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Diet Foods

Coloured foods are the diet foods which helps in balancing our diet.Deeper the colour the greater the benefits.

Red fruits and veggies is an antioxidant
*protects against ultra-violet rays & cancer
*prevents urinary tract infections and diseases related to circulatory system.

Green veggies 

*possess excellant antioxidant properties that protect your eyes by keeping the retina in good condition.
*reduce the risk of cancerous tumours.

Orange and Yellow groups

*Contains beta-carotene,an antioxidant improves cell communication
* Helps to stop the spread of cancer

Blue and Purple Group

*adds an element of transquillity and richness to your plate
*have an influence on the pineal gland and nervous system.

White Group

*contains sulphur compounds that protect DNA
*contains flavonoids,the antioxidants that protect cell membranes

Therefore the more coloured our diet foods ,the better equipped is our immune system to cope with diseases.




Qu’est-ce que tu fais dans la vie ? What do you do?
Je suis ingénieur. I’m an engineer.
Je travaille avec des ordinateurs. I work with computers.
Je m’occupe de mes trois enfants. I take care of my three children.
Je suis mannequin. I’m a model.
Tu es très belle. You’re very beautiful.
Tu aimes bien ton travail ? Do you like your job?
Oui, c’est vraiment super. Yes, it’s great.
Non, pas vraiment. C’est ennuyant. Not’s boring.
Ça va. It’s all right.


Tu es étudiant ? Are you a student?
Qu’est-ce que tu étudies ? What are you studying?
Je fais mon droit. I’m in law school.
Je fais une école de commerce. I’m a Business major.
La biologie. Biology.


Qu’est-ce que tu fais pour t’amuser ? What do you do for fun?
J’aime bien faire de la randonnée. I like to go hiking.
J’adore voyager. I love to travel.
J’écoute de la musique. I listen to music.
Quelle sorte de musique est-ce que tu aimes ? What kind of music do you like?
J’aime toute sorte de musique, sauf l’opéra. I like all music except opera.
J’adore le jazz. I’m into jazz.
Tu aimes les sports ? Do you like sports?
J’aime jouer au tennis. I like to play tennis.


Ah bon ? Really?
C’est sympa. That sounds great.
Tant pis. Too bad.
Moi aussi. Me too

When is Diwali?What is Diwali and About Diwali 2012

Diwali/Deepavali  is known as  'festival of lights'and it is the important festival for Hindus. These lights symbolises the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.This year Deepavali is celebrated on 13th November 2012. 
People celebrate diwali by cleaning and white-washing the house,lighting deepams/diyas, bursting fireworks, wearing new clothes and sharing sweets. A traditional visit to the Temple,early morning taking bath in hot water is a significant ritual of the day as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi resides in hot water on early morning of that particular day.
Deepams, traditionally fueled by mustard oil, are placed in houses, shops and in public places.The lamps are lit to help the goddess Lakshmi find her way into people's homes.
Doorways are hung with torans of mango leaves and marigolds. Rangoli are drawn on the floors.Traditionally,  lotus flower is drawn mostly as it is the image of Lakshmi . Fireworks plays a big part in Diwali celebrations, although in recent years there has been a move against them because of noise and atmospheric pollution and the number of accidental deaths and injuries.
People start the new business year at Diwali, and some Hindus will say prayers to the goddess for a successful year.On Diwali ocassion,some people build a small altar to the goddess and decorate it with money and with pictures of the rewards of wealth, such as cars and houses.

There are various legends and stories associated with the Diwali festival. The story of Bali, Emergence of Laxmi, Krishna Narakasur Fight, Victory of Rama over Ravana and many more. 

    • In northern India, Diwali celebrates Rama's return from fourteen years of exile to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his subsequent coronation as king;
    • In Gujarat, the festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth;
    • In Nepal and South India, Diwali commemorates the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon king Narakaasura;
    • In Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali.
 Wish u all a very Happy Diwali !!!

What do women really want?

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom..

The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question was: *What do women really want? *

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man. And to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men, and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

old witch
Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but first he would have to agree to her price.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table, and Arthur's closest friend! Young Arthur was horrified.

She was hunch-backed and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc.

He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden.

But Lancelot, having learnt of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life. And the reservation of the Round Table. Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered.

Arthur's question thus: 'What a woman really wants?'

She said, 'A woman wants to be in charge of her own life.'

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth, and that Arthur's life would be spared. And so it was. The neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom. And Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and, Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him.

beautiful girl cartoon
The most beautiful woman he had ever seen was sitting by the bed.

The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened. The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth become her horrible and deformed self only half the time, and be the beautiful maiden the other half.

'Which would you prefer?' She asked him. 'Beautiful during the day ....

or at night?'

Lancelot pondered the predicament.

During the day he could have a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch!


Would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day?

But by night a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous moments with?

(If you are a man reading this...) What would YOUR choice be?

(If you are a woman reading this...) What would YOUR MAN'S choice be?

And Lancelot's choice is given below...

BUT... please make YOUR choice first before you scroll down below...


Knowing the answer the witch gave to Arthur for his question, Sir Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time..

Because, he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now... what is the moral to this story?

. The moral is...

1) There is 'witch' in every woman, no matter how beautiful she is !

2) If you don't let a woman have her own way, things are going to get ugly !

So, be careful how you treat a woman and always remember: * IT IS EITHER ' HER WAY ' OR IT IS ' NO WAY ' !! :)

Children's Day

Universal Children's Day is celebrated on November 20th of every year to promote the international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide. UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, promotes and coordinates this special day for children's welfare.Universal Children's Day is a global observance and not a public holiday.

India has pre-poned the date to November 14th , to mark the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India.

Nehru is popularly called as Chacha.He is very passionate and immensely fond of children.So as a tribute to Nehru,his birthday is celebrated as children's day in India on November 14th of every year . Children’s Day, also known as Bal Diwas in Hindi, celebrated in India.

Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic.In schools,the day is celebrated by organising cultural programmes.Teachers perform songs and dances to entertain their students. Various competitions like quizzes, fancy dress competitions, elocutions are organised on this day.In Television networks,special programmes are telecasted on this day as a special treat to children.

Chetan Bhagat condolences for 'Immortal' Jobs

Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs died of respiratory arrest caused by a pancreatic tumour, according to the death certificate.Read More

Who was Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs was an American inventor and entrepreneur. He was the co-founder and CEO of Apple and formerly Pixar.

  •  His Milestones

    • Steve Jobs added a position as Co-Founder at Apple.

    • Steve Jobs added a position as Founder at NeXT.

    • Steve Jobs added a position as Founder at Pixar.

    • Steve Jobs — Named one of Time Magazine's top 25 most influential people on the web (2008) 
       via and

  • Chetan Bhagat condolences for 'Immortal' Jobs as

" He was my hero. My inspiration. My role model. Steve Jobs, there never was, never will be anyone as cool as you. RIP. Excellence, innovation and making people happy - values Steve Jobs stood for. Thank you god for making him. Am very sad and shaken".

Who is Chetan Bhagat?

Chetan Bhagat is the author of five blockbuster novels – Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of life (2008), 2 States (2009) and Revolution 2020 (2011).
Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release, and have been adapted into major Bollywood films. The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.’ Time magazine named him in the “100 Most Influential People in the world” and Fast Company, USA listed him as one of the world’s “100 most creative people in business.”
Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker.
Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009, to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife  Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIMA and his twin boys Shyam and
News about Chetan Bhagat 

Chetan Bhagat tweets about Infosys Narayana Murthy
"It is ironic when someone who runs a body-shopping company and calls it hi-tech, makes sweeping comments on the quality of IIT students," Read More

Revolution 2020 Chetan Bhagat's much-awaited book Launch by Yuvraj Singh

"I picked up Chetan's book because I thought it had something to do with cricket. The name 20-20 is very popular nowadays," joked Yuvraj Singh at the launch of Chetan Bhagat's latest book, Revolution 2020: Love. Corruption. Ambition.Read More

Revolution 2020 is about corruption in the education system in the country in the backdrop of a love story. Read More


What is Coal?

Coal is one of the world’s major source of nonrenewable energy as it takes millions of years to create.It is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock composed mostly of carbon and hydrocarbons.

Uses and Classification of Coal

Coal has many important uses worldwide. The most significant uses are in electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing and as a liquid fuel.Different types of coal have different uses. 

1.Anthracite-domestic/industrial smokeless fuel
2.Bituminous-It is classified into Thermal and Metallurgical
Thermal(steam coal)- power generation,industrial uses,cement manufactureMetallurgical(Coaking coal) - Manufacture of Iron and Steel
3.Sub-bituminous-power generation,industrial uses,cement manufacture

4.Lignite-largely power generation

Coal has other uses.Coal can be processed many different ways to create a wide variety of products, from carbon filters to pharmaceuticals

In India,it is found in Jharkhand, West Bengal,Orissa,Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

The five largest coal users - China, USA, India, Russia and Japan .

Coal Mining

Coal miners use giant machines to remove coal from the ground. 
Coal Mining
They use two methods: 
surface or underground mining 

Coal mining raises a number of environmental challenges, including soil erosion, dust, noise and water pollution, and impacts on local biodiversity. Steps are taken in modern coal mining operations to minimise these impacts.

Major Coal Industries in India

1)Coal India Limited (CIL)- Government of India undertaking
2) Neyveli Lignite Corporation is a PSU  involved in lignite mining company in India.
3) Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) is a PSU  jointly owned by Andhra Pradesh and the Federal Governm .

Stop using Mosquito Coil:Article about Mosquito coil in Times of India

One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes

Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellant coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, an expert said Wednesday.
"Not many people know about it, but the damage done to your lungs by one mosquito coil is equivalent to the damage done by 100 cigarettes. This was according to a recent study conducted in Malyasia," said Chest Research Foundation director Sandeep Salvi.
He was speaking at the conference 'Air Pollution and Our Health', organised by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) along with the Indian Council for Medical Research and the Indian Medical Association.
Salvi said there is a lack of awareness about the impact of air pollution on human health.
Pointing out the "lack of research culture" among Indian doctors, Salvi said that indoor air pollution too is a health risk factor.Source:TOI

What is Acne(Pimples) and Treatment of Acne?

Acne is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads, and inflamed red growths (papules, pustules, and cysts) to form. These growths are commonly called pimples or "zits."

Acne is most common in teenagers, but it can happen at any age, even in an infant. Three out of four teenagers have some acne. Hormonal changes probably cause increased oil in the skin. However, people in their 30s and 40s may also have acne.
Acne tends to run in families and can be triggered by:
  • Hormonal changes related to menstrual periods, pregnancy, birth control pills, or stress
  • Greasy or oily cosmetic and hair products
  • Certain drugs
  • High levels of humidity and sweating
Despite the popular belief that chocolate, nuts, and greasy foods cause acne, research does not confirm this idea. Diets high in refined sugars may be related to acne, though.
Acne commonly appears on the face and shoulders, but it may also occur on the trunk, arms, legs, and buttocks.

Treatments for Acne

Steps you can take to help your acne:
  • Clean your skin gently with a mild, nondrying soap (such as Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, CeraVe, or Basics). Remove all dirt or make-up. Wash once or twice a day, including after exercising. However, avoid scrubbing or repeated skin washing.
  • Shampoo your hair daily, especially if it is oily. Comb or pull your hair back to keep the hair out of your face.
What NOT to do:
  • Try not to squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples. Although it might be tempting to do this, it can lead to skin infections and scarring.
  • Avoid wearing tight headbands, baseball caps, and other hats
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands or fingers.
  • Avoid greasy cosmetics or creams. Take off make-up at night. Look for water-based or "noncomedogenic" formulas. Noncomedogenic products have been tested and proven not to clog pores and cause acne.Source NCBI.

What is Bankruptcy,Affidavit and Winding up of companies? - Common legal terms must know

Bankruptcy or insolvency is a legal status of a person or an organisation that cannot repay the debts owed to creditors. In the majority of cases, bankruptcy is initiated by the debtor . An involuntary bankruptcy petition can not be filed against an individual debtor who is not engaged in business.

Affidavit is a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official,such as a notary public.

In other words,An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the author, who is called the affiant or deponent, and witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

Winding up of a company is defined as a process by which the life of a company is brought to an end and its property administered for the benefit of its members and creditors. An administrator, called the liquidator, is appointed and he takes control of the company, collects its assets, pays debts and finally distributes any surplus among the members in accordance with their rights. At the end of winding up, the company will have no assets or liabilities. When the affairs of a company are completely wound up, the dissolution of the company takes place. On dissolution, the company's name is struck off the register of the companies and its legal personality as a corporation comes to an end.


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