Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
For the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB) — which examined everything from condom use to homosexual behavior to orgasm rates — researchers from Indiana University surveyed a random, cross-sectional and population-based sample of 14-to-94-year-olds across the United States. It was the most comprehensive survey of its kind in nearly two decades and the first to include teenagers."
Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Germany. As a university student, he studied the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' theories of planetary ordering. Copernicus (1473-1543) believed that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the solar system, a theory that contradicted the prevailing view of the era that the sun revolved around the earth."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Russell Simmons' New Book Offers A 'spiritual' Path To Business Success - Small Business Startup News - Entrepreneur News Feeds - Entrepreneur Resources
Small business owners may not like to hear that business mogul, activist and bestselling author Russell Simmons finds the road to success depends more on spirituality than skill, but entrepreneur news is reporting it anyway.
In his latest book, 'Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All,' Simmons makes getting rich look easy, writing that a positive attitude, passion and an openness to both spiritual and material wealth are the qualities one needs to succeed, CNN Money writes."
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
According to a recent estimate by the BBC, 150 million Copies of his albums have sold worldwide. A.R. Rahman has won a host of awards, together with a Golden Globe, a Bafta, two Oscars and two Grammys for his score in Slumdog Millionaire. In 2010, he received the Padma Bhusan, the third civilian honour, awarded by the Government of India."
The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience and perseverance, but also of hubris, arrogance and misperception, all leveraged against a disease that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out 'war against cancer' .
Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through toxic, bruising, and draining regimes to survive and to increase the store of human knowledge."
Yes, of course you do, and this week they deserve to be able to say that to each other.
The Royal Family can take just pride in the fact that, on Friday, it will achieve something no other institution could conceivably match: it will make Britain, for a few hours, the focus of the attention of the world."
Monday, April 25, 2011
Taliban tunnels at least 480 out of Afghan prison"
With one knee on the bed, and the other off, she raises her bottom in the air and looks around at the camera with a pout, set off by the red feather boa around her neck.
Natasha likes what she sees. You can’t see her spots and her face looks thinner when she twists around.
So she posts it as her profile picture on Facebook, where more than a dozen of her 400 friends rush to post comments like ‘Ooh, nice a***’ and ‘Sexeee!’."
Sunday, April 24, 2011
2 For which organisation did Sachin’s mother, Rajni Tendulkar, work?
3 From which tour was Sachin returning when he met his future wife, Anjali, for the first time at the Mumbai airport? What was his age then?"
However, the Supreme Court, like any other court in the land, hears more than one case per day. This means that it does happen, however rarely, that the justices are forced to preside over bullshit. And since the justices are human beings just like us, they can't help but call it out when they see it ..."
Little do we know that the secret to great sex is in our kitchen.
Erm... not the kitchen floor...
Find out why these 14 foods are great aphrodisiacs!
1. Sweet basil
Sweet basil stimulates the sex drive. It especially boosts female fertility."
“I have come not to disturb or destroy any faith, but to confirm each in his own faith, so that the Christian becomes a better Christian; the Muslim, a better Muslim; and the Hindu, a better Hindu.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Bhagwan to his believers, humanitarian to others and controversial in the eyes of some others, Sri Sathya Sai Baba has occupied a prominent space in India’s collective mindscape for over half a century.
Routinely featuring among the most influential persons in the country, Baba passed away at the age of 85.
Here’s a look on his life and all that he represents.
Sai Baba, who was 86, breathed his last at 7.40 AM at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, its Director A N Safaya said in a bulletin.
'Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is no more with us physically. He left his earthly body on April 24, 2011 at 7:40 am due to cardio-respiratory failure,' it said."
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
It claims that they 'have all come together to force/request/persuade/pressurise the government to enact the Jan Lokpal Bill.' It has social activist Anna Hazare, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravishankar, founder of Art of Living, Mahmood Madani, general secretary of Jamait Ulema-e-Hind and New Delhi-based Archbishop Vincent M Concessao. Along with dancers like Mallika Sarabhai and retired Jusitce D S Tewatia, there are RTI activists Arvind Kejriwal and S C Agrawal."
Dhoni, ranked 52nd in the chart, was the only Indian sportsperson to make the list which also included four of his compatriots in 'Titan of Industry' category Mukesh Ambani (61), 'Brain Mapper' V S Ramachandran (79), 'Philanthropist' Azim Premji (88) and 'Change Agent' Aruna Roy (89)."
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Yet two astonishing performances in the span of four days last week rocketed him from obscurity to fame.
Most observers were staggered on April 12 when Gilchrist took Valthaty in with him at the top of the order against the reigning champion, Chennai."
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Schmidt hasn't walked away from the company completely. As of April 4, he officially made the transition to become Google's executive chairman. In this new role, Schmidt can make up to $6 million a year. That's a $1.25 million base salary with a target bonus of 400 percent."
It appears the secret of a man’s attractiveness to the opposite sex lies in his hands.
Men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are seen as better bets by women, a study found. By contrast those seen as wimpier sorts will have longer index fingers.
It is thought that exposure to high levels of testosterone in the womb has a long-lasting effect on finger-length – and on looks."
Allen also had numerous run-ins with Steve Jobs in the early days of Microsoft, when the company started making software for the Macintosh.
According to Allen, Jobs was a jerk, and he didn't care if people realized it."
Facebook has over half a billion users. Almost everyone I know uses it. I use it. You probably use it. But ubiquity isn't equal to universality. Everyone knows one of those self righteous Facebook abstainers. Social media luddites. Pushing aside modern society in favor of a purer lifestyle, devoid of pokes, tags, and feeds. Defenders of something more natural and independent than Zuckerberg's friendship hive."
3D artist conjures stunning tiger from hidden, crouching women (although it took a back-breaking 24 hours to paint) | Mail Online
Three naked women spent an amazing 24 hours as his subjects as he assembled his masterpiece to raise awareness about the plight of endangered creatures.
His next project might need to be in aid of sufferers of back pain.
Tracy, 43, from New Orleans, created the breathtaking piece to raise awareness about the endangered animal."
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The cricket idol, 41, revealed his unusually smooth complexion at an undies launch in Australia.
Publicity shots for the pants show the sportsman looking more bronzed than normal with dazzling white teeth, smooth skin and deep grooves around his mouth — leading fans to speculate he's had a FACELIFT."
The Supreme Court on Monday said the right to property is a constitutional right and government cannot deprive a person of his land in an arbitrary manner.
Why not let broken when Rahul Gandhi saying that they do not want to be heroes.
India's next prime minister of India's media as he mostly watches. Congress of the history and current political equations show that there is no obstacle in the path.
Nehru - Gandhi family, the longest since independence India has commanded. Natural successor of the same heritage saying that India has been languishing in the system a lot, well-worn it is and they want to fix."
If you browse through any Urdu newspaper’s classified section, you might come across an ad that says “beta” (son) in big, bold letters.
If you read further, it says “Inshallah, beta ho ga” (God willing, it’ll be a son)."
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sir Tim - who has almost 44,000 followers but is a more irregular Twitter user than many famous web figures - used “net neutrality” as an example of how debate can become polarised on the microblogging platform."
U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show - The Washington Post
Numbers are a blessing for newspaper correspondents in India. Thanks to the subcontinent's vast population there is invariably an enormous total to spice up any story.
The electorate alone is a marvel - there were 714 million eligible voters at the last national poll, nearly twice the number of electors for the European Parliament. India's biggest state, Uttar Pradesh, is home to 200 million people - more than Brazil - and would be the world's fifth most populous country if it were a separate nation. Even the road toll holds a gruesome fascination because of its sheer magnitude. More than 120,000 die on Indian roads each year, the equivalent to obliterating the population of Darwin or Toowoomba."
Sunday, April 17, 2011
At the heart of this system is a convenient game of musical chairs played by industry and government. Each blames the other for corrupting it, and yet neither side stops. When a case of graft is exposed, e.g. the 2G scam, its beneficiaries proclaim themselves to be the victim. And then it is back to business as usual. The growth in corruption has kept pace with the record growth in the Indian economy, bigger the size of cake, thicker the slice of graft."
'Judas,' the latest single from Grammy-winner and fashion icon has leaked onto the internet early, adding to the already heated debate about the song, and accompanying video's, alleged sacrilege."
FOXSexpert: The Health Benefits of Masturbation - Health News | Current Health News | Medical News - FOXNews.com
Yet, according to Martha Cornog, of 'The Big Book of Masturbation', self-pleasuring is surely the second most common human sex act. And, despite its torrid history, that’s proving to be a good thing. Turns out this once taboo behavior has plenty of health benefits and can do wonders for your sex life.
While the shackles of masturbation have been loosening around our loins, it is only recently that society has started to let go of its guilt around solo sex. This is in part thanks to sex researchers affirming that most of us do it, as well as the embracing of it by television sitcoms. Who can forget the bet made by Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer as to who could remain the “master of their domain” the longest?"
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Shannon Johnson, 34, of Fort Lupton was also sentenced to five years of mandatory parole following her prison term."
New York Post's James Covert and Ian Mohr wrote recently about a slew of x-rated posts that appeared on Facebook Pages belonging to popular brands such as Nike, Levi's, Victoria's Secret and Aeropostale. 'In each case, the come-ons included links to sexy hook-up sites with names like xxxblackbook, ihookup and Adult FriendFinder,' the Post writes."
Stephen Foley: Why Goldman boss is not going to prison - Business Comment, Business - The Independent
Reading University researchers claim 'I', 'we', 'two' and 'three' are among the most ancient, dating back tens of thousands of years."
An overwhelming 98% of the 2.6m stillbirths each year strike middle and low-income countries, they say."
Robots are now used to teach sick children, rescue survivors in the wake of disaster amongst providing many other helpful services."
Friday, April 15, 2011
Walter Breuning was old enough to remember his grandfather recounting his part in the slaughter of the American Civil War, during the 1860s."
Why It’s A Great Time To Be An Entrepreneur - Pretty Young Professional - Smart Content for Smart Women - Forbes
In their first prime-time TV interview together, the couple discusses the secret of their long—in Hollywood years—and happy union."
Aside from the obvious economic impact, Ivan Epstein, the CEO of Softline, part of the Sage Group, said entrepreneurs added a certain flavour to the landscape that was unique and specific to the culture that builds a country."
The public sector has been slow in adopting social media as a tool to offer services to the public. Senior managers in government have down-played social media in their departments, some dismissing prominent applications as games which distract employees from core duties."
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh at the joint press conference after the BRICS leaders meeting, at Sanya, Hainan, China on April 14, 2011. Photo Division, Ministry of I & B Govt. of India
Preity Zinta Gets Tired Fielding Questions About Yuvraj Singh, Hurt By Links To Brett Lee - Cricket Blog
The Bollywood actress is a passionate backer of her team, seen at all venues in the dug out, lending herself hoarse and being supportive even when the Kings XI Punjab have not had the kind of success one would have hoped. The Kings XI Punjab went through more ordeals off the field as a court order helped them reverse termination by the BCCI but has left them poorer for it."
Whoa, what? Yeah! The first Internet message was sent from a node of the ARPA network (a computer network commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defense) in UCLA to Stanford on October 29, 1969. That ARPA network became what we now know as the Internet making that message the first use of the Internet. And that message was sent inside 3420 Boelter."
'Some political and criminal forces are afraid of recent awakening and huge support of the common man to the Jan Lokpal bill. They are trying to create confusion and defame the movement to defuse the emerging people's movement for curbing corruption,' Hazare told PTI from Ralegan Siddhi village, 40 kms away from Ahmednagar."
Social networks might promote democracy, but they also empower the enemies of freedom
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Cafu placed the last bricks on top of the tower
Former Brazilian football star Cafu placed the last bricks on the top from a cherrypicker, making Sao Paolo the 44th city and 32nd country with a completed Lego tower."
As we described previously, we all come wired with a set of sexual cues analogous to our tongue's taste cues. However, men respond to radically different cues than women. Male cues are primarily visual. Female cues are primarily psychological. Men do have psychological cues, but (with a couple exceptions) these cues are quite different from female psychological cues. A man's cues are all directed outwards, at his partner. Some of a woman's cues are directed outwards at her partner, but some of her cues are also directed inwards at herself."
According to sources in the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Ali was introduced to Kashinath Tapuriah, who later became one of his closest aide and advisors, through none other than this former CM."
For people suffering mental health problems in this part of the country, this is the closest many will ever come to psychiatric care, says Hungarian iReporter Pataki Balazs."
In an attempt to resolve issues - from corruption to Maoists - confronted by the tribals in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, rights campaigner Swami Agnivesh will now try to rope in Hazare, the face of India's fight against corruption."
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This was evident when nearly 100 people of Indian-origin -- mostly in their 20s and 30s -- gathered at New York's Time Square on Saturday to show their support to the Gandhian's call to put an end of corruption back home. Many of them backing Hazare's call were recent immigrants to the United States.
On Saturday, the public square on 47th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue was packed with tourists, but the Indians stood out. The gathering organised by 20 young men and women from the city was a hit and the message was loud and clear -- NYC 4 Anna -- even on the tees they sported."
Monday, April 11, 2011
I was gloating over Twitterati being reduced to first year law students as they tried to read the Draft Lokpal Bill, 2010, aka the only-thing-that-can-save-our-country, until I tried to read it myself."
Julian Assange Says WikiLeaks Is More Accountable Than Most Governments, Gets a Little Sassy About It
Teenagers are getting to know about the birds and the bees through the web and MY Sun users are concerned for our kids."
China gets hot under the collar over world's first 3D porn film - The Sex Industry, Love & Sex - The Independent
Nearly 60 per cent mull over the beautiful game for more than an hour a day, while less than half ponder romping.
And Sheffield Utd are the club whose fans think about them most - 110 times in a day - followed by Charlton on 104 and Chelsea on 90."
FOXSexpert: Is This Bisexual Thing Way Overblown? - Sex | Erectile Dysfunction | Sexual Health - FOXNews.com
Numbers aren't out for 2010, but divorce lawyers and marriage counselors say 2010 was likely the first year since the financial crisis that more couples called it quits than in the year before. And that won't only make things more difficult at holiday times. April 15 (or April 18 this year, because of an extension) can be complicated for the recently divorced as well."
Shop owners who find they have been robbed are sifting back through CCTV footage to identify the thieves and then hanging their images in their windows."
Will the Independent Commission on Banking report result in millions of bank customers switching banks? - Telegraph
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is one of the richest women in India. She is the founder of Biocon, a biotech company and Asia's largest insulin maker.
But the chairman and managing director attributes her success to her go-getting nature rather than entrepreneurial spirit.
This frail 72-year-old, dressed in white and with a Gandhi cap, has become an icon for India's middle classes, now expressing their anger against a series of corruption scandals."
Saturday, April 9, 2011
An interesting question indeed, especially when you see big entrepreneurs in the same domain making a lot of noise because of the access to unlimited funds. Let me share with you some real tips (which I have learnt working for my own company) on how to make your disadvantage work for you and more importantly sell your start-up story well."
Anna Hazare fast unto death: 4.4 million tweets in 3 days in support of his crusade against corruption - The Economic Times
Friday, April 8, 2011
On Wednesday, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said he no longer wished to be associated with the probe."
Career: Served in Indian Army as a driver for 15 years. He has been an activist since he left the army around 1975 and has been one of the main persons responsible for the Right to Information Act. Has been working in other areas like development of villages, and against corruption
Education: Studied till the standard seven; has a doctorate from Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University
Hobbies: Reading, especially Swami Vivekananda’s works"
All this was wrung out of a drought prone 4 sq km land where till 1975, only 80 of its 2200 arable acres were farmed. The annual rain -- about 400 mm in a good year but mostly a third of that -- ran off the undulating land. The 2000 strong population sat and stared at a hopeless future. Children died early, men beat their wives, disease ran rampant and about the only businesses that made any money were the liquor stills - 40 of them. From there to paradise might seem an impossible hop. Yet, all it took was a mere 20 years -- and, an ex-army truck driver called Kissan Baburao 'Anna' Hazare."
These are some of the questions — objective ones with four multiple choices without any negative marks, generally set for students below Class V — primary school teachers were asked in a competency test held in February"
Thursday, April 7, 2011
On Thursday, #Anna Hazare, #corruption, and #Jantar Mantar, were the top trending words and phrases on Twitter India, thanks to dozens of tweets on this topic every minute."
CBI, investigating the 2G spectrum case, had raided his house along with those of Raja and his associate Sadhick Batcha in December 2010. Batcha was found hanging in his Chennai residence on March 17, 2011."
For 73-year-old bachelor and Gandhian, Kisan Baburao Hazare aka Anna Hazare, it has been a long journey from being a soldier in the Indian Army to taking on politicians on the Lokpal Bill to curb corruption in the country.
The movement has generated a lot of traffic and conversation on social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. These websites are being used to spread information, galvanise support and help co-ordinate protests in various cities."
The two-time world player of the year's global popularity is set to rise even higher after signing up to Facebook on Wednesday, collecting almost seven million followers by the afternoon."
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Stephanie Bon fired for sarcastic Facebook post on Lloyds TSB CEO's £4000-an-hour salary | Herald Sun
Stephanie Bon, 37, a human resources assistant at Lloyds Banking Group in the UK, was incensed when she found out that the new chief executive, António Horta-Osório, was being paid up to £13.5 million ($21 million) a year."
The Bill is an attempt by the government, under massive pressure due to corruption charges, to gain some of its lost ground. However, civil rights activists, including Anna Hazare, Swami Agnivesh, Kiran Bedi and Arvind Kejriwal, have termed the draft legislation as weak and demanded that fifty per cent of the members in the committee drafting the bill should be from the public.
But the common man appears to be in the dark about the scope of the poposed bill."
So few of the high school and college graduates who come through the door can communicate effectively in English, and so many lack a grasp of educational basics such as reading comprehension, that the company can hire just three out of every 100 applicants."
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
microbes to eat away the waste component of effluents that are
discharged into the Buddha Nala, Ludhiana. In effect, the microbial
consortia applied in the technology will 'chew away' the organic load
and industrial pollutants leaving behind the clean water. The visible
impact of this technology is expected to become manifest in a period
of 3 months. Funded entirely by the NRCD, Ministry of Environment and
Forests, it aims to reduce the effluent/ sewage load in the water by
Following the invitation of Member of Parliament (Ludhiana) Mr.
Manish Tewari, the Hon’ble Minister for Environment and Forests Mr.
Jairam Ramesh along with officials of the Ministry of Environment and
Forests including the Chairman of the Central Pollution Control
Board, visited the site of the Buddha Nala in Ludhiana Punjab in
September of 2010. During his visit, he was taken on an inspection of
the Nala and was made aware of the debilitating and overwhelming
degree to which the Nala had been polluted due to the presence of
untreated waste. Thereafter the Hon’ble Minister ordered site studies to be undertaken
and a proposal for an ‘In Situ Bio-Remediation Project’ was drawn up.
This revolutionary method, which has been used with great success
worldwide, employs the use of microbes to eat away the waste component
of effluents that are discharged into the water. This ‘In Situ Bio-Remediation’ project will tackle the effluent load
of industrial and domestic waste being emptied out into the Buddha
Nala. By erecting ‘Green bridges’, i.e. temporary barricades fortified
with microbial consortia, the MoEF will attempt to build filters
through which the untreated waters may pass. With every successive Green Bridge that the water passes through there
will be an expected reduction in
what is known as ‘Bio-chemical oxygen demand’ (BoD) and ‘Chemical
oxidation demand’ (CoD) levels. These Green bridges will be at set up
intervals of 1 Km each or as mandated by the flow and quantum of water
found in the Nala. In effect, the microbial consortia applied in the technology will
‘chew away’ the
organic load and industrial pollutants leaving behind only the clean
visible impact and benefit of this technology is expected to become
manifest in a
period of three months. The MoEF expects the BoD load to be reduced by upto 40%
along with an apparent reduction of the surrounding odour. The microbial consortia deployed in the use of this technology are
indigenously found in nature. No genetically modified organisms would
be used in
the execution of this project. This is an environmentally benign
process that has no
harmful impact on the surrounding ecosystem including on human or animal health. It may also be noted that Buddha Nala represents the largest project of this
magnitude undertaken in the country. The cost of the entire project
will be borne by
the National River Conservation Directorate, Ministry of Environment
Government of India.