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Hi dear ones,

I was reading a book on body language and how to interpret the gestures.

I am Indian,  and i find that the book mainly deals with the gestures in European or mostly from english speaking countries.

And the result can be seen in those countries or looking at people of those countries.

Now India or for that matter eastern countries evolved differently and gestures and behaviour of people and their reaction is very different from what is written .

though the authors  say that cultural differences can make things difficult in interpretation of the gestures, I still feel that study should be done on these countries also as eastern countries are playing major role in international platform on almost every sector.

Also, there is no doubt about it that the books on body language give altogether a different and somewhat confident approach to deal with people.

And thats the most important things of all to communicate with our fellow human beings.

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hi dear ones,

i have titled this blog as international affairs 1 as if this is part of a long series of blogs but its not so or it can be so depending upon mu persuasion.

If i voice my opinion on some national or international issues/affairs in my blog then why should it be problem for my readers.

instead of telling me to stop voicing the issues , will it not be more healthy to argue with me positively or discuss the issue with me ?

contradiction is good but it must yield positive results and should be for good and advantageous for all involved.

i welcome all to opine on my blogs.

Hi dear ones,

Since past 4-5 months i was not able to post any new blog.

why?

Because my id was blocked due to use of someones copyrighted material i used (foto) in my blog.

Now my problem is : how do i know which is good and which is bad for my blog.

generally this is what i do :

i chose a topic for blog, write about it and then to illustrate my point i search for relating photos,images or pictures.

now while picking something on such errand i stumbled upon this copyrighted pic and hence was not allowed to post anything until the matter was solved.

now it is solved and i will post again.

HI DEAR ONES,

We Indians Like to speak endlessly about Films, Cricket and Politics.

Right from the time of independence India is facing trouble from its neighboring states like Pakistan(most of the times), China(worst)  and Bangladesh.

But we have made Kashmir, the issue of international level and we are used to raise the attention to this issue as if we dont have any other issues relating to borders.

Bangladesh is also a menace to India because its a constant source of illegal migrants into India.

Its a historical truth that whenever there is dense population of Muslims in any area that particular area or region becomes the source of the illegal and anti-national activities.

And its not true only for INDIA but its applicable to any country populating Muslim.


But Pakistan and Bangladesh are not real threats to India because in many ways they are similar to India and indian rituals because of common history and common ancestry.

The real threat to INDIA is from China.


China is a mean and very aggressive country with very dangerous ambitions. China has unethically occupied Tibet and sent the spiritual leader TheDalai Lama into exile. Also China illegally captured the soil of INDIA at border .

China is continuously using double standards for the nationals of INDIA.

China claims Indian states Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura as its part and this is a whitest LIE. But China treat the people of these states as Non-Indians and issues different VISAs for people of those states.

Also China is helping Extremist groups of these areas and other states  of India by supplying them MONEY and GUNS, AMMUNITION and Artillery.

This causing political unrest and instability in Many Indian states as these extremist groups are attacking ordinary people .

So in view of these things it is very Important for India and Indian Government to not neglect the ‘absolutely threatening and mean China’.

If INDIA continues to neglect increasing power and influence of China in bordering areas and its abetting to extremist groups then India will again face the horror of partition .

And History will laugh at INDIA for its foolish act and serious negligence of protecting her children and its sovereignty.

hi dear ones,

Corruption as a source of Employment !!

Corruption is as old as the system itself.

Corruption started as help then as favor and then exchange and now its a business and more than that its a source of employment to many of its practitioners.

Government offices are the main source of the Corruption then come Public and social sector and then Private sector.

now Let me make myself very clear that i am not in favor of corruption or want to encourage corruption , I just want to put a different view.

Corruption in any form is BAD !!!

With ever increasing population its not possible to give employment to every educated and eligible person.

so these persons find sources of income through back doors of the system where ‘money’ is the key.

people who are discouraged by the inefficiency and arrogance of the clerks/ officers and time consuming delays in the process of red tape use these back doors through these commission agents for faster work.

So in many departments there are people who have made friends with the officials and have made it their full time employment to help people or assist people  via this ‘friendly channel’.

This help/assistance which charge some more money than necessary is known as CORRUPTION.

Now if people are getting help by spending some extra money and saving their time in queues in front of offices as well as agents earning some money is not wrong.

This is Corruption (so called) as a source of employment.

hi dear ones,

Its The most celebrated and desired season in India.

Yes, Its Rainy Season !!!!

Who doesnt like rain? I think from Kids to Oldies everybody love rain.

There is a story that tells the importance of  Rain.

Once a King asked how much is 27- 9 = ?

as expected all answered 18 !!!

But only King’s wisest of the Minister answered “0” (ZERO). Everybody laughed but King, he asked the minister HOW?

Wise Minister said ” O King, there are three seasons Summer, Winter and Rainy. Every season has 9 Nakshatra so in total there are 9.

If you minus Nine Nakshtra of rainy season from total 27 you will have chaos everywhere, no crops, no drinking water, no food.

Considering this I gave you my Answer 27 – 9 = 0.

So thats how important rain is for all of us.

Here are some happy faces.

Now that we are all wet and happy what is that we need most?

And

hi dear ones,

The World’s 5 Most Wanted Criminals

5

Matteo Messina Denaro

The world’s most famous organized crime network remains powerful and arguably its most formidable fugitive member is Denaro, who is also known as “Diabolic.” The Italian mafia’s playboy, Denaro is known for living a fast lifestyle, driving Porches and fancying Rolex watches. He is believed to be taking over the mafia’s operations in the fallout surrounding the capture of long time Cosa Nostra leaders, most notably Bernardo Provenzano, who Italian authorities finally grabbed in 2006. Denaro played an important role in a Cosa Nostra campaign in 1993 involving deadly bomb attacks to force the government to stop its mafia crackdown.

4

Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar

India’s most wanted man heads D-Company, an organized crime group based in Mumbai. This son of a policeman reputedly oversees a criminal empire involved in all sorts of international activity, including drug trafficking, counterfeiting, weapons smuggling and murder. Ibrahim is suspected of having organized the 1993 Bombay Blasts that killed 257 people and wounded 713.

He is believed to have associated with Al Qaeda. The U.S. has declared him a global terrorist and the United Nations has attempted to freeze his assets. Though the Pakistani government denies it, the 52-year-old Ibrahim is probably in Pakistan. He is believed to have close links to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency and travels on passports from India, Yemen, Pakistan. There are rumors that he has had plastic surgery to alter his appearance.

3

Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov

Originally from Uzbekistan, Tokhtakhounov is the face of the modern Russian mob, especially since Semion Mogilevich was detained earlier this year. Tokhtakhounov is known as “Taiwanchik” for his Asian features. The U.S. government calls him a “major figure in international Eurasian Organized Crime” who has been involved in “drug distribution, illegal arms sales and trafficking in stolen vehicles.”

He is suspected of fixing everything from beauty pageants to Olympic events in Utah. In 2002, the U.S. government indicted him for bribing Olympic figure skating judges to favor the French team, robbing Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of gold medals in the pairs competition. The U.S. tried to get him after he was arrested in Italy, but the Italians eventually freed Tokhtakhounov, who has since disappeared and is probably in Russia.

2

Joaquin Guzman

Mexico’s most powerful drug trafficker has taken over the drug racket once dominated by Colombians like Pablo Escobar. Guzman, known as el Chapo, or shorty, heads the Sinaloa Cartel, specializing in importing cocaine from Colombia and smuggling it into the U.S., often through elaborate tunnels. Ruthless and determined, Guzman has lorded over a bloody power struggle in Mexico over transport corridors to the U.S. that have left thousands dead.

After the Mexican courts ruled he could be extradited to the U.S. in 2001, Guzman escaped from prison in a laundry truck. Since then he has evaded close encounters with the Mexican military. The U.S. government has indicted Guzman and placed a $5 million bounty on this fugitive

1

Osama Bin Laden

The most wanted man in the world is believed to be hiding in Pakistan, perhaps in the Waziristan region. U.S. President George W. Bush has said Bin Laden is wanted dead or alive. But for six years, Bin Laden has been able to evade the largest manhunt in international history by sticking to the unruly tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanista n border.

Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, is the world’s biggest terrorist. He has been indicted in federal court in New York for the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed more than 200 people. Bin Laden has also been charged for conspiring to kill Americans outside the U.S. He has claimed responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. that killed 3,000 people, including both Americans and foreign nationals. The State Department has put a $25 million reward on his head. The Saudi-born Bin Laden is probably 51 years old.

FIND THEM & KILL THEM FOR GOOD

hi dear ones,

Strange Uses of Coca Cola

Just when you thought you knew everything.. ..
1. In many states the highway patrol carries two gallons of Coke in the trunk to remove blood from the highway after a car accident.
2. You can put a T-bone steak in a bowl of coke and it will be gone in two days.
3. To clean a toilet: Pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl… Let the “real thing” sit for one hour, then flush clean.
4. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous China.
5. To remove rust spots from chrome car bumpers: Rub the bumper with a crumpled-up piece of Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil dipped in Coca-Cola.
6. To clean corrosion from car battery terminals: Pour a can of Coca-Cola over the terminals to bubble away corrosion.
7. To loosen a rusted bolt: Applying a cloth soaked in Coca-Cola to the rusted bolt for several minutes.
8. To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of coke into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen grease stains. It will also clean road haze from your windshield.

9. The active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid. Its pH is 2.8. It will dissolve a nail in about 4 days.
10. To carry Coca-Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly Corrosive materials.
11. The distributors of Coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years.

Coca Cola India

hi dear ones,

in these days one must take care of one’s skin naturally.

how?

like this…………..

NATURAL SKIN CARE

Your skin care treatment for your skin problems lies in your kitchen. Use natural skin care treatment and remedies. Why waste money on skin care products. They actually harm your skin.

Almond Oil

Almond oil is good for dryness of the skin and for removing scars of old pimples. Ground the outer cover of 3-5 almonds in with water and apply over the face daily.

Apples

Apply or drink juice of pineapple for body and facial pains.

Apply juice of green apples for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammations.

Apricots

Apply fresh juice of apricots on face good for sunburn, itching, and eczema.

Bengal Gram Flour

Apply a paste of Bengal Gram flour with yogurt for the treatment of pimples and other skin allergies.

Apply green gram flour mixed in water or glycerine for improving complexion.

Cucumber

Apply cucumber juice or grated cucumber or cucumber juice mixed with juices of carrot, lettuce or alfalfa over the face for skin eruptions.

Drumsticks

Apply a paste of ground drumstick pods and leaves with fresh lime juice for the treatment of pimples, black spots and blackheads.

Fenugreek

Apply a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves in water over the face every night and washed with warm water in the morning for preventing pimples, blackheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

Apply a decoction on the face, made by boiling 1 tsp fenugreek seeds in 1 liter water for a few of minutes for preventing pimples, blackheads, dryness, and wrinkles.

Garlic

Rub raw garlic on the face for persistent pimples. The pimples will disappear without scars with repeated applications.

Mix 3-4 raw, skinned garlic, finely cut garlic with puffed rice, and swallow with water to clear skin infections quickly.

Groundnut Oil

Mix 1 tsp groundnut oil with 1 tsp fresh lime juice to prevent formation of blackheads and pimples .

Honey

Apply honey (1 tsp) mixed with water for all skin blemishes. This will turn your skin glowing.

Apply honey mixed with milk, yogurt, and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions for fair complexion and lovely skin.

Lime Juice

Apply fresh lime juice mixed to a glass of boiled milk as a face wash for pimples blackheads, and cracked skin.

Mangoes

Boil mangoes leaves and skin in water and apply for skin infection.

Mint

Apply fresh mint juice over the face every night for the treatment of pimples, insect stings, eczema, scabies, & other skin infections.

Neem Leaves

Swallow 10 fresh ground neem leaves with water to clear the skin.

Chew fresh neem leaves and then swallow with water to remove bad odor from the mouth.

Orange

Apply a paste of ground orange peel (dried) with water for acne/pimples.

Papaya or Paw Paw

Apply and drink the juice of raw papaya including the skin and seed for treatment of swelling pimples, acne, or any abnormal growth of the skin. It also removes whiteheads, boils, and spots.

Rub raw or ripe papaya on your face to get a smooth and glowing skin.

Pineapples

Apply or drink juice of pineapple for body and facial pains.

For removing fine wrinkles, rub the core of pineapple for a few minutes and leave for 15 minutes

Apply juice of pineapples for fine wrinkles, cracked skin, itching and inflammations.

Pomegranate

Make a paste of roasted & powdered pomegranate skin with fresh lime juice and apply over boils, pimple, blackheads and whiteheads.

Potatoes

Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, whiteheads , etc.

Radish

Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads.

Apply grated white radish or its juice for fairer complexion.

Rice

Apply a paste of rice powder with water as a poultice for soothing bleeding pimples and skin inflammations.

Sesame Seeds

Apply a paste of ground sesame seeds with water as poultice for inflammation of the skin due to allergies, skin rashes, and pimples.

Tomatoes

Apply red tomatoes pulp on your face for treatment of pimples for 1 hour, then wash thoroughly.

Turmeric

Apply a paste of turmeric powder with pineapple juice for dark circles under the eyes.

Apply a paste of turmeric powder with gram flour or whole wheat flour for minor skin blemishes.

Apply a paste of turmeric powder with sugarcane juice to remove wrinkles and to prevent skin ageing.

Wheat Flour

Apply a paste of whole wheat flour with vinegar to remove dark spots.

Yogurt

Apply a paste of yogurt with wheat flour as a cleanser.

hi dear ones,

WHY     108   ?

As per Indian mythology, Indian culture has a very special significance of
number 108. What is this number represent, and why is it so important?

1) In one minute, we breathe in approximately 15 times, in 1 hour 900 times,
and in 12 hours 10800 times, and in a day 10800 * 2 times. A day consists
of 24 hours, and if we set aside half the day for our day to day routines,
then one can spend 12 hours for recitation of one’s idol. Therefore, the
maximmum number of times that one can recite “mantra”, or perform “Jap” are
10800. If one wants to obtain 100% benefit of its jap, then performing
jap 108 times will give you the benefit of 100%. That’s why in a “Mala”,
there are 108 beads. It is written in Vedas, that 1 Jap corresponds to
1 mala (which has 108 beads), therefore performing jap of 108 malas will
result in 100% benefit.

2) Astronomically, there are 27 constillations in our galaxy, and each one them
has 4 directions, and 27 * 4 = 108, In other words the number 108 covers
the whole galaxy.

3) According to Indian scriptures, letter 9 corresponds to Lord Brahma (the
creator of universe). Mathematically, the interesting property of 9 is
9×1 = 9
9 x 2 = 18 (8+1 = 9)
9 * 3 = 27 (7+2 = 9)
9 * 12 = 108 (1+0+8 = 9)
4) In Hindu religion, number 9 is very important. Keeping the importance of
number 9, Rishi Vyas has created 9 Purans, 108 MahaPuran (Upnishads).
Mahabharat has 18 chapters, Geeta has 18 chapters, Bhagavat has 108000
Shloks (verses).

The addition of digits of number 108 is 9, and number 9 is related with
Brahma, that’s why 108 is very important, and came into lot of Indian
scriptures.

5) Indian Vedas, treats the Sun as God, and Sun has 12 signs (Zodiac signs).
In Yajurved, Sun is related with Lord Brahma (the number 9), remember –
12 * 9 = 108; therefore for Gods Prayer, the number 108 is very sacred.

6) According to Indian mythology, there are 4 Yugs
Satyug – consists of 172,800 years (1+7+2+8 = 18 == (1+8 = 9)
TretaYug consists of 1296000 years (1+2+9+6 = 18 = (1+8 = 9)
DwaparYug consists of 864000 years (8+4+6) = 18 = (1+8 = 9)
Kaliyug consists of 432000 years (4+3+2) = 9

Harshad number:
108 is a Harshad number, which is an integer divisible by the sum of its digits (Harshad is from Sanskrit, and means “great joy”)

Desires:
There are said to be 108 earthly desires in mortals.

Lies:
There are said to be 108 lies that humans tell.

Delusions:
There are said to be 108 human delusions or forms of ignorance.

Heart Chakra:
The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.

Sanskrit alphabet:
There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

Pranayama:
If one is able to be so calm in meditation as to have only 108 breaths in a day, enlightenment will come.

Upanishads:
Some say there are 108 Upanishads, texts of the wisdom of the ancient sages.

Sri Yantra:
On the Sri Yantra there are marmas where three lines intersect, and there are 54 such intersections. Each intersections has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti qualities. 54 times 2 equals 108. Thus, there are 108 points that define the Sri Yantra as well as the human body.  The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.
Pentagon: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.

Marmas:
Marmas or marmasthanas are like energy intersections called chakras, except have fewer energy lines converging to form them. There are said to be 108 marmas in the subtle body.

Time: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.

8 extra beads:
In doing a practice of counting the number of repetitions of the mala, 100 are counted as completed. The remaining are said to cover errors or omissions. The 8 are also said to be an offering to God and Guru.

Chemistry:
Interestingly, there are about 115 elements known on the periodic table of the elements. Most of those, around or higher than the number 100 only exist in the laboratory, and some for only thousandths of a second. The number that naturally exist on Earth is around 100.

Astrology:
There are 12 constellations, and 9 arc segments called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions within a whole.

River Ganga :
The sacred River Ganga spans a longitude of 12 degrees (79 to 91), and a latitude of 9 degrees (22 to 31). 12 times 9 equals 108.

Planets and Houses:
In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.

Goddess names:
There are said to be 108 Indian goddess names.

Gopis of Krishna:
In the Krishna tradition, there were said to be 108 gopis or maid servants of Krishna .

1, 0, and 8:
Some say that 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

Sun and Earth:
The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.

Moon and Earth:
The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

Silver and the moon:
In astrology, the metal silver is said to represent the moon. The atomic weight of silver is ?108.

Numerical scale:
The 1 of 108, and the 8 of 108, when added together equals 9, which is the number of the numerical scale, i.e. 1, 2, 3 … 10, etc., where 0 is not a number.

Meditations:
Some say there are 108 styles of meditation.

Breath:
Tantra estimates the average number of breaths per day at 21,600, of which 10,800 are solar energy, and 10,800 are lunar energy. Multiplying 108 by 100 is 10,800. Multiplying 2 x 10,800 equals 21,600.

Paths to God:
Some suggest that there are 108 paths to God.

Smaller divisions:
The number 108 is divided, such as in half, third, quarter, or twelfth, so that some malas have 54, 36, 27, or 9 beads.

Hinduism:
108 is said to refer to the number of Hindu deities. Some say that each of the deities has 108 names.

Islam:
The number 108 is used in Islam to refer to God.

Jain:
In the Jain religion, 108 are the combined virtues of five categories of holy ones, including 12, 8, 36, 25, and 27 virtues respectively.

Sikh:
The Sikh tradition has a mala of 108 knots tied in a string of wool, rather than beads.

Buddhism:
Some Buddhists carve 108 small Buddhas on a walnut for good luck. Some ring a bell 108 times to celebrate a new year. There are said to be 108 virtues to cultivate and 108 defilements to avoid.

Chinese:
The Chinese Buddhists and Taoists use a 108 bead mala, which is called su-chu, and has three dividing beads, so the mala is divided into three parts of 36 each. Chinese astrology says that there are 108 sacred stars.

Stages of the soul:
Said that Atman, the human soul or center goes through 108 stages on the journey.

Meru:
This is a larger bead, not part of the 108. It is not tied in the sequence of the other beads. It is the quiding bead, the one that marks the beginning and end of the mala.

Dance:
There are 108 forms of dance in the Indian traditions.

Praiseworthy souls:
There are 108 qualities of praiseworthy soul

First man in space:
The first manned space flight lasted 108 minutes, and was on April 12, 1961 by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut

Time:
Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.