Urgent Hazard Advisory Issued

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A very high hazard advisory has been issued. It is likely to apply in all the major world metros such as New York, Detroit, Chicago, Princeton, London, Paris, Berlin, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Rome, Singapore etc. Be aware!

Below is the advisory -

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you get WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT!!! This virus will wipe out your private life entirely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.

Take two good friends to the nearest liquor store and purchase one or all of these three antidotes - Really Urgent Medicine (RUM), Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) or Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.

You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life. You are doomed!!!

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Awesome Time-Lapse Video of Annular Solar Eclipse

Were you one of the lucky few who got a chance to see the solar eclipse yesterday? Despair not if you couldn't. Here’s an incredible time-lapse video showing the celestial event in its full glory.

Created by amateur astrophotographer Cory Poole, a math and science teacher, the video gives a great overview of the entire eclipse from start to finish. Poole watched the event from Redding, California. This time-lapse video was made by stitching together 700 individual frames, taken through a solar telescope with a special filter that can see the sun’s chromosphere, an outer solar layer from which flares and prominences emerge.

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Beer Is Really Healthy - For You and Your Hair Too!

Beer drinkers have something to cheer about if a recent report is to be believed: The consumption of beer in moderate quantities (that means one to two glasses only!) could reduce the risk of heart disease.

The findings are based on a meta-analysis of several different studies conducted worldwide from over 200,000 people's drinking habits, conducted by Italy's Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura. It showed that moderate consumption of beer decreases drinkers' risk of heart disease by 31 per cent, just as much as moderate consumption of wine.

Non-Beer-drinkers, no need to despair. You can still take advantage of the goodness of beer by consuming it externally. Use beer as a conditioner for the good health of you hair. Yes, beer is good for your hair! Who knew?

Beer has phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and maltose which makes beer a natural hair care ingredient. Biotin in beer prevents hair loss and dandruff. Maltose strengthens the hair and with vitamin C it brings natural shine in the hair. Although it is debatable whether the corn, rice, or wheat protein in beer can actually deposit on your hair to form a strengthening film, there is no question that it makes hair seem thicker. This effect may be attributed to the proteins left on the hair fiber, though beer also seems to slightly swell the hair shaft.

Don't rush to dispose of your shampoo though; Beer alone isn't going to go ahead and replace shampoo or whatever else you may already use on your head. When experimenting with beer as a hair product, it is recommended to use traditional brewed beer made from hops to maximize nutrients and minimize chemicals.

I know, I know, let's get to the point of how you can consume (eh! apply) beer to get healthy good looking hair.

Here's the recipe:
Put some life back into flat hair with some flat beer. Before you get into the shower, mix 3 tablespoons beer in 1/2 cup warm water. Shampoo your hair as you normally would, rub in the solution, let it set for a couple of minutes, then rinse it off. After you shampoo your hair, rub in the solution, let it set for a couple of minutes, then rinse it off thoroughly. You may be so pleased by what you see, you’ll want to keep a six-pack in the bathroom. Tee hee hic!

Some more natural conditioners for hair

Raw Egg and Yogurt:
Before you get into the shower, mix half a cup of cold yogurt with 1 raw egg (york & all) - not the egg shell, silly! After you shampoo your hair, massage your scalp with the solution, let it set for a couple of minutes, then rinse it off. Rinse off well unless you want your hair to smell of eggs. Yummy!!

Is your hair dry and brittle? Try buttering it up for a luxuriant shine. Massage a small chunk of butter into your dry hair, cover it with a shower cap for 30 minutes, then shampoo and rinse thoroughly.

To give a natural shine to dry hair, use a quart of warm, unsweetened tea (freshly brewed or instant) as a final rinse after your regular shampoo.

For blond highlights worthy of the finest beauty salon, add 1/4 cup lemon juice to 3/4 cup water and rinse your hair with the mixture. Then sit in the sun until your hair dries. Lemon juice is a natural bleach. Don’t forget to put on plenty of sunscreen before you sit out in the sun. To maximize the effect, repeat once daily for up to a week.

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Air-Powered Car - Tata MiniCAT To Debut Soon

India based Tata Motors has said that it has tested two cars that can run on compressed air, and that the next step is setting up the manufacturing plants to actually build them.

News of Tata's air-powered "Mini CAT" car first surfaced way back in 2007. In 2007, Tata Motors signed a licensing deal with Motor Development International, a French design firm. The idea was to build a car that could run on compressed air. Now Tata says it has tested two cars with the engines. The next step is setting up the manufacturing plants to actually build them.

Here's the press release from Tata Motors -

MDI's air engine technology tested on Tata Motors vehicles
In January 2007, Tata Motors and Motor Development International (Luxembourg) signed a license agreement that enables Tata Motors to produce and sell compressed air cars using MDI technology in India. The agreement covered two phases of activity encompassing the technology transfer and proof of the technical concept in the first phase, and in the second phase completing detailed development of the compressed air engine into specific vehicle and stationary applications.

The first phase of this program - proof of the technical concept in Tata Motors vehicles - has now been successfully completed with the compressed air engine concept having been demonstrated in two Tata Motors vehicles.

In the second phase of the development, the two companies are working together to complete detailed development of the technology and required technical processes to industrialize a market ready product application over the coming years.

Compressed air engines aren't a new idea. The first models were proposed more than a century ago, and they were used in the mining industry for decades before electric motors became commonplace. Even now, compressed air powers all kinds of tools, notably the pneumatic impact wrenches in auto body shops.

A compressed air car engine works in a way similar to the internal combustion version: Fuel forces pistons to turn a crankshaft and power the car. The difference is that in a compressed air engine, the pistons are moved by air and not gasoline. Researchers in Sweden have experimented with single-cylinder engines of this type.

The only problem is power. Air compression alone only gets a car moving to about 30 to 35 miles per hour. So to supplement that, the car could take in more air as it moves faster, using an onboard air compressor. The air compressor could be electric or, more likely, gasoline-powered. But even that would reduce emissions a lot, since the gasoline engine wouldn't be running at lower speeds.

Range is also an issue. Like all vehicles, an air-powered car can drive only as far as the amount of fuel in its tank. And storing compressed air requires "fuel" tanks that are stronger than steel to contain the thousands of pounds per square inch necessary.

On the bright side, compressing air in such a tank is a lot less dangerous than natural gas or hydrogen. Then there is the issue of filling the car's tank -- most air compressors would take at least a couple of hours to do that.

Tata seems to be the only manufacturer that has committed to actually building an air-powered car. Honda unveiled an air-powered concept car in 2010, and a company called Zero Pollution Motors had promised to deliver one to the United States -- but that was two years ago. (The company's website domain is no longer in use.) If Tata is successful, it will go a long way toward reducing emissions in India -- and perhaps freeing cars from fossil fuels completely.

History of TATA Motors

Founded in 1945, today Tata Motors is India’s biggest automobile manufacturer.

The company was originally created to manufacture locomotives, but in 1954, working with Daimler-Benz AG (a relationship that ended in1969), it created its first commercial vehicle and has been doing so ever since. Since the first car rolled off the line in 1954, Tata has produced and sold over 6.5 million vehicles in India.

Headquartered in Mumbai, the company is ranked as eighteenth-largest motor vehicle manufacturer in the world according to volume, producing trucks, passenger cars, coach buses and vans. While they have five assembly and manufacturing plants in India, they also have plants in the United Kingdom, Argentina, Thailand and South Africa.

Tata Motors is in the process of expanding production into other areas of the world. The company took over Daewoo’s truck manufacturing unit in 2004 and gained controlling rights of bus and coach manufacturer Hispano Carrocera in 2005. But its most renowned acquisition was of top luxury brands Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008, purchased from Ford Motor Company for $2.3 billion. Tata is also the producer of the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano.

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Some Awesome Nostalgic Photos

Nostalgia, is defined at Dictionary.com, as "a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days." In short, the term nostalgia describes a yearning for the past.
The adjective is nostalgic.

So, now that we have the definition behind us, let's view some awesome pictures from the past.

15th August 1947, First News Paper of INDEPENDENT INDIA


An Awesome paint of Leonardo da Vinci

The front page of the April 16, 1912 evening edition of the Boston Globe, detailing the Titanic Disaster is shown

The Elephant Rock - 1858

Star Cinema ( now at Pakistan ) 1943

Shooting the MGM Lion logo in 1924

Incomplete Howrah bridge 1935

Howrah Bridge under construction... 1942

view of the hoogly river at 1880

Last time Netaji was arrested by British police

A rare one of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his wife Emilie Shenkl

Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) with his wife Kasturba Gandhi

the crown of India

The last train , Dhaka to Calcutta!!! Taken in 1947

British India and Afghanistan border - 1934

Gandhi-ji with Netaji 1932

Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhulabhai Desai, and Rajendra Prasad (Center) at the AICC Session, April 1939

Family of Indira Gandhi

July 1983 - Indira Gandhi felicitates Kapil Dev, captain of Indian cricket team

Asha, Mukesh , Lata , Kishore & Manna

awesome picture of RK, Dilip sahab and Dev Anand

Amitabh Bachchanji with his mom Teji Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan with her son Abhishek & daughter

C. V. Raman - The Great Indian Physicist
Sir Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman, FRS (7 November 1888 – 21 November 1970) was an Indian physicist. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930 for the discovery that when light traverses a transparent material, some of the light that is deflected changes in wavelength. This phenomenon is now called Raman scattering and is the result of the Raman effect

The original picture of Jhansi Rani Laxmi Bai. This picture has been taken by German photographer Hoffman 160 years ago

This was how the Taj Mahal was protected from bomber jets in 1942 during world war. It was covered with huge scaffold, to make it look like a stockpile of bamboo and misguide bombers. The covering is still incomplete in this photo. The whole of Taj Mahal was covered but this picture shows only the main dome covered. The govt. didn’t allow any photographers later to shoot the final scaffold cover.
During the India-Pakistan war in 1971, it was protected by covering it with a green cloth and making it almost invisible i.e. camouflaged within the greenery around it.
Even in 2001, after the Sep 11 attack, Archaeological Survey of India took up the precautionary measure to cover it with cloth and it took them more than 20 days to do that.

Stalin, Lenin and Trotsky

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