Friday, December 11, 2009

Pranav Mistry : The inventor of 'SixthSense' (WUW - Wear Ur World) technology

'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface gadget that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. By using a camera and a tiny projector mounted in a pendant like wearable device, 'SixthSense' sees what you see and visually augments any surfaces or objects we are interacting with. It projects information onto surfaces, walls, and physical objects around us, and lets us interact with the projected information through natural hand gestures, arm movements, or our interaction with the object itself.

The current prototype system costs approximately $350 to build. Mr. Pranav Mistry a MIT Media Lab student from India is the inventor of 'SixthSense'.

VIDEO: Demonstration of 'SixthSense' / WUW - Wear Ur World by Pranav Mistry at TED Talks Video

VIDEO: Presentation of 'SixthSense' by Ms. Pattie Maes on TED Talks Video

>>> Read more here:

About Mr. Pranav Mistry

Mr. Pranav Mistry is currently working as a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He is working under Ms. Pattie Maes (Director, Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab). Before joining MIT Pranav Mistry worked as a UX Researcher with Microsoft. He received his Master in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and Master of Design from IIT Bombay. He has completed bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering. His is from Palanpur - his hometown - which is situated in northern Gujarat in India.

>>> Web site:

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Drought-hit Farmers Selling their Wives to the Sex Racket

Reports from reliable sources indicate that the poor farmers in the drought-hit villages in Uttar Pradesh (India) have started selling their wives even their young daughters to the Sex Racket to tide over the pathetic poverty prevailing in these villages. There had been many reports about farmers committing suicide as result of crop failure due to severe drought experienced in this region. Now many are resorting to sale of their women to the flesh trade rackets. It has been reported that they are sold from Rs. 50 to 1500 (~USD$ 1 to 31). To legalise this deal they enter into a contract or make documents showing that they are re-married to another person. Some women are resorting to prostitution by their own to earn money to feed their young ones. Drought has affected many northern states in India very badly this year. The rural populations in these states are primarily dependent on agriculture for their sustenance.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Precautions for preventing H1N1 Virus

We need to take certain precautions against H1N1 and also for the seasonal viral fever and flu.

The main precautions are:

To maintain hygiene and wash hands regularly. Use soap in the washrooms as and when required.
To drink plenty of water to flush out toxins from body, if any.
To carry a handkerchief or paper towel so that you can cover your face while sneezing or coughing inside and out side office/factory/public gathering.
To avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth as H1N1 germs can spread this way.
To avoid unnecessary exposure to public gatherings.
To maintain total hygiene in kitchen and by the personnel who handle food stuff.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Indian herb Tulsi or Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) can be used to fight Swine Flu

Indian natural herb Tulsi or Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) can be used to control the swine flu. In Ayurveda, the Indian traditional medicine, the herb Tulsi has been used to treat flu and other viral diseases.

Tulsi has got anti-flu properties and it improves the body's overall defence mechanism including its ability to fight viral diseases. Apart from acting as a preventive medicine in case of swine flu, Tulsi can help the patient recover faster.
Tulsi is also good for strengthening the respiratory system.

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Indian natural herb Tulsi to fight back swine flu


Swine Flu (H1N1) May Be Man Made

There are a few reports that the Swine Flu (H1N1) may be Human made and may not be a creation by nature and the World Health Organization (WHO) is looking in to this possibility.

Indonesia's Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari has reportedly said that the deadly swine flu virus could have been man-made. She urged calm over its spread around the world. (

It may be a creation by man due to the following reasons:

    * This novel virus includes swine, avian and human virus components in it - Mother Nature does not "naturally" recombine bird, swine and three human influenza viruses. Birds do not exchange bodily fluids with pigs and humans in un-natural sexual liaisons — only sick, wicked scientists can create such a monstrosity."

    * The H1N1 virus has not yet been isolated from animals so far. (It is not justified to name this disease 'swine flu').

    * The new neuraminidase gene that came in from Eurasian swine is one we've never before seen circulating in humans.

    * The Australian virologist Adrian Gibbs, one of the first to analyse the genetic construction of the swine flu virus, and who was part of the team which developed anti-flu vaccines Tamiflu and Relenza, believes the disease - which has spread across the world in recent weeks – was made in laboratories. The virus might have escaped from lab to human population by mistake. The new strain could have evolved in eggs that are used by drug makers for vaccines. He reached this conclusion when analyzing the genetic blueprint of the H1N1 strain. He saw evidence that the virus evolved outside of swine populations, which prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the claim.

    * Mexico's top government epidemiologist said  that it is "highly improbable" that a farm in the Mexican state of Veracruz operated by Smithfield Foods Inc. is responsible for the nation's swine-flu outbreak.  The pigs at the farm are from North America, while the genetic material in the virus is from Europe and Asia.

    * Swine-bird-human flu strain in Mexico could have only come from Dr James S Robertson and colleagues because: "nobody else takes H5N1 Asian-flu infected chickens, brings them to Europe, extracts their DNA, combines their proteins with H1N1 viruses from the 1918 Spanish flu isolate, additionally mixes in some swine flu genes from pigs, then reverse engineers them to infect humans."

      THE 1918 PANDEMIC: Killer Flu With a Human-Pig Pedigree" - John Pickrell
        (Science, 11 May 2001: Vol. 292. no. 5519, p. 1041 DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1041a )

    * Swine flu Pandemic is man made - Novartis patented Drug - Novartis admits that their "invented" vaccine will be effective because of ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE ORIGINS OF THE PANDEMIC FLU STRAIN THAT WAS "REVERSED ENGINEERED" WHICH WAS OBTAINED! Clearly the pandemic virus was not an act of nature.

It is also remarkable to note that this new virus H1N1 hit when the economies over the world was going through a recession and the revenues of many pharmaceutical companies were tacking a nose dive. The release of an 'engineered virus' could be a part of frantic effort by some companies to bring their figures back in to the 'PROFIT' zone.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Important Health advisory for Swine Flu (H1N1) and its Symptoms and Prevention

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Symptoms of Swine Flu (H1N1)


About Swine Flu (H1N1)


What is swine flu?

       Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by Type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs.


       Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people.


Is the current swine flu virus contagious?

       Various international agencies (US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, World Health Organization) have determined that this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is contagious and is spreading from human to human.


       WHO has escalated the world Pandemic Phase from Phase 3 to Phase 4 (in a 6-scale Phase), indicating that a worldwide pandemic due to swine flu H1N1 is possible.


What are the signs and symptoms of swine flu in people?

       The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

        Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people.

        Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.


How does swine flu spread?

       Spread of this swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is thought to be happening in the same way that seasonal flu spreads.

        Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing of people with influenza.

        Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with live flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.


How are human infections with swine influenza diagnosed?

       To diagnose swine influenza A infection, a respiratory specimen would generally need to be collected within the first 4 to 5 days of illness (when an infected person is most likely to be shedding virus).

        However, some persons, especially children, may shed virus for 10 days or longer.

        Identification as a swine flu influenza A virus requires sending the specimen to a hospital laboratory for testing.


How can someone with the flu infect someone else?

       Infected people may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 7 or more days after becoming sick.

        That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.


How long can an infected person spread swine flu to others?

       People with swine influenza virus infection should be considered potentially contagious as long as they are symptomatic and possible for up to 7 days following illness onset.

       Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.


Is there a vaccine for Pandemic Flu?

       Because the virus is new, there will be no vaccine ready to protect against pandemic flu.

        Vaccine against Swine Flu virus H1N1 needs at least 6-12 months to be produced.

        Seasonal flu vaccine or past flu immunization will not provide protection.


Are there medicines to treat swine flu?

       Yes. The US CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) or zanamivir (Relenza®) for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with these swine influenza viruses.

        Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body.

        If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications.

        For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms).


What surfaces are most likely to be sources of contamination?

       The virus can be spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with the virus and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

        Droplets from a cough or sneeze of an infected person move through the air. The virus can then be spread when a person touches respiratory droplets from another person on a surface like a desk, doorknob, child's toy or phone handset and then touches their own eyes, mouth or nose before washing their hands.


How long can viruses live outside the body?

       We know that some viruses and bacteria can live 2 hours or longer on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks.

        Frequent handwashing will help you reduce the chance of getting contamination from these common surfaces.


What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?

        Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

       Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

        Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. The virus can spread this way.

        Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

        If you get sick with influenza, stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.


What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?

       If you are sick, limit your contact with other people as much as possible. Do not go to work or school if ill.

        Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Put your used tissue in the waste basket.

        Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.


What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?

       Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Wash with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner.

        When you wash your hands -- with soap and warm water -- that you wash for 15 to 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. You can find them in most supermarkets and drugstores.

        If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands.


What should I do if I get sick?

       If you live in areas where swine influenza cases have been identified and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to contact their health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.

        If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.

        If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs (next 2 slides), seek emergency medical care.


In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

       Fast breathing or trouble breathing

       Bluish skin color

       Not drinking enough fluids

       Not waking up or not interacting

       Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

       Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

       Fever with a rash


In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

       Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

       Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

       Sudden dizziness


       Severe or persistent vomiting


Household Cleaning, Laundry, and Waste Disposal

        Throw away tissues and other disposable items used by the sick person in the trash. Wash your hands after touching used tissues and similar waste.

        Keep surfaces (esp bedside tables, surfaces in the bathroom, children's toys, phone handles, doorknobs) clean by wiping them down with a household disinfectant according to directions on the product label.

        Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick do not need to be cleaned separately, but importantly these items should not be shared without washing thoroughly first.

        Wash linens (such as bed sheets and towels) by using household laundry soap and tumble dry on a hot setting. Avoid "hugging" laundry prior to washing it to prevent contaminating yourself. Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub right after handling dirty laundry.

        Eating utensils should be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap.





City Hospital Address Contact
Chennai King Institute of Preventive Medicine  ( 24/7 Service) Guindy, Chennai – 32 (044) 22501520, 22501521 & 22501522
Communicable Diseases Hospital Thondiarpet, Chennai (044) 25912686/87/ 88, 9444459543
Government General Hospital Opp. Central Railway Station, Chennai – 03 (044) 25305000, 25305723, 25305721, 25330300
Pune Naidu Hospital Nr Le'Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune - 01 (020) 26058243
National Institute of Virology 20A Ambedkar Road , Pune - 11 (020) 26006290
Kolkata ID Hospital 57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road , Kolkata - 10   (033) 23701252
Coimbatore Government General Hospital Near Railway Station,
Trichy Road , Coimbatore - 18
(0422) 2301393, 2301394, 2301395, 2301396
Hyderabad Govt. General and Chest Diseases Hospital , Erragadda, Hyderabad (040) 23814939
Mumbai Kasturba Gandhi Hospital Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg, Jacob Circle , Mumbai - 11 (022) 23083901, 23092458, 23004512
Sir J J Hospital J J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai - 08 (022) 23735555, 23739031, 23760943, 23768400 / 23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366
Haffkine Institute Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai - 12 (022) 24160947, 24160961, 24160962
Kochi Government Medical College Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam - 08 (0481) 2597311,2597312
Government Medical College Vandanam P O, Allapuzha - 05 (0477) 2282015
Taluk Hospital Railway Station Road , Alwaye, Ernakulam (0484) 2624040  Sathyajit - 09847840051
Taluk Hospital Perumbavoor PO , Ernakulam 542 (0484) 2523138  Vipin - 09447305200
Gurgaon &
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road , New Delhi - 29 (011) 26594404, 26861698  Prof. R C Deka - 9868397464
National Institute for Communicable Diseases 22, Sham Nath Marg,
New Delhi - 54
(011) 23971272/060/ 344/524/449/ 326
Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Kharak Singh Marg,
New Delhi - 01
(011) 23741640, 23741649, 23741639
Dr. N K Chaturvedi – 9811101704
Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute University Enclave, New Delhi- 07 (011) 27667102, 27667441, 27667667, 27666182
Bangalore Victoria Hospital K R Market, Kalasipalayam, Bangalore - 02 (080) 26703294  Dr. Gangadhar - 94480-49863
SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar, Bangalore - 29 (080) 26631923  Dr. Shivaraj - 99801-48780






Friday, August 07, 2009

Important Toll Free Numbers in INDIA


Indian Airlines -1800 180 1407
Jet Airways - 1800 22 5522
Spice Jet - 1800 180 3333
Air India -- 1800 22 7722
Kingfisher - 1800 180 0101



ABN AMRO -1800 11 2224
Canara Bank - 1800 44 6000
Citibank - 1800 44 2265
Corporation Bank - 1800 443 555
Development Credit Bank - 1800 22 5769
HDFC Bank - 1800 227 227
ICICI Bank - 1800 333 499
ICICI Bank NRI - 1800 22 4848
IDBI Bank - 1800 11 6999
Indian Bank - 1800 425 1400
ING Vysya - 1800 44 9900
Kotak Mahindra Bank - 1800 22 6022
Lord Krishna Bank - 1800 11 2300
Punjab National Bank - 1800 122 222
State Bank of India - 1800 44 1955
Syndicate Bank - 1800 44 6655

Mahindra Scorpio -1800 22 6006
Maruti - 1800 111 515
Tata Motors - 1800 22 5552
Windshield Experts - 1800 11 3636

Adrenalin -1800 444 445
AMD - 1800 425 6664
Apple Computers - 1800 444 683
Canon - 1800 333 366
Cisco Systems - 1800 221 777
Compaq - HP - 1800 444 999
Data One Broadband - 1800 424 1800
Dell - 1800 444 026
Epson - 1800 44 0011
eSys - 3970 0011
Genesis Tally Academy - 1800 444 888
HCL - 1800 180 8080
IBM - 1800 443 333
Lexmark - 1800 22 4477
Marshal's Point - 1800 33 4488
Microsoft - 1800 111 100
Microsoft Virus Update - 1901 333 334
Seagate - 1800 180 1104
Symantec - 1800 44 5533
TVS Electronics - 1800 444 566
WeP Peripherals - 1800 44 6446
Wipro - 1800 333 312
Xerox - 1800 180 1225
Zenith - 1800 222 004
Indian Railway Enquiries

Indian Railway General Enquiry 131
Indian Railway Central Enquiry 131
Indian Railway Reservation 131
Indian Railway Railway Reservation Enquiry 1345,1335,1330
Indian Railway Centralised Railway Enquiry 1330/1/2/3/4/ 5/6/7/8/9
Couriers/Packers & Movers

ABT Courier -1800 44 8585
AFL Wizz - 1800 22 9696
Agarwal Packers & Movers - 1800 11 4321
Associated Packers P Ltd - 1800 21 4560
DHL - 1800 111 345
FedEx - 1800 22 6161
Goel Packers & Movers - 1800 11 3456
UPS - 1800 22 7171
Home Appliances

Aiwa/Sony -1800 11 1188
Anchor Switches - 1800 22 7979
Blue Star - 1800 22 2200
Bose Audio - 1800 11 2673
Bru Coffee Vending Machines - 1800 44 7171
Daikin Air Conditioners - 1800 444 222
DishTV - 1800 12 3474
Faber Chimneys - 1800 21 4595
Godrej - 1800 22 5511
Grundfos Pumps - 1800 33 4555
LG - 1901 180 9999
Philips - 1800 22 4422
Samsung - 1800 113 444
Sanyo - 1800 11 0101
Voltas - 1800 33 4546
WorldSpace Satellite Radio - 1800 44 5432
Investments/ Finance

CAMS -1800 44 2267
Chola Mutual Fund - 1800 22 2300
Easy IPO's - 3030 5757
Fidelity Investments - 1800 180 8000
Franklin Templeton Fund - 1800 425 4255
J M Morgan Stanley - 1800 22 0004
Kotak Mutual Fund - 1800 222 626
LIC Housing Finance - 1800 44 0005
SBI Mutual Fund - 1800 22 3040
Sharekhan - 1800 22 7500
Tata Mutual Fund - 1800 22 0101

Club Mahindra Holidays -1800 33 4539
Cox & Kings - 1800 22 1235
God TV Tours - 1800 442 777
Kerala Tourism - 1800 444 747
Kumarakom Lake Resort - 1800 44 5030
Raj Travels & Tours - 1800 22 9900
Sita Tours - 1800 111 911
SOTC Tours - 1800 22 3344

Best on Health -1800 11 8899
Dr Batras - 1800 11 6767
GlaxoSmithKline - 1800 22 8797
Johnson & Johnson - 1800 22 8111
Kaya Skin Clinic - 1800 22 5292
LifeCell - 1800 44 5323
Manmar Technologies - 1800 33 4420
Pfizer - 1800 442 442
Roche Accu-Chek - 1800 11 45 46
Rudraksha - 1800 21 4708
Varilux Lenses - 1800 44 8383
VLCC - 1800 33 1262

AMP Sanmar -1800 44 2200
Aviva - 1800 33 2244
Bajaj Allianz - 1800 22 5858
Chola MS General Insurance - 1800 44 5544
HDFC Standard Life - 1800 227 227
LIC - 1800 33 4433
Max New York Life - 1800 33 5577
Royal Sundaram - 1800 33 8899
SBI Life Insurance - 1800 22 9090
Hotel Reservations

GRT Grand -1800 44 5500
InterContinental Hotels Group - 1800 111 000
Marriott - 1800 22 0044
Sarovar Park Plaza - 1800 111 222
Taj Holidays - 1800 111 825

Asian Sky Shop -1800 22 1800
Jaipan Teleshoppe - 1800 11 5225
Tele Brands - 1800 11 8000
VMI Teleshopping - 1800 447 777
WWS Teleshopping - 1800 220 777

Domino's Pizza -1800 111 123

Cell Phones

BenQ -1800 22 08 08
Bird CellPhones - 1800 11 7700
Motorola MotoAssist - 1800 11 1211
Nokia - 3030 3838
Sony Ericsson - 3901 1111


Saturday, August 01, 2009

Plastic water bottles can cause cancer

How to avoid:

Check on the bottom of the bottle there is a triangle sign and there will be a number on it.
If the number is higher than or equal to 5 --> then this bottle is safe to use.

Whatever number under 5 will release the chemical. For most bottle water, the number is 1.

Did you know chemical released by plastic water bottles can cause cancer (It is not the water that affecting you but the chemical releasing from the bottle)

Do not heat food in the microwave using plastic containers or plastic wraps, especially foods that contain fat.
Combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body... Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. The chemical dioxin causes cancer, especially breast cancer. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this also releases dioxins from the plastic.



Sunday, May 10, 2009

What is breast cancer

Breast cancer often presents itself as a hard, painless lump in one breast. Although breast cancer is rare under the age of thirty and very uncommon before the age of forty, the disease must at least be considered in any woman with a persistent breast lump.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Harry S. Anchan's Kerala and Music Web Site

I stumbled upon this very unique website at:

This site showcases the awesome scenery of Kerala and an exhaustive collection/listing of music, hard to find tunes in addition to a plethora of other resources. Many good still photographs and scenery videos of the "God's Own Land" - better known as the State of Kerala (India) are showcased in this website. Numerous Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Sri Lankan Baila, Sanskrit, Scottish & Irish, and MOSTLY RARE (Billboard-charted and many uncharted) Rock and Pop tunes from the 50's to the 90's are available here.

>>>  Harry S. Anchan's Kerala and Music Web Site

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vaporised Waste: The fuel of the future?!!

Could vaporising waste provide a solution to two of humanity's biggest environmental problems? Companies around the world are trying to turn household waste into clean energy. An article in the New Scientist by Phil McKenna is optimistic about Gasification as a promising solution.

Gasification of waste materials yields more energy per volume of trash than incineration. Gasification, and its cousin plasma gasification, involves heating waste to a high temperature inside a sealed chamber. It produces syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

The report says that the syngas can be converted to ethanol and synthetic diesel at costs that can compete with petroleum-based equivalents.

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Waste gasification needs more light and less heat

Eco-fuel from rubbish

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Free Plastic Surgery

If you know anyone who has met with a fire accident or people who are born with problems/disabilities in jointed ear, nose and mouth, Please note they can avail free plastic surgery by Kodaikanal Pasam Hospital (Tamil Nadu)…from March 23rd to 4th April - 2009 by German Doctors.

Every thing is Free. Contact no 045420240668, 240668, 245732...    please forward this info........No harm in forwarding...some person will be benefited some where............

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nokia to Enter Laptop Business !

Nokia is planning to enter the laptop business, its chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo said in an interview to Finnish national broadcaster YLE. "We are looking very actively also at this opportunity," Kallasvuo said, when asked whether Nokia plans to make laptops. Last week, Acer launched eight mobile phone models following the same moves by competitors Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo. While strong profit margins in the smart-phone industry attract PC brands, the attraction of the low-margin computer industry is less obvious.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Sri Lankan cricketers injured in terror attack at Lahore, Pakistan

Today, masked terrorists loaded with gun attacked the bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team to the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Five cricketers, including Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan captain, and his deputy Kumar Sangakkara, received minor injuries. The attack also left six security men and two civilians dead.

The Lankan president who is in Nepal had cut short his Nepal visit as a result of this incident.

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The Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters today that unless Pakistan completely dismantles the terrorism infrastructure on its territory, incidents like the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore would continue to take place. 

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While the Bangladesh cricket authorities expressed sadness over the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on Tuesday but hoped that Pakistan would still go ahead with their limited overs tour of the country.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Hoax e-mail asking to send your e-mail ID and password to avoid loosing your account!

There is a Hoax e-mail in circulation with a subject head " VERIFY YOUR ONLINE MAIL ACCOUNT NOW TO AVOID CLOSE!!! " asking the recipients to send your e-mail ID and password to avoid loosing your e-mail account. It is a bogus message. Never respond to such e-mails and never disclose or divulge your details in return. Keep it in mind that reputed service providers will NEVER ask you for such account details through an e-mail!
A copy of the e-mail is given below fro reference:

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From: SLTNet Webmail Upgrade <>
Date: Jan 25, 2009 11:02 PM

Dear  SLTNet  Webmail Account User,
You are advice to verify your account details below to enable us upgrade your account. E.G Your Mail ID, Password, Date Of Birth etc.
In failure of doing this, you will Automatically lose your Mail Account.
Thanks for using Online Mail Accounts.


Dear SLTNet Webmail Account User,

This message is from SLTNet message center to all online account owners and premium account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused Mail accounts to create more space for new accounts.
To prevent your account from closing, you will have to verify it below before One (1) week from now!

      Mail Account ID:............................................
       Your Birthday:...............................................
      Your Territory:................................................
Warning!!!  Account owner that refuses to update his or her account before One (1) week of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.
The SLTNet Webmail Team 
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What to do if you receive such an e-mail: Do Nothing!....Don't reply with your Mail Account ID and Password.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

New Buttons and Menus for Gmail

The Gmail team at has come up with a yet another improvement in the Web User Interface of Gmail by adding new improved buttons and menus. The new buttons are gradient filled and look like metallic! Also the menus have been improved, especially the 'Labels' menu.