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New year 2008

Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
By Thomas Mann
To know more about Thomas Mann please read his autobiography

Digha Shankarpur development Authority

Digha sea beach is a popular weekend retreat to thousands of tourists thronging the place almost every time of the year. There are in excess of 1000 small, big and medium sized hotels and there is DSDA ( Digha shankarpur development authority) who collects a fee from each tourist visiting the town in the name of betterment of the place and to make it more pleasant and safe. Sounds good but reality contradicts the theory. DSDA has failed miserably to make Digha a better tourist attraction .

The main problem that one faces as a tourist in this other wise lovely place is a dirty sea beach. The sand of the beach as can be seen from the picture is so polluted from the debris originating from a varied number of sources like sewerage , littering by public and of course cremation of dead bodies on the guard wall of the . Though such a large scale of pollution is continuing daily there seems to be no effort on the part of the DSDA to arrest ot tackle the menace. The DSDA should relocate the cre…

Pictures of fishing in Digha

Catching fishes for a living is common in Digha. There are many fishermen family living in this coastal tourist town in Purba Medinipur in Westbengal. In the picture we can see the preparation of the fishermen to bring in their catch of fishes of the day to the shore.

True crabs

The true crabs (Cancer, carcinus, Portumis, etc.) reach the highest degree of specializa­tion among Crustacca. The cephalothorax is baroader than longer. Both the pairs of feelers are small. The antennules and the eye stalks are contained in sockets of the carapace. The third maxillipedes are flat and plate-like and cover the other mouth parts. The five pairs of thoracic legs are well-developed and clawed. The first legs are chelate, forming the large pinching claws, the remaining legs are non-chelate.The abdomen is very short with an uncalcified, soft sternal region. It is permanently bent under the cephalo­thorax, fitting into a groove in the thoracic sterna, thus remaining almost invisible in the dorsal view of the animal. The abdomen is narrower in male but somewhat broader in female. The pleopods are greatly reduced, the male retaining only two pairs of them, which serve as copulatory organs ; the female has four pairs for carrying the eggs. The uropods are usually absent. The yo…

Keeping Your Pooch Warm in Winters

For most pet lovers trying to envisage a moment of absolute contentment, the image of sitting in the wintry sunshine with their pet animal in their lap would probably come forth unbidden. For any pet lover, the word “warm cuddle” would evince the response “my pet” as the season for warm cuddles with our furry friends is round the corner. It seems that by some divine design our dogs and cats have been specially attired for this season. But nothing puts a bigger dampener on this season of cheer than a bout of cold, cough and sneezes. Some of us have an unfortunate tendency of believing that our pets don’t succumb to the vagaries of winter as easily as we do. The truth is that they need as much care to be able to return that warm cuddle. Following is a list of do’s and don’ts to help you give your pets the cold weather care they deserve.A) Pups are unable to handle extreme weather conditions so make sure they are always well covered. Pay special attention at night time as pups may fall as…

My Santa Is My Owner And She Lets Me Write Down My Wishes This Christmas

When I first heard Audrey Hepburn sing “These are a few of my favorite things” in the evergreen movie “ My fair Lady”, I never thought I’d have an occasion to present my own list some day. But you know what they say, “Every dog ahs his day”, and I got mine too. This Christmas, my dear owner in my eyes, is no less beautiful than Audrey. Hepburn herself, has asked me for a list of 10 things that I want. And God! I can’t wait to get started.

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My 2008 New year Resolution


No, this is not my resolution of dieting. But my resolve of not becoming a cancer patient by consuming Chinese delicacies from eateries in India. In a shocking revelation from a reliable source its learnt that Ajina moto or Monosodium Glutamate which is a common ingredient of chinese food is supposed to be one of the main factors of cancer in people consuming them for over a period of time. A study on 134 cancer patients suffering from stomach cancer by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Cancer Reaserch Institute has found that more than 50% of them had a history of consuming Chinese from the road side eateries that can be found everywhere in India. Why do these small and medium sized eateries use Ajina moto or Monosodium Glutamate inspite of it being banned by WHO ( World Health Organisation) way back in 2004? This substance enhances the taste of the food . Apart from enhancing the taste it also leads to stimulation which results in excessive secretion of …

A shoping cart software that is a step ahead

In India average shopkeepers and small business do not use the internet efficiently to conduct their business. What they do in the name of web presence is make a static website and forget all about it.

The smaller sellers are not yet fluent in selling online mainly because of their inability to find an efficient yet reasonably priced e-commerce software solutions. People here in India have a general view that maintaining an online store is expensive, for it includes the development charges , maintenance charges and also online publicity expenses . In addition you have to be a software professional to successfully run and use an e-commerce software.

Now for those smaller dealers and traders , those who want a feasible ,economically viable e-commerce software or a shopping cart without knowing any computer language and also without a budget that touches something close to a fortune ,armed only with simple browsing knowledge, there is a good news. you can start your very own web based sho…

New Year's Resolutions For New Year 2008

One of the most common issues that are usually come across when New Year's is just around the corner is the New Year Resolution. What is a New Year's resolution? This may be the first question that may strike a kid's mind as soon as he or she will find adults talking about New Year's resolutions. Kids should be made aware of the fact that a New Year's resolution is a commitment made in mind to do something good for themselves or for others. Hence the New Year's resolution is usually interpreted as something quite advantageous and normally such resolutions are put to effect on New Year's Day and continue till the goal is reached. Each year zillions of people come up with loads of New Year's resolutions but many of them are seen going unachieved. In this regards kids should be taught that promises should be given to be kept and never to be broken. Hence the immense importance of promises has to be given on New Year.

Millions of New Year's resolutions …

Santalum album or sandal

The woody part of the plant Santalum album is used for fever, vommit, wound,chicken pox, excessive sweating, headache, hiccups and also in gonorrhea among many other uses that is not mentioned here.

Murraya Koengii or curry patta

The leaf apart from being widely used in cooking for that special flavor has other medicinal uses as well. It treats mucus in stool , vommitting and pimples.

The roots of this plant can be used for reliving pain in kidneys and also to clean stained teeth.

Barleria Strigosa

Also known as NEEL JHANTI in Bengali.
This medicinal herb has its use in many ailments. The extract of the plant is widely used for healing wounds, skin diseases , pain , itching, bronchitis and dental pain. Its roots are used in extracting old cough. The juice of the leaf is used for fixing loose tooth.


Mentha Piperita or Mint is an useful medicinal herb. Its oil is used as stimulants, antiseptic and also stomach gas disorders. Apart from these its use is well known in weakness, obesity, pain , headache and also is very useful in reliving menstrual pain.

A Special Recipe for New Year 2008

What better way can you give an extra special fervor to your New Year party than by coming up with a really amazing recipe for your New Year guests? Party – whether on Christmas or on New Year, is all about food, drink, music and hanging out with your loved ones. But it's obviously an extra fun to have a special recipe in a New Year party. If you are planning for inviting a huge number of guests, it's not possible for you to prepare the whole stuff for them alone. All you can do is to take this recipe and give it to your caterer that is in charge of managing the party. Try out these pretty little delights to celebrate the beginning of a New Year with all tunes and fragrance afresh.

Croissant Bread Pudding is a recipe that can give a perfect blast to kick start your New Year part. This amazing recipe will take you not more than 2hrs and 30 minutes to prepare. Here's how it is made:


Extra-large eggs -- 3
Extra-large egg yolks -- 8
Half-and-half – 5 cups
Sugar -- 1 1…

Selecting Christmas Song -- To Hold The True Essence of Christmas Fun

It's Christmas and we can hear the jingle all the way! Christmas without music is like a life without a soul. Music plays a vital part in festive -- especially when it comes to Christmas and New Year. If you are celebrating Christmas 2007 with a real blast and party, you can say for sure that your celebration is going to be an utter flop, if you haven't spare a thought over this issue – Christmas music. There are loads of music that you can find over the net and can be played in a Christmas party to make your guest waltz around the gorgeous Christmas trees. Starting from the traditional "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls" to the all time great "It Came Upon A Mid night Clear" and "Do You Hear What I Hear", you can get a really amazing assortment of Christmas song to make you guests rock on Christmas eve.

All you need to do is to look for the right Christmas song, which in turn needs a bit of study on the type of guests you have called upo…

Earn a decent living writing blogs

There are millions of bloggers blogging everyday. some do it for passion and some for financial gains. There are many bloggers who earns a decent living writing blogs and there are many who wants to earn a living writing blogs. The best way to earn from a blog according to me is by writing paid posts in your blog or blogs in addittion to your regular posts. Now what is paid postings? A paid posting is customised posts for which the blogger is paid a certain mutually agreed consideration for writing posts and opinion about the advertisers site or products. There are several companies which took the initiative to connect advertisers who wishes to have comments written about their services or products in various blogs with bloggers who are willing to opine on certain service and / or products for a consideration often financial. To get paid for blogging I would recommend the services provided by smorty which is a leader in the field of blog advertisement.

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Piper Nigrum

Did any of us knew that Piper nigrum or black pepper is so important as a medicine and can be used to treat Cholera,general weakness of body, loss of appetite ,Arthritis,Piles,skin irritation and abortions?

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Lxora Arborea

Lxora arborea or "Shwet Rangan". Its leaves can be used increase vitality and reduce general weakness in body and its roots are used to treat wounds.
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Ocimum Kilimandscharicum

Karpur Tulsi that is somewhat different from ordinary tulsi plant we see in average Indian house hold, its scientific name is Ocimum Kilimandscharicum and its leaves can be used for treatment of cough and bronchitis and its leaves are also very effective in several types of bacterial, fungal and viral infections.

Wedelia Chinensis

Wedelia Chinensis is a very useful herbal medicinal plant. Its leaves can be used in treatment of dermatological disorders, cough,headache,hair loss,lice,strengthening the nervous system, lack of blood, digestive system disorders.

Mentha spicata or Pudina

Mentha spicata or better known as Pudina in India is a plant whose leaves can be used as stimulating refreshment and in curing Gas in stomach. The whole plant is also used for treating mild fever and bronchitis.

Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus or in Bengali its very familiar "Nayantara". This plant is used for treating ailments like leukemia,hyper tension,white discharge, diabetes, to increase memory

Wissadula Periplocifolia

Herbal medicinal plants and their usage: This picture is of a plant called Wissadula Periplocifolia.
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Conservation of the Rainforest Is Of Utmost Significance

The rainforest are the forest characterized by rainfall at high level, with the minimum annual normal scale ranges from 1750 mm to 2000 mm. The tropical rain forest is the considered to be the best-treasured wealth of the Earth. This is due to the fact that the tropical rain forest is home for thousands and thousands of new species of plant that are yet to be discovered and an innumerable species of them are used in the field of pharmacy.Scientific Value For the RainforestThe conservation of the rain forest is of utmost significance not only for a single reason but for a series of reasons. One of the major reasons is that the floral part of the forest turns the harmful carbon dioxide into fresh air thereby, combating the pollution. The vast rainforest tends to deter the greenhouse effect by the dint of the process of absorbing the carbon dioxide. The trees in the rainforest absorb and store the huge volume of carbon dioxide in their roots, steams, leaves and branches, thereby carrying…

How frequent do we find the breast cancer?

Although it has not yet been discovered as to how long it actually takes to develop the breast cancer but it is a slow process and is fairly common in women. As per the recent statistics the American oncologists receive more than 212,000 patients suffering from breast cancer every year. The statistics reveals that the population of the breast cancer patients has touched 20,500 in Canada, 41,000 in United Kingdom and 13,000 in Australia. Who are at the risk of breast cancer? The women are highly exposed to the risk of developing the breast cancer, although men can also develop breast cancers – however rarely, accounting for only 1% of the overall breast cancer cases all around the globe. The women above 50 years of age are more prone to developing breast cancer, although there actually is no specific age for developing the condition. The habit of taking the contraceptive pills increases the chances of developing breast cancer in women. Some of the other common causes of breast cancer…

Digha Bus stand

View of Bus stand taken from the Air conditioned Sleeper Bus that ferries between Digha and Kolkata.

Same card for 29 years??

Can you believe? my wife does not believe in sending cards. I could not convince her even after telling her of Stephen and Glynis Woolner. This couple has been sending each other the same card on Christmas for the last 29 years. Can you believe it? It all started sometime around 1978 when Glynis sent Stephen a card he returned the same card as a joke and she repeated it with sending it back with new message and this is continuing every year with a new message for the last 29 yrs. Now they have had to glue additional sheets to write new messages . And Glynis says she would reject a new card and insists on having the old card again and again in future also.

The birth chart of Sonia Antonia Maino alias Sonia Gandhi

The above picture is just a sample of typical birth chart

The calculations were based on these variables.

Sonia Antonia Maino

December 9 1946 00:00 AM

Varese, Italy
+1 GMT
008° 48' E 45° 48' N

The Luminaries: Sun and Moon

The state of the solar system at the time of your birth points to self-similar (fractal) qualities within you. But of all the planets, the "lights" - the Sun and Moon - are thought to indicate the main polarity of your being. In psychology, this has been articulated in the concept of complementarity between the conscious and unconscious contents of the mind. The Sun and Moon act as positive and negative poles - an intentional, directing element (Sun), and a suggestible, receptive one (Moon). In a beneficial relationship, the emotional conditioning of the Moon is given a purposive and positive expression by the astrological Sun. This has been called 'intentional living'. Wherever we allow our consciousness (attention) to rest, that we vitalize.