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6 Must-Know Qualities of Ants

Ant is a small insect with three pairs of legs.Ants can lift and carry more than three times their own weight.

Ants are known for its active, persistent,perseverance, diligentenergetichard-working, industrious and lively behavior.

Another notable point,Ants are thrift in nature.They very carefully manage their resources without wastage.

 1.Well-Organized : Ants live in large colonies(groups) and in each colony there will be three kind of ants-queens (reproductive emales), males, and workers (nonreproductive females) . Life in an ant colony is very organized. Each member has a job to do, from laying eggs,building nest to gathering food.

2.Unconditional Sharing : Ants share everything there collect.They never eat alone.

3.Well-Disciplined : Ants always march one after the other without  chaos, confusion or disorder.

4.Co-operation and Co-ordination:

Ant,insectAnts achieve success because of their unselfish nature and teamwork.From 100 million years ago, ants are still in existence only because of this great quality.They live and work unitedly with co-operation for the benefit of their colony and also co-ordinates their action with greater accuracy.Things to Ponder - Ants colony management is running successfully without a leader to lead.

5. Decision-Maker :

    Ants are good and quick decision-makers.They don't have leader or manager to instruct or assign work.Each ant know its work and they make their own timely decisions according to their situations to accomplish their task.

6.Good Planner : Ant collect and stores its food in summer in order to meet its winter needs.

True Inspirer - A Hero

First,I would like to thank Franklin Templeton Investments and IndiBlogger for giving me a chance to share my views on this big issue.

Profressor Suprio Dos have developed a Dispenser for Safe Drinking Water named "Zimba" which works without electricity.His idea  really stood out to me for being unique in its approach of providing safe drinking water in rural areas where poor water quality has been eating the lives of many people because of fatal illnesses such as Cholera, typhoid and Hepatitis A.  

Contamination of water is a major raising problem in many countries.The Safe water drinking innovation like "Zimba" is really a need of the hour to our Country(India) to enter the path of healthier world. 

I m GREATLY inspired about his thought of helping weaker sections.

Lesson learnt:

"Life is not developing and improving ourselves.Life is sharing what we have with others."

Profressor Suprio Dos could have devoted his time and skills to multiply his wealth and knowledge.But generously,he devoted his time for a social cause.

  Inventions and Innovations are not possible on my side like Professor.But I m not going to be weak and silent.

Remembering the Proverb,

"Little Drops of water make the Mighty Ocean",I m going to make my
  small contribution for this big cause by sharing his indeed amazing invention here.For more details about his Invention,click the below image.

 Franklin Templeton Investmentspartnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012.

Weekend Trip

Weekend Trip

Car -Maruti Suzuki Eeco

Companions(7 members) - spouse,two kids,my parents,my brother including me

Route : Villupuram-Pondicherry (NH66)-Auroville
Short distance road trip I prefer.Starting Time Morning 8 AM from Villupuram and plan is to return same day night before 9 pm or 8 pm.

 Starting point :Villupuram,


Places I have chosen for my trip : Auroville Matrimandir , Auroville beach, Boat house,Sri Prithyangara Devi temple( Pondicherry-Tindivanam route at about 5 kms from Pondicherry at a place called Morattandi).,Navagraha Temple(a km from the Prithyangara devi temple), Panchavady Panchmuga Anjaneya Temple

Navagraha Temple

Auroville Matrimandir
Auroville Matrimandir

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boat house,pondicherry
Boat house,Pondicherry
Essentials for Perfect and Memorable Road Trip

Points to remember - Safety,planning and must-have kit

1.Checking vehicle like air pressure,spare and fluids
2.Planning in before about route and places to visit , about restaurants
3.First aid box,eatables,water
4.Keep real map or GPS 
5.Camera to make our trip memorable,desired music playlist 
6.Torch light,knife,towels

Planned trip can reduce anxiety and also save our time and money.

Planned trips allows us to enjoy our trip without tension.

Such planned trips alone can be perfect and memorable. 

Say Happy Birthday in 25 Languages

  1. 生日快乐 (Sheng ri kuai le) - Chinese (Mandarin)
  2. Gelukkige verjaardag -  Dutch
  3. عيد ميلاد سعيد (Eed meelaad saeed) - Arabic
  4. Su gimimo dienos proga - Lithuanian
  5. Alles gute zum geburtstag - German
  6. С днем рождения (S dnem rozhdeniya) - Russian
  7. יום הולדת שמח (Yom huledet sameakh) - Hebrew
  8. Joyeux anniversaire - French
  9. Wszystkiego najlepszego w dniu urodzin - Polish
  10. La multi ani - Romanian
  11. जन्मदिन मुबारक हो (Janam din ki badhai / Janam din mubarak ho) - Hindi
  12. Pirannal aasamsakal - Malayalam
  13. Buon compleanno -  Italian
  14. ਜਨਮ ਦਿਨ ਮੁਬਾਰਕ। / جنم دِن مبارک (janam din mubārak) - Punjabi
  15. 誕生日おめでとう (Tanjoubi omedetou) - Japanese
  16. Feliz Aniversário - Spanish
  17. Doğumgünün kutlu olsun -Turkish
    Happy Birthday
  18. 생일 축하해 (Saeng-il chu-ka-hae) - In friendly language (to friend or younger person) / 생일 축하드려요 (Saeng-il chu-ka-d-ryeo-yo) - In polite language (to older person) -  Korean
  19. Parabéns / Feliz aniversário - Portuguese
  20. শুভ জন্মদিন (shubho jônmodin) - Bengali
  21. Selamat hari jadi / Selamat hari lahir - Malay
  22. Selamat ulang tahun - Indonesian
  23. இனிய பிறந்த நாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் - Tamil
  24. జన్మదిన శుభాకాంక్షలు / పుట్టినరోజు శుభాకాంక్షలు - Telugu
  25. Halala ngosuku lokuzalwa - Zulu

100 Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is good for health.

Physiological benefits:

1. It lowers oxygen consumption.
2. It decreases respiratory rate.
3. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
4. Increases exercise tolerance.
5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation.
6. Good for people with high blood pressure.
7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
8. Decreases muscle tension
9. Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.
10. Reduces Pre-menstrual Syndrome symptoms.
11. Helps in post-operative healing.
12. Enhances the immune system.
13. Reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress
14. Enhances energy, strength and vigor.
15. Helps with weight loss
16. Reduction of free radicals, less tissue damage
17. Higher skin resistance
18. Drop in cholesterol levels, lowers risk of cardiovascular disease.
19. Improved flow of air to the lungs resulting in easier breathing.
20. Decreases the aging process.
21. Higher levels of DHEAS (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
22. Prevented, slowed or controlled pain of chronic diseases
23. Makes you sweat less
24. Cure headaches & migraines
25. Greater Orderliness of Brain Functioning
26. Reduced Need for Medical Care
27. Less energy wasted
28. More inclined to sports, activities
29. Significant relief from asthma
30. Improved performance in athletic events
31. Normalizes to your ideal weight
32. Harmonizes our endocrine system
33. Relaxes our nervous system
34. Produce lasting beneficial changes in brain electrical activity
35. Helps cure infertility (the stresses of infertility can interfere with the release of hormones that regulate ovulation).


Psychological benefits:

36. Builds self-confidence.
37. Increases serotonin level, influences mood and behaviour.
38. Resolve phobias & fears
39. Helps control own thoughts
40. Helps with focus & concentration
41. Increase creativity
42. Increased brain wave coherence.
43. Improved learning ability and memory.
44. Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
45. Increased emotional stability.
46. Improved relationships
47. Mind ages at slower rate
48. Easier to remove bad habits
49. Develops intuition
50. Increased Productivity
51. Improved relations at home & at work
52. Able to see the larger picture in a given situation
53. Helps ignore petty issues
54. Increased ability to solve complex problems
55. Purifies your character
56. Develop will power
57. Greater communication between the two brain hemispheres
58. Respond more quickly and more effectively to a stressful event.
59. Increases ones perceptual ability and motor performance
60. Higher intelligence growth rate
61. Increased job satisfaction
62. Increase in the capacity for intimate contact with loved ones
63. Decrease in potential mental illness
64. Better, more sociable behaviour
65. Less aggressiveness
66. Helps in quitting smoking, alcohol addiction
67. Reduces need and dependency on drugs, pills & pharmaceuticals
68. Need less sleep to recover from sleep deprivation
69. Require less time to fall asleep, helps cure insomnia
70. Increases sense of responsibility
71. Reduces road rage
72. Decrease in restless thinking
73. Decreased tendency to worry
74. Increases listening skills and empathy
75. Helps make more accurate judgments
76. Greater tolerance
77. Gives composure to act in considered & constructive ways
78. Grows a stable, more balanced personality
79. Develops emotional maturity

Spiritual benefits:

80. Helps keep things in perspective
81. Provides peace of mind, happiness
82. Helps you discover your purpose in life
83. Increased self-actualization.
84. Increased compassion
85. Growing wisdom
86. Deeper understanding of yourself and others
87. Brings body, mind, and spirit in harmony
88. Deeper Level of spiritual relaxation
89. Increased acceptance of one self
90. Helps learn forgiveness
91. Changes attitude toward life
92. Creates a deeper relationship with your God
93. Increases the synchronicity in your life
94. Greater inner-directedness
95. Helps living in the present moment
96. Creates a widening, deepening capacity for love
97. Discovery of the power and consciousness beyond the ego
98. Experience an inner sense of Assurance or Knowingness
99. Experience a sense of Oneness
100. Leads to enlightenment

Top 12 Uses of Function Keys

1. F1 - Help and Support

While working in an application, depressing F1 key will open the help menu. If there is no open application,depressing F1 will open Windows Help 

2. F2 - Rename

  • Depress the F2 key to rename the selected file or folder
  • Alt + Ctrl + F2 opens a new document in MS Word 
  • Ctrl + F2 to open print preview in MS Word
3. F3 - Find

Depressing F3 key opens the search box 

  • To find files or folders in Windows
  • To search in an open document or web page
  • Shift + F3 toggles between  lower case and upper case for selected text on MS Word.
4. Alt+F4 - Close

Depressing  F4  key , 

  • Opens the address bar in Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer.
  • Repeat the last performed action in MS Excel.For e.g. if your last action was to insert a row, you can repeat the procedure by depressing F4 

Depressing Alt+ F4  key , 

  • Closes the current active window.
  • Opens the Shut Down dialog box,if there is no active window.
  • Repeat the last performed action in MS Excel.For e.g. if your last action was to insert a row, you can repeat the procedure by depressing F4 
5. F5 - Refresh

Depressing  F5  key ,

  • Refresh the screen
  • Refresh and reloads the web page in all browsers
  • Opens Find and Replace dialog box on MS Office programs
6. F6 

Depressing  F6  key will select the Address Bar in most Browsers.

7. F7 
  •  In MS word , depressing F7 key does spell and grammar check.
  •  In MS word , depressing Shift+F7 does Thesaurus check for a highlighted word.
  • Depressing F7 key  turns on/off Caret browsing in Mozilla Firefox."Caret Browsing"  feature  allows you to navigate a page just like a document in MS Word or any other word processing application.Further, You can also move the cursor between lines using arrow keys and can select the text or click on any link using your keyboard.
8. F8 - Starts Windows in safe mode

Depressing F8 key starts the Operating System in safe mode.
Top Uses of Function Keys

9. F9 

In MS Excel ,depressing CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.

10. F10

  • In Microsoft Windows depressing F10 Key activates the menu bar of an open application.
  • Depressing Shift + F10 ,opens the right click menu.
  • In MS Excel,CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
11. F11 -Full screen mode

Depressing F11 key  activates the full screen/kiosk mode on most browsers.

12. F12

  • Opens Firebug,an extension (add-on) for Mozilla Firefox which facilitates the debugging, editing, and monitoring of any website's CSSHTMLDOMXHR, and JavaScript
  • F12 - Open a new document in MS Word 
  • F12 + Ctrl + Shift to print in MS Word 
  • F12 + Shift to Save in MS Word 
  • F12 to open the Save As dialog box in MS Word 

32 Must-Know Computer Keyboard Symbols

32 Must-Know Computer Keyboard Symbols

AT symbol

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10 Curious English Facts

1. Syzygy the only English word with three Y's.The word is used to describe a rare astronomical event involving three heavenly bodies. A syzygy is the alignment of three celestial bodies in a straight line, commonly the Earth, the Sun and the Moon. 

2. Dreamt is the only word in regular English usage to end with -mt.

3. Tmesis in the only word in English language to begin with Tm- .Tmesis is the insertion of one or more words between the words that make up a compound phrase. For example: "what-so-ever" inserted in the middle of "whatever." 

4. Hydroxyzine is the only word in English with an x,y and z.
Hydroxyzine,a medication developed in the 1950s  helps you to calm  down, prevent sneezing, and impress you with unique linguistic qualities.

5."The" is the most frequently used word in English.

6.Typewriter is the longest English Word that can be typed with the letters only on the one row of a keyboard.
curious facts

7.The names of all the continents in English ends with the same letter that they start with.

8."Go" is the shortest complete sentence in the English Language.

9.Uncopyrightable and Dermatoglyphics are the longest English word containing no letter more than once.

10.Word that contains the five vowels (a, e, i, o,u) in the right order are

abstemious,facetious,arsenious,abstentious,acheilous,anemious,caesious, annelidous.

7 Commonly Confused Pairs

1.When something is imminent, it is destined to happen,or about to happen or likely to happen  
e.g.- "the imminent sunrise"
 -A storm is imminent.

Eminent can refer to a person of high rank or repute: "an eminent scientist," or anything towering or standing out above others; prominent: "an eminent peak."

 But when something is immanent, it  is inherent or inborn.
-"ambition is immanent in human nature"

An eminent scientist

2.Wreath - a circular garland of flowers or leaves, placed at a grave, or put on someone's shoulders or head after his/her victory etcWe put a wreath of flowers on her mother's grave.

Wreathe - to form into or take the form of a wreath by intertwining or twisting together
-smoke wreathed up to the ceiling
 -a face wreathed in smiles.

3.Faint (verb) to temporarily lose consciousness and the adjective faint means lacking in brightness.
 -felt faint for a moment.
 -a faint light in the gloom.

Feint:a pretended blow or attack or a deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose
 e.g. The boxer feinted with his left.

4.Stationarynot moving; standing still
e.g. the doctors said his condition was stationary

Stationery is writing paper or writing materials such as pens, envelopes, and ink. 

5.Tortuous:Not straightforward,Complex,full of twists and turns like a crooked path or a circuitous argument.
e.g. a tortuous road through the mountains.

Torturous:extremely painful

6. Insolateexpose to the rays of the sun or affect by exposure to the sun; "insolated paper may turn yellow and crumble"; "These herbs suffer when sunned"

Insulate:To prevent the passage of heat, electricity, or sound into or out of, especially by surrounding with a nonconducting material.
e.g.Rubber and plastic are used for insulating electric wires and cables.

7.Insure :To provide or arrange insurance for
e.g.Employers have to insure employees against accident.

Ensure : to make certain or sure; guarantee this victory will ensure his happiness

45 Most Popular Proverbs

1.a friend in need is a friend indeed

- a friend who helps you when you need help is a true friend

2.absence makes the heart grow fonder

- being away from someone makes you like him or her even more

3.actions speak louder than words

- what you do is more important than what you say

4.all is fair in love and war

- anything that you do in love or in war can be excused

5.all roads lead to Rome

- the same end or goal may be reached by many different ways

6.all that glitters is not gold

- many things that look attractive and valuable actually have no value at all

7.better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

- it is better to be the leader of a small group than a follower of a bigger one

8.bird in hand is worth two in the bush

- do not risk losing something that you have by trying to get something that is not certain

9.blind leading the blind

- someone who has little ability or knowledge but is trying to help or teach someone else

10.blood is thicker than water

- family ties are stronger than other relationships begins at home

- one should help one's family or close friends before helping other people

12.cleanliness is next to godliness

- being a clean person is next in importance in life to having good religious or moral values

13discretion is the better part of valor

- it is better to be careful and use discretion than to be too courageous and take unnecessary risks

14.cross a bridge when you come to it

- face a problem or challenge when you come to it or when it arises

15.don't count your chickens before they hatch

- do not assume that you will be successful until it actually happens as I say, not as I do

- follow someone's advice and not their actions

17.don't put all your eggs in one basket

- do not gamble and possibly lose your chance at success on one thing or by doing one thing because failure could mean losing everything

18.early to bed, early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise

- going to bed early is good for you

19.easy come, easy go

- something that you easily acquire may be easily spent or lost or wasted

20.empty vessels make the most noise

- people who are the least intelligent are often the loudest and talk the most

21.enough is as good as a feast

- what you have or have done should be satisfactory or enough

22.every cloud has a silver lining

- there is always something good in every problem or bad event

23.eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

- a crime or injury should be paid back equally
popular proverbs

24.first come, first served

- the person who comes first will have his turn first or be served something first

25.flattery will get you nowhere

- praise or flattery will not convince someone to do something that he or she does not want to do

26.good men are scarce

- A good man is hard to find.

27.good wine needs no bush

- Something good does not need to be advertised leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree

good things and bad things come from the same source

29.great minds think alike but fools seldom differ

It is often said as a joke when two people think of the same thing

30.grass is always greener on the other side

-means that other people always seem to be in a better situation than you, although they may not be

31.half a loaf is better than none

- having part of something is better than having nothing

32.Haste makes waste

One makes mistakes when being too hasty.

33.he who lives by the sword dies by the sword

- people who commit violent acts will encounter violence themselves

34.honesty is the best policy

- it is always best to be honest in everything that you do

35. Hope for the best but expect the worst

- You should have a positive attitude, but make sure you are ready for disaster. 

36.if at first you don't succeed try, try again

- if you are patient and persevere you will achieve your goal even if you do not succeed at first

37.ignorance is bliss

Not knowing is better than knowing and worrying.

38.It's never too late to mend

 It is never too late to apologize for something you have done or try to repair something you have done wrong.

39.It's no use crying over spilt milk.

 means you should not get upset about something bad that has happened that you cannot change

40.It's the early bird that gets the worm

- If you wake up and get to work early, you will succeed.

41.It's the squeaky gate that gets the grease

People who complain the most will get attention or what they want.

42.Jack of all trades, master of none

 a person that is competent with many skills but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one.

43.Knowledge is power

The more one knows, the more one will be able to control events.

44.kill two birds with one stone

- to accomplish two goals with one deed or action

45.Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

- meaning a large, successful organization or plan was very small or simple when it began

Funny English Jokes

"To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose."

"For a nosebleed: Put the nose much lower then the body until the heart stops."

"For fainting: Rub the person's chest or, if a lady, rub her arm above the hand instead. Or put the head between the knees of the nearest medical doctor."

"For dog bite: put the dog away for sevral days. If he has not recovered, then kill it."

"For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead."

"For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose untill it drops in your throat."

"To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow."

"Equator: A managerie lion running around the Earth through Africa."

"Germinate: To become a naturalized German."

"Liter: A nest of young puppies."

"Magnet: Something you find crawling all over a dead cat."

"Momentum: What you give a person when they are going away."

"Planet: A body of Earth surrounded by sky."

"Rhubarb: A kind of celery gone bloodshot."

"Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative."

"When you breath, you inspire. When you do not breath, you expire."

"H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water"

"To collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube"

"When you smell an oderless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide"
funny english jokes

"Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water."

"Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars."

"Blood flows down one leg and up the other."

"Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration."

"The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader."

"Artifical insemination is when the farmer does it to the cow instead of the bull."

"Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire."

"A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold."

"Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas."

"The body consists of three parts- the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowls, of which there are five - a, e, i, o, and u."

"The pistol of a flower is its only protections agenst insects."

"The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana."

"The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have ben taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to."

"A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors."

"The tides are a fight between the Earth and moon. All water tends towards the moon, because there is no water in the moon, and nature abhors a vacuum. I forget where the sun joins in this fight."

"A fossil is an extinct animal. The older it is, the more extinct it is."

"Clouds are high flying fogs."

"I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing."

"Clouds just keep circling the Earth around and around and around. There is not much else for them to do."

"Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does."

"Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water."

"We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won't drown when we breathe."

"Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail."

"Rain is saved up in cloud banks."

"In some rocks you can find the fossil footprints of fishes."

"Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dog's tongue will kill the strongest man."

"A blizzard is when it snows sideways."

"A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size."

"Queen Victoria was the longest queen. She sat on a thorn for 63 years."

"A monsoon is a French gentleman."

"Thunder is a rich source of loudness."

"Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound."

"It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places."

"The wind is like the air, only pushier."

"Talc is found on rocks and on babies."

"The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down."

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