Sunday, November 30, 2008
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It could be Istanbul
It could be Kolkata
It could be Bangalore
It could be New York
It could be Beirut
It could be Sofia
It could be Belgrade
It could be London
It could be Bucharest
It could be Hamburg
It could be Berlin
It could be Rome
It could be Lisbon.... And the list goes on.
They could do anything in this world, just in the name of religion and god. They are more lethal than AIDS. The attack on Mumbai showed that no body is safe in this world, but our politicians are safe. Have you ever heard that a politician was killed by a terrorist? Rare. Those who suffer most are common people and their beloved. The situation has become so worst that we have become only mute spectators. We can just throw our opinions. Don't know what to do. Just wait for few days and you will see another attack. It is not a prediction. I am damn sure because these terrorists could do anything at any time. How can you stop a person who is ready to die? Can you change his mindset ? Probably not.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
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Thomas Beatie. Everybody knows him as 'the pregnant man' of the world. Recently he and his wife and five-month baby spoke to media together for the first time. Beatie stated that they are expecting their second child in June and the sperm came from the same donor. "I lived my life as a woman at that point. Legally, I was female. But inside I still felt male. So the way other people perceived us, they saw us as a lesbian couple," the 34-year-old man explained. However, he acknowledged that they have legal problems with their first baby's birth certificate. He also describes his first delivery as life-changing experience. It may be recalled that the couple met 18 years ago and married after living nearly 12 years later. Beatie kept his female reproductive organs despite the fact that he underwent a surgery. Miracle of science !
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The three little dangerous words. The impact of the GFC is so high that many major companies across the world are dismissing their employees. And no body knows where it will end. So much we read about the crisis in newspapers, so much we see on TV, so much we listen to radio that the whole world is feeling the heat. But did the GFC really affect you ? Did it really change your lifestyle or not ? Do you really worrying about the GFC or you don't care about it ?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
It is unbelievable, but true. According to England's Telegraph newspaper, a nine-year-old Japanese schoolboy, who learnt driving from playing various video games, used his skills to steal the family car. The Japanese boy had keen interest in visiting his grandmother. He found the car, which was parked with the keys in the ignition, in front of his home. However, soon after the boy set off on the 7.5 mile journey he became lost. He pulled into a convenience store car park in a bid to ask staff for directions after 1.8 miles. After seeing the car without a driver in the city of Ogaki, people informed police immediately. "I learned from playing video games at arcades and watching my father drive. I'm sorry. I just wanted to go to my grandmother's house," the boy told police. Does he need an award or a lesson ?
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The world is changing, but not Burma and its ruthless rulers. Nay Phone Latt, the country's well-known BLOGGER, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. The main reason behind this punishment was that Latt posted a cartoon of the military leader Than Shwe on his blog. Was it really a crime ?
According to his mother Aye Than, Latt's colleague July Kyaw was also sentenced to two years imprisonment. According to Than, she was not allowed to attend the trial, while Latt was not represented by his defence lawyer, Aung Thein. Latt is a popular blogger in his country, where you can hardly find anyone to express his/her opinions. This is mainly because of modern Hitler 'Than Shwe', who is quite infamous in the world for his brutality. "Shame on Than Shwe". I am lucky to be born in my country, where everybody is allowed to express his/her views on various issues.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I was surprised to read this. Women's hands are dirtier than men's. A study conducted by researchers with the University of Colorado claimed this. Women have a huge range of bacteria on the palms of their hands than men, the study found.
According to scientists at the University, a hand has 150 forms of bacteria but women generally had a greater number. The study found over 4,700 various kinds of bacteria on 102 hands. However only five species were shared among the participants. The recent study also killed the eternal notion that men don’t care about cleanliness.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
It is all about technology. A total of 20 test-tube babies were born in a single day at the Sudha Test Tube Centre, Erode, Tamil Nadu India, which was a record in the country. A total of 12 women became proud mother of these babies, 16 of them twins. The babies were delivered through Cesarean section. The women were in the last stages of pregnancy. Doctors at the centre said that the babies weighed between 2.2 and 3.5 kg and their mothers were all in good conditions. Doctors pointed out that the mothers suffered lack of eggs, and ovarian failure or defective fallopian tubes. Through intra cytoplasmic sperm injection technique, all the eggs were fertilised.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
There is no dearth of bizarre news in the world. And here I am presenting a news-story that might propel you to react. Susanne Klatten, who is considered the richest woman of Germany, recently hit the headlines due to her own faults. Klatten, an heiress to carmaker BMW's fortune, was blackmailed for millions of Euro by a Swiss lover, who threatened to release their secretly filmed sex videos. The Swiss gigolo Helg Sgarbis had started an affair with the German lady in 2006. Klatten, who owns a 50% stake of chemical firm Altana and 12.5% stake in BMW, has already paid EUR 7.5 million to Sgarbis last year. According to media reports, this gigolo had already spent that amount on Egyptian real estate and exotic cars, including a Rolls-Royce Silver. However, he still demanded 40 million more form this lady, who had approached Munich prosecutors over the matter, saying that she was a victim of fraud and blackmail. Following her complaint, Sgarbi and his accomplice, Ernano Barretta of Italy were arrested, thanks to a joint Italian-German police operation. But the question is why she started an affair with a gigolo, who finally blackmailed her ? Perhaps only she knows the truth…..
Monday, November 3, 2008
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England's Lewis Hamilton is only 23-year-old, but he achieved what others only dream of. Hamilton, who drives for McLaren, has created history in Formula One, by becoming the youngest world champion despite his fifth position in the Brazilian Grand Prix. He took the crown, thanks to his grit and determination. Hamilton, considered by many as the first black driver in Formula One, told journalists, "It's pretty much impossible to put into words how I feel. I'm speechless. It has been such a long journey and I am thrilled to be able to do this for everyone." I wish him all success, good luck, and greater achievements.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
During the Mazayen al-Maaz competition, which was recently held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, organizers have declared a Maaz Al Shami (Damascene goat) as the 'Most Beautiful Goat'. But I wonder, how a goat can be beautiful ?
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