Thursday, January 29, 2009

Boy & The Apple Tree

Boy & The Apple Tree

Everybody has an apple tree in his life = your Parents !!

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Monday, January 26, 2009

How do I? - India Portal -

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Republic Day of India

The Republic day of India commenced from 26 January, 1950 signifies the transition of India from a British dominion to a Republic and in the present days is considered as a national holiday. The day also signifies the adoption of the Constitution of India. It is regarded in the present days as one of the three national holidays in India. It is also the day when the entire country realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of their country. To mark the importance of the occasion the Republic Day is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm all over the country and especially in the capital New Delhi, where the celebrations are initiated with the Presidential to the nation. But this is also followed by the solemn reminder of the role and sacrifice of the martyrs who died for the sake of the country in the freedom movement and also in the succeeding wars for the defense of sovereignty of their country.
In addition, a grand parade is held in all the state capitals along with the capital to commemorate the incident. The different regiments of the Army, the Navy and the Air force participate in the march past in all their finery and official decorations at best. There are also displays representing the different states of the country. The poignant exhibits are found becoming emblem of the activities of the people of the very state along with the efficient presentation of music and songs. It is found that each display brings out with it the multiplicity and richness of the culture of India and the whole show lends a festive air to the occasion. At the same time the patriotic fervor of the people on this day is specially felt and brings the whole country together even in her indispensable miscellany. From the Kashmir in the north to Tamil Nadu in the south, Maharashtra to Manipur, each and every part of the country is represented in occasion. It makes the people proud of their country and also reminds them of the conviction of the slained martyrs in the battlefields of the freedom struggle and wars.

Source: President of India website -
Courtesy Picture: BBC

Monday, January 19, 2009

Do not turn ON A/C Immediately as soon as you Enter the Car

Please open the windows after you enter your car and do not turn ON your air-conditioning immediately.

In brief, the above article says: According to research done by a U.C., the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener will emit Benzene, a cancer causing toxin (carcinogen- take note of the heated plastic smell in your car).

In addition to causing cancer, it poisons your bones, causes anemia, and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukaemia, increasing the risk of cancer. May also cause miscarriage.

Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene.. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level.. The people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excess amount of the toxin.
It is recommended that you open the windows and door to give time for the interior to air out before you enter. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.

Source: Forwarded Email
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Friday, January 16, 2009

Indian Grocery Items - English to Tamil Translation

Listing of common Indian grocery items listed in English along with their Tamil translations. For listing of transalations in different languages, both Indian and International, please click here.

English Tamil
Pulses and Cereals
Bengal Gram Kadalai paruppu
Green Gram Payatham paruppu
Red Gram Tuavaram paruppu
Black Gram Ulatham paruppu
Gram Flour Kadalai Mavu
Corn Flour Makka cholam
Vegetables and Fruits
Brinjal Kathirikkai
Capsicum Kuda milagai
Cabbage Muttai Kosu
Cauliflower Pookosu
Carrot Carrot
Coriander leaves Kotthamalli ilai
Coconut Thengai
Mint Leaves Pudina ilai
Green Peas Pattani
Lemon Yelumicham palam
Onion Vengayam
Garlic Vellai poondu
Potato Urulaikkilangu
Tomato Thakkali
Banana Vazhaipalam
Pineapple Annasi pazham
Mango Mampazham
Grapes Dhiratchai
Nuts and Condiments
Aniseed Sombu
Asafoetida Perungayam
Bay Leaf Punnai ilai
Black Pepper Milagu
Cardamom Yelakkai
Cinnamon Patthai
Cloves Lavangam/Krambu
Coriander Seeds Varakothamalli
Cumin Seeds Jeeragham
Curry leaves Kariveppilai
Cashewnuts Mundhiri
Fennel Perunjeeragam
Fenugreek Vendhayam
Garlic Vellai Poondu
Ginger Injhi
Jaggery Vellam
Mustard Kadugu
Poppy Seeds Kasakasa
Red Chillies Sigappu Milagai
Raisins Ularndadhirakashai
Tamarind Puli
Turmeric powder Manjal podi
Yogurt Thayiru
Rice (Raw) Pachha risi
Rice (Boiled) Pulunga arisi
Semolina Rawai
Vermicelli Semia


History of Tamil Script

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wake Up India

Wake Up India - N R Narayana Murthy, Founder and Chief Mentor, Infosys

Wake up India. It's time to not go to work. It's time to get people to work for you. Don't be an engineer just because you have a degree in engineering. Do what you think you're good at. And you'll be good at what you think. Start something that's your own. Where you can't be sacked. And you certainly can't quit. Start something for as little as ten thousand. You don't need much more than that. You don't need references, politicians, or the police. All you need, is you. Start. And ten thousand could become thirty billion. It's true. You can do it. You who's reading this ad. You, simple, regular guy. Like it happened once, to a simple regular guy. Wake up India. And start dreaming.

N R Narayana Murthy, Founder and Chief Mentor, Infosys
ET Business Leader - 2001
ET Lifetime Achievement Award - 2007

Over the last decade, a few people changed the way India thinks. For us, nothing could've been more inspiring.

Courtesy: ET

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

May this New Year bring
Good Health, Happiness And Prosperity to You And Your family.

Source: image courtesy: (Picture by Anthony Peterson)
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