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TOP TEN

With Special thanks to the The Times for their resources and efforts .Here Is


The Top 10 Everything of 2009

TIME charts the highs and lows of the past year in 50 wide-ranging lists

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Top 10 Albums

  1. American Saturday Night by Brad Paisley
  2. Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
  3. Crack the Skye by Mastodon
  4. Revolution by Miranda Lambert
  5. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
  6. Love vs. Money by The-Dream
  7. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt 2 by Raekwon
  8. Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
  9. I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers
  10. The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga

Top 10 Animal Stories

  1. The First Family Gets a Dog
  2. The President Executes a Housefly
  3. Pet-Pig Craze: The Teacup
  4. Jessica Simpson’s Dog Becomes Coyote’s Bitch
  5. Cat Gets Swine Flu
  6. Sheep That Shrink Like Wool Sweaters
  7. Chimp Mauls Woman
  8. Spain Debates a Ban on Bullfighting
  9. Bolivia Bans Circus Animals
  10. Scientists Levitate a Mouse

Top 10 Apologies

  1. A Rambling Apology from a Roving Governor
  2. Err Force One
  3. Apology Not Accepted
  4. A Heckler in the House
  5. He Didn’t Let Her Finish
  6. Serena Williams: My Fault
  7. A Presidential Pardon Me
  8. Who’s the Boss?
  9. California Says It’s Sorry, 150 Years Late
  10. Keep Doing What, Ernie?

Top 10 Art Exhibitions

  1. Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective
  2. William Kentridge: Five Themes
  3. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice
  4. Cy Twombly: The Natural World, Selected Works 2000-2007
  5. Yinka Shonibare MBE
  6. James Ensor
  7. Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons
  8. Kandinsky
  9. Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction
  10. Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective

Top 10 Awkward Moments

  1. Balloon Boy Spills the Beans
  2. Kanye West Doesn’t Let Taylor Swift Finish
  3. The Beer Summit
  4. Artie Lange Steals Joe Buck’s Show
  5. Mark Sanford’s Mea Culpa
  6. Ryan Seacrest’s Regrettable High Five
  7. Joaquin Phoenix Bombs on Letterman
  8. The Colonel Is in the House
  9. Joe Jackson Works the Red Carpet
  10. Categorizing Caster Semenya

Top 10 Best Business Deals

  1. Berkshire Hathaway–Goldman Sachs
  2. JPMorgan Chase and the Deals It Didn’t Do
  3. BB&T-Colonial
  4. Berkshire Hathaway–Burlington Northern
  5. Ford’s $23.6 Billion Loan Grab
  6. BlackRock–Barclays Global Investors
  7. HP-EDS
  8. Google-AdMob
  9. Time Warner Spins Off Cable and AOL
  10. Mead Johnson Nutrition

Top 10 Breakups

  1. Silvio Berlusconi and Veronica Lario
  2. Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston
  3. Lou Dobbs and CNN
  4. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson
  5. Mel and Robyn Gibson
  6. Jon and Kate Gosselin
  7. Michael Phelps and Kellogg Co.
  8. Oasis
  9. Harry and Pepper, the San Francisco Zoo’s Gay Penguins
  10. Rihanna and Chris Brown

Top 10 Buzzwords

  1. Sexting
  2. Public Option
  3. Autotune
  4. Wise Latina
  5. Death Panel
  6. Birther
  7. Opposite Marriage
  8. Summer of Death
  9. Beer Summit
  10. Green Shoots

Top 10 Children’s Books

  1. Duck Rabbit by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
  2. Guess Again by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Adam Rex
  3. Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth by Diane deGroat and Shelley Rotner
  4. Crow Call by Lois Lowry; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
  5. Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems
  6. Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman
  7. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
  8. Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox, illustrated by Joe Mathieu
  9. The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket; illustrated by Carson Ellis; music (accompanying CD) by Nathaniel Stookey
  10. The Snow Day by Komako Sakai

Top 10 Crime Stories

  1. Finding Jaycee Dugard
  2. The Cleveland Serial Rapist-Killer
  3. The Craigslist Killer
  4. The Headscarf Martyr
  5. The Mystery of the Dead Census Worker
  6. Murdering the Abortionist
  7. The Tacoma Massacre
  8. The Annie Le Murder
  9. The Deaths of Byrd and Melanie Billings
  10. The Return of the Pishtacos

Top 10 Editorial Cartoons

  1. ‘Save the Women and Children … and My Bonus Too’
  2. The Watchful Eye of Twitter
  3. ‘Now Stand Aside, Worthy — Aw, Just Get Outta the Way’
  4. Downsizing in Detroit
  5. ‘We Only Provided a Target’
  6. Eight Was Enough
  7. ‘Now This Is It’
  8. Auditioning for the Supremes
  9. Public Option No. 1
  10. The Boy in the Fiscal Bubble

Top 10 Facebook Stories

  1. The Site that Ate the Internet
  2. FarmVille
  3. Twitter Fail
  4. Getting the Last Laugh
  5. Rewriting Your Rights
  6. Facebook: Read the Book, See the Movie
  7. Michael Jackson vs. Barack Obama
  8. Breast Practices
  9. Unfriend (Verb)
  10. Gatecrash-Gate

Top 10 Fashion Faux Pas

  1. Stars: They’re Not Like Us
  2. Drew’s Do
  3. Cate’s Blanket
  4. Lady Gaga Tries Normal
  5. Scaling Up
  6. Royal Mess
  7. Never Mind the Bullocks
  8. Gray Anatomy
  9. Kilting Me Softly
  10. Stone Cold

Top 10 Fashion Moments

  1. Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Gown
  2. In a Downturn, High-End Denim
  3. Gaga for Lady Gaga
  4. Shortsgate
  5. It’s the ’80s Again, Ladies
  6. Mad Men‘s Off-Air Influence
  7. Respect for the Hat
  8. Madge’s Party Attire
  9. Sanity Returns to Shoes
  10. Goth Ninja

Top 10 Feuds

  1. Gates vs. Crowley
  2. Gosselin vs. Gosselin
  3. Cramer vs. Stewart
  4. Palin vs. Johnston
  5. Lewis vs. Thain
  6. Obama vs. Fox News
  7. Walmart vs. Amazon vs. Target
  8. Venezuela vs. Colombia
  9. Greenberg vs. AIG
  10. Olbermann vs. O’Reilly

Top 10 Fiction Books

  1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  2. The Financial Lives of the Poets by Jess Walter
  3. Swimming by Nicola Keegan
  4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  5. Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
  6. Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
  7. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
  8. Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell
  9. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  10. The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell

Top 10 Fleeting Celebrities

  1. Octomom
  2. Susan Boyle
  3. Miss California
  4. Orly Taitz
  5. Dr. Conrad Murray
  6. Stephanie Birkitt
  7. The White House Gate Crashers
  8. John Yettaw
  9. Tiger Woods’ Alleged Mistress
  10. Edgar (Patient Zero) Hernandez

Top 10 Gadgets

  1. Motorola Droid
  2. The Nook
  3. Dyson Air Multiplier
  4. iPhone 3GS
  5. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  6. Dell Adamo XPS
  7. FinePix Real 3D W1
  8. Casio G-Shock GW7900B-1
  9. Beats Solo by Dr. Dre
  10. Panasonic G10 Series Plasma HDTVs

Top 10 Green Ideas

  1. U.N. Climate-Change Summit
  2. Cap-and-Trade Debate in Washington
  3. Stricter Auto Fuel-Efficiency Standards
  4. General Motors Goes Bankrupt
  5. EPA to Regulate CO2
  6. Biofuels Aren’t That Green
  7. Factory Farming and Swine Flu
  8. Obama’s Green Cabinet
  9. China’s Green Stimulus
  10. Nissan’s All-Electric Leaf

Top 10 Heroes

  1. Captain Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger
  2. Neda Agha-Soltan
  3. Mike Perham
  4. Captain Richard Phillips
  5. Kimberley Munley and Mark Todd
  6. Ally Jacobs and Lisa Campbell
  7. Tan Zuoren
  8. Leonard Abess
  9. Sultan Munadi
  10. Muelmar Magallanes

Top 10 iPhone Apps

  1. Tweetie 2
  2. Yelp
  3. Slacker
  4. FlightTrack Pro
  5. Mint
  6. SlingPlayer Mobile
  7. The Small Chair (McSweeney’s)
  8. RunKeeper
  9. Photoshop.com Mobile
  10. Locavore

Top 10 Late-Night Jokes

  1. Dave’s Dirty Laundry
  2. The Daily Show’s CNBC Takedown
  3. Conan Gets a Mayor’s Attention
  4. Why Sarah Palin Is No Letterman Fan
  5. The White House Gets Less Funny
  6. Jon Stewart: How Not to Do Interviews
  7. Glenn Beck: Too Wacky Even for Colbert
  8. Disgraced Politician Watch
  9. Don’t Ask, Don’t Take Seriously
  10. Overdosing on Tweets

Top 10 Magazine Covers

  1. New York, Feb. 22
  2. The New Yorker, June 1
  3. Texas Monthly, March
  4. W, October
  5. Tar, Spring-Summer
  6. The New Yorker, Nov. 2
  7. The Advocate, June 7
  8. New York, Oct. 4
  9. Interview, November
  10. Vogue Australia, September

Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs

  1. New Mammography Guidelines
  2. AIDS Vaccine
  3. Funding Ban Lifted on Stem-Cell Research
  4. H1N1 Vaccine
  5. Stem-Cell-Created Mice
  6. Prostate-Cancer Screening
  7. New Research on Autism
  8. New Drug for Osteoporosis
  9. New Alzheimer’s Genes
  10. Brown Fat in Adults

Top 10 Movie Performances

  1. 1. Mo’nique as Mary Jones in Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire
  2. 2. Carey Mulligan as Jenny in An Education
  3. 3. Saoirse Ronan as Susie Salmon in The Lovely Bones
  4. 4. Meryl Streep as Julia Child in Julie & Julia
  5. 5. Marion Cotillard as Luisa Contini in Nine
  6. 1. Colin Firth as George in A Single Man
  7. 2. Jeremy Renner as Staff Sergeant William James in The Hurt Locker
  8. 3. George Clooney as Ryan Bingham in Up in the Air
  9. 4. Christoph Waltz as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds
  10. 5. Michael Jackson as Michael Jackson in Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Top 10 Movies

  1. The Princess and the Frog
  2. Up
  3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  4. The Hurt Locker
  5. Up in the Air
  6. The White Ribbon
  7. A Single Man
  8. Of Time and the City
  9. District 9
  10. Thirst

Top 10 New Species

  1. Ratzilla
  2. Teeny T. Rex
  3. Glow-in-the-Dark ‘Shrooms
  4. Land of the Pink Iguana?
  5. The World’s Biggest Snake
  6. The World’s Weirdest Fish
  7. New Spiders from New Guinea
  8. Frog Bonanza in Madagascar
  9. A Dinosaur Named Zac
  10. Himalayan Hoard

Top 10 News Stories

  1. America’s Economic Crisis: Now for the Non-Recovery
  2. Afghanistan: Can the U.S. Avoid a Quagmire?
  3. Iran’s Tumultuous Election and Its Aftermath
  4. The Divisive Debate Over Health Care Reform
  5. Massacre at Fort Hood: The New Face of Terrorism?
  6. The Death of Michael Jackson
  7. Pakistan: On the Verge of a Breakdown
  8. Mexico’s Bloody Drug War
  9. H1N1: That’s Swine Flu to You
  10. The End of Sri Lanka’s Cataclysmic Civil War

Top 10 Nonfiction Books

  1. The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
  2. D-Day by Antony Beevor
  3. Lit by Mary Karr
  4. Changing My Mind by Zadie Smith
  5. The Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed
  6. Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna
  7. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon
  8. Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
  9. Cooking Dirty by Jason Sheehan
  10. John Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey

Top 10 Oddball News Stories

  1. Sweden Burns Bunnies for Fuel
  2. ‘Cello Scrotum’ as Mythical Ailment
  3. Going in the Sky
  4. Rage Against the Musical Torture
  5. Fugitive Doll
  6. High Hombres
  7. Catering to Criminals
  8. Science Is for the Birds
  9. No More Naked Hiking
  10. Not Exactly Twins

Top 10 Pariahs

  1. Ponzi Schemer
  2. Octomom
  3. Balloon Boy’s Dad
  4. The Whipping Boy of Wall Street
  5. Rihanna’s Ex-Boyfriend
  6. Reality TV’s Newly Single Dad
  7. Lockerbie Convict Released
  8. From Governor to Wannabe Reality Contestant
  9. Hollywood’s Most Famous Former Fugitive
  10. Soccer’s Ponytail Yanker

Top 10 Pictures of the Year

  1. Historic Moment
  2. Vigilant
  3. Farewell
  4. Tears
  5. Miraculous
  6. Armed and Dangerous
  7. Iran Explodes
  8. Gaza Digs Out
  9. Parched
  10. Summer Break

Top 10 Plays and Musicals

  1. Ruined
  2. A Steady Rain
  3. The Norman Conquests
  4. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
  5. Ragtime
  6. Mary Stuart
  7. Finian’s Rainbow
  8. Hamlet
  9. Fela!
  10. After Miss Julie

Top 10 Political Gaffes

  1. Joe Biden’s Swine Flu Hysteria
  2. Barack Obama’s Bowling Blooper
  3. Joe Wilson’s Unwanted Outburst
  4. Hillary Clinton Gets Lost in Translation
  5. Michael Steele’s Abortion Aberration
  6. Larry Summers’ White House Sleepover
  7. Barack Obama Opens the Floodgates
  8. Joe Biden’s Stimulus Stumble
  9. Sarah Palin’s Coin Conspiracy
  10. Michelle Obama’s Buckingham Brush with Etiquette

Top 10 Quotes

  1. Holding Back
  2. Obama’s Grim Reapers?
  3. No Retreads
  4. Red Peril Redux
  5. The King’s Epitaph
  6. Let Them Eat Tiramisu
  7. Bill Who?
  8. Late Show Confessional
  9. The Silent Scream
  10. Schemer’s Remorse?

Top 10 Religion Stories

  1. Secularism or Bust
  2. What Reformation?
  3. Keeping the Faith-Based
  4. Faith Healing Turns Fatal
  5. Going to the Chapel
  6. Dr. Dobson Has Left the Building
  7. Obama’s Notre Dame Touchdown
  8. Americans Go Church Shopping
  9. Banning the Baha’i
  10. Religious Runaway

Top 10 Scandals

  1. The Love Guv
  2. Expensive MPs
  3. Et Tu, Letterman?
  4. The Family Way
  5. Ensign and the Assignations
  6. Balloon Boy
  7. Tiger or Lyin’ Cheetah?
  8. Missing Minneapolis
  9. ACORN Falls
  10. Love Hurts

Top 10 Scientific Discoveries

  1. Our Oldest Ancestor, “Ardi”
  2. The Human Epigenome, Decoded
  3. Gene Therapy Cures Color Blindness
  4. A Robot Performs Science
  5. Breeding Tuna on Land
  6. Water on the Moon
  7. The Fundamental Lemma, Solved
  8. Teleportation!
  9. The Large Hadron Collider, Revived
  10. A New Planet (or Brown Dwarf?) Discovered

Top 10 Songs

  1. “My Life Would Suck Without You” by Kelly Clarkson
  2. “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear
  3. “No Line on the Horizon” by U2
  4. “The Fear” by Lily Allen
  5. “Crown on the Ground” by Sleigh Bells
  6. (Tie) “Stillness Is the Move” by Dirty Projectors and also Solange
  7. “White Liar” by Miranda Lambert
  8. “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” by Jay-Z
  9. “Sabali” by Amadou and Mariam
  10. “Mad World” by Adam Lambert

Top 10 Sports Moments

  1. Another Wimbledon Winner
  2. Golf for the Ages
  3. Lightning Bolts, Take Two
  4. Perfect Catch Saves a Perfect Game
  5. Phenomenal Filly
  6. Tiptoe to a Title-Winning Touchdown
  7. Rio’s Olympic Win Is Chicago’s Loss
  8. Reynolds to the Rescue
  9. Hockey’s Dream Series
  10. Barcelona’s Big Triple

Top 10 T-Shirt-Worthy Slogans

  1. Kanye West
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Silvio Berlusconi
  4. Alex Rodriguez
  5. General Stanley McChyrstal
  6. Kate Moss
  7. Tabby Cat
  8. President Obama
  9. Lloyd Blankfein
  10. Ernie Anastos

Top 10 TV Ads

  1. Evian Roller Babies
  2. Hulu
  3. Coca-Cola
  4. Careerbuilder.com
  5. Prius
  6. American Express
  7. Travelers Insurance
  8. Budweiser Bud Light
  9. Shelter.org.uk
  10. General Motors Re:invent

Top 10 TV Episodes

  1. The Office, “Stress Relief”
  2. Glee, “Pilot”
  3. Big Love, “Come, Ye Saints”
  4. Dollhouse, “Briar Rose”
  5. Nurse Jackie, “Tiny Bubbles”
  6. 30 Rock, “Apollo, Apollo”
  7. Mad Men, “My Old Kentucky Home”
  8. Party Down, “Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen”
  9. Breaking Bad, “Phoenix”
  10. Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Table Read”

Top 10 TV Series

  1. Mad Men
  2. Modern Family
  3. Breaking Bad
  4. Big Love
  5. Battlestar Galactica
  6. Lost
  7. Friday Night Lights
  8. Glee
  9. Sons of Anarchy
  10. (Tie) The Office / Parks and Recreation

Top 10 Tweets

  1. Ashton Kutcher
  2. Neil Patrick Harris
  3. Iran
  4. Oprah
  5. Shaquille O’Neal
  6. Larry Johnson
  7. Tracy Morgan
  8. Pete Hoekstra
  9. Cory Booker
  10. Miley Cyrus

Top 10 Underreported Stories

  1. Continuing Segregation Is Hurting U.S. Competitiveness
  2. Nigerian Blood for Oil
  3. The Maoist Insurgency in India
  4. America: Barring Foreign Brains?
  5. Ethnic Unrest in Iran
  6. The Deadlier Flu Virus: When Pigs Fly
  7. Obama Allows Faith-Based ‘Discrimination’
  8. Who Owns the Mekong?
  9. Oops! U.S. Nuclear Secrets Are Posted Online
  10. Experimenting with Children

Top 10 Untruths

  1. Death Panels
  2. Balloon Boy
  3. Hiking the Appalachian Trail
  4. The Birther Movement
  5. Recovery.gov Is a Little Buggy
  6. Shepard Fairey Loses Hope
  7. Sizing Up the Tea Party
  8. Fake Flu-Fighting Products
  9. Staying Alive
  10. Latvia Is Bored

Top 10 Video Games

  1. Modern Warfare 2
  2. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  3. DJ Hero
  4. Borderlands
  5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  6. Geo-Defense Swarm
  7. Scribblenauts
  8. Halo 3: ODST
  9. Assassin’s Creed 2
  10. Uncharted 2

Top 10 Viral Videos

  1. Susan Boyle
  2. Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson’s Wedding
  3. David After Dentist
  4. All the Single Babies
  5. Slate V: The All-Star Celebrity Rant
  6. Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version
  7. United Breaks Guitars
  8. The Longest Way 1.0 — One Year Walk–Beard Grow Time Lapse
  9. Deadline: Post-It Stop-Motion
  10. Flutter

Top 10 Worst Biz Deals

  1. Stuyvesant Town
  2. Huntsman Corp.
  3. Chrysler’s Bailout
  4. Tribune’s Tribulations
  5. Clear Channel Lowers the Volume
  6. MySpace Loses Face
  7. Citi Sells Phibro
  8. Dubai’s Bankers
  9. CityCenter
  10. Iceland and Ireland Lenders

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Hey friends !!

I watched the movie  ‘AVATAR’.

For me it was gr8 disappointment. The new technology used was best of its kind. picturisation and graphics were excellently superlatively superb.

But the story was poor , and there was nothing new about it.

secondly , will we be needing the minerals so desperately in the future that we will invade the other comets/planets.

will the gravitational force on that particular comet/planet affect our body in same way as it affects the resident of that place; so in a way it should also make us dull and leazy , even if we use some masks for breathing. 

will we be so naive and uncivilized in the future to invade the other comets/planets even after experiencing the drastically damging effects of the global warming.

these and many questions i asked to myself after watching this movie. and wasn’t able to come to a conclusion that what this film is about and what its trying to tell us.

 was it about te basic human nature (food and shelter) OR Human’s power over the use of technology OR was it Human arrogance toward other less intelligent species.

 I do not know if my thoughts are even right about the movie or i have just failed to understand the concept.

 I am confused  about this movie my friends.

 Bye for Now !

3 idiots

Dear friends,

Last night i went to watch Rajkumar Hirani directed movie ‘3 idiots’  which is adopted from Chetan Bhagat’s famous book ‘5 point someone , what not to do at IIT’ . Before seeing the movie I was in doubt whether the movie will do justice to the book or not.

But Boy O Boy ! The movie is very brilliantly made on the same concept with some really original ideas as in book. and thats what it make movie seeable again and again.

Definitely Rajkumar Hirani has talent for story telling that he has proven yet again. and actors performed very superbly.

The film is full of fun and wit .

I enjoyed watching it immensely.

It gives us the same message that we hear or see great peoples give.which is ” DO NOT BE SERIOUS , BE SINCERE “.

  • Earliest known precise celestial calculations: Aryabhata, an Indian Mathematician (c. 500AD) accurately calculated celestial constants like earth’s rotation per solar orbit, days per solar orbit, days per lunar orbit.
  • Astronomical time spans: Apart from the peoples of the Mayan civilization, the ancient Hindus appear to be the only people who even thought beyond a few thousand years. Hindu scriptures refer to time scales that vary from ordinary earth day and night to the day and night of the Brahma that are a few billion earth years long.
  • Theory of creation of the universe: A 9th century Hindu scripture, The Mahapurana by Jinasena claims that the world is uncreated, as time itself is, without beginning and end. And it is based on principles.
  • Earth goes round the sun: Aryabhata, it so happens, was apparently quite sceptical of the widely held doctrines about eclipses and also about the belief that the Sun goes round the Earth. As early as the sixth century, he talked of the diurnal motion of the earth and the appearance of the Sun going round it.
  • Binary System of number representation: A Mathematician named Pingala (c. 100BC) developed a system of binary enumeration convertible to decimal numerals. He described the system in his book called Chandahshaastra. The system he described is quite similar to that of Leibnitz, who was born in the 17th century.
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  • Earliest and only known Modern Language: Panini (c 400BC), in his Astadhyayi, gave formal production rules and definitions to describe Sanskrit grammar. Starting with about 1700 fundamental elements, like nouns, verbs, vowels and consonents, he put them into classes. The construction of sentences, compound nouns etc. was explained as ordered rules operating on underlying fundamental structures.
  • Invention of Zero: Although ancient Babylonians were known to have used what is often called “place holders” to distinguish between numbers like 809 and 89, they were nothing more than blank spaces or at times two wedge shapes like”. The first notions of zero as a number and its uses have been found in ancient Mathematical treatise from India.
  • The word “Algorithm”: Al-Khwarizmi’s work, De numero indorum (Concerning the Hindu Art of Reckoning), was based presumably on an Arabic translation of Brahmagupta where he gave a full account of the Hindu numerals which was the first to expound the system with its digits 0,1,2,3,…,9 and decimal place value which was a fairly recent arrival from India. The new notation came to be known as that of al-Khwarizmi, or more carelessly, algorismi; ultimately the scheme of numeration making use of the Hindu numerals came to be called simply algorism or algorithm, a word that, originally derived from the name al-Khwarizmi.
  • Representing Large numbers: Mathematicians in India invented the base ten system in ancient times. But research did not stop there. The practice of representing large numbers also evolved in ancient India. notion of representing large numbers as powers of 10, one that was invented in India, turned out to be extremely handy

Please read it thoroughly and try to understand its whole meaning.

।। प्रार्थना ।।
नमस्ते सदा वत्सले मातृभूमे
त्वया हिन्दुभूमे सुखं वर्धितोहम् ।
महामङ्गले पुण्यभूमे त्वदर्थे
पतत्वेष कायो नमस्ते नमस्ते ।।१।।

प्रभो शक्तिमन् हिन्दुराष्ट्राङ्गभूता
इमे सादरं त्वां नमामो वयम्
त्वदीयाय कार्याय बध्दा कटीयं
शुभामाशिषं देहि तत्पूर्तये ।
अजय्यां च विश्वस्य देहीश शक्तिं
सुशीलं जगद्येन नम्रं भवेत्
श्रुतं चैव यत्कण्टकाकीर्ण मार्गं
स्वयं स्वीकृतं नः सुगं कारयेत् ।।२।।

समुत्कर्षनिःश्रेयस्यैकमुग्रं
परं साधनं नाम वीरव्रतम्
तदन्तः स्फुरत्वक्षया ध्येयनिष्ठा
हृदन्तः प्रजागर्तु तीव्रानिशम् ।
विजेत्री च नः संहता कार्यशक्तिर्
विधायास्य धर्मस्य संरक्षणम् ।
परं वैभवं नेतुमेतत् स्वराष्ट्रं
समर्था भवत्वाशिषा ते भृशम् ।।३।।
भारत माता की जय ।।

Meaning Of The RSS Prarthana (Prayer) – In Shri Guruji’s (Madhav Sadashiv Golvalkar’s) words

Forever I bow to thee, O Loving Motherland! O Motherland of us Hindus, Thou hast brought me up in happiness. May my life, O great and blessed Holy Land, be laid down in Thy Cause. I bow to Thee again and again.

We the children of the Hindu Nation bow to Thee in reverence, O Almighty God. We have girded up our loins to carry on Thy work. Give us Thy holy blessings for its fulfillment. O Lord! Grant us such might as no power on earth can ever challenge, such purity of character as would command the respect of the whole world and such knowledge as would make easy the thorny path that we have voluntarily chosen.

May we be inspired with the spirit of stern heroism, that is sole and ultimate means of attaining the highest spiritual bliss with the greatest temporal prosperity. May intense and everlasting devotion to our ideal ever enthuse our hearts. May our victorious organised power of action, by Thy Grace, be wholly capable of protecting our dharma and leading this nation of ours to the highest pinnacle of glory.
।। भारत माता की जय ।।

प्रार्थनेचा अर्थ
हे वत्सल मातृभूमे, मी तुला सदैव नमस्कार करतो. हे हिन्दुभूमे, तू माझे सुखाने पालनपोषण केलेले आहेस. हे महामंगलमयी पुण्यभूमे, तुझ्यासाठी माझा हा देह समर्पण होवो. मी तुला पुनःपुन्हा वंदन करतो.

हे सर्व शक्तिमान परमेश्वरा, हिंदुराष्ट्राचे आम्ही पुत्र तुला सादर प्रणाम करतो. तुझ्याच कार्यासाठी आम्ही कटिबध्द झालो आहोत. त्या कार्याच्या पूर्ततेसाठी आम्हाला तू शुभाशीर्वाद दे. हे प्रभू, आम्हाला अशी शक्ती दे की, जिला आव्हान देण्याचे धैर्य जगातील अन्य कुणा शक्तीला व्हावयाचे नाही. असे शुध्द चारित्र्य दे की, ज्या चारित्र्यामुळे संपूर्ण विश्व नतमस्तक होईल आणि असे ज्ञान दे की, ज्यामुळे आम्ही स्वतः होऊन पत्करलेला हा काट्याकुट्यांनी भरलेला मार्ग सुगम होईल.

उच्च असे आध्यात्मिक सुख आणि महानतम अशी ऐहिक समृध्दी प्राप्त करण्याचे एकमेव श्रेष्ठतम असे साधन असलेली उग्र अशी वीरव्रताची भावना आमच्यात सदैव उत्स्फूर्त होत राहो. तीव्र आणि अखंड अशी ध्येयनिष्ठा आमच्या अंतःकरणात सदैव जागती राहो. तुझ्या कृपेने आमची ही विजयशालिनी संघटीत कार्यशक्ती आमच्या धर्माचे संरक्षण करून या राष्ट्राला वैभवाच्या उच्चतम शिखरावर पोहोचविण्यास समर्थ होवो.

।। भारत माता की जय ।।

एकात्मता स्तोत्रम्‌
ॐ नमः सच्चिदानंदरूपाय परमात्मने
ज्योतिर्मयस्वरूपाय विश्वमांगल्यमूर्तये॥१॥

प्रकृतिः पंचभूतानि ग्रहलोकस्वरास्तथा
दिशः कालश्च सर्वेषां सदा कुर्वंतु मंगलम्‌॥२॥

रत्नाकराधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम्‌
ब्रह्मराजर्षिरत्नाढ्याम् वन्दे भारतमातरम्‌ ॥३॥

महेंद्रो मलयः सह्यो देवतात्मा हिमालयः
ध्येयो रैवतको विन्ध्यो गिरिश्चारावलिस्तथा ॥४॥

गंगा सरस्वती सिंधु ब्रह्मपुत्राश्च गंदकी
कावेरी यमुना रेवा कृष्णा गोदा महानदी ॥५॥

अयोध्या मथुरा माया काशी कांची अवंतिका
वैशाली द्वारका ध्येया पुरी तक्शशिला गया ॥६॥

प्रयागः पाटलीपुत्रं विजयानगरं महत्‌
इंद्रप्रस्थं सोमनाथस्तथामृतसरः प्रियम्‌॥७॥

चतुर्वेदाः पुराणानि सर्वोपनिषदस्तथा
रामायणं भारतं च गीता षड्दर्शनानि च ॥८॥

जैनागमास्त्रिपिटकः गुरुग्रन्थः सतां गिरः
एष ज्ञाननिधिः श्रेष्ठः श्रद्धेयो हृदि सर्वदा॥९॥

अरुन्धत्यनसूय च सावित्री जानकी सती
द्रौपदी कन्नगे गार्गी मीरा दुर्गावती तथा ॥१०॥

लक्ष्मी अहल्या चन्नम्मा रुद्रमाम्बा सुविक्रमा
निवेदिता सारदा च प्रणम्य मातृ देवताः ॥११॥

श्री रामो भरतः कृष्णो भीष्मो धर्मस्तथार्जुनः
मार्कंडेयो हरिश्चन्द्र प्रह्लादो नारदो ध्रुवः ॥१२॥

हनुमान्‌ जनको व्यासो वसिष्ठश्च शुको बलिः
दधीचि विश्वकर्माणौ पृथु वाल्मीकि भार्गवः ॥१३॥

भगीरथश्चैकलव्यो मनुर्धन्वन्तरिस्तथा
शिबिश्च रन्तिदेवश्च पुराणोद्गीतकीर्तयः ॥१४॥

बुद्ध जिनेन्द्र गोरक्शः पाणिनिश्च पतंजलिः
शंकरो मध्व निंबार्कौ श्री रामानुज वल्लभौ ॥१५॥

झूलेलालोथ चैतन्यः तिरुवल्लुवरस्तथा
नायन्मारालवाराश्च कंबश्च बसवेश्वरः ॥१६॥

देवलो रविदासश्च कबीरो गुरु नानकः
नरसी तुलसीदासो दशमेषो दृढव्रतः ॥१७॥

श्रीमच्छङ्करदेवश्च बंधू सायन माधवौ
ज्ञानेश्वरस्तुकाराम रामदासः पुरन्दरः ॥१८॥

बिरसा सहजानन्दो रमानन्दस्तथा महान्‌
वितरन्तु सदैवैते दैवीं षड्गुणसंपदम्‌ ॥१९॥

रविवर्मा भातखंडे भाग्यचन्द्रः स भोपतिः
कलावंतश्च विख्याताः स्मरणीया निरंतरम्‌ ॥२०॥

भरतर्षिः कालिदासः श्रीभोजो जनकस्तथा
सूरदासस्त्यागराजो रसखानश्च सत्कविः ॥२१॥

अगस्त्यः कंबु कौन्डिण्यौ राजेन्द्रश्चोल वंशजः
अशोकः पुश्य मित्रश्च खारवेलः सुनीतिमान्‌ ॥२२॥

चाणक्य चन्द्रगुप्तौ च विक्रमः शालिवाहनः
समुद्रगुप्तः श्रीहर्षः शैलेंद्रो बप्परावलः ॥२३॥

लाचिद्भास्कर वर्मा च यशोधर्मा च हूणजित्‌
श्रीकृष्णदेवरायश्च ललितादित्य उद्बलः ॥२४॥

मुसुनूरिनायकौ तौ प्रतापः शिव भूपतिः
रणजितसिंह इत्येते वीरा विख्यात विक्रमाः ॥२५॥

वैज्ञानिकाश्च कपिलः कणादः शुश्रुतस्तथा
चरको भास्कराचार्यो वराहमिहिर सुधीः ॥२६॥

नागार्जुन भरद्वाज आर्यभट्टो वसुर्बुधः
ध्येयो वेंकट रामश्च विज्ञा रामानुजायः ॥२७॥

रामकृष्णो दयानंदो रवींद्रो राममोहनः
रामतीर्थोऽरविंदश्च विवेकानंद उद्यशः ॥२८॥

दादाभाई गोपबंधुः टिळको गांधी रादृताः
रमणो मालवीयश्च श्री सुब्रमण्य भारती ॥२९॥

सुभाषः प्रणवानंदः क्रांतिवीरो विनायकः
ठक्करो भीमरावश्च फुले नारायणो गुरुः ॥३०॥

संघशक्ति प्रणेतारौ केशवो माधवस्तथा
स्मरणीय सदैवैते नवचैतन्यदायकाः ॥३१॥

अनुक्ता ये भक्ताः प्रभुचरण संसक्तहृदयाः
अविज्ञाता वीरा अधिसमरमुद्ध्वस्तरि पवः
समाजोद्धर्तारः सुहितकर विज्ञान निपुणाः
नमस्तेभ्यो भूयात्सकल सुजनेभ्यः प्रतिदिनम्‌ ॥ ३२॥

इदमेकात्मता स्तोत्रं श्रद्धया यः सदा पठेत्‌
स राष्ट्रधर्म निष्ठावानखंडं भारतं स्मरेत्‌ ॥३३॥

ekaatmataa stotram.h

AUM namaH sachchidaana.ndaruupaaya paramaatmane
jyotirmayasvaruupaaya vishvamaa.ngalyamuurtaye 1

prakR^itiH pa.nchabhuutaani grahalokasvaraastathaa
dishaH kaalashcha sarveshhaa.n sadaa kurva.ntu ma.ngalam.h 2

ratnaakaraadhautapadaa.n himaalayakiriiTiniim.h
brahmaraajarshhiratnaaDhyaam vande bhaaratamaataram.h 3

mahe.ndro malayaH sahyo devataatmaa himaalayaH
dhyeyo raivatako vindhyo girishchaaraavalistathaa 4

ga.ngaa sarasvatii si.ndhu brahmaputraashcha ga.ndakii
kaaverii yamunaa revaa kR^ishhNaa godaa mahaanadii 5

ayodhyaa mathuraa maayaa kaashii kaa.nchii ava.ntikaa
vaishaalii dwaarakaa dhyeyaa purii takshashilaa gayaa 6

prayaagaH paaTaliiputra.n vijayaanagaraM mahat.h
i.ndraprastha.n somanaathastathaamR^itasaraH priyam.h 7

chaturvedaaH puraaNaani sarvopaniShadastathaa
raamaayaNaM bhaarata.n cha giitaa ShaDdarshanaani cha 8

jainaagamaastripiTakaH gurugranthaH sataa.n giraH
eshha GYaananidhiH shreShThaH shraddheyo hR^idi sarvadaa 9

arundhatyanasuuya cha saavitrii jaanakii satii
draupadii kannagee gaargii miiraa durgaavatii tathaa 10

laxmii ahalyaa channammaa rudramaambaa suvikramaa
niveditaa saaradaa cha praNamya maatR^i devataaH 11

shrii raamo bharataH kR^ishhNo bhiishhmo dharmastathaarjunaH
maarka.nDeyo harishchandra prahlaado naarado dhruvaH 12

hanumaan.h janako vyaaso vasishhThashcha shuko baliH
dadhiichi vishvakarmaaNau pR^ithu vaalmiiki bhaargavaH 13

bhagiirathashchaikalavyo manurdhanvantaristathaa
shibishcha rantidevashcha puraaNodgiitakiirtayaH 14

buddha jinendra gorakshaH paaNinishcha pata.njaliH
sha.nkaro madhva niMbaarkau shrii raamaanuja vallabhau 15

jhuulelaalotha chaitanyaH tiruvalluvarastathaa
naayanmaaraalavaaraashcha kaMbashcha basaveshvaraH 16

devalo ravidaasashcha kabiiro guru naanakaH
narasii tulasiidaaso dashameshho dR^iDhavrataH 17

shriimachchhaN^karadevashcha ba.ndhuu saayana maadhavau
GYaaneshwarastukaaraama raamadaasaH purandaraH 18

birasaa sahajaanando ramaanandastathaa mahaan.h
vitarantu sadaivaite daivii.n ShaDguNasaMpadam.h 19

ravivarmaa bhaatakha.nDe bhaagyachandraH sa bhoopatiH
kalaava.ntashcha vikhyaataaH smaraNiiyaa nira.ntaram.h 20

bharatarshhiH kaalidaasaH shriibhojo janakastathaa
suuradaasastyaagaraajo rasakhaanashcha satkaviH 21

agastyaH kaMbu kaunDiNyau raajendrashchola va.nshajaH
ashokaH pushya mitrashcha khaaravelaH suniitimaan.h 22

chaaNakya chandraguptau cha vikramaH shaalivaahanaH
samudraguptaH shriiharshhaH shaile.ndro bapparaavalaH 23

laachidbhaaskara varmaa cha yashodharmaa cha huuNajit.h
shriikR^ishhNadevaraayashcha lalitaaditya udbalaH 24

musunuurinaayakau tau prataapaH shiva bhuupatiH
raNajitasi.nha ityete viiraa vikhyaata vikramaaH 25

vaiGYaaanikaashcha kapilaH kaNaadaH shushrutastathaa
charako bhaaskaraachaaryo varaahamihira sudhiiH 26

naagaarjuna bharadwaaja aaryabhaTTo vasurbudhaH
dhyeyo ve.nkaTa raamashcha viGYaa raamaanujaayaH 27

raamakR^ishhNo dayaana.ndo ravii.ndro raamamohanaH
raamatiirtho.aravi.ndashcha vivekaana.nda udyashaH 28

daadaabhaa_ii gopaba.ndhuH TiLako gaa.ndhii raadR^itaaH
ramaNo maalaviiyashcha shrii subramaNya bhaaratii 29

subhaashhaH praNavaana.ndaH kraa.ntiviiro vinaayakaH
Thakkaro bhiimaraavashcha phule naaraayaNo guruH 30

sa.nghashakti praNetaarau keshavo maadhavastathaa
smaraNiiya sadaivaite navachaitanyadaayakaaH 31

anuktaa ye bhaktaaH prabhucharaNa sa.nsaktahR^idayaaH
aviGYaataa viiraa adhisamaramuddhvastari pavaH
samaajoddhartaaraH suhitakara viGYaana nipuNaaH
namastebhyo bhuuyaatsakala sujanebhyaH pratidinam.h 32

idamekaatmataa stotra.n shraddhayaa yaH sadaa paThet.h
sa raashhTradharma nishhThaavaanakha.nDaM bhaarata.n smaret.h 33

यं वैदिका मन्त्रदृशः पुराणाः इन्द्रं यमं मातरिश्वा नमाहुः।
वेदान्तिनो निर्वचनीयमेकम् यं ब्रह्म शब्देन विनिर्दिशन्ति॥

शैवायमीशं शिव इत्यवोचन् यं वैष्णवा विष्णुरिति स्तुवन्ति।
बुद्धस्तथार्हन् इति बौद्ध जैनाः सत् श्री अकालेति च सिख्ख सन्तः॥

शास्तेति केचित् कतिचित् कुमारः स्वामीति मातेति पितेति भक्त्या।
यं प्रार्थन्यन्ते जगदीशितारम् स एक एव प्रभुरद्वितीयः॥

English Transliteration:
yaṁ vaidikā mantradṛśaḥ purāṇāḥ indraṁ yamaṁ mātariśvā namāhuḥ |
edāntino nirvacanīyamekam yaṁ brahma śabdena vinirdiśanti ||

śaivāyamīśaṁ śiva ityavocan yaṁ vaiṣṇavā viṣṇuriti stuvanti |
buddhastathārhan iti bauddha jaināḥ sat śrī akāleti ca sikhkha santaḥ ||

śāsteti kecit katicit kumāraḥ svāmīti māteti piteti bhaktyā |
yaṁ prārthanyante jagadīśitāram sa eka eva prabhuradvitīyaḥ ||

Meaning:
Whom (Yam) the Vaidika Mantradrashah (those who have understood the Vedas and to whom the mantras were revealed), the Puranas (stories and history of ancient times) and other sacred scrip­tures call: Indram (Indra, the God of Gods), Yamam (Yama, the eternal timeless God) and Mātariśvā (present everywhere like air). Whom the Vedāntins (those who follow the philosophy of Vedānta), indicate by the word Brahma as the One (ekam) which cannot be described or explained (Nirvachaniya).

Whom the Śaivas call (Avochan) the Omnipotent (Yamisham) Śiva and Vaishnavas praise (stuvanti) as Vishnu, the Buddhists and Jains (Baudhajainaha) respectively call as Buddha and Arhant (without any end), whom the Sikh sages (Sikh-santaha) call Sat Śrī Akāl (the timeless Truth).

Some (kecit) call Whom as Śāstā, others (katicit) Kumāra, some call It Swāmī (Lord of the Universe and protector of all), some Mātā (divine mother) or Pitā (father). To whom they offer prayers, It (Sa) is the same and the only One (Eka Eva), without a second (advitiyah

                       *********FESTIVALS IN MAHARASHTRA************

                                  The Maharashtrians are a hearty, festive people. The love for celebration is deeply ingrained in their culture and it finds expression through the various occasions on the Maharashtrian calendar. There is festivity all round the year and people cherish the good times with music, dance and delectable food.

Nag Panchami
         
In Hindu mythology, the cobra has a special significance and the earth, it is believed, rests on the head of ‘Shesha’ – the thousand-hooded cobra. Snake worship is an important ritual of the Maharashtrians, and on the festival of Nag Panchami, clay icons of cobras are venerated in homes. People offer sweets and milk to the snake deity and the day is celebrated with folk dances and songs, especially in the countryside. Snake charmers carry cobras in baskets and collect offerings from the public in the streets. A small village near Sangli, Battis Shirale, is famous for its snake catchers, and people throng the streets to watch the thrilling performances of expert snake charmers.

Narali Pournima

The full moon day of the month of Shravan is celebrated with characteristic fervor in different parts of Maharashtra and is known variously as Narali Pournima, Shravani Pournima, Rakhi Pournima or Raksha Bandhan. ‘Naral’ means ‘coconut’, and Narali Pournmia is thus called because offerings of coconuts are made by people to the sea-god on this day. Narali Pournima also marks the advent of the new fishing season and fishermen appease the sea-god before sailing out in their gaily-decorated boats. The festival is a day of singing and dancing.

Raksha Bandhan is also observed on this day. Sisters tie ‘rakhis’ or beautifully decorated threads on their brothers’ wrists. The ritual renews the bond of affection between siblings and signifies the brother’s responsibility of protecting his sister all her life.

Gokul Ashtami

The birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated on Gokul Ashtami or Janmashtami. Most devotees fast till midnight and when the birth of Lord Krishna is announced, they eat a festive preparation of rice, butter, yogurt, puris and potatoes. This meal, according to Hindu mythology, was relished by Lord Krishna and his playmates in Gokul. Another fun-filled ritual performed on this day is dahi-handi – clay pots filled with curd, puffed rice and milk are strung high up above the streets and groups of enthusiastic young men (and even women) form human pyramids to reach these and break them open, the way Lord Krishna and his friends would, after sneaking into the houses of gopis (milkmaids) to steal and eat butter.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesh, the patron deity of Maharashtra, is the God of wisdom. Come August, preparations to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi – the auspicious day when Lord Ganesh was born – begin with great enthusiasm all over the state. The 11-day festival begins with the installation of beautifully sculpted Ganesh idols in homes and mandaps (large tents), colorfully decorated, depicting religious themes or current events. The Ganesh idols are worshipped with families and friends. Many cultural events are organized and people participate in them with keen interest. After ten exciting days comes the time to bid farewell to the beloved God. People take Ganesh idols in procession to the accompaniment of music and dance for immersion in the sea or nearby river or lake. Emotions run high as people chant ‘Ganpati bappa moraya, pudhachya varshi lavkar ya’ (Oh Lord Ganesh, please come back soon next year).

Gudhi Padwa

‘Gudhi’ – the bamboo staff with a colored silk cloth and a garlanded goblet atop – symbolizes victory or achievement. Maharashtrians erect gudhis on Padwa, the first day of the Hindu new year. People welcome the new year with gudhi worship and distribute prasad comprising tender neem leaves, gram-pulse and jaggery. Gudhi Padwa heralds the advent of a prosperous new year and is considered as a shubh muhurat – one of the most auspicious days – by Hindus.

Pola

The harvest festival is celebrated by farmers all over Maharashtra. On this day bullocks, which are an integral part of the agricultural chores and consequently the village economy, are honored. They are bathed, colorfully decorated and taken out in processions across the village, accompanied by the music of drumbeats and lezhim (a musical instrument made of a wooden rod and an iron chain full of metallic pieces). Pola brings out an important facet of Hindu culture, which does not look upon cattle as mere beasts of burden, but treats them with dignity and gratitude.

Dussehra

According to the great Hindu epic Ramayan, Dussehra is the day on which Lord Ram killed Ravan, the evil king of Lanka. It is considered as a shubh-muharat – a very auspicious day – to start a new venture. It is a symbol of the victory of good over evil. People decorate the entrances of their homes with torans, flower studded strings, and worship the tools of trade, vehicles, machinery, weapons and even books. As the evening falls, the villagers cross the border, a ritual known as Simollanghan, and worship the Shami tree. The leaves of the Apta tree are collected and exchanged among friends and relatives as gold.

Diwali

Diwali or Deepawali means a row of lights. The most beautiful of all Indian festivals, Diwali is a celebration of lights. Streets are illuminated with rows of clay lamps and homes are decorated with rangoli (colored powder designs) and aakash kandils (decorative lanterns of different shapes and sizes). People rise at dawn, massage their bodies and hair with scented oil and take a holy bath. Diwali is celebrated with new clothes, spectacular firecrackers and a variety of sweets in the company of family and friends.

Dhanatrayodashi; Narakchaturdashi, Amavasya (Laxmi poojan), Balipratipada and Yamadvitiya (Bhaubeej) are the five days which comprise Diwali, and each day has a peculiar religious significance. This joyous celebration is, on the whole, symbolic of dispelling the darkness of misery and bringing the light of prosperity and happiness into human life.

Makar Sankrant

Sankrant means the passing of the sun from one Zodiac sign to the other. People exchange greeting and good wishes on this day, which marks the Sun’s passage from the Tropic of Dhanu (Sagittarius) to Makar (Capricon). Sweet and crunchy ladoos made of sesame and jaggery are the favorite treats.

Holi

Each year, after a successful winter harvest, people get ready to welcome the spring with Holi – the festival of colors. Holis or bonfires are lit in the night and people gather to worship the fire-god, who is believed to burn away all evil. On the next day, people of all ages come outside and playfully drench each other with colored water. Brightly colored powders are applied on faces, and there is plenty of music, dance and sweets to fill the rest of the day. The exuberant display of colors symbolizes the advent of a colorful and prosperous spring season.

Well, after seeing a beautiful girl, every guy is haunted by the same question-How to impress this girl? Till the time he doesn’t know the way out, the task appears really demanding. To reveal the truth, the art of impressing girls has the simple fact, that girls are not impressed by fake things. Most guys are likely to act smart or be like someone else just to impress girls, yet they never succeed with this policy. The solution to this question is to be original so as to impress your girl. Read further to get acquainted with some tips for impressing girls.

  • Good work starts with good hygiene. Usually guys are careless about personal hygiene but girls are really watchful about this. So, be well-groomed and wear clean clothes to attract your girl.
  • Have a good attitude because girls don’t like guys who flaunt. Be modest and don’t attempt to impress everyone. Guys, slightly inclined towards good humor, are liked by girls.
  • Show respect towards everyone and give them their space; this will fetch your respect from them too. Especially with girls, showing respect works even better.
  • Have healthy conversations and don’t speak too much before girls. Speak in moderation; the other person should not feel that you’re not interested and also don’t speak in excess so that he/she doesn’t get time to speak.
  • Prefer talking on topics of common interest. Girls don’t like guys who talk about themselves only. Show interest in her speech. Ask her about her interests like hobbies, favorite books, music, etc. If she starts asking you about yours, speak briefly and again focus on her interests.
  • Try to flirt. If you both make an eye contact, just pass a smile. Perhaps she will get blushed or start looking away, but don’t react. Remember you don’t have to stare her down. If she likes you, she will definitely give glances.
  • Always respect her opinion and ideas, and don’t criticize her. Give her compliments and never talk anything disgraceful to her friends.
  • Be romantic, but not in excess. If you’ve been dating for a month, you can attempt a romantic gesture. For example, hold her hand while looking in her eyes or get down on your knees to bow her.
  • Start speaking with her casually. If you don’t know the girl, start friendly conversation. Ask for the time, and praise her watch.
  • Make an effort to get her attention to your plus points and away from negative points, remember to be original.
  • Don’t tell her straightaway that you like her. Ask her out. If she refuses, don’t take any tensions. You can change the style and say ‘Oh! Actually we friends are planning to go on a dinner; I thought that you might like to join us”.
  • Don’t get stick to her. Give her some time and like this, you’ll definitely get her attention.

Habits of successful people….

 

1. They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.

 

2. They find a lesson while others only see a problem.

 

3. They are solution focused.

 

4. They consciously and methodically create their own success, while others hope success will  find them.

5. They are fearful like everyone else, but they are not controlled or limited by fear.

6. They ask the right questions – the ones which put them in a productive, creative, positive mindset and emotional state.

 

7. They rarely complain (waste of energy). All complaining does is put the complainer in a negative and unproductive state.

 

8. They don’t blame (what’s the point?). They take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes (or lack thereof).

 

9. While they are not necessarily more talented than the majority, they always find a way to maximize their potential.They get more out of themselves. They use what they have more effectively.

10. They are busy, productive and proactive. While most are laying on the couch, planning, over-thinking, sitting on their hands and generally going around in circles, they are out there getting the job done.

11. They align themselves with like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team. They create win-win relationships.

12. They are ambitious; they want amazing – and why shouldn’t they? They consciously  Choose to live their best life rather than spending it on auto-pilot.

13. They have clarity and certainty about what they want (and don’t want) for their life.They actually visualize and plan their best reality while others are merely spectators of life.

14. They innovate rather than imitate.

15. They don’t procrastinate and they don’t spend their life waiting for the ‘right time’.

16. They are life-long learners. They constantly work at educating themselves, either  formally (academically), informally (watching, listening, asking, reading, student of  life) or experientially (doing, trying)… or all three.

17. They are glass half full people – while still being practical and down-to-earth. They  have an ability to find the good.

18. They consistently do what they need to do, irrespective of how they are feeling on a  given day. They don’t spend their life stopping and starting.

19. They take calculated risks – financial, emotional, professional, psychological.

20. They deal with problems and challenges quickly and effectively, they don’t put their  head in the sand.  They face their challenges and use them to improve themselves.

21. They don’t believe in, or wait for fate, destiny, chance or luck to determine or shape  their future. They believe in, and are committed to actively and consciously creating their own best life.

22. While many people are reactive, they are proactive. They take action before they have  to.

23. They are more effective than most at managing their emotions. They feel like we all do but they are not slaves to their emotions.

24. They are good communicators and they consciously work at it.

25. They have a plan for their life and they work methodically at turning that plan into a reality. Their life is not a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes.

26. Their desire to be exceptional means that they typically do things that most won’t. They become exceptional by choice. We’re all faced with live-shaping decisionsalmost daily. Successful people make the decisions that most won’t and don’t.

27. While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs,  successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

28. They have identified their core values (what is important to them) and they do their best to live a life which is reflective of those values.

29. They have balance. While they may be financially successful, they know that the  terms money and success are not interchangeable. They understand that people who are successful on a financial level only, are not successful at all. Unfortunately we live in a society which teaches that money equals success. Like many other things,  money is a tool. It’s certainly not a bad thing but ultimately, it’s just another  resource. Unfortunately, too many people worship it.

30. They understand the importance of discipline and self-control. They are strong. They are happy to take the road less traveled.

31. They are secure. They do not derive their sense of worth of self from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

32. They are generous and kind. They take pleasure in helping others achieve.

33. They are humble and they are happy to admit mistakes and to apologies. They are confident in their ability, but not arrogant. They are happy to learn from others. They are happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

34. They are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

        35. They keep themselves in shape physically, not to be mistaken with training for   the Olympics or being obsessed with their body. They understand the importance of being hysically well. They are not all about looks, they are more concerned with  function and health. Their body is not who they are, it’s where they live.

36. They have a big engine. They work hard and are not lazy.

37. They are resilient. When most would throw in the towel, they’re just warming up.

38. They are open to, and more likely to act upon, feedback.

39. They don’t hang out with toxic people.

40. They don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

41. They are happy to swim against the tide, to do what most won’t. They are not people  pleasers and they don’t need constant approval.

42. They are more comfortable with their own company than most.

43. They set higher standards for themselves (a choice we can all make), which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

44. They don’t rationalize failure. While many are talking about their age, their sore back,  their lack of time, their poor genetics, their ‘bad luck’, their nasty boss and their lack of opportunities (all good reasons to fail), they are finding a way to succeed despite all their challenges.

45. They have an off switch. They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life  and to have fun.

46. Their career is not their identity, it’s their job. It’s not who they are, it’s what they do.

47. They are more interested in effective than they are in easy. While the majority look  for the quickest, easiest way (the shortcut), they look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

 

48. They finish what they start. While so many spend their life starting things that they  never finish, successful people get the job done – even when the excitement and the novelty have worn off. Even when it isn’t fun.

49. They are multi-dimensional, amazing, wonderful complex creatures (as we all are). They realize that not only are they physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. They consciously work at being healthy and  productive on all levels.

50. They practice what they preach. They don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

So there you have it, your days of reading self-help books are done!

Okay, maybe not. I may have missed a few. Feel free to add a habit or two of your own to the list.

This list I found on Internet, I just copy-pasted it. I thank the originator.