Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
One such item I am in search recently is an external hard disc which is a compact device in which we can store all the junks accumulated over time in our internal hard disc (C and D drives) of the personal computer. The external hard disc is made by a number of companies. The capacity ranges from 250 gigabytes to 1.5 terabytes. The cost is around Rs. 5000 to 6000/- in India. Should I buy it now or shall I wait for some more time to get a still better version?
True love is like a pillow. You can hug when you are in trouble. You can cry on it
when you are in pain and you embrace when you are happy.
So when you need true love spend Rs. 50/- and buy a pillow.
Marriages are made in Heaven. Then what are made in Hell?
Answer: The days after marriage.
During marriage ceremony, why is the bridegroom made to sit on the horse?
He is given a chance to run away.
I wrote your name on the sand…it got washed away…
I wrote your name in air…it got blown away…
So I wrote your name in my heart…
I got a heart attack.
Dear friend, when I ask you flower, you give me bouquet; when I ask you a stone, you give me a statue; when I ask you a feather, you give me a peacock.
Are you really deaf?
CP is known to have existed, the world over since recorded history. Originally, the most common method was severing of the head. Severe penalties included the breaking wheel, boiling to death, slow slicing, disembowelment, crucification, impalement, crushing (including crushing by elephant), stoning, and execution by burning, dismemberment, sawing, and decapitation. Countries have moved to more human executions that include guillotine, long drop hanging, gas chamber, lethal injection etc. Death sentence is still awarded in 55 countries. It is abolished in 95 countries while about 44 countries have not awarded CP during the pas 10 years. Singapore, Japan and the USA are the only “fully” developed countries that have retained the death penalty. The European Union and the Council of Europe both strictly require member states not to practice the death penalty.
2. Take better pictures. Often we forget things not because our memory is bad, but rather because our observational skills need work. One way to train yourself to be more observant is to look at an unfamiliar photograph for a few seconds and then turn the photograph over and describe or write down as many details as you can about the photograph. Try closing your eyes and picturing the photo in your mind.
3. Give yourself time to form a memory. Memories are very fragile in the short-term, and distractions can make you quickly forget something as simple as a phone number. The key to avoid losing memories before you can even form them is to be able to focus on the thing to be remembered for a while without thinking about other things, so when you're trying to remember something, avoid distractions and complicated tasks for a few minutes.
- Pankaj Sharma
- Debashis Banerji
Take time for work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of youth.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love, it is the highest joy of life.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul. – Anonymous
Be prepared for Interruptions.
Delays are opportunities in disguise. – Anonymous
Learn to say “No” in a fair, friendly, frank and firm manner.
2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. We can classify our crops into those which are climate resilient and those which are climate sensitive. For example, what is a climate sensitive crop, while rice shows a wide range of adaptation in term of growing conditions? We will have problems with reference to crops like potato since a higher temperature will render raising disease-free seed potatoes in the plains of northwest India difficult. We will have to shift to cultivating potato from true sexual seed. The relative importance of different diseases and pests will get altered. The wheat crop may suffer more from stem rust which normally remains important only in Peninsular India. A search for new genes conferring climate resilience is therefore urgent.
Irina Bokova (Director-General of UNESCO):
UNESCO should take the lead in formulating a comprehensive policy on education, not only looking at primary and secondary education but also higher education and link the three to vocational and technical training. We must tap all available resources and formulate an overall policy which will look at education from different perspectives. I am not only speaking about culture as a means to conflict resolution and as the search for identity.
· 1. The name of all continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
· 2. The number 111,111,111 multiplied by itself will result in the number 12,345,678,987,654,321.
· 3. The number 2520 can be divided by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 without having a fractional left over.
· 4. The number 111, 222, 333, 444, 555, 666, 777, 888, 999 are multiples of 37.
· 5. The numbers on opposite sides of a die always adds up to seven.
· 6 The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is ‘uncopyrightable’
· 7. The only animals that can naturally sleep on their backs are humans. No other animal actually does. Apes usually sleep sitting up and leaning on something.
· 8. A cigarette shortens your life by 2 min. A beer shortens your life by 4 min. A working day shortens your life by 8 hours.
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