killer — with the right information and correct steps towards prevention, it can be avoided or controlled,” concludes Dr Prasanna.
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3676  General Category / General Discussion / Do mantras empower water? on: May 20, 2010, 02:38:22 PM
Do mantras empower water?

I am sharing an article sent to me by one of my friend.Also read the word attachment file and the contents seems to be amazing.

Do mantras empower water?

(The writer expresses his gratitude to Dr. Gidadhubli, a Maadhwa Bandhu from Thane, for furnishing the results of an experiment carried out by a Japanese scientist; without that report, the writer admits, he could not have written the article.)
Dear Reader,
Stories of people being cured of “incurable” diseases with water “treated” with mantras abound in Hindu scriptures. The Puranas in particular, tell us stories in great number of rishis having transformed living beings and even inorganic matter just by sprinkling the abhimantrit water-the water treated with mantras- on them; they could accomplish feats that defied the laws of Nature as generally understood and the rishis in all humility attributed such extraordinary feats, miracles, to the power of mantras.
Many people, however, do not believe in mantras empowering water. Although they accept sound as power as has been proved for its subduement and becalming effect on the human mind, when produced in the form of soft music, a treatment resorted to by psychiatrists to de-stress the mind and also for its effect on plants, it does not subscribe to the idea of its being capable of “empowering” water let alone subtler form of power like that of mantras. 
Now a scientist has compelled them to change their view. Dr Masaru Emoto, a scientist from Japan, recently carried out an experiment to study the effect of sound on water. He exposed water to prayers, different types of music and even sentiments and to his great surprise, found that the water underwent changes. When he froze the droplets of the water exposed to different prayers, music and environment, he found that the droplets had altered molecular structures; those that were exposed to positive words and soft music had altered positively and the ones exposed to the negative words and harsh music, negatively. Even the cooked food exposed to positive and negative thoughts was found to have responded accordingly. The Doctor took out photographs of the frozen droplets and the cooked food treated with different sounds and thoughts; they are sent herewith.
The results prove that there is a great deal of truth in the stories the Puranas tell, although some of the stories, which were apparently added later on, may not be true. As a matter of fact, we have a long history of Peethadhipatis, sages of changed times, blessing people with mantrakshata (dry rice treated with mantra) that have not only cured diseases and mental disorders, but also solved many other complex problems; the problems are found to have got solved in a manner least expected and at times, defied reason. There are also others, pious men with pure heart, who are known to have blessed people with mantras that have changed their life for better. Such instances which are many in number are no less than miracles. In this connection, the writer wishes to give a recent case of his friend.
Last December, the writer visited Shurpali to get the blessings of His Holiness Shri Satyatma Teertha Swamiji, who was on a short visit to the place during the month. A friend of the writer from Mumbai and a staunch follower of Shri Satyatma Teertha Swamiji, also wanted to visit; but he could not make it due to other compulsions. His daughter expected the arrival of tender feet from Heaven and they were on the threshold of the world. It was her fist delivery and the doctor attending on her had informed the friend of the case being a complicated one, which was a case of serious concern for the friend’s family. Therefore, he asked the writer to explain the position to the Swamiji and to request him to bless her with mantrakshta.
Accordingly the writer explained the position to the Swamiji. The Swamiji heard the case patiently; he took matrakshata and holding them in hand, he closed his eyes for some time and gave the mantrakshata. The writer managed to deliver the manrakshata without wasting any time. They reached the friend in time. He placed them on his daughter’s head just before she was shifted to the Labour Room. After a few tense minutes of silence, a Sister came out of the Labour Room with the news that the lady had delivered a baby girl and both of them were safe. She also said that it was a normal delivery.

Was it not a miracle?
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3677  General Category / Health and Fitness / Inhaler to cure impotency in 10 minutes on: May 19, 2010, 11:50:48 AM
Inhaler to cure impotency in 10 minutes

 A new inhaler might one day end impotency in 10 minutes, reveals a new study.

It contains a powdered form of a drug called apomorphine, which works by stimulating chemical receptors in the brain.

Apomorphine was developed to treat Parkinson's disease, however researchers noticed it had an ability to boost a man's desire.

Although it is still undergoing trials, the new device - which resembles an asthma inhaler - could prove popular with men affected by erectile dysfunction if tests prove successful, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Drugs such as Viagra and similar medications, including Cialis and Levitra, have transformed treatment of impotence in the past 10 years.

However, nearly 30 percent of men who take them see little or no improvement in their condition. The alternate option is to inject drugs straight into the penis, or use a pump that manually increases blood supply to the organ.

Moreover, among men who respond to Viagra and other impotence drugs, it can take at least 40 minutes before they are ready to make love.

The study involving 600 men showed majority of men using an inhaler of the powdered drug, developed by Vectura Ltd, the Wiltshire-based firm, could get an erection within 10 minutes.
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3678  Image Zone / Funny Pictures / Shadows speaking for themselves on: May 18, 2010, 12:19:20 PM
Shadows speaking for themselves

Art is everywhere around us. Some people think that art is just when someone make good music or draw nice picture. But, the fact is that art is literally everywhere. Like on this pictures. You must say that these sculptures are some kind of art. It’s not important fact, that some of these shadows are made with garbage or unused metal or wood parts. Art is around us and we should let people show what they are capable for.
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3679  General Category / Health and Fitness / Benefits of mustard seeds on: May 17, 2010, 07:33:56 PM
Benefits of mustard seeds

Mustard seeds have been around since almost 5,000 years. They’re known to have numerous benefits since they’re low in calories and high in nutritional value and have a lot of antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.

They’re available in different varieties — black mustard, white mustard and brown Indian mustard, in whole as well as in powdered form.

- Mustard oil is known to be great for the skin because it generates warmth.

- Mustard seeds are rich in a nutrient called selenium, known for its high anti-inflammatory effects. n The high source of magnesium in mustard seeds helps reducing the severity of asthma attacks and certain symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and lowering blood pressure.

- Suffer from migraines? Mustard seeds are known to give relief from the number of migraine attacks you get.

- Mustard seeds are very rich in calcium, manganese, omega 3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, protein and dietary fiber — include them in your diet.

- For people who suffer from a bad appetite, here’s something that will be really helpful. Mix a few black mustard seeds with milk and have it 15 to 20 minutes before your meal.

- Mustard seeds are excellent for digestion because they increase the metabolism rate of your body.

- They’re also beneficial for menopausal women who have trouble sleeping.
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3680  General Category / The Newsroom / Women too can be booked under Domestic Violence Act: Govt on: May 16, 2010, 11:56:13 AM
Women too can be booked under Domestic Violence Act: Govt :

NEW DELHI: The central government says the Domestic Violence (DV) Act, enacted with a view to protect women, can also be used to prosecute women.

Backing the recent decision of some courts in Delhi to invoke the civil law against women, an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court by the Women and Child Development ministry says that "the main purpose of the Act is to protect women from domestic violence but not solely protect them from male persons...right of the victim against domestic violence can't be guided by the gender of the perpetrator."

The central government's stand came in response to a petition by a widow questioning the fact that the Act was invoked against women by a few courts in the capital. Varsha Kapoor, through her lawyer Arvind Jain, urged the court to strike down a section in the Act that allowed for women to be prosecuted.

Justifying the government's stand, the affidavit adds, "the main purpose of society and the law maker is to provide certain protection to the women so that they can live with honour...the legislature never wanted to exempt women from prosecution...if any crime is committed by any woman in that case she is also liable to be prosecuted irrespective of gender."

In her petition, Kapoor, who has been booked under the Act on the basis of a complaint filed by her estranged daughter-in-law, also challenged a lower court's order against her.

"The DV Act is a benevolent piece of legislation aimed to provide for more effective protection of rights of women under the constitution who are victims of violence of any kind within family," the petition argued.

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