Friday, May 28, 2010

Two glasses of wine


When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 glasses of wine...

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was. 

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes." 

The professor then produced two glasses of wine from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.  "Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the

important things; your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions; things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house ,and your car. The sand is everything else; the small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, he continued, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life: If you spend all your time and energy on the small Stuff. 

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out to dinner. Play another 18 holes. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first; the Things that really matter. 
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."  One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the wine

represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of glasses of wine with a friend."


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Top 13 Worst Slogan Translations Ever

13) When Parker Pen marketed a ball-point pen inMexico, its ads were supposed to have read, "It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." The company thought that the word "embarazar" (to impregnate) meant to embarrass, so the ad read: "It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant." 

12) Scandinavian vacuum manufacturer Electroluxused the following in an American campaign: "Nothing Sucks like an Electrolux." 

11) Clairol introduced the "Mist Stick," a curling iron, into Germany only to find out that "mist" is slang for manure. Not too many people had use for the "Manure Stick." 

10) Coors put its slogan, "Turn It Loose," into Spanish, where it was read as "Suffer From Diarrhea." 

9) Pepsi's "Come Alive With the Pepsi Generation" translated into "Pepsi Brings Your Ancestors Back From the Grave" in Chinese. 

8) When Gerber started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in the US, with the smiling baby on the label. Later they learned that in Africa, companies routinely put pictures on the labels of what's inside, since many people can't read. 

7) Colgate introduced a toothpaste in France called Cue, the name of a notorious porno magazine. 

6) Frank Perdue's chicken slogan, "It takes a strong man to make a tender chicken," was translated into Spanish as "it takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate." 

5) When American Airlines wanted to advertise its new leather first class seats in the Mexican market, it translated its "Fly In Leather" campaign literally, which meant "Fly Naked" (vuela en cuero) in Spanish. 

4) An American T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted the Pope's visit. Instead of "I saw the Pope" (el Papa), the shirts read "I Saw the Potato" (la papa). 

3) The Dairy Association's huge success with the campaign "Got Milk?" prompted them to expand advertising to Mexico. It was soon brought to their attention the Spanish translationread "Are You Lactating?" 

2) General Motors had a very famous fiasco in trying to market the Nova car in Central andSouth America. "No va" in Spanish means, "It Doesn't Go". 

1) The Coca-Cola name in China was first read as "Kekoukela", meaning "Bite the Wax Tadpole" or "Female Horse Stuffed with Wax", depending on the dialect. Coke then researched 40,000 characters to find a phonetic equivalent "kokoukole", translating into "Happiness in the Mouth."


If the poachers of Sundarban are not stopped - Save The Tiger

If the poachers of Sundarban are not stopped. A major part of Sundarban has now been converted for human dwelling, decreasing the tiger habitat in turn.

The two major reasons for depletion in the tiger numbers are poaching and loss of natural habitat. With increasing human population and in a quest for more and more living area, we are converting natural tiger habitats to human residences – knowingly or unknowingly. Here is the need to spread the thought and educate the people who live in and around the natural reserves for tigers about the necessity. Cutting down of trees for paper and furniture and molesting the forest environment bringing up sky-scrapers also cause diminution of natural habitat of tigers (and for any wild animal for that matter) in turn provoking more and more reduction in the overall population.

Tiger Killing
Tiger Poachers - SAD :(
Tigers are poached and killed for different parts of their body. It is illegal to use animal fur or any other part of animal bodies in many countries around the world. However, the demand for the same in the black market is high. Different parts of tiger body, ranging from the corpus, skin and nails to their teeth are in high demand in the illegal poacher market where these items are sold for millions of bucks. This is the reason, poachers and dacoits tend to kill tigers and get some easy money in return – the irreversible extinction of the animal from the planet is not what they would cry or mere think twice for.

This has to Stop

Evolution and Fact about Tigers

Where did tigers come from?

Tigers (and all other carnivores) are descended from civet-like animals called miacids that lived during the age of the dinosaurs about 60 million years ago. These small mammals, with long bodies and short flexible limbs, evolved over millions of years into several hundred different species, including cats, bears, dogs and weasels. Approximately 37 cat species exist today, including Panthera tigris, the tiger.

Tigers evolved in eastern Asia. Andrew Kitchener states in the book The Natural History of Wild Cats, that

"Fossil tigers are known from the Late Pliocene/Early Pleistocene of southeastern Asia. A small primitive tiger was living in North China during the Early Pleistocene. Between 1.3 and 2.1 million years ago, tigers were living in Java...from about two million years ago, tigers spread from their evolutionary centre in eastern Asia in two directions. Tigers moving through the Central Asian woodlands to the west and southwest gave rise to the Caspian tigers. Secondly, tigers from China moved to the east of the central Asian mountains to southeastern Asian and the Indonesian islands, and thence westwards to India (Hemmer, 1987)."

Tiger Walking
Tiger Walking


A powerful hunter with sharp teeth, strong jaws, and an agile body, the tiger is the largest member of the cat family (Felidae). It is also the largest land-living mammal whose diet consists entirely of meat. The tiger's closest relative is the lion. Without the fur, it is difficult to distinguish a tiger from a lion but the tiger is the only cat with striped fur.

Scientists have classified tigers into eight subspecies: Bali, Java, Caspian, Sumatran, Amur (or Siberian), Indian (or Bengal), South China, and Indo-Chinese. The first three subspecies are extinct. However recent analysis suggests that there is little reason for dividing living tigers into these subspecies; all are nearly identical both genetically and physically. Some scientists suggest making a distinction between island tigers (of which only the Sumatran remains) and mainland tigers.

Size: Tigers range in size from the diminutive Sumatrans, in which females weigh between 165 and 242 pounds and males weigh between 220 and 310 pounds, to the largest mainland tigers, such as Indians, in which females weigh between 220 and 352 pounds and males weigh between 396 and 570. Total length ranges from seven to 12 feet.

Habitat: The tiger's current distribution is a patchwork across Asia, from India to the Russian Far East. Tigers require large areas with forest cover, water, and suitable large ungulate prey such as deer and swine. With these three essentials, tigers can live from the tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Indochina to the temperate oak forest of the Amur River Valley in the Russian Far East.

Diet: Tigers prey primarily on wild boar (Sus scrofa) and other swine, and medium to large deer such as chital (Axis axis), red deer (Cervus elaphus), and sambar (C. unicolor). Where they occur together, tigers also hunt gaur (Bos frontalis), a huge wild cattle. Tigers also kill domestic animals such as cows and goats, and occasionally kill people.

Hunting: The tiger hunts alone, primarily between dusk and dawn, traveling six to 20 miles in a night in search of prey. A typical predatory sequence includes a slow, silent stalk until the tiger is 30 to 35 feet from the selected prey animal followed by a lightening fast rush to close the gap. The tiger grabs the animal in its forepaws, brings it to the ground, and finally kills the animal with a bite to the neck or throat. After dragging the carcass to a secluded spot, the tiger eats. A tiger eats 33 to 40 pounds of meat in an average night, and must kill about once per week. Catching a meal is not easy; a tiger is successful only once in ten to 20 hunts.

Territoriality: An adult tiger defends a large area from all other tigers of the same sex. The primary resource of this territory is food. A female's territory must contain enough prey to support herself and her cubs. A male's territory, additionally, must offer access to females with which to mate. Thus, a male's territory overlaps with that of one to seven females. Male territories are always larger than those of females. But territory size varies enormously and is directly related to the abundance of prey in a given habitat. For instance, Indian tigers in prey-rich habitats in Nepal defend quite small territories: female territories average just eight square miles. At the other extreme, in the prey-poor Russian Far East, Amur tiger female territories average 200 square miles. In both areas, male territories are proportionately larger.

Social Behavior: Except for a mother and her cubs, tigers live and hunt alone. But that does not mean they are not social. Scent marks and visual signposts, such as scratch marks, allow tigers to track other tigers in the area, and even identify individuals. A female tiger knows the other females whose territories abut hers; in many cases, a neighbor may be her daughter. Females know their overlapping males (and vice versa) and probably know when a new male takes over. All tigers can identify passing strangers. So, solitary tigers actually have a rich social life; they just prefer to socialize from a distance.

Reproduction: A male and female meet only briefly to mate. After a gestation of 100 to 112 days, two to three blind and helpless cubs are born in a secluded site under very thick cover. Cubs weigh just over two pounds at birth and nurse until they are six months old. During the next 18 months, they gradually become independent, and at about two years of age strike out alone to find their own territory. Females may establish a territory adjacent to that of their mother, or even take over part of their mother's territory. Adult females generally produce a litter every two years.

Mortality and Longevity: Tigers can live to 20 years of age in zoos but only 15 years in the wild. And most wild tigers do not live that long. Only half of all cubs survive to independence from their mother at about two years of age. Only 40 percent of these survivors live to establish a territory and begin to produce young. The risk of mortality continues to be high even for territorial adults, especially for males, which must defend their territories from other males.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

There are teachers, and there are educators.

A certain private school in New Zealand was recently faced with a unique problem.
A number of 12-year old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipsticks they would oress their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prtints. Every night the maintenance man would remove them and the next day girls would put them back.

Finally the principal decided that something had to be done, She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the maintenance man. She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for custodian who had to clean the mirrors every night. To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, she asked the maintenance man to show the girls how much effort was required.

He took out a long handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and wiped off the prints on the mirror.

There are teachers, and there are educators....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vintage!! MUMBAI.....!!!!

Churchgate Station, Mumbai

Churchgate Station - Bombay
Churchgate Station - Bombay

Churchgate Station 2 , Mumbai

Churchgate Station - Bombay
Churchgate Station - Bombay

Apolo Bunder , Bombay,Mumbai

The Apollo Bunder, Bombay aka Mumbai
The Apollo Bunder, Bombay aka Mumbai

Asiatic Town Hall , Mumbai

Asiatic Town Hall - Bombay aka Mumbai
Asiatic Town Hall - Bombay aka Mumbai

Ballard Pier, Mumbai, Bombay

Ballard Pier - Bombay aka Mumbai
Ballard Pier - Bombay aka Mumbai

Mail standing at Ballard Pier - Bombay aka Mumbai
Mail standing at Ballard Pier - Bombay aka Mumbai

Kalbadevi Road

Kalbadevi Road - Bombay aka Mumbai
Kalbadevi Road - Bombay aka Mumbai

Bullock Card - Bombay Street

Bullock Card - Bombay Street - Mumbai
Bullock Card - Bombay Street - Mumbai

Colaba Reclamation from Wodehouse Bridge , Mumbai/Bombay

Colaba Reclamation from wodehouse bridge - bombay aka mumbai
Colaba Reclamation from wodehouse bridge - bombay aka mumbai

 Colaba Reclamation Mumbai/Bombay

Colaba Reclamation
Colaba Reclamation

Cuff Parade, Mumbai

Cuff Parade - Mumbai - Bombay
Cuff Parade - Mumbai - Bombay

Oval Maidan Churchgate station, Mumbai

Oval Maidan - Churchgate Station - Bombay aka Mumbai
Oval Maidan - Churchgate Station - Bombay aka Mumbai

Gowalia Tank Mumbai

Gowalia Tank - Bombay aka Mumbai
Gowalia Tank - Bombay aka Mumbai

Queens Road, mumbai

Queens Road, Bombay aka Mumbai
Queens Road, Bombay aka Mumbai

Marine Drive, Mumbai

Marine Drive - Bombay aka Mumbai
Marine Drive - Bombay aka Mumbai

VT station or CST Station Mumbai

VT Station - Bombay aka Mumbai
VT Station - Bombay aka Mumbai

VT Station 2 - Mumbai aka Bombay
VT Station 2 - Mumbai aka Bombay

Walkeshwar Road -Mumbai

Walkeshwar Road - Bombay aka Mumbai
Walkeshwar Road - Bombay aka Mumbai

Wilson College - Chowpati

Wilson College Bombay aka Chowpati
Wilson College Bombay aka Chowpati

Trains at Bombay station

Trains standing at Bombay station
Trains standing at Bombay station

Elphesten Road - Mumbai 1930

Elphesten Road - 1930 - Bombay aka Mumbai
Elphesten Road - 1930 - Bombay aka Mumbai

Bombay Railway Station

Bombay Railway Station
Bombay Railway Station

Bombay Central EMU Carshed

Bombay Central EMU Car Shed
Bombay Central EMU Car Shed

Train crossing bridge Mumbai

Train crossing bridge Mumbai aka Bombay
Train crossing bridge Mumbai aka Bombay

Parsik Tunnel - Mumbai

Parsik Tunnel - Bombay aka Mumbai
Parsik Tunnel - Bombay aka Mumbai

Tips on Buying/Selling and efficient use of Car (Post-2)

Continuing post-1 on car tips. Below Tips and information on a variety of subjects including cars and trucks

Buying a New Car Why Not Modify Your Old One
Buying A Used Car The Wise Way
Buying versus Leasing A Car
Can you really get a free car
Can You Write off Your Car as a Tax Deduction Maybe
Car Accident Checklist Are You Prepared
Car Accident Insurance Claim Regarding Impacts And Injuries
Car Accident Lawyer Legal Advice
Car and Truck Alternators
Car Art in Many Forms
Car Buying Scams
Car Color Trivia
Car Dealer Reviews One of the most important pieces of information you need
Car Detailing Manuals Tips and Tricks that Save
Car Diagnosis Made Simple
Car Ground Effects Should You Install Yourself
Car Insurance Discounts
Car Insurance No Claims Bonus Explained
Car Insurance online quote
Car Insurance Online Quotes No Fuss
Car Insurance Rates Can You Lower Them
Car Leasing for Beginners
Car marketing
Car Radiator Replacement Solutions
Car Rental Safety
Car Rentals for young people
Car Repair 101

Car Video Monitors There Not Just For Your Kids Anymore
Caring For Your Car s Brakes and Rotors
Cheap Car Insurance 7 Tips To Reduce Your Car Insurance Costs
Chemically Improving Your Gas Mileage in Your Car
Chevrolet Camaro The Definitive Muscle Car
Child taken while sitting in Repossessed car
Choosing a Car Stereo
Choosing A Safe And Reliable Car Transport Service
Choosing the right car
Clean Car for Good Gas Mileage
Coming to a Car Dealer Near You
Common myths about car insurance debunked
Consider Fuel Efficiency When Buying a Car
Coolest Technology for Your Car A Geek Guide
Cooling System How It Affects Your Mazda Car s Performance
Corvette 1984 96 C4 is One of Today s Best Performance Car Values
Custom Car Covers For That Perfect Fit
Customizing your Car Pinstriping Basics
Discount Car Insurance Brokers Get Amazing Comparisons
Do You Make These Car Rental Mistakes
Do You Want to Increase Your Car s Resale Value Here s How
Driving To Savings Car Tips To Save You Money
eBay Motors Buy or Sell a Car on eBay
Effective Online Car Sales on Ebay Motors
Enjoy the Luxury of Mercedes Benz Car Parts
Excellent Jetta Car Parts for the Impressive VW Jetta available at Parts train
Exotic Car Rentals
Extend The Life Of Your New Or Used Car
Extra Extra Car Covers Save Car
Factors That Affect Your Car Insurance Premium
Favorite Car Song and Why
Financing Your Car What You Should Know
Financing Your New Or Used Car
Finding a Great Car Accessory
Finding and installing car parts
Finding The Right Shop To Work On Your Car
Finding Your Dream Car
First Aid for Felines How to Keep Your Car Safe from Harm
Five Ways to Judge Your Car Stereo Speakers
Flashy Car Rims Is It Just A Guy Thing
Ford GT Track Time In a True American Super Car
Fraudsters Target Online Car Sales
Fuel Tips For Your Car
Fundamentals for selling your own car
Get Your Car Ready for Winter
Getting A Great Deal On A New Car
Getting That Car Loan Simple Interest Is The Best
Getting The Best Price For Your Used Car
Getting Your Car Ready For Summer Driving
Give Your Auto TLC It s Fall Car Care Month
Green Air Filters For Your Car
Helpful Car Buying Tips
Helping Your Car Run The Extra Mile
High Performing Auto Parts for the World s Best Selling Sports Car the Mazda Miata 2006
How a Former Car Salesman from New York Is Becoming An Internet Icon
How a Healthy Exhaust System Affects Your Car s Performance
How Car Rental Agencies Can Make Your Trip That Much Easier
How Do You Find the Best Car Seat to Protect Your Child
How Much Car Insurance Should You Buy
How to buy a good truck or car found at the Internet site
How to Buy a New Car
How to Buy a Used Car
How to buy a used Car at 90 savings off the book value
How to buy and export a used car from Japan
How to Buy the Right Seat Cover for Your Car
How to Change Your Car s Motor Oil

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