Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Zain exhibition Video

This is small clip of Zain's exhibition - kw... good offers, live shows.. etc are the USP's of this promotion.

Zain exhibition

This is annual Zain exhibition - kw.. its similar to gitex but limited to only Zain products and services.

Some pics from dubai airport-duty free

Monday, April 27, 2009

Using elephant for elections..@ mira road, Thane

Way to Gorai beach.. Thane

Railway stations, Mumbai

Nehru planetorium, Mumbai

We have recently been to nehru planetorium.. nice place and lots of learning... we (me, aamir and my wife.. ) have been to the hindi show.. lots of words used for bouncers but it was nice ambience.. fun to know about stars and universe.. it shows how small our existence is..

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Language Facts

According to Illinois state law, it is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American."

Widow is the only female form in the English language that is shorter than its corresponding male term (widower).

Victor Hugo's Les Miserable contains one of the longest sentences in the French language 823 words without a period.

There is only ONE word in the English language with THREE CONSECUTIVE SETS OF DOUBLE LETTERS.... Bookkeeper

There is a word in the English language with only one vowel, which occurs five times: "indivisibility."

There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order:"abstemious" and "facetious."

There are thirteen languages spoken by more than 100 million people. They are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, Portuguese, Malay-Indonesian, French, Japanese, German, and Urdu.

There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers. The most widely spoken language in the world is Mandarin Chinese. There are 885,000,000 people in China that speak that language.

There are only two sequences of four consecutive letters that can be found in the English language: "rstu" and "mnop." Examples of each are understudy and gynophobia.

There are only 4 words in the English language which end in "duos": tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.

There are at least two words in the English language that use all of the vowels, in the correct order, and end in the letter Y: abstemiously & facetiously.

There are 41,806 different spoken languages in the world today.

The word "queue" is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

The word "honcho" comes from a Japanese word meaning "squad leader" and first came into usage in the English language during the American occupation of Japan following World War II.

courtesy: http://www.funshun.com/amazing-facts/language-facts.html

Human Body facts.. cool ones.

In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.
Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.
Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.
The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.
The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.
The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.
The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.
The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.
It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.
An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.
The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.
41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Medicals and PCC

It was a challenge to get medicals and pcc done... medical centers are real asses... they make sure you spend atleast thrice your actual cost and keep sending you to different docs for diff.. check ups.. I was so surprised when they told me your heart is big and not straight... and made me do 2d echo tests which only costed me 1500 bucks... tests as known to me was normal and they had more reasons to buy time and make me spend as much as possible... anyway after long long struggle n lots of tests I am done with medicals and hopefully should have the clearance certificate in day or two...

PCC was another pain.. I had one address on passport and other address was of mira road.. government departments alwys want what you dont have or cant have at all... they made me run 4 times from worli office to CID and also to Thane passport office.. finally my last run was successful and I made it thru bank statement and voters card... now.. I expect this also to be finally in my hand in 2-3 days.. now can only keep fingers cross... !

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blood pressure chart..

8 Easy Ways to Lose Weight

Lose weight without going on a diet? It's not too good to be true. You don't have to follow a strict diet to get the ball rolling; making these easy but effective changes really can help you lose weight.

1. Learn to Read Labels

To lose weight it is essential to pay attention to food labels. Counting calories is impossible without this skill. You should know how to find a food's caloric content and its serving size. Comparing labels among different foods and beverages is crucial for making the healthier choices required to lose weight.

2. Snack Smart

You can help prevent overeating and maintain blood sugar levels by eating something about every three hours. Getting too hungry will backfire on your efforts to eat healthy and practice portion control. Aim for a healthful, satisfying snack, such as an apple and some reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Eating more may seem counterintuitive, but smart snacking will help you lose weight.

3. Eat More Grains and Produce

Whole grains and fruits and veggies do more than provide nutrients that improve your health and reduce disease-risk; they can also help you lose weight. They're naturally low in calories, so you can eat more of them and have less room in your diet for less-than-healthful foods. Plus, the fiber in whole-grain foods and produce will help you feel fuller longer (which helps you control portions and avoid overeating) and as a result, lose weight.

4. Eat Enough, Often Enough

One of the worst ways to lose weight? Meal skipping. Many people think skipping meals is a great way to cut calories, but in the end, they fail to lose weight. You'll be more likely to overeat or even binge (when you finally do eat) if you do not eat regular meals. Plus your body may go into "starvation mode" if don't eat enough, causing you to maintain (or even gain) rather than lose weight!

5. Drink Plenty of Water

Water helps you lose weight in several ways: If you tend to have a problem with "water weight," drinking more water can help alleviate bloating. Replacing high-cal drinks such as soda with water cuts hundreds of calories. You shouldn't wait until you're feeling thirsty to drink water; thirst can be mistaken for hunger, causing you to overeat. Proper hydration improves your sense of well-being, which will keep up your motivation to lose weight.

6. Get Moving

It is virtually impossible to lose weight and keep it off without exercising regularly. Start out today by taking a brisk walk or riding a bike. Work your way up from 10 minutes to 30-40 minutes a day, most days a week, and you could reap health benefits and weight loss results in a matter of weeks. Plus, exercise boosts your metabolism, making it even easier to lose weight.

7. Practice Portion Control

Measuring food may seem like a drudgery, but it will prove invaluable in your efforts to lose weight. Start out by comparing a measured standard serving of foods to your typical helping. You may find you usually consume two or even three times the recommended serving. In time you will reprogram your brain to eyeball portion sizes, a key skill for losing weight.

8. Write it Down

What's the first thing I think anyone who wants to lose weight should do? Keep a food diary. All you have to do is jot down what, when, and how much you eat in a notebook, or you can do it online at a Web site like Calorie Count Plus. A food diary will give you a clear picture of your current eating habits so you can identify the changes you need to make to lose weight.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

running around

Need to finish all formalities.. pcc and medicals are pain and taking tooooo mch time..

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Great Grand mother.. forgotten memories

I recently came to know about my Great Grand mother

Habiba Khanam aka Amtul Habib was the mother of Mr.Samad and Mr.Salam.
She was the second wife of Mr.Abdul Kader.She was a very close relative of Bhadur shah Zafar (last moghul King) hence was a Moghul.Her family fled from Delhi during the 1857 mutiny,when around 10000 people belonging to moghul dynasty were killed by the britisher.She married Mr.Abdul Kader and settled in a small town of Sanganer near Jaipur.She lived in Jaipur till 1930's and than after the death of Mr.Abdul Kader,left for Saudi Arabia along with her younger daughter Shahjahan Begum(Phuppojaan /Nani amma).There they lived in Medinah and she became a Saudi national..This was very intersting..she had an option for applying for Saudi nationality for 1Riyal or Resident permit(Iqaama) for 1.5 Riyals,due to lack of funds they all applied for nationality and became Saudi..they used to live in an old building very close to Masjid al Nabawi,later all the houses were removed and that place is a part of the grand mosque now...She used to pray everyday that children of Samad and Salam should visit the holy places of Saudia..who knows this could be the reason that most of us has visited or around Saudi Arabia..

She expired in 1940's and was buried in Janat al Baqi( Burial ground where most of Battle of Badr martys like Hazrat Hamza (Prophet's Uncle) is buried...

Her Children-Abdul Samad (my grand father),Begma Jehan,Shahjehan,Abdul Salam

Pray for her Magfirat when our possible...
Courtesy Naniamma(Shahjahan Begum)