Monday, December 27, 2010

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fwd: ഈ ലാലേട്ടന്റെ ഒരു കാര്യം




ഹോ... ലാലേട്ടന്റെ ഒരു കാര്യം


രാവിലെ പറയും മലബാറില്പോയി ഗോള്ഡ് വാങ്ങിക്കോളാന്‍.....


ദേ.. മലബാറില്പോയി ഗോള്ഡ്വാങ്ങി കുറച്ചു കഴിഞ്ഞാല്പറയും അതുകൊണ്ടുപോയി മണപ്പുറം ഫൈനാന്സില്പണയംവെച്ച് കാശ് വാങ്ങാന്‍...ഹോ.

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പിന്നെ ഉച്ചയായാല്പറയും, കിട്ടിയ പൈസയില്കുറച്ച് HEDGE EQUITIES ല്കൊണ്ട് പോയി ഇന്വെസ്റ്റ്ചെയ്യാന്‍.


പിന്നെ വൈകുന്നേരമായാല്ഇയാള്ക്കൊരു ചോദ്യമുണ്ട്....

വൈകീട്ടെന്താ പരിപാടി? "

ബാക്കി കാശ് പോക്കറ്റില്വെക്കാനും ഇയ്യാള്സമ്മതിക്കില്ല.....




Monday, November 08, 2010


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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Fwd: interesting

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From: Atulya Sharma
Date: Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 04:45
Subject: interesting
To: nam <>

Friday, October 08, 2010

On such a small amount ? "spectrum allocation had caused the national exchequer a loss of Rs.1,39,652 crore"

Spectrum: court seeks Centre's response to CAG report J. Venkatesan

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Union government's response to the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) report that said the 2G spectrum allocation had caused the national exchequer a loss of Rs.1,39,652 crore and a corresponding gain to few private persons and companies.

A Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and A.K. Ganguly asked Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam to go through the report and come out with his response on October 22, next date of hearing.

Earlier, Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the Centre for Public Interest Litigation, pointed to the report that stated that the Department of Telecommunications had overruled the specific objections of the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister and the Law Minister and awarded the scarce spectrum at very low rates to a favoured few, mostly ineligible companies.


Sunday, October 03, 2010

Fwd: Ayodya case Solved

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From: Ranjit Santakumar
Date: Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 3:23 PM
Subject: Fwd: Ayodya case Solved



Saturday, August 28, 2010

from Victoria Scott


Greetings to you and your familly, My name is Miss Victoria Scott,the Sales Manager of Hatton Jewellery Company at Hatton Garden London. The company has been recognized for manufacturing high quality Golden and Silver Earrings,Pendants,Necklace and Rings Jewelries.

As a specialist jewellery manufacturing company,we needs raw material by name diamond mixture which we used for the manufacturing of our company products we buy a gram of Diamond Mixture $780 from dealers here in London, recently I discovered a supplier in Middle East that offered me a gram $365 and quality is the same, I offered my company $500 per gram and they are very happy to buy 5kg.

My personal profit in 5kg is $700.000.00 (Seven hundred thousand US Dollars).I am contacting you because my manager will be traveling to UAE for the purchase of this materials in few days time.

Now I want You to act as the middle marketer between the main Dealers of this product in UAE and our company here in London in the sense that you will buy this product from the main dealers at the rate of US$365/per gram and sell to our company at the rate of US$500/per grams after I might have introduced you to our company as the main dealer, and also given you the main dealer's contact in Middle East for you to contact them to know the availability of the product in their stock.

You will met our purchasing manager on his arrival to Middle East and purchase from the main dealer, bring the product to his hotel, collect cash from him, finish. You extract our profit and take your money back to where you bring it. It's a day transaction.

My Company is presently running out of stock of this product. If you are interested and promise your honesty in this business please do get in touch with me so that we can reach into an agreement on how to share this $700.000.00 (Seven hundred thousand US Dollars) profit.

I only want you to assure me that you will be honest with me, and also keep this business secret between both of us, so that our company will not realize that I connived with you to inflate the price of the product for my own interest because if they do, as I say, I will loss my job and also my career will be jeopardized. I will tell you more things about this business if I find you are interested to do the business and I will also guide you to the success of it.

Best wishes,
Miss.Victoria Scott
United Kingdom.

Friday, August 20, 2010

On Standing Committee Report on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill

Protecting Foreign Suppliers

Clause 17 of the Bill currently reads as follows:
17. The operator of a nuclear installation shall have a right of recourse where -
(a) such right is expressly provided for in a contract in writing;
(b) the nuclear incident has resulted from the wilful act or gross negligence on
the part of the supplier of the material, equipment or services, or of his employee;
(c) the nuclear incident has resulted from the act of commission or omission of
a person done with the intent to cause nuclear damage.

The Standing Committee has recommended that Clause 17 should now be amended as follows (changes in bold):

17. The operator of a nuclear installation shall have a right of recourse where -
(a) such right is expressly provided for in a contract in writing; and
(b) the nuclear incident has resulted as a consequence of latent or patent defect, supply of sub-standard material, defective equipment or services or from the gross negligence on the part of the supplier of the material, equipment or services.
(c) the nuclear incident has resulted from the act of commission or omission of
a person done with the intent to cause nuclear damage.

By adding "and" in sub-clause 17 (a), the right of the operator to claim damages from the supplier of nuclear equipment and material (right of recourse) has now been made entirely contingent on whether such right is explicitly provided in the private contract between the operator and supplier. In the likely scenario of the foreign suppliers not agreeing to provide for right of recourse in the contract, they cannot be held liable for any nuclear damage, even if they have supplied defective equipment. What is more dubious is that this significant weakening of Clause 17 has been done under the guise of strengthening the right of recourse against the foreign suppliers.

The US administration and the American nuclear industry lobby have objected to sub-clause 17 (b). They are not prepared to accept the right of recourse for the Indian operator vis-à-vis American suppliers. The Standing Committee recommendation is fully in line with the demand of the American lobbies. This amendment linking 17 (a) and 17 (b) will make it worse than what is there in the original Bill.

Liability Cap Unacceptable

The recommendation to enhance the operator's liability cap from Rs. 500 crore to Rs. 1500 crore is hardly significant, since total liability for each nuclear incident remains capped at 300 million SDRs (Rs. 2122.40 crore or $ 455 million) as per Clause 6 (1). This amount is less than even the Bhopal settlement of $ 470 million, which has been acknowledged as grossly inadequate by the Government itself.

It is noteworthy that none of the international nuclear liability conventions set any cap on total liability, but only set a floor. Countries like South Korea and Sweden have set operator's liability at 300 million SDRs, not total liability. The operator's liability in the US is $ 11.9 billion. Countries like Japan, Russia and Germany do not have any cap on total liability. In contrast, the Indian bill seeks to cap total liability to 300 million SDRs, displaying scant regard for the lives and security of the Indian people.

Further Objections

The Standing Committee report has failed to take on board several more objections to the Bill, especially regarding the extant provisions protecting the operator and suppliers from facing litigation and the ambiguities regarding nuclear accidents in defence installations and the jurisdiction of the AERB. It has also made an objectionable suggestion to create a liability fund to reduce government liability by levying additional charges on electricity.

The recommendations of the Standing Committee does not alter the fact that the intent behind the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, as well as its provisions, are meant to facilitate India's joining the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC), which was explicitly committed by the UPA-I Government to the US in 2008, during the nuclear deal negotiations. Other than the US, no other country having a substantial number of nuclear plants have signed or ratified the CSC. None of India's neighbours who could be affected by a trans-boundary impact of a nuclear accident are signatories to CSC and its funds cannot be used for augmenting trans-border compensation for settlements. India gains nothing from joining the CSC.

Monday, August 16, 2010

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Fwd: Kerala Now

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From: maji ashraf
Date: Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM
Subject: Fwd: Kerala Now
To: nam <>>

Saturday, June 26, 2010

GoM on Rajiv and Bhopal: sloppiness or cover-up?

"After the Central government's intervention, it was stated that Mr. Anderson and others were only taken into protective custody and lodged in the company's guest house to save them from mob violence."

 The GoM report notes in paragraph 16 that an FIR was registered at the Hanumanganj police station on December 3, 1984 against Carbide officials which mentioned only Section 304-A (gross negligence) and no other section.

But the reports by G.K. Reddy and PTI note that Mr. Anderson and others "were arrested" as soon as they landed in Bhopal from Bombay "under seven different sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The Sections are: 120B (criminal conspiracy), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 304A (causing death by negligence), 426 (mischief), 429 (mischief in the killing of livestock), 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health), and 284 (negligent conduct in respect of poisonous substances)".

In fact the bond which Mr. Anderson signed in Bhopal prior to his release also noted: "I have been arrested by Hanumanganj Police Station, District Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India under Criminal Sections 304 A, 304, 120 B, 278, 429, 426 & 92. I am signing this bond for Rs. 25,000/- and thus undertaking to be present whenever and wherever I am directed to be present by the police or the Court".

Since Section 304 is a 'non-bailable offence', i.e. bail can only be granted by a judge and not on the basis of a bond, were legal corners also cut to ensure Mr. Anderson was released immediately? The prior grant of safe passage meant he should never have been arrested in the first place.

Monday, June 07, 2010

കേരളം എത്രയോ ഭേദം !

Saudi walks on electric wire to protest power cuts

Al Qah'tani said that he wanted to prove that the wires often did not carry electricity

Al Qah'tani walks on an  electricity line while grasping an overhead wire for balance
  • Al Qah'tani walks on an electricity line while grasping an overhead wire for balance to draw attention to power outages affecting his village in Saudi Arabia.
  • Image Credit: Supplied

Manama: A disgruntled Saudi man risked his life by walking barefooted on an electricity wire without knowing when power could be restored to draw attention to repeated energy cuts affecting his village.

Witnesses said that Mohammad Al Qah'tani climbed up a pole and then walked barefoot for around 100 metres on the wire while holding the overhead wire with his hands for balance amid concerns among fellow villagers that power could be restored at any time.

Al Qah'tani said that he wanted to prove that the wires often did not carry electricity and that the electrical company took a long time to restore power. 

"The residents are fed up with the repeated power cuts that have been causing moral distress and material losses," he said, quoted by Saudi daily Okaz.

Electricity company officials in the village in Asir, in the south western part of Saudi Arabia, attributed the power failures to heavy rains and unstable weather.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Tamil !

World Classical Tamil Conference – a perspective
Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Although Tamil and a few other languages such as Greek, Latin and Sanskrit enjoy the status of classical language in the academic world thanks to their antiquity and rich literary heritage, Tamil is the first living language to be given the official status of a classical language.

We thought it fit to conduct the first World Classical Tamil Conference. We decided to hold it for five days from the 23rd to the 27th of June 2010 at Coimbatore in a grand manner.

Demand for classical status

For more than 150 years, Tamil scholars and those conscious of their Tamil heritage have been demanding that the classical character of Tamil be recognised. They claimed that Tamil has rich and hoary literary and grammatical traditions, its own script system, and an unbroken lengthy history. In addition, the language has continuously been a spoken language at least for more than 2,000 years in Tamil Nadu. It has essentially kept its age-old character intact, even though it is an effective modern language.

The demand for classical status arose in the context of the British Indian administration treating Sanskrit, Persian, and Arabic as classical languages and making special provisions and support mechanisms for the learning and development of these languages. The demand arose also in the context of the strong Tamil tradition and tendency, even now easily discernible, to maintain its own distinct character through various linguistic, literary, religious, anthropological, sociological, cultural, and architectural means and contributions.

In recent years, George Hart, Professor of Tamil Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, reiterated with sound arguments the demand that Tamil should be declared or recognised as a classical language. He wrote in 2000: "First, Tamil is of considerable antiquity. Second, Tamil constitutes the only literary tradition indigenous to India that is not derived from Sanskrit. Third, the quality of classical Tamil literature is such that it is fit to stand beside the great literatures of Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, Chinese, Persian and Arabic."

Dr. Robert Caldwell (1814-1891) established beyond the pale of controversy the reality of the Dravidian family of languages and the high antiquity of Tamil. According to him, it is the most highly cultivated of all Dravidian idioms; it can dispense with its Sanskrit altogether, if need be, and not only stand alone but also flourish without its aid.

Caldwell's study provided the base for the formation of the Pure Tamil Movement, founded by the great Tamil savant, Parithimaal Kalaignar (V.G. Suryanarayana Sastri), a Professor of Tamil at the Madras Christian College. He first gave the clarion call to recognise Tamil as a classical language. His view was further nurtured by the renowned scholars, Maraimalai Adigal (1876-1950) and Devaneya Paavanar, who opined that Tamil was the primary classical language of the world.

The 1970s again saw a champion of the cause in Manavai Mustafa, then Editor of UNESCO Courier (Tamil). But he did not have much organisational backing. Since 1975 he has been writing consistently in newspapers and magazines pressing the demand. Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran asked him to send a petition detailing how Tamil qualified to claim the status.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fwd: A good message - because we need each other

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From: Ranjit Santakumar
Date: Mon, May 17, 2010 at 9:13 AM
Subject: A good message - because we need each other

This is the "wear your seatbelt" ad from the UK - made by a guy not hired to do it.  Because the cause is important to him, he came up with this idea and now it's being hailed across the world as a 'beautiful' commercial. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fwd: Fw: What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims.... a every Indian should know

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From: Ranjit Santakumar
Date: Wed, May 12, 2010 at 10:54 AM
Subject: Fw: What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims.... a every Indian should know

Kindly Take few moments to read this, its really worth reading..........Thank You.

Ratan Tata is the chairman of Indian Hotels who own the Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai, which was the target of the terrorists last year.

Hotel President a 5 star property also belongs to Indian Hotels.
The following is really touching.

What Ratan Tata did for the Mumbai victims.... Don't miss!!!!!!


A. The Tata Gesture

All category of employees including those who had completed even 1 day as casuals were treated on duty during the time the hotel was closed.

Relief and assistance to all those who were injured and killed

The relief and assistance was extended to all those who died at the railway station, surroundings including the "Pav- Bha ji" vendor and the pan shop owners.

During the time the hotel was closed, the salaries were sent by money order.

A psychiatric cell was established in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences to counsel those who needed such help.

The thoughts and anxieties going on people's mind was constantly tracked and where needed psychological help provided.

Employee outreach centers were opened where all help, food, water, sanitation, first aid and counseling was provided. 1600 employees were covered by this facility.

Every employee was assigned to one mentor and it was that person's responsibility to act as a "single window" clearance for any help that the person required.

Ratan Tata personally visited the families of all the 80 employees who in some manner – either through injury or getting killed – were affected.

The dependents of the employees were flown from outside Mumbai to Mumbai and taken care off in terms of ensuring mental assurance and peace. They were all accommodated in Hotel President for 3 weeks.

Ratan Tata himself asked the families and dependents – as to what they wanted him to do.

In a record time of 20 days, a new trust was created by the Tatas for the purpose of relief of employees.

Whatg is unique is that even the other people, the railway employees, the police staff, the pedestrians who had nothing to do with Tatas were covered by compensation. Each one of them was provided subsistence allowance of Rs. 10K per month for all these people for 6 months.

A 4 year old granddaughter of a vendor got 4 bullets in her and only one was removed in the Government hospital. She was taken to Bombay hospital and several lacs were spent by the Tatas on her to fully recover her.

New hand carts were provided to several vendors who lost their carts.

Tata will take responsibility of life education of 46 children of the victims of the terror.

This was the most trying period in the life of the organisation. Senior managers including Ratan Tata were visiting funeral to funeral over the 3 days that were most horrible.

The settlement for every deceased member ranged from Rs. 36 to 85 lacs [One lakh rupees tranlates to approx 2200 US $ ] in addition to the following benefits:

a. Full last salary for life for the family and dependents;
b. Complete responsibility of education of children and dependents – anywhere in the world.
c. Full Medical facility for the whole family and dependents for rest of their life.
d. All loans and advances were waived off – irrespective of the amount.
e. Counselor for life for each person

B. Epilogue

How was such passion created among the employees? How and why did they behave the way they did?

The organisation is clear that it is not something that someone can take credit for. It is not some training and development that created such behaviour. If someone suggests that – everyone laughs

It has to do with the DNA of the organisation, with the way Tata culture exists and above all with the situation that prevailed that time. The organization has always been telling that customers and guests are #1 priority

The hotel business was started by Jamshedji Tata when he was insulted in one of the British hotels and not allowed to stay there.

He created several institutions which later became icons of progress, culture and modernity. IISc is one such institute. He was told by the rulers that time that he can acquire land for IISc to the extent he could fence the same. He could afford fencing only 400 acres.

When the HR function hesitatingly made a very rich proposal to Ratan – he said – do you think we are doing enough?

The whole approach was that the organisation would spend several hundred crore in re-building the property – why not spend equally on the employees who gave their life?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FW: A photo with a great meaning in it ...

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From: Sailan Palliyil Narendran
Date: Tue, May 11, 2010 at 5:42 PM
Subject:FW: A photo with a great meaning in it ...

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From: Jyo


"Don't talk while he drives"

Monday, May 10, 2010

cartoonist yesudasan on manorama vs toms /

കോടതിയില്‍ കള്ളം പറയാന്‍ പാടില്ലെങ്കിലും അത്യാവശ്യത്തിനു ചില്ലറ കള്ളങ്ങളും മലയാള മനോരമക്ക് വേണ്ടി ഞാന്‍ കോടതിയില്‍ പറയേണ്ടി വന്നു. ഇപ്പോള്‍ ദുഃഖം തോന്നുന്നു.
ടോംസിന്‍റെ മകളുടെ വിവാഹം വര്‍ഷങ്ങള്‍ക്കു മുന്‍പ് ചേര്‍ത്തലയില്‍ വെച്ചാണ് നടക്കുന്നത്. ഇതിനകം ടോംസ് മനോരമയില്‍ നിന്ന് പിരിഞ്ഞിരുന്നു. ഇരുപതും മുപ്പതും വര്‍ഷം ഒരുമിച്ചു ജോലി ചെയ്യുകയും ഉണ്ണുകയും ഉറങ്ങുകയും ചെയ്ത മനോരമ സുഹൃത്തുക്കള്‍ അനേകരാണ്. വേണ്ടപ്പെട്ട എല്ലാവരെയും കല്യാണക്കത്ത് കൊടുത്തു ക്ഷണിച്ചു.
കാറില്‍ നിന്നിറെങ്ങിയ ഞാന്‍ പള്ളിക്ക് ചുറ്റും ഒന്ന് കറങ്ങി. വേണ്ടപ്പെട്ട ആരെയും കാണുന്നില്ലല്ലോ- മനോരമയില്‍ നിന്ന് പിരിയുകയും മനോരമക്കെതിരെ കേസ് പറയുകയും ചെയ്യുന്ന ടോംസിന്‍റെ പുത്രിയുടെ കല്യാണത്തില്‍ പങ്കടുക്കെണ്ടതില്ലെന്നു എല്ലാവരും ഒറ്റക്കെട്ടായി തീരുമാനിച്ച പോലെ - ഉണ്ണുന്ന ചോറിനോടാണല്ലോ കൂറ് വേണ്ടത് - കോട്ടയത്ത്‌ എന്ന് മാത്രമല്ല എല്ലായിടത്തും ഇതാണ് സ്ഥിതി. മാതൃഭൂമിയിലും മംഗളത്തിലും ഇതു തന്നെ സംഭവിക്കും. ടൈംസ്‌ ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യയിലും ന്യൂ യോര്‍ക്ക്‌ ടൈംസിലും ഇത് തന്നെ സംഭവിച്ചുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുന്നു - മനസ്സിനൊരു വല്ലാത്ത ഭാരം. സുഹൃത്ബന്ധത്തെപ്പറ്റി ആലോചിച്ചു ഞാന്‍ പള്ളിമുറ്റത്ത് നില്‍ക്കുന്നു. എന്നെ ആരോ കെട്ടിപ്പിടിച്ചു. ടോംസ് തന്നെ. അദ്ദേഹത്തിന്‍റെ പത്നിയും അടുത്തുണ്ട്. ടോംസ് എന്നോട് പതുങ്ങിയ സ്വരത്തില്‍ പറഞ്ഞു: "യേശുദാസന്‍ ഞങ്ങളുടെ മാനം കാത്തു."
അങ്ങനെ വിളിക്കും. പ്രതികരിച്ചില്ലെന്നിരിക്കും. വിളിച്ചില്ലെന്നിരുക്കും. വിളിക്കാന്‍ മറന്നെന്നിരിക്കും. മലയാളത്തിന്‍റെ മനപ്രയാസ്സം!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Fwd: what a news

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Atulya Sharma
Date: Thu, May 6, 2010 at 7:41 PM
Subject: what a news
To: nam <>

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Fw: Life thoughts by Duckky.

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From: Ranjit Santakumar
Date: Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM
Subject: Fw: Life thoughts by Duckky.

Marriage changes passion.
Suddenly you're in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with 'Guess' on it.
So I said 'Implants?' She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president and over fifty for Miss America ?

Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just 'chunky dunk.'

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !!

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?

Wouldn't you know it.....
Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.

Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

easy email

How does Easy-Email work?

So what is the magic behind Easy-Email?

What makes it all tick?

This was originally going to be a long and detailed article.

But it is actually surprisingly simple:

  1. Instead of downloading your email to one computer you direct it to Gmail.
  2. Your computers and mobile devices synchronize with Gmail.

The fact that your computers synchronize with Gmail instead of downloading the email means that all of your computers have the same emails. And anything you do on one computer will be synchronized with Gmail... and then with any other computer or mobile device you use.

So if you send an email from your home computer you can see the sent email on your netbook or laptop. If you are using Gmail in an internet cafe and you move an email from your inbox to another folder the email will be moved on all your computers. If you read an email on one computer it will show as read on all your computers.

And the best thing is: It all happens automatically!



Email the way it was meant to be: Easy!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fwd: : 5 Nice Little Lessons ........

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From: Ranjit Santakumar 
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 2:57 PM
Subject: : 5 Nice Little Lessons ........

1. Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain, on the day of prayer all the People gathered but only one boy came with an umbrella...
2. When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her...
3.Every night we go to bed, without any assurance of being alive the next Morning but still we set the alarms in our watch to wake up...
4. We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future or having any certainty of uncertainties. ..
5. We see the world suffering. We know there is every possibility of same or similar things happening to us. But still we get married??...


Wednesday, April 14, 2010


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: maji ashraf
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 9:19 AM
To: nam <>

This is one of the  COOLEST CLOCK in the world. 
       Open the below link, its amazing... 
       I don't know who made this... 
       1st Line is Second's 
       2nd Line is Minute's 
       3rd Line is Hour's 
       4th Line is the Day of the week 
       5th Line is today's Date 
       6th Line is the Month 
       7th Line is Year




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fwd: interesting

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Atulya Sharma
Date: 2010/4/13
Subject: interesting
To: nam <>


  • വെങ്കിടേശ്വര ഭാഗവതര്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് കൊര്‍ന്നൊല്യോസ്
  • മീനാക്ഷി അമ്മാള്‍ - സാറ സത്യബോധിനി
  • രാമയ്യന്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് യോസഫ്
  • വെങ്കിടകൃഷ്ണന്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് യാക്കൂബ്
  • സുബ്രഹ്മണ്യന്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് മത്തായി
  • സൂര്യനാരായണന്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് യോഹന്നാന്‍
  • ഗോവിന്ദന്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് ഫീലിപ്പോസ്
  • പദ്മനാഭന്‍ - യുസ്തൂസ് ശമുമേല്‍
  • സീതാ ദേവി - മേ

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I Love this Doctor !!!

I love this Doctor!  YOU MAY ALSO LIKE IT!!!!

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it...don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain...good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me..

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"


For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats
and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

And others can do even - - - -

Sharjah residents urged not to step out in lungi

Police crack down on wraparound attire for men

  • By Bassma Al Jandaly, Senior Reporter

Men wearing lungis strolling  in a Sharjah locality
  • Men wearing lungis strolling in a Sharjah locality. Sharjah Police recently arrested a man for wearing a lungi as part of a crackdown on the attire in public.
  • Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

Sharjah: Sharjah Police are cracking down on men wearing the lungi, a wraparound dress worn across some South Asian countries, in public.

An Asian man was arrested and interrogated by police patrols in Sharjah a few days ago for wearing a lungi in public.

The man said police told him lungis cannot be worn in public.

He told Gulf News he had recently been stopped by CID officers who sought to know why he was going out in public wearing a lungi. "A few days ago I had an issue with police for leaving my home wearing a lungi," he said.

The man said he had gone out wearing a lungi that had its two ends stitched together when he was stopped at a petrol station's convenience store.

"I was caught by a police at the petrol station mart. Police asked me why I had ventured out wearing a lungi and a T-shirt," he said. He said he was warned not to go out dressed in that manner since there was a law that prohibited the attire.

"My lungi covered me right up to the toe. It was fully stitched and decent and clean," said the man.

The Indian man said the lungi is considered a traditional dress in his home country and is very commonly worn.

"I want to know if there is any law of this kind," he said.

Ambiguity in rules

"Why is it that people are not allowed to wear clothes they are used to if they are not revealing," he said.

"My lungi fully covered my legs. Why did the police have to arrest me while you see so many people wearing revealing dresses in public whom no one stops," he said, adding that it called for clarifying the decency law.

"Can anyone state the law for the public so that we can avoid being stopped by the police," he said.

Sharjah Police maintain that indecent and revealing clothes are not allowed in public. "The decency law was implemented in Sharjah ten years ago," an officer said.

He said people were expected to wear decent clothes in public, but did not explain if there was a ban on wearing the lungi in public.

The lungi is a piece of brightly coloured silk or cotton cloth that is wrapped around the waist. It is worn in India, Pakistan, Myanmar and other South Asian countries.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


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Thursday, March 18, 2010

BBC On Kerala

Conundrum of Kerala's struggling economy

By Soutik Biswas
BBC News, Kerala

Beach in Kerala
Tourism is one of the major drivers of growth in Kerala Photos: Haris Kuttipuram

Why is India's most socially developed state - and one of the developing world's most advanced regions - an economic laggard?

This question about Kerala, known all over the world for its lush landscapes, sun-drenched beaches and idyllic backwaters, has been a subject of intense debate among economists and social scientists.

Kerala defies all stereotypes of a "socially backward" Indian state - swathes of people living in abject poverty, men outnumbering women because of female foeticide, internecine caste politics.

Many of its social indicators are on par with the developed world and it has the highest human development index in India.

Kerala needs a new contract between the state and its people to move ahead and build upon its enviable gains

It also has the highest literacy rate (more than 90%) and life expectancy in India, lowest infant mortality, lowest school drop-out rate, and a fairly prosperous countryside.

That's not all.

In contrast to India's more prosperous states, like Punjab and Haryana, Kerala can boast a very healthy gender ratio - women outnumber men here.

Life expectancy for women is also higher than for men, as in most developed countries. Thanks to a matrilineal society, women, by and large, are more empowered than in most places in India.

Low population

When it comes to low population growth, Kerala competes with Europe and the US. And all but two districts of the state have a lower fertility rate than that needed to maintain current population levels.

Women in Kerala
Women outnumber men in Kerala

All this happened because of the region's early trading connections with the West - the Portuguese arrived here in the 15th Century, followed by the Dutch and then the British - and a long history of social reforms initiated by the missionaries and the kings of two princely states that were later integrated to create Kerala.

And thanks to pioneering land reforms initiated by a Communist government in the late 1950s, the levels of rural poverty here are the lowest in India. Decent state-funded health care and education even made it the best welfare state in India.

Yet, today, Kerala is a straggler economy almost entirely dependent on tourism and remittances sent back by two million of its people who live and work abroad, mostly in the Gulf.

Joblessness is rife due to the lack of a robust manufacturing base - more than 15% in urban areas, three times the national average. More than 30 million people live in the densely populated state, a third of which is covered by forests

More people here are taking their lives than anywhere else in India. Alcoholism is a dire social problem - the state has India's highest per capita alcohol consumption. People migrate because there are no jobs at home.

Money shortage

Economists find this paradoxical given the fact that Kerala has met most of the UN's millennium development goals.

"Unlike many East Asian states, social development has not become an instrument in triggering economic development in Kerala," says economist Joseph Tharamangalam.

So the state has little money to fund health care and education leading to an explosion of expensive, private hospitals, schools and colleges, which the poor cannot afford.

Road networks are extensive, but the state has few highways. Electricity has reached nearly every village but the quality of service is poor.

Many believe that the skewed nature of the economy - it has been called the "money order economy" - is to blame.

Kerala lives off remittances and it lacks a manufacturing base. Economists draw parallels with the Philippines and Sri Lanka, which face similar problems.

A shop in Kerala
The urban-rural gap is the lowest in Kerala

And Kerala has not benefited directly from the rise of its biggest service industry, tourism. Service tax is a federal tax which first goes to Delhi, and is then distributed among different states.

Kerala's biggest advantage - high literacy - has become a strange liability: the vast majority of educated unemployed have to go elsewhere for work.

Economists like KK George, who have spent a lifetime studying the "Kerala conundrum", say the state is facing a "second generation problem" of growth.

"Having fulfilled all millennium development goals, the state has no money left for higher investments. The central government is busy tackling poverty and illiteracy in most states, so doesn't have time or money for Kerala. And successive governments in Kerala have not been able to take it forward," says Dr George.

Economists say it is ironic that a region which benefited early from informal international trade - with the Dutch and the English - and its proximity to West Asia has failed to reap the benefits of economic liberalisation at home.


Some commentators say the problem stems from the fact that Kerala is an over-politicised and "over-extended state". The argument goes that radical unions, bolstered by successive communist governments, have acted as "pressure groups advancing particular vested interests".

Kerala village
Kerala has a modestly prosperous countryside

In the process, the general prosperity of the state has been neglected.

Also, analysts say, decades of militant trade unionism led by the Communists has led to a poor work ethic and an "estrangement" from private investments - a condition similar to India's other Communist-run state, West Bengal.

Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen says Kerala has to "learn from the world". Its famed model of development, which is still touted as the most inclusive one, appears to have hit the buffers.

"The Kerala model is grinding to a halt because the social and political groups having fulfilled their original agenda now have no new agendas. Society has lost its capacity to set collective goals. There are no more big dreams," says Dr George.

"The old change agents like the Christian church and their missionary organisations, social reform movements in various caste groups, trade unions and political parties are acting merely as pressure groups either to defend the status quo or to extract the maximum possible share of a cake that is not increasing in size."

Clearly, Kerala needs a new contract between the state and its people to move ahead and build upon its enviable gains.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Montblanc not to sell Gandhi series pen

Montblanc not to sell Gandhi series pen
— Photo: Paul Noronha

Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, displays the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 pen in Mumbai in September 2009.

Kochi: Montblanc International GmbH, Germany, gave an undertaking before a Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday that its "Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241" and "Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 3000" luxury pens would not be sold in the country until further orders from the court.

The Bench of Acting Chief Justice P.R. Raman and Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair asked counsel for the company and its Rajkot-based distributor to give the undertaking in an affidavit within three days.

Counsel for the company gave the undertaking when a petition seeking a ban on the marketing and sale of the pens in the country came up for hearing. The petition was filed by Dijo Kappen, managing trustee, Centre for Consumer Education, Kottayam,

In an affidavit, the pen company and the distributor said they tendered an unconditional apology if the sentiments of any of the citizens were hurt. It said that they had no intention to exploit the name of Mahatma Gandhi or to bring any disrepute to the Father of the Nation. They "never believed for a moment that they would hurt the susceptibilities of certain segments of the public and regret the present controversy."

The affidavit said the company had great regard for Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation and the writing instruments were "intended to pay homage to Gandhi and to his vision and legacy."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What Happened In My Birth Year is a new site - very interesting

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From: advocate rajeev <>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Subject: What Happened In My Birth Year is a new site

Very Interesting.....

Subject: What Happened In My Birth Year is a new site

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fwd: Memory not hesitate !!! take the test once.



This test will determine if you're getting enough sleep or if your mind has really lost it! The test consists of three parts:

You'll be shown 12 photos in the first part,

You'll be shown another 12 photos in the second part,

You'll be shown 48 photos in the third part and asked if you saw them in the first part, the second part - or never saw them at all.

When you have finished the third part, your results will be given to you..

Click here to begin.



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