In recent time, wars are becoming tried and tested formula for winning elections. Whenever Existing Government loses popularity and feels it difficult to win elections again, they either initiate a conflict or escalate any dispute to divert public attention from real issues.
Recently we saw same thing during Indian Election where BJP Govt. converted Pulwama attack into Indo-Pak war. Now US Elections are coming and Mr Trump is losing popularity. Thus, it seems that Mr. Trump is considering a war as the solution to re-gain popularity.
Today we saw its beginning when U.S. airstrike killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard . Soleimani was not just Iran’s top-ranking military official but he is also very close to the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a message published to his official website, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “harsh revenge awaits the criminals” involved.
Pentagon is calling it a “decisive defensive action”. The Pentagon also blamed the Iranian general for orchestrating attacks on coalition bases in Iraq in recent months, including an attack on 27 december that culminated in the deaths of an American contractor and Iraqi personnel.
Iran influence is increasing in the gulf region and US and its ally does not like it. It is Election time in US and anything is possible. Any escalation from Iran side may convert this tension into a war.
We, as a citizen and voters of different countries must understand that we should not let wars and offensives distract us. We should cast our vote based on five year performance of government not on emotional outburst or instant patriotism. Because electing right government is more patriotic then supporting corrupt government. Governments will stop waging wars once they realise that wars will backfire on their popularity. Let’s say no to wars and yes to peaceful resolutions of any dispute. Let us keep humanity first and live with peace and harmony.
Everything that we have in our body has a reason. We hate pain; however it also has a purpose. You may like it or not but pain is the language of our subconscious mind through which it convey a message to conscious mind.
Last week I had severe pain in my ear, initially I avoided it as it was not severe. As pain increased with time I decided to go to ENT specialist. After examination doctor told me that I have ear infection.
Pain may be annoying and irritating but sometimes it is due to pain that we seek treatment. Never ignore pain. Pain is not without reason. Sometimes pain is early sign or warning for some big trouble like heart attack or kidney failure. By taking pain seriously, you can avoid many serious illnesses.
You think you are very smart when you speak a lie and and get away with it, however, sometimes your elders, your loved one’s or your boss knew that you are lying but do not correct you because they do not want you to feel embarrass. Your elders pass through same age and conditions as you are going through. If you think other persons are fool, you are the fool. Below are some lies we often speak thinking we are very smart but actually we are not!
- I will reach in five minutes. Truth: I will reach in half hour.
- Everything is finish in my life. Truth: I need your consolation.
- I will start from tomorrow. Truth: I will never start it.
- I will be late there is a traffic jam. I am still at home.
- I was sick yesterday. Truth: I was watching football match at home.
- I do not have money. Truth: I have, but not for you.
- I will be late; my car broke down on the way. Truth: I have to finish some personal work.
- Honey, I have to work overtime today. Truth: Honey, I have one more affair.
- Mom, I have an extra class today. Truth: Mom, I find a girlfriend.
- I love you till the last breathe of my life. Truth: Night promises are broken at daybreak.
A funny Incident:
Boss (shouting loudly): Was that truck red or white?
Employee: Sir rrrr red.
Boss: Are you sure?
Employee: No, it think it was white.
Boss (getting mad): I am asking final time, what was the color of that damn truck??
Employee: umm, blue.
Based on the sighting of the moon, tomorrow (15th June 2018) might be the Eid-ul-Fitr- a Muslims festival.
I would like to wish you all a Happy Eid-Ul-Fitr!
Below is some basic information about Eid.
The Festival celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. It is celebrated on the first of Shawwal (10th month of the lunar Islamic calendar). Eid is a Thanksgiving Day for the Muslims. On this day Muslims show their real joy for the health, strength and the opportunities of life, which Allah has given to them to fulfill their obligation of fasting and other good deeds during the blessed month of Ramadan.
Meaning of Word Eid-ul-Fitr : The word Eid in Arabic means: ‘a gathering of a group at any day.’ It is also related to the meaning: ‘to return’ which indicates that this day returns again every year, while Fitr means “to break the fast”.
History of Beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr :
The hadith pertaining to Eid is narrated by Hazrat Anas (RA) in the following manner:
“Holy Prophet came to Madinah, the people had two days in which they used to entertain and amuse themselves. He asked: “What are these two days?” They said: “We used to amuse ourselves and take pleasure in these two days during the Days of Ignorance (jahiliyyah). The Messenger of Allah said, “Allah has substituted for you something better than these two; the Eid of Adha (sacrifice) and the Eid of Fitr .” [Sunan Abi Dawood]
While celebrating, do not forget the poor and needy people. Go to orphanages and arrange some nice food for them. At least take care of poos in your neighbourhood.
This is my 100th post. This week was really amazing. First my blog was subscribed by 100 followers, then next day I received highest views (100+) in one day and finally today I am writing 100th post. Thanks for liking my post.
5 Simple ways to save money:
We all save some money for different reason; it is a good habit to save money especially for our old age. When you have money in your hand, you want to spend it in amusement and on some not so important activities. Later on, when you need money for important works-you do not have it. Life is unpredictable, so it is better to keep some savings. In Eastern world, there is a culture of too much saving and in western world there is a culture of minimal or no saving. However, both ways are wrong. We need a middle way to live a happy life. Neither too much luxury, nor self-denial.
Whether you are saving for paying back your loan or for your future, below are some tips which might help you to reduce your spending and save you some money:
- When you go to supermarket for shopping, make a list of items you need to buy. This will save you from buying unnecessary grocery items. In supermarket items are displayed in such a way to attract consumers. Without buying list in your hand you will buy many extra items which will increase your bill.
- Instead of throwing old stuff, try to re-sale it. Now a days there are many mobile app. And websites which helps you in selling old stuff.
- Record your spending weekly or daily as time permits. By recording your expenses you will be able to pin point where your money is going and which item you can avoid to save money.
- Be creative. Make your own gifts rather than buying expensive gifts for your loved once.
- Quit your bad habits like smoking, drinking and over eating junk food.
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When you are on a long journey, it is always better to break it into smaller parts. When I started blogging, my aim was to make 1000 friends so called followers in blogging terminology. Within a month, I knew that my goal is far away. Thus, I divided my goal into smaller milestone. Today I reached to the first part of my goal. Thanks to everyone for your love, support, admiration, critique, comments and likes.
I am happy and excited today as I find 100 wonderful, delightful, brilliant, amazing and magnificent friends.
It is very hard to shortlist few friends from list of 100 as every one is special and unique in their own way. However, some of them need special mention by name. Below is the list of 10 most special friends :
- Mahipal : Thanks Bro. You are the first person to follow my blog.
- Zankhana : Thanks for your comments. Your comments top the chart. People like you make me believe that future of India is bright.
- Winnie : Thanks for your likes. You are a brave person.
- Avni : Thanks for your comments and respect. Where are you now a day?
- Thelonelyauthorblog : Oh man! You are awesome. Thanks for following my blog.
- nehavermaa : Women power rocks! Thanks for following my blog.
- yuulye : Thanks friend. You and your blogs are amazing.
- Meher Gandhi : Thanks for nominating me for award. Your blogs are always great.Thanks .
- Euphrates.In present time, raising your voice against certain institutions and government is a crime. However, you are doing it fearlessly. Hats off for you.
- ricpower: Thanks for joining me. You are 100th member of this family.
List does not end here. It is just the beginning.
Coming together is beginning, staying together is success. Please stay with me; keep giving your valuable comments. I will keep trying to bring some new content. Thanks. Live a meaningful life.
With the advancement in technology and increasing literate population it is becoming very difficult for illiterate people to survive in such world. Without any technical skill, no one can find the good job. Even in agriculture new machines and high-tech equipment are required and being used to increase productivity.
Gap between rich and poor is more dangerous than Global warming: For rich people it is easier to give education to their kids or even if they didn’t complete education, their rich dad can arrange source of income for them. But for poor kids, there is only darkness! They do not know how they can finish education without money and even after finishing education if their grades are little less, whether they will get good job or not! They have to suffer for under under-qualified job.
We are living in a world where rich are becoming richer and poor are becoming poorer. On top of that, robots and artificial intelligence is reducing jobs. This scenario needs to be change. This is not the future we want for our coming generation. We need to find a mechanism to distribute wealth equally. There are two things we can do. First is for those employees who lost jobs due to automation must be compensated by providing some kind of pension from the profit company is earning by using automatic machines and AI. Second thing which can be done is by limiting maximum wealth a person can leave as legacy to hairs. We all earn everything from this world and from people living on it. Why should legacy be transferred to few people? It belongs to people from whom (S)he earns it. This rule must be implemented on billionaires. All excess money above the prescribed limit must go to charity or to government for welfare of poor family. This way we can reduce disproportionate distribution of money and live in better world.
For babies and kids healthy Hemoglobin (HGB) level is 12 to 16 unit. In one-year-old babies, milk alone (Whether mother’s milk or cow milk) is not sufficient to maintain this level and if you will not start giving your babies other foods besides milk, your baby can develop deficiency of Iron and other nutrient. This deficiency can cause several problems like- improper growth of child, irritation , lack of attention and tiredness etc.
When it comes to how much iron children need, it is different at every age.
- When an infant is breastfeeding, he or she will get their iron from their mom. When they are around 4 to 6 months old they should begin consuming iron fortified cereal. If the infant is not being breastfed they should be on a formula that is iron fortified.
- From 7 to 12 months of age, infants need 11 milligrams each day of iron.
- Children up to 4 years of age need 7 milligrams of iron every day and kids from 4 to 8 years of age need 10 milligrams. When kids get closer to the teen years, from 9 to 13, they need around 8 milligrams every day.
- Boys older than 13 will need to have about 11 milligrams of iron every day and girls will need 15 because of their menstrual cycle.
- If your young teen is involved in intense sports or exercise on a regular basis, they may need more iron.
For non vegetarian families, meat and chicken are good source of Iron that can be absorbed easily by our body. If HGB is too low (6-7 Unit) Iron supplement with the recommendation of Doctor to be given to child.
Start giving balanced diet to your babies as old as one year to avoid any type of deficiency. Instead of giving more milk try to give your baby fruits, vegetables, meat, pulses, nuts etc. 700 ml milk is adequate for babies eating other food too.
Your child may become anemic if his or her body:
- Does not produce enough red blood cells. This can happen if she does not have enough iron or other nutrients in her diet (e.g. iron-deficiency anemia).
2. Destroys too many red blood cells. This type of anaemia usually happens when a child has an underlying illness or has inherited a red blood cell disorder (e.g. sickle-cell anemia).
3. Loses red blood cells through bleeding. This can either be obvious blood loss, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, or long-term low-grade blood loss, perhaps in the stool.
What are the common signs and symptoms of anemia?
Pale, gray, or “ashy” skin (also, the lining of the eyelids and the nail beds may look less pink than normal)
Children experiencing red blood cell destruction may become jaundiced (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Children with severe anemia may have additional signs and symptoms:
Shortness of breath
Rapid heart rate
Swollen hands and feet
Children with anemia caused by very low levels of iron in their blood may also eat strange things such as ice, dirt, clay, and cornstarch. This behavior is called “pica” (pronounced pie-kuh). It is not harmful unless your child eats something toxic, such as lead paint chips. Usually the pica stops after the anemia is treated and as the child grows older.
If your child shows any of these signs or symptoms, please see your pediatrician. Even a low-level of anemia can affect your child’s energy, focus, and ability to learn. Chronic iron deficiency anemia can result in long-term, permanent impairment of development. In most cases, a simple blood count can diagnose anemia.
One more important information about Iron deficiency is that don’t give more calcium as it blocks iron absorption in our body. Give citrus fruits like Oranges which helps in increasing iron absorption by our body.
So please don’t live in fool’s paradise thinking milk alone is sufficient for growing babies! No, it’s not! Develop their habit to eat with you, even if you have to force them initially.
Disclaimer: The above article is only for information to help parents understand importance of iron in food of babies. Only Doctors are qualified to diagnose and treat. I am not a Doctor. Information I collected based on my personal experience and various medical websites for spreading awareness.
Electric car-makers like Tesla, are constructing mega factories for mass production of Li-ion batteries to reduce the price of cars. On other hand Japanese companies are investing heavily on hydrogen Fuel cell technology. This race is not about who will come first, rather who will sustain in global market finally. Presently and decisively Electric vehicle driven by Li-ion batteries are leading the trend with reduction in battery pack price and increase use of solar energy. Electric vehicles made lot of improvement in recent time. Much of it can be attributed to Tesla-first electric car-maker who took concept of electric cars much seriously than any other car-maker. They set very high standard for electric cars and make much needed improvement to compete with traditional IC engine cars running on gasoline. Charging time reduced from hours to several minutes. Mileage too increased considerably. All these improvement made Electric Vehicle ( EV) a better solution to IC engine causing pollution. EV do not cause air or sound pollution and they are safe car. However, they need electricity to charge batteries. Sometimes electricity is produced by burning coal, which again cause pollution. Solar power is a workable solution. However, with present efficiency of solar cell, it will be difficult to fulfill future domestic demand. Thus, electric vehicles are not the best solution for future in developing countries where managing domestic electricity demand is a challenge.
In future, people will prefer car with inbuilt energy powerhouse. A car, which can run longer than normal electric vehicle and IC engine without creating pollution and have a safe quick re-filling. As soon as hydrogen or any other fuel cell meet these criteria then that will be the turning point in history of Fuel cell vehicle (FCV). At present, peoples are concern about safety of using hydrogen as fuel. Of course, electric vehicle are safest compared to FC and IC engine. Nevertheless, with advancement in technology, fuel cell will become safer than IC engine, which we used for decades. The biggest obstacle for fuel cell cars is filling station, which require lot of money in establishment. Without filling stations, no one will buy such cars. Slowly but surely as filling station will increase, demand for FCV will increase too. With improvement in technology and mass production, price of cars fitted with Fuel cell will decrease considerably.
As we have saying, “Slow and steady wins the race” it is possible that future belongs to Fuel cell Vehicle. Batteries are temporary solution. If we find a way to fill a vehicle directly from hydrogen cylinders then we can cut off expansive filling station requirement too.Normally a FCV requires 35-90 MPA pressure. In market, cylinders are available up to 90MPa as well. We only need a hose pipe with connector to fill the Car tank. Some innovative ideas required to make FCT a feasible reality. Japan is investing hugely to make improvement in fuel cell. Only future will tell which technology will pass the test of time.
(Edited and revised version of previous post)
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Extreme sports were my hobby. Biking, Tracking, Skydiving and kick boxing were few things I enjoyed in free time. I was an Alpha male, that’s why they might choose me. I was 25 and yet bachelor with Electronics and communication Engineering degree. I was a kind of person who does not believe in marriages partially because of my parents whom I always saw fighting on small issues. My Father was an Indian American and my mother was an American. My Grandfather came to USA when my father was 15 years old. Soon he brings whole family to USA. He was a chef in a famous hotel. My Father was the eldest son and after finishing his education he start working as Micro-Biologist in a private company. He was an Indian Muslim married to a Catholic Christian. Due to this reason, my Grandfather disowned him and returned to India. My Grandfather was afraid that his other 4 children might follow the foot step of my Father.
I am the only son of my parents, but my parents were busy in their work. My mother was a social activist and war reporter working with Reuters. She loved me a lot but never has time for me. Our maid jenny takes care for me in absence of my Parents. My Father wanted my mother to be a house wife but she was not born to be captured. She never gave importance to his advice.
I was busy in myself when Kate asked me something which I was not able to understand. Pardon, I said. She replied “What is your name?” I said Khan, My name is Khan. There was no necessity or reason to tell her my full name as i was the only Khan on this planet. I realise that I am far away from my world in a hostile planet and should be careful. My mind start awakening. I was constantly thinking how to escape but there was no where to run. After 10 min. drive we reached near a building hardly two story high. I asked her, no skyscraper? Instead of replying she pressed some button of elevator and she pointed towards the button and asked me “ do you know what is written on this button”. I said, No. On that she informed me, it is 150 in your language. I live on 150th basement and there are total 230 basements below ground floor. I was looking at her with surprise, and then I inquired, why you live underground? Is it not difficult to manage ventilation? Kate informs me that their Sun radiates more harmful radiation.100 years ago, they shifted to this planet as their original planet lost atmosphere. However, since this planet is near to sun, it receives more radiation and more energy. Kate further told me that their sun is in last stage unlike our sun which is in middle age. In a million year it will start expending and engulf the planet. Kate continues, that is why we are searching for new planets for life. Your earth has more nitrogen in atmosphere, which is harmful to our body and it is and too far away, which is not good for us. Hence, we need to find another planet near to us. As lift stopped, we come out in a big hall, brighter than day light. It was like an entire city. There were escalators to move around from lift to each door and beyond.
Kate already informed Eve about me, she was reluctant to keep me in her home, but when Kate convinces her that I not dangerous, she agrees to keep me in her home.
They were evolved from reptiles, as we were believed to be evolved from chimps. Similar to chameleon, they have ability for changing skin colour. They also had a tale, which they use as a third hand. Their hands and legs were shorter than humans; still they can stand upright on two feet and can also crawl on the walls if required.
As they were evolved from reptiles, they do not have enlarged breast like human female for feeding milk to their babies. They were researching on me and I was researching on them.
While in the home, I saw their baby, it was cute and adorable. One more member was there in the house, which later I come to know was a Robot. His name was Oreopendalomena-S16, but I call him Oreo. These peoples already created SAI- the super artificial Intelligence. For security reasons, SAI was not connected to their internet. Oreo has job specific AI installed and it was programmed for household works and for taking care of babies. Kate installed new program in Oreo to understand my language and to keep eye on me. After that she removed my hand cuffs. I was feeling thirsty, so I requested for water. Oreo bring for me water. Kate told me that water is not available in abundance and I have to recycle water. She further told me that she do not need much water. They can survive for several days without food or water. Eve was not happy to see me, and she starts whispering in Kate ear, Kate denied whatever Eve said to her saying “he is not dangerous and Oreo will keep an eye on him”. She continued “After few days we will shift him to another facility. Till then I need to study his behaviour and submit my report.”
I was missing my family and earth. I never felt that way when I was on Earth. We never think beyond our cities and countries. Now sitting on another planet makes me think about my own planet, humanity and our fate as an intelligent species. Though, their population is less but they are far advance from us.