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Thursday, August 13, 2009

H1N1 Swine flu

Dr. Deepak Purohit wrote to president of INDIA



I agree with you that swine flu awareness is needed, but there is no need to be panicky and join the publicity propaganda carried out by media and others which acts as a vehicle to spread misconception than to spread scientific information.

These are few facts about swine flu when discussed with the leading epidemiologists.

1) Swine flu, that is H1N1 flu is not new, first detected in 1987

2) Infective stage of flue is 5 days, 1 day before and 4 days after onset of symptoms

3) The best way to prevent it spreading is asking patient having symptoms of flu like fever cough and running nose to take rest at home for 4 days so he does not transmit it

4) Masks are of limited value if any, in this disease, it can spread through droplets on your skin, through contact etc, and I have seen that the masks in Pune are worn as fashion statement, while walking on road today morning I saw people wearing masks coming out for a morning walk with their dogs!, many wearing masks around their necks, and so on, infect these masks shall act as the vehicles to carry the virus, instead, avoiding crowded places or cinema halls or malls where air conditioners are on, is advisable, because you get recalculated air, where the virus density multiplies

5)Death after H1N1 flu is not common, infect infections like measles is taking toll of thousands more every year, and we are oblivious of the facts. Swine flu is being blown out of proportion by media trying to create hysteria among lay people.

6) Fever accompanied by respiratory distress, should be immediately notified which is likely to be a complication of H1N1 flu

7)The mortality is less than .01 percent of those affected, that means may be one in 10,000 affected is likely to suffer the life loss.

8) If you remember, 2 years ago SARS was blown out of proportion, what happened? Humans develop immunity to the virus, the same is going to happen, we develop immunity in due course of time, the virus is in the air, you can not stop it, our body is already developing the immunity so nothing to panic.

We need to take care of children and elderly who have less immunity and do not let them go to crowded places that are all.


I am amazed to hear that people are selling masks of RS 20 each which are available to less than Rupee 1 in the market.

See who is getting benefitted?

Please spread the scientific info, do not join the band wagon and stick to science, that should be the order of the day.

Best Regards

Avoid eating outside, especially road side vendors…

Take extra precaution on children who are more vulnerable to the disease .. even if it is a small symptom, it is best to have a thorough check done .



  1. King Institute of Preventive Medicine (24/7 Service) Guindy, Chennai – 32 (044) 22501520, 22501521 & 22501522

  2. Communicable Diseases Hospital Thondiarpet, Chennai (044) 25912686/87/88, 9444459543

  3. Government General Hospital Opp. Central Railway Station, Chennai – 03 (044) 25305000, 25305723, 25305721, 25330300


  1. Naidu Hospital Nr Le'Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune - 01 (020) 26058243

  2. National Institute of Virology 20A Ambedkar Road, Pune - 11 (020) 26006290


  1. ID Hospital 57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road, Kolkata - 10‎ (033) 23701252


  1. Government General Hospital Near Railway Station, (0422) 2301393, 2301394, 2301395, 2301396

    Trichy Road, Coimbatore - 18


  1. Govt... General and Chest Diseases Hospital, Erragadda, Hyderabad (040) 23814939


  1. Kasturba Gandhi Hospital Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg, Jacob Circle, Mumbai - 11 (022) 23083901, 23092458, 23004512

  2. Sir J J Hospital J J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai - 08 (022) 23735555, 23739031, 23760943, 23768400 / 23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366

  3. Haffkine Institute Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai - 12 (022) 24160947, 24160961, 24160962


  1. Government Medical College Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam - 08 (0481) 2597311,2597312

  2. Government Medical College Vandanam P O, Allapuzha - 05 (0477) 2282015

  3. Taluk Hospital Railway Station Road, Alwaye, Ernakulam (0484) 2624040 Sathyajit - 09847840051

  4. Taluk Hospital Perumbavoor PO, Ernakulam 542 (0484) 2523138 Vipin - 09447305200


  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road, New Delhi - 29 (011) 26594404, 26861698 Prof. R C Deka - 9868397464

  2. Delhi National Institute for Communicable Diseases 22, Sham Nath Marg, (011) 23971272/060/344/524/449/326

    New Delhi - 54

  3. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Kharak Singh Marg, (011) 23741640, 23741649, 23741639

    New Delhi - 01 Dr. N K Chaturvedi – 9811101704

  4. Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute University Enclave, New Delhi- 07 (011) 27667102, 27667441, 27667667, 27666182


  1. Victoria Hospital K R Market, Kalasipalayam, Bangalore - 02 (080) 26703294 Dr. Gangadhar - 94480-49863

  2. SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore - 29 (080) 26631923 Dr. Shivaraj - 99801-48780

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Logo quiz

  1. Aaj Tak

  2. MRF

  3. Maggie

  4. LG

  5. McDonald's

  6. Domino's

  7. Virgin mobile

  8. Kodak

  9. Pepsi

  10. Kwality Walts

Monday, May 18, 2009

Logo Quiz

Looking back in time. Oh the good old days of games and frolic. Had a wonderful opportunity to bring out the child in me. “believe me when I say bringing out  child in me its like bring a hurricane in the house I am more of a childlike and more naughtier than my kid at times”


Had to organize games for my building kids and elders too. Had wonderful chance to play with all but the most difficult part was to think up games for teens.


My forwarded email service from some of my old friends helped me found a good idea in a logo quiz  and also anand’s puzzle blog gave me the idea to put it forward for all of You.


So my friends and fellowbloggers here are some logos for you to identify


The answers to which U get soon in the next blog


The scores

0-5 : hey my 5yr old got more than that

5-9: most teenagers in my society got it

10: now we have a genius here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How to add a favicon in Blogger

To add a favicon you need to have a favicon and there are plenty of ways to create a favicon. If you are planning on using Photoshop then you need to download this plug-in.

If that’s not possible there are plenty of sites out there that generates a favicon for you when you upload an image. Do a Google Search for "free favicon Generator" and plenty of sites would come up.  Set the size ( 16 x 16 ) capture and preview and you get a link to download the favicon.ico file. The whole process want take you five minutes.

I have used this file in Photoshop

Since you cant upload .ico files to blogger you need to find some free image hosting service to use and of course that service should let you upload .ico files .Since your using a service by Google I suggest you use Google page creator which lets you upload .ico files. Then get the link to the favicon file.
I have used fileden which is free service for uploading files

Now go to your blog and click customize. Then click the Edit HT
ML tab and search for "title" , this should be inside the header tags. You should find something like mentioned below.

Just after that line add the following line and enjoy the nice icon showing up before your url.

your url is the url for the ico file

So now Just refresh and check your blog you should have the favicon

Hey this ones for anands blog girl power

Friday, March 27, 2009

Baby Blues

OK a real post after a long time not forwarded ones
Just few days back i spoke to a friend about the antics of my child. and just was thinking how far out this generation is . I never knew what terrorist are at 5. my 5 years old and his same aged friends play terrorist where they are the police who do encounter with the terrorist.
U should see my son pretend to speak on this toy phone "target samne hain". Kill on order.

Was I shocked when i heard that.
I remember playing with my dolls and preparing for their weddings. but this was a far cry from what I expected my kid to do.

Are they growing too fast was my question??
how do we restrict their media exposure even the cartoons 2day are full of violence. and the cartoons translated in Hindi are so pathetic .

It was my fault too a hilarious incident with my friends in my sons presence had such a effect on him i never thought.
it so happened that we i.e. my hubby and some of our friends went for the movie Dostana. my friend has met a new fellow who he gets along well with so he invited that new fellow for movie too. our seats were in different adjacent rows we were a big group so all of us sat with their spouse but that fellow sat with his new friend and his wife sat with us.
after the show his wife and all of us started teasing him about his friend saying that aaj kal he is more with this new friend then his wife. and then when ever we meet them we always ask him about his dostana.
i never thought my son noticed this . so lo and behold after few days janav i.e my son was speaking to his cousins drashya about his friends. drahya who is 5 said that his best boy friend is so and so. on that i was spellbound to hear my son go boyfriend like in dostana.

we bust out laughing but still I was worried of what he has understood of the dostana bit.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Resource Utilization - Story

Buddha, one day, was in deep thought about the worldly activities and the ways of instilling goodness in human beings. One of his disciples approached him and said humbly " Oh my teacher ! While you are so much concerned about the world and others, why don't you look in to the welfare and needs of your own disciples also."
Buddha : "OK.. Tell me how I can help you"
Disciple : "Master! My attire is worn out and is beyond the decency to wear the same. Can I get a new one, please?"
Buddha found the robe indeed was in a bad condition and needed replacement. He asked the store keeper to give the disciple a new robe to wear on. The disciple thanked Buddha and retired to his room. A while later, he went to his disciple's place and asked him "Is your new attire comfortable? Do you need anything more ?"
Disciple : "Thank you my Master. The attire is indeed very comfortable. I need nothing more"
Buddha : "Having got the new one, what did you do with your old attire?"
Disciple : "I am using it as my bed spread"
Buddha : "Then.. hope you have disposed off your old bed spread"
Disciple : " No.. no.. master. I am using my old bedspread as my window curtain"
Buddha : " What about your old Curtain? "
Disciple : "Being used to handle hot utensils in the kitchen "
Buddha : "Oh.. I see.. Can you tell me what did they do with the old cloth they used in Kitchen "
Disciple : "They are being used to wash the floor. "
Buddha : " Then, the old rug being used to wash the floor...? "
Disciple: " Master, since they were torn off so much, we could not find any better use, but to use as a twig in the oil lamp, which is right now lit in your study room.... "
Buddha smiled in contentment and left for his room.
If not to this degree of utilization, can we at least attempt to find the best use of all our resources at home and in office?
We need to handle wisely, all the resources earth has bestowed us with ….both natural and material so that they can be
saved for the generations to come.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Never Argue with a Woman

One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.
Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, 'Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?' 'Reading a book,' she replies, (thinking, 'Isn't that obvious?')

'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her.

'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'

'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'For reading a book,' she replies,
'You're in a Restricted Fishing Area,' he informs her again, 'I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading'
'Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up.'

'If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault,' says the woman.
'But I haven't even touched you,' says the game warden.
'That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment.'
'Have a nice day ma'am,' and he left.

Monday, March 2, 2009

4 LIQUID Stages of life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO EXPLANATION !!!!

Read This Wonderfull article: for all mom and dad out there

Teasing and Bullying: No Laughing Matter
What you must know — even if you don’t think it affects your child.
By Diana Townsend-Butterworth
take our pop quiz. Bullying can: a. Include name-calling and spreading rumors, in addition to physical violenceb. Have long-lasting repercussions not only for victims, but also for bullies and even innocent bystandersc. Begin as early as preschoold. Be expressed differently by boys and girlse. Cause victims to fear school or refuse to attend The answer? You guessed it — all of the above. Bullying can take many forms, but all of them can have consequences for your child's physical and mental health, as well as her success at school. What Bullying IsHow Bullying StartsEffects of BullyingWarning SignsHow to Help What Bullying IsUnfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up — almost every child experiences it. But it isn't always as innocuous as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child, says Merle Froschl, Co-Director of Educational Equity Concepts, a non-profit organization that addresses issues of teasing and bullying. Bullying includes a range of behaviors, all of which result in an imbalance of power among children. It can be:
Verbal: making threats, name-calling
Psychological: excluding children, spreading rumors
Physical: hitting, pushing, taking a child's possessions
Gender makes a difference: With girls, bullying is often subtle and indirect, says Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Instead of snatching a toy from another child, a young girl might say, "Give me that toy or I won't be your friend anymore." Older girls can be mean without saying a word: by telling other girls not to be friends with a particular girl, giving her the silent treatment, rolling their eyes in class, or making rude noises. Sometimes, says Simmons, girls make a hurtful remark and then pretend they didn't mean it by saying "just kidding." Boys, on the other hand, tend to be more physical, says James Silvia, a teacher at St. Bernard's School in New York City who has taught children from fourth through seventh grades for 38 years. "Boys push each other or take someone's sneaker and put it in the garbage, but they don't hold grudges. One boy can do something really mean to another boy and then later the same day they will be pals again." How Bullying StartsBullying behavior is prevalent throughout the world and it cuts across socio-economic, racial/ethnic and cultural lines. Researchers estimate that 20 to 30 percent of school-age children are involved in bullying incidents, as either perpetrators or victims. Bullying can begin as early as preschool and intensify during transitional stages, such as starting school in first grade or going into middle school, says Sharon Lynn Kagan, Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Early Childhood and Family Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. Children learn bullying behavior from older children, from adults, and from television, says Kagan. Sometimes unconsciously, parents may repeat things their own parents said to them: "Why are you always late? Why do you always lose everything? Why can't you act your age?" If children experience put-downs or physical punishment at home or in school, and if they see emotional and psychological abuse go unchallenged, they believe this behavior is acceptable. Bullies like to feel powerful and in control. They are insensitive to the feelings of others and defiant toward adults. Victims are often shy and tend to be physically weaker than their peers. They may also have low self-esteem and poor social skills, which makes it hard for them to stand up for themselves. Bullies consider these children safe targets because they usually don't retaliate.Effects of BullyingIf your child is the victim of a bully, he may suffer physically and emotionally, and his schoolwork will likely show it. Victims of bullying often have trouble concentrating, says Simmons. Grades drop because, instead of listening to the teacher, kids are wondering what they did wrong and whether anyone will sit with them at lunch. If bullying persists, they may be afraid to go to school. Problems with low self-esteem and depression, Simmons finds, can last into adulthood and interfere with personal and professional lives. Bullies are affected, too, even into adulthood; they may have difficulty forming positive relationships. They are more apt to use tobacco and alcohol, and to be abusive spouses. Some studies have even found a correlation with later criminal activities. Teasing and bullying create a classroom atmosphere that affects children's ability to learn and teachers' abilities to teach, says Merle Froschl. Even kids who aren't directly involved can be distressed. "Children who see bullying can be as traumatized as the victims because they fear becoming victims themselves. And they feel guilty for not doing something to help," according to James Garbarino, professor of human development at Cornell University, and author of Lost Boys and Words Can Hurt Forever.Warning SignsIf you're concerned that your child is being teased or bullied, look for these signs of stress:
Increased passivity or withdrawal
Frequent crying
Recurrent complaints of physical symptoms such as stomach- or headaches with no apparent cause
Unexplained bruises
Sudden drop in grades, or other learning problems
Not wanting to go to school
Significant changes in social life — suddenly no one is calling or extending invitations
Sudden change in the way your child talks — calling herself a loser, or a former friend a jerk
How to HelpFirst, give your child space to talk. If she recounts incidences of teasing or bullying, be empathetic. Gene Gardino, director of counseling services and life skills at The Chapin School in New York City, suggests saying, "I'm so sorry. That must be really painful." Then place the ball gently back in your child's court, asking, "What do you think might help? What works with your friends?" If your child has trouble verbalizing her feelings, Froschl suggests reading a story about children being teased or bullied. You can also use puppets, dolls or stuffed animals to encourage a young child to act out problems. Once you've opened the door, help your child begin to problem-solve. Role-play situations and teach your child ways to respond effectively (see below), advises Vicki DeLuca, mother of three and a graduate student at Fairfield University doing research on bullying. You might also need to help your child find a way to move on, says Gardino, by encouraging her to reach out and make new friends. She might join teams and school clubs to widen her circle. At home and on the playground:Adults need to intervene to help children resolve bullying issues, but calling another parent directly can be tricky unless he or she is a close friend. It is easy to find yourself in a "he said/she said" argument. Try to find a intermediary: Even if the bullying occurs outside of school, a teacher, counselor, coach or after-school program director may be able to help mediate a productive discussion. If you do find yourself talking directly to the other parent, try to do it in person rather than over the phone. Don't begin with an angry recounting of the other child's offenses. Set the stage for a collaborative approach by suggesting going to the playground, or walking the children to school together, to observe interactions and jointly express disapproval for any unacceptable behavior. In general, promote acceptable behavior with these strategies:
Model the behavior you expect from your child. Avoid making jokes that stereotype or ridicule people.
Make sure playdates and after-school activities are supervised. Most bullying happens when adults aren't around.
Intervene immediately when you see inappropriate behavior. If adults are aware of bullying and don't say or do anything, children may see this as an endorsement of the behavior.
Teach your child to be assertive and to make eye contact. Arm him with "I" messages: "When you push me, I feel annoyed. Please stop."
At schoolMany schools (sometimes as part of a statewide effort) have programs especially designed to raise awareness of bullying behavior and to help parents and teachers deal effectively with it. Check with your local school district to see if it has such a program. Even if it doesn't, a close partnership between parents and teachers is an effective frontline defense against bullying. When Silvia sees a child bullying other children, he makes it clear that the behavior is unacceptable and brings the parents and the child (usually the bully, but occasionally others who are affected as well) in for a talk. Gardino finds that schools and parents can work effectively behind the scenes to help a child meet and make new friends via study groups or science-lab partnerships. If you are concerned about your child:
Share with the teacher what your child has told you; describe any teasing or bullying you may have witnessed.
Ask the teacher if she sees similar behavior at school and enlist her help in finding ways to solve the problem.
If she hasn't seen any instances of teasing, ask that she keep an eye out for the behavior you described.
If the teacher says your child is being teased, find out whether there are any things he may be doing in class to attract teasing. Ask how he responds to the teasing and discuss helping him develop a more effective response.
After the initial conversation, be sure to make a follow-up appointment to discuss how things are going.
If the problem persists, or the teacher ignores your concerns, and your child starts to withdraw or not want to go to school, consider the possibility of "therapeutic intervention." Ask to meet with the school counselor or psychologist, or request a referral to the appropriate school professional.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Movie to see or not to see

having a fight with my hubby on the movie to see 2day Dev D or luck by chance will give my reivew on the film which ever I see 2morrow.


would U believe it getting a pan cards that is so easy took me days no months.
I being a busy mom and working woman (LOL) could find time for shopping chatting with friends and playing games online avoiding second life (thats a big story in itself) could not find the time to get my new pan card. so did the next best thing went to a shop boasting about pan card passport etc got my forms filled paid Rs. 250/- for a thing that cost exactly Rs 67. and went home happy.

That was 2 months ago repeated visit and fights had me listening to a dumb fellow who would U believe it lost my application form receipt. on my repeated tel conversations, visits to that shop and also trauma and mental stress he the agent for the shop owner said i will need to fill up a new form .
That had me shouting at the top of my voice. the shop fellow just paid me my 250 back.
I feeling all angry went online to find that U can get the pan card in 15 days flat and if its done online in 5 days.
I found out my new pan card has been made in my new married name I also got my application number etc all the details i wanted. which the agent should know .
I also found out that my form was accepted and will get my pan card by 2morrow as it has already been dispatched

The agent as he claims to be had just to go online type in my old pan no and get all the details including the speed post consignment no, the date of despacth everything.
I mean it was his work come on a person like me can get all the details in half and hour which took him almost 30days.
So my advice to all for pan card book it online. same goes for train ticket received it in one day at my home without paying any agents by just paying online. It was a bit difficult at first to think of using the CC but would U believe it it is safe have been using it online for past 3 years and have never had any prob.

PS plan to pay the 250 back when i get my pan card.

hey links to help U

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Now i go online

Ok first and foremost thank you anand

I always wanted to blog, but was never sure about it and now anands blog inspired me to go ahead so i begun today but a short one for the day .