Thursday, November 29, 2007

Common lines after people got drunk

Common lines after people got drunk…

Common lines after people got drunk…

1. Tu to Mera bhai hai…

2.You know i am not drunk...

3. Gaadi mai Chalaunga…

5. Tu bura mat manana bhai…

6. Mai teri Dil Se Izzat Karta hu…

7. Abe bol daal aaj usko, aar yaa paar....

8. Aaj saali Chad nahi rahi hai kya bat hai…

9. Tu Kya samajh raha hai mujhe chad gayi hai…

10. Ye mat samajh ki piye me bol raha hu…

11.Abe yaar kahin kam to nahi padegi itnee...

12. Chhote, Ek Ek Chhota aur ho Jae…

13. Baap ko mat Sikha.

14. Yaar magar tune mera dil tod diya...

15. Kuchh bhi hai par saala Bhai hai Apna…

16. Tu Bolna Bhai, kya chahiye…Jaan chahiye hazir hai ???

17.Abe mere ko aaj tak nahi Chadee...shart laga saala aaj tu..

18. Chal teri baat karata hoon usse, phone number de uska...

19 . Yaar aaj uski bahut yaad aa rahi hai

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

7 Reasons Not to Drink (Pics)

Pray dat you Don't get a Girlfriend Like this(Pic)

Pray dat you Don't get a Girlfriend Like this(Pic)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Indian Cricket Team 'Whose hand is that?' LOL funny

Whose hand is that?

This is indian cricket team and look at tendulkar's hand too ...

A woman needs 7 animals

A woman needs 7 animals

Monday, November 26, 2007

Quotes Thoughts and Motivation

Best cities to live, invest and earn in

India is a land of paradox, it is said, even the rapid economic development in the last few years hasn't helped in managing the contradictions.

A latest survey has now revealed cities such as Gurgaon that are most preferred to earn a living and where employment growth is the fastest, are not among the best places to live.

According to data compiled by economics research firm Indicus Analytics on residences, earnings and investments, none of the ten cities in the 'reside-in' list figure in the 'earn-in' list of places with most employment opportunities.

Moreover, the four metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai did not figure among the ten best cities to reside, earn or invest. However, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai were among the cities preferred by millionaires to spend their life.

The list of 'earn-in' cities has been topped by Gurgaon, followed by Silvaasa, Noida, Faridabad, Rupnagar, Chandigarh, Surat, Bangalore, Gandhinagar and Pune.

The best cities to reside are Kochi, Kozhikode, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Mysore, Goa, Thrissur, Pondicherry, Kannur and Thiruvalur. Interestingly, five of these cities are in God's own country, Kerala. Shimla is the only northern city in this list, while Chandigarh, among the few fully planned cities in the country, failed to find a place.

The 'invest-in' index was topped by Silvassa, followed by Coimbatore, Ludhiana, Shimla, Noida, Gurgaon, Gandhinagar, Surat, Itanagar and Chandigarh.

Indicus considered six parameters - health, education, environment, safety, public facilities and entertainment - for preparing the 'reside-in' index. The 'earn-in' list was based on growth rate of employment, per capita income and listings on popular job websites.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Difference between North Indian and South Indian wives

Wives from North:

1. At the time of marriage, a north Indian girl has more boyfriends than her age.
2. Before marriage, she looks almost like a bollywood heroine and after marriage you have to go around her twice to completely hug her.
3. By the time she professes her undevoted love to you, you are bankrupt because of the number of times you had to take her out to movie theatres and restaurants. And you wait longingly for her dowry.
4. The only dishes she can think of to cook is paneer butter masala, aloo sabji, aloo gobi sabji, aloo matar, aloo paneer, that after eating all those paneer and aloos you are either in the bed with chronic cholestrol or chronic gas disorder.
5. The only growth that you see later in your career is the rise in your monthly phone bill.
6. You are blinded by her love that you think that she is a blonde. Only later do you come to know that it is because of the mehandhi that she applies to cover her gray hair.
7. When you come home from office she is very busy watching "Kyonki saas bhi kabi bahu thi" that you either end up eating outside or cooking yourself.
8. You are a very "ESpecial" person to her.
9. She always thought that Madras is a state and covers the whole of south India until she met you.
10. When she says she is going to "work out" she means she is going to "Walk out"
11. She has greater number of relatives than the number of people you have in your home town.
12. The only two sentences in English that she knows are "Thank you" and "How are you"
13. She thinks Govinda can dance better than Michael Jackson.

Wives from South:

1. Her mother looks down at you because you didn't study in IIT or Madras or Anna University .
2. Her father starts or ends every conversation with " ... I say..."
3. She shudders if you use four letter words.
4. She has long hair, neatly oiled and braided (The Dubai based Oil Well Company will negotiate with her on a 25 year contract to extract coconut oil from her hair.)
5. She uses the word 'Super' as her only superlative.
6. Her name is another name for a Goddess or a flower.
7. Her first name is longer than your first name, middle name and surname combined (unless you are from Andhra)
8. When she mixes milk - curd and rice you are never sure whether it is for the Dog or for herself.
9. For weddings, she sports a mini jasmine garden on her head and wears silk saris in the Madras heat without looking too uncomfortable while you are melting in your singlet.
10. She thinks Mohan Lal is the sexiest man alive.
11. Her favourite cricketer is Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
12. Her favourite food is dosa though she has tried North Indian snacks like Chats (pronounced like the slang for 'conversation')
13. She bursts into songs with her cousins in every movie.
14. She bores you by telling you which raaga each song you hear is based on.
15. You have to give her jewellery, though she has already got plenty of it.
16. Her thali (Mangal Sutra) weighs more than the championship belts worn by WWF wrestlers.
17. She is more educated than you.
18. Her father thinks she is much smarter than you.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Prevent hangovers Stay drunk (PIC)

7 Women You Can Never Date

Types of women you can never date
Certain ladies shouldn't be touched with a 10-foot pole, no matter how hot they are. Instead of giving in to temptation, distract yourself from the desire. Take a class, help kids or take in a ballgame, but whatever you do, stay away from these women you can never date. Generally, the reason to avoid these ladies has nothing to do with the woman herself, but it has everything to do with her context in your life.

Read on for a complete list of women you can never date, and save your reputation, your bank account, your job, and your friendships.

1- Your best friend's sister

The woman you know the best will often appeal to you the most. But if she is your best friend's sister, getting lucky can mean two months of fun followed by the need to move to another part of the city. She makes the “women you can never date” list because as soon as sis becomes sweetheart, you'll be walking on eggshells with your buddy. Gone are the days of complaining to your friend about your women troubles because the conflict of interest ruins the good times, and the first time you make a mess of things, he will likely want to beat your ass.

2- Your secretary

There are plenty of reasons to keep your mitts off the help. It can get you into all kinds of trouble -- legal and otherwise -- should the relationship go south. But even if the fling goes well, you have problems. You'll soon be tempted to push the limits of what you can get away with at work, perhaps in the janitor's closet. Love at the office is an enormous distraction from your work, especially if you are in charge of her. Others are always watching what you are doing. Worst of all, once the relationship ends, she will enjoy leverage over you, and may use it simply by gossiping about what happened in the aforementioned closet.

3- The ex-girlfriend

You’ve heard it before: Ex-girlfriends are women you can never date. Yet, the ex-girlfriend becomes increasingly seductive as loneliness sets in. After several years of eating the only three meals you know how to prepare, you can easily get blown away when she follows up chicken parmesan one night with chicken marsala the next. She might clean your apartment one day while you were getting loaded at happy hour, and you'll want her there permanently. The loneliness will make you forget the reason the two of you broke up in the first place, but should you jump back into the relationship, those reasons will resurface in no time.

4- The hot trailer girl

Have you seen Maury Povich? Let that show be a warning to you if you are smitten by the hooker with a heart of gold. It's fool's gold. The scenario goes something like this: You were in the club enjoying the company of a young woman whose breasts were rubbing against you like two sea lions on a beach, and then you got confused. Enjoy the one-nighter, but the next time you see her at bar time, you would be wise to end up at Denny's eating a Grand Slam breakfast.

Yes, there are more women you can never date…

5- Your friend's ex

When you witness the breakup of your buddy and his hot girlfriend, your mind will invariably wander to a place better left untouched. Since you’ve spent lots of time around her, you already have an established relationship -- albeit a non-sexual one. Chances are you already imagined what it would be like while she was still dating your pal, and her new freedom may pique your interest, but be forewarned: She is a woman you can never date. If you value your friendship, avoid her at all costs. What men forget to consider is the aftermath of hooking up with a friend’s ex. The word will spread to everyone else in your circle about what type of friend you are, and you’ll kill your own reputation. It doesn’t matter how long ago they broke up, whether they’re friends now or not, if your buddy’s replaced her with a new girlfriend, the answer is always no. Unless, of course, you enjoy getting your ass kicked.

6- The high-maintenance piranha

If you value your money and your manhood, the high-maintenance chick is one of the many types of women you can never date. She will love you for your increased earnings at first, but then will consider you to be a soulless workaholic incapable of intimacy. Once you've built up a nest egg, her divorced friends will start directing her on how to devour that nest egg whole, just like a snake. She will give you the screw of a lifetime, but not the kind you’re seeking.

7- The stripper

Of the women you can never date, the stripper is worse than the hot trailer girl. No, she is not stripping to pay for school. Yes, she might be a hard-luck case, but sooner or later you will be acting like a body guard, thinking you can protect her honor from a rowdy bachelor party. If you think jealousy is beneath you, wait until you observe a private dance from afar when the john offers an extra C-note for a happy ending.

bad news babes

The longer you've been single, the more prone you are to date off-limit women. Remember: Do not follow your instinct and dive directly into the hive. Take care of the temptation in one of two ways: through manual relief or through reverting to an old fling who now reminds you of a broken-in catcher's mitt.

Call US, Canada for Rs 1.75/minute

International calls to the US and Canada would now cost just Rs 1.75 per minute from BSNL and MTNL phones as against Rs 7.20 a minute at present.

BSNL has launched a calling card - CallNow - which allows BSNL and MTNL's landline subscribers to make much cheaper ISD calls to the US and Canada.

While for some other destinations like France, Russia, the UK and South East Asia, the rates would vary from Rs 3.25 to Rs four a minute, depending on the denomination value of CallNow cards, Kuldeep Goyal, CMD of BSNL said.

"Higher the denomination, cheaper the call charges," he said, adding that CallNow card also allows BSNL to BSNL/MTNL and vice versa calls to Re one per minute and to other operators at a maximum of Rs two per minute.

BSNL has also tied up with Indiatimes for launching Free Messaging Service (FMS) under which, instead of the sender, the receiver of SMS would be charged.

The service would help subscribers who have exhausted their air time (cash balance) to send SMS in an emergency situation, but with prior permission of receiver.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Indian wages rise 14.8 pct in 2007 - survey

Wages in India are expected to rise by 14.4 percent in 2008, a fifth year of double-digit growth as companies fight for talent in a booming economy, human resource consulting firm Hewitt Associates said on Wednesday.

The firm's annual 14-country survey showed salaries in India rose 14.8 percent rise this year, a growth rate that trailed only a 15.3 percent increase in Sri Lanka, where high inflation has boosted wage rises.

"Companies tend to be conservative in giving their future salary projections and it wouldn't be a surprise if the actual percentage increase is closer to 15 percent," Nishchae Suri, head of Hewitt's Talent and Organization Consulting Analytics practice in Asia, told Reuters of the outlook for 2008.

Vietnam was the only other Asian country to post a double-digit rise in wages this year, with a 10.3 percent rise seen. The survey found wages in China were up 8.6 percent in 2007.

India's economy has grown at an average rate of 8.6 percent in the last four fiscal years, and it is expected to sustain similar levels of growth in the year ending March 2008. Skills shortages have led to a sharp increase in wages in many sectors.

"With more opportunities and avenues, organisations are increasingly at the mercy of employees making a choice," Suri said.

Hewitt surveyed 262 companies in India, and none reported a salary freeze in 2007 and none expected a freeze for 2008.

"Wage price inflation is a matter of serious concern," said Suri, who recommended firms use more variable salary components that were linked to performance. Stock options were the most popular form of long-term incentives among surveyed firms.

Employees at the junior management level received the highest average wage increase of 16 percent this year, and are expected to get a 15.6 percent increase in 2008, the survey found.

Playing with Playboy ! (PIC)

You are too young to ENJOY this !

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Dont Drink Alcohol ... seriously :-) (Video)

Dont Drink Alcohol ... seriously :-)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Patel, most common Indian surname in US

atel is the most common Indian surname in the US, a new US Census Bureau study has found.

According to the Bureau, Patel ranked 172nd as the most common surname in America (Smith takes the top slot), way up from its 591 ranking in 1990. The total number of Patels in the US stood at 145,000.

The study was based on returns from the 2000 census, which takes place every 10 years in the US.

The second most common Indian surname was found to be Singh-- its overall ranking climbed to the 396th position from 1,306 in 1900. There are 72,642 Singhs in the country.

Besides Sikhs, a fair number of Singhs are Hindus with roots in states other than Punjab.

Khans ranked 665th (up from 1,728th in 1900), but Khans also come from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Shah was ranked at spot 831, Sharma at 2,247, Kumar took the 2,293rd spot and Desai 2,540th. Guptas, Reddys, Mehtas and Raos trailed behind.

In the list of top 25 Asian surnames, Patel stood at number three (Nguyen and Kim were number one and two respectively), Singh at eighth and Shah at 22nd.

The vastly improved rankings of Indian surnames only reflect the 106 percent growth in the Indian origin population, the highest among all Asian origin groups.

From 820,000 in 1990, it rose to 1.6 million in 2000. The Indian population is the third largest Asian American group in the US after the Chinese and the Filipinos.

It is not just Asians whose numbers are increasing in the US. A significant finding of the new study was that two Hispanic surnames - Garcia and Rodriguez - figured for the first time among the top 10 list -- at number 8 and number 9.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Why women wear Bras (Video)

Wanna sell? Use sex!

A recent study conducted gives advertisers a better understanding of using sex to sell their products

People are less able to recall the brand of products advertised during programmes with a lot of sexual content, than if the advert is placed in similar programme that has no sexual content.

This was the key message that came from research carried out at the Department of Psychology at University College London by Ellie Parker and Adrian Furnham.

The implication is that advertisers do not spend their money well if they buy space during programmes with high sexual content.

A second, less surprising, finding was that men recalled the brand of products whose adverts contained sexual images, than they did if the adverts were sex-free. Women on the other hand were actively put off by sexual content in adverts.

The studies involved 60 university students (30 men and 30 women) aged 18 to 31, mean age 21, who were divided into four groups. One group saw an overtly sexual episode of “Sex and The City”, which had sexy adverts running during the programme breaks. Another saw the same episode with non-sexual adverts.

The other two groups saw an episode of “Malcolm in the Middle” which contained no sexual references, with either sexual or non-sexual adverts. “The fact that recall of adverts was hindered by sexual content in the programmes suggests that there is something particularly involving or disturbing about sexual programmes. Interestingly this is something that is also found in programmes with aggressive content,” says Furnham.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Microsoft pips Infosys as best co in India

Global software giant Microsoft has pipped domestic IT giant Infosys as the best company to work for in India, according to a new study.

International consultancy firm Mercer ranked Microsoft India at the top of its 15 Best Companies to Work for in India 2007 list, which is dominated extensively by technology firms.

The study was jointly conducted by Mercer with financial magazine Business Today and international market research firm Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS).

Microsoft was followed by Mindtree Consulting, Johnson and Johnson and Sapient at second, third and fourth ranks.

Infosys, India's second-biggest software exporter, topped the list in 2006 but slipped to fifth spot this year.

Other companies in the top ten include iGate (6th), Agilent Technologies, HCL Comnet, Accenture and Dr Reddy's Labs (10th). The list also includes Marriott Hotels India at 11th spot, followed by Covansys India, HCL Infosystems, Godrej Consumer and Honeywell Technology.

FMCG majors J&J and Godrej Consumer, hospitality giant Mariott and pharma major Dr Reddy's are the only four non-IT companies in the list.

Mercer said this year's list include seven new entrants in the top 15 rankings. Last year's list had ten firms, but it was increased to 15 this year on the request of participants.

Two companies -- domestic IT major Satyam and global banking giant HSBC -- have moved out of the list, while Infosys, Dr Reddy's Labs, Agilent and Covansys have slipped in the rankings. Three companies -- J&J, HCL Comnet and Sapient have moved up the ranks in the 2007 list.

Tata's supercomputer fastest in Asia

After proving its mettle in areas like steel, automotive and IT services on the global arena, corporate behemoth Tata group has now developed the world's fourth fastest supercomputer that can do 117.9 trillion calculations per second.

The supercomputer “EKA”, which means number one in Sanskrit, was named Asia's fastest and the world's fourth fastest in the Top 500 Supercomputer list announced at an International Conference for High Performance Computing at Reno (California), USA.

This is the first time that such a system developed in India has been ranked among the world's ten fastest.

Supercomputers are primarily used by universities, military and scientific research labs. They are used in high calculation-intensive jobs like quantum physics, weather and climate research, study of chemical compounds, simulation of aircraft in wind tunnels and detonation of nuclear weapons.

A total of nine supercomputers developed in India have appeared in the Top 500 list, including one more system (179th) developed at Tata Sons' wholly-owned subsidiary Computational Research Laboratories (CRL) in Pune, where EKA was developed.

Others include a system developed at Indian Institute of Science (58th) and six IBM systems (ranked at 152nd, 158th, 336th, 339th, 340th and 371st) developed in the country.

The group chairman Ratan Tata said in a statement, “High performance computing solutions have an ever-increasing role in the scientific and new technological space the world over. The Tata group has supported this development activity and is extremely proud of the team that has developed and built this supercomputer, which is now ranked the world's fourth fastest.”

“I am sure this supercomputer and its successor systems will make a major contribution to India's ongoing scientific and technological initiatives,” he added.

The Top 500 list has been topped by BlueGene/L System, a joint development of IBM and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and installed at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California.

Another system developed by IBM is at the second position and is installed in Germany, followed by one developed by SGI and installed in New Mexico Computing Applications Center.

EKA has been ranked even higher than a new HP system installed at a Swedish government agency. The HP system is ranked fifth in the world.

“EKA marks a milestone in the Tata group's effort to build an indigenous high performance computing solution. CRL built the supercomputer facility using dense data centre layout and novel network routing and parallel processing library technologies developed by its scientists,” Tata group said in a statement.

The fastest supercomputer recorded a speed of 478.2 teraflops per second (trillions of calculations per second), while EKA recorded a performance of 117.9 teraflops per second.

“EKA has put India at the forefront of high performance and supercomputing technology globally. It gives us the ability to address applications in multiple disciplines including software development and research,” CRL Chairman and TCS CEO and MD S Ramadorai said.

The CRL supercomputer includes nodes and racks built by HP. The CRL team has been actively supported by scientists and engineers at Tata Consultancy Services.

In the near term, CRL is targeting and developing applications such as neural simulation, molecular simulation, computational fluid dynamics, crash simulation and digital media animation and rendering.

The longer term application areas would include financial modelling, seismic modelling, geophysical signal processing, weather prediction, medical imaging, nanotechnology, personalised drug discovery, real time rendering, and virtual worlds among others.

CRL also intends to offer high performance and supercomputer system integration, research, applications and software services to its customers around the globe in the area of high performance computing.

Supercomputers were first developed early in 1960s by Seymour Cray at Control Data Corporation (CDC). These days the supercomputer market is dominated by companies like IBM and HP, while Cray, who later left CDC and founded his own company Cray Inc is also building supercomputers.

Monday, November 12, 2007

‘Pakistan Idol’ ready for take off

The much-awaited ‘Pakistan Idol´, a reality music show that promises to showcase talent from across the country, is ready to take off on a TV network here.

The show is a spin-off of “American Idol” which has been a huge hit in dozens of countries, including India. Geo Television Network collaborated with American Idol’s franchise company Fremantle Media to create the Pakistani version of the show.
“These talent hunt contests are a wonderful platform for aspiring singers. The competition provides opportunity for those who want their talent to be recognized,” Nasir Butt, a singer who participated in auditions, told state-run APP news agency.
The auditions for the show are presently being held in several parts of Pakistan. With a wide fan following for the “Indian Idol”, promoters in Pakistan feel that there is a market waiting to lap up the music reality show.
The launch of the show has been the talk of Pakistan for some time, with a few websites already dedicated to it. One such website,, has a news section, discussion forum and slot to post comments on favourite singers who are already in place for the yet-to-be-started show.
The logo of “Pakistan Idol” is a replica of the “Indian Idol” logo with the punch line “Jo Dil Jeet Ley”. Pakistani singers Abrar-ul-Haq, Hadiqa Kiyani, Ali Azmat, and Sajjad Ali will judge the show.

Sexy walk could be misleading: scientists

A woman who walks with a seductive sway of her hips is unlikely to be ovulating, a finding that sheds light on the complex sexual signals that women give to men, New Scientist reports.

A team at Queen's University in Ontario, Canada, dressed female volunteers in suits which had light reflectors placed on the joints and limbs and filmed them walking in order to analyse their gait, the British weekly says.

The women also gave a saliva sample to assess their hormone levels.

Women who were in the fertile period of their menstrual cycle walked with smaller hip movements and with their knees closer together, the scientists found.

Forty male volunteers were shown the footage of the women and were asked to rate those with the sexiest walk. The winners were those who turned out to be in the least fertile part of their cycle.

The study appears to run counter to recent research that found men respond more readily towards women at ovulation. A US paper published last month found that lap dancers earn more tips during their fertile period than during the non-fertile part of their cycle.

But, the Canadian researchers believe, there is no contradiction, because a fertile woman gives out "come-hither" signals at close range rather than at a distance.

These signals come through scent molecules called pheromones and facial expressions. The proximity means a woman can vet a potential mate for fitness before allowing him to come close to her.

In contrast, men can pick up the attractiveness of a woman's walk from a long distance -- and a "sexy" walk, visible from afar, could therefore act as an unwitting signal to less appealing males.

So, having a less sexy walk at the time of ovulation gives a woman an evolutionary advantage: she can hide her fertile period from an undesirable man who might want to take advantage of her at the time.

The research, by Meghan Provost, is to be published in the US journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, says the report. It appears in this Saturday's issue of New Scientist.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

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Friday, November 9, 2007

India and China - a Harmony of Civilizations

Address of Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi at the Tsinghua University, Saturday, 27th October 2007

India and China - a Harmony of Civilizations

Professor Yan Xuetong,

I am delighted to have this opportunity to visit Tsinghua University, and I thank you for your warm welcome. Your University is one of the leading educational institutions in the world, with a proud record of excellence in many fields. We have much to learn from Tsinghua University, and on how it has responded to the challenges of a globalising world in which knowledge is a central driving force. It is an honour to address such an outstanding academic community.

We in India revere learning and knowledge as you do. We have the utmost respect for our teachers and our elders. At the same time, we believe that our greatest assets are our younger generations. Among you are many who will go on to make a mark in your chosen fields. Many of you will in time rise to the top of your professions and influence the world around you. I am especially pleased to be able to talk to this audience because it is the youth of our two countries, who will shape the future of China- India relations.

The China-India relationship is in some ways unique in history. There is perhaps no other example of two countries, indeed two ancient many-splendoured civilizations, coexisting side-by-side, both in geography and in the realm of ideas, in peace and harmony, almost uninterrupted for millennia. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao put it succinctly and if I may so, with the great empirical precision that China is noted for, and I quote---"during the past 2200 years, for about 99% of the time we have devoted to friendly cooperation between our two countries."Unquote. That is indeed so.

Indian travelers made their way into China over the centuries. They came as messengers of peace, understanding and tolerance. Six hundred years ago, Admiral Zheng He voyaged to the southern coast of India. Much earlier, Chinese pilgrims, such as Yi Jing, Fa Xian and Xuanzang, to name just a few, spent years in India. Xuanzang in particular toured much of the sub-continent in the 7th century and studied in Nalanda University. This was a flourishing centre of learning with international scholars resident, at a time when the great universities of Europe had yet to be even conceived. In more recent times, I am reminded of the medical mission sent by Jawaharlal Nehru himself to China some seventy years back which included the famous Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis. It was President Hu Jintao himself who, during his visit to India last year, recalled Dr. Kotnis's selfless sacrifice as an outstanding role model to the younger generation.

However, I am not here to talk about the past. I would prefer to address important issues that face us today. How can we build on our long traditions of peaceful contact and exchange to sustain a catalytic partnership that is relevant for the 21st century? This is today's imperative. I firmly believe that we have much to contribute to one another. Our relationship has already assumed increasing importance to the stability and prosperity of the world at large.

People in India admire the tremendous progress China has made since it began its economic reforms in 1978. You have shown the world that it is possible in a relatively short time to substantially eradicate poverty, to inculcate dynamism and to unleash the forces of social and economic creativity. You have successfully transformed China into a dominant force in the global economy.

This is the China that we respect , this is the China we wish to partner in the future. My husband Rajiv Gandhi was greatly impressed during his historic visit to your country nineteen years ago. Allow me to quote from the speech that he delivered at this very university on December 21st, 1988. He said and I quote: "l see optimism in both India and China today; optimism about the progress our countries can make, optimism about realizing our goals of development, optimism about the levels of cooperation we can reach, optimism about the work we can do together to restore our countries to their traditional position in the vanguard of human civilization, optimism about the contribution we can make to rebuilding the world order nearer our hearts' desire."

I was with my husband on that visit and I still cherish memories of our meeting with the Great Leader Deng Xiaoping. The world today acknowledges the reality of an Asian renaissance, and recognizes also the re-emergence of China and India. Our two countries together account for 40% of the world's population. We can and must work and prosper together. The world is big enough to accommodate the growth and aspirations of both our countries.

Scholars have noted that in one sense, the emergence of China and India on the world stage is not a new phenomenon but a return to the old realities. The share of our two countries in the global economy was as high as 48% in 1820 but following decades of colonialisation and subjugation, fell to a mere 7% in 1950. According to present trends, this share will rise to 35% by 2025, and still more in the years ahead.

China has shown the world how much can be achieved with pragmatism, clarity of vision and determination of effort. In India too we have been evolving our economic policies in response to emerging circumstances and challenges. Our own endeavours are now beginning to show results with economic growth at record levels, particularly with the birth of new industries like software and information technology that service the world economy. We are not merely catching up with the developed world; in the coming decades, China and India will be the largest and third largest respectively among the global economies.

Of course, as far as India is concerned, this does not blind us to the fact that even as we develop, within our society we need to address age-old problems of economic and social inequality. As in China, we focus on balanced development. We emphasize not only economic growth but economic growth with social welfare and justice. We give the highest priority to programmes that create employment in rural areas and that provide education, health and nutrition to all our people. We seek both growth and equality. And we do this within our own democratic framework in which people's participation is paramount and every citizen, especially the most deprived and disadvantaged, has a voice.

Our two economies have a great deal in common. I believe we have much to learn from the way that you have approached economic reforms and liberalization. I was last in China eleven years ago. The pace of change I see is truly astounding. Much has also changed in our bilateral relationship. Premier Wen Jiabao's visit to India in 2005 resulted in the Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity. During President Hu Jintao's visit to India last year, our two countries announced a broad strategy for further improvement of our relations.

We are well prepared, therefore, and already have a definite perspective with which to chart the future course of our relationship. We must be guided by the vision that dialogue and partnership must be pursued with consistency and focused effort. There is peace and tranquility on our long border, and outstanding issues relating to the boundary question are being discussed in a comprehensive manner by the special representatives of our Prime Ministers.

Trade is expanding very rapidly. Our governments are exploring new ways to provide an ever greater impetus to our commercial ties. Indian companies are investing in China as are Chinese companies in India. More than just trade, it will be investment that will bring our countries closer together. Indian and Chinese companies are collaborating abroad. For example, we are partners in exploring and producing oil in a number of countries. We are bound to do more now that we have a framework for such cooperation in the field of energy. In multilateral discussions, there is increasing coordination between our two Governments in areas like the WTO and climate change.

Both China and India seek an open and inclusive world order based on the principles of 'Panchsheel' that were founded together by Zhou Enlai and Jawaharlal Nehru in 1954. Pragmatism and mutual self-interest offer a sound basis for the future development of our relationship. We may well have different views and different perspectives on both bilateral and global issues. That is only natural. I have no doubt, however, that there is no problem that cannot be sorted out through free and frank dialogue and discussion.

Friends, I know that Tsinghua University has established a formidable reputation world-wide for study and research in science and technology, including in several frontier areas. There is enormous scope for collaborative efforts between universities such as yours and ours in areas like energy, environment, biotechnology and water resources. There is no race or competition between our two countries. On the contrary, there are numerous opportunities to pool our resources for dealing effectively with common problems and challenges.

History amply shows that our relationship goes far beyond commerce. It is a relationship between two civilizations rather than two trading partners or two nations. This is the framework that we need to revive. If I were to venture to put forward my own expectations, I would say that beyond the economic, we must strengthen our cultural ties.

Is it not regrettable that the wonderful literature of our two countries is not easily accessible through translations and scholarship? Would it not be appropriate if we were able to offer vastly more scholarships to our students to travel between our universities? Would it not bring us closer if the rich and diverse performing arts were able to reach larger audiences in our two countries?

I would like to see our educational institutions, our media, our tourism industries, and our business sectors intensify their efforts to bridge the information gap so that we no longer retain stereotyped images of each other. I would like to see our scholars and intellectuals drawn from different provinces of China and states of India interact more frequently and more thoroughly with each other. I believe that it is possible for us to take up joint projects which can become visible and powerful symbols of bilateral cooperation. These could be in education, public health, science and technology and local governance. The strengthening of our dialogue in the field of water resources concerning the rivers we share, will also be of mutual benefit.

The most important part of our mission is to increase the mutual awareness among our youth, awareness of both our shared past and especially of the future to which we aspire. To use today's language, we should encourage connectivity between our youth. Last year, we have made a beginning with the exchange of youth delegations. But we should have further exchanges between our students and artists, young professionals and creative entrepreneurs. With knowledge comes awareness, with awareness comes understanding, and with understanding comes an appreciation of the benefits of cooperation between our two countries. I see only one possibility between our two countries-that of co-existence with cooperation.

As I end my speech I think of the spirit of the early pioneers who overcame such unimaginable difficulties to foster a bond that has survived through the centuries. Writing in the 5th Century, Fa Xian said of his Chinese countrymen who traversed the long and difficult paths across deserts and mountains as they traveled to India: "They thought of nothing but to do (their) best in (their) simplicity and straightforwardness". It is that definite aim, that simplicity and straightforwardness, that great ideal of the invaluable bond of unity between our peoples, which must be our guide as we chart the future of India-China relations.

Allow me to fast forward almost 1500 years and recall Rajiv Gandhi again who, in the course of the speech I referred to earlier, also said, and I quote: "We are summoned by our past to the tasks which the future holds. We have a mutual obligation to a common humanity. India and China can together give the world new perspectives on a new world order, which will ensure peace among nations and justice among peoples, equity for each and prosperity for all, freedom from fear and freedom from want, a world where we live together in happiness and harmony." Unquote

It is you, the youth, who will give us the reason, the hope and the energy to find new solutions to old problems. It is you, the youth, who will shape the destiny of our relationship. It is you, the youth, with your spirit of boundless optimism and enthusiasm who will give India and China a relationship that will be beneficial to both our countries and to the world as a whole.

Once again, I am delighted to have had the opportunity of visiting your beautiful campus, and meeting you, the future leaders of China. Let us join hands in making our collective vision a reality.

Thank you.

Instructions for Life from the Dalai Lama

This is what The Dalai Lama had to say on 01/01/2004.
All it takes is a few seconds to read and think about

Instructions for Life in the new millennium from the Dalai Lama:

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go some place you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

When it's OK to Say the 'F' Word

Thursday, November 8, 2007

NZ women most promiscuous: survey

New Zealand women have the most sexual partners in the world, according to a global sex survey reported on Saturday.

They have an average of 20.4 sexual partners, according to a survey by condom-maker Durex - well above the global average of 7.3.

The Durex Sexual Wellbeing Global survey, which questioned 26,000 people in 26 countries, found that Austrians topped the male list with 29.3 sexual partners, more than twice the global average of 13.2.

New Zealand was the only country where women were more promiscuous than their men, who averaged 16.8 sexual partners, The Press newspaper said, reporting the survey.

The survey showed that Austrians were the youngest to lose their virginity at an average of 17.3 years, followed by Brazilians (17.4), Germans (17.6) and New Zealanders (17.8).

© 2007 AAP

Chopstick bra promises cleavage

A model poses with the concept bra called 'My Chopsticks Bra' in Tokyo (Reuters Photo)
Who says eco-friendly can't be sexy? The makers of the shopping bag bra and the microwaveable "warm" bra have come up with a new way to save the planet and enhance your cleavage — the chopstick bra.

Lingerie maker Triumph International Japan unveiled the "My Chopsticks Bra" on Wednesday in Tokyo in a bid to promote the use of reusable chopsticks instead of disposable ones. Japanese bin an estimated of 25 billion wooden pairs of chopsticks a year, many of them already made from recycled wood chips, but a growing number of environmentally aware consumers want to combat this "throw away" culture.

"It's a small step, but because many Japanese chopsticks are disposable, big chunks of forests are being cut down," said Hiromi Shinta, spokeswoman for the company. The concept bra, which comes with a pair of collapsible chopsticks, has a Japanese dining table theme — the right cup consists of a rice bowl, the left cup a miso soup bowl, and a removable chopstick-rest lies between the cups.

Holsters, made of cloth and placed on the sides of the cups, hold the chopsticks while pushing the breasts to create cleavage. Being eco-friendly is now fashionable in Japan, where people are increasingly carrying around reusable bags and chopsticks. "It's easy to forget to bring along your own chopsticks, but if it's always on you here, then that's pretty practical," model Yuko Ishida, who was wearing the bra, said.

Like Triumph's other eco-friendly lingerie, the bra will not go on sale. In recent years, the company has launched a novelty bra that turns into a cloth shopping bag and another that can be heated in the microwave to keep the wearer warm and reduce energy consumption.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Strange ways to meet new people in a new city

How many people are there?? What are they wearing ?? Who amongst them could be of interest?? What do you think they do for living ?? Are you sure that you know or are you basing your assumptions on stereotypes and cliches ??

How many new people have YOU talked to last year ??

For those that love algorithms: Here is the three step process.

a) Take the decision to do whatever is necessary to meet new people, so help me god.
b) Choose a strategy with no fear or passion.
c) FOLLOW that strategy until termination or failure.

Simple steps to social happiness - that will make your telephone ring so often that you will have to turn it off.

1) Take a theater class or a seminar. Any comedy, improvisation or theater class is a surefire way to meet cool people while having fun.

2) Find a health club or a gym. Most of the people that hung out at the gym, they are not there only to work out but also to meet other people. Great ice breaker: “Do you need the 45kg dumbbell or can I use it?”.

3) Find a dancing course. Learn how to dance salsa while socializing. The same people that hung around at salsa courses are looking for dancing buddies to go out on Fridays and Saturdays.

4) Take a yoga or a Tai Chi course. Then take your yoga friend and have a good cup of tea while levitating which will bring even more curious bystanders to your group.

5) Start a sport. There is nothing better than having a beer with your sparring mates at the local pub after training. Well actually there is…. with a nice person of the opposite sex and some lotion but that is another story….

6) Find a business association and have some talks and laughs with them.

7) Meet people from your working environment. Hey Jim why don’t we go out for a beer on Friday night??

8) Go to social events. Even if you don’t feel like it. Get your self OUT THERE. You’ll never know WHO you are going to meet. If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep having what you’ve been having. Now read that again but this time backwards while singing the national anthem. Cool, no??

9) Organise social events, organise a party. If you decide to do it, make sure it is not too late, avoid working days and make sure to write on the Flyer that you want NO presents, so people will not shy out because they haven’t bought you one. Just avoid the music of ‘Dr Dre’ because it will scare the visitors away. Don’t believe everything you see on MTV.

10) Meet people through Internet if this is your thing. I don’t like this one. It does work … to an extent. I am sure you will find many sites that will teach you how. Just don’t tell them we sent you there.

Great love story on that: “Innocent19 meets HornyLube54″. Some more insight on that later…

11) Learn how to cultivate a huge social circle. Then meet more people through that circle. Have you heard of the expression that ‘money brings more money’? Well it works with people. ‘People will meet you to more people’.


12) Learn what it takes to be liked.

13) Get a dog and take him for a walk every day. Dogs are not man’s best friend, that’s a fallacy - they are man’s best ice breaker. You can train them to bring people at your plate: “Lassie, Lassie leave the mister alone. Give him his leg back - good girl, GOOD girl”.

Hard Work (Pics)