Keep check on your cholesterol level

Cholesterol is a waxy substance and is important part of every cell of the body. It is produced naturally by the liver. It helps making vitamin D and creation of some hormones, create bile salts which helps in digestion of fats. Actually our own liver produce enough cholesterol for the body but food containing cholesterol creates access of it in the body which becomes dangerous and create many health problems like heart disease. Extra cholesterol can deposit in the arteries and can lead to blocked arteries. If arteries are blocked then blood supply to the heart gets blocked and heart attack occur.

There are two types of cholesterol, one bad cholesterol and second one is good cholesterol. The bad one is known as LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) and good one is known as HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) The bad cholesterol tends to block arteries and good cholesterol helps in cleaning up the bad cholesterol in the arteries.

The main source of cholesterol is meat, eggs, milk, cheese and ice cream etc.

The main cause of high cholesterol can vary from person to person. The main causes are Obesity or over weight, Diet havinf high cholesterol and saturated fats, Heredity, Low physical activity etc.

How to understand the right cholesterol level?
To check cholesterol normally a doctors refers to lipid profile test which shows, LDL, HDL and triglycerides. Triglycerides are also a common type of cholesterol found in diets and blood vessels. In the test if LDL and Triglycerides level are high or HDL level is low then it means you have high risk of heart disease and need to be very cautious and have to control your cholesterol level.

If somebody force you to withdraw money from ATM

Every bank is offering ATM and almost everybody is using it. But what to do if somebody in isolated ATM force you to withdraw money from ATM? Then...
If you are ever forced by thief or someone to take out money from ATM then enter your PIN in reverse order. So if your PIN is 1234 , just enter 4321.

The ATM will give you your money, but will automatically recognize this as a plea for help and will alert the police unknown to the thief.

As per a source this option is in all ATMs but not many people know this. So remember this in future

Motivational Story - The Horse & The Donkey

I got a very motivational story from my friend in my mail, I would like to share it with all of you...

Motivational Story - The Horse & The Donkey:

Once upon a time there were two cart-horses. They worked together for many years, pulling the cart of a peasant. Over the years, they often argued with each other, complaining that the other was not keeping to its side, or was going just a little too quickly or just a little too slow.

One day, one of the two horses suddenly died.

The remaining horse was very upset about this.

It realized that in all the time that they had worked together, it had not once told the other horse how much it valued its company and its faithful help in pulling the cart. Now the chance was gone forever.

The horse also reflected on all the squabbles they had had. It suddenly understood that it need not have taken offence as easily as it had done, that it need not have borne as many grudges, that it could have been less arrogant, in short, it realized that it had wasted all the energy that had been available for friendship and kindness on unworthy and unnecessary thoughts and emotions.

The horse was ashamed and resolved to lead a different life in future. Whoever its new partner was going to be, things were going to be different.

But time passed, and the horse forgot. One day, it caught itself in exactly the same kind of behavior that it had sworn never to engage in again.

The horse could not understand why it had returned to its old ways.

That evening, in the stable, the horse decided to seek out the peasant"s donkey, which had a reputation for wisdom among the animals.

The donkey listened to the horse"s story. Eventually, it replied. "It is good that you have noticed what has happened. If you truly want to change, this is possible; but it will, for a long time, cost you your peace of mind. Are you prepared to accept this?"

The horse replied that it definitely did not want to return to its old ways. Anything was better than that.

So the donkey continued, "There is one very simple, and at the same time very hard thing that you have to do. Remember every day that one day, perhaps today, perhaps many years from now, you will die.

Remember every day that the horse next to you will die.

Remember every day that every other creature you will see, will on day die.

Remember that all animals alive today are part of a wave, which will soon break and be lost on the beach forever, to be followed by a new wave, and another, and another.

No wave is permanent. The only thing that is permanent is the ocean."

There were tears in the horse"s eyes.

The donkey continued, "Only if you remember death will you become strong-willed and alert enough not to postpone love. This is my advice to you, and in following it, perhaps one day you may come to know that which is deathless."

Jana Gana Mana: The national Anthem of India, Video

The National Anthem of India was composed by Sri Ravindra Nath Tagore. Here is a video with English narration..

Here is a video of National Anthem composed by A.R.Rehmaan

15th August: India celebrating Independence Day

Today is Independence Day! India will be celebrating it's 61st Independence day. Independence day is a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the nation's assumption of independent statehood after ceasing to a colony or part of other state. India got Independence from United Kingdom on 15th August 1947 and became a sovereign nation. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was sworn in as first Prime Minister of India by Lord Mountbatten on 15th August 1947. His first famous speech was titled "Tryst with Destiny"...
"At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance..... We end today a period of ill fortune, and India discovers herself again."
Today South Korea will also celebrate its Independence Day (became Independent from Japan in 1945). This day is a National Holiday for Indian's.

The main celebration of Independence day takes place at Red Fort, New Delhi, where Prime Minister of India hoists national Flag and delivers a nationally televised speech from it's ramparts. I wish all the people of India (as well as South Korea) a very Happy Independence Day!

6th Pay Commission approved by Union Cabinet

The long awaited 6th Pay Commission recommendations (Pay Scale) has been approved by Union Cabinet of India. The recommendations of 6th Pay Commission will increase the salary of around 5.4 million Central Government employees. The revised pay scale would be effective from 01-01-2006.

The revised hike will hit Central Budget of FY 09 to the tune of 15,717 crore and Railway Budget by 6,414 crore. The average hike for Central government employees is around 21%.

The Sixth Pay Commission pay hike will be paid in cash in two installments-40% will be paid in FY 2008-2009 and 60% in next financial year.
>>Report of 6th Central Pay Commission>>

>>Summary of main recommendations>>

Can't see small font? Try this to view large fonts

I have learnt a very new trick to view website or blogs having very small fonts. This is very helpful specially for Indic fonts ( Hindi, Malyalam, Telugu, Tamil,Kannad) . Most of the Hindi blogs and sites i have visited have so small fonts that it strain our eyes to read, and people with weak eyesight can hardly read it. To view the site or blog in bigger fonts size, just do the following...Just press and hold Control key (Ctrl) and move mouse wheel (Scroll wheel) to and fro to the monitor to increase or decrease the fonts size. It's really very simple. Try it now... and leave comments whether it's wonderful or not.

Abhinav Bindra, creates history, won individual gold medal in Olympics

Abhinav Bindra, Ace shooter from India has created history by winning gold medal in individual category 10 metre Air Rifle event at Beijing Olympics 2008. He is the first ever to won gold medal in individual category. Bindra scored 700.5 points in the final. It has been a special day for India as it was a dream which Abhinav Bindra turned into reality.

Indian President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh, BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, Sports minister M. S. Gill, IOA president Suresh Kalmadi and several other leaders have congratulated Abhinav for making the country proud. Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Vilasrao Deshmukh has announced a cash award of Rs. 10 lacks for Abhinav. Haryana weightlifting Federation will give him rewards worth Rs. 1 crore. he will also receive lifetime railway pass from Indian Railways. MP Government will give him Rs. 5 Lacks as reward. All Indians are proud of this feat of Abhinav and wishes a good career ahead. A salute to the Hero of India...who made India proud.

Large Hadron Collider Machine: Will earth finish?

10,000 scientist have been working since 14 years on a project. Around 6 billion dollars have been spent to experiment the model of the origin of earth. Scientist have made a machine 'Large Hadron Collider' which is going to start on 10th September. This machine will create a micro black hole and if black holes get loose then it may consume our planet earth from within and eventually moving on to destroy the solar system. On 10th September the machine will start... and if something goes wrong...our earth may finish.

As per news channel in India 7 cases have been filed to stop this experiment for the safety of the earth.

European Organization of Nuclear Research (CERN) has built LHC (Large Hadron Collider) which was started in 1995 and lies at the border of France and Switzerland near Geneva. It will become world's largest and highest energy particle accelerator. LHC is being funded and built by the help of 10,000 scientists, physicist from 34 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories of the world.

When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and "missing links" in the Standard Model of physics and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass. The verification of the existence of the Higgs boson would be a significant step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which seeks to unify three of the four known fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force, leaving out only gravity. The Higgs boson may also help to explain why gravitation is so weak compared to the other three forces. In addition to the Higgs boson, other theorized novel particles that might be produced, and for which searches are planned, include strangelets, micro black holes, magnetic monopoles and supersymmetric particles.

There will be one of the greatest test of a kind....there are several safety issues yet to be answered... let's wait and watch.
Source: Wikipidia

Breastfeeding saves your child from heart disease

It is a well known fact that mothers milk is always good for a child. A new study conducted in London university shows that it also protect the child from developing heart disease. As per new study Child who breastfeed till 6 months from birth have lower cholesterol when they become adults. They also have less risk of disease due to blockage in arteries. According to Dr Oven, researcher in London University, the blood cholesterol level in future depends on the breastfeeding in the beginning. Dr. Oven and his associates conducted research on 17000 people in Britain and found that people who had breastfeed had lower cholesterol than those who had been fed by other than mothers milk. Breastfeeding also saves mothers from developing breast cancer. Dr. Oven advice every mother to breastfeed their infants which also helps to control obesity.

Samsung's new touch screen mobile F480 launched in India

Samsung which is a multinational brand and is also a famous brand in mobile segment has launched a new touhscreen GSM mobile phone F480. This new model has several cool features apart from regular features. This 100.6 gm 5 MP camara phone has following features:

  • GSM 900/1800/1900
  • HSDPA 2100 (3G network functions)
  • TFT touchscreen 256k colours
  • Polyphonic, MP3 tones
  • 1000 Phone book memory
  • 30 dialed calls, 30 missed calls and 30 recieved calls memory
  • Micro SD card slot expandable upto 8GB
  • 232 MB internal Memory
  • GPRS
  • Edge class 12
  • 3G HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port
  • FM Radio
  • Built in Handsfree
  • 5 MP Camara with 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution QVGA, Autofocus, flash
  • Plays MPEG4, MP3, AAC, AAC+ player
  • 250 hrs standby backup
  • upto 3 hrs talktime.

Formatting and software installation is not difficult

Recently my computer was infected with Trojans and i was unable to do my work. I had to call my vendor to format and install the necessary software's again. Since the problem of Trojan and virus is permanent so instead of calling my vendor i decided to do it myself. I inserted the Windows XP installer CD and followed step by step instructions and got it done very easily. I have partitioned my Hard disk in three sections so i was not worried about my important data. I formatted only c:/ drive which was effected with Trojan. Then i installed all the drivers and now my system is working fine. Earlier I thought that installation need special expertise but i found it very easy. Above all i also saved the installation fees which i would have paid to my vendor. So folks its always good to learn thing by doing it yourself than relying on someone else except you need special guidance.

Want to get Get rid of pimples (Acne)?

Pimples, Acne, Blackheads, Whiteheads all are same and is a skin disease and disorder which is common for the people all over the world. It can effect anyone at any age and almost everyone gets effected at some point of time in the life. Most of the youth are troubled with Acne and try to find out remedies and cures for pimples removal. Acne or pimples are tiny pointed elevations which occur due to several reasons such as pollution, stressful lifestyle, hormonal changes etc. Here are few useful tips to take care of this problem:

  • Acne should be treated carefully, it should not be scrubbed and washed with chemicals.
  • Wash your face with unscented soap or mild facial wash.
  • For topical Acne treatment Benzoyl Peroxide, Glycolic acid or salicylic acid should be applied. Moisturiser should be applied at night to avoid drying.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Applying baby powder after washing the face also helps pimples dry.
  • Applying yogurt or whipped egg and honey mask is also a very effective home remedy.
  • A balanced diet with sufficient nutrition intake helps not developing pimples.
  • Washing your face daily with mild cleanser helps keeping the skin free from oil, grease and dirt which cause clogging of pores.
  • Always sleep on a clean pillow cases. Keep your towel and linen also clean.
  • Some nutritionists say that acne is caused by eating vegetables oil which causes hormonal inflammatory conditions. So avoid eating vegetable oils and try to find out alternative of the same.
  • Avoid touching your face with bare hands as oil, grease and dirt of your hands will effect clogging of pores of skin. Always wash your hand before touching your face.
  • Do not use several treatments to cure pimples and acne at a time. Applying several creams and cleansers may cause reactions between the substances.
  • Good sleep, Balanced diet, Yoga, Meditation and exercise together keeps you fit, healthy and fine, which not only prevent Acne, pimples but also keeps you away from several other disease.