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Our Bollywood Heroes - Part 4


SHAHRUKH KHAN


SALMAN KHAN


VIVIEK OBEROI


FARDEEN KHAN



RANBIR KAPOOR

Proud to be Indians!!!!!!

Thousands of people took to the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday to demand that India's leaders do more to protect them from extremists, exactly a week after the deadly attacks on the city.Large, vocal crowds chanting "we want justice" gathered around the Gateway of India monument, opposite the Taj Mahal hotel that was one of the sites hit by militants.

At least 188 people were killed and more than 300 injured in a 60-hour stand-off between 10 heavily-armed Islamist extremists and security forces in what the media here have dubbed "India's 9/11".Protesters, some holding up placards saying "enough is enough", ranged in age from teenagers to people in their 70s.

Many were middle class residents who said it was the first time they had taken part in a public demonstration. See some photos of what they said......





Even God has a Sense of Humour.....

God was in the process of creating the universe. And he was explaining to his subordinates "Look everything should be in balance. For example, after every 10 deer there should be a lion.

Look here my fellow angels, here is the country of the United States. I have blessed them with prosperity and money. But at the same time I have given them insecurity and tension.... And here is Africa. I have given them beautiful nature. But at the same time, I have given them climatic extremes.

And here is South America. I have given them lots of forests. But at the same time, I have given them lesser land so that they would have to cut off the forests... So you see fellows, everything should be in balance.

One of the angels asked... "God, what is this extremely beautiful country here?" God said....... "Aha...that is the crown piece of all. "INDIA", My most precious creation. It has understanding and friendly People. Sparkling streams and serene mountains. A culture which speaks of the great tradition that they live. Technologically brilliant and with a heart of gold..... The angel was quite surprised: "But god you said everything should be in balance."

God replied -- "Just Look at the neighbours I gave them. "

India Needs A Leader Like This!!!!!


Australian Prime Minister John Howard



Australia Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.' 'This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom' 'We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society .


Learn the language!' 'Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.' 'We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.'

'This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.' 'If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.'

DO NOT USE MOBILE PHONES AT PETROL PUMPS!!!!!

See what happens......

Please don't use your mobile phones on the filling stations especially while filling. The video attached happened in Brazil last month. The service station employee didn't follow the procedures during the discharge (It happened around 3:00AM). He used his mobile phone as a lamp to illuminate the tank to see if the product was right..... Unfortunately this man died two days after.

RAJ THACKERAY - WHERE ARE YOU HIDING????

Where is Raj Thackeray and his "Brave" Sena over the last 3 days that Mumbai has been under turmoil??

Over 200 NSG commandoes from Delhi have been dispatched to take control of the situation in Mumbai (and have successfully done so) and all of them NORTH and SOUTH Indians.....no no..... INDIANS and where is Raj Thackeray??

Probably hiding behind his Mama's petticoat... eating Vadaa Pao....

JAI HIND!!!!

Regular Health Mistakes

All of us make little health mistakes that cause damage to our bodies in the long run - simply because we are unaware we are doing something wrong. Here are some of the most common mistakes made by many of us.

Crossing our legs : Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don't want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health, uncross your legs every time you realize you have one knee on top of the other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is a classically elegant way to sit, and is far better for your legs and your health than sitting with your legs crossed at your knees.

Not changing our toothbrush : How often do you change your toothbrush? Most of us wait until most of the bristles have either fallen off, or are in such bad shape that we'd be embarrassed to pull out our brush in public. However, since not many of us need to pull out our brush in public, we carry on with our frayed one until we lose it. Replace your toothbrush often. Damaged bristles can harm the enamel, and don't massage your gums well. If you find brushing your teeth a pain like I do, but know you must do it, you might as well be doing it right. Imagine going throughthe annoyance of brushing your teeth twice a day only to find out that you're damaging your enamel every time you clean your teeth. Also, use a brush with soft bristles unless your dentist has advised otherwise.

Eating out often : There are oils that are high in cholesterol, and oils that cause little harm and are better for your heart. However, no matter how light the oil is, it is never a good idea to eat too much of it. Avoid fried foods. Remember that in all probability your favorite Indian food restaurant throws a huge, HUGE chunk of butter in a tiny bowl of dal. Rita, who worked in the kitchen of a 5 star hotel, was shocked when she saw the cook chop a 500gm butter slab in half, and throw half into a Paneer Makhani dish. No wonder the customers left licking their fingers. And no wonder they felt so stuffed and heavy afterwards. Limit outdoor eating unless you know that you're getting served light and healthy food.

Skipping breakfast : Never, ever skip breakfast. Remember, when you wake up in the morning it's been around 10-12 hours since your last meal. Your body needs food now, more than at any other time. Eat a heavy breakfast.You will then be busy through the day, and the calories will get expended quickly. If you are trying to diet, eat a light dinner. Here are some more common health mistakes we make. Being informed and making a few changes can help make us feel a whole lot better.

High Heels: High heels sure look great, but they're murder for your back. This however doesn't mean you should steer clear of stilettos. Wear them, but not when you know you will be walking around a lot. Wear them when going out for lunch or dinner - when the only walking you will be doing is to your car, to the table, and back. Avoid high heels when you are going somewhere on foot. If you are constantly tempted to wear your heels, take a good look at your flats. Is there something about them you dislike? Invest in a new pair of beautiful flats or shoes with a low heel. Buy something you love, that you will enjoy wearing. If possible, get a matching bag. You will then enjoy your flats as much as you do your heels.

Sleeping on a soft bed : You don't have to sleep on the floor be kind to your back, but do make sure you have a firm mattress. Although a mattress on springs is soft and lovely to sink into, it's bad for your back. If you already have an old bed with springs, you don't need to invest in a new one - simply get a thick wooden plank put over the springs, and place the mattress on the plank. Similarly, if your mattress is oldand lumpy, throw it out and get a new one. Your neck and your back will thank you. The same rule applies to sofas. If you will be spending hours on a sofa, get a firm yet comfortable one. Sofas you completely sink into are not the best idea.

Pillows : No matter how comfortable sleeping with ten cushions is, have pity on your neck and resist. Sleep with one pillow, and make sure it is not too thick. If your pillow gets lumpy, discard it and go for a new one. Get a thin pillow if you sleep on your stomach and something a little thicker if you sleep on your back, to give your neck adequate support.

Not exercising : So all of us know we should exercise more, but many of us don't. This is a health mistake we consciously make! And why is that? Simply because we refuse to admit the damage we are causing to our bodies by not working out. A number of people only start working out once they've experienced a warning signal. Don't wait for a heart attack to strike before you decide to opt for a lifestyle change. Make the change now. You don't need to train for the marathon to be in top shape. Half an hour of brisk walking three to four times a week will make a world of difference to your health. You could then increase this to forty minutes, four times a week - and you're all set. If you haven't exercised for a week, you're making a mistake.

Our Bollywood Heroes - Part 2


HRITHIK ROSHAN

BOBBY DEOL

ABHISHEK BACHCHAN

JOHN ABRAHAM

ARJUN RAMPAL

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE.....

For those of us who are not native english speakers and have difficulties expressing ourselves..... Have fun with these notices.....
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  • Doctors' office, Rome: "SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES."

  • Dry cleaners, Bangkok: "DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS."

  • In a Nairobi restaurant: CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER."

  • On an Indian river highway: "TAKE NOTICE - WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE."

  • In a City restaurant: "OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS."

  • A sign seen on an automatic restroom hand dryer: "DO NOT ACTIVATE WITH WET HANDS."


    In a cemetery: "PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY, BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES."

  • Tokyo hotel's rules ad regulations: "GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIORS IN BED."

  • On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: "OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR."

  • In a Tokyo bar: "SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS."

  • Hotel in Yugoslavia: "THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE CHAMBERMAID.

  • Hotel in Japan: "YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID. "

  • In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox monastery: "YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY."

  • A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest: "IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR INSTANCE MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE TOGETHER IN ONE TENT UNLESS THEY ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS PURPOSE."

  • Hotel in Zurich : "BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THISPURPOSE."

  • Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand : "WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR OWN ASS?"

  • In the window on a Swedish furrier: "FUR COATS MADE FOR LADIES FROM THEIR OWN SKIN."

  • The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong : "GUARANTEED TO WORK THROUGHOUT ITS USEFUL LIFE."

  • In a Swiss mountain Inn:> > "SPECIAL TODAY - NO ICE-CREAM."

  • Airline ticket office inCopenhagen : "WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS."

  • A laundry in Rome: "LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME."

Don't mess around with My Newspaper!!!!!

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Views of a Demented Man !!!!!

Any offense is clearly intentional !!!!!

" We all should support Raj Thackeray and take his unique initiative ahead by doing more of what the heroic man does..terrorize the rich to give freebies to the poor..in other words..he empties a rich man's pocket to fill his own and give a few dimes out of that to the poor marathi manoos..who will praise anyone who gives them stuff for free. We all love it when we get things without working for them.

How dare someone be more smart, hardworking and intelligent than us. Very well..let's wait until they get rich and then beat them up and grab it for ourselves. That will teach them a lesson for being smart!! "

1. We should teach our kids that if he is second in class, don'tstudy harder.. just beat up the student coming first and throw him out ofthe school

2. Parliament should have only Delhiites as it is located in Delhi

3. Prime-minister, president and all other leaders should only befrom Delhi

4. No Hindi movie should be made in Bombay. Only Marathi.

5. At every state border, buses, trains, flights should be stopped and staff changed to local people.

6. All Maharashtrians working abroad or in other states should besent back as they are SNATCHING employment from Locals there.

7. Lord Shiv, Ganesha and Parvati should not be worshiped in our state as they belong to north (Himalayas)

8. Visits to Taj Mahal should be restricted to people from UP only.

9. Relief for farmers in Maharashtra should not come from centrebecause that is the money collected as Tax from whole of India, so whyshould it be given to someone in Maharashtra?

10. Let's support kashmiri Militants because they are right to killing andinjuring innocent people for benifit of there state and community......

11. Let's throw all MNCs out of Maharashtra, why should they earn from us?We will open our own Maharashtra Microsoft, MH Pepsi and MH Marutis of theworld .

12. Let's stop using cellphones, emails, TV, foreign Movies anddramas. James Bond should speak Marathi.

13. We should be ready to die hungry or buy food at 10 times higherprice but should not accept imports from other states

14. We should not allow any industry to be setup in Maharashtra because all machinery comes from outside.

15. We should STOP using local trains... Trains are not manufacturedby Marathi manoos and Railway Minister is a Bihari.

WHAT AN IDIOT!!!!

Interesting stats...

If you had purchased $1,000 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago, youwould have $49 left.

With Fannie Mae, you would have $2.50 left of theoriginal $1,000.

With AIG, you would have less than $15 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drunk all of the beer,then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND, you would have$214 cash.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

Our Bollywood Heroes - Part 1


AJAY DEVGAN

NEIL NITIN MUKESH

SAIF ALI KHAN

UPEN PATEL

RITIESH DESHMUKH

This Singh is truly King!!!!!


The Resignation Letter.....

A Boss looking through his Mail Box was astonished to see a mail from an Employee who was supposed to be busy working at Client side on a critical project. It had the subject - "TaTa - Bye Bye". With the worst premonition he opened the mail and read the content with trembling hands:-

Dear Sir,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you, but I'm leaving the job. The offer was too lucrative and attractive for me to turn down. I had to abscond because I wanted to avoid a scene with the HR and you. I am sorry but I had no choice.

The project is working fine. There are only 108 issues pending, out of which only 38% issues are High Priority. Hence I am sure there is no need to worry about. The next Phase of major enhancements I have been working upon, have been completed halfway. I am sure the new person who would replace me would not understand what all I had done so far. Hence, for his and your convenience, I have taken care to remove all the work that I had been doing this far for nearly 3 months now. I am sure you will appreciate my insight and "big heart".

I am of course retaining the Originals that I had retrieved for the purpose of Passport verification with me, considering it as a parting gift from you. Of course, I will not pay the bond amount that I owe the company (since I Am breaking the bond). But I will consider this as a parting gift from our Dear company. I moving out of town since the new company is situated in another City.

Also, I have changed my contact number. So you will not be able to get in touch with me, to congratulate me. But I know your blessings are always with me. Last but not the least. I also have the Rs 12000 entrusted to me by our company's cultural events group, for the upcoming movie event. I am sure you would have wanted me to keep it with myself as an added bonus from our company. I respect you very much, hence your wish is my command.

Don't worry sir. I am 2 years experienced now, learning so much from your company. So I will surely use this knowledge to write better programs for the new company. Someday I'm sure we will meet sometime in the future. If you wish, I will surely be glad to give my employee reference for you to apply for a job in the new company which I am joining.

Your faithful employee,
S. W. Engineer

At the bottom of the page were the letters "PS". Hands still trembling, the Boss read:

PS: Dearest Boss, none of the above is true. I'm am still busy working at client side. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my "Request to reconsider my Salary Appraisal" attached with this mail. Please approve it and call when it is safe for me to come to our Office to discuss this.

My respect and Best Regards to you!

Listening to Adobe Content.....

You can listen to any PDF FILES instead of reading with Adobe Reader 6 or 7 and the short cuts are :

Ctrl + Shift + B - to hear the entire Document

Ctrl + Shift + V - to hear the page

Ctrl + Shift + C - to resume

Ctrl + Shift + E - to stop

Open any PDF File and test.... unbelievable....................

A One in a Million Shot - Nature Smiling.....


Where's My Husband???

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A Malaysian woman woke up to a real-life nightmare, discovering that the naked man who had slipped into her bed in the middle of the night was a thief, not her husband, a newspaper said on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old housewife was asleep when the thief, noticing that her husband was fast asleep on the couch, quietly stripped off and lay down beside her, the Star newspaper said, quoting a police report filed in the eastern state of Terengganu.

The dozing woman's suspicions were raised when she spoke to him and his voice sounded strange, the paper said.

"She then went to another room and found her husband fast asleep on the couch. That's when she screamed, causing the thief to flee by leaping out the window together with the stolen items," it added.

More Management Lessons....

A young executive was leaving the office at 6 p.m. when he found the CEO standing in front of a shredder with a piece of paper in his hand. "Listen," said the CEO, "this is a very sensitive and important document, and my secretary has left. Can you make this thing work?" "Certainly," said the young executive. He turned the machine on, inserted the paper, and pressed the start button. "Excellent, excellent!" said the CEO as his paper disappeared inside the machine. "I just need one copy."
Lesson I - Never, never assume that your BOSS knows everything.
A crusty old man walks into a bank and says to the teller at the window: "I want to open a damn checking account." To which the astonished woman replies: "I beg your pardon, sir; I must have misunderstood you. What did you say?" "Listen up bitch! I said, I want to open a damn checking account right now!" "I'm very sorry sir, but we do not tolerate that kind of language in this bank." Having said this, the teller leaves the window and goes over to the bank manager to tell him about her problem customer. They both return and the manager asks the old geezer: "What seems to be the problem here?" "There's no damn problem, sonny," the elderly man says. "I just won 50 million bucks in the damn lottery and I want to open a damn checking account in this damn bank!" "I see," says the manager thoughtfully. "And you're saying that this bitch here is giving you a hard time?"
Lesson II - If you are RICH, you can get away with almost anything.
An American and a Japanese were sitting on the plane on the way to LA when the American turned to the Japanese and asked, "What kind of ese are you?" Confused, the Japanese replied, "Sorry but I don't understand what you mean." The American repeated, "What kind of -ese are you?" Again, the Japanese was confused over the question. The American, now irritated, then yelled, "What kind of -ese are you...Are you a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese!, etc......???" The Japanese then replied, "Oh, I am a Japanese." A while later the Japanese turned to the American and asked what kind of 'key' was he. The American, frustrated, yelled, "What do you mean what kind of '-key' am I?!" The Japanese said, "Are you a Yankee, donkee, or monkee?"
Lesson III - Never insult anyone.
There were these 4 guys, a Russian, a German, a British and a French, who found this small genie bottle. When they rubbed the bottle, a genie appeared. Thankful that the 4 guys had released him out of the bottle, he said, "Next to you all are 4 swimming pools, I will give each of you a wish. When you run towards the pool and jump, you shout what you want the pool of water to become, then your wish will come true." The French wanted to start. He ran towards the pool, jumped and shouted "WINE". The pool immediately changed into a pool of wine. The Frenchman was so happy swimming and drinking from the pool. Next is the Russian's turn, he did the same and shouted," VODKA" and immersed himself into a pool of vodka. The German was next and he jumped and shouted, "BEER". He was so contented with his beer pool. The last is the British. He was running towards the pool when suddenly he steps on a banana peel. He slipped towards the pool and shouted, SHIT!!!!!!!........."
Lesson IV - Think twice before you say something, because sometimes what you say accidentally does happen.
A junior manager, a senior manager and their boss are on their way to a meeting. On their way through a park, they come across a wonder lamp. They rub the lamp and a ghost appears. The ghost says, "Normally, one is granted three wishes but as you are three, I will allow one wish each" So , the eager senior manager shouted, I want the first wish. I want to be in the Bahamas, on a fast boat and have no worries. "Pfufffff, and he was gone. Now the junior manager could not keep quiet and shouted " I want to be in Florida with beautiful girls, plenty of food and cocktails. "Pfufffff, and he was also gone. The boss calmly said, "I want these two idiots back in the office after lunch"
Lesson V - "Always allow the bosses to speak first

Sardarji - Barah Baj gaye......

I was standing at Jalandhar station when my attention went towards a Sikh youth standing near me wearing a Black turban having a long beard and wearing a kirpan over his shirt. After a while, one local train arrived, which was totally packed. The Sikh youth tried to alight the train but he failed to do so. Just then a voice was heard from the back coach 'Sardarji Barah Baj gaye' (SARDARJI it's 12 o'clock!)

The Sikh youth looked over at that voice maker who was a young mischievous type of person and instead of showing any anger he smiled at him. The smile made was so enigmatic that it seemed as if some type of truth lies behind it. Not able to resist my temptation, I walked towards him and asked why did he smile at that person who teased him. The Sikh youth replied , 'He was not teasing me but was asking for my Help'. I was surprised with these words and he told me that there was a history behind that which one should know.

I was eager to know the History and the Sikh youth narrated:
"During 17th Century, when Hindustan was ruled by Mughals, all the non-muslims were humiliated and were treated like animals. Mughals treated the Hindu women as there own property and no Hindu was ready to challenge.

Our 10th Guruji! , Sri Guru Gobind Singhji (Son of Guru Teg Bahadarji) founder of Khalsa made a resolution that he would convert his followers to such human beings who would not be able to hide themselves and could be easily located even with crowd of thousands of people.

At the start, the Sikhs were very few in numbers as they were fighting against the Mughal Emperor and his local Governors/Administrators. At that time, Nadir Shah raided Delhi in the year 1739 and looted India and was carrying lot of Hindustan treasures and over 2500 Hindu women along with him. The route of these attackers was always through Punjab.

The news spread like a fire and was heard by Sardar Jassa Singh who was the Commander of the Sikh army at that time. He decided to attack Nadir Shah's Kafila (returning troops) on the same midnight, taking advantage of darkness. He did so and rescued virtually all the Hindu women and they were safely sent to their homes.

It didn't happen only once but thereafter whenever any Abdaalis or Iranis had attacked and looted Hindustan and were trying to carry the treasures and Indian women along with them for selling them in Abdal markets, the Sikh army, although very much fewer in numbers but were brave hearted, invariably attacked them at midnight,12 O'clock and rescued the women.

After that time when there occurred a similar incident, people started to contact the Sikh army for their help and Sikhs used to attack the raider's at Midnight, 12 O'clock.

This historic fact was the reason which made me smile at that person as I thought that his Mother, wife or Sister may be in trouble and wants my help and was reminding me by saying " Sardarji Barah Baj Gaye"

Anything for the car !!!!!!

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Leave Applications!!!

See, how people write leave Applications in English. It's really,really Funny......


Infosys, Bangalore: An employee applied for leave as follows: "Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me one-week leave."
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This is from Oracle Bangalore: >from an employee who was performing the "mundan" ceremony of his 10 year old son: "as I want to shave my son's head off, please leave me for two days..."
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Another gem from CDAC. Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding: "as I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave.."
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From H.A.L. Administration Dept: "As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave."
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Another employee applied for half day leave as follows: "Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may not return, please grant me half day casual leave"
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An incident of a leave letter: "I am suffering from fever, please declare one-day holiday."
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A leave letter to the headmaster: "As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me "
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Another leave letter written to the headmaster: "As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day."
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Another one: "Dear Sir: with reference to the above, please refer to my below..."
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Actual letter written for application of leave: "My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave".
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Letter writing:- "I am well here and hope you are also in the same well."
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A candidate's job application: "This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ' Typist and an Accountant - Male or Female'... As I am both(!! )for the past several years and I can handle both with good experience, I am applying for the post.

WHO WANTS TO SHARE MY CORN FLAKES ???


Lessons For Life....


Quotations by Chanakya
  • A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are victimised first."
  • "Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous."

  • "The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. ! It will destroy you."

  • "There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth."

  • "Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead."

  • "As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it."

  • "Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."

  • "The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction."

  • "A man is great by deeds, not by birth."

  • "Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends."

  • "Books are as useful to a stupid person as a mirror is useful to a blind person."

  • "Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth."

e-mail ettiquette

Email communication is a critical part of our work and there is an urgent need to ensure that every email sent communicates the right things to necessary stakeholders. Hence effective communication has become the need of the hour for better results. A few practical tips to achieve this are listed below.....

  • Try to keep the email brief (one screen length).

  • Return emails within the same time you would a phone call.

  • Avoid discussing private concerns and issues.

  • Avoid using reply to all while responding to an email.

  • Match the subject heading appropriately with content

  • Send email only to individuals from whom you require an action.

  • The individuals marked in CC list should be for information only.

  • Type the message in upper/lower case not all caps.

  • Break text into logical paragraphs and keep sentences short.

  • Avoid blaming statements.

  • Avoid ambiguous statements.

  • Do not surprise the receiver by listing the concerns you have been harboring for a long period of time.

  • Your message may be misunderstood, please resist the urge to send, Review the content before it is irreversible.

  • There are times when you need to take your discussion out of the virtual world and make a phone call.

  • If things become very heated, a lot of misunderstanding occurs, or when you are delivering very delicate news then the best way is still face-to face.

Heart Stroke.....


Remember The 1st Three Letters. . . S.T.R.


STROKE IDENTIFICATION : During a Barbecue, a friend stumbled and took a little fall. She assured everyone that she was fine and had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they had offered to call paramedics). They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food and while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid 's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital. (at 6:00 PM, Ingrid passed away).


She had suffered a stroke at the Barbecue. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. A neurologist stated that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


RECOGNIZING A STROKE : Remember the '3' steps S. T. R. Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now Doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:


S* Ask the individual to 'Smile.'
T* Ask the person to 'talk,' to 'speak a simple sentence in a fluent manner . ( i.e., It is a sunny day today).
R* Ask them to 'Raise Both Arms'.


NOTE: Another sign of a stroke is this:Ask the person to 'stick out' their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked' that is if it goes to one side of the mouth or the other, it is an indication of a stroke. If they have trouble with 'any one' of these it is an indication of a stroke.

Barbarianism!!!

I came across this very moving message.... please please please spread this to wherever and whoever you can, even if it helps in saving one of these animals....

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This is me.... A Baby Seal..


Norway and Canada have a new kind of tourism. Killing baby seals!!!! They call it 'hunting' and it's a sport.....


You want to call this sport ?? Is he a sportsman???


Why??? What have we done to you???


You're our only hope !!!


Please make it stop. This barbarism shouldn't be possible in our society!!!!


Don't turn your back on us, we are so defenseless, we have no guns, please please help us..!!!


What gives him the right to kill us. Who is he to decide about our life and death ??


What kind of sport is this..?? I didn't harm anyone..!! I was just swimming around doing nothing, now I'm dead...!!!!!


Please help me and my friends...!!!


Please help us...!!


Please don't leave us alone...!!


After all....don't we have a right to live as much as you??