Tuesday, 30 December 2014


Making New Year Resolutions is a common tradition practised all around the globe. New Year resolutions are where a person makes a promise to himself or herself to follow some act or break some habit throughout the entire year. But have you ever thought the reason behind promising something and carrying on with your resolutions? We suppose you don’t know, so here is the myth behind making such promises to God and to oneself at the start of the year. Long ago, the Babylonians promised to the Almighty that they would return all borrowed objects and pay off their debts. New Year Resolutions are nothing but promises that reflect one’s wrong deed and God offers forgiveness in exchange. In fact, New Year Resolutions came from Lenten sacrifice and the concept reflects self-improvement throughout the year.
There are great examples and a long list of to-do resolutions, but it seems as these are not followed regularly. We hear a lot of people saying, ‘Iss saal kum oily khana khaungavajan kam karunga, gymjaunga’ so on and so forth. But a majority of us break New Year Resolutions by the second week of January itself!
The most common reason behind breaking resolutions is that people over enthusiastically make such commitments but later on regret and break them, further blaming their work schedules, lack of confidence and much more. So better keep just one resolution at a time instead of too many, we suggest. This New Year’s Eve, we highlight some popular resolutions that are never fulfilled! Take a look:
1.  Lose Weight and Get Fit

This is one of the most common New Year resolutions, where people totally avoid consuming candies, cookies, sweets just to lose inches of weights. We see people joining gyms and other fitness club just to keep their resolutions going. But they hardly end up going to the gym even for the entire first month of the year.
2. Quit Smoking

Hmm, thinking of quitting smoking? Why think? Simply act on it. We hope you all know what smoke does to your body. Good luck to all those dedicated smokers and hope you quit it as soon as possible. This is another common New Year Resolution never kept!
3.  Reduce Stress

The people who worry a lot tend to make a New Year Resolution of having a stress-free year. Stress relief can help you be healthier and even happier, so better stop worrying and start enjoying life! But unfortunately, the New Year Resolution of stress is the first and the foremost thing that can break very easily.
4.  Spend Time with Family

People don’t usually get time for their family these days, so what can be really best than to reconnect with your family on this New Year? Plan an outing with family and kickstart your New Year with loads of fun. But the question is, will you be able to maintain this New Year Resolution throuhgout the year?
6. Quit Alcohol
Alcoholics often make a New Year Resolution of drinking less. But this type of  New Year Resolution hardly lasts for more than a few weeks! Consuming less alcohol or totally avoiding it is good for health and even your wallet. Why to keep on boozing simply for nothing? Instead, try health drinks.
7. Improve Finances

Often, people take an account of their finances in December, and since it’s not the end of the financial year, they make a New Year Resolution of making amends by March when the business year ends. There are a lot of people searching for an opportunity to manage their debts more effectively. Planning such stuff is a difficult task and people are not able to manage debts and save throughout the year.
8. Achieve Good Grades
Guilt-ridden students often take a pledge on New Year’s of achieving good grades in their exams and impressing their parents. Studying hard and achieving good grades can make your parents smile and forget all their stress. But this New Year Resolution is often broken by distracted students! But we would say, keep trying. All the best!
9. Volunteer for Social Causes

This is an uncommon New Year Resolution and is broken only when there is a lack of initiative. Let’s take a pledge of changing the mindset of people and making our planet a better place to live in. Volunteering can give you immense happiness and a bit of help offered to others doesn’t hurt.
10.  Self-Improvement

‘I will improve myself’ – this is a rather common New Year Resolution encompassing whatever you want to improve upon. This New Year, let’s try and change one self in a positive way. Stop being rude, childish, nasty, arrogant, selfish and instead try some good qualities like respecting others and being a good listener rather than speaker, and showing some maturity where required.
So, are you one of those resolution breakers, who certainly give up the next day, or will you keep your promises? Welcome the New Year with a new resolve, and wish you a very Happy New Year 2015!
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Thursday, 18 December 2014


Why do most Indian men have a habit of staring at women? To understand this national pastime at a more fundamental level, firstly we need to understand the concept of staring.

When does a person stare? Usually this starts very early in life, whenever we don't understand something, we tend to stare, as if staring would make things clearer. Since boys tend to have more ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) than girls, it follows that the boys tend to spend more time not understanding things and thus, staring. The habit starts building up to such a point that when the normal Indian male reaches his teens and his blood has more hormones than haemoglobin, he starts staring at these mystifying wonders of his world -- Women.
It's not as if all Indian men stare at women for the same reason. A fair percentage of men need to determine by visual vote whether a woman is cultured or not depending on the kind of clothes she wears, or rather how many pieces of clothing is she wearing. The men with an even more finely honed "culture barometer" try and reason out as to why is the woman wearing those particular clothes? The answer to all these baffling questions are being worked out whilst staring at women.
Another main cause of Indian men staring incessantly at women is "past life correlation and regression". Don't get scared, this phenomenon doesn't have anything to do with mathematics, it is purely the Indian male's need for correlating women to things that they are familiar with or understand.
Men afflicted with this malady are constantly trying to figure out which woman resembles which famous actress or current fantasy or whether they've seen the lady somewhere or not. All these life-changing queries involve a lot of staring on the Indian man's part. The women obviously don't have a clue as to why they are being subjected to a kind of X-ray vision Superman would have been proud of.
Some Indian men also have an underlying scholarly reason to account for their staring at women. They are the disguised Sherlocks in our societal scum, and their stares are not just simple lust-propelled hormonal imbalances in their nature, they don't call it staring but instead garb it in a more dignified term called "observing".
These "observers" of women try to deduce things about the objects of their miss-affections that would put to shame any detective we have ever heard of. These observations will include whether the woman is happy or not, whether she needs a man (read "observer") in her life or not, her moral character which miraculously becomes directly proportional to her physical attributes.
The National Society of Stare Gazers also have another complex formula for determining the moral fibre of a woman. The exact calculation of moral character of a woman being stared at is unique to every member but broadly speaking, it involves observing the skin being shown by the woman and multiplying it with the desperation of the staring party and squaring it with the distance till which she can be stared at.
These stare stars, or observers, or whatever we might like to call them, also believe in never letting any woman feel lonely. Their stares underline the essence of the Late MJ's hit single "You are not alone", and if their eyes could walk they would follow the fairer sex to every nook and cranny of the universe.
The views expressed above are purely my own and may not hold true for all Indian men, however, it is an issue which plagues or has plagued almost every woman in this blessed country of mine.
The reasons for staring may be numerous but the truth is that we unfortunately live in a sexually deprived and depraved society, largely helped along by stereotypes and to a certain extent Bollywood. I, for one, firmly believe that proper education, not just at school but also at home, on the TV, movies, etc. is the only way out of this stare-struck country of ours.

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Monday, 15 December 2014


You are a smoker. You know how harmful it is. Still, you can't stop smoking. If this sounds familiar, then here's a great opportunity to learn how to detoxify your lungs easily, in just 3 days.

1.  Two days before the process of detoxification, it is necessary to eliminate all dairy products from use. The body needs to get rid of toxins from the dairy products before the purification of the lungs.

2.  Before the first day of the regime, drink a cup of herbal tea before going to bed. It will release the    toxins from the intestines.The lungs must not be overloaded with difficult work of any other part of the body during the purification.

3.  Drain two lemons in 300ml of water before breakfast.

4.  Drink 300ml of grapefruit juice. If you do not like the taste, you can replace it with pineapple juice. These juices contain natural antioxidants that improve the breathing system.

5.  Drink 300ml of pure carrot juice between breakfast and lunch. Carrot juice helps you alkalize the blood during the three days of purification.

6.  You have to drink 400ml of juice rich in potassium during lunch. Potassium acts as a tonic for cleaning. Before going to bed make 400ml of cranberry juice. It will help in the fight against bacteria in the lungs that can cause infections.

7.  Take care of your body and do exercises.

8.  A warm bath of 20 minutes each day will allow the body through sweating to lose more toxins.

9.  Put 5 to 10 drops of eucalyptus in a bowl of boiling water. Stand over the dish and place a clean towel     over your head. Inhale the steam until it cools.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014


The Chinese Almanac, also known as the Tung Shu, is commonly known as the book of auspicious and inauspicious dates, but there is so much more to Tung Shu than that. This is a huge source of information relating to astrology, codes and symbols derived wise sages and philosophers of ancient China. In this issue, we bring to you the secrets from the almanac regarding moles on the face and what they mean depending on which part of your face they appear. 

First, check your face for any moles, and then look at the pic above to determine the number(s) that are closest to the moles on your face. As a rule, praying only hold meaning for you if they are prominent and they are the only one. If your face if full of spots, acne or "little" they say, they do not count. When you set that corresponds to the position of a mole on your face, look at the values listed numbers below.

Position 1 to 3: 

As a child, you are somewhat rebellious and a free spirit. You have an intane creativity and work best when you have a free hand. Generally, your superiors like your approach to life. If you have a mole here, you are much better in the business and be your own boss rather than working for someone else. What promises that you happen to be your own boss.

Position 4: 

You are an impulsive person, often acting with a brightness that gives you charisma and a sparkling personality, but you can be difficult when there are too many opinions. You tend to be quite controversial, but not to the extent of the offense. This mole tends to give you an explosive temper and if you decide to remove it, you will find yourself becoming calmer and more at peace with the world.

Position 5: 

Mole above the eyebrow indicates that there is wealth luck in your life, but you will need to work and earn more than most people. You must be carefully kept as there are people who are jealous of you who might try to sweet talk you into parting with wealth. Be wary of those who try to interest you in get-rich- quick schemes. If you have a mole here, it is advisable not too trusting of others. Follow your instincts and be cautious. And never allow other people to manage their finances.

Position 6: 

They say here indicates intelligence, creativity and skill as an artist. Your artistic talent can bring you wealth, fame and success. It also indicates wealth luck, but this can only be fully realized if you follow your heart rather than stick to conventional means of livelihood. Success will come if you are brave. 

Position 7: 

Moles under the eyebrows indicate arguments within the extended family that cause you grief and unhappiness. It will affect your work and livelihood. It is advisable to settle any differences you have with your relatives if you want peace of mind to move forward. 

Position 8: 

This is not a good position for a mole. Your financial position will constantly be under strain because of overspend. You also have a penchant for gambling. The only thing you have to know when to stop. At the same time, someone with a mole here has a tendency to flirt with the opposite sex, as well as with the same sex. It is better to be a little discerning where you exert your charms, or you might get into trouble. 

Position 9: 

This mole position suggests sexual and other problems. It is an unfortunate mole and you are well advised to get rid of it. It brings a series of disasters and a parade of problems.

Position 10:

 They say here right under the nose indicates excellent descendants luck. You are surrounded by family at all times and will have many children and grandchildren. You have a family to support you and will be both materially and emotionally fulfilled. 

Position 11:

 Moles here suggest a tendency to succumb to the disease. It's a good idea to have this mole removed especially if it is a large, dark mole. Otherwise, use a lot of groundwork to cover it. 

Position 12: 

They say here foretells a successful but also a very balanced life. You probably will not just rich, but famous as well. But although you have every opportunity to live the high life, you will have a satisfying home and family life as well. Women with moles here are particularly fortunate, and tend to be beautiful and glamorous as well. 

Position 13: 

Your children will be a big concern in your life. Your relationship with them is not good. There is nothing much you can do about it, except that, to learn some tolerance. 

Position 14: 

They say here implies vulnerability to food which can be a big problem in your life. You may be allergic to certain foods or you can simply eat too much. 

Position 15: 

You people are always on the move and constantly updating and redesigning your home. You want to get to know new things and see new places. You are not happy if you remain in one place for long. You enjoy travel and adventure, and have a very observant eye. 

Position 16:

 You have to be careful when it comes to food, as well as when it comes to your sex life. These are your two biggest problems. You tend to have weight issues which can make you depressed. You enjoy romance, sometimes with more than one person, but because you are a person with some morality, you will feel guilty, and it will cause you a lot of stress. 

Position 17: 

You will be someone of great social importance. You are active on the social scene. There is a tendency to become big headed about your success, which could lose you your good name. This will affect you deeply because you draw your confidence and self-esteem on what others think of you. 

Position 18:

 You are a person always on the move. There is a large foreign travel in your life, but you should take extra care each time you cross the great waters, as your mole prefers you to stay at home. 

Position 19: 

You have money luck and many good friends, so this is a good mole to have. Your weakness is that you tend to succumb to the charm of the opposite sex. In your life, this is what you could get in hot water, so cool your ardor. 

Position 20:

 They say here can be very lucky or very unlucky. If you have a mole here, you are destined either for extreme fame or infamy. You have a great talent for creativity and are also highly intelligent, but your talents can be used for both good and bad. You are not a man to be trifled with for you is no pushover and do not forgive and forget easily. This mole is a sign of someone who will go down in history as either a major or as a tyrant. 

Position 21:

 This is a good mole, as it suggests plenty to eat and drink throughout your life. This mole also brings fame and recognition. 

Position 22: 

Your life is always happy and things go smoothly for you. You could very well be a sports superstar if you have the passion for it. Moles at the end of eyebrows also suggest a person of authority and power, so if you are the CEO of the company, you will do very well. 

Position 23: 

You have a high IQ, and you are both brain smart and street smart. You have a highly developed survival instinct and lead a meaningful and long life. You will not be active until a very old age and will have friends and family around you till the very end. 

Position 24: 

You will achieve fame and fortune in your young age and you are advised to use this period to safeguard your old age, as people with moles here tend to harder life as they get older. 

Position 25: 

You will enjoy good prosperity and recognition luck, but be careful of excesses. Stay in your traditional attitudes and you will have a long and fruitful life. 

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